Posted by: Nick | September 12, 2008

Top Album Releases: August 2008

Nick’s Top Albums

  1. Lykke Li: Youth Novels (sample)
  2. Xavier Rudd: Dark Shades of Blue (sample)
  3. The Faint: Fasciination (sample)
  4. Walkmen: You & Me (sample)
  5. Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line (sample)
  6. The Stills: Oceans Will Rise (sample)
  7. Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too
  8. JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms

Cory’s Top Albums

  1. The Faint: Fasciination (sample)
  2. Oneida: Preteen Weaponry
  3. Correcto: Correcto
  4. GZA: Pro Tools
  5. Stereolab: Chemical Chords
  6. Uh Huh Her: Common Reaction
  7. Walkmen: You & Me

For a complete list of August releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy

August 5, 2008

Abe Vigoda: Skeleton [vinyl]
The Airborne Toxic Event: The Airborne Toxic Event
Alice Cooper: Along Came A Spider [vinyl]
Alina Simone: Everyone Is Crying Out to Me Beware
Amy Ray: Didn’t It Feel Kinder
Anthony Green: Avalon
Apollo Sunshine: Shall Noise Upon (2xLP + CD) [vinyl]
Atlas Sound: Atlas Shrugged [vinyl]
Bellrays: Hard, Sweet and Sticky [vinyl]
Benji Hughes: A Love Extreme [vinyl]
Black Light Burns: Cover Your Heart & the Anvil Pants Odyssey
Blue October: The Answers
The Brand New Heavies: Get Used To It: The Tom Moulton Mixes
Brazilian Girls: New York City
The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Just Like Kicking Jesus [vinyl]
Carla Bruni: Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
Carrie Rodriguez: She Ain’t Me
Clinic: Funf
Clinic: Funf [vinyl]
Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst [vinyl]
Correcto: Correcto
Correcto: Correcto [vinyl]
CSS: Donkey [vinyl]
Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours [vinyl]
Darker My Love: 2
Darker My Love: 2 [vinyl]
Dave Stewart: The Dave Stewart Songbook, Vol. 1
David Vandervelde: Waiting for the Sunrise
David Vandervelde: Waiting for the Sunrise
DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling [vinyl]
Ellen Allien: Out Remixes EP [vinyl]
Elvis Presley: Complete ’68 Comeback Special: 40th Anniversary Edition (box set)
Ernie Halter: Starting Over
The Faint: Fasciination
The Faint: Fasciination [vinyl]
Gang of Four: Hard (reissued import)
Gang of Four: Songs of the Free (remastered import)
Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell (covers album) [vinyl]
The Golden Hands Before God: Here
Hawthorne Heights: Fragile Future
Heidi Newfield: What Am I Waiting For
Helms Alee: Night Terror
Ida: My Fair, My Dark EP
Ida: My Fair, My Dark EP [vinyl]
The Interiors: The Interiors
Jedi Mind Tricks Presents…: King Syze Syzemology
Jedi Mind Tricks Presents…: King Syze The Labor Union
JIm Boggia: Misadventures in Stereo
John Mellencamp: Life Death Love and Freedom (with bonus DVD) [vinyl]
Jonathan Richman: Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild [vinyl]
Lewis Black: Anticipation
Lord Dog Bird: The Lord Dog Bird
Luciano: Fabric 41
Madonna: Give It 2 Me (maxi-single)
Mandi Perkins: Alice In No Man’s Land
The Marked Men: The Marked Men
The Marked Men: The Marked Men [vinyl]
Mars Black: Stay Black
MIke Gordon: The Green Sparrow
Mike Mangione: Tenebrae
Mogwai: Batcat EP (import)
Motion City Soundtrack: Even If It Kills Me [vinyl]
Music Go Music: Reach Out [vinyl]
Nas: Nas [vinyl]
Norah Jones: Live from Austin, TX [vinyl]
Oneida: Preteen Weaponry
Oneida: Preteen Weaponry [vinyl]
Oxford Collapse: Bits
Passenger: Wicked Man’s Rest
Pete Seeger: Hard Travelling: Best of Pete Seeger
Peter Bradley Price: Leavetaking
Phish: LivePhish 04/02/98
Phish: LivePhish 04/03/98
Phish: LivePhish 04/04/98
Phish: LivePhish 04/05/98
Prints: Just Thoughts
Randy Newman: Harps & Angels
Sam Phillips: The Disappearing Act 1987-1998 (import)
Sarah McLachlan: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Legacy Edition (3-cd set)
Scott Walker: Til the Band Comes In (reissue)
Shannon McArdle: Summer of the Whore
Squeeze: The Complete BBC Sessions (import)
That Handsome Devil: A City Dressed In Dynamite
There For Tomorrow: There For Tomorrow EP
Tricky: Council Estate (single)
Various Artists: Pineapple Express (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted – Baghdad, 1925-1929
Verbena: Souls for Sale (reissue)
Waterboys: Room to Roam (remastered with bonus disc, import)
The Weight: Are Men [vinyl]
Zozobra: Birds of Prey

