Posted by: Nick | October 20, 2008

Top Album Releases: September 2008

Top Album Releases: September 2008

Nick’s Top

  1. Mother Mother: O My Heart (sample)
  2. Starf*cker: Starf*cker (sample)
  3. Islands: Arm’s Way (sample)
  4. Girl Talk: Feed The Animals (sample)
  5. Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty (sample)
  6. Young Widows: Old Wounds (sample)
  7. Broadfield Marchers: The Inevitable Continuing (sample)
  8. These United States: Crimes (sample)
  9. TV on the Radio: Dear Science (sample)

Also Awesome = Mitch Hedberg: Do You Believe in Gosh? (sample)

Worst Idea Ever = Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Remixed (sample) *stright out of Walk Hard*

Cory’s Top

  1. Starfucker: Starfucker (sample)
  2. Portugal, the Man: Censored Colors
  3. Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer
  4. Mother Mother: O My Heart (sample)

Album that disappoints me the absolute most:

  1. The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (import)

Albums that amaze me in other ways…

  1. Terrence Howard: Shine Through It
  2. New Kids on the Block: The Block
  3. The Airborne Toxic Event: The Airborne Toxic Event (it wasn’t BAD…but what amazes me was their response to Pitchfork)

For a more comprehensive list of September 2008 releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy:

September 2, 2008

Amie Moriello: I Came Around
Apollo Sunshine: Shall Noise Upon
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (reissue) [vinyl]
Beegie Adair: Yesterday: A Solo Piano Tribute to the Music of the Beatles
Birdmonster: From the Mountain to the Sea
Birdmonster: From the Mountain to the Sea [vinyl]
Bjork: Wanderlust Deluxe Single Set (3-disc box set)
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun (limited edition with DVD)
Broadfield Marchers: The Inevitable Continuing
Broken Social Scene Presents… Brendan Canning: Something for All of Us… [vinyl]
Bruce Robison: The New World
Candlebox: Alive in Seattle
Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood
Coldplay: Parachutes (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Coldplay: X&Y (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Cracker: Countrysides (reissue)
Crosby, Stills, & Nash: Allies (reissue)
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Angles
De La Soul: De La Soul Is Dead/Art Official Intelligence (reissue)
Dean & Britta: L’Avventura (reissue)
Ellen Allien: Elphine: Trop Pierece Mix [vinyl]
Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On
The Faint: The Geeks Were Right EP [vinyl]
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (import with bonus EP)
Giant Sand: ProVISIONS
Greater Than One: All The Masters Licked Me
Jaguares: 45
Jazzanova & Mr. Scruff: Southport Weekender, vol. 7
Jefferson Airplane: At the Family Dog Ballroom (reissue)
Jefferson Starship: Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty
Lackthereof: Your Anchor [vinyl]
Laura Marling: Alas I Cannot Swim (with bonus live CD) [vinyl]
Lila Downs: Shake Away
Little Teeth: Child Bearing Man
moe.: Dr. Stan’s Prescription, Vol. 1
My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
My Morning Jacket: Z (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
New Kids on the Block: The Block
Nightmares on Wax: Thought So…
Nightmares on Wax: Thought So… [vinyl]
Odetta: Odetta Sings Dylan
A Perfect Circle: Mer de Noms [vinyl]
Porcupine Tree: Stars Die: The Delerium Years ’91-97 (remastered)
Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line [vinyl]
Radiohead: Amnesiac (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: The Bends (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: Hail to the Thief (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: OK Computer (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: Pablo Honey (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Rainbow Arabia: The Basta EP
Ramones: Ramones/Rocket to Russia (reissue)
REM: Document (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
The Residents: The Bunny Boy
Rodney Crowell: Sex and Gasoline
The Script: The Script
Shackleton: Shackleton Remixes
Shugo Tokumaru: Exit
Smithereens: B-Sides the Beatles
Sonya Kitchell: This Storm
Southside Johnny & La Bamba’s Big Band: Grapefruit Moon: The Songs Of Tom Waits
Stooges: Stooges/Funhouse (reissue)
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks: Beirut Slump / Shut Up & Bleed
Terrence Howard: Shine Through It
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor [vinyl]
Underoath: Lost in the Sound of Separation
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia
Various Artists: Bones (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Big Sweet Life – The Songs of Jon Dee Graham (with DVD)
Various Artists: Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul
Various Artists: Henry Poole Is Here (soundtrack)
Various Artists: KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic: The Next One
Various Artists: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: A Tribute to the Beatles
Various Artists: A Tribute To Keith Whitley
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
Young Jeezy: The Recession

