Posted by: Nick | July 1, 2008

Top Album Releases: June 2008

TOP ALBUM RELEASES: JUNE 2008

Nick’s Top Albums:

  1. Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (sample)
  2. My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges (sample)
  3. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (sample)
  4. Computer vs. Banjo: Computer vs. Banjo (sample)
  5. Ben Sollee: Learning to Bend (sample)
  6. Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer (sample)
  7. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III (sample)
  8. Watson Twins: Fire Songs (sample)
  9. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals (sample)
  10. Ladytron: Velocifero (sample)

Cory’s Top Albums:

  1. Computer vs. Banjo: Computer vs. Banjo
  2. The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me (sample)
  3. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  4. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
  5. Adele: 19 (sample)

OTHER TOP ALBUM RELEASES OF 2008:

TOP JANUARY
TOP FEBRUARY
TOP MARCH
TOP APRIL
TOP MAY

For a comprehensive list of releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy:

June 3, 2008

The Accidental: There Were Wolves
The Accidental: There Were Wolves [vinyl]
Adem: Takes
Aimee Mann: @#%&! Smilers
Aimee Mann: @#%&! Smilers (deluxe edition)
Amy Winehouse: Frank (deluxe edition)
Animal Collective: Water Curses EP [vinyl]
Ashanti: The Declaration (deluxe edition)
Baskervilles: Twilight
Bitter:Sweet: Drama
Bret Michaels: Rock My World
Centro-matic / South San Gabriel: Dual Hawks
Chameleons: Script of the Bridge: 25th Anniversary Edition (remastered)
Coldplay: Violet Hill (import single)
The Cool Kids: Bake Sale
Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles [vinyl]
Disturbed: Indestructible
Dr. John and the Lower 911: City That Care Forgot
Duffy: Warwick Avenue (import single)
Ed Harcourt: Beautiful Lie
Elton John: Elton John (remastered)
Elton John: Tumbleweed Connection (remastered)
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes [vinyl]
The Futureheads: This Is Not The World
Gang: Zero Hits
Gary Numan: Pure (reissue)
Gavin Rossdale: Wanderlust
George Stanford: Big Drop
Great White: Great Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Harvey Milk: Life…The Best Game in Town
HorrorPops: Kiss Kiss Kill Kill [vinyl]
Jakob Dylan: Seeing Things [vinyl]
Jaguar Love: Jaguar Love EP
Jean Grae: Jeanius
Jewel: Perfectly Clear
Joshua James: Sun Is Always Brighter
KMFDM: Extra Volume 1
Ladytron: Velocifero
Lykke Li: I’m Good I’m Gone (import single)
The M’s: Real Close Ones
The M’s: Real Close Ones [vinyl]
Madonna: 4 Minutes (import single) [vinyl]
Manu Chao: Politik Kills Remix EP
Manu Chao: Politik Kills Remix EP [vinyl]
Matmos: California Rhinoplasty EP
Minus The Bear: They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP (reissue)
Minus The Bear: They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP (reissue) [vinyl]
Opeth: Watershed
Oppenheimer: Take the Whole Midrange and Boost It
Paper Rival: Dialog
Philip Glass: Philip Glass: Waiting for the Barbarians (box set)
Pinetop Perkins & Friends: Pinetop Perkins & Friends
The Pinker Tones: Wild Animals
Radiohead: Radiohead: The Best Of Best (1-CD edition)
Radiohead: Radiohead: The Best Of Best (2-CD edition)
Radiohead: Radiohead: The Best Of Best (4-album edition) [vinyl]
REM: Hollow Man (import single)
Shearwater: Rook
Shearwater: Rook [vinyl]
She & Him: Volume One [vinyl]
Stars Like Fleas: The Ken Burns Effect
Subtle: Exiting Arm
Tea Leaf Green: Taught to Be Proud (reissue)
Thank You: Terrible Two
Ting Tings: We Started Nothing
The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 (remastered)
The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 (remastered)
Various Artists: Daptone 7 inch Singles Collection, Vol. 2
Various Artists: The Jewish Songbook: The Heart & Humor of a People
Various Artists: 2008 Warped Tour Compilation
The Virgins: The Virgins
Weezer: Weezer (Red Album)
Weezer: Weezer (Red Album) (deluxe edition with bonus tracks)
William F. Gibbs: My Fellow Sophisticates
Your Highness Electric: The Grand Hooded Phantom

