Posted by: Nick | May 5, 2009

Top Album Releases: April 2009

Top Album Releases: April 2009


Nick’s Top

  1. The Crocodiles: Summer Of Hate
  2. Wooden Shjips: Dos
  3. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Vs. Children
  4. Bat for Lashes: Two Suns
  5. Pomegranates: Everybody, Come Outside!
  6. Woods: Songs of Shame
  7. Empire of the Sun: Walking on a Dream (I actually counted this album for last year, but oh well)

Hank’s Top

  1. The Monks: Black Monk Time (remastered with bonus tracks)
  2. Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
  3. Papercuts: You Can Have What You Want
  4. Woods: Songs of Shame
  5. The Crocodiles: Summer Of Hate

Scott’s Top

  1. Richard Swift- The Atlantic Ocean
  2. Manchester Orchestra- Mean Everything To Nothing
  3. Pomegranates- Everybody, Come Outside!
  4. Starflyer 59- Silver (vinyl version)
  5. Totally Michael- Totally Michael
  6. The Doves- Kingdom of Rust

Cory’s Top

  1. The Crocodiles: Summer Of Hate
  2. Japandroids – Post Nothing
  3. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
  4. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Vs. Children
  5. Blank Dogs – Under and Under
  6. Pterodactyl – Worldwide
  7. Dark was the Night compilation
  8. White Chocolate & Ice Cracka – Crack ‘dat Ice

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

From Largehearted Boy

April 7, 2009

Alison Brown: The Company You Keep
All The Saints / These Arms Are Snakes: “Host” b/w “Washburn”
Antony And The Johnsons: Epilepsy Is Dancing
Arcade Fire: Miroir Noir (dvd) (2-DVD limited edition)
Balkan Beat Box: Nu-Made: Remixes & Videos (vinyl)
The Band: The Band (remastered)
Bat For Lashes: Daniel (vinyl import)
Bat for Lashes: Two Suns
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (remastered)
Beastie Boys: Check Your Head (remastered with bonus disc) (vinyl)
Bell Orchestre: As Seen Through Windows (vinyl)
Bettye LaVette: Do Your Duty
Black Dice: Repo (vinyl)
Black Sabbath: Paranoid (2-LP remastered and expanded vinyl)
Blue October: Approaching Normal (vinyl)
Bob Mould: Life and Times
Buraka Som Sistema: Black Diamond
Captain Beefheart: Safe as Milk (vinyl reissue)
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: Mirror Man (vinyl reissue)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Vs. Children
Cassandra Wilson: Closer to You: The Pop Side
Cat Stevens: Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 (vinyl)
Chain and the Gang: Down With Liberty… Up With Chains! (vinyl)
Coathangers: Scramble (vinyl)
Comet Gain: Broken Record Prayers (vinyl)
Crystal Antlers: Tentacles (vinyl)
Dananananaykroyd: Hey Everyone
David Wilcox: Open Hand
Depeche Mode: Wrong (vinyl)
Depeche Mode: Wrong Pt. 1 (import)
Depeche Mode: Wrong Pt. 2 (import)
DM Stith: Heavy Ghost (vinyl)
Doves: Kingdom of Rust
Erasure: Total Pop! Deluxe Box (3-CD & DVD)
The Ettes: Danger Is EP
Eulogies: Here Anonymous (vinyl)
The Felice Brothers: Yonder Is The Clock
Fever Ray: Fever Ray (vinyl)
Gavin Castleton: Home
Glenn Tilbrook: Pandemonium Ensues
Gliss: Devotion Implosion (vinyl)
Grails: Acid Rain (dvd)
Grateful Dead: Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings (9-CD box set)
Grateful Dead: To Terrapin: May 28, 1977 Hartford, CT
Halloween, Alaska: Champagne Downtown (vinyl)
Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes
Harry Nilsson: The Best of Harry Nilsson
HEALTH: Die Slow (vinyl)
Hello Saferide: More Modern Short Stories from Hello Saferide
The Hold Steady: A Positive Rage
I Was a King: I Was a King (vinyl)
It Hugs Back: Inside Your Guitar
Jadakiss: The Last Kiss
John Coltrane: Giant Steps(2-LP vinyl reissue)
Joker’s Daughter: The Last Laugh
Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care
Lady Sovereign: Jigsaw
Lisa Hannigan: Sea Sew (vinyl)
Man Or Astro-Man?: Experiment Zero (vinyl reissue)
Merle Haggard: Best of Merle Haggard
Metallica: Broken, Beat and Scarred (Part 1) (import)
Micachu: Jewellery (vinyl)
Mono: Hymn to the Immortal Wind (vinyl)
Mono: One Step More And You Die / New York Soundtracks (remastered vinyl with bonus disc)
Neil Young: Fork in the Road (with DVD)
Pele: A Scuttled Bender In A Watery Closet
Pontiak: Maker (vinyl)
Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere (dvd)
Prefab Sprout: Original Album Classics (5-CD box set)
Propagandhi: Supporting Caste
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: A Stranger Here
Ray Charles: Genius! – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection
Richard Shindell : Not Far Now
Richard Swift: The Atlantic Ocean (vinyl)
Sara Watkins: Sara Watkins
Single File: Common Struggles (vinyl)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Hyaena (remastered with bonus tracks)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Tinderbox (remastered with bonus tracks)
Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob Squarepants Greatest Hits
Storsveit Nix Noltes: Royal Family – Divorce (vinyl)
Superchunk: Leaves In The Gutter EP
The Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies Revealed (vinyl)
Telekinesis!: Telekinesis!
The Thermals: Now We Can See (vinyl)
Toubab Krewe: Live at the Orange Peel
The Tragically Hip: We Are the Same
U2: The Lowdown Unauthorized
Various Artists: Crank: High Voltage (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Score! 20 Years of Merge Records
Various Artists: Sleepytime Tunes: Dave Matthews Band Lullaby Tribute
Various Artists: Speed Dating: A No. 6 Records Compendium
Various Artists: Loving Takes This Course – A Tribute To The Songs Of Kath Bloom
The Veils: Sun Gangs (vinyl)
Velvet Underground: Live at Max’s Kansas City (vinyl reissue)
Vienna Teng: Inland Territory
Wetton/Downes: Icon 3
William Fitzsimmons: The Sparrow and the Crow
Young Widows & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Young Widows Split Series Vol. 1 (vinyl)
Youth Group: The Night Is Ours
Zoe: Reptilectric

