Posted by: Nick | July 1, 2009

Top Album Releases: June 2009



  1. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
  2. Sunset Rubdown: Dragonslayer
  3. Street Sweeper Social Club: Street Sweeper Social Club
  4. Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange


  1. God Help the Girl – God Help the Girl
  2. Little Boots: Hands
  3. Deer Tick – Born on the Fourth of July
  4. Cocorosie – Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food
  5. Major Lazer: Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do


  1. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
  2. Sunset Rubdown: Dragonslayer
  3. Mos Def: The Ecstatic
  4. Wilco: Wilco (The Album)
  5. Sonic Youth: The Eternal
  6. Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship


  1. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
  2. Mos Def: The Ecstatic
  3. Here We Go Magic: Here We Go Magic (vinyl)
  4. Deastro: Moondagger
  5. Mount Eerie: Dawn


  1. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
  2. Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange
  3. Mos Def: The Ecstatic
  4. Beck: One Foot in the Grave (vinyl reissue)

For a comprehensive list of June album releases, see below…

From Largehearted Boy:

June 2, 2009

311: Uplifter
Acid Mothers Temple: Are We Experimental
Alice Cooper: School’s Out (remastered vinyl)
Amadou & Mariam: Welcome To Mali (2-LP vinyl with CD)
Antenna Shoes: Generous Gambler
B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993 (dvd)
Baaba Maal: Television
Beck: One Foot in the Grave (2-LP remastered vinyl)
Blind Pilot: 3 Rounds and a Sound
Boris Skalsky: First Songs EP
Brasstronaut: Old World Lies EP
Bruce Springsteen: Greatest Hits
Captain Beefheart: Jukebox
Cass McCombs: Catacombs
Catherine MacLellan: Water in the Ground
Cocteau Twins: Garlands (remastered vinyl)
Crosby Stills & Nash: Demos
Dave Matthews Band: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2-CD & DVD box set) (2-LP vinyl)
Deastro: Moondagger
Diane Birch: Bible Belt
The Doors: The Soft Parade (remastered)
EELS: Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire
Elvis Costello: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Emery: … In Shallow Seas We Sail
Faces: A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…to a Blind Horse (vinyl reissue)
Franz Ferdinand: Blood (vinyl)
Girl in a Coma: Trio B.C. (vinyl)
Gorillaz: Bananaz (dvd)
Great White: Great Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin (vinyl reissue)
Hoots and Hellmouth: The Holy Open Secret
Iggy Pop: Preliminaires
J-Dilla: Jay $tay Paid
Jeff Buckley: Grace – Around the World (CD & DVD) (CD & 2-DVDs)
The Killers: Thin White Dukes (dvd)
Last Days of the Fillmore (dvd)
Lydia Lunch: Queen of Siam
Marshall Crenshaw: Jaggedland
Miles Davis: Milestones (vinyl reissue)
Neil Young: Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 (8-CD box set) (10-disc DVD box set) (10-disc Blu-ray box set)
New Riders Of The Purple Sage: Where I Come From
New York Dolls: ‘Cause I Sez So (vinyl)
Noisettes: Noisettes
Oasis: And It’s a Good Night from Him (dvd)
Paolo Nutini: Sunny Side Up
Patrick Watson: Wooden Arms (vinyl)
Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor
Patti Smith: Classic Interviews
Pet Shop Boys: Did You See Me Coming? Pt.1
Pet Shop Boys: Did You See Me Coming? Pt.2
Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (reissue)
Pink Martini: Discover the World: Live in Concert (dvd)
Prefuse 73: Forest of Oversensitivity
Rancid: Let the Dominoes Fall (3-disc box set)
Ray Charles: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 & 2 (remastered)
Rodney Crowell: The Rodney Crowell Collection (reissue)
Ryan Bingham: Roadhouse Sun
Scott Matthew: Scott Matthew (vinyl)
Simple Minds: Graffiti Soul
So Many Dynamos: Loud Wars
The Sounds: Crossing the Rubicon (vinyl)
Steven Wright: I Have a Pony (CD & DVD)
Taking Back Sunday: New Again (CD & DVD)
Thea Gilmore: Recorded Delivery
Umphrey’s McGee: Soundstage Presents (dvd)
Various Artists: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More: Woodstock (remastered)
Various Artists: Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan
Various Artists: Woodstock Two (remastered)
The Who: The Who Sell Out (Deluxe Edition) (remastered with bonus tracks)
Willy Porter: How to Rob a Bank
Zeus: Sounds Like Zeus

