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Largehearted Boy’s Interesting CD Releases This Week

Franz NicolayHold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay’s solo album, Major General, is out tomorrow. (Editor’s note: Late of the Pier is out in the US too.)

Vinyl reissues of Dead Can Dance’sSpleen and Ideal, the Jam’s All Mod Cons, the Lemonheads’ It’s a Shame About Ray are tempting, as are three M83 vinyl reissues: Before the Dawn Heals Us, Digital Shades, Vol. 1, and Saturdays=Youth

Next week’s release week is huge (new albums by Antony and the Johnsons, Animal Collective, A.C. Newman, and that’s just the artists beginning with “A”), so I am saving the bulk of the month’s music budget for the January 20th releases.

What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?

This week’s interesting CD releases:

Adam & The Ants: Friend or Foe (reissue)
Arthur Lee: Arthur Lee (remastered)
Bang Camaro: Bang Camaro II
Bee Gees: Odessa (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
City and Colour: Sometimes
Cream: Wheels of Fire (vinyl reissue)
Dead Can Dance: Spleen and Ideal (vinyl reissue)
Derek Trucks Band: Already Free (vinyl)
Eliane Elias: Bossa Nova Stories
Franz Nicolay: Major General
Frost: Experiments In Mass Appeal (with DVD)
Indigo Girls: Playlist: The Very Best of Indigo Girls
The Jam: All Mod Cons (vinyl reissue)
Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come (vinyl reissue)
King Crimson: EleKtriK (reissue)
King Crimson: Level Five EP (reissue)
King of Spain: Entropy
Lalo Schifrin: The Dead Pool (soundtrack)
Late of the Pier: Fantasy Black Channel (vinyl)
Laura Barrett: Earth Sciences
Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray (vinyl reissue)
Los Campesinos!: We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (vinyl)
Love: Love Live: Whisky a Go-Go 1978 (reissue)
M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us (2-LP and CD reissue)
M83: Digital Shades, Vol. 1 (2-LP and CD reissue)
M83: Saturdays=Youth (vinyl)
Murray Gold: Doctor Who: Series 4 (soundtrack)
Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder (reissue)
Ravi Coltrane: Blending Times
Rokia Traore: Tchamantche
Van Morrison: Playlist: The Very Best of Van Morrison
Various Artists: Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records
Various Artists: Notorious Soundtrack (vinyl)
Various Artists: Now That’s What I Call Motown
Various Artists: The Reader (soundtrack)
White Lies: To Lose My Life (import single)
Winterpills: Central Chambers

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