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October 19, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (October 20th, 2009)

This week may provide the greatest variety of music releases all year. From Sufjan Stevens' debut classical work, The BQE to Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard's collaborative effort One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur to Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks, the week's release list is filled with variety.

The week is deep in quality releases, from what I have already heard I can strongly recommend The Atlas Sound's Logos, Doveman's The Conformist, El Perro Del Mar's Love Is Not Pop, Espers' III, Maps' Turning the Mind, Richmond Fontaine's Winnemucca, and especially Bear in Heaven's Beast Rest Forth Mouth.

For the more literary-minded, Paul Bowles' Baptism Of Solitude, a collection of Bowles' readings set to ambient landscapes by Bill Laswell, has been reissued on CD.

A remastered edition of Pylon's indie classic Chomp arrives this week with bonus tracks. Other reissues of note include two remastered Bauhaus albums, In the Flat Field (remastered with bonus CD) and Mask (each with a disc of bonus material) and the Get Up Kids' Four Minute Mile and Red Letter Day/Woodson.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

1990s: Cookies (reissue)
7 Worlds Collide: The Sun Came Out (vinyl)
Akron/Family: River (vinyl)
Alasdair Roberts: The Wyrd Meme EP (vinyl)
Alec Ounsworth: Mo Beauty
Andrew Bird: The Swimming Hour (2-LP vinyl reissue)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Fruit
Atlas Sound: Logos (vinyl)
Bauhaus: In the Flat Field (remastered with bonus CD)
Bauhaus: Mask (remastered with bonus CD)
Bear in Heaven: Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Black Heart Procession: Six (vinyl)
Cage the Elephant: Cage the Elephant
Cartel: Cycles
Chll Pll: Aggressively Humble (vinyl)
Clare & the Reasons: Arrow
Converge: Axe to Fall
Dark Meat: Truce Opium (vinyl)
Dead Man's Bones: Dead Man's Bones (vinyl)
The Del Lords: Lovers Who Wander (remastered with bonus tracks)
Do Make Say Think: Other Truths (vinyl)
Dolly Parton: Dolly (4-CD box set)
Doveman: The Conformist
Editors: In This Light & On This Evening
El Perro Del Mar: Love Is Not Pop (vinyl)
Electric Six: Kill
Elvis Perkins in Dearland: The Doomsday EP (vinyl)
Espers: III
Excepter: Black Beach (vinyl)
The Fall: Vol. 2 - Rebellious Jukebox
Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President (2-CDs & DVD)
Finn Riggins: Vs. Wilderness
Flight of the Conchords: I Told You I Was Freaky (vinyl)
Former Ghosts: Fleurs
F**k Buttons: Tarot Sport (vinyl)
Garage A Trois: Power Patriot
Get Back Guinozzi!: Carpet Madness
Get Up Kids: Four Minute Mile (remastered)
Get Up Kids: Red Letter Day/Woodson (remastered)
Gov't Mule: By A Thread
Heavy Trash: Midnight Soul Serenade (vinyl)
Hem: Twelfth Night (soundtrack)
Islands: Vapours (vinyl)
Jane Wiedlin: Jane Wiedlin (reissue)
Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard: One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur (vinyl & DVD) (CD & DVD)
Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 (vinyl)
Jello Biafra: The Audacity of Hype
Jesu: Opiate Sun (vinyl)
Jon & Roy: Another Noon
Jonsi & Alex: Riceboy Sleeps (2-LP vinyl)
King Crimson: Red (remastered with bonus DVD)
Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependance (vinyl)
Kris Kristofferson: Closer To The Bone (vinyl)
Leonard Cohen: Live At The Isle of Wight (CD & DVD) (Blu-ray DVD) (2-LP vinyl)
Lissy Trullie: Self-Taught Learner (vinyl)
Little Dragon: Machine Dreams (vinyl)
Loreena McKennitt: A Mediterranean Odyssey
Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts (remastered)
Lou Reed: New Sensations (remastered)
Lyle Lovett: Natural Forces
Madonna: Celebration (remixes) (vinyl)
Majeure: Timespan (vinyl)
Maps: Turning the Mind
Michael Jackson: Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite (vinyl)
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Summer of Fear
Mother Hips: Pacific Dust (vinyl)
Naam: Naam
Nouvelle Vague: 3 (vinyl)
Old Canes: Feral Harmonic (vinyl)
OOIOO: Armonico Hewa (vinyl)
Parlour Steps: The Hidden Names
Paul Bowles: Baptism Of Solitude (reissue)
Pelican: What We All Come to Need
Peter Bradley Adams: Traces
Placebo: Ashtray Heart
Pylon: Chomp (remastered with bonus tracks)
Radio Slave: Fabric 48
Rain Machine: Rain Machine (vinyl)
Richard Youngs: Under Stellar Stream
Richmond Fontaine: Winnemucca
RJD2: 2002-2010 (4-LP vinyl box set)
Robert Francis: Before Nightfall
Rosanne Cash: The List (vinyl)
Roxy Music: More Than This - The Story of Roxy Music (dvd)
Russian Circles: Geneva
Sam Bush: Circles Around Me
Shackleton: Three EPs
Shrinebuilder: Shrinebuilder (vinyl)
The Slits: Trapped Animal (vinyl)
Snow Patrol: Late Night Tales
Spiral Stairs: The Real Free
Star F**king Hipsters: Never Rest in Peace (vinyl)
The String Cheese Incident: Trick or Treat: Best of the String Cheese Incident
Sufjan Stevens: The BQE (vinyl)
Tickley Feather: Hors d'Oeuvres (vinyl)
Train: Save Me San Francisco
U.S.E: Loveworld
Various Artists: A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (reissue)
Various Artists: Dillanthology, Vol. 3
Various Artists: Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues - Piedmont Textile Workers On Record: Gaston County, North Carolina, 1927-1931
Various Artists: Saw 6 (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Three Score & Ten - A Voice To The People (7-CD box set)
Various Artists: A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks - Things About Comin' My Way
Various Artists: Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome
The Veils: Nux Vomica (reissue)
Via Tania: Moon Sweet Moon
Weird Al Yankovic: The Essential Weird Al Yankovic
White Denim: Fits (vinyl)
White Rainbow: New Clouds
Wolfmother: New Moon Rising: The Remixes
Yo-Yo Ma: Yo-Yo Ma: 30 Years Outside the Box (90-CD box set)
Young Marble Giants: Live At The Hurrah (vinyl)

also at Largehearted Boy:

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