June 9, 2009

Aerogramme: Aerogramme (8-LP vinyl box set)
The Aggrolites: IV
Ancient Astronauts: We Are to Answer
Anti-Flag: People Or the Gun (vinyl)
Aventura: The Last
Black Eyed Peas: THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
Black Meteoric Star: Black Meteoric Star
Blank Dogs: Under and Under (vinyl)
British Sea Power: Man of Aran
Britney Spears: If U Seek Amy
Busdriver: Jhelli Beam
Cake: Motorcade of Generosity (reissue) (vinyl)
Charlie Mars: Like a Bird, Like a Plane
Chester French: Love The Future
The Clarks: Restless Days
The Cosmos: Jar of Jam Ton of Bricks
The Cubists: Mental Advantage
Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP
The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca (vinyl)
Dolly Varden: Dumbest Magnets (vinyl reissue)
Dredg: The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion (vinyl)
Elizabeth & the Catapult: Taller Children
Elusive Parallelograms: And Everything Changes
The Faint: Mirrir Error (vinyl)
Faith No More: The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection
The Field: Yesterday and Today (vinyl)
Frank Black: Show Me Your Tears (vinyl reissue)
Guided by Voices: Alien Lanes (vinyl reissue)
Headdress: Lunes
Here We Go Magic: Here We Go Magic (vinyl)
Holly Golightly: Down Gina’s at 3 (vinyl reissue)
Holly Golightly: Painted On (vinyl reissue)
Holly Golightly: Up the Empire (vinyl reissue)
The Horse’s Ha: Of the Cathmawr Yards
Iggy Pop: Preliminaires (3-CD import box set)
Iggy Pop & James Williamson: Kill City (vinyl reissue)
Illinois: The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (dvd)
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2-LP vinyl picture disc edition)
Joan Of Arc: Flowers (vinyl)
Jon Hopkins: Insides (vinyl)
Kasabian: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Kathryn Williams & Neill MacColl: Two
Lady Gaga: LoveGame – Remixes (vinyl)
Liechtenstein: Survival Strategies in a Modern World (vinyl)
Little Boots: Hands
Little Boots: Illuminations EP
The Lonely H: Concrete Class
Los Amigos Invisibles: Commercial
The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
The Mercy Seat: The Mercy Seat (reissue)
Mike Snow: Mike Snow(vinyl)
Morrissey: Maladjusted (remastered with bonus tracks)
Mos Def: The Ecstatic (vinyl)
Nanci Griffith: The Loving Kind
Paul Weller: Just a Dream – 22 Dreams Live (CD & DVD)
Pelican: Ephemeral EP (vinyl)
Peter Hammill: Thin Air
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey: Here And Now
Placebo: Battle for the Sun
Placebo: Placebo Box Set (8-CD & 2-DVD import box set)
Portland Cello Project: The Thao & Justin Power Sessions
Primal Fear: 16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)
Public Image Limited: The Flowers of Romance (vinyl reissue)
Public Image Limited: Second Edition (vinyl reissue)
Quest for Fire: Quest for Fire (vinyl)
Reed KD: In Case the Comet Comes
Regina Spektor: Laughing With EP
Rhett Miller: Rhett Miller
The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue (remastered)
The Rolling Stones: Some Girls (remastered)
The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (remastered)
Rolling Stones: Undercover (remastered)
Ron Sexsmith: Cobblestone Runway (vinyl reissue)
Rubies: Explode From the Center
Slim Twig: Contempt!
So Many Dynamos: Loud Wars
Sonic Youth: The Eternal (2-LP vinyl)
Sonseed: Jesus Is a Friend of Mine
Stardeath & White Dwarfs: The Birth
Tartufi: Nests Of Waves and Wire
Todd Snider: The Excitement Plan
U2: Magnificent
The Undertones: Hypnotised (reissue)
Various Artists: 2009 Warped Tour Compilation
Various Artists: Voices from Mother Africa
Various Artists: Weeds: Music from the Series,Vol. 4
White Hills: Heads on Fire (vinyl reissue)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Zero: Remixes (vinyl)
ZO2: Casino Logic

