ost THE SOUND OF WONDER: The First Wave Of Plugged-In Pop At The Pakistani Picture House CD
*** "Rare electronic pop from the Lollywood vaults. 1973-1980. 15 untravelled currents of Space-Age Cinematic Surf and Urdu Funk!"
BLACK CROWES Before The Frost... CD
*** "11