Posted by: Nick | June 5, 2009

Top Album Releases: May 2009

Top Album Releases: May 2009

Nick’s Top

  1. Clues: Clues
  2. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
  3. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  4. Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  5. Black Moth Super Rainbow: Eating Us
  6. Ben Harper: White Lies For Dark Times
  7. Tara Jane O’Neil: A Ways Away

Hank’s Top

  1. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
  2. John Vanderslice: Romanian Names
  3. Clues: Clues
  4. Tara Jane O’Neil: A Ways Away
  5. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  6. Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, The Commuter

Cory’s Top

  1. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus
  2. Passion Pit – Manners
  3. Blank Dogs – Under and Under
  4. Banjo or Freakout – Upside Down (EP)
  5. Amazing Baby – Rewild

Joey’s Top

  1. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
  2. Morrissey: Maladjusted (remastered with bonus tracks)
  3. Morrissey: Southpaw Grammar (remastered with bonus tracks)
  4. Modest Mouse: Satellite Skin (limited edition 7″ vinyl)
  5. The Paper Chase: Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1

Chris’s Top

  1. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
  2. Modest Mouse: Satellite Skin (single)
  3. Akron/Family: Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free
  4. Black Moth Super Rainbow: Eating Us

Scott’s Top

  1. Julie Doiron, Calm Down, It’s Monday: Heavy Snow & Nice To Come Home (vinyl)
  2. Anathallo: Canopy Glow (vinyl)
  3. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
  4. Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care (vinyl)
  5. St. Vincent: Actor (vinyl)

See a comprehensive list of May 2009 releases below the break (via Largehearted Boy)…

May 5, 2009

39 Clocks: Zoned

A-Trak: Fabriclive.45

Akron/Family: Set Em Wild, Set Em Free (vinyl)

Alasdair Roberts: Spoils (vinyl)

American Werewolves: The Lonely Ones

Arctic Monkeys: At the Apollo (CD & DVD)

Ben Harper: White Lies For Dark Times (CD & DVD)

Billy Pilgrim: Twice Born Men

Blood, Sweat & Tears: Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 (remastered)

Bob Mould: Life and Times (vinyl)

British Sea Power: Man of Aran (CD & DVD)

Buckwheat Zydeco: Lay Your Burden Down

Chrisette Michele: Epiphany

Combichrist: Heat EP: All Pain Is Beat

Comet Gain: Broken Record Prayers

Company Flow: Funcrusher Plus (remastered) {vinyl)

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band: Outer South (vinyl)

Cracker: Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey

Depeche Mode: The Lowdown

Devon Sproule: Don’t Hurry for Heaven

Double Dagger: More

Dustin O’Halloran: An American Affair

El Nuevo Grupo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez: Cryptomnesia (vinyl)

Electric Owls: Ain’t Too Bright

Fischerspooner: Entertainment

Fleet Foxes: Mykonos (vinyl)

The Gallows: Grey Britain

Gibson Brothers: Ring the Bell

Harlan T. Bobo: I’m Your Man (reissue)

Harlan T. Bobo: Too Much Love (reissue)

Harry Gregson-Williams: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (soundtrack)

The High Strung: Ode To The Inverse Of The Dude (vinyl)

Hopewell: Good Good Desperation

Horrors: Primary Colours

Isis: Wavering Radiant

Jon Hopkins: Insides

Jon Mueller: Physical Changes (vinyl)

Julie Doiron, Calm Down, It’s Monday: Heavy Snow & Nice To Come Home (vinyl)

Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care (vinyl)

K-Os: Yes!

