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June 28, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - June 29, 2010

Wolf Parade's Expo 86 is one of the year's most highly anticipated indie rock releases, and one that will almost surely dominate year-end album lists (and rightfully so, this is as well-crafted an album as I have heard all year).

Delays' 2004 debut Faded Seaside Glamour was one of my favorite albums that year, and the band's new album Star Tiger Star Ariel is out on CD this week. I've been spinning it almost nonstop since picking up the mp3s last week, it's perfect summer music.

Other albums I have heard and can strongly recommend are Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin's I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years, Alasdair Roberts & Friends' Too Long In This Condition, Lissie's Catching a Tiger (which gets released in the UK this week), and Maps & Atlases' Perch Patchwork.

If you have children, two compilations might be worthwhile. Putumayo Kids Presents Rock & Roll Playground is yet another fine collection curated by Putumayo, and you can put the little one to bed with Sleepytime Tunes: Lullaby Tribute to Tom Petty.

Cocteau Twins' 4-LP vinyl Box Set 1 and XTC's mammoth 13-disc vinyl Apple Venus 7" Box Set are the week's key reissues, along with a 2-LP vinyl edition of Cap'n Jazz's Analphabetapolothology.

What new releases are you picking up this week? Have I left anything noteworthy off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

!!!: AM/FM/the Hammer [vinyl]
3Oh!3: Streets Of Gold [mp3]
Adam Franklin and the Bolts of Melody: I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years [mp3]
Alasdair Roberts & Friends: Too Long In This Condition [mp3] [vinyl]
Alejandro Escovedo: Street Songs of Love [mp3]
Blue Six: Noesis [mp3]
Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same [vinyl & dvd]
Brock Enright & Kirsten Deirup: Torben [vinyl]
Cap'n Jazz: Analphabetapolothology (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Cocteau Twins: Box Set 1 [4-LP vinyl box set]
Cocteau Twins: Treasure [vinyl remaster]
Cold Cave: Life Magazine Remixes (vinyl)
Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles 2 [vinyl]
Dandy Warhols: Best of the Capitol Years: 1995-2007
Delays: Star Tiger Star Ariel [mp3]
Delphic: Acolyte [mp3]
Dwele: Wants World Women [mp3]
Emarosa: Emarosa [mp3]
Grip Weeds: Strange Change Machine [mp3]
Hamper McBee: The Good Old-Fashioned Way [vinyl]
Health: USA Boys [vinyl]
Hey Marseilles: To Travels & Trunks [mp3] [vinyl]
Howard Shore: Twilight Saga: Eclipse the Score [mp3]
Indigo Girls: Staring Down the Brilliant Dream [mp3]
Jackie Greene: Till The Light Comes [mp3]
Jackson 5: Live at the Forum [mp3]
Jandek: Portland Thursday [dvd]
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix [mp3]
Jimmy Webb: Just Across the River [mp3]
John Fogerty: Centerfield (25th Anniversary Edition) (remastered with bonus tracks) [mp3]
John Zorn: Goddess: Music for the Ancient of Days [mp3]
Katzenjammer: Le Pop [mp3]
Lissie: Catching a Tiger
The Main Street Gospel: Love Will Have Her Revenge [mp3]
Maps & Atlases: Perch Patchwork [mp3] [vinyl]
Oasis: Time Flies...1994-2009 (Limited Edition 3 CD/1 DVD Box Set)
Optimo: Fabric 52
Peter Case: Wig! [mp3] [vinyl]
Pulled Apart By Horses: Pulled Apart By Horses
Rush - Beyond the Lighted Stage [dvd]
Scissor Sisters: Fire with Fire [vinyl]
Scissor Sisters: Night Work [mp3]
Semi Precious Weapons: You Love You [mp3]
Spiritualized: Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space / Let It Come Down [2-LP vinyl reissue]
Steel Train: Steel Train [mp3]
Suckers: Wild Smile [vinyl]
To Rococo Rot Speculation [mp3] [vinyl]
Tom petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo [2-LP vinyl]
Various Artists: Putumayo Kids Presents Rock & Roll Playground
Various Artists: Sleepytime Tunes: Lullaby Tribute to Tom Petty [mp3]
Various Artists: Tiny Idols, Vol. 3
Velvet Underground & Nico: Velvet Underground & Nico [vinyl reissue]
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Retina [vinyl]
Wolf Parade: Expo 86 [mp3] [vinyl]
XTC: Apple Venus 7" Box Set (13-disc vinyl reissue)

also at Largehearted Boy:

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