v/a DESTROY THAT BOY: More Girls With Guitars CD
*** IMPORT "A riot of bodacious girls with guitars, all-girl bands, femme frat-rock, axe-backed babes and similar females of the species. And you thought the Shangri-Las were a piece of work!"
BLIND PILOT Three Rounds And A Sound CD
*** Willamette Week said "[T]his band has songs coming out of its ears: deep, clever guitar-driven tunes fleshed out with soaring horn arrangements. Listening to and thinking about these songs has kept me awake at night lately."
FISCHERSPOONER Entertainment CD
*** "Fischerspooner are one of the most respected and successful crossover acts of the Electro renaissance, fusing fine art & pop culture, as in their renowned outsider pop shows bursting with stage effects in both art galleries and traditional concert halls."
BEN FOLDS Presents University A Capella CD
*** Ben Folds goes all-vocals with a bunch of teenagers. Do you like scat singing? There's some on here!
BEN HARPER White Lies For Dark Times CD
*** Ben Harper called up his old band and was like, "What's up?? I got the jones -- let's make another album together!" and they were like, "Yeah, sounds good."
ISIS Wavering Radiant CD
*** "While Wavering Radiant is finely structured, dynamically varied, and melodically developed, it's also unpredictable, expansive, and densely layered. It's simultaneously their most challenging and accessible music to date."
THE KILLS Keep On Your Mean Side CD
*** Re-released & expanded.
MADLIB Speto De Rua CD
*** "Lyrical, dirty and strikingly beautiful, Speto De Rua is one of six mixes made in Brazil, filled with jumps, cross referenced with Bossa, notated with Folkloric chants, pointed with Jazz."
MOONDOG Moondog + Moondog II CD
*** 2-on-1. Prepare to have your life changed!
NOMO Invisible Cities LP / CD
*** "Hot horns blaze through intersecting lines, heavy percussion drives the band down winding streets, the bass rumbles in some subterranean corridor. This record is informed by the band's ceaseless traveling to places both real and unreal."
PEACHES I Feel Cream CD
*** "The most pop-sounding Peaches album to date. The beats remain harsh and uncompromising, but with a new found melodic groove that has only been previously hinted at."
RODRIGUEZ Coming From Reality CD
*** "Digitally remastered and expanded reissue of his 1971 album. Coming From Reality is another treat for fans new and old, designed as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect Pop album. The reissue also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, representing the last thing the trio ever did together."
OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ Cryptomnesia CD
*** "Cryptomnesia features Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Zach Hill (HELLA) on drums, Jonathan Hischke (Hella) on synth bass, Juan Alderete de la Pe¤a (THE MARS VOLTA) on bass guitar, and Cedric Bixler Zavala."
THE ROLLING STONES Sticky Fingers CD
THE ROLLING STONES Goat Head Soup CD
THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock And Roll CD
THE ROLLING STONES Black And Blue CD
*** REMASTERED and REISSUED in gorgeous jewel cases.
ST. VINCENT Actor CD
*** "Eleven masterfully arranged new songs with grander songwriting, the performances ever more confident and inspired. Before recording as St. Vincent, she was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' touring band, and she performed with Glenn Branca's guitar orchestra."
THE VASELINES Enter The... 2xCD
*** "The definitive triple LP/double CD collection, including new mixes and re-mastered versions of material previously available on 'The Way Of The Vaselines,' plus never-before-heard demos, and live recordings from 1986 in Bristol and 1988 in London."
TOM WAITS Romeo Is Bleeding: Live From Austin CD
*** "1978 live set from the eccentric and eclectic American singer/songwriter, recorded live in Austin. Includes 'On The Nickel', 'Romeo Is Bleeding' and more. Immortal."
YARDBIRDS Roger The Engineer CD
*** "The Yardbirds are often overlooked but their legacy has loomed large decades after their demise." Do the names Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page sound familiar?? This release includes both the stereo and radically different mono versions of the album, plus 7 bonus tracks.