Katie Melua: Pictures

Kevin Devine: Brother’s Blood

The Kills: Keep On Your Mean Side (reissue with bonus tracks)

King Crimson: The Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 4

Love: The Forever Changes Concert

Magik Markers: Balf Quarry (vinyl)

Mark Olson: The Salvation Blues (vinyl)

Mastodon: Crack the Skye (vinyl) (2-LP vinyl with CD)

Michael Giacchino: Star Trek (soundtrack)

Mika Miko: We Be Xuxa (vinyl)

Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (dvd)

Morrissey: Maladjusted (remastered with bonus tracks)

Morrissey: Southpaw Grammar (remastered with bonus tracks)

Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981

Nanci Griffith: Blue Roses from the Moons (remastered)

New York Dolls: ‘Cause I Sez So

NOMO: Invisible Cities (vinyl)

Our Brother the Native: Sacred Psalms

Ozric Tentacles: The Yum Yum Tree

Patrick Watson: Wooden Arms (vinyl)

Peaches: I Feel Cream (vinyl)

Pink Mountaintops: Outside Love (vinyl)

Popup: A Time And A Place

Rachel Portman: Grey Gardens (soundtrack)

Ray Charles: A Message from the People (remastered)

Riverboat Gamblers: Underneath The Owl (vinyl)

Rodriguez: Coming from Reality (remastered with bonus tracks)

The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue (remastered)

The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup (remastered)

The Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (remastered)

The Rolling Stones: Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (remastered)

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones Box Set (remastered 4-CD box set)

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (remastered)

Sara Watkins: Sara Watkins (vinyl)

Shout Out Out Out Out: Reintegration Time (vinyl)

Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust Deluxe (2-CD & DVD & book)

Smithereens: Tommy

St. Vincent: Actor (vinyl)

Starf**ker: Jupiter (vinyl)

Steve Roach: Dynamic Stillness

Tara Jane O’Neil: A Ways Away

Various Artists: 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage And Psychedelia From USA And Destination Records (vinyl)

Various Artists: How to Be (Original Soundtrack)

Various Artists: The Roots of Bob Dylan (3-CD & DVD box set)

Various Artists: The Toxic Avenger Musical (soundtrack)

The Vaselines: Enter The Vaselines (vinyl)

Warp 11: I Don’t Want to Go to Heaven, as Long as They Have Vulcans in Hell

Waylon Jennings: Waylon Sings Hank Williams (reissue)

The Wedding Present: Dick York’s Wardrobe: The Hit Parade Videos (dvd)

Years: Years

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)

Ziggy Marley: Family Time

May 12, 2009

Acid Mothers Temple: Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir (vinyl)

Aiden: Knives

ATB: Future Memories

The Belleville Outfit: Time to Stand

Better Than Ezra: Paper Empire

Big Business: Mind the Drift

The Black Dahlia Murder: Majesty

Bloc Party: Intimacy – Remixed

Book of Love: Book of Love (reissue with bonus tracks)

Book Of Love: Candy Carol (reissue with bonus tracks)

Book Of Love: Lovebubble (reissue with bonus tracks)

Book of Love: Lullaby (reissue with bonus tracks)

Bricolage: Bricolage (vinyl)

Burning Image: Fantasma

Caethua: Village of the Damned

Cage the Elephant: Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked (vinyl)

Casey Driessen: Oog

Cause Co-Motion!: Because Because Because (vinyl)

Cecil Taylor: Piano Solo at Town Hall 1971

Children: Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World

The Church: Untitled #23

The Crystal Method: Divided by Night

The Datsuns: Head Stunts

Del McCoury: By Request

The Dexateens: Singlewide

The Durutti Column: Love in the Time of Recession

Eat Skull: Wild and Inside

George Jones: Walk Through This World With Me – The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971 (Part 1) (5-CD box set)

Goes Cube: Another Day Has Passed

Graham Coxon: Spinning Top

Hanne Hukkelberg: Blood from a Stone

Hans Zimmer: Angels & Demons (soundtrack)

Heaven & Hell: Devil You Know (vinyl)

The Hill Country Revue: Make a Move

The Horse’s Ha: Of the Cathmawr Yards (vinyl)

Jeremy Enigk: OK Bear

Jim Dickinson: Dinosaurs Run in Circles

Jim O’Rourke: I’m Happy, And I’m Singing, And a 1, 2, 3, 4 (reissue with bonus tracks)