August 12, 2008

Adele: Hometown Glory (import single)
Alkaline Trio: Good Mourning (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Anya Singleton: The Other Side
Bark Hide and Horn: Bark Hide & Horn
Ben Weaver: The Axe in the Oak
Bigelf: Cheat the Gallows
Bill Chinnock: Badlands (reissue)
Billy Childish: Thatcher’s Children
Billy Childish: Thatcher’s Children [vinyl]
Bo Diddley: Road Runner: The Chess Masters 1959-1960 (2-disc set)
The Bug: London Zoo
Coldplay: Viva La Vida (import single)
The Cure: Perfect Boy (Mix 13) (single)
David Sanborn: Here And Gone
Edith Piaf: 65 Titres Originaux (import 3-cd box set)
Elsiane: Hybrid
Extreme: Saudades de Rock
The Gutter Twins: God’s Children 7″ [vinyl]
The Hold Steady: Stay Positive (2-disc with unreleased track) [vinyl]
Inara George: An Invitation
Irma Thomas: Simply Grand
Janelle Monae: Metropolis: The Chase Suite
Janelle Monae: Metropolis: The Chase Suite [vinyl]
Jason and the Scorchers: The EMI Years (remastered 2-disc set)
Jesu/Battle of Mice: Jesu/Battle of Mice EP
Jesu/Battle of Mice: Jesu/Battle of Mice EP [vinyl]
Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer
Jucifer: L’ Autrichienne [vinyl]
Ladytron: Velocifero [vinyl]
Laura Nyro: Nested (reissue)
Laura Nyro: Seasons of Lights…Laura Nyro in Concert (reissue)
Leon Ware: Moon Ride
Manhattan Love Suicides: Burnt Out Landscapes
Metallica: Death Magnetic – Deluxe (import)
Ministry: With Sympathy (reissue)
The Mission: The Mission at the BBC (import box set)
Nine Inch Nails: The Slip [vinyl]
The Pack A.D.: Funeral Mixtape
The Pack A.D.: Funeral Mixtape [vinyl]
Pierre de Reeder: The Way That It Was
Portland Cello Project: Portland Cello Project
Prussia: Dear Emily, Best Wishes, Molly
Rebecca Martin: The Growing Season
Roky Erickson: Halloween: Recorded Life 1979-1981 [vinyl]
Ryan Foret: She’s Mine
The Script: The Script
S.M.V.: Thunder
Steve Roach: Empetus (2-CD Collector’s Edition)
Tittsworth: Twelve Steps
Tori Amos: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO 4/19/05
Tori Amos: Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK 6/4/05
Tori Amos: Royce Hall Auditorium Los Angeles
TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain [vinyl]
Uri Caine: Otello Syndrome
Various Artists: The American Mall (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Beer for My Horses (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Brotherman (soundtrack)
Various Artists: The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 10: 1970
Various Artists: The Dark Knight [vinyl]
Various Artists: Songs for Tibet – The Art of Peace
Various Artists: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (soundtrack)
The Ventures: Play Their Greatest Hits
The Verve: Love Is Noise (import single)
The Widow Babies: The Mike Watt EP
Yung Berg: Look What You Made Me
Zach Hill: Astrological Straits
Zach Hill: Astrological Straits [vinyl]

