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August 8, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 9, 2011

Jay-Z & Kanye West's collaboration Watch the Throne is the week's marquee release. I am also looking forward to hearing Neil Young's Live On Air/The Lost Tapes, which collects six previously unreleased live tracks.

From what I have already heard, I can definitely recommend Army Navy's The Last Place, The Horrors' Skying, Pepper Rabbit's Red Velvet Snowball, and Scattered Trees' Sympathy.

Vinyl reissues make up the bulk of this week's music release list, including three by Belle & Sebastian (The Boy with the Arab Strap, If You're Feeling Sinister, Tigermilk), two each by Cat Power (Jukebox, The Covers Record) and Yo La Tengo (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, Painful), plus several others.

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:

Against Me!: White Crosses
Anni Rossi: Heavy Meadow
Army Navy: The Last Place
Barenaked Ladies: Snack Time
Belle & Sebastian: The Boy with the Arab Strap (reissue) [vinyl]
Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister (reissue) [vinyl]
Belle & Sebastian: Tigermilk (reissue) [vinyl]
The Birthday Massacre: Imaginary Monsters
Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (reissue) [vinyl]
Black Sabbath: Vol. 4 (reissue) [vinyl]
Brad Mehldau: Largo
Cat Power: The Covers Record (reissue) [vinyl]
Cat Power: Jukebox (reissue) [vinyl]
Cerebral Ballzy: Cerebral Ballzy [vinyl]
DOM: Family of Love EP
Eyes Set to Kill: White Lotus
Georges Delerue: Music from the Films of Francois Truffaut (reissue)
Guided By Voices: Alien Lanes (reissue) [vinyl]
The Horrors: Skying
Iggy Pop: I Used to Be a Stooge But Now I'm a Real Wild Child
The Irrepressibles: Mirror Mirror
Iwrestledabearonce: Ruining It for Everybody [vinyl]
Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch the Throne
Jefferson Starship: Red Octopus (reissue) [vinyl]
Jill Scott: The Light of the Sun [vinyl]
Kites With Lights: Cosmonauts
Leon Russell: Live in Japan
Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose (reissue) [vinyl]
Marc Maron: This Has to Be Funny
Meat Puppets: Up on the Sun (reissue) [vinyl]
Michael Ian Black: Very Famous
Michael Schenker: By Invitation Only
Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy (remastered)
The Motels: Apocalypso
Neil Young: Live On Air/The Lost Tapes
The New Mastersounds: Breaks from the Border
Nick 13: Nick 13 [vinyl]
Paul McCartney: Chaos & Creation in the Backyard (reissue)
Paul Motian: The Windmills of Your Mind
Peelander-Z: Super Dx Hits
Pepper Rabbit: Red Velvet Snowball
Pursesnatchers: A Pattern Language
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Peyton on Patton
Royce da 5'9'': Success Is a Curtain
Sainthood Reps: Monoculture
Scattered Trees: Sympathy
Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' (reissue) [vinyl]
Ski Beatz: 24 Hour Karate School Part II
Sleeping Bag: Sleeping Bag
Slowdive: Souvlaki (reissue) [vinyl]
Styx: The Grand Illusion (reissue) [vinyl]
Tom McBride: A Brief Head Spin
Trivium: In Waves
Ursula 1000: Mondo Beyondo
Various Artists: Glee The 3D Concert Movie (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists: West Indies Funk V.3 : Deja Vu Tropical Steel Funk
Widowspeak: Widowspeak
Willie Nelson: Countryman (reissue) [vinyl]
Yes: Tales From Topographic Oceans (reissue) [vinyl]
Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (reissue) [vinyl]
Yo La Tengo: Painful (reissue) [vinyl]

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