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March 21, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 22nd, 2011

The Strokes' much anticipated fourth album Angles is in stores tomorrow.

The week's slim release list isn't lacking in quality. From what has already come my way, I can definitely recommend Acid House Kings' Music Sounds Better With You, Baby Dee's Regifted Light, former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins' Losing Sheep, Keren Ann's 101, Laura Jansen's Bells, Richard Ashcroft's first album in four years United Nations of Sound, the UK edition of The Unthanks' Last (which gets a US release in April), and singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons' Gold in the Shadow.

Three other releases piqued my interest this week for various reasons. The Pet Shop Boys' The Most Incredible Thing is their score for a ballet, Soundgarden: Live On I-5 is a collection of live tracks from the band's 2010 reunion tour, and fpr classical music lovers, Jascha Heifetz collects 104 discs (103 CDs and one DVD) of the legendary violinist's performances.

The reissue highlight of the week is a vinyl edition of Seu Jorge's debut album, Carolina.

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:

Acid House Kings: Music Sounds Better With You
Adventure: Lesser Known
Algodón Egipcio: La Lucha Constante
Baby Dee: Regifted Light
Belong: Common Era
Bing Ji Ling: Shadow to Shine
Boat: Dress Like Your Idols
Crosby & Nash: Another Stoney Evening (reissue) [vinyl]
Dead Kennedys: Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (reissue) [vinyl]
Deep Dark Robot: 8 Songs About a Girl
Defeater: Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
Diplo: Riddimentary
Ed Askew: Imperfection [vinyl]
Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now
Edwyn Collins: Losing Sheep
Eldridge Rodriguez: You Are Released
Ellen Allien: Dust Remixes
Eulogies: Tear the Fences Down
Gary Higgins: Dream a While Back
Gay Beast: To Smithereens
Green Day: Awesome As F**k
Howlin' Wolf: The Howlin Wolf Album (reissue)
James Blake: James Blake
Jascha Heifetz: Jascha Heifetz (104-disc box set)
Jennifer Hudson: I Remember Me
Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl
Ke$ha: I Am The Dance Commander + I Command You To Dance:The Remix Album
Keren Ann: 101
Laura Jansen: Bells
Leverage Models: Interim Deliverable
The Lonely Forest: Arrows
Maggie Bjorklund: Coming Home
Mike Seeger and Peggy Seeger: Fly Down Little Bird
Panic! at the Disco: Vices & Virtues
Parenthetical Girls: Privilege, Pt. III: Mend & Make Do
Peace: My Face
Pet Shop Boys: The Most Incredible Thing: Original Score
Primal Scream: Screamadelica: 20th Anniversary Limited Collection (7-disc CD & vinyl box set)
Rainbow: Down to Earth (remastered with bonus CD)
The Residents - Randy's Ghost Stories [dvd]
Richard Ashcroft: United Nations of Sound
Ringo Deathstarr: Colour Trip [vinyl]
The Sandwitches: Mrs. Jones' Cookies
Seu Jorge: Carolina (reissue) [vinyl]
Solomon Burke & De Dijk: Hold On Tight
Soundgarden: Live On I-5
Soundgarden: Telephantasm: A Retrospective (remastered) [vinyl]
The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Golden Greats No. 1
The Strokes: Angles
The Sway Machinery: The House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1
The Unthanks: Last
The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From the Vaccines
Van Der Graaf Generator: Grounding in Numbers
Various Artists: Essential Guide to Colombian Music
Various Artists: John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown: Music From My Hood (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Piano Tribute to Queen
Various Artists: Sucker Punch (soundtrack)
William Fitzsimmons: Gold in the Shadow
Yellowcard: When You're Through Thinking Say Yes

also at Largehearted Boy:

weekly CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)
2010 Online "Best Of" Music Lists