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: I Love Rock N’ Roll (vinyl reissue)

John Mayall: Latest Edition (reissue)

John Mayall: Moving On (reissue)

Josh Reichmann Oracle Band: Crazy Power

Juan Maclean: The Future Will Come (vinyl)

Lee Hazelwood: Movin’ On (reissue)

Marcio Local: Says Don Day Don Dree Don Don

Mark Kozelek: Lost Verses Live

Maximo Park: Quicken the Heat (vinyl)

Meanderthals: Desire Lines

Meat Puppets: Sewn Together (vinyl)

Melanie Pain: My Name

Mokira: Persona (vinyl)

NOFX: Frisbee (vinyl)

Papercuts: You Can Have What You Want (vinyl)

Peter Tosh: Equal Rights/Legalize It (2-CD reissue)

Phoenix: Kitsune Tabloid

Pulp: This Is Hardcore (vinyl reissue)

Queen: Rock in Rio (dvd)

Rise Against: Rise Against (vinyl)

Roman Candle: Oh Tall Tree in the Ear

Saint Etienne: Continental (remastered with bonus tracks)

Saint Etienne: Foxbase Alpha (remastered with bonus tracks)

Salim Nourallah: Constellation

Sebastien Tellier: Reworked by Strangelets (vinyl)

SND: Atavism

Steve Earle: Townes (2-CD edition) (vinyl)

Steven Wright: I Have a Pony

Sugar Pie DeSanto: Go Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961-1966

Susan Tedeschi: Just Won’t Burn (vinyl reissue)

Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself (vinyl)

Torngat: La Petite Nicole (vinyl)

Trainwreck Riders: The Perch (vinyl)

Trey Anastasio & Don Hart: Time Turns Elastic (vinyl)

Various Artists: The Complete Goldwax Singles Volume 1 1962-1966

Various Artists: Lost: Season 4 (soundtrack)

Various Artists: The Ultimate Depeche Mode Tribute

Warren Haynes: Tales of Ordinary Madness (vinyl reissue)

Ween: Chocolate and Cheese (vinyl reissue)

Weinland: Breaks in the Sun (vinyl)

Wildbirds & Peacedrums: The Snake (vinyl)

The Wooden Birds: Magnolia (vinyl)

Wooden Shjips: Contact (vinyl)

Wussy: Wussy

May 19, 2009

Andre 3000: Andre Benjamin Presents

Andy Shauf: Darker Days (vinyl)

Apostle of Hustle: Eats Darkness

Au Revoir Simone: Still Night, Still Light

The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs (remastered)

Bellini: The Precious Prize Of Gravity (vinyl)

Ben Harper: White Lies For Dark Times (2-LP vinyl)

Bill Frisell: All Hat (soundtrack)

Bjork: Voltaic (2-CD, 2-DVD box set) ) (3-LP, 2-CD, 2-DVD box set)

Booker T.: Potato Hole (vinyl)

British Sea Power: Man of Aran (with bonus DVD)

Busta Rhymes: Back On My B.S.

Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career (vinyl)

Carbon Leaf: Nothing Rhymes with Woman

Cheryl Wheeler: Pointing at the Sun

CIV: Solid Bond: The Complete Discography

CKY: Carver City

Clues: Clues

Cocteau Twins: Garlands (vinyl reissue)

Coldplay: The Document

The Crystal Method: Divided by Night (vinyl)

The Curious Mystery: Rotting Slowly (vinyl)

Cursive: Mama, I’m Swollen (vinyl)

Depeche Mode: The Interview Sessions

Desolation Wilderness: No Tomorrow (vinyl)

Diane Birch: Bible Belt

Dwight Yoakam: Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Greatest Hits from the 90’s

Ear PWR: Super Animal Brothers III (vinyl)

Elfin Saddle: Ringing for the Begin Again

Eminem: Relapse

Faux Hoax: Your Friends Will Carry You Home (vinyl)

The Felice Brothers: Yonder Is The Clock (vinyl)

The Field: Yesterday & Today

Flipper: Fight (Live)

