This week's music release list may lack star power, but still is incredibly deep in worthwhile discs. The US release of Japanese singer-songwriter Tujiko Noriko's Solo tops my list, along with singles by the Knife and M Ward. Other highly recommended discs include Asobi Seksu's Spaceland Presents: At the Echo October 6th, 2006, the Black Lips' Valientes Del Mundo Neuva, Elvis Perkins' Ash Wednesday, Explosions In The Sky's All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone, Jesu's Conqueror, and Southern Culture on the Skids' Countrypolitan Favorites.

What new releases are you picking up this week (or can recommend)?

For hip parents, the Rockabye Baby series has added Lullaby Renditions of Nine Inch Nails, Lullaby Renditions of No Doubt, and Lullaby Renditions of Smashing Pumpkins.

CD releases:

Andy Dick: Do Your Shows Always Suck [cd]
Aqueduct: Or Give Me Death [cd]
Arab Strap: Ten Years of Tears [cd]
Asobi Seksu:Spaceland Presents: At the Echo October 6th, 2006 [cd]
The Beauty Shop: Crisis Helpline [cd]
The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse [cd]
Black Lips: Valientes Del Mundo Neuva [cd]
Bobby Conn: King For A Day [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots 6 [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots 7 [cd]
Boredoms: Super Roots 8 [cd]
Call Me Lightning: Soft Skeletons [cd]
Calla: Strength In Numbers [cd]
Client: Zerox Machine (single) [cd]
David Karsten Daniels: Sharp Teeth [cd]
Decemberists: O'valencia (import single) [cd]
Dolorean: You Can't Win [cd]
Eats Tapes: Dos Mutantes [cd]
ELO: Out of the Blue: 30th Anniversary Edition [cd]
Eluvium: Copia [cd]
Elvis Perkins: Ash Wednesday [cd]
Erasure: On the Road to Nashville (with DVD) [cd]
Explosions In The Sky: All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone [cd]
The Frames: The Cost [cd]
Fu Manchu: We Must Obey [cd]
High Llamas: Can Cladders [cd]
Jesu: Conqueror [cd]
Jill Cunniff: City Beach [cd]
Jj Grey & Mofro: Country Ghetto [cd]
The Knife: Marble House (single) [cd]
Laibach: Volk [cd]
Luscious Jackson: Greatest Hits [cd]
M. Ward: To Go Home (single) [cd]
Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm [cd]
Minus the Bear: Interpretaciones Del Oso [cd]
The Nein: Luxury [cd]
One AM Radio: This Too Will Pass [cd]
Peter Himmelman: My Green Kite [cd]
Pop Levi: The Return To Form Black Majick Party [cd]
PG Six: Slightly Sorry [cd]
Rakes: Remixes [cd]
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Desecration Smile Pt. 1 (import single) [cd]
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Desecration Smile Pt. 2 (import single) [cd]
Richard Swift: Dressed Up For The Let Down [cd]
Samamidon: But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted [cd]
Silos: Come on Like the Fast Lane [cd]
Southern Culture on the Skids: Countrypolitan Favorites [cd]
Thirdimension: Before the End Begins [cd]
Tishamingo: Point [cd]
Trans Am: Sex Change [cd]
Tujiko Noriko: Solo [cd]
Various Artists: Buddha Lounge Tribute to the Beatles [cd]
Various Artists: Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller (import) [cd]
Various Artists: Labrador 100: A Complete History of Popular Music (box set) [cd]
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Nine Inch Nails [cd]
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of No Doubt [cd]
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Smashing Pumpkins [cd]
Various Artists: String Quartet Tribute Arcade Fire's Funeral [cd]
Various Artists: String Quartet Tribute to Dream Theater [cd]
Various Artists: Tribute to Smiths: Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before [cd]
Various Artists: We All Love Ennio Morricone [cd]

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