June 10, 2008

Adele: 19
Adele: 19 [vinyl]
Alanis Morissette: Flavors of Entanglement
Anders Parker: 14th & Division: Live in Portland
The Awkward Stage: Slimming Mirrors, Flattering Lights
The Bangkok Five: We Love What Kills Us
Beach Boys: US Singles Collection (16-CD box set)
Ben Sollee: Learning to Bend
Black Diamond Heavies: A Touch of Someone Else’s Class
Black Lips: Black Lips! (reissue) [vinyl]
Booka Shade: The Sun & the Neon Light [vinyl]
The Builders and the Butchers: The Builders and the Butchers (reissue)
The Builders and the Butchers: The Builders and the Butchers (reissue) [vinyl]
Charlatans UK: You Cross My Path
Chip Taylor: New Songs of Freedom
The Cure: Freakshow (Mix 13) (single)
Dan Zanes: Nueva York!
Del Fuegos: The Longest Day
Dinosaur Jr.: Hand It Over (reissue)
DJ Tiesto: In Search of Sunrise, Vol. 7
Doleful Lions: 7
Dosh: Wolves and Wishes [vinyl]
Elbow: One Day Like This (import single)
Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be
Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be [vinyl]
Flying Lotus: Los Angeles
Foals: Red Socks Pugie (import single)
Foxboro Hot Tubs: Stop Drop and Roll!!! (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
The Fratellis: Here We Stand
Gas: Nah und Fern (4-CD box set)
Gas: Nah und Fern (2-LP) [vinyl]
Gene Clark: Silverado ’75-Live & Unreleased
Graham Parker: Vertigo: Singles Collection
Haley Bonar: Big Star
Henry Clay People: Live [Mondays (at the Echo) Vol. 7 – February 4th 2008
Herbie Hancock: Hear O Israel (reissue)
Husker Du: The Living End (reissue)
The Infamous Stringdusters: The Infamous Stringdusters
Jakob Dylan: Seeing Things
James Hunter: The Hard Way
James Hunter: The Hard Way [vinyl]
Jean Grae: The Orchestral Files (reissue with bonus disc)
Jethro Tull: This Was (remastered with bonus disc)
Joan as Policewoman: To Survive
Johnny Cash: Complete Sun Masters (3-CD box set)
KaiserCartel: March Forth
KaiserCartel: March Forth [vinyl]
Kate Taylor: Sister Kate
Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer [vinyl]
Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
The Lexie Mountain Boys: Sacred Vacation
Love: False Start (reissue)
Love: Out Here (reissue)
Madonna: Hard Candy (3-LP edition with CD) [vinyl]
Mark Farina: Fabric 40
Mars Volta: The Bedlam In Goliath [vinyl]
Martha Wainwright: I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings, Too
Miles Davis: Muted Miles
Miss Kittin: Kittin Is High [vinyl]
Mono In VCF: Mono In VCF
Morrissey: The Lowdown Unauthorized
My Education: Bad Vibrations
My Morning Jacket: At Dawn [vinyl]
My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket: The Tennessee Fire [vinyl]
N.E.R.D.: Seeing Sounds
Odd Nosdam: Pretty Swell Explode [vinyl]
Oh Laura: A Song Inside My Head/A Demon in My Bed
Old 97s: Blame It on Gravity [vinyl]
The Orb: The Dream (reissue with bonus track)
Paul Weller: 22 Dreams (import)
Peter Von Poehl: Going to Where the Tea Trees Are
Plants and Animals: Parc Avenue [vinyl]
Plies: Definition of Real
Ponies in the Surf: See You Happy
Pretenders: Packed!
Priscilla Ahn: A Good Day
Rachael Sage: Chandelier
Railroad Earth: Amen Corner
Robert Pollard: Robert Pollard Is Off to Business
Robert Pollard: Robert Pollard Is Off to Business [vinyl]
Robert Walker: Cure All
Sloan: Parallel Play
Solomon Burke: Like a Fire
Styrofoam: A Thousand Words
Subtle: Exiting Arm [vinyl]
Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha
Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha [vinyl]
Teenage Head: Teenage Head with Marky Ramone (reissue)
Thermals: Live at the Echoplex – December 7th, 2007
Tony Joe White: Deep Cuts
Twilight Sad: Here It Never Snowed
Various Artists: Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran [vinyl]
Various Artists: Bossa N’ Ramones
Various Artists: Gigantic: A Tribute to Kim Deal
Various Artists: The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay
Various Artists: You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts
Vetiver: A Thing of the Past [vinyl]
The Virgins: The Virgins [vinyl]
Walter Becker: Circus Money
Warren Zevon: Mr. Bad Example (reissue)
Widespread Panic: Carbondale 2000
Wooden Shjips: Volume 1

