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October 25, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - October 26, 2010

As the end of the year draws near, the music release lists may be slowly getting shorter, but there is still quality music being released. Warpaint's The Fool has been in the rotation weeks at my house, and is almost a lock to end up on my favorite albums of 2010 list.

Other releases already sent my way that I can strongly recommend include Andrew Bird's instrumental album Useless Creatures (previously only available with the deluxe edition of his 2009 album Noble Beast), Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans' Falcon Lake Incident, Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band's Anda Jaleo, and Pomegranates' One of Us.

Alan Moore's Unearthing is an intriguing 3-CD, 3-LP box set from the legendary comics writer which includes contributions by Mike Patton, Zach Hill, and others.

The Superions' Destination: Christmas is bound to be one of the year's most fun holiday records.

If you have children, either Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam, Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded by Michael Jackson, or the more traditional children's album Kids by Keller Williams might interest you.

Reissues this week are led by the 17-CD Apple Records Box Set, which collects 14 remastered albums by Badfinger, Billy Preston, and others. Other reissues out this week include remastered editions of Carl Wilson's second solo album Youngblood and The Fall's Unutterable (which comes with a CD of bonus material).

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:

39 Stripes: Beyond Broken
Alan Moore: Unearthing (3-CD, 3-LP box set)
Andrew Bird: Useless Creatures
Anne Sofie Von Otter & Brad Mehldau: Love Songs
Apparat: DJ-Kicks
Atlantic & Pacific: Meet Your New Love
Avey Tare: Down There
Barbara Morgenstern: Fan No. 2
Breathe Owl Breathe: Magic Central
Brian McBride: The Effective Disconnect
Bryan Ferry: Olympia
Buddy Guy: Living Proof
Carl Wilson: Youngblood (remastered with a bonus track)
A Classic Education: Hey There Stranger
Clinic: Bubblegum [vinyl]
Coliseum: Goddamage (remastered) [vinyl]
The Crocodiles: Sleep Forever [vinyl]
Crowded House: The Very Very Best Of Crowded House
Crystal Stilts: Shake the Shackles [vinyl]
Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts: Risk
Darryl Jenifer: In Search of Black Judas
Deluka: You Are the Night
Diamond Rings: Special Affections
Dixie Chicks: The Essential Dixie Chicks
Elizabeth & the Catapult: Other Side of Zero
Excepter: Late [vinyl]
The Fall: Unutterable (remastered with bonus disc)
Fergus & Geronimo: Never Satisfied b/w Turning Blue [vinyl]
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Acoustic Sessions
Ghostland Observatory: Codename: Rondo
Giant Sand: Valley of Rain (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron: It's Your World (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron: Real Eyes (reissue)
Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner
Gospel Claws: C-L-A-W-S
Grouper: Hold/Sick [vinyl]
Hans Zimmer: Inception (Music From The Motion Picture) [vinyl]
The Highwaymen: The Essential Highwaymen
Howard Fishman: The World Will Be Different
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans: Falcon Lake Incident
Joan of Arc: Meaningful Work [vinyl]
John Zorn: What Thou Wilt
Johnny Clegg: Human
Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band: Anda Jaleo
Juliette Commagere: Procession
K.C. Accidental: Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub & Anthems for the Could've Bin Pills (reissue)
Keller Williams: Kids
Kisses: Heart of the Nightlife
Kort (Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell): Invariable Heartache
Lauren Pritchard: Wasted in Jackson
Legendary Pink Dots: French Collection
Low: Christmas (reissue) [vinyl]
Madlib: Medicine Show No. 10: Black Soul
Marc Bolan & T. Rex: Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972-77 (8-CD box set)
Mike Farris: The Night The Cumberland Came Alive EP
Monster Magnet: Mastermind
Muddy Waters: Hard Again (reissue) [vinyl]
Mulatu Astatke: Timeless
Nick Cave: Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus (reissue)
Octopus Project: Hexadecagon
Ooooo: Ooooo [vinyl]
The Orb and David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres [vinyl]
Paleo: A View of the Sky
Panico: Kick
Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea
Pepper Rabbit: Beauregard
The Phantom Band: The Wants
Phil Wilson: I Own It [vinyl]
Pissed Jeans: Sam Kinison Woman b/w The L Word [vinyl]
Pomegranates: One of Us
Pop. 1280: The Grid [vinyl]
Prefab Sprout: Let's Change The World with Music
PT Walkley: Nice Guy Johnny (soundtrack)
Quinn Marston: Can You Hear Me See Me Now?
Rachel's: Music for Egon Schiele (reissue) [vinyl]
Rachel's: The Sea and the Bells (reissue) [vinyl]
R.E.M.: Live From Austin, TX [dvd]
Sarah Kirkland Snider: Penelope
Scissor Sisters: Invisible Light
Seeland: How to Live
Slough Feg: Animal Spirits
Small Black: New Chain
Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Sun City Girls: Funeral Mariachi
The Superions: Destination: Christmas
Systems Officer: Underslept (reissue) [vinyl]
Telekinesis: Parallel Seismic Conspiracies
Timmy's Organism: Rise of the Green Gorilla
Various Artists: Apple Records Box Set (17-CD box set)
Various Artists: Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records
Various Artists: Country Strong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: The Imus Ranch Record II
Various Artists: Listen to the Banned
Various Artists: Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam
Various Artists: Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded by Michael Jackson
Various Artists: Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bryan Ferry
Various Artists: Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
Various Artists: We Were So Turned on: Tribute to David Bowie [vinyl]
Various Artists: Winter's Bone: Songs from the Motion Picture
The War on Drugs: Future Weather
Warpaint: The Fool
William Ryan Fritch: Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Honey & Bile [vinyl]
Wolf & Cub: Science & Sorcery
Wooden Wand: Death Seat

also at Largehearted Boy:

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