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May 17, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 18, 2010

Band of Horses' Infinite Armsis one of 2010's most anticipated albums, and to my ears is the band's best effort yet.

The highly lauded (and rightly so) LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening is also on store shelves tomorrow, as is The Black Keys' Brothers.

Of the remaining new releases, I can definitely recommend Tracey Thorn's Love and its Opposite, The Sadies' Darker Circles, Pearly Gate Music's self-titled album, and Club 8's The People's Record.

Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies collects covers of children's songs by indie artists (Tanya Donelly, Dean & Britta, Jenny Owens Youngs and others). If your baby doesn't like that album, you can always spin Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Kanye West.

The biggest reissue of the week is the Rolling Stones' remastered Exile on Main St. album, with bonus tracks available on the deluxe editions. Other reissues worth noting are DEVO's New Traditionalists (remastered with bonus tracks), and The Jayhawks' self-titled release (known to fans as the Bunkhouse Album).

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Aluk Todolo: Finstrenis
Andre Williams: That's All I Need (vinyl)
Audra Mae: The Happiest Lamb (vinyl)
Band of Horses: Infinite Arms (vinyl) (vinyl & CD box set)
The Black Keys: Brothers (2-LP vinyl & CD)
Camera Obscura: Nights Are Cold (vinyl)
Cave: Pure Moods (vinyl)
Chin Chin: Sound of the Westway (vinyl)
Club 8: The People's Record
Crooked Still: Some Strange Country
Daniel Higgs: Say God (vinyl)
David Bazan: Live at Electrical Audio (vinyl)
The Depreciation Guild: Spirit Youth (vinyl)
DEVO: New Traditionalists (remastered with bonus tracks) (vinyl)
Duran Duran: Duran Duran (remastered 2-CD & DVD edition)
Duran Duran: Seven & the Ragged Tige (remastered 2-CD & DVD edition)
Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Come & Get It
Elisa Randazzo: Bruises & Butterflies
The Fall: Your Future Our Clutter (vinyl)
Gotan Project: Tango 3.0 (vinyl)
Grand Funk Railroad: We're an American Band (remastered)
Great Lake Swimmers: Legion Sessions
Harvey Milk: A Small Turn of Human Kindness
High Places: Can't Feel Born
Holy F**k: Latin (vinyl)
Holy Ghost!: Static on the Wire EP
Jamie Lidell: Compass (vinyl)
Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid
The Jayhawks: The Jayhawks (aka The Bunkhouse Album) (vinyl)
John Zorn: Dictee: Liber Novus
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Controversial Negro (reissue with bonus tracks)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry (reissue with bonus tracks)
Keepaway: Baby Style
Laurie Anderson: Only An Expert (vinyl)
LCD Soundsystem: Drunk Girls (vinyl)
LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
Locust: Peel Sessions
Madlib: Medicine Show No. 5 History Of The Loop Digga: 1990-2000 feat. CDP
Mary Gauthier: The Foundling
Massive Attack: Heligoland (3-LP vinyl & CD)
Melissa Ferrick: Enough About Me
Moby: Wait for Me. Remixes! (vinyl)
Modern English: Stop Start (reissue)
The Mommyheads: Flying Suit (reissue)
Nas and Damian Marley: Distant Relatives
Norman: Hay Hay Make A Wish And Turn Away
Ozric Tentacles: Erpland (remastered with bonus tracks & DVD)
Pearly Gate Music: Pearly Gate Music
Pete Francis: The Movie We Are in (vinyl)
Phil Ochs: Phil Ochs in Concert (reissue)
The Poison Control Center: Sad Sour Future (vinyl)
Pontiak: Living (vinyl)
Rangda: False Flag (vinyl)
The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St. (remastered) (vinyl) (2-CD edition) (2-CD, DVD, 2-LP super deluxe edition)
The Sadies: Darker Circles (vinyl)
Sarah Jaffe: Suburban Nature
Spoon: Kill the Moonlight (vinyl reissue)
Supremes: Meet the Supremes (remastered 2-CD edition with bonus tracks)
Susan Cowsill: Just Believe It (reissue)
Susan Cowsill: Lighthouse
Tracey Thorn: Love and its Opposite (vinyl)
Tunng: Sashimi (vinyl)
Various Artists: Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth
Various Artists: Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)
Various Artists: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
Various Artists: New World Man: A Tribute To Rush
Various Artists: Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents South Africa
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Kanye West
Various Artists: Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies
We Have Band: WHB (vinyl)
Willie Nelson: Rarities : Vol. One
Winter Hours: Winter Hours (remastered)
Wintersleep: New Inheritors
Woven Bones: In and Out and Back Again

also at Largehearted Boy:

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