June 17, 2008

Adem: Takes
Anthony David: Acey Deucey
Bowerbirds: Hymns for a Dark Horse (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bowerbirds: Hymns for a Dark Horse (reissued with bonus tracks) [vinyl]
The Briggs: Come All You Madmen
Bruce Haack: Haackula (reissue)
Butter 08: Butter 08 (reissue)
Byrds: Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971
Children of the Sixth Root Race: Songs From the Source
Chromeo: Fancy Footwork: Deluxe Edition
Clouds: We Are Above You
Coldplay: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends [vinyl]
Confide: Shout The Truth
Dan Tyminski: Wheels
Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue – Legacy Edition
Eef Barzelay: Lose Big
Feelies: Only Life (reissue)
Genesis: From Genesis to Revelation (reissue with bonus tracks)
GridLink: Amber Gray
Head Like a Kite: There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere
Impossible Shapes: The Impossible Shapes
Interiors: The Interiors
Islands: Arm’s Way [vinyl]
James Blackshaw: Litany of Echoes
jason Falkner: Bedtime With The Beatles 2
Jay Reatard: Always Wanting More / You Mean Nothing To Me 7″
Jeremy Jay: Alpharhythm 7″ [vinyl]
Joshua James: The Sun Is Always Brighter [vinyl]
Judas Priest: Nostradamus
Kathy Griffin: For Your Consideration
Katy Perry: One of the Boys
King Khan and the Shrines: The Supreme Genius of King Khan
King Khan and the Shrines: The Supreme Genius of King Khan [vinyl]
Liquid Liquid: Liquid Liquid (reissue)
Low Lows: Shining Violence
Madonna: 4 Minutes (single) [vinyl]
Mick Hucknall: Tribute to Bobby
MIGGS: Unraveled
Mount Analog feat. Karl Blau: That’s How I Got To Memphis 7″ [vinyl]
My Brightest Diamond: A Thousand Shark’s Teeth
My Brightest Diamond: A Thousand Shark’s Teeth [vinyl]
Nada Surf: Lucky [vinyl]
Neon Neon: Stainless Style [vinyl]
NOMO: Ghost Rock
The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me
The Offspring: Ignition (remastered)
The Offspring: Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Offspring: Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace [vinyl]
Paul Weller: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Pogues: Just Look Them Straight in the Eye and Say…Pogue Mahone (5-CD import box set)
Ponytail: Ice Cream Spiritual
The Real Tuesday Weld: The End of the World
Reggie and the Full Effect: Last Stop: Crappy Town
The Runaways: Japanese Singles Collection (import)
Sally Shapiro: Remix Romance Vol. 2
Sian Alice Group: The Dusk Line EP
Sian Alice Group: The Dusk Line EP [vinyl]
Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea [vinyl]
Simple Minds: Themes, Vol. 5 (5-disc import box set)
Simple Minds: Themes, Vols. 1-5 (25-disc import box set)
Stars Like Fleas: Ken Burns Effect
Teddy Thompson: A Piece of What You Need
Thom Yorke: Harrowdown Hill/The Clock (import single) [vinyl]
Tilly and the Wall: O
Tilly and the Wall: O [vinyl]
Twine: Violets
Valient Thorr: Immortalizer
Valient Thorr: Immortalizer [vinyl]
Various Artists: The Love Guru (soundtrack)
War on Drugs: Wagonwheel Blues
War on Drugs: Wagonwheel Blues [vinyl]
Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer [vinyl]

