v/a THE BIRTH OF BOSSA CD
*** "Excellent collection that comprises all of the key seminal vintage 1958 Bossa Nova recordings. The Birth of Bossa covers important early territory that has not been well-documented so far."
AMADOU & MARIAM Welcome To Mali CD
*** "True to their core sound, their horizons have expanded a bit, the spotlight firmly back on their unique mix of sweet melodies and funky rhythms, driven by Amadou's bluesy guitar and the duo's compelling voices."
DAN DEACON Bromst CD
*** "Fusing the growing intensity of his live performances with his background in electro-acoustic composition, the result is a collection of pieces that are intense and epic, and at the same time, down to earth and welcoming. The intricate and complex parts are woven together into a rich, dense, noisy dance pop that has become Deacon's signature sound."
THE DECEMBERISTS The Hazards Of Love CD
*** The 17-song suite, modern yet rooted in ancient language and imagery, began when Meloy - long fascinated by the British folk revival of the 1960s - found a copy of revered vocalist Anne Briggs's 1966 EP, titled The Hazards of Love. Since there was actually no song with the album's title, he set out to write one. Soon he was immersed in something much larger than just a new composition."
FEVER RAY Fever Ray CD
*** "Solo album from Karin Anderson of THE KNIFE."
THE FLIRTATIONS Sounds Like... CD
*** "2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the R&B/Soul trio's 1969 album plus additional non-album bonus tracks."
DARLENE LOVE So Much Love: An Anthology 1958-1998 CD
*** "24 gems from the remarkable recording career of queen bee session singer turned Broadway star, featuring solo sides, tracks fronting the Blossoms in their various guises, movie soundtrack songs and three great previously unissued performances."
NICK LOWE Quiet Please... The New Best Of... 2xCD+DVD
*** "'Quiet Please...' is the definitive career-spanning best of from the British pop genius that makes all other collections obsolete." 49 tracks.
MASTODON Crack The Skye CD
*** "The new 'classic rock' album from globally revered hard-rock masters."
MF DOOM as DOOM Born Like This CD
*** Duh!! "The long awaited new solo album by DOOM (previously with an MF prefix)!!!" Featuring GHOSTFACE and RAEKWON.
PEARL JAM Ten: Legacy Edition 2xCD
*** "The groundbreaking debut plus a bonus disc plus the Ten Redux: the album completely remixed plus six previously unreleased tracks."
ROGER NICHOLS & THE SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Full Circle CD
*** "Full Circle includes songs written by Roger in his late '60s heyday, supplemented by five previously unreleased '60s-era Roger Nichols demos!"
RADIOHEAD Ok Computer 2xCD
RADIOHEAD The Bends 2xCD
RADIOHEAD Pablo Honey 2xCD
*** Double-disc reissues with a slew of bonus tracks on each.
RODRIGO y GABRIELA Live In Japan CD+DVD
*** Import-only live album!
SWAN LAKE Enemy Mine CD
*** "Featuring Dan Bejar of DESTROYER, Spencer Krug of SUNSET RUBDOWN and WOLF PARADE, and Carey Mercer of FROG EYES."
SCOTT WALKER Sings Jacques Brel CD
SCOTT WALKER Boy Child: 67-70 CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Two imports now at a lower price.
YO LA TENGO as CONDO FUCKS Fuckbook CD
*** "This New London, CT trio tear through classic covers of Small Faces, Richard Hell, Beach Boys, Electric Eels, Troggs, Slade, and Flaming Groovies in the style that previously won them so much acclaim."