Posted by: Nick | June 3, 2008

Top Album Releases: May 2008

TOP ALBUM RELEASES: MAY 2008

Nick’s Top May Releases:

  1. Matmos: Supreme Balloon (Sample)
  2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lie Down In the Light (Sample)
  3. Death Cab For Cutie: Narrow Stairs (Sample)
  4. Mates of State: Re-Arrange Us (Sample)
  5. Islands: Arm’s Way (Sample)
  6. No Age: Nouns (Sample)
  7. Ting Tings: We Started Nothing (Sample)
  8. Lykke Li: Little Bit EP (sample)

Most Interesting: Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head (sample)

Cory’s Top May Releases:

  1. French Kicks: Swimming (Sample)
  2. Pattern Is Movement: All Together (Sample)
  3. IAMX: The Alternative (Sample)
  4. Julie Ocean: Long Gone and Nearly There (Sample)
  5. We Are Scientists: Brain Thrust Mastery (Sample)
  6. Spiritualized: Songs in A&E (Sample)
  7. Pomegranates: Everything Is Alive (Sample)
  8. No Age: Nouns (Sample)
  9. Walter Meego: Voyager (Sample)
  10. Death Cab For Cutie: Narrow Stairs (Sample)
  11. Vetiver: Thing of the Past (Sample)
  12. Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lie Down In the Light (Sample)
  13. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Sunday at Devil Dirt (Sample)
  14. Jeremy Jay: A Place Where We Could Go (Sample)
  15. Ting Tings: We Started Nothing (Sample)

For a comprehensive list of May 2008 album releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy:

May 6, 2008

16 Horsepower: Live: March 2001
Animal Collective: Water Curses EP
Apocalyptica: Apocalyptica (reissue)
Armin van Buuren: Imagine
Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime
The Birthday Massacre: Looking Glass
The Brakes: Tale of Two Cities
Caipercaillie: Roses and Tears
Carney: Nothing Without You EP
Charlotte Sometimes: Waves & The Both of Us
Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Possess Your Heart (import single)
Elvis Costello: Momofuku
Everest: Ghost Notes
Firewater: The Golden Hour
Four Tet: Ringer
From First to Last: From First to Last
Gavin DeGraw: Gavin DeGraw
Gentleman Auction House: The Book of Matches
Gossip: Live in Liverpool [lp]
Hammock: Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
IAMX: The Alternative
Kate Rusby: Who Knows Where the Time Goes (import single)
Kayo Dot: Blue Lambency Downward
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement [lp]
The Long Blondes: Couples
The Long Blondes: Couples [lp]
Lykke Li: Little Bit EP
Man Man: Rabbit Habits [lp]
Matmos: Supreme Balloon
Meho Plaza: Meho Plaza
Michael Ciacchino: Lost: Season 3 (soundtrack)
Michael Ciacchino: Speed Racer (soundtrack)
Michael Franti & Spearhead: Power to the Peaceful Festival 2005 (with bonus DVD)
The Morning Benders: Talking Through Tin Cans
Nik Freitas: Sun Down
No Age: Nouns
No Age: Nouns [lp]
The Parlor Mob: And You Were a Crow
Pattern Is Movement: All Together
Ramin Djawadi: Iron Man (soundtrack)
The Republic Tigers: Keep Color
Russian Circles: Station
Sasha: The EmFire Collection: Mixed, Unmixed & Remixed
Scott Kelly: The Wake
Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra: Miles of Styles
Shy Child: Noise Won’t Stop
Sierra Hull: Secrets
Simon Joyner: Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll (reissue) [lp]
Sinkane: Color Voice
Sinkane: Color Voice [lp]
((Sounder)): Good Things Come and Go Like Bad Things
Spark Is a Diamond: Try This on for Size
Spoon: Girls Can Tell (reissue) [lp]
Static Revenger: Presents Love Song Surprise
Terry Riley: Last Camel in Paris
Tim Fite: Fair Ain’t Fair
Tokio Hotel: Scream
Van Duren: Are You Serious? (reissue)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Heartcore

