Posted by: Nick | November 10, 2008

Top Album Releases: October 2008

Top Album Releases: October 2008

Nick’s Top

  1. Deerhunter: Microcastle
  2. The Cure: Dream 4.13
  3. Ezra Furman and the Harpoons: Inside The Human Body
  4. F*cked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life
  5. Mt. Eerie: Lost Wisdom
  6. + / – (Plus/Minus): Xs on Your Eyes
  7. I’m from Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini
  8. Brett Dennen: Hope for the Hopeless

Deerhunter- Nothing Ever Happened

Something to check out… Hunter S. Thompson: The Gonzo Tapes:The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Cory’s Top

  1. Deerhunter: Microcastle
  2. Fucked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life
  3. The Cure: Dream 4.13
  4. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: Not Animal
  5. I’m from Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini
  6. Mt. Eerie: Lost Wisdom
  7. Grails: Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Hank’s Top:

  1. Deerhunter: Microcastle
  2. Herman Düne: Next Year in Zion
  3. Marnie Stern: This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
  4. Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead
  5. Antony & The Johnsons: Another World EP,
  6. Lambchop: OH (ohio)
  7. Sea and Cake: Car Alarm

Honorable Mentions: Deerhoof: Offend Maggie, Ray Lamontagne: Gossip In The Grain, + / – (Plus/Minus): Xs on Your Eyes, Gregory & The Hawk: Moenie and Kitchi

For a more complete list of October 2008 album releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy

October 7, 2008

Agathe Max: This Silver String
All-American Rejects: Move Along (vinyl)
Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer (vinyl)
Annuals: Such Fun (vinyl)
Antony & The Johnsons: Another World EP (vinyl)
Bella Morte : Beautiful Death
Big & Rich: Big & Rich’s Super Galactic Fan Pak, Vol. 2
Black Sabbath: Dehumanizer (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Heaven & Hell (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Live Evil (remastered) (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Mob Rules (remastered) (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (deluxe edition)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: Evening Star (reissue)
Brian Eno & Ribert Fripp: No Pussyfooting
Brian Setzer Orchestra: The Ultimate Christmas Collection
Castanets: City of Refuge (vinyl)
Catfish Haven: Devastator (vinyl)
Charlie Pickett: Bar Band Americanus: The Best of Charlie Pickett And…
The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium
Crooked Fingers: Forfeit/Fortune (with DVD)
Cruiserweight: Big Bold Letters
Crystal Antlers: Crystal Antlers EP (reissue)
CYNE: Pretty Dark Things
Damon Aaron: Highlands (vinyl)
Daniel Martin Moore: Stray Age
Deerhoof: Offend Maggie (vinyl)
Department of Eagles: In Ear Park (vinyl)
Devin the Dude: Hi Life
Devin the Dude: Landing Gear (vinyl)
Duncan Lloyd: Seeing Double (import)
