Posted in music | new releases on June 4, 2007

Afghan WhigsI am usually not a fan of compilations or career retrospectives, but the Afghan Whigs': Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006 is my most anticipated release of the week. Hands down, the Afghan Whigs are the most dynamic live bad I have ever seen, and I am first in line to pick up any Greg Dulli-related release.

Other releases I can strongly recommend this week include Architecture in Helsinki's single Heart It Races (single), Carina Round's Slow Motion Addict, Get Him Eat Him's Arms Down, Hallelujah the Hills' Collective Psychosis Begone, Long Blondes' Someone To Drive You Home, The Ladybug Transistor's Can't Wait Another Day, Moviola's Dead Knowledge, Pelican's City of Echoes, and Pissed Jeans' Hope for the Men.

Plenty of reissues are out this week, including the Pretenders' Get Close and Learning to Crawl (both remastered), David Bowie's The Best Of 1980-1987 and Young Americans (both remastered), and the Beach Boys' Live at Knebworth.

What new releases can you recommend this week?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Afhan Whigs: Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006 [cd]
Amandine: Solace In Sore Hands [cd]
Architecture in Helsinki: Heart It Races (single) [cd]
Avalanches: Ski Surfin' [cd]
Band of Bees: Octopus [cd]
Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth (reissue) [cd]
Big & Rich: Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace [cd]
Bonde do Role: With Lasers [cd]
Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live In Dublin [cd]
Carina Round: Slow Motion Addict [cd]
The Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur [cd]
Chris Cornell: Carry On [cd]
The Clash: The Singles [cd]
Dalek: Purge of Dissidents (with DVD) [cd]
Daniel Higgs: Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot [cd]
Dappled Cities: Granddance [cd]
David Bowie: The Best Of 1980-1987 (remastered with bonus disc) [cd]
David Bowie: Young Americans (remastered with bonus disc) [cd]
Devin Townshend: Presents: Ziltoid the Omniscient [cd]
Dickies: Dawn if the Dickies (remastered import) [cd]
Dizzee Rascal: Maths + English (download only) [cd]
Foundry Field Recordings: Fallout Stations EP [cd]
Get Him Eat Him: Arms Down [cd]
Girlyman: Joyful Sign [cd]
Hallelujah the Hills: Collective Psychosis Begone [cd]
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Hun Hangar Ensemble [cd]
Jay Dilla: Jay Love Japan [cd]
Judee Sill: Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973 [cd]
Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye [cd]
The Ladybug Transistor: Can't Wait Another Day [cd]
Long Blondes: Someone To Drive You Home [cd]
Marilyn Manson: Eat Me, Drink Me [cd]
matt pond PA: If You Want Blood [cd]
Matthew Dear: Asa Breed [cd]
Moviola: Dead Knowledge [cd]
My Teenage Stride: Ears Like Golden Bats [cd]
O.A.R.: Live From Madison Square Garden [cd]
Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full [cd]
Pelican: City of Echoes [cd]
Pipettes: Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me (single) [cd]
Pissed Jeans: Hope for Men [cd]
Poison: POISON'D! [cd]
The Police: The Police (remastered wity bonus disc) [cd]
Porter Wagoner: Wagonmaster [cd]

Pretenders: Get Close (remastered) [cd]
Pretenders: Learning to Crawl (remastered) [cd]
Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad [cd]
RJD2: Third Hand (instrumental) [cd]
Sean Na-Na: Family Trees Or: Cope We Must [cd]
Shellac: Excellent Italian Greyhound [cd]
Stewart Copeland: The Rhythmatist (remastered) [cd]
Sun Ra: Strange Strings [cd]
They Shoot Horses Don't They?: Pick Up Sticks [cd]
Tom Petty: Highway Companion [cd]
Various Artists: Anchored in Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash [cd]
Various Artists: ...And Christmas for All! The Holiday Tribute to Metallica [cd]
Various Artists: ArtDontSleep presents From LA With Love [cd]
Various Artists: Green Day's of Christmas: The Green Day Tribute [cd]
Various Artists: Monterey Pop Festival [cd]
Various Artists: Mute Audio Documents (import box set) [cd]
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Green Day [cd]
Various Artists: Warped Tour: 2007 Tour Compilation [cd]
The View: Hats off to the Buskers [cd]

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Comments (16)

to not mention the new shellac record is criminal.

Posted by robby T | June 4, 2007 11:13 AM

Probably the greatest metal releasze of the year... Neurosis - Given To The Rising.

Posted by Fred | June 4, 2007 11:15 AM

I didn't even know Shellac had a new album coming out. They killed (as always) at Studio B last year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 11:40 AM

I like the new Ladybug Transistor album and am excited to hear Get Him Eat Him's.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 11:56 AM

Pelican - City of Echoes

Definitely album of the year so far and I'm definitely picking it up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 12:03 PM

eh, im a massive whigs fan but if yr a fan, yr a huge fan and have all of the albums. if yr a new fan, you can get the cds for $1-2 on most online sites.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 1:19 PM

The one I'm queued up for is The Aggrolites' new CD, REGGAE HIT L.A. They're Tim Armstrong's session artists on his new solo album A POET'S LIFE and are mighty.

Posted by Tiffany | June 4, 2007 1:41 PM

To be precise, that Police album is a new, 30th anniversary, two-disc collection of remastered greatest hits. We can all resume ignoring it now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 3:14 PM

Dynamic? sounds like a description for cheerleading camp. Dulli was toast in 1999.

Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2007 3:31 PM

Dynamic? sounds like a description for cheerleading camp. Dulli was toast in 1999.

Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2007 3:31 PM

It's been out in the UK for a while, but the Long Blondes disc is ace.

Posted by Jeff | June 4, 2007 7:19 PM

Ween has a new five-song EP, "Friends", out on Friday. It'll only be available through ween.com for awhile, apparently. These five songs will *not* be on their new full-length due this fall.

Posted by Brian | June 4, 2007 7:42 PM

Review of Moviola's "Dead Knowledge"

http://worldofwumme.blogspot.com/2007/06/beach-talk-moviola.html

me like

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2007 9:38 PM

sean hayes has a new cd out this week. not sure if its onsale in stores or online or what but i know they were selling them at joes pub tonight. "flowering spade" good stuff from what we heard live. also at the end someone mentioned a "secret show" in williamsburg on wednesday night

Posted by bd | June 5, 2007 3:14 AM

Hey, you forgot about Joan As Policewoman (Joan Wasser, Rainy Orteca, Ben Perowsky). Their album Real Life is on iTunes now. The album has been out for a while ex-US but was just released in the US.

Posted by John | June 5, 2007 6:13 AM

This new Pelican album is something special. Wow.

Posted by Brian | June 5, 2007 2:12 PM

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