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September 7, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (September 8th 2009)

The big music news this week comes from the Beatles, with the release of a 17-CD box set of remastered albums along with 14 individual albums, not to mention Tuesday's release of The Beatles: Rock Band for your music videogaming pleasure.

Two bands return from lengthy hiatuses to release possibly their greatest albums yet, Polvo with In Prism and Prefab Sprout with Let's Change the World With Music.

I can definitely also recommend Vivian Girls' sophomore album Everything Goes Wrong Damon & Naomi's compilation The Sub Pop Years, HEALTH's Get Color, Taken By Trees' East of Eden, and the new release I am most excited about, Visqueen's Message To Garcia.

Apart from the remastered Beatles box set and individual albums, there are several other quality reissues. The Stone Roses' seminal self-titled debut album's 20th anniversary edition sees its stateside release tomorrow in several editions, including a 3-CD 3-LP 1-DVD limited collector's edition. Two Feelies albums (Crazy Rhythms, The Good Earth) are reissued on CD, as is The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About (complete with bonus DVD).

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

AIDS Wolf: Dustin' off the Sphynx
Anders Parker: Skyscraper Crow
Bat for Lashes: Two Suns (2-CD 1-DVD deluxe edition)
The Beatles: Abbey Road (remastered)
The Beatles: Beatles For Sale (remastered)
The Beatles: The Beatles Stereo Box Set (17-CD box set of remastered albums)
The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (remastered)
The Beatles: Help! (remastered)
The Beatles: Let It Be (remastered)
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (remastered)
The Beatles: Past Masters (remastered)
The Beatles: Please Please Me (remastered)
The Beatles: Revolver (remastered)
The Beatles: Rubber Soul (remastered)
The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (remastered)
The Beatles: The White Album (remastered)
The Beatles: With The Beatles (remastered)
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (remastered)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway (vinyl)
Bitfrost Arts: Come O Spirit!
Blk Jks: After Robots (vinyl)
Bobby Conn: Bobby Conn (reissue)
Boys Like Girls: Love Drunk
The Breeders: Pod (vinyl reissue)
Brown Recluse Sings: Soft Skin (vinyl)
Bruce Springsteen: The Interview Sessions
Circulatory System: Signal Morning
The Clean: Mister Pop
The Cribs: Ignore the Ignorant
Damon & Naomi: The Sub Pop Years
Dot Allison: Room 7 1/2
Eddy Current Suppression Ring: Eddy Current Supression Ring (reissue)
Erasure: Erasure Club EP
The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms (reissue)
The Feelies: The Good Earth (reissue)
A Fine Frenzy: Bomb in a Birdcage
Frank Turner: Poetry of the Deed
The Fray: Never Say Never
Friendly Fires: Friendly Fires (2-CD edition)
Future of Forestry: Travel II
The Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About (reissue with bonus DVD)
Girlyman: Everything's Easy
Gossip: Heavy Cross
Hatcham Social: You Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the Soil (vinyl)
HEALTH: Get Color (vinyl)
Howie Day: Sound the Alarm
J. Tillman: Year in the Kingdom
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Seven Moons Live
Jane Wiedlin: Jane Wiedlin (reissue)
Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 (3-CD collector's edition)
Jeb Loy Nichols: Strange Faith and Practice
Jeremy Jay: Breaking The Ice (vinyl)
Jim O'Rourke: The Visitor
Joey Casio: Debtor's Prism b/w Artists in Time (vinyl)
John Mayall: Transatlantic Blues
Juan McLean: Happy House (Lazaro Casanova Remix) (vinyl)
Juan McLean: Happy House (VHS Or Beta Remix) (vinyl)
Juliette Lewis: Terra Incognita (vinyl)
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Miss Smith To You!
Lusine: A Certain Distance
Magic Kids: Hey Boy
Marc Almond & Alexei Fedorov: Orpheus in Exile Songs of Vadim Kozin
Maserati: Passages
Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement (CD & vinyl single)
MC5: Thunder Express (vinyl reissue)
Mika: We Are Golden
Mindy Smith: Stupid Love (vinyl)
Monotonix: Where Were You When It Happened? (vinyl)
Nadja & Black Boned Angel: Nadja & Black Boned Angel (vinyl)
Noah and the Whale: The First Days of Spring (CD & DVD)
Nudge: As Good As Gone
The Octopus Project: One Ten Hundred Thousand Million (vinyl reissue)
Os Mutantes: Haih
Phish: Joy
Polar Bear Club: Chasing Hamburg (vinyl)
Polvo: In Prism (vinyl)
Prefab Sprout: Let's Change the World With Music
The Proclaimers: Notes & Rhymes
Raekwon: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
Rick Danko: Live at Dylan's Cafe, Washington D.C., December 1987
Rick Danko & Richard Manuel: Live at O'Toole's Tavern, Scranton, PA, December 1985
Rodrigo y Gabriela: 11:11
The Roots: How I Got Over (vinyl)
Shannon Stephens: The Breadwinner
Sondre Lerche: Heartbeat Radio
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers: The Bear (vinyl)
The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses (remastered with bonus tracks) (2-CD 1-DVD deluxe edition) (3-CD 3-LP 1-DVD limited collector's edition) (2-LP vinyl edition)
Taken By Trees: East of Eden (vinyl)
Thea Gilmore: Recorded Delivery
Thelonious Monk: Monk (reissue)
They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science (CD & DVD)
U2: I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Various Artists: Mercury Prize 2009
Various Artists: Mr. Mark Twain: The Musical
Various Artists: Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 2 - With Your Host Bob Dylan
Visqueen: Message To Garcia
Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong (vinyl)
Vladislav Delay: Tummaa (vinyl)
Wild Beasts: Two Dancers (vinyl)
Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs (vinyl)

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)