June 24, 2008

Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal
Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal [vinyl]
Alphabeat: This Is Alphabeat (import)
Amos Lee: Last Days At the Lodge
Amos Lee: Last Days At the Lodge [vinyl]
The Anniversary: The Devil Is On Our Side: B-Sides and Rarities
Atmosphere: Sad Clown Bad Spring No. 12 EP
Babyshambles: Oh What a Lovely Tour (Live DVD and CD)
Be Your Own Pet: Get Damaged EP
Billy Idol: The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself (with bonus DVD)
The Black Kids: Hurricane Jane (import single)
Black Lips: We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit (reissue) [vinyl]
Blondie: Parallel Lines (deluxe edition)
Boris: Rock Dream [vinyl]
Calico Horse: Mirror
Camper Van Beethoven: Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty
Coffins: Buried Death [vinyl]
Crooked Still: Still Crooked
Cute Is What We Aim For: Rotation
Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue (remastered) [vinyl]
Dolly Parton: Collector’s Edition
Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark [vinyl]
Dwele: Sketches of a Man
Edwin McCain: Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Electric President: Sleep Well
Fanatix: This Thing of Ours
Feelies: Only Life (reissue)
Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (limited edition import reissue) [vinyl]
George Jones: Collector’s Edition
Goner: Rock ‘N’ Roll Always Forgets
Hacienda Brothers: Arizona Motel
Hadouken: Music for an Accelerated Culture (import)
Hercules And Love Affair: Hercules And Love Affair
Hercules And Love Affair: Hercules And Love Affair [vinyl]
Immortal Technique: The 3rd World
Jay Reatard: Singles 06-07 (remastered)
Jessie Baylin: Firesight
John Cale: Church of Anthrax (reissue)
Jon Foreman: Spring and Summer
Less Than Jake: GNV FLA
Less Than Jake: GNV FLA [vinyl]
Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (remastered with bonus dvd)
Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (remastered with bonus dvd) [vinyl]
Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven [vinyl]
Lou Lou & Guitarfish: Lou Lou & Guitarfish
Love as Laughter: Holy
Love as Laughter: Holy [vinyl]
Luke Doucet: Blood’s Too Rich
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals
MC5: Anthology 1965-1971 [vinyl]
Motley Crue: Saints of Los Angeles
Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch [vinyl]
N.E.R.D.: Seeing Sounds [vinyl]
Nurse With Wound: Huffin’ Rag Blues
Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection
People in Planes: Beyond the Horizon
Podington Bear: The Box Set (10-disc box set)
Podington Bear: The End
The Presets: This Boy’s in Love (import single) [vinyl]
Raconteurs: Salute Your Solution (single) [vinyl]
Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof
Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof [vinyl]
Rocky Votolato: A Brief History EP [vinyl]
Rose Hill Drive: Moon Is the New Earth [vinyl]
Rose Hill Drive: Moon Is the New Earth
Ry Cooder: I, Flathead
RZA: Digi Snax
Sam Sparro: Sam Sparro
The Saturday Knights: Mingle
Scarlett Johnasson: Anywhere I Lay My Head [vinyl]
Seun Kuti & Egypt: 80 Disorient Records
Sigur Ros: Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust (With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly)
South: You Are Here [vinyl]
Steve Tyrell: Back to Bacharach
Tangerine Dream: The Vintage Years Anthology [vinyl]
Superchick: Rock What You Got
Thea Gilmore: Liejacker (import with bonus track)
Three 6 Mafia: Last 2 Walk
Three 6 Mafia: Last 2 Walk [vinyl]
Tom Tom Club: Dark Sneak Love Action (reissue)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered)
Various Artists: Big Blue Ball
Various Artists: Big Blue Ball [vinyl]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Quebec
Various Artists: The Ultimate Metallica Tribute (import)
Venetian Snares: Detrimentalist
Venetian Snares: Miss Balaton (single) [vinyl]
Warren Haynes: Warren Hayes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 8
Watermelon Slim: No Paid Holidays
Watson Twins: Fire Songs
Watson Twins: Fire Songs [vinyl]
Weezer: Weezer (Red Album) [vinyl]
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (reissue) [vinyl]
Withered: Folie Circulaire
Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation

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Responses

  1. It amazes me that the Adele record just came out in June because I’ve been spinning it since I think February (for the record I did actually buy a copy in June). It’s hands down my favorite record of the year thus far.

  2. Adele was released in the UK back in January, but not until June in the US….


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