June 16, 2009

Among the Oak & Ash: Among the Oak & Ash (vinyl)
Amorphis: Skyforger
The Beach Boys: Sunflower (vinyl reissue)
The Beach Boys: Surf’s Up (vinyl reissue)
Bear McCreary: Caprica (soundtrack)
Big Star: #1 Record/Radio City (remastered)
Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (vinyl)
The Builders and the Butchers: Salvation Is a Deep Dark Well
Carolina Liar: Show Me What I’m Looking for
Clock Hands Strangle: Distaccati
Coldplay: Limited Edition Tour Pack
Depeche Mode: The Dark Progression Unauthorized (dvd)
Depeche Mode: Peace
Devin Townsend: Ki
Flo & Eddie: New York Times
George Harrison: Let It Roll: The Songs of George Harrison
Gossip: Heavy Cross
Green Day: Nimrod (vinyl reissue)
Ha Ha Tonka: Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South
Hank Williams Jr.: 127 Rose Avenue
Holly Williams: Here With Me
Incubus: Monuments & Melodies (vinyl)
Jill Scott: The No. 1 Lady Remixed
John Lennon: Live Peace In Toronto (vinyl reissue)
Kim Lenz: It’s All True!
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Return from Planet Dub
The Legends: Over and Over
Major Lazer: Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do
The Mary Onettes: Dare
Masada: Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 12
Megadeth: So Far, So Good, So What (vinyl reissue)
Merle Haggard: Mama Tried (vinyl reissue)
Metric: Fantasies (vinyl)
Miss Kittin: First Album (reissue)
Nickodemus: Sun People
Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) (vinyl)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother’s Milk (vinyl reissue)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Uplift Mofo Party Plan (vinyl reissue)
Red House Painters: Songs for a Blue Guitar (vinyl reissue)
Rock Plaza Central: At the Moment of Our Most Needing
Roxy Music: Country Life (vinyl reissue)
Roxy Music: Stranded (vinyl reissue)
Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [Blu-ray] (dvd)
Sarah Jarosz: Song Up in Her Head
Sex Pistols: Sex, Anarchy & Rock N’ Roll Swindle (vinyl reissue)
The Specials: The Specials (vinyl reissue)
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
Spinnerette: Spinnerette
Stone Breath: Silver Skein Unwound
Street Sweeper Social Club: Street Sweeper Social Club
Taking Back Sunday: New Again (vinyl)
Those Darlins: Those Darlins (vinyl)
Tiny Masters of Today: Skeletons
The Waifs: Live from the Union of Soul
The Wallflowers: Collected: 1996-2005