September 9, 2008

Aids Wolf: Cities of Glass (vinyl)
The Airborne Toxic Event: The Airborne Toxic Event
Angela Desveaux: The Mighty Ship (vinyl)
Backyard Tire Fire: The Places We Lived [vinyl]
Bart Davenport: Palaces
The Bittersweets: Goodnight, San Francisco
The Black & White Years: The Black & White Years
Bound Stems: The Family Afloat (vinyl)
Brett Anderson: Wilderness (import)
Brian “Head” Welch: Save Me From Myself
Broken West: Now or Heaven
Calexico: Carried to Dust (vinyl)
Callers: Fortune
Catie Curtis: Sweet Life
Chad VanGaalen: Soft Airplane
Christophe Beck: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score (soundtrack)
Civet: Hell Hath No Fury
Clientele: That Night, A Forest Grew EP (import)
Colourmusic: f, monday, orange, february, venus, lunatic, 1 or 13
Common Market: Tobacco Road
D+: What is Doubt For?
Damien Jurado: Caught in the Trees (vinyl)
Daniel Johnston: 1990 (reissue)
Daniel Johnston: Artistic Vice (reissue)
Daniel Johnston: Rejected Unknown (reissue)
Dar Williams: Promised Land
Dark Romantics: Heartbreaker
Darlene Love: So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958-1998 (import)
Dave Stewart: The Dave Stewart Songbook, Vol. 1 [vinyl]
The Dead Science: Villainaire
Don Chambers: Zebulon
Donkeys: Living on the Other Side (vinyl)
Emilliana Torrrini: Me and Armini
Eric Benet: Love & Life
The Ettes: Look at Life Again
Fujiya and Miyagi: Lightbulbs
Girls Against Boys: Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby (reissue) (vinyl)
Grayson Capps: Rott ‘N’ Roll (vinyl)
Greg Camp: Defektor
Growing: All The Way (vinyl)
Gym Class Heroes: The Quilt
Hal Ketchum: Father Time
Horse Feathers: House With No Home (vinyl)
I’m Not Jim: You Are All My People
Iced Earth: The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
Jesu: Why Are We Not Perfect EP
Joan Baez: Day After Tomorrow
Joan Osborne: Little Wild One
John Cage: 26′ 1.1499” for a String Player and 45′ for a Speaker
Jonathan Richman: You Can Have A Cellphone That’s OK But Not For Me 7″ [vinyl]
Josh Hoge: Everything She Was
Josh Rouse: The Best of the Rykodisc Years
Jules Shear: More
Kellarissa: Flamingo
Kimya Dawson: Alphabutt (vinyl)
Lea DeLaria: The Live Smoke Session
Lemuria: First Collection
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez: Why Is Bear Billowing
Little Teeth: Child Bearing Man
Liz Durrett: Outside Our Gates
LL Cool J: Exit 13
Locksley: Don’t Make Me Wait
The Lovely Sparrows: Bury the Cynics
The Low Lows: Shining Violence
Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Midnight Blues
Maquiladora: St. Cecilia’s: Ritual of Hearts and White Sands (import)
Mark Tucker: In the Sack
Maserati: Inventions Remixes (vinyl)
Mates of State: My Solo Project (reissue) [vinyl]
Matt Bauer: The Island Moved in the Storm
Meiko: Meiko
Melissa Etheridge: Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled (reissue)
Metallica: Death Magnetic (2-lp vinyl) (5-lp vinyl)
Michael Franti & Spearhead: All Rebel Rockers (vinyl)
Mitch Hedberg: Do You Believe in Gosh?
Mogwai: Batcat EP (vinyl)
Natalie Cole: Still Unforgettable (vinyl)
Neil Young: Live At the Fillmore East [vinyl]
Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall 1971 (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
The New Year: The New Year (vinyl)
Novillero: A Little Tradition
Of Great & Mortal Men: 43 Songs For 43 U.S. Presidents
Of Montreal: Id Engager / Alter Eagle [vinyl]
Okkervil River: The Stand Ins (vinyl)
oRSo: Ask Your Neighbor
Parenthetical Girls: Entanglements (vinyl)
Patty Loveless: Sleepless Nights
People in Planes: Beyond the Horizon
Plushgun: Plushgun [vinyl]
Pontiak: Sun on Sun (vinyl)
Portastatic: Some Small History
Rafter: Sweaty Magic EP
Rahim: Laughter
Sam Champion: Heavenly Bender
Shaky Hands: Lunglight (vinyl)
The Sound of Animals Fighting: The Ocean and the Sun
Stereophonics: Pull the Pin
Steve Wynn: Crossing Dragon Bridge
Subways: All or Nothing
Thompson Twins: Here’s to Future Days (import reissue with bonus disc)
Tricky: Knowle West Boy (vinyl)
Tweak Bird: Reservations
Various Artists: The Celtic Tribute to Metallica
Various Artists: Hallam Foe (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Heroes Original Soundtrack (deluxe edition)
Various Artists: The New Rocky Horror Show
Various Artists: We Wish You a Metal Xmas…and a Headbanging New Year
Various Artists: The Women (soundtrack)
Viarosa: Send for the Sea
Woodhands: Heart Attack [vinyl]
Wovenhand: Ten Stones (vinyl)
Young Widows: Old Wounds (vinyl)
ZZ Top: Eliminator (collector’s edition with bonus DVD)