May 13, 2008

Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso: Recurring Dream and Apocalypse
Alan Licht: Everydays
The Bellrays: Hard, Sweet and Sticky
Bill Frisell: History, Mystery
Bjork: Volta [vinyl]
Black Angels: Directions To See A Ghost
Botticellis: Old Home Movies
Chuck Leavell: Live in Germany: Green Leaves & Blue Note
Cluster: Berlin 07
The Cure: The Only One (import single)
Dan Friel: Ghost Town
The Daysleepers: Drowned in a Sea of Sound
Death Cab For Cutie: Narrow Stairs
Delays: Everything’s the Rush (import)
Delays: Hooray (import single)
Dosh: Wolves and Wishes
Duffy: Rockferry
Echo & the Bunnymen: The Works (import 3-disc box set)
Ecstatic Sunshine: Way
Fern Knight: Fern Knight
Gemma Hayes: Hollow of Morning (import)
Ghost of the Russian Empire: The Mammoth
Girlyman: Somewhere Different Now
Grails: Take Refuge in Clean Living
Gregor Samsa: Rest
Hospital Bombers: Footnotes
The Instruments: Dark Smaland
Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back in Time: The Best of 1980-1989
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Sunday at Devil Dirt (import)
Joseph Arthur: Vagabond Skies EP
Jason Mraz: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things
Kassin+2: Futurismo
Lau Nau: Nukkuu
Local H: 12 Angry Months
Lovecraft: Valley of the Moon
Marc Almond & Michael Cashmore: Gabriel and the Lunatic Lover EP
Martina Topley-Bird: Blue God (import)
Modey Lemon: Season of Sweets
Nana Grizol: Love It Love It
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: More News from Nowhere (import single)
Nick Jaina: The 7 Stations (reissue)
Noa: Genes & Jeans
Noah and the Whale: Shape of My Heart (import single)
Old 97s: Blame It on Gravity
Oxford Collapse: Spike of Bensonhurst b|w Bloopers [vinyl]
Patti Rothberg: Double Standards
Pendulum Project: In Silico
Pomegranates: Everything Is Alive
The Presets: Apocalypso
The Queers: CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live 2/3/03, The Bowery Collection
Rauelsson: Tiempo de & Pacifico
Royal Bangs: We Breed Champions
Skybombers: Take Me to Town
Submarines: Honeysuckle Weeks
T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime
The T4 Project: Story-Based Concept Album
Tangerine Dream: Booster
Teitur: The Singer
TimLee3: good2b3
Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw (import)
Ting Tings: That’s Not My Name (import single)
Tobias Froberg: Turn Heads
Toy Gun Cowboy: Big Blue
Various Artists: The Tracey Fragments (soundtrack)
Vetiver: Thing of the Past
We Are Scientists: Brain Thrust Mastery
Young and Sexy: The Arc

May 20, 2008

3 Doors Down: 3 Doors Down
Abigail Washburn: Abigail Washburn
Annihilation Time: Tales of The Ancient Age
Ateleia and Benjamin Curtis: Baghdad Batterie [vinyl]
B-52’s: Wild Planet (reissue)
The Band of Heathens: The Band of Heathens
Bearfoot: Follow Me
Beatallica: All You Need Is Blood
Blackstrap: Steal My Horses and Run
Blackstrap: Steal My Horses and Run [vinyl]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lie Down In the Light
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lie Down In the Light [vinyl]
Bun B: II Trill
Carolina Liar: Coming To Terms
Collections of Colonies of Bees: Six Guitars [vinyl]
The Cure: Cure One Single
Curt Smith (Tears for Fears): Halfway, Pleased
Cut Copy: Lights and Music (import single)
Cut Copy: Lights and Music (import single) [vinyl]
Daniela Cotton: Rare Child
Dare: Belief/Beneath the Shining Water
Devendra Banhart: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (reissue) [vinyl]
Donna Summer: Crayons
Douglas Armour: The Light of a Golden Day, The Arms of the Night
Douglas Armour: The Light of a Golden Day, The Arms of the Night [vinyl]
Dresden Dolls: No, Virginia…
E for Explosion: Reinventing the Heartbeat
Eric Hutchinson: Sounds Like This
Explorers Club: Freedom Wind
Explorers Club: Freedom Wind [vinyl]
Felix da Housecat: Global Underground 34 Milan
The Flobots: Fight With Tools
The Foxboro Hot Tubs: Stop Drop And Roll
Free Kitten: Inherit
French Kicks: Swimming
George Jones: The Hits Then Till Now (box set)
Indian Jewelry: Free Gold!
Islands: Arm’s Way
Jeremy Jay: A Place Where We Could Go
Jim O’Rourke: Tamper (reissue)
Joan of Arc: Boo Human
Joan of Arc: Boo Human [vinyl]
John Williams: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Justice: Dvno (import single)
Killing Joke: Fire Dances (limited 2-disc edition) [vinyl]
Killing Joke: FRevelations (limited 2-disc edition) [vinyl]
Love Psychedelico: This Is Love Psychedelico
Mason Jennings: In the Ever
Mason Jennings: In the Ever [vinyl]
Mates of State: Re-Arrange Us
Mudhoney: Lucky Ones
Mudhoney: Lucky Ones [vinyl]
Mudhoney: Superfuzz Bigmuff (remastered with bonus disc)
Music Go Music: Light of Love
The National: Skin a Night & The Virginia EP (with bonus DVD)
Nicolai Dunger: Sjunger Edith Sodergran (import)
Okay: Huggable Dust
Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar
Osaka Popstar: Rock’em O-Sock’em Live! EP
Retribution Gospel Choir: Retribution Gospel Choir
Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head
Sonny Landreth: From the Reach
Steve Fisk & Ben Gibbard: Kurt Cobain: About a Son (soundtrack) [vinyl]
Sybris: Into The Trees
The Takeover UK: It’s All Happening EP
Thea Gilmore: Liejacker (import)
Thee Oh Sees: The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In [vinyl]
Ting Tings: We Started Nothing
Ting Tings: We Started Nothing [vinyl]
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Greatest Hits (remastered with bonus tracks)
Trees: Light’s Bane
Various Artists: A-Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records (import)
Various Artists: Impala Eardrums: A Radium Sampler [vinyl]
The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground (reissue) [vinyl]
The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico (reissue) [vinyl]
The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat (reissue) [vinyl]
VSS: Nervous Circuits
Wedding Present: El Rey
Windsor for the Derby: How We Lost
Windsor for the Derby: How We Lost [vinyl]