Earthless: Live At Roadburn
El Guincho: Alegranza (reissue)
Elliott Yamin: My Kind of Holiday
Eulogies: Tempted To Do Nothing EP
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons: Inside The Human Body
F*cked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life (vinyl)
The Gaslight Anthem: Sink or Swim (vinyl)
George Strait: Classic Christmas
Godhead: At the Edge of the World
Grails: Doomsdayer’s Holiday
Gregory & The Hawk: Moenie and Kitchi
Hauschka: Ferndorf
Her Space Holiday: XOXO, Panda and The New Kid Revival
Hot Lava: Lavalogy
I Set My Friends on Fire: Those We Leave Behind
Japanese Motors: Japanese Motors (vinyl)
Jay Nash: The Things You Think You Need
Jay Reatard: Matador Singles ’08 (vinyl)
Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead
Juana Molina: Un Dia
Julian Koster: Singing Saw at Christmastime
Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life
Kate Gaffney: The Coachman
King Tuff: Was Dead (vinyl)
KMFDM: Extra – Volume 3
Lambchop: OH (ohio)
Land of Talk: Some Are Lakes (vinyl)
The Legendary Pink Dots: Plutonium Blonde
Little Ones: Morning Tide
Lou Reed: Berlin (Original Soundtrack)
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmasville
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: Animal! (vinyl)
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: Not Animal
Mariane Faithfull: Live at the BBC (import)
Marnie Stern: This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
Matt Hires: Live From The Hotel Café EP
MF Doom: Operation Doomsday (reissue) (vinyl)
Michelle Williams: Unexpected
Mt. Eerie: Lost Wisdom
New Radiant Storm King: Drinking in the Moonlight
Notwist: Boneless (vinyl single)
Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul (with bonus DVD) (2-LP vinyl)
Pale Young Gentlemen: Black Forest (tra la la)
Paul Heaton: The Cross Eyed Rambler
The Pretenders: Break Up the Concrete
Pretty & Nice: Get Young
Primeridian: Da Mornin Afta
Rachael Yamagata: Teeth Sinking Into Heart (vinyl)
Rig 1: Above the Tree Line West of the Periodic
Rise Against: Appeal to Reason
Robin Guthrie: 3:19 Bande Originale du Film (soundtrack)
Rosebuds: Life Like (vinyl)
Sarah McLachlan: Closer (2-CD deluxe edition)
Say Anything: …Is a Real Boy (vinyl)
Senses Fail: Life Is Not a Waiting Room
Skeletons: Money (vinyl)
Slaraffenland: Sunshine EP
Spinto Band: Moonwink (vinyl)
Squeeze: The Complete BBC Sessions (import)
The Status: So This Is Progress
The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed (vinyl)
Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra: Secrets of the Sun
Tesla: Forever More
These Are Powers: Taro Tarot
These Are Powers: Terrific Seasons
These Arms Are Snakes: Tail Swallower and Dove (vinyl)
Various Artists: Otto: Or, Up With Dead People (soundtrack) (vinyl)
Various Artists: XL Recordings: The First Chapters
Women: Women (vinyl)
Wu-Tang Clan: Soundtracks From the Shaolin Temple
Yo! Majesty: Futuristically Speaking…