June 23, 2009

Acid Mothers Temple: Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On? (vinyl)
The Aggrolites: IV (vinyl)
Al Green: Greatest Hits (vinyl reissue)
Al Green: I’m Still in Love with You (vinyl reissue)
Al Green: Let’s Stay Together (vinyl reissue)
The Albertans: Legends of Sam Marco
Alexisonfire: Old Crows/Young Cardinals
Amazing Baby: Rewild
Astra: The Weirding
Au Revoir Simone: Still Night, Still Light (vinyl)
Bats: The Guilty Office
Bert Jansch: L.A. Turnaround (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch: A Rare Conundrum (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch: Santa Barbara Honeymoon (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bibio: Ambivalence Avenue (vinyl)
Birds of Avalon: Uncanny Valley
Black Meteoric Star: Dominatron/Anthem (vinyl)
Blind Pilot: 3 Rounds and a Sound (reissue)
Blue Cheer: Rocks Europe (dvd)
Bob Marley: B Is For Bob
Brian Olive: Brian Olive (vinyl)
Busdriver: Jhelli Beam (vinyl)
Cheap Trick: The Latest
The Church: Untitled #23 (vinyl)
The Cliks: Dirty King
Creedence Clearwater Revival: 40th Anniversary Edition Box Set (7-CD box set)
Darkest Hour: Eternal Return
The Dear Hunter: Act III: Life And Death
Death Cab for Cutie: Something About Airplanes (remastered vinyl)
Deer Tick: Born On Flag Day (vinyl)
Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange (vinyl)
Dinosaur Jr.: Farm (deluxe edition) (vinyl)
Donny Hue and the Colors: A Letter to New Virginia
Dream Theater: Black Clouds & Silver Linings (3-CD edition) (2-LP vinyl)
Eprhyme: Shomer Salaam b/w My Mouth Is A House Of Prayer (vinyl)
Eugene McGuinness: Eugene McGuinness
Florence & the Machine: Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Foreign Born: Person To Person (vinyl)
Future of the Left: Travels With Myself And Another (vinyl)
George Jones: A Good Year For The Roses – The Complete Musicor Recordings 1965-1971 Part 2 (4-CD box set)
God Help The Girl: God Help The Girl (vinyl)
Gossip: Music for Men
Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown (vinyl)
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: Delivrance (vinyl)
Hermit Thrushes: Slight Fountain
The Higher: It’s Only Natural
Jay Brannan: In Living Cover
Jedi Mind Tricks: Greatest Features
Jets Overhead: No Nations
John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band: Live in Toronto ’69 (dvd)
John Mellencamp: Life Death Live & Freedom (2-CD & DVD edition)
Judy Garland: Live at the Palladium (reissue)
Kendel Carson: Alright Dynamite
La Roux: Bulletproof
Landy: Eros and Omissions
Larry Jon Wilson: Larry Jon Wilson (vinyl)
Laura Nyro: Mother’s Spiritual (reissue)
Leon Russell: Best Of Hank Wilson
Lemonheads: Varshons
Lissy Trullie: Self-Taught Learner
Loop: A Gilded Eternity (remastered)
Loop: The World in Your Eyes (remastered)
Lord Cut-Glass: Lord Cut-Glass
Love Is All: Last Choice EP
The Mars Volta: Octahedron
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: 3
Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 6
Miles Davis Quintet: Cookin’ (reissue)
Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin’ (reissue)
Mount Eerie: Dawn
Neko Case: Middle Cyclone (vinyl)
Neil Young: Rock At The Beach – Live 1989 (dvd)
Nurse with Wound: Spiral Insana (reissue)
Nurse with Wound: Alice the Goon (reissue with bonus track)
of Montreal: For Our Elegante Caste (vinyl)
Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)
Pavement: Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. (remastered 4-LP vinyl box set)
Pete Yorn: Back and Fourth
Phenomenal Handclap Band: Phenomenal Handclap Band
Regina Spektor: Far (CD & DVD)
R.E.M.: Murmur (remastered vinyl)
R.E.M.: Reckoning (remastered with bonus disc) (vinyl)
Royal City: Royal City (vinyl)
Shawn Colvin: Live
Sons of Bill: One Town Away
Spinnerette: Spinnerette (vinyl)
Sunset Rubdown: Dragonslayer (vinyl)
Therefore I Am: The Sound of Human Lives
Tift Merritt: Buckingham Solo
Tom Brosseau: Posthumous Success
Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (vinyl reissue)
Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship (vinyl)
Various Artists: Away We Go (soundtrack)
Various Artists: The Hangover: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: I Love You, Beth Cooper (soundtrack)
Various Artists: My Sister’s Keeper: Music From The Motion Picture
Various Artists: Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs
Various Artists: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen -The Album (soundtrack)
Venetian Snares: Horsey Noises EP (vinyl)
Voivod: Infini
Wolves in the Throne Room: Black Cascade (vinyl)
Wooden Shjips: Contact EP (vinyl)
Ya Ho Wha 13: Magnificence in the Memory (vinyl)
Young Widows / Pelican: Young Widows Split Series Vol. 3 (vinyl)

