Posted by: Nick | March 3, 2009

Top Album Releases: February 2009

Top Album Releases: February 2009

Nick’s Top:

  1. Incredibad: The Lonely Island
  2. Here We Go Magic: Here We Go Magic
  3. Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered) (vinyl)
  4. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: The Century of Self
  5. Beirut: March of The Zapotec and Realpeople Holland
  6. Heartless Bastards: The Mountain
  7. Ben Lee: The Rebirth of Venus
  8. Iran: Dissolver

Cory’s Top:

  1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  2. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: Good Feeling Music of Dent May
  3. Iran: Dissolver
  4. Wavvves: Wavvves

Hank’s Top:

  1. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: Good Feeling Music of Dent May
  2. Beirut: March of The Zapotec and Realpeople Holland
  3. Death: For the Whole World to See
  4. M. Ward: Hold Time
  5. Alela Diane: To Be Still
  6. Wavvves: Wavvves

For a more detailed list of February releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy:

February 3, 2009

Andrew Bird: Noble Beast (vinyl)
Antony and the Johnsons: The Crying Light (vinyl)
Astronautalis: Pomegranate (vinyl)
The Bad Plus: For All I Care (vinyl)
Ben Kweller: Changing Horses (vinyl)
Black Gold: Rush (vinyl)
Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (remastered vinyl)
Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague
Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Reflections (3-CD box set)
A Day to Remember: Homesick
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: Good Feeling Music of Dent May (vinyl)
Diplo: Decent Work for Decent Wages
Duffy: Rockferry (deluxe edition with bonus CD)
Fiction Family: Fiction Family (vinyl)
The Fray: The Fray (vinyl)
The Gris Gris: Live at the Creamery (vinyl)
Heartless Bastards: The Mountain
Howlies: Trippin’ with Howlies
It Hugs Back: Inside Your Guitar (import)
Jim White: A Funny Little Cross to Bear
Joe Jackson: Live at the BBC (import)
Joseph Arthur: Temporary People (vinyl)
Josh Reichmann: Life Is Legal EP
Josh Wink: When a Banana Was Just a Banana
Julian Lennon: Valotte (reissue)
The Kinks: Picture Book (6-CD Japanese import box set)
Ladyfinger (ne): Dusk
Lisa Hannigan: Sea Sew
The Loved Ones: Distractions EP
Marco Benevento: Me Not Me
Marykate O’Neil: Underground
Metallica: All Nightmare Long EP (Australian import)
Mike Bones: A Fool for Everyone (vinyl)
Morrissey: Southpaw Grammar
My Chemical Romance: I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love (vinyl reissue)
Nico Vega: Nico Vega
Nous Non Plus: Menagerie
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Despair
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Megaritual
Ozric Tentacles: Erpland (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Owen: The EP (vinyl reissue)
P.O.S.: Never Better
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (vinyl)
Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage
Phosphorescent: To Willie (vinyl)
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (vinyl)
Roger Manning: Catnip Dynamite
Ruthie Foster: The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
Secret Machines: Secret Machines (with bonus tracks)
Silt: Cat’s Peak
Sole & the Skyrider Band: Remix Album
Squarepusher: Numbers Lucent EP (import)
Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself
Two Tongues: Two Tongues
U2: Rattle and Hum: I Love the 80’s Edition (dvd)
Various Artists: He’s Just Not That Into You (soundtrack)
The Von Bondies: Love Hate and Then There’s You (vinyl)
Vulture Whale: Vulture Whale (vinyl)
Wavvves: Wavvves
Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel: Willie and the Wheel (vinyl)
Wintersleep: Welcome to the Night Sky (import reissue with bonus tracks)
Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals (vinyl reissue)
Zero Boys: History of Zero Boys (reissue) (vinyl)
Zero Boys: Vicious Boys (reissue) (vinyl)
Zombi: Spirit Animal