October 14, 2008

Al Jarreau: Christmas
Ame: fabric 42
Andy Bopp: This Guitar Kills Singer Songwriters
Ane Brun: Changing of the Seasons
Army Navy: Army Navy
Ashanti: The Vault (digital)
B.B. King: Collector’s Edition
Bart Davenport: Bart Davenport
Betty Botox: MMM Betty! EP
Bill Madden: Child of the Same God
Black Eyed Soul: Black Eyed Soul
Bob James & Hilary James: Christmas Eyes
Boo and Boo Too: No Tempo
The Botticellis: Old Home Movies (vinyl)
Brother von Doom: Relentless
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall
Buttless Chaps: Cartography
Chandeliers: The Thrush (vinyl)
Chet Baker: Chet in Chicago (vinyl)
Cool Hand Luke: The Sleeping House
Copeland: You Are My Sunshine
The Courteeners: St. Jude
Cranes: Cranes (import)
Dave Mason: 26 Letters 12 Notes
David Bowie: iSelect
Dead C: Secret Earth (vinyl)
Decemberists: Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series – Voume 1
Dillinger Four: Civil War
Early Man: Beware The Circling Fin
Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley Christmas Duets
Enigma: La Puerta Del Cielo (import single)
The Fleshtones: Stocking Stuffer
The Foreign Exchange: Leave It All Behind
Frances: All the While
Frank Turner: Love Ire & Song
F*ck Buttons: Colours Move (vinyl single)
Giant Sand: Provisions (vinyl)
Gojira: The Way of All Flesh (vinyl)
Gomez: Bring It On (10th Anniversary Edition)
Haste the Day: Dreamer
The Haunted: Versus
Hearts of Palm U.K.: For Life
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Dirt Don’t Hurt (vinyl)
Houston Calls: The End of an Error
I’m from Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini
Indian Jewelry: Free Gold (vinyl)
Ingrid Michaelson: Be OK
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers: Inside Tracks
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition (2-CD & DVD)
Kate Campbell: Save the Day
Keane: Perfect Symmetry (2-CD deluxe edition)
Killing Joke: Peel Sessions 1979-1981
Kinetic Stereokids: Have A Nice Day EP
Kristin Chenoweth: A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas
Ladyhawke: Paris Is Burning EP
Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too EP (vinyl)
Los Campesinos: We’re Beautiful We’re Doomed (import)
Los Lonely Boys: Christmas Spirit
Lotus: Hammerstrike
Lucinda Williams: Little Honey (vinyl)
Marcio Local: Three Inches of Music Series
Martin Sexton: Solo
Menahan Street Band: Make the Road by Walking
Mighty Underdogs: Droppin’ Science Fiction (vinyl)
The Music: Strength in Numbers
New Kids On The Block: Merry, Merry Christmas
Nick Jaina: A Narrow Way
Nick Warren: Lima
Nikka Costa: Pebble to a Pearl
Nina Simone: Remixed & Reimagined (vinyl)
Oh My God: Fools Want Noise
The Organ: Thieves EP
Panthers: Goblin City (vinyl single)
Parties: Can’t Come Down
Pillars & Tongues: Protection
The Qemists: Join the Q
Ray Lamontagne: Gossip In The Grain (vinyl)
Rebelution: Courage to Grow
Religious Knives: The Door
Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove (8-LP vinyl box set)
Run On Sentence: Oh When the Wind Comes Down
Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior
Secret Machines: Secret Machines
Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (vinyl reissue)
Shai Hulud: A Profound Hatred of Man (vinyl reissue)
Shai Hulud: Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and Compassion (vinyl reissue)
Shearwater: The Snow Leopard EP (digital)
Sixpence: None The Richer: The Dawn of Grace
Sleeping in the Aviary: Expensive Vomit In A Cheap Hotel
Snow Patrol: Take Back the City (import single)
The Spores: Doom Pop
Static X: Cannibal Killers Live (with DVD)
Swervedriver: Mezcal Head (import & remastered)
Telepathe: Chrome’s On It EP (vinyl)
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!: Three Inches of Music Series
Tobacco: F*cked Up Friends (vinyl)
Todd Snider: Peace Queer
Tony Bennett: A Swingin’ Christmas
Townes Van Zandt: Delta Momma Blues (vinyl reissue)
Townes Van Zandt: Townes Van Zandt (vinyl reissue)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered vinyl)
Ultravox: Vienna (remastered)
Unearth: The March
UnSun: The End of Life
Van She: V (import)
Various Artists: Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
Various Artists: Christmas A Go-Go
Various Artists: Classic Rock Christmas
Various Artists: The Hotel Cafe Presents…Winter Songs
Various Artists: How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Psychobilly Christmas
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Jazz & Blues Christmas
Various Artists: Tinkerbell (soundtrack)
Various Artists: W. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: We Wish You a Metal Xmas…and a Headbanging New Year
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and The Amorphous Strums: Dark Developments
Visitations: The Conundrum Tree
Vivian Girls: Vivian Girls (vinyl)
War: Greatest Hits Live
Windy & Carl: Songs for the Broken Hearted
Winterpills: Central Chambers
YACHT: Summer Song (vinyl single)
Yngwie Malmsteen: Perpetual Flame
Yo-Yo Ma: Songs of Joy & Peace (2-CD deluxe edition)
Yonlu: Three Inches of Music Series