September 16, 2008

Al Stewart: Sparks of Ancient Light
All that Remains: Overcome
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Christmas with the Chipmunks
Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Asteroid No. 4: These Flowers of Ours
Avenged Sevenfold: Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Ben Taylor: The Legend Of Kung Folk Part 1 (The Killing Bite)
Beth Orton: Trailer Park (Legacy Edition) (import with bonus disc)
Blessid Union of Souls: Close To The Edge
Bob Geldof: Deep in The Heart of Nowhere (reissue)
Boston: Boston (vinyl reissue)
Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine (vinyl)
Brandi Carlile: Brandi Carlile Live in Boston (iTunes only)
Brass Bed: Midnight Matinee
The Break and Repair Method: Milk the Bee
Brimstone Howl: We Came in Peace
Buckcherry: Black Butterfly (vinyl)
Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (vinyl reissue)
Charlie Louvin: Steps to Heaven
Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood (vinyl)
Cory Chisel: Cabin Ghosts EP
Courteneers: St. Jude
The Cure: Hypnagogic States EP
Damon & Naomi: More Sad Hits (remastered vinyl)
Daniel Johnston: 1990/Artistic Vice (vinyl reissue)
Darius Rucker: Learn to Live
Dead Confederate: Wrecking Ball
DJ Muggs vs. Plant Asia: Pain Language
Dressy Bessy: Hollerandstomp (vinyl)
Everything But the Girl: 90’s Collection
Gary Louris & Mark Olson: Ready for the Flood (import)
Gasman: Superlife
George Clinton: George Clinton and Some Gangsters of Love
Hacienda: Loud Is the Night
The Girls: Yes, No, Yes, No
Ice Cube: The Essentials
James: Hey Ma
Jem: Down to Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield: With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt
John Lennon: Imagine (vinyl reissue)
John Zorn: Filmworks XX: Sholem
Johnny Cash: 16 Biggest Hits (vinyl reissue)
Jonezetta: Cruel to Be Young
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattlin’ Bones
Keller Williams: Live
Laika and the Cosmonauts: Cosmopolis
Leona Naess: Thirteens
Lindsey Buckingham: Gift of Screws
Lisa Loeb: Camp Lisa
The Lollipop Shoppe: Just Colour (remastered)
Lonelyhearts: Disaster Footage at Night
Loreena McKennit: The Journey Begins (4-disc box set)
Marc Broussard: Keep Coming Back
Matt Wertz: Under Summer Sun
Mother Mother: O My Heart
The Music: Strength in Numbers
Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman (vinyl)
Nelly: Brass Knuckles
Noah and the Whale: Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
Passion Pit: Chunk of Change

Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

Peter Garland: Three Strange Angels
Physics of Meaning: Snake Charmer & Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight
Portugal, the Man: Censored Colors
Psykup: We Love You All
Punchline: Just Say Yes
Radioactive Man: Growl
Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It
The Rhinos: In Rhi-Fi
Robin and Linda Williams: Buena Vista
Roger McGuinn: Live from Spain (vinyl only)
Simian Mobile Disco: FABRICLIVE 41
Smiths: Hang the DJ: The Very Best of the Smiths (remastered import)
The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (import)
Talkdemonic: Eyes at Half Mast (vinyl)
Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor (vinyl)
Tom Verlaine: Dreamtime (reissue)
Tom Verlaine: Words from the Front
Unknown Component: In Direct Communication
Unwritten Law: Live & Lawless
Various Artists: Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
Various Artists: Holiday Slow Jams
Various Artists: The Imus Ranch Record
Vibracathedral Orchestra: My Gate’s Open Tremble by My Side
War Tapes: War Tapes EP
Yelle: Pop-Up (vinyl only)
Yoshie Fruchter: Pitom

September 23, 2008

The Action Design: Never Say
Adventure: Adventure
All Girl Summer Fun Band: Looking Into It
Bang! Bang!: Industry Box (4-CD box set)
Bette Midler: Jackpot – The Best Bette
Blitzen Trapper: Furr (vinyl)
Brightblack Morning Light: Motion to Rejoin
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Town Topic
Charlie Haden: Rambling Boy
Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty
Conifer: Crown Fire
Danielson Famile: Fetch the Compas Kids (vinyl reissue)
Danielson Famile: Tell Another Joke at the Ol’ Chopping Block (vinyl reissue)
Danielson Famile: Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha | Omega) (vinyl reissue)
David Berkeley: Strange Light
David Gilmour: Live in Gdansk (2-CD and 2-DVD box set)
David Grubbs: Optimist Notes the Dusk
Donovan Quinn & The 13th Month: Donovan Quinn & The 13th Month
Dr. Dooom: Dr. Dooom 2
Dynamite Club: Fusion Era
Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile: Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Evergrey: Torn
Everlast: Love, War and The Ghost Of Whitey Ford
French Kicks: Covers EP (digital only)
Friendly Fires: Friendly Fires (vinyl)
Girl Talk: Feed The Animals
Golden Smog: Stay Golden, Smog: The Best of Golden Smog
Graham Nash: Songs for Beginners (remastered with bonus DVD)
Hank Williams III: Hank III Collector’s Edition (3-CD box set)
Heart: Heart Presents a Lovemonger’s Christmas
High Places: High Places (vinyl)
Holy Sons: Decline of the West
The Howling Hex: Earth Junk
I Heart Lung: Interoceans
Islands: Arm’s Way
Jackson Browne: Time the Conqueror
Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue
Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Remixed (vinyl)
Juno Reactor: Transmissions (reissue)
Karl Blau: Nature’s Got Away (vinyl)
KatJonBand: KatJonBand
Kings Of Leon: Only by the Night
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat: Nebulous Dreams
Koufax: Strugglers
La Dusseldorf: La Dusseldorf
Laura Warshauer: Laura Warshauer
Ledisi: It’s Christmas
Lenka: Lenka
Lights: Lights EP
Lily Holbrook: Wicked Ways
Lou Reed: Berlin (vinyl reissue)
Mamiffer: Hirror Enniffer
Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club: Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club
Mark Eitzel: West (reissue)
Mason Proper: Olly Oxen Free
Matt Duke: Kingdom Underground
Max Richter: 24 Postcards in Full Color
Milosh: III
Mogwai: The Hawk is Howling (vinyl)
The Mojomatics: Don’t Pretend That You Know Me
Monkey: Journey to the West
The Morning Light: The Morning Light
Nagisa Ne Te: Yosuga (vinyl)
Old Crow Medicine: Tennessee Pusher
Paul Flaherty: Aria Nativa
Peter Broderick: Home
Peter, Bjorn and John: Seaside Rock (vinyl only)
Pica Beats: Beating Back the Claws of the Cold
Pink Spiders: Sweat It Out
Pixies: Bossanova (vinyl reissue)
Pixies: Trompe le Monde (vinyl reissue)
Plain White T’s: Big Bad World
The Pretenders: Break Up The Concrete (vinyl only) (CD out October 7th)
Replacements: All Shook Down (remastered with bonus tracks)
Replacements: Don’t Tell a Soul (remastered with bonus tracks)
Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me (remastered with bonus tracks)
Replacements: Tim (remastered with bonus tracks)
Ryan Montbleau Band: Patience on Friday
Santogold: Santogold (vinyl)
Serena Maneesh: S-M Backwards
Sing It Loud: Come Around
Spyro Gyra: A Night Before Christmas
The Standard: Swimmer
Starf*cker: Starf*cker (vinyl)
Tecumseh: Avalanche & Inundation
Ten Kens: Ten Kens
Terry Lynn: Kingstonlogic 2.0
Thea Gilmore: Liejacker
Theo Travis & Robert Fripp: Thread
These United States: Crimes
Thievery Corporation: Radio Retaliation
Tito Puente: The Complete 78’s, Vol. 2
Toadies: No Deliverance (vinyl)
The Tough Alliance: New Chance
Tracy Shedd: Cigarettes & Smoke Machines
TV on the Radio: Dear Science (vinyl)
Various Artists: In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes: Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936
Various Artists; Like Black Holes in the Sky: The Tribute to Syd Barrett
Various Artists: Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Nights in Rodanthe (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Sex and the City, Vol. 2: More Music (soundtrack)
Various Artists: What Just Happened? Music from the Motion Picture (soundtrack)