August 19, 2008

31Knots: Worried Well
The Academy Is …: Fast Times at Barrington High
Afrika Bambaataa: Planet Rock: The Album (reissue) [vinyl]
Alkaline Trio: Good Mourning (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Amy MacDonald: This Is The Life
Anarbor: The Natural Way EP
Anne Briggs: Anne Briggs (reissue)
Arabian Prince: Innovative Life: The Anthology 1984-1989
Blue Mountain: Midnight in Mississippi
Blue Mountain: Omnibus
Bo Diddley: Turn Up The House Lights – Live in France 1989
Brainiac: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (reissue) [vinyl]
Brandon Rhyder: Every Night
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun [vinyl]
Caesars: Strawberry Weed
Captain Beefhart: Dustsucker (2-disc green vinyl) [vinyl]
Chris Knight: Heart of Stone
Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols
Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols [vinyl]
Darrell Scott: Modern Hymns
David Byrne: Big Love: Hymnal (soundtrack)
The Dears: No Cities Left (remastered with bonus tracks)
Death Vessel: Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us
Dirty Three: Horse Stories (reissue) [vinyl]
Don Caballero: Punkgasm
Donavon Frankenreiter: Pass It Around
The Duhks: Fast Paced World
Emory Joseph: Fennario: Songs by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Everest: Ghost Notes [vinyl]
The Ex & Tortoise: In the Fishtank EP (reissue) [vinyl]
Fiery Furnaces: Remember (2-CD live album)
Fiery Furnaces: Remember (2-disc live album) [vinyl]
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (reissue) [vinyl]
The Gaslight Anthem: The ’59 Sound
George Jones: Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets
Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell
Goo Goo Dolls: Greatest Hits Volume Two (with bonus DVD)
Gorilla Biscuits: Start Today (reissue) [vinyl]
GZA: Pro Tools
Hotel Lights: Firecracker People
Human Highway: Moody Motorcycle
Ice Cube: Raw Footage
Jaguar Love: Take Me To The Sea
Jeff Hanson: Madam Owl
Jennifer O’Connor: Here With Me
Jerry Douglas: Glide
Jim Boggia: Misadventures In Stereo (vinyl]
Jim O’Rourke: Long Night
Julianna Hatfield: How To Walk Away
Karina: First Love
Laura Marling: Alas I Cannot Swim
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Repentance
Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too
Loudon Wainwright: III Recovery
Lykke Li: Youth Novels
MakeUpBreakUp: We Prefer Not To… EP
Matthew Perryman Jones: Swallow the Sea
Moondoggies: Don’t Be A Stranger
Mr. Bungle: Disco Volante (reissue) [vinyl]
Mugison: Mugiboogie
Music Tapes: Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes
Natalie Walker: With You
Noah and the Whale: Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down (import)
Pictures and Sound: Pictures and Sound
PJ Harvey: Rid of Me (reissue) [vinyl]
Pram: The Moving Frontier
Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line
Randall Bramblett: Now It’s Tomorrow
The Ritz: The Night of Day
Robyn Hitchcock: Element of Light (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Fegmania! (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Gotta Let This Hen Out! (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove (5-CD box set)
Rodriguez: Cold Fact
The Royal We: The Royal We
The Sacred Shakers: The Sacred Shakers
Sauasama: Fajar Di Atas Awan
sBach: sBach
Scott Walker: Til the Band Comes In (reissue)
Shwayze: Shwayze
Staind: The Illusion of Progress
Starling Electric: Clouded Staircase
Stereolab: Chemical Chords
Stereolab: Chemical Chords [vinyl]
The Stills: Oceans Will Rise
Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore
Ten Shekel Shirt: Jubilee
Thao: We Brave Bee Stings & All [vinyl]
The Toadies: No Deliverance
Todd Snider: Peace Queer
Uglysuit: The Uglysuit
Uh Huh Her: Common Reaction
Various Artists: Como Now: The Voices of Panola County, MS
Various Artists: Kompakt: Total 9
Various Artists: Never Ever Land (3-CD box set)
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Acoustic France
Verve: Forth (import with bonus PAL DVD)
Walkmen: You & Me
What Laura Says: Thinks and Feels
Xavier Rudd: Dark Shades of Blue