April 14, 2009

Amen Dunes: Dia (vinyl)
Animal Collective: Danse Manatee (import vinyl reissue)
Animal Collective: Spirit They’ve Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished (import vinyl reissue)
Balkan Beat Box: Nu-Med (vinyl reissue)
Beck: One Foot in the Grave (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bernie Williams: Moving Forward
Big Business: Mind the Drift
Big Star: #1 Record
Big Star: Radio City (vinyl reissue)
Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (vinyl)
Bjork: Voltaic (import Dualdisc)
Blue Giant: Target Heart (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Basement Tapes (import reissue)
Bob Dylan: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (import reissue)
The Boy Least Likely To: The Law of the Playground
Buddy Guy: The Definitive Buddy
Camera Obscura: French Navy (import single)
Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague (vinyl)
Caroline Weeks: Songs for Edna (vinyl)
Circus Devils: Gringo (vinyl)
Crippled Black Phoenix: 200 Tons of Bad Luck (vinyl)
Death Cab for Cutie: The Open Door EP
The Death Set: Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods
Dengue Fever: Sleepwalking Through the Mekong (dvd)
Derek Trucks band: Already Live EP
Dukes Of Stratosphear: 25 O’Clock (remastered)
Dukes Of Stratosphear: Psonic Psunspot (remastered)
Easy Star All-Stars: Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Eat Skull: Wild & Inside
Fastball: Little White Lies
Fire on Fire: The Orchard
Genesis: 1970-1975 (6-LP vinyl box set)
The George-Edwards Group: 38:38 (vinyl reissue)
Grand Duchy: Petits Fours
The Handsome Family: Honey Moon (vinyl)
Harvestman: In a Dark Tongue (vinyl)
Herbie Hancock: Thrust (vinyl reissue)
Ida Maria: Fortress Round My Heart (vinyl)
In Flagranti: Brash and Vulgar
Jake Shimabukuro: Live
Jeniferever: Spring Tides
Jill Sobule: California Years
John Doe: Country Club (vinyl)
Juan Maclean: The Future Will Come
Kevin Blechdom: Gentlemania
Kurt Vile: God Is Saying This to You (vinyl)
Lady Gaga: Poker Face (import single)
Life and Times: Tragic Boogie
Life on Earth!: A Space Water Loop (vinyl)
Malajube: Labyrinthes (vinyl)
Marissa Nadler: Little Hells (vinyl)
Medeski Martin & Wood: Radiolarians II
Metric: Fantasies
Mia Doi Todd: Morning Music
Mike Farris: Shout! Live (vinyl)
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: In a Silent Way (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Nefertiti (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain (vinyl reissue)
The Monks: Black Monk Time (remastered with bonus tracks)(vinyl)
The Monks: The Early Years: 1964-1965 (reissue) (vinyl)
Mount Eerie: Live in Copenhagen (vinyl)
Mulatu Astatke &The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information, Vol. 3 (vinyl)
Neko Case: Middle Cyclone (vinyl UK import)
No-Neck Blues Band: At 6 AM We Become the Police (vinyl)
Noisettes: Wild Young Hearts (import)
Oasis: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (reissue)
Papercuts: You Can Have What You Want (vinyl)
Peter Bjorn and John: Living Thing (vinyl)
PJ Harvey & John Parish: Black Hearted Love (import single)
Pomegranates: Everybody, Come Outside!
Prefuse 73: Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (vinyl)
Project Jenny Project Jan: The Colors EP
Radio Moscow: Brain Cycles (vinyl)
Serge Gainsbourg: Songs on Page One (reissue)
Silversun Pickups: Swoon (vinyl)
Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969
Sleepy Sun: New Age (vinyl)
Static-X: Cult of Static (vinyl)
Sun City Girls: Napoleon and Josephine: Singles, Vol. 2
Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years (import)
Telepathe: Dance Mother (vinyl)
Thunderheist: Thunderheist (vinyl)
The Twang: Love It When I Feel Like This
Various Artists: Destroy That Boy! More Girls with Guitars
Various Artists: Honey and Wine: Another Gerry Goffin and Carole King Song Collection
Venetian Snares: Filth (vinyl)
The Who: Maximum R&B Live (dvd)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: The Snake (vinyl)
Willie Nile: House of a Thousand Guitars
Wooden Shjips: Dos
Woods: Songs of Shame
Yonlu: A Society in Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre

April 21, 2009

Alejandro Escovedo: An Introduction
Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi
Antony and the Johnsons: Epilepsy Is Dancing (vinyl)
Art Brut: Art Brut vs. Satan
As Cities Burn: Hell or High Water
Balkan Beat Box: Balkan Beat Box (vinyl reissue)
Bat for Lashes: Two Suns (vinyl)
Bearfoot: Doors & Windows
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway
Black Label Society: Skullage
The Black Math Experiment: Wyllt
Booker T.: Potato Hole
The Boxmasters: Modbilly
Brakesbrakesbrakes: Touchdown
Breeders: Fate to Fatal
Buraka Som Sistema: Black Diamond (vinyl)
Cage the Elephant: Cage the Elephant
Calvin Harris: I’m Not Alone
Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career (vinyl)
Carbon/Silicon: Carbon Casino
Chester French: Love the Future
Cloud Cult: No One Said It Would Be Easy (dvd)
Cryptacize: Mythomania (vinyl)
Dale Watson: Vol. 2 – Truckin’ Sessions
Dead Can Dance: Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (remastered vinyl)
Depeche Mode: Sounds Of The Universe (CD & DVD) (3-CD & DVD & 2 books) (2-LPs & CD)
The Devil Makes Three: Do Wrong Right (vinyl)
Dirty Projectors: Stillness Is The Move (vinyl)
Dntel: Early Works for Me If It Works for You II
Doves: Kingdom of Rust (2-LP vinyl)
Eilen Jewell: Sea of Tears
Empire of the Sun: Walking on a Dream
Floating Action: Floating Action
George Jones: A Picture of Me (Without You) (reissue)
The Greencards: Fascination
The High Strung: Ode To The Inverse Of The Dude
Jane’s Addiction: Cabinet of Curiosities (3-CD & DVD)
Jesse Winchester: Love Filling Station
Joel Plaskett: Three (3-CDs)
Killers: Spaceman/Four Winds (vinyl picturedisc)
King Khan & the Shrines: What Is?! (vinyl)
Lacuna Coil: Shallow Life
Landy: Eros and Omissions
The Lonely Forest: We Sing The Body Electric!
Manchester Orchestra: Mean Everything To Nothing
Meg & Dia: Here, Here and Here (vinyl)
Metallica: Broken, Beat and Scarred (Pt. 2) (import)
Milk & Honey Band: Dog Eared Moonlight
Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls & Marches (remastered)
Mr. Bungle: Mr. Bungle (vinyl reissue)
Oasis: Familiar to Millions
Oasis: Stop the Clocks (reissue)
Okkervil River: Pop Lie
Owl City: Maybe I’m Dreaming
Owl City: Of June
Patrick Wolf: Bachelor (Battle One)
Peppermint Trolley Company: Beautiful Sun (remastered with bonus tracks)
Pet Shop Boys: Yes (with bonus dub remixes CD)
Pete Seeger: American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1-5 (5-CD box set)
Pete Seeger: Rainbow Race / Now / Young Vs. Old
Porcupine Tree: Coma Divine (remastered)
Porcupine Tree: Signify (remastered with bonus disc)
Pterodactyl: Worldwild (vinyl)
Radiohead: 2 + 2 = 5 (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Creep (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Drill (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Fake Plastic Trees (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: High & Dry (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Just (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Karma Police (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: My Iron Lung (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: No Surprises (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Paranoid Android (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Pyramid Song (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Pyramid Song Pt 1 (vinyl reissue)
Radiohead: Street Spirit (Fade Out) (vinyl reissue)
Red House Painters: Songs for a Blue Guitar (vinyl reissue)
Rick Ross: Deeper Than Rap
Ron White: Behavioral Problems
Silversun Pickups: Pikul (vinyl reissue)
Sinead O’Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (remastered with bonus disc)
Slaid Cleaves: Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Sonny Landreth: Levee Town
Still Flyin’: Never Gonna Touch The Ground
Super Furry Animals: Dark Days / Light Years (vinyl)
Terry Adams: Holy Tweet
Tinted Windows: Tinted Windows
Various Artists: 17 Again (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Heroes (soundtrack)
Various Artists: The Little Red Box of Protest Songs (4-CD box set)
Various Artists: The Roots of Led Zeppelin (4-CD box set)
Various Artists: Rough Guide to Blues Revival
Wayne Hancock: Viper of Melody (vinyl)
Webb Wilder: More Like Me