September 30, 2008

Absentee: Victory Shorts
Amon Amarth: Twilight of the Thunder God (box set with bonus tracks)
Amy Grant: The Christmas Collection
Anberlin: New Surrender(USB stick)
Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year
The Archies: The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica
Asylum Street Spankers: What? And Give Up Show Biz?
Barbara Morgenstern: Come to Berlin EP (vinyl)
Bayside: Live at the Bayside Social Club
Bayside: Shudder
Beaujolais: Love at Thirty
Ben Folds: Way To Normal (CD&DVD) (CD&DVD&LP) (vinyl)
Blood Ceremony: Blood Ceremony
Bob Dylan: The Best of Bob Dylan (reissue)
Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs:The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (vinyl)
Bomb the Bass: Future Chaos (vinyl)
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall (2-LP vinyl)
Chairlift: Does You Inspire You
Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty (vinyl)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo’s Factory (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum (remastered with bonus tracks)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Willy and the Poor Boys (remastered with bonus tracks)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: So Far (reissue)
The Cure: The Document (CD&DVD)
Dear and the Headlights: Drunk Like the Bible Times
Dungen: 4
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves: Roll with You (vinyl)
Enigma: Seven Lives Many Faces
Faith Hill: Joy To The World
Firesign Theatre: Box of Danger: The Complete Nick Danger Casebook (4-CD box set)
Flecktones: Jingle All the Way
Gemma Hayes: Hollow of Morning
The Gentle Guest: We Are Bound To Save Some Souls Tonight
Grateful Dead: Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 (CD&DVD)
Hayden: In Field & Town (vinyl)
The Iguanas: If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times
Innerpartysystem: Innerpartysystem (vinyl)
Jack White & Alicia Keys: Another Way to Die (vinyl single)
Jack’s Mannequin: The Glass Passenger (CD&DVD) (vinyl)
James Morrison: Songs for You, Truths for Me
James Taylor: Covers
Jennifer Hudson: Jennifer Hudson
Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities
Jim “Kimo” West: Kimo’s Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas
Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys (limited edition vinyl reissue)
Joseph Arthur: Temporary People
Joshua Radin: Simple Times
Juan McLean: Simple Life (vinyl single)
Kinky: Barracuda
Koushik: Out My Window
La Rocca: Ok Okay
Large Professor: Main Source
Le Switch: And Now… Le Switch
Lesley Roy: Unbeautiful
Lou Reed: Through the Years: New York 1983 – Spain 2004 (import)
Madlib: WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip
Mary-Chapin Carpenter: Come Darkness Come Light: Twelve Songs Christmas
Matt Mays & El Torpedo: Terminal Romance
Medeski Martin and Wood: Radiolarians 1
Megadeth: Anthology: Set the World Afire
Melissa Etheridge: A New Thought For Christmas
Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight
Miles Davis: 50th Anniversary Kind of Blue (2-CDS&DVD&LP) (reissue with bonus tracks)
Murs: Murs for President (CD&DVD)
Musee Mecanique: Hold This Ghost
Neal Morse: Lifeline
Nightwatchman: The Fabled City
Nikki Costa: Pebble to a Pearl (vinyl)
Nina Simone: To Be Free (4-CD box set)