February 10, 2009

Alice Cooper: School’s Out (reissue)
Andrew Jackson Jihad: Only God Can Judge Me
Autopilot: To the Wolves
Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered) (vinyl)
Beck: Odelay: 10th Anniversary Edition (4-LP limited edition vinyl box set)
Ben Folds: Stems and Seeds
Ben Lee: The Rebirth of Venus
The Bird and the Bee: Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (vinyl)
Buddy Holly: Memorial Collection
Burning Hearts: Aboa Sleeping
Can: Out of Reach (vinyl reissue)
Candi Staton: Who’s Hurting Now?
The Cars: Heartbeat City (reissue)
Charles Spearin: The Happiness Project
Cute Is What We Aim For: Rotation (vinyl)
Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid (vinyl with bonus CD)
David Bowie: Space Oddity: Collectors Edition (4-DVD box set)
Dexter Romweber Duo: Ruins of Berlin
Emmylou Harris: I’ve Always Needed You (reissue)
Erasure: Pop! Remixed
Fake Male Voice: Omg!!! FMV!!! (vinyl)
G.G. Allin: The Best of G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies
Glen Campbell: Greatest Hits
Glen Tilbrook & the Fluffers: Pandemonium Ensues
Golem!: Citizen Boris
Hot Panda: Volcano…Bloody Volcano (vinyl)
Incredibad: The Lonely Island
India.Arie: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
Jimmy Hall: Brothers of the Southland
Jon Hassell: Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle And The Drum (dvd)
Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (dvd)
Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrard: Rheingold: Live at the Loreley (dvd)
Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray (remastered vinyl)
Lily Allen: It’s Not Me, It’s You (vinyl picture disc)
Madlib: Beat Konducta, Vol. 5-6: Dil Cosby
Madonna: Miles Away (2-LP vinyl single)
Martin Bisi: Sirens of the Apocalypse
Michael Martin Murphey: Buckaroo Blue Grass
Missy Elliott: Block Party
Missy Raines: Inside Out
Miranda Lee Richards: Light of X
Motorhead: Ace of Spades (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Bomber (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Iron Fist (remastered and expanded)
Motorhead: Overkill (remastered and expanded)
MSTRKRFT: Bounce (vinyl)
Napalm Death: Time Waits for No Slave
Nels Cline: Coward
Niela Miller: Songs of Leaving (vinyl)
Now Now Every Children: Cars
O Pioneers!!!: Neon Creeps
Paramore: All We Know Is Falling (vinyl reissue)
Point Juncture WA: Heart to Elk (vinyl)
Prince: Purple Rain (vinyl reissue)
Red: Innocence & Instinct
Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous (vinyl reissue)
Trouble Andrew: Trouble Andrew
The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (dvd)
Van Morrison: The Bang Sessions (vinyl reissue)
Various Artists: Coraline: Original Soundtrack
Various Artists: Hushabye Baby: Lullabye Renditions of Patsy Cline
Various Artists: Music From The Motion Picture Watchmen (vinyl picture disc)
Various Artists: NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack
Various Artists: A String Tribute to Metallica

February 17, 2009

Abe Vigoda: Reviver (vinyl)
The Acorn: Heron Act
Aidan Moffat & the Best Of’s: How To Get From Heaven To Scotland (CD/LP box set)
Air featuring Henry Threadgill: Air Song (reissue)
Alela Diane: To Be Still (vinyl)
Ana Egge: Road to My Love
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (vinyl reissue)
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: The Century of Self
Annie Lennox: The Annie Lennox Collection (w/DVD)
The Appleseed Cast: Sagarmatha
Architecture in Helsinki: That Beep (single) (vinyl)
Asobi Seksu: Hush (vinyl)
Audrye Sessions: Audrye Sessions EP
Azita: How Will You? (vinyl)
Bang Camaro: Bang Camaro
Beirut: March of the Zapotec EP (vinyl)
Beirut: March of The Zapotec and Realpeople Holland
Benjy Ferree: Come Back to the Five & Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
Between the Pine: Friends, Foes, Mith and Kin
Bloodkin: Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again
Boy Eats Drum Machine: Two Ghosts
Brigitte DeMeyer: Red River Flower
Broken Spindles: Kiss/Kick
Charles Mingus: Night at Cafe Bohemia/Pithecanthropus Erectus Session (remastered)
Circlesquare: Songs About Dancing and Drugs
Clutch (As The Bakerton Group): El Rojo
Cranes: Cranes
Dakota Suite: The End of Trying (vinyl)
Darla Farmer: Rewiring Electric Forest
Death: For the Whole World to See (vinyl)
The Deep Dark Woods: Winter Hours
Eleni Mandell: Artificial Fire
Fake Problems: It’s Great to Be Alive
Faunts: Feel. Love. Thinking. Of.
Fol Chen: Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made
Get Up Kids: Something to Write Home About (vinyl reissue)
Gun Outfit: Dim Light (vinyl)
The Hunches: Exit Dreams (vinyl)
Iran: Dissolver
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (vinyl)
Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat: Tijuana Bible
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Smash Hits (remastered)
Joe Jackson: Live at the BBC
John Lee Hooker: 50 Years: John Lee Hooker Anthology
Katie Herzig: Apple Tree
Lal Meri: Lal Meri
Lidstrom: Where You Go I Go Too EP (special edition with bonus disc)
Living Things: Habeas Corpus (vinyl)
M. Ward: Hold Time (vinyl)
Mi Ami: Watersports (vinyl)
Miniature Tigers: Tell It to the Volcano
Minus the Bear: Acoustics (vinyl)
Mishka: Above the Bones
Morrissey: Years of Refusal (deluxe edition w/DVD) (vinyl)
Mountains: Choral (vinyl)
Murder City Devils: Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts (vinyl reissue)
Murder City Devils: In Name and Blood (vinyl reissue)
Murder City Devils: Murder City Devils (vinyl reissue)
Murder City Devils: Thelema (vinyl reissue)
N.A.S.A.: Spirit of Apollo
Neal Casal: Roots and Wings
Obscura: Cosmogenesis
Odawas: The Blue Depths (vinyl)
Odd Nosdam: T.I.M.E Soundtrack (vinyl)
Plushgun: Pins & Panzers
Psapp: The Camel’s Back
Psyopus: Odd Senses
Red Box: The Circle & The Square (reissue with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Goodnight Oslo
Sabotage Soundsystem: The Boto Machine Gun
Sam Roberts: Love at the End of the World
Serge Gainsbourg: Aux Armes et Caetera (vinyl reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg: L’ Homme a Tete De Chou (vinyl reissue)
Sholi: Sholi (vinyl)
Sin Fang Bous: Clangour (vinyl)
Sleeper: Behind Every Mask
The Sleeping: What It Takes
Sole & the Skyrider Band: The Remix Album
Southeast Engine: From the Forest to the Sea (vinyl)
Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band: The Mountain (vinyl reissue)
Steve Kilbey: Painkiller
Sylvain Chauveau: The Black Book of Capitalism (remastered)
These Are Powers: All Aboard Future (vinyl)
Throw Me the Statue: Purpleface
Thursday: Common Existence
Tombs: Winterhours (vinyl)
Tommy Keene: In the Late Bright
Various Artists: Confessions of a Shopaholic (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Dark Was the Night (vinyl)
Various Artists: Glitter & Gold: Words & Music By Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Various Artists: Protected: Massive Samples
Various Artists: Transporter 3 – Original Soundtrack
Vetiver: Tight Knit (vinyl)
Vibrarians: Red Light (vinyl single)
The Waitresses: Live at Hurrah (dvd)
Weird Owl: Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed (vinyl)
William Elliott Whitmore: Animals In The Dark (vinyl)
Zu: Carboniferous

