v/a DISCO ITALIA: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 CD
*** "Disco Italia brings together original classics and rarities by some of the genre's leading producers, from Claudio Simonetti and Giancarlo Meo (aka Kasso and Easy Going) to Peter Micioni and Balearic favorite, Tullio De Piscopo. Many tracks appear on CD here for the first time and the album features several exclusive re-edits."
ALKALINE TRIO Agony & Irony CD
*** "Featuring the songs 'Help Me' and 'I Found Away'."
BURZUM Anthology CD
*** Yow! The first domestic anthology by black metal legend Varg Vikernes. Pretty serious.
JACKSON CONTI (MADLIB) Sujinho CD
*** "MADLIB went to Brazil in 2002 to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti the drummer of the legendary trio AZYMUTH to play him an Azymuth tribute record he recorded. The fruits of this meeting has produced a record featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George DukeÉ. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao -- Sujinho takes Brasilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft forgotten classics to 21st century ears."
RY COODER I, Flathead: The Songs Of Kash Buk & The Klowns CD
*** "The culmination of his ambitious and fascinating 'California Trilogy.' If you mixed John Steinbeck with, say, Thomas Pynchon, and threw in a bit of Popular Mechanics for good measure, it might read something like the I, Flathead narrative."
DELTRON 3030 Deltron 3030 CD
*** BACK IN PRINT! And not a minute too late!
HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR Hercules And Love Affair CD
*** Pitchfork says "This debut album is a self-contained, self-assured, 10-song set that runs vintage styles through a restless compositional imagination to create something joyfully, startling unique." 9.1/10!
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE The Third World CD
*** "Revolutionary MC Immortal Technique is back with his new, highly anticipated mixtape/album with DJ Green Lantern. Guest appearances from Ras Kass, Chino XL, Crooked I and Poison Pen."
KLUSTER 1970-1971 3xCD
*** "Founded in 1969, Kluster were originally a trio featuring Conrad Schnitzler, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, and Dieter Moebius. During their brief lifespan (before Schnitzler left in 1971 and the duo renamed themselves Cluster) they recorded three LPs, all of which are available here. All three are amazing examples of pioneering ambient music featuring guitar, percussion, keys, and cello heavily processed with echo, filters, and tape machines to create an effect unlike anything else that was being made at the time. Absolutely essential and seminal progressive music."
LIQUID LIQUID Discography CD
*** BACK IN PRINT! "Influenced & sampled by Grandmaster Flash ('Cavern'), & LL Cool J to name a very few, this album compiles the 3 EP's released by Liquid Liquid in the early '80s -- seminal funk no wave action!"
JOHN MAYER Where The Light Is: Live in Los Angeles 2xCD
*** "One special night featuring three unique performances: acoustic, trio, and full band."
VAN MORRISON Veedon Fleece CD
*** BACK IN PRINT! Remastered too.
ODD NOSDAM Pretty Swell Explode CD
*** "A two-disc collection of remixes, b-sides and more. Featuring BOARDS OF CANADA, BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW, SERENA MANEECH, BRACKEN, JESSICA BAILIFF and more. Enhanced with videos."
LIZ PHAIR Exile In Guyville CD+DVD
*** "15th anniversary reissue. Re-mastered special edition includes three unreleased b-sides and special 'Guyville Redux' DVD of Liz Phair interviewing all the original guys of Guyville."
VAST AIRE Deuces Wild CD
*** "After making a mark while being apart of Cannibal Ox and Mighty Joseph, Vast Aire is back with his second solo album. With a guest appearance from Copywrite and production from Pete Rock, this is an album you should be checking for."
SAUL WILLIAMS The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust CD
*** "Produced by TRENT REZNOR. Features 4 bonus tracks + list of demand (reparations)."