October 21, 2008

+ / – (Plus/Minus): Xs on Your Eyes
AC/DC: Black Ice (Wal-Mart exclusive)
An Albatross: The An Albatross Family Album
Anni Rossi: Afton
Beach House: Used To Be (single)
Bloc Party: Talons (import single)
Bombay Dub Orchestra: 3 Cities
Boy Eats Drum Machine: Booomboxxx
Brett Dennen: Hope for the Hopeless (vinyl)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: Evening Star (reissue)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: No Pussyfooting (2-CD reissue)
Brother JT3: Jelly Roll Gospel (vinyl)
Cornelius: Sensuous/Sensurround
Daniel Johnston: Fear Yourself
Danielson: Our Givest (Remix) (vinyl)
Davis Coen: Blues Lights for Yours and Mine
Dead Trees: King of Rosa
The Dears: Missiles (vinyl)
Dears: Money Babies (import single)
Deep Vibration: Vera Cruz EP
The Doors: Perception (remastered 12-disc box set)
El Guincho: Alegranza! (vinyl)
Electric Six: Flashy (vinyl)
Eric Copeland: Alien In A Garbage Dump (vinyl single)
Erik Friedlander: Broken Arm
Final Fantasy: Play
Fireworks: We Are Everywhere
Gang Gang Dance: Saint Dymphna (vinyl)
Gary Louris: Acoustic Vagabonds
Genesis: Genesis 1970-1975 (13-CD box set)
Grails: Doomsdayer’s Holiday (vinyl)
Gretchen Peters: Northern Lights
Hank Williams III: Damn Right, Rebel Proud (vinyl)
Heavy Hands: Smoke Signals (vinyl)
Herman Düne: Next Year in Zion
The High Strung: Moxie Bravo (vinyl reissue)
Hospital Ships: Oh, Ramona
Hush Arbors: Hush Arbors
Jack White & Alicia Keys: Another Way to Die (import single)
Jazzanova: Of All the Things
Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Happier Than You
Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love (vinyl reissue)
Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead (vinyl)
Keane: Lovers Are Losing (import single)
Kiss: Ikons (4-CD box set)
Lake: Oh, the Places We’ll Go (vinyl)
Last Shadow Puppets: My Mistakes Were Made for You (import single)
The Lemon Pipers: Love Beads and Meditation (import reissue)
Libertines: Time for Heroes: The Best of the Libertines (vinyl)
Long Blondes: Singles (import)
Lydia: Illuminate
Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 6
Mick Fleetwood Blues Band: Blue Again! (import)
Miles Davis All Stars: Broadcast Sessions 1958-1959
Mogwai: Hawk Is Howling (import with bonus CD)
Mythical Beast: Scales
Night Horse: The Dark Won’t Hide You (vinyl)
Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping (2-LP vinyl)
OhGr: Devils In My Details
Parts & Labor: Receivers (vinyl)
Pit Er Pat: High Time (vinyl)
PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love (vinyl reissue)
Primus: Sailing the Seas of Cheese (vinyl reissue)
Prodigy: Product of the 80’s
RTX: JJ Got Live RaTX (vinyl)
Sam Taylor Wood: I’m in Love with a German Film Star (single)(vinyl)
Sara Groves: O Holy Night
Sea and Cake: Car Alarm (vinyl)
Sebastian Grainger: Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains (vinyl)
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins: Clutch of the Tiger (vinyl)
Simon Bookish: Everything | Everything
So So Glos: Tourism/ Terrorism (vinyl)
Super XX Man: Vol. XII: There’ll Be Diamonds
Swervedriver: Ejector Seat Reservation (remastered import)
Swervedriver: Raise (remastered import)
Tim Ries: Stones World: Rolling Stones Project, Vol. 2
Tony Trischka: Hill Country (reissue)
Van Halen: Van Halen (reissue)
Various Artists: All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Various Artists: High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack) (CD+DVD)
Various Artists: SAW V: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Waylon Jennings: Waylon Forever
The Welch Boys: Drinkin’ Angry
The Whispertown 2000: Swim
White Hinterland: Luniculaire EP
Yo Majesty: Futuristically Speaking: Never Be Afraid (vinyl)

October 28, 2008

The 88: Not Only… But Also
Arthur Russell: Love Is Overtaking Me
The Band: The Band (vinyl reissue)
The Band: Music From Big Pink (vinyl reissue)

