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March 5, 2012

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 6th, 2012

Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, is in stores tomorrow.

The Springsteen record may be grabbing the headlines, but The Magnetic Fields' Love at the Bottom of the Sea is the strongest album by the band since 69 Love Songs, and is one of my two favorite albums of the week along with Bowerbirds' The Clearing.

Andrew Bird's Break It Yourself, Ceremony's Zoo, The Men's Open Your Heart, White Rabbits' Milk Famous, Xiu Xiu's Always are all new releases I have heard and can strongly recommend.

Both Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works II and Captain Beefheart's Merseytrout are reissued on vinyl.

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:

Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself
Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works II (reissue) [vinyl]
Ava Luna: Ice Level
Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers: Bone Soldiers
backwords: By the Neck
Balkan Beat Box: Give
The Bangles: Sweetheart of the Sun [vinyl]
Bob Dylan: Carnegie Chapter Hall 1961
Bon Iver: Towers/Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
Bosco: Let Go of Me
Bowerbirds: The Clearing
Bright Eyes: A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded
Bright Eyes, Son Ambulance: Oh Holy Fools: The Music of Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes (reissue) [vinyl]
Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball
Captain Beefheart: Merseytrout (reissue) [vinyl]
Captain Beefheart: Nan Trues Hole Tapes 3
Cass McCombs: Bradley Manning [vinyl]
Ceremony: Zoo
Dance Hall Pimps: Beast for Love
Denison Witmer: The Ones Who Wait
Dinowalrus: Best Behavior
Elfin Saddle: Devastates
Eric Chenaux: Guitar and Voice
Every Time I Live: Ex Lives
Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way: Live 1977
Good Old War: Come Back as Rain
Javelin: EP 1
John Cale: Conflict and Catalysis: Productions and Arrangements 1966-2006
Julia Holter: Ekstasis
Kaiser Chiefs: Start the Revolution Without Me
Lovedrug: Wild Blood
Madonna: Give Me All Your Luvin'
The Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea
The Men: Open Your Heart
Mike Wexler: Dispossession
Miniature Tigers: MIA PHARAOH
Nadia Ackerman: The Ocean Master
Narduwar The Human: Busy Doing Nothing!
Nite Jewel: One Second of Love
Now, Now: Threads
Nu Sensae: Tea Swamp Park
Nurse With Wound: Creakiness and Other Misdemeanours
Pearl Jam: 1992 Broadcasts
Pond: Beard, Wives, Denim
Public Image Limited: Rockpalast Live 1983
Said the Whale: Little Mountain
Tim Fite: Ain't Ain't Ain't
Tim Foljahn: Songs for an Age of Extinction
Todd Snider: Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
Uncle Roman's Jetboat: Floodlights in the Sunlight
White Rabbits: Milk Famous
Xiu Xiu: Always
XTC: Essential
Yellow Ostrich: Strange Lands

also at Largehearted Boy:

other weekly CD & DVD release lists

List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

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Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)