NWA: Family Tree
Oasis: Shock of the Lightning (import single)
People Under The Stairs: Fun DMC
Pete Seeger: At 89
Philip Glass: Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective (10-CD box set)
Polysics: We Ate The Machine
Populous & Short Stories: Drawn in Basic
Ramones: Brain Drain (reissue)
Restavrant: Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici
Restiform Bodies: TV Loves You Back (vinyl)
Roots Manuva: Slime & Reason (vinyl)
Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll (4-CD box set)
Samuel Markus: New Dawn
Semi Precious Weapons: We Love You
Simon Collins: U-Catastrophe //
Taj Mahal: Maestro
T.I.: Paper Trail
Todd Rundgren: Arena
Tori Amos: Live at Montreux 1991-1992
Travis: Ode to J. Smith
Trivium: Shogun (with DVD)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered deluxe edition) (CD only)
Ultravox: Rage in Eden (remastered)
Undertones: An Anthology (2-CD import)
Undertones: Get What You Need
Various Artists: Frank Zappa’s Jukebox
Various Artists: Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock
Various Artists: Hip-Hop Nursery Rhymes
Various Artists: Ladies of Christmas – Country Christmas
Various Artists: Nightmare Revisited
Various Artists: Notwave Sampler Vol. 2 (vinyl)
Various Artists: Les Paul & Friends-A Tribute To A Legend
Various Artists: Putumayo Kids Presents: Sesame Street Playground
Various Artists: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Various Artists: Rock N Rolla (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (import 3-CD box set)
Vivan Girls: Vivian Girls
The Western States Motel: Painted Birds Flying in the Orange Mirror Sun
Whitley: The Submarine
Willoughby: I Know What You’re Up To
XX Teens: Welcome To Goon Island (vinyl)



  1. Islands – Arm’s Way was released in May (and leaked a month before that) and Girl Talk came out in June.

    I don’t know about the new Cold War Kids, I’ve put it on several times and think it’s irritating. But I thought that about Robbers & Cowards and really like it now.

    I’ll check out Mother Mother.

    My September list would be
    1. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
    2. Metallica – Death Magnetic
    3. Okkervil River – The Stand Ins
    4. Kings of Leon – Only by the Night
    5. Calexico – Carried to Dust
    6. Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

  2. Good catch on Islands…Missed in May, so I’ll keep it on as a concession prize.

    GT’s new album was released digitally for a short time in June, but was scheduled for a physical release in September. That release has now been pushed back to November 11.

    I hear good things about the Metallica album, but have yet to listen to it.

  3. Arms Way could be put out every month this year and it still has no place on a top five list. It has two solid tracks surrounded by the worst collection of unimaginative noise.

  4. For me also:
    Giant Sand, Provisions
    Emiliana Torrini, Me And Armini
    Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Songs

    I didn’t know Mother Mother cd. Wonderful. Thanks!

  5. Islands = amazing.

    If you like them, listen to the rest of the Anti- artists on their sampler. It’s great.

    You can download it OR stream it:

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