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March 1, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (March 2, 2010)

The first week in March brings a relatively slim batch of new music releases.

If you are into soundtracks, Danny Elfman's score for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is out tomorrow, as well as Almost Alice, an album of songs inspired by the film from artists that range from Grace Potter to Robert Smith of the Cure.

Peter Gabriel releases a covers album, Scratch My Back, which includes his renditions of songs by the Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Neil Young, and others.

Japanther's Rock N Roll Ice Cream is another strong outing from the Brooklyn duo.

Of the albums I have already heard, I can also strongly recommend former Delgados singer Emma Pollock's The Law Of Large Numbers, Jaguar Love's Hologram Jams, Peasant's Shady Retreat, and The Ruby Suns' Fight Softly.

Shearwater's The Golden Archipelago is available on vinyl tomorrow, that's at the top of my shopping list.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Athlete: Black Swan
Benjy Davis Project: Lost Souls Like Us
Black 47: Bankers & Gangsters
Black Water Rising: Black Water Rising
Borknagar: Universal
Bradley: MountainTigerWolf
Bridges and Blinking Lights: Heroes, Guns & Snakes
Caitlin Rose: Dead Flowers
Citizen Cope: The Rainwater LP
Clogs: The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Danny Elfman: Alice in Wonderland (soundtrack)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
Dire Straits: Communique (vinyl reissue)
DJ Khaled: Victory
Editors: You Don't Know Love
Emma Pollock: The Law Of Large Numbers
Fela Kuti: London Scene / Shakara (reissues)
Fenn O'Berg: In Stereo
Flogging Molly: Live at the Greek Theater (2-CDs & DVD)
Frank Turner: Love Ire & Song (vinyl)
Gary Numan: Down in the Park: The Alternative Anthology
A Girl Called Eddy: A Girl Called Eddy (vinyl reissue)
Golden Triangle: Double Jointer (vinyl)
Great American Taxi: Reckless Habits
Groove Armada: Black Light
Guitar Shorty: Bare Knuckle
Holmes Brothers: Feed My Soul
Jaguar Love: Hologram Jams (vinyl)
Jamie Cullum: The Pursuit (vinyl)
Japanther: Rock N Roll Ice Cream (vinyl)
John Hiatt: The Open Road
The Library Is On Fire: Magic Windows, Magic Nights
Lifehouse: Smoke & Mirrors
Lightspeed Champion: Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You (vinyl)
Little Boots: Hands
Loscil: Endless Falls
Madonna: Revolver (vinyl)
Marley's Ghost: Ghost Town
Mastodon: Remission (vinyl)
Miles Davis: Live in Rome & Copenhagen 1969
Miles Davis: Warsaw Concert 1983
Overnight Lows: City of Rotten Eyes
Owen Pallett: Heartland
Peasant: Shady Retreat
Peter Gabriel: Scratch My Back (2-CD deluxe edition)
Polar Bear: Peepers
Portugal. The Man: American Ghetto
Rogue Wave: Permalight (vinyl)
The Ruby Suns: Fight Softly (vinyl)
Sarah Silverman: Songs Of The Sarah Silverman Program
Shearwater: The Golden Archipelago (vinyl)
Shooter Jennings: Black Ribbons
Strange Boys: Be Brave
Sun Ra: Space Is the Place (soundtrack) (2-LP vinyl reissue)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Nitetime Rainbows EP (vinyl)
The Texas Tornados: Esta Bueno
These New Puritans: Hidden
Twin Tigers: Gray Waves
Various Artists: Almost Alice
Various Artists: Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey
Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto
Various Artists: Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970's Nigeria (3-LP vinyl box set)
Various Artists: Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife: Afro Sounds & Niger=an Blues 1970-6 (vinyl)
Various Artists: Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert
A Weather: Everyday Balloons
Wendy & Lisa: Nurse Jackie - Season One Soundtrack
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Skeleton (vinyl)
Yellow Swans: Going Places
Yo-Yo Ma: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (soundtrack) (reissue)

also at Largehearted Boy:

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