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June 27, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - June 28th, 2011

Gillian Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest, her first album in eight years, has been in constant rotation in my house for weeks, and is one of the year's strongest releases.

The music release list may be a little slim, but I can wholly recommend Handsome Furs' Sound Kapital, Jolie Holland's Pint of Blood, Mighty Clouds' self-titled album, and SBTRKT's self-titled release.

Two compilations stand out. Rave On Buddy Holly features a diverse group of performers (from Patti Smith to Cee Lo Green) covering Buddy Holly songs, and Red Hot + Rio 2 is a benefit tribute to the music and culture of Brazil, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting BrazilFoundation's AIDS-related projects.

The week's reissues are led by three remastered Kinks albums, Arthur, Face to Face, and Something Else all packaged 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 music releases:

13 & God: Own Your Ghost [vinyl]
Alicia Keys: Songs In A Minor - 10th Anniversary Edition (remastered)
Alice Cooper: Old School: 1964-1974 (box set)
Anti-G: Presents Kentje'sz Beatsz
Avi Buffalo: How Come
Betty Black: Slow Dance
Beyonce: 4
Black Crowes: Amorica (reissue) [vinyl]
Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker (reissue) [vinyl]
Black Vatican: Oceanic Feelin' [vinyl]
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Haggard Harper Bonnie [vinyl]
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: There Is No God
Buddy Guy: Buddy and the Juniors
Burn Halo: Up from the Ashes
Christopher Titus: Neverlution'
Com Truise: Galactic Melt
Curren$y: Weekend at Burnies
Dala: Girls From the North Country - Dala Live in Concert
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: It's A Corporate World [vinyl]
Dirty Three: Whatever You Love, You Are [playbutton]
DMA: Drem Beb
Dolly Parton: Better Day
The Echo-Friendly: Same Mistakes
Eddie Vedder: Longing to Belong [vinyl]
Eddie Vedder: Water on the Road [Blu-ray dvd]
Eilen Jewell: Queen of the Minor Key
The Fruit Tree Foundation: First Edition
Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest
Handsome Furs: Sound Kapital
Incredible String Band: Lost Broadcasts
Iron Maiden: From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010 [vinyl]
The Island of Misfit Toys: Bear Hair
John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Jolie Holland: Pint of Blood
Jonsi: Go Out EP [vinyl]
King Crimson: Scarcity of Miracles- a King Crimson Projekct: Deluxe Edition (CD & DVD)
King Louie's Missing Monuments: Painted White [vinyl]
The Kinks: Arthur (remastered with bonus CD)
The Kinks: Face to Face (remastered with bonus CD)
The Kinks: Something Else (remastered with bonus CD)
Machinedrum: Sacred Frequency [vinyl]
Marianne Faithfull: Horses & High Heels
Mighty Clouds: Mighty Clouds
The National: Cherry Tree (reissue) [vinyl]
Night Beats: Night Beats
Paperhead: Focus On The Looking Glass [vinyl]
Pat Metheny: What's It All About [vinyl]
Patrick Wolf: Lupercalia
Paul McCartney: Run Devil Run (reissue)
Queensryche: Dedicated To Chaos
Ramin Djawadi: Game of Thrones(soundtrack)
The Red Krayola: God Bless the Red Krayola (reissue)
The Red Krayola: Parable of Arable Land (reissue)
Richard Thompson: Live at the BBC (3-CD & DVD box set)
Riverside: Memories In My Head EP
Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant: Deluxe Edition
Shabazz Palaces: Black Up
Small Sur: Tones
Suede: Head Music: Deluxe Edition (remastered with bonus CD & DVD)
Taking Back Sunday: Taking Back Sunday
Thea Gilmore: John Wesley Harding
The Thing With Jim O'Rourke: Shinjuku Growl
Thievery Corporation: Culture of Fear
Twin Sister: Vampires with Dreaming Kids
Various Artists: Larry Crowne: Music From Motion Picture
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Kids World Party
Various Artists: Rave On Buddy Holly
Various Artists: Red Hot + Rio 2
Wax Museums: Eye Times
Wu-Tang: Legendary Weapons

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