Posted by: Nick | January 2, 2009

Top Album Releases : December 2008

Top Album Releases : December 2008

Nick’s Top

None.  Per usual, not much released this month but reissues.  Pretty psyched about Van Morrison’s Moondance vinyl reissue, however.  I’ll go ahead and call Animal Collective’s new album my top January release.  

Cory’s Top

  1. Lucksmiths: First Frost (even though I think this might have actually have been November and I just missed it)

For a more complete list of December 2008 Releases, see below the break…

From Largehearted Boy:

December 2, 2008

Akon: Freedom
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bob Marley & The Wailers (5-CD box set)
Britney Spears: Circus (deluxe edition with DVD)
Carly Simon: Sing Songs for Children
Crosby Stills & Nash: Allies (import reissue)
Kylie Minogue: X (2008 Tour Edition with bonus tracks & DVD)
Madonna: Miles Away (import single) (vinyl)
Marianne Faithfull: Easy Come Easy Go (import)
Mark Olsen & Gary Louris: Ready for the Flood (import)
Neil Young: Sugar Mountain – Live At Canterbury House 1968 (with DVD)
Panic! at the Disco: Live in Chicago (with DVD)
Scarface: Emeritus
Various Artists: Cadillac Records (soundtrack) (vinyl)
Various Artists: Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records

December 9, 2008

AC/DC: Church of Rock – The Bon Scott Years (dvd)
Alice Russell: Pot of Gold
Aretha Franklin: This Christmas
B. Fleischman: Angst Is Not a Weltanschauung! (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Changing Tracks (dvd)
Cat Power: Dark End of the Street EP (vinyl)
Charlie Louvin: Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs
Collective Soul: Afterwords (reissue)
Common: Universal Mind Control
The Damned: So, Who’s Paranoid?
Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs (vinyl)
Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics (dvd)
The Dead C: Secret Earth EP (vinyl)
Dead Can Dance: Serpent’s Egg (remastered)
DM Stith: Curtain Speech
El Guincho: Alegranza
Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be (2-LP + CD edition)
Fennesz: Black Sea (vinyl)
Fennesz: June (vinyl)
Flipper: Album – Generic Flipper (reissue)
Flipper: Gone Fishin’ (reissue)
Flipper: Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985 (reissue)
Flipper: Sex Bomb Baby (reissue)
Get Up Kids: Four Minute Mile (vinyl reissue)
Headlights: Remixes
Icarus Line: Penance Soiree (vinyl reissue)
The Jam: In the City (vinyl reissue)
Jim Noir: Jim Noir (vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland (w/DVD)
John Cage: 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (dvd)
John Zorn: The Crucible
Joker’s Daughter: Worm’s Head
Justice: Across the Universe (w/DVD)
Katy Perry: Hot N Cold (import single)
Keak Da Sneak & San Quinn: Welcome To Scotland
Kings of Leon: Use Somebody (import single)
La Dusseldorf: Individuellos (reissue)
Last Step: 1961 (vinyl)
Long Winters: Live at the Showbox (dvd)
Loop: Fade Out (reissue with bonus disc)
Loop: Heaven’s End (reissue with bonus disc)
Lucksmiths: First Frost
The Magnificents: Year of Explorers
The Maine: …And a Happy New Year EP
Marissa Nadler: Ballads of Living and Dying (vinyl reissue)
Mark Kozelek: The Finally EP
Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark (vinyl)
New York Dolls: New York Dolls (vinyl reissue)
Parenthetical Girls: Entanglements (vinyl)
Pavement: Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition (remastered with bonus disc)
Queen: The Singles Collection (import 15-CD box set)
Radio Soulwax: Part of the Weekend Never Dies (DVD w/CD)
Ray Charles: Live at Montreux 1997 (Blu-ray DVD)
Roadrunner United: The Concert (dvd)
Simon Bookish: Everything/ Everything (vinyl)
Skeletons: Money (vinyl)
The Smiths: Singles Box (import 12-disc 7″ collection)
Soledad Brothers: Live (vinyl reissue)
Stereophonics: Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics
Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (reissue)
Stereophonics: Word Gets Around (reissue)
Stereophonics: You Gotta Go There to Come Back (reissue)
Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak (vinyl reissue)
Todd Snider: Peace Queer (vinyl)
Tori Amos: Live at Montreux 1991 & 1992 (Blu-ray DVD)
The Triffids: Beautiful Waste and Other Songs (remastered)
The Triffids: The Black Swan (remastered)
The Triffids: Treeless Plain (remastered)
Vampire Weekend: The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance (single)
Various Artists: The Complete Motown #1s Box (10-CD box set)
Various Artists: Four Christmases: Music From The Motion Picture
Various Artists: Music From Degrassi: Next Generation
Waylon Jennings: Waylon Forever (vinyl reissue)
Welcome Wagon: Welcome To The Welcome Wagon
The Who: Quadrophenia (vinyl reissue)
William Burroughs: Break Through in Grey Room (vinyl reissue)
Winterpills: Central Chambers (vinyl)

December 16, 2008

All-American Rejects: When The World Comes Down (deluxe edition with bonus CD)
Bauhaus: Stairway to Escher (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan 1960’s
Common: Universal Mind Control (vinyl)
Keyshia Cole: A Different Me
Dave Matthews Band: Live at Mile High Music Festival
Dave Matthews Band: Live Trax Vol. 13
Fall Out Boy: Folie a Deux (2-LP vinyl)
Ghostface Killah: Ghostdeini The Great
Jamie Foxx: Intuition
Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak (2-LP vinyl collector’s edition)
Kate Rusby: Sweet Bells (import)
The Kinks: Picture Book (6-CD import box set)
Lil Wayne: Dedication, Vol. 3
Madonna: Miles Away (remix EP)
Mika Live Au Parc Des Princes (dvd)
Motley Crue: Journals of the Damned (6-LP vinyl box set)
Piles: Da REAList
The Raconteurs: Old Enough (single) (vinyl)
Soulja Boy: iSouljaboytellem (vinyl)
Various Artists: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Slumdog Millionaire (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Yes Man (soundtrack)

December 23, 2008

Duffy: Rockferry (import deluxe edition with bonus CD)
Santana: The Best of the Fillmore Years
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (vinyl reissue)
Van Morrison: Moondance (vinyl reissue)
Various Artists: Revolutionary Road (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (soundtrack)

December 30, 2008

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