Flipper: Love

Flipper: Sex Bomb Baby (vinyl reissue)

The Flying Change: Pain Is A Reliable Signal

Georgie Anne Muldrow Presents: Ms. One

Green Day: Insomniac (vinyl reissue)

Green Day: Know Your Enemy

Headless Heroes: The Silence of Love (vinyl)

Headlights: Remixes (vinyl)

Hermas Zopoula: Espoir

Hopewell: Good Good Desperation (vinyl)

Hot Chip: A Bugged out Mix by Hot Chip

Iron & Wine: Around the Well (vinyl)

Jarvis Cocker: Further Complications (vinyl)

Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, The Commuter (vinyl)

Jeffrey Lewis: Em Are I (vinyl)

Joe Lovano: Folk Art

John Vanderslice: Romanian Names (vinyl)

John Zorn: Alhambra Love Songs

Joker’s Daughter: The Last Laugh (vinyl)

Jonathan Kane: Jet Ear Party (vinyl)

Kate Voegele: A Fine Mess

King Crimson: Eyes Wide Open (dvd)

Kronos Quartet: Floodplain

Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule (remastered with bonus disc))

Leonard Cohen: Live Songs (vinyl reissue)

Leonard Cohen: New Skin for the Old Ceremony (vinyl reissue)

Leonard Cohen: Songs from a Room (vinyl reissue)

Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen (vinyl reissue)

Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate (vinyl reissue)

Les Claypool: Of Fungi and Foe (vinyl)

Lightning Seeds: Four Winds

The Maccabees: Wall of Arms

Madness: Liberty of Norton Folgate

Manic Street Preachers: Journal for Plague Lovers (2-CD limited edition)

Mat Kearney: City of Black & White

Mates of State: All Day EP (vinyl reissue)

Method Man, Redman: Blackout 2 (vinyl)

Miss Kittin: Two (vinyl)

Monahans: Dim The Aurora

My Latest Novel: Deaths & Entrances

Nick Cave: The Firstborn Is Dead (remastered with DVD)

Nick Cave: From Her to Eternity (remastered with DVD)

Nick Cave: Kicking Against the Pricks (remastered with DVD)

Nick Cave: Your Funeral…My Trial (remastered with DVD)

Nino Moschella: Boom Shadow (vinyl)

Parachute: Losing Sleep

Passion Pit: Manners

Paul Simon And Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (dvd)

Philip Glass: KOYAANISQATSI (Complete Original Soundtrack Version)

Polly Scattergood: Polly Scattergood

Prince: The Document

The Red Stick Ramblers: My Suitcase Is Always Packed

Savath & Savalas: La Llama

Scott H. Biram: Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever (vinyl)

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot: Bonnie & Clyde (vinyl reissue)

Sia: TV Is My Parent (dvd)

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Hyaena (remastered with bonus tracks)

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Kiss in the Dreamhouse (remastered with bonus tracks)

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Nocturne (remastered with bonus tracks)

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Tinderbox (remastered with bonus tracks)

Skeletonbreath: Eagle’s Nest, Devil’s Cave

Sun Ra Arkestra: Points on a Space Age (dvd)

Super Furry Animals: Fuzzy Logic/Radiator (reissue)

Television Personalities: And Don’t the Kids Just Love It (vinyl reissue)

Television Personalities: Mummy Your Not Watching Me (vinyl reissue)

Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club (remastered 2-CD deluxe edition)

Tori Amos: Abnormally Attracted to Sin (deluxe edition with DVD) (vinyl)

U2: Magnificent EP

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl: The Concert Film (dvd)

Various Artists: Easy Virtue (soundtrack)

Various Artists: Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground

Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Italia

Various Artists: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Queen

Various Artists: True Blood (soundtrack)

The Warlocks: The Mirror Explodes (vinyl)

White Rabbits: It’s Frightening (vinyl)

Young Widows / Melt Banana: Young Widows Split Series Vol. 2 (vinyl)

