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October 11, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - October 12, 2010

The new Sufjan Stevens album, The Age of Adz is out tomorrow in a week filled with wonderful releases.

The long awaited Antony and the Johnsons' Swanlights and Belle and Sebastian's Write About Love are also in stores this week, and I can also strongly recommend The Black Heart Procession's Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit, Cheyenne Marie Mize's Before Lately, Nels Cline's Dirty Baby, and the Salteens' Grey Eyes.

Christmas releases from the Indigo Girls, Brian Setzer Orchestra, James Brown, Katharine McPhee, and Shelby Lynne, along with Putumayo Presents: World Christmas Party should put you in the holiday mood.

A relatively slow week for reissues brings three Syd Barrett solo albums (Barrett,
Madcap Laughs, and Opel, all remastered with bonus tracks) and two remastered Duran Duran albums (Big Thing and Notorious, each with a CD of bonus material and a live DVD). Three Carissa's Wierd albums are also being reissued on vinyl, Songs About Leaving, Ugly But Honest, You Should Be at Home Here.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

All That Remains: For We Are Many
Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights [mp3] [vinyl]
Badly Drawn Boy: It's What I'm Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes [mp3]
Banjo or Freakout: Way Slow Volume One [mp3]
Beach Fossils: Face It / Distance [mp3]
Belle and Sebastian: Write About Love [mp3] [vinyl]
Belleruche: 270 Stories
Benoit Pioulard: Lasted [mp3]
The Black: Sun In the Day Moon At Night [mp3]
The Black Heart Procession: Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit [mp3] [vinyl]
Blank Dogs: Land and Fixed [mp3]
Blue Water White Death: Blue Water White Death [mp3]
Bob Dylan: Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan 1980's
Brandi Emma: Photographic Memory [mp3]
Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Comes Alive! [mp3]
Callers: Life of Love [mp3] [vinyl]
Carissa's Weird: Songs About Leaving (reissue) [vinyl] [mp3]
Carissa's Weird: Ugly But Honest (reissue) [vinyl]
Carissa's Weird: You Should Be at Home Here (reissue) [vinyl]
Carl Barat: Carl Barat
Cheyenne Marie Mize: Before Lately [mp3]
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The New Bye & Bye
Cloud Nothings: Turning On [mp3]
Crystal Fighters: Star of Love
Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks: Crazy for Christmas [mp3]
Dar Williams: Many Great Companions [mp3]
Dead C: Patience [mp3] [vinyl]
The December People: Rattle and Humbug [mp3]
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom: Track 5 [vinyl]
Die Antwoord: $O$ [mp3]
Dimmu Borgir: Abrahadabra [mp3]
Doug Paisley: Constant Companion [mp3] [vinyl & mp3]
Duran Duran: Big Thing (remastered with bonus CD & live DVD)
Duran Duran: Notorious (remastered with bonus CD & live DVD)
El Guincho: Pop Negro [vinyl]
Envy: Recitation [mp3] [vinyl]
Esben and the Witch: Marching Song [mp3]
Exit Calm: Don't Look Down EP
Exit Calm: Exit Calm [mp3]
The Foreign Exchange: Authenticity [mp3]
Fox in the Henhouse: Fox in the Henhouse [mp3]
Franz Nicolay: Luck & Courage [mp3]
The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange
Friendly Fires: Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck
Ghostface Killah: Supreme Clientele [vinyl]
Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner [vinyl] [mp3]
Great Lakes: Ways of Escape [mp3]
The Growlers: Hot Tropics [mp3]
Hauschka: Foreign Landscapes [mp3]
Heart: Little Queen (reissue) [vinyl]
Holy Sons: Survivalist Tales [mp3]
Hot Panda: How Come I'm Dead [vinyl]
How to Dress Well: Love Remains [vinyl]
Idlewild: Post Electric Blues [mp3]
Indigo Girls: Holly Happy Days [mp3]
Interpol: Interpol (2-LP reissue) [vinyl]
J. Tillman: Singing Ax [vinyl]
James Apollo: Til Your Feet Bleed [mp3]
James Brown: The Complete James Brown Christmas [mp3]
The Jazz Passengers: Reunited
Joshua Radin: The Rock and the Tide [mp3] [vinyl]
Katharine McPhee: Christmas Is The Time...(To Say I Love You) [mp3]
Kelley Stoltz: To Dreamers
Lil Wayne: I Am Not A Human Being [mp3]
Lovers: Dark Light [mp3]
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl: Record Collection [vinyl]
Maserati: Pyramid of the Moon [vinyl]
Meat Beat Manifesto: Answers Come in Dreams
Moondoggies: Tidelands [mp3] [vinyl]
Mutemath: Armistice Live (cd & dvd)
Nels Cline: Dirty Baby [mp3]
Old 97's: The Grand Theatre Volume One [mp3]
Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Collection [mp3]
The Orb featuring David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres [mp3]
Peter Gordon: The Love of Life Orchestra [mp3]
The Postelles: The Postelles [vinyl]
Purling Hiss: Public Service Announcement [mp3]
Railroad Earth: Railroad Earth
Real Estate: Out of Tune [mp3]
Salem: King Night [vinyl]
Salteens: Grey Eyes [mp3]
Scattered Trees: Four Days Straight [mp3]
The Secret Sisters: The Secret Sisters
Shawn Mullins: Light You Up [mp3]
Shelby Lynne: Merry Christmas
Silje Nes: Opticks [mp3]
Simian Mobile Disco: Is Fixed [mp3]
Sister Hazel: Heartland Highway [mp3]
Slayer: The Vinyl Conflict (10-LP box set) [vinyl]
Starf**ker: Julius [vinyl & mp3]
Steve Roach: Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces 2 [mp3]
Styrofoam: Disco Synthesizers & Daily Tranquilizers [mp3]
Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz [mp3]
Sunset: Loveshines but The Moon Is Shining Too [mp3] [vinyl]
Suuns: Zeroes QC [mp3] [vinyl]
Suzanne Vega: Close-Up 2: People & Places
Syd Barrett: Barrett (remastered with bonus tracks)
Syd Barrett: Madcap Laughs (remastered with bonus tracks)
Syd Barrett: Opel (remastered with bonus tracks)
Ten Million Lights: Ten Million Lights [mp3]
Toadies: Feeler [vinyl]
Tom Ze: Studies of Tom Ze: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (4-disc box set) [vinyl]
Trapt: No Apologies [mp3]
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: The Social Network (soundtrack) [mp3]
Trevor Morris: The Tudors: Season 4 (soundtrack) [mp3]
Valencia: Dancing With a Ghost
Various Artists: Blackheart Christmas [mp3]
Various Artists: CTI Records - The Cool Revolution (4-cd box set) (remastered)
Various Artists: Hey Beach Girls! Female Surf 'N' Drag 1961-1966
Various Artists: How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
Various Artists: Mostly Ghostly: More Horror for Halloween
Various Artists: Music Heard On The Hit Series Mad Men
Various Artists: Now That's What I Call Christmas 4 [mp3]
Various Artists: The Roots of Chicha 2 [mp3]
Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bollywood (Second Edition) (cd & dvd)
Various Artists: The Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack [mp3]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: World Christmas Party
Violent Kin: Velvet Hideout [mp3]
Whitey Morgan and The 78's: Whitey Morgan and The 78's [mp3] [vinyl]
Wilson Phillips: Christmas in Harmony [mp3]
Wolf People Steeple [mp3] [vinyl]
Young Man: Boy [mp3] [vinyl]
Zola Jesus: Valusia EP [mp3] [vinyl]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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