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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

New Releases This Week

I hope you've been saving your money for this week's releases:

The A-Frames -- Black Forest (Sub Pop)
Acetate -- This Band Makes Me Feel (Sanctuary)
Aqualung -- Strange & Beautiful (Columbia/RED Ink)
Brendan Benson -- The Alternative to Love (V2)
Bloc Party -- Silent Alarmm (V2)
The Decemberists -- Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
Edie Sedgwick -- Her Love Is Real... But She Is Not (DeSoto) 2.5/5
Ghost -- Metamorphosis (Drag City)
Gogol Bordello -- East Infection (Rubric)
Hella -- Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard (Touch & Go)
Los Super Seven -- Heard It on the X (Telarc)
Louis XIV -- The Best Little Secrets Are Kept (Atlantic)
Moby -- Hotel (V2) 3/5
Out Hud -- Let Us Never Speak of It Again (Kranky)
Prefuse 73 -- Surrounded by Silence (Warp)
Queens of the Stone Age -- Lullabies to Paralyze (Interscope)
Radar Bros. -- The Fallen Leaf Pages (Merge)
Stereophonics -- Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (V2)
Kanye West College Dropout: Video Anthology CD/DVD (Island Def Jam)
Yo La Tengo -- Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985-2003 (Matador)

4 Comments:

Blogger Ian said...

Good to have you back. Honestly, though, the only record on that list I definitely want to buy sound unheard is the Radar Brothers, and only a few others tempt me.

On the other hand, if you'd like a copy of the new Silver Mount Zion, I'm going to get rid of it...

3:58 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Not falling in love with Bloc Party? The new Radar Brothers is okay -- I heard it yesterday. If you like them, you'll like this one, but it's not extraordinary.

If you like border music at all, that Los Super Seven album could be the one to get.

I've got the Aqualung, too, but it won't play on computers, which knocks off 80% of my listening...

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget Blocked Numbers by Crystal Skulls (Suicide Squeeze) -- really fun record! (And avoid the Hella double-disc like the plague.)

-zeth

4:15 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

But that Hella double-disc is really getting press that makes me want to look at it. Both the good and the bad reviews make it sound intriguing...

6:31 PM  

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