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May 2, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 3rd, 2011

Two hotly awaited albums are at the top of this week's music release list, Fleet Foxes's sophomore album Helplessness Blues and the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, and both are worth picking up.

Among this week's other releases, I can also strongly recommend Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys's Hotel Shampoo (which finally gets a U.S. release), Mick Harvey's Sketches From the Book of the Dead, Priscilla Ahn's When You Grow Up, and Small Sins' Pot Calls Kettle Black.

I will definitely be buying Morrissey's Very Best of, if only for the DVD.

Reissues this week are led by two box sets, Loudon Wainwright III's 5-disc 40 Odd Years and Kate & Anna McGarrigle's 3-CD Tell My Sister.

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:

1990's: (My Baby's) Double Espresso
31 Knots: Trump Harm
Amanda Shires: Carrying Lightning
Architecture in Helsinki: Moment Bends
Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
Birds of Avalon: Birds of Avalon [vinyl]
Blind Boys of Alabama: Take The High Road
Brandi Carlile: Live at Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony
Cheeseburger: Another Big Night Down the Drain
Crass: Christ the Album (remastered with bonus CD)
Dave Depper: The Ram Project
Des Ark: Don't Rock the Boat, Sink the Boat
Det Vackra Livet: Det Vackra Livet
Donnacha Dennehy: Gra agus Bas
Dredg: Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
The Dwarves: Born Again Deluxe Edition
The Fall: Marshall Suite (remastered)
Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues
The Fling: When The Madhouses Appear
Franz Ferdinand: Covers EP
Galactic: The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans
Gruff Rhys: Hotel Shampoo
Incredible String Band: Big Huge (reissue) [vinyl]
James Pants: James Pants
John Mayall: Howlin' At The Moon
The Jolly Boys: Great Expectation
Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Tell My Sister (3-CD box set)
Lee Perry: Return of Sound System Scratch
Lou Reed: Walk On The Wild Side - Recorded Live! New York 1972
Loudon Wainwright III: 40 Odd Years (4-CD & DVD box set)
Mick Harvey: Sketches From the Book of the Dead
Morrissey: Very Best of (CD & DVD)
Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up
Pulseprogramming: Charade is Gold
Pygmy Lush: Old Friends
R.E.M.: The Lowdown
Rush: Moving Pictures (Deluxe Edition) (CD & Blu-ray DVD)
Sade: The Ultimate Collection
Skeletons: People
The Slits: The John Peel Sessions
Small Sins: Pot Calls Kettle Black
Sounds Under Radio: Where My Communist Heart Meets My Capitalist Mind
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Vandervelde: More Than You Can Feel
Various Artists: The Bullet Records Story (3-CD box set)
Various Artists: Exotic Beatles 4: Plastic Soul
Various Artists: Fast Five (soundtrack)
Various Artists: INXS: Original Sin
Various Artists: No Future: A Tribute To The Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Damned
Various Artists: Piano Tribute to Arcade Fire
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Jazz
The Wave Pictures: Beer in the Breakers

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