May 27, 2008

13th Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (mono reissue edition) [vinyl]
Al Green: Lay It Down
Al Green: Lay It Down [vinyl]
Alanis Morossette: Underneath (import single)
Booka Shade: The Sun & The Neonlight
Brian Jonestown Massacre: My Bloody Underground [vinyl]
Butcher the Bar: Sleep at Your Own Speed
Butcher the Bar: Sleep at Your Own Speed [vinyl]
Colour Revolt: Plunder, Beg, and Curse [vinyl]
Cyndi Lauper: Bring Ya To The Brink
Eat Skull: Sick To Death [vinyl]
Eliza Gilksyon: Beautiful World
Ellen Allien: SOOL
Free Blood: Never Hear Surf Music Again 12″ [vinyl]
The Herbalizer: Same as It Never Was [vinyl]
I Love Math: Getting To The Point is Beside It
James Pants: Welcome
Jenny Scheinman: Jenny Scheinman
John Hiatt: Same Old Man
John Hiatt: Same Old Man (with bonus DVD)
Joy Electric: My Grandfather, The Cubist
Julie Ocean: Long Gone and Nearly There
Landon Pigg: Coffee Shop
Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim [vinyl]
Lettuce: Rage! [vinyl]
Lil’ Kim: Ms. G.O.A.T.
The Lodger Life Is Sweet
The Lodger Life Is Sweet [vinyl]
Malcolm Middleton: Sleight of Heart
Melou: Battery Park
Midnight Juggernauts: Dystopia
moe.: Warts and All, Vol. 6 (3-disc box set)
Mogwai: Young Team
Morrissey: All You Need Is Me (import single)
Mt. Eerie: Black Wooden Ceiling Opening
Ozric Tentacles: Sunrise Festival
P.F. Sloan: Here’s Where I Belong – The Best of the Dunhill Years 1965-1967 (import)
Patton Oswalt: Feelin’ Kinda Patton (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Paul Weller: Have You Made Up Your Mind/Echoes Round the Sun (import single)
Pogues: Just Look Them Straight in the Eye & Say…Pogue Mhone (import 5-disc box set)
Porcupine Tree: Lightbulb Sun
Scorch Trio: Brolt
Smithereens: Live in Concert – Greatest Hits and More
Spiritualized: Songs in A&E
Spiritualized: Soul on Fire (import single)
Steinski: What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective
Tetuzi Akiyama: The Ancient Balance to Control Death
Underoath: Survive, Kaleidoscope
Usher: Here I Stand
Val Emmich: Little Daggers
Various Artists: Love, Peace & Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music [vinyl]
Various Artists: Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Cafe Cubano
Various Artists: Sex And The City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: Verve Remixed, Vol. 4 [vinyl]
Various Artists: Son of Rambow (soundtrack)
Walter Meego: Voyager

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Responses

  1. Man, that Matmos record is so excellent.

  2. It took me a bit to warm up to the new Death Cab for Cutie but now that I have I love it.

  3. I’ve yet to purchase Death Cab for Cutie or Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

    Money is such shit.

  4. Thanks. This kind of monthly post is very precious. I’m going to choose my favourite, and I post on my website.
    Bye


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