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December 21, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (December 22nd, 2009)

Among the handful of releases the week of Christmas, most notable are a couple of reissues and rarities collections.

Wondermints' Kaleidoscopin': Exploring Prisms of the Past and Public Image Ltd's Plastic Box are both rarities compilations worth checking out, and if you don't already have PiL's Metal Box, I strongly recommend it.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list? What music are you giving as gifts this year?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Animal Collective: Fall Be Kind EP (vinyl)
Ash: F (vinyl)
Blur: All the People (2-CD)
Bryan Ferry: Best of Bryan Ferry (Deluxe Edition) (CD & DVD)
Love: Love Lost (vinyl)
Madonna: Celebration (4-LP vinyl)
Mazzy Star: She Hangs Brightly (vinyl reissue)
Metallica: Orgullo, Passion Y Gloria (2-CD 2-DVD box set)
Public Image Ltd: Metal Box (Vinyl Replica Edition) (remastered 3-CD box set)
Public Image Ltd: Plastic Box (4-CD box set)
Rain Parade: Crashing Dream (reissue)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Live Anthology (UK 9-disc box set)
Various Artists: Blue Note Highlights Collectors Box (8-CD box set)
Various Artists: Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Various Artists: The Twilight Saga: New Moon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2-LP vinyl)
Wondermints: Kaleidoscopin': Exploring Prisms of the Past

also at Largehearted Boy:

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