April 28, 2009

A Camp: Colonia
Acid Mothers Temple: Interstellar Guru and Zero
Animals as Leaders: Animals as Leaders
Barcelona: Absolutes (reissue)
Ben Folds: Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella!
Ben Lee: The Rebirth of Venus
Black Crowes: Warpaint Live
Bob Dylan: Together Through Life (2-CD & DVD) (LP & CD)
Cameron McGill: Warm Songs for Cold Shoulders
Cheval Sombre: Cheval Sombre
Clutch: Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased
Cocktail Slippers: Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Crocodiles: Summer Of Hate (vinyl)
Diamond Watch Wrists: Ice Capped at Both Ends
Emily Jane White: Dark Undercoat (remastered)
Eric Woolfson: Woolfson Sings the Alan Parsons Project that Never Was
Flipper: Generic (vinyl reissue)
Flipper: Gone Fishin’ (vinyl reissue)
Florence and the Machine: A Lot of Love. A Lot of Blood (vinyl)
Flower-Corsano Duo: The Four Aims (vinyl)
Funkadelic: Cosmic Slop (vinyl reissue)
Funkadelic: Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow (vinyl reissue)
Gomez: A New Tide (vinyl)
Great Northern: Remind Me Where the Light Is
Green Day: Know Your Enemy
The Green Pajamas: Poison in the Russian Room
Hearts Revolution: Switchblade EP
Heaven & Hell: The Devil You Know
Holy Sons & Merzbow: Drifters Sympathy
House Of Love: Live at the BBC
I Monster: A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars (vinyl)
Immaculate Machine: High on Jackson Hill (vinyl)
Joan Baez: Gone from Danger
Joan Baez: Ring Them Bells (reissue)
Johnny Cash: Sings Ballads of the True West
Juan Maclean: One Day (vinyl)
Ladytron: Tomorrow
Los Straitjackets: The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets
Malajube: Labyrinthes (vinyl)
Melody Gardot: My One and Only Thrill
Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 4
Miles Davis: That’s What Happened: Live in Germany, 1987 (dvd)
Moderat: Moderat
Morrissey: Something Is Squeezing My Skull Pt. 1
My Bloody Valentine: Isn’t Anything (vinyl reissue)
My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (vinyl reissue)
Nadja: When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV
NOFX: Coaster
Other Lives: Other Lives (vinyl)
Paleface: The Show Is on the Road
Paper Route: Absence
Pet Shop Boys: Love, Etc.
Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963 (dvd)
Pilot Speed: Wooden Bones
Playing for Change: Songs Around The World
Pulp: This Is Hardcore (vinyl reissue)
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Castles In The Sand (reissue)
Ray LaMontagne: Till the Sun Turns Black (vinyl reissue)
Ray LaMontagne: Trouble (vinyl reissue)
Rye Rye: Bang!
Samantha Crain: Songs in the Night
Still Flyin’: Never Gonna Touch the Ground (vinyl)
Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold (remastered)
Susan Marshall: Little Red
Sweet: Action: The Sweet Anthology
Thee Oh Sees: Help (vinyl)
Thomas Dolby: The Singular Thomas Dolby (remastered)
Tim Easton: Porcupine
Tosca: No Hassle (vinyl)
Totally Michael: Totally Michael
Townes Van Zandt: Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (vinyl)
Turbo Fruits: Mama’s Mad Cos I Fried My Brain (vinyl)
Various Artists: Change Is Now: Renewing America’s Promise (with DVD)
Various Artists: The Informers (soundtrack)
Weedeater: God Luck and Good Speed (vinyl)
Wilco: Ashes of American Flags (dvd)
Witch Hunt: Burning Bridges To Nowhere
Yardbirds: Roger the Engineer (reissue)
Young Love: One of Us


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