Band from TV: Hoggin All The Covers
Beach Boys: Endless Summer (vinyl reissue)
Bloc Party: Intimacy (vinyl)
Boz Scaggs: Speak Low
caUSE co-MOTION!: It’s Time!
The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium (vinyl)
Cheap Trick: At Budokan (vinyl reissue)
Cobra Verde: Haven’t Slept All Year
Crystal Stilts: Alight of Night (vinyl)
The Cure: Dream 4.13 (vinyl)
Cynic: Traced On Air
Darling Downs: From One to Another
Dave Alvin: The Best of the Hightone Years
David Benoit: Jazz For Peanuts – Charlie Brown TV Themes
Deerhunter: Microcastle (vinyl)
Devo: Greatest Misses (reissue)
DJ Babu: Duck Season 3
Dungen: 4 (vinyl)
Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On
Emery: While Broken Hearts Prevail EP
Envy-Jesu: Envy-Jesu (vinyl)
Fight Bite: Emerald Eyes
Forgive Durden: Forgive Durden Presents Razia’s Shadow: A Musical
George Carlin: FM & AM (reissue)
George Carlin: Jammin in New York (reissue)
Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings
Horse Feathers: Words Are Dead (vinyl)
Hunter S. Thompson: The Gonzo Tapes:The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
I Am Robot and Proud: Uphill City (vinyl)
It’s a Musical: Music Makes Me Sick (vinyl)
Jesse Malin: On Your Sleeve
Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? (vinyl reissue)
Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love (vinyl reissue)
John Legend: Evolver (with DVD)
John Lennon: Rock ‘N’ Roll (vinyl reissue)
John Zorn: Film Works, Vol. 21: Belle de Nature/Rijksmuseum
Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash’s America
Juliette Commagere: Queens Die Proudly
Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads (vinyl)
KaiserCartel: Okay…and Other Things We Feel EP
Lady Gaga: The Fame
Langhorne Slim: When the Sun’s Gone Down
Larkin Grimm: Parplar
Living Colour: CBGB Omfug Masters: August 19 2005 the Bowery Collection
Loreena McKennitt: A Midwinter Night’s Dream
Lovedrug: The Sucker Punch Show
Lucinda Williams: Lu in 08 (digital only)
M83: Digital Shades Vol. 1 (reissue)
Manual: Confluence
Marillion: Marbles (reissue)
Marillion: Vol. 1-Happiness Is the Road: Essence
Marillion: Vol. 2-Happiness Is the Road: the Hard Shoulder
Marykate O’Neil: mkULTRA
The Matthew Herbert Big Band: Goodbye Swingtime (reissue)
Matthew Herbert: There’s Me and There’s You
Merle Haggard: Live from Austin, TX ’78 (with DVD)
Metallica: And Justice For All (4-disc vinyl reissue) (2-disc vinyl reissue)
Nick Jaina: A Narrow Way (vinyl)
No-Neck Blues Band: Clomeim (vinyl)
O’Death: Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus (vinyl)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) (vinyl)
Pere Ubu: Dub Housing (reissue)
Pink: Funhouse
The Pretenders: Isle of View (reissue)
Queen: A Day at the Races (vinyl reissue)
Queen: A Night at the Opera (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Queen II (vinyl reissue)
Queen: Sheer Heart Attack (vinyl reissue)
Queen & Paul Rodgers: The Cosmos Rocks (vinyl)
Rachael Yamagata: Elephants: Teeth Sinking Into Heart (vinyl)
Red Eyed Legends: Wake Up, Legend
Rodrigo y Gabriela: Live in Japan
Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (vinyl reissue)
Roxy Music: Roxy Music (vinyl reissue)
Ruth: Anorak
Ry Cooder: The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals: Cardinology
School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms
SCSI-9: Easy as Down
The Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (vinyl reissue)
The Small Faces: Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (vinyl reissue)
Snow Patrol: A Hundred Million Suns (with DVD) (vinyl)
Spiritualized: Songs in A & E (vinyl)
Squarepusher: Just a Souvenir (vinyl)
Starflyer 59: Dial M
Susan Tedeschi: Back To The River
Those Poor Bastards: Satan is Watching
Tom Gabel Aga: Heart Burns EP
Tom Russell: Veteran’s Day: The Tom Russell Anthology
Trail of Dead: Festival Thyme (vinyl)
Unbunny: Sensory Underload: Uncertain
Various Artists: Garage Band Christmas – Volume 1
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Women of Jazz
The Verve: Urban Hymns (vinyl reissue)
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power and the Amorphous Strums: Dark Developments
Waylon Jennings: Live from Austin, TX ’84
Waylon Jennings: Only The Best of Waylon Jennings
Wings: Band on the Run (vinyl reissue)



  1. Ok. I’m going to listen something I lost. My list is here:

  2. what about …. ?

  3. Also notable, Ryan Adams – Cardinology and Tobacco – Fucked Up Friends.

    I guess I’ll listen to the new Cure album then, if it’s not that bad. I know the two before it are supposed to be good too, but I’ve just never worn out the 80s albums enough to want more.

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