February 24, 2009

A. Armada: Anam Cara EP
Absu: Absu
Air France: No Way Down
The Alternate Routes: A Sucker’s Dream
Anavan: Cover Story (vinyl)
B.B. King: Live in Africa (dvd)
Ben Harper: Alone: Live EP (vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Both Sides of the Gun (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Burn to Shine (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Diamonds on the Inside (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Fight for Your Mind (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Lifeline (vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Live from Mars (4-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: There Will Be a Light (vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: Welcome to the Cruel World (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: The Will to Live: Live EP (vinyl reissue)
Ben Harper: The Will to Live: Live EP (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Bill Frisell: The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs
Black Lips: 200 Million Thousand
The Bran Flakes: I Have Hands
Captain Beefheart: Safe as Milk (remastered)
Caw! Caw!: Wait Outside
Chris Isaak: Mr. Lucky
Clem Snide: Hungry Bird (vinyl)
Company of Thieves: Ordinary Riches
Dexter Romweber Duo: Ruins of Berlin (vinyl)
Django Reinhardt: Postwar Recordings 1944-1953
Gentleman Reg: Jet Black (vinyl)
Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff (remastered)
Here We Go Magic: Here We Go Magic
J.J. Cale: Roll On
Jerry Lee Lewis: Sun Singles Collection (2-LP vinyl)
Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry
John Cage & Mikhasoff: Cage Performs Cage: Empty Words
John Zorn: Film Works, Vol. 23: General
K’Naan: Troubadour
Kaiser Chiefs – Live at Elland Road (Blu-ray DVD)
Kinky: Barracuda
Kool Keith: Tashan Dorrsett
Lamb of God: Wrath
Laura Barrett: Victory Garden
Laura Gibson: Beasts of Seasons (vinyl)
The Lovetones: Dimensions
Mark E Smith & Ed Blaney: Smith and Blaney
MC Lars: This Gigantic Robot Kills
Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 2: Owl
Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight (import vinyl reissue)
Nosound: Lightdark
Pan-American: White Bird Release
Pink Martini: Sympathique
Ramones: It’s Alive (vinyl)
Screaming Blue Messiahs: Live at the BBC (remastered)
Shawn Phillips: At the BBC (remastered)
Steven Wilson: Insurgentes
Tom Rush: What I Know
Tom Waits: Romeo Bleeding: Live From Austin (import)
Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston (vinyl reissue)
U2: Get On Your Boots (import single)
Ultravox: Monument (import reissue)
Ultravox: Quartet (import reissue)
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live At the Hollywood Bowl (vinyl)
Various Artists: Krautrock- Music For Your Brain Vol 3 (import 6-CD box set)
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: India
Various Artists: Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration
Various Artists: War Child presents Heroes
Various Artists: The Wrestler (soundtrack)
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (2-CD import)
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (dvd)
Yes: Symphonic Live

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Responses

  1. Did they change the release date for Ben Lee’s new album? For some reason Amazon says it’s being released in April.

  2. Very possible. We go by the Largehearted Boy list and sometimes the release dates change. I’ll keep it up there anyway. Close enough.

  3. This month for me was all about Faunts, Alela Diane, and Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Those three towered above pretty much everything else I heard.


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