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September 13, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - September 14, 2010

The first big music release week since spring brings a great variety of new albums.

Lost fans will see a familiar face on Weezer's new album, Hurley, and can also pick up the final season's soundtrack.

There are so many albums worth recommending this week, these are my personal favorites: Azure Ray's reunion album Drawing Down the Moon, Blonde Redhead's Penny Sparkle, The Drums' self-titled disc, Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues, Megafaun's Hertofore, The Vaselines' Sex With an X, and, of course, Superchunk's Majesty Shredding.

Add to the list Of Montreal's False Priest and Mavis Staples' You Are Not Alone (produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy), and you truly have a remarkable release week.

Vinyl editions from Sonic Youth (Bad Moon Rising, Sister) and the Stooges (Fun House, The Stooges) are the week's reissue highlights, along with a CD of Alex Chilton's first solo album, Like Flies on Sherbert.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Aids Wolf: March To the Sea [mp3] [vinyl]
Alex Chilton: Like Flies on Sherbert (reissue)
Altar Eagle: Mechanical Gardens [vinyl]
Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes [mp3]
Azure Ray: Drawing Down the Moon [mp3] [vinyl]
The Bad Plus: Never Stop [mp3] [vinyl]
Bill Hicks: The Essential Collection (2-CD & 2-DVD box set)
The Black Angels: Phosphene Dream [mp3] [vinyl]
Black Mountain: Wilderness Heart [mp3] [vinyl]
Blonde Redhead: Penny Sparkle [mp3] [vinyl]
Brandon Flowers: Flamingo [mp3] [vinyl]
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set [vinyl]
Buke & Gass: Riposte [mp3]
The Chapin Sisters: Two [mp3]
The Charlatans UK: Who We Touch [mp3]
Chilly Gonzalez: Ivory Tower [mp3]
Chocolate Genius Incorporated: Swansongs [mp3]
Chromeo: Business Casual [mp3] [vinyl]
Cloud Cult: Light Chasers [mp3]
Crocodiles: Sleep Forever [mp3]
Deftones: White Pony [vinyl]
Dominant Legs: Young at Love and Life [vinyl]
DOOM: Expektoration [mp3]
The Drums: The Drums [mp3] [vinyl]
Dungen: Skit I Allt [mp3]
El Guincho: Pop Negro [mp3]
Electric Sunset: Electric Sunset [mp3] [vinyl]
Elf Power: Elf Power [mp3] [vinyl]
Eluvium: Leaves Eclipse the Light EP [mp3]
Fela Kuti: Opposite People & Sorrow Tears & Blood (reissue)
Fela Kuti: Shuffering & Shmiling & No Agreement (reissue)
Fela Kuti: Stalemate & Fear Not for Man (reissue)
Fela Kuti: Upside Down & Music of Many Colours (reissue)
Fela Kuti: VIP & Authority Stealing (reissue)
Frazey Ford: Obadiah [vinyl]
Fleshtomnes: Hexbreaker!/Speed Connection: Live in (reissue)
F**ked Up: Year of the Ox [vinyl] [mp3]
Gorillaz: Plastic Beach [vinyl]
Grinderman: Grinderman 2 [mp3] [vinyl]
Hot Chip: Remix EP [vinyl]
Infantree: Would Work [mp3] [vinyl]
Islaja: Keraaminen Paa [mp3] [vinyl]
J. Tillman: Singing Ax [mp3]
James: The Morning After The Night Before [mp3]
Jen Wood: Finds You in Love [mp3]
Junip: Fields [mp3] [vinyl]
Justin Townes Earle: Harlem River Blues [mp3] [vinyl]
Kate Bush: Sensual World (reissue) [vinyl]
Kim Richey: Wreck Your Wheels [mp3]
Leonard Cohen: Songs From The Road [cd & dvd] [Blu-ray dvd] [vinyl]
Les Savy Fav: Root for Ruin [mp3] [vinyl]
Linkin Park: A Thousand Suns [mp3]
Lonely Drifter Karen: Fall of Spring [mp3]
Majeure: Timespan (reissue) [mp3] [vinyl]
Major Organ & The Adding Machine: Major Organ & The Adding Machine [mp3]
Mavis Staples: You Are Not Alone [mp3] [vinyl]
Max Richter: Infra [vinyl]
Megafaun: Hertofore [mp3] [vinyl]
Mice Parade: What It Means to Be Left-Handed [mp3] [vinyl]
Michael Giacchino: Lost: The Final Season (soundtrack)
Michelle Branch: Everything Comes and Goes [mp3]
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition
The Murdocks: The Distortionist [mp3]
Nirvana: Insesticide (reissue) [vinyl]
Oceansize: Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up [mp3]
Of Montreal: False Priest [mp3] [2-LP vinyl & mp3]
Olof Arnalds: Crazy Car
Olof Arnalds: Innundir Skinni [mp3]
Porcupine Tree: Recordings (reissue)
Prince Rama: Shadow Temple [mp3] [vinyl]
The Replacements: Don't Tell A Soul (reissue) [vinyl]
Robert Plant: Band of Joy[mp3]
Rodriguez: Cold Fact (reissue) [vinyl]
Sara Radle: Four [mp3]
Sarah Jaffe: Suburban Nature [vinyl]
Screaming Females: Castle Talk [mp3] [vinyl]
Sonic Youth: Bad Moon Rising (reissue) [vinyl]
Sonic Youth: Sister (reissue) [vinyl]
Steve Reich: Double Sextet/2x5 [mp3]
The Stooges: Fun House (remastered) [vinyl]
The Stooges: The Stooges (remastered) [vinyl]
Superchunk: Majesty Shredding [mp3] [vinyl]
Superpitcher: Kilimanjaro [mp3] [vinyl]
Tamaryn: The Waves [mp3]
Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque (reissue) [vinyl]
Teengirl Fantasy: 7AM [mp3]
Those Darlins & Funstix: Night Jogger B/W Funstix Party [vinyl]
Tim Kasher: Cold Love [vinyl]
Tori Amos: Live From the Artists Den [dvd]
Trey Anastasio: Tab at the Tab
Underworld: Barking [mp3] [vinyl]
Valient Thorr: Stranger [mp3] [vinyl]
Various Artists: 35!!! Years - Bear Family Records (3-CD box set)
Various Artists: Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Yoga
Various Artists: The Scottsboro Boys (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Seussical the Musical
Various Artists: String Tribute to Iron Maiden [mp3]
Various Artists: Wish I'd Kept A Scrapbook: A Tribute to Tullycraft [mp3]
The Vaselines: Sex With an X [mp3] [vinyl]
The Walkmen: Lisbon [mp3] [vinyl]
Weezer: Hurley [mp3] [vinyl]
Weird Weeds: Help Me Name Melody [vinyl & cd]
Your Youth: Aloha [mp3]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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