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March 28, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 29th, 2011

A big week for music releases brings new albums by the Mountain Goats, Britney Spears, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and even the Human League.

The Mountain Goats' All Eternals Deck is in stores tomorrow, and is yet another example of John Darnielle's lyrical mastery (and why I consider him to be the most talented singer-songwriter in America today).

Radiohead's King of Limbs sees its CD release tomorrow. Other new albums I can strongly recommend include Broken Bells' Meyrin Fields EP, Erland & The Carnival's Nightingale, Generationals' Actor-Caster, Obits' Moody, Standard and Poor, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Belong, and Those Darlins' Screws Get Loose.

The Human League has a new album out this week, Credo.

If you are looking for an introduction to jazz, Smothsonian Folkways' 6-CD box set Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology is a great place to start.

Reissues this week include remastered editions of Pearl Jam's Vitalogy and Vs. (both with bonus tracks), Pete Yorn's Musicforthemorningafter, which includes a CD of live bonus material, and four remastered Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds albums, each with a DVD audio 5.1 stereo disc.

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:

Aiden: Disguises
Alcoholic Faith Mission: And The Running With Insanity EP
All Tiny Creatures: Harbors
Amon Amarth: Surtur Rising
Amy Speace: Land Like a Bird
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: Tao of the Dead [vinyl]
Apache Dropout: Apache Dropout
Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Dinga: Suara Naga
AWOLNATION: Megalithic Symphony
Aztec Camera: Walk Out to Winter: The Best of
Band of Heathens: Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
Bibio: Mind Bokeh
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Live in London [vinyl]
The Books: Lost and Safe (remastered)
The Boxer Rebellion: The Cold Still
Brian Eno: Music for Airports: Live
Britney Spears: Femme Fatale
Broken Bells: Meyrin Fields EP
Buck 65: 20 Odd Years
Burial: Street Halo
Chalk Circle: Reflection
Chris Forsyth: Paranoid Cat
Circle Pit: Slave [vinyl]
Deadmau5: 4 x 4 = 12 [vinyl]
Derek and the Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (reissue with bonus CD)
Dow Jones and the Industrials: Can't Stand the Midwest (reissue) [vinyl]
Emery: We Do What We Want
Erland & The Carnival: Nightingale
Five Eight: Your God Is Dead To Me Now
A Flock of Seagulls: A Flock of Seagulls (reissue)
Generationals: Actor-Caster
George Jones: Mr. Country & Western Music (reissue)
Goes Cube: In Tides & Drifts
Gridlink: Orphan
The Haunted: Unseen
Heidi Spencer: Under Streetlight Glow
Hezekiah Jones: Have You Seen Our New Fort?
Holly Golightly: The Good Things (reissue) [vinyl]
Human League: Credo
Hunx & His Punx: Too Young to Be in Love
Infinitirock: Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Primordial Recollection
Innerpartysystem: Never Be Content
Josh T Pearson: The Last of the Country Gentleman
Ladytron: Best of Ladytron: 00-10
Leb Laze: Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Troubled Machinery
Los Lonely Boys: Rockpango
Marcia Ball: Roadside Attractions
Matt Duke: One Day Die
Michael Hurley: Have Moicy! (reissue) [vinyl]
Moon Duo: Mazes
The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck
My Cousin, The Emperor: The Subway EPs, Vol. 1: Prospect Park West
My Cousin, The Emperor: The Subway EPs, Vol. 2: Broadway-Lafayette
Naked on the Vague: Twelve Dark Noons EP
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Boatman's Call (remastered with bonus DVD audio disc)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Let Love In (remastered with bonus DVD audio disc)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads (remastered with bonus DVD audio disc)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: No More Shall We Part (remastered with bonus DVD audio disc)
Obits: Moody, Standard and Poor
Okkervil River: Wake & Be Fine [vinyl]
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Belong
Pearl Jam: Vitalogy (Deluxe Edition) (remastered with bonus tracks)
Pearl Jam: vs. (Deluxe Edition) (remastered with bonus tracks)
Pearl Jam: vs. & Vitalogy 3 CD Deluxe Edition (Featuring Live At The Orpheum, Boston MA)
Pete Yorn: Musicforthemorningafter (10th Anniversary Edition) (remastered with bonus live CD)
Peter Bjorn and John: Gimme Some
Radiohead: King of Limbs
Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin [dvd]
Royal Bangs: Flux Outside
Sarandon: Age of Reason
Secret Cities: Strange Hearts
Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary
The Sounds: Something To Die For
Southeast Engine: Canary
Spectre Folk: Blackest Medicine Vol. 2 [vinyl]
Steve Earle: Live at Montreux 2005 (reissue)
Those Darlins: Screws Get Loose
Toro y Moi / Cloud Nothings: Split 7" [vinyl]
True Widow: As High As the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth
Useless Eaters: Cheap Talk: The Singles
UV Race: Homo
The Vaccines: If You Wanna
Various Artists: Fania Records 1964-1980: Original Sound
Various Artists: Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (6-CD box set)
Various Artists: Mad Men: A Musical Companion
Various Artists: The Music Never Stopped - Music From The Motion Picture
Various Artists: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years (remastered)
Various Artists: Sin-Atra
Various Artists: Take Me Home Tonight (soundtrack)
Wagon Christ: Toomorrow
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Here We Go Again
Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers
Yelle: Safari Disco Club
Zoobombs: La Vie En Jupon

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