June 30, 2009

The Allman Brothers Band: Playlist: The Best of Allman Brothers
And Also the Trees: When the Rains Come
Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes (vinyl)
Billy Talent: Rusted from the Rain
Bjork: Voltaic (2-CD & 2-DVD edition) (CD & DVD edition)
The Black Crowes: Warpaint Live (dvd)
Buddy Guy: Playlist: The Very Best of Buddy Guy
Depeche Mode: Peace
Heart: Private Audition/Passionworks (reissue)
Indigo Girls: Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (vinyl)
Janis Joplin: Janis Joplin: The Woodstock Experience
Jefferson Airplane: Flight Box (3-CD box set)
Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience
Jimmie Rodgers: Blue Yodel: The Very Best of Jimmie Rodgers (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Best. Concert. Ever.
Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter: The Woodstock Experience
Juan Maclean: The Future Will Come (vinyl)
Killswitch Engage: Killswitch Engage
Leslie Mendelson: Swan Feathers
Levon Helm: Electric Dirt (vinyl)
Lila Downs: The Very Best Of
Lillian Axe: Sad Day on Planet Earth
Los Lonely Boys: Playlist: The Very Best of Los Lonely Boys
Matt Duke: Acoustic Kingdom Underground EP
Meese: Broadcast
The Michael Schenker Group: Walk the Stage: The Official Bootleg Box Set
Moby: Wait For Me (vinyl)
Moxy Fruvous: Wood (reissue)
Pete Yorn: Back & Fourth (vinyl)
Rob Thomas: Cradlesong
Rob Thomas: Something To Be Tour – Live At Red Rocks (dvd)
Robin Guthrie: Angel Falls
Rod Stewart: Atlantic Crossing (reissue with bonus disc)
Rod Stewart: A Night on the Town (reissue with bonus disc)
Santana: Santana: The Woodstock Experience
Shad: Old Prince
Sly & The Family Stone: Playlist: The Very Best of Sly & the Family Stone
Sly & The Family Stone: Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience
Spoon: Spoon
Tanya Tucker: My Turn
Television Personalities: And Don’t the Kids Just Love It (vinyl reissue)
Television Personalities: Mummy Your Not Watching Me (vinyl reissue)
This Is Jim Jones (dvd)
UFO: Official Bootleg Box Set, 1975-1982 (6-CD box set)
Various Artists: Sick Music
Various Artists: The Woodstock Experience (Limited Edition Box Set)
Various Artists: World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo 1954-55
The Vibrators: Garage Punk (vinyl)
Wilco: Wilco (The Album) (2-LP vinyl with CD)
Wu-Tang Clan: Chamber Music
Wu-Tang Clan: Playlist: The Very Best of Wu-Tang Clan



  1. The new Moby album is worth checking out.

  2. I’ve heard that. I don’t have a copy. I need to check it out.

  3. You know what album was also really great last month? Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors.

  4. June 9th…your copy from last month was a leak buddy…way to admit your infringement. ha

    of course it didn’t make my list because i simply find it boring.

  5. June = last month. Merely commenting on how many of us selected the album for the #1 spot.

  6. The most ironic part is that Chris has a strict “no download” policy. No exceptions. You have to respect that.

  7. Cory,
    Dirty Projectors is boring but Little Boots is worthy of two? She’s an LA hack with neat little toys. I’m happy that you’re the only one who put Cocorosie on the list…that EP is amazing.

    Very disappointed that Sunset Rubdown only made two lists.

  8. Don’t want you to get confused…LA hack meaning packaging a good looking person and making them famous regardless of talent.

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