August 26, 2008

Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (reissue)
Alice Cooper: Lace and Whiskey (reissue)
Alice Cooper: Muscle of Love (reissue)
Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines [vinyl]
Backyard Tire Fire: The Places We Lived
BB King: One Kind Favor
Bill Frisell: Lookout For Hope (reissue)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: B.R.M.C. (reissue with bonus tracks)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Take Them On On Your Own (reissue with bonus tracks)
Blues Traveler: North Hollywood Shootout
Cliff Richard: They Said It Wouldn’t Last: My 50 Years in Music (import 8-disc box set)
Coldplay: Viva La Vida (import single)
Cordero: De Donde Eres
Delta Spirit: Ode to Sunshine
Dengue Fever: Escape from Dragon House (reissue) [vinyl]
DragonForce: Ultra Beatdown
Duchess Says: Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs
Duffy: Mercy (import single)
Electric Touch: Electric Touch
Emmylou Harris: Last Date (reissue)
Eva Cassidy: Somewhere
Fratellis: Look Out Sunshine! (import single)
The Gabe Dixon Band: The Gabe Dixon Band
The Game: LAX
Glasvegas: Daddy’s Gone (import single)
Hindu Love Gods: Hindu Love Gods (reissue)
Jan & Dean: The Complete Liberty Singles
Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Comal County Blue
JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms
John Zorn: John Zorn’s Masada: Live in New York City, 1994 (reissue)
Johnny Cash & George Jones: Live at the Louisiana Hayride: Johnny Cash & George Jones
Jonatha Brooke: The Works
Jorge Ben: Jorge Ben (reissue)
Jupiter One: Jupiter One
Kawabata Makoto and Michishita Shinsuke: Basement Echo
Klaus Schultze & Lisa Gerrard: Farscape
Ladyhawke: Paris Is Burning (import single)
Led Zeppelin: Mothership (remastered 4-disc box set) [vinyl]
Little Feat: Join the Band
Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies
Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies (LP version with bonus CD and bonus tracks) [vinyl]
Merzbow: Dolphin Sonar
Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Motorhead: Motorizer
Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter: Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology
Polysics: We Ate the Machine/Karate House [vinyl]
Pop Levi: Never Never Love
Raine Maida: Hunter’s Lullaby
Rocket from the Crypt: All Systems Go, Vol. 3
The Silent Years: The Globe
Solange Knowles: Sol-Angel and The Hadley Street Dreams
Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone
System and Station: A Nation of Actors
Thriving Ivory; Thriving Ivory
Tom Carter: Shots at Infinity 1
Tom Carter: Shots at Infinity 2 [vinyl]
Tomer Yosef: Laughing Underground
Tussle: Cream Cuts
Various Artists: A Brief History Of The Blues
Various Artists: City of God (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: The Grapes of Wrath/Live from the Minnesota Opera World Premiere
Various Artists: The Motown Collection (11-disc box set)
Various Artists: Notwave [vinyl]
The Veronicas: Hook Me Up
The Verve: Forth
The Verve: Forth (box set with CD and vinyl double LP
The Week That Was: The Week That Was
Woodhands: Heart Attack



  1. Hey Nick – I think Backyard Tire Fire’s release could be right up your alley, My Old Kentucky Blog premiered it:

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    Hi Nick,

    On behalf of Wall of Sound / PIAS, Matador Records and Mogwai, many thanks for plugging “The Hawk is Howling” (release date 21st September) … .. thanks also, on behalf of the artist and label, for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then full-length versions of “The Sun Smells Too Loud” and other, exclusive previews are available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc in the run-up to release at … .. do also check-out and for news and info on the new album and the band’s 2008 shows.

    Thanks again for your plug.



  3. The new Jim Boggia record rocks!

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