Zee Avi: Zee Avi

May 26, 2009

A’s: A’s / Woman’s Got the Power (reissue)

Acid Mothers Temple: Glorify Astrological Martyrdom (vinyl)

Anathallo: Canopy Glow (vinyl)

Andrew Dost: Columbus (vinyl)

Bardo Pond: Gazing at Shilla (vinyl)

Bats: Guilty Office

Black Moth Super Rainbow: Eating Us

Blank Dogs: Under and Under

Bloodkin: Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again (vinyl)

Brian Jonestown Massacre: Smoking Acid EP (vinyl)

Buddy Guy: Snakebite

Busta Rhymes: Back on My B.S. (vinyl)

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got A Ramblin’ Mind (vinyl reissue)

Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson: Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson

Charles Mingus: Ah Um 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition)

Charm City Devils: Let’s Rock-N-Roll

Citified: Absence

Crash Kings: Crash Kings

Current 93: Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women

Del-Lords: Based on a True Story (reissue)

Del-Lords: Frontier Days (reissue)

Del-Lords: Johnny Comes Marching Home (reissue)

Elizabeth & the Catapult: Taller Children (vinyl)

Eminem: Relapse (vinyl)

Flipper: Public Flipper Limited (vinyl reissue)

Flower-Corsano Duo: The Four Aims (vinyl)

George Jones: Walk Through This World With Me – The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971 (Part 1) (5-CD box set)

Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (vinyl)

The Hard Lessons: Arms Forest

A Hawk and a Hacksaw: Deliverance (vinyl)

Heartless Bastards: The Mountain (vinyl)

James Blackshaw: Glass Bead Game

James Brown: The Singles, Vol. 7: 1970-1972

James Yuill: Turning Down Water for Air

Jenny Owen Youngs: Transmitter Failure

Johnny Winter: The Johnny Winter Anthology

Juan Maclean: One Day EP (vinyl)

Julian Marley: Awake

Laurent Garnier: Tales of a Kleptomaniac

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas: Lindstrom & Prins Thomas II (vinyl)

Loxsly: Tomorrow’s Fossils

Mandy Moore: Amanda Leigh

Manic Street Preachers: Journal for Plague Lovers (vinyl)

Marilyn Manson: The High End of Low

Mermen: The Amazing California Health And Happiness Road Show (reissue)

Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 5

MF Doom: Born Like This (vinyl)

Michelle Shocked: Soul of My Soul

Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary Enhanced 2 CD Legacy Edition)

Ministry: Adios… Puta Madres: Ministry Final World Tour (dvd)

Modest Mouse: Satellite Skin (limited edition 7″ vinyl)

The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (dvd)

Motley Crue: Dr. Feelgood (reissue with bonus tracks)

Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: What Have You Done, My Brother? (vinyl)

Nurse With Wound: Angry Eelectric Finger 1 (reissue)

The Paper Chase: Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1

Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (vinyl)

Public Image Ltd.: The Flowers of Romance (vinyl reissue)

Public Image Limited: Second Edition (vinyl reissue)

The Radiators: The Lost Southlake Sessions

Sarah Siskind: Say It Louder

Sharon Van Etten: Because I Was in Love

Siouxsie & The Banshees: At the BBC (3-CD & DVD box set)

Sir Richard Bishop: The Freak of Araby (vinyl)

Stratovarius: Polaris

Sunn 0))): Monoliths and Dimensions

Tiga: Ciao!

Tish Hinojosa: Our Little Planet

Various Artists: Little Darla Has a Treat for You, Vol. 27: Eternal Spring Edition

Various Artists: The Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney

Various Artists: Not Given Lightly: A Tribute to Giant Golden Book of New Zealand’s Alternative Music Scene (vinyl)

Various Artists: A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island

Various Artists: Twenty First Century Twenty First Year

Vincent Minor: Born in the Wrong Era EP

Viva Voce: Rose City

War Tapes: The Continental Divide



  1. CORY:

    Not having Grizzly Bear or Clues on your list…(clears throat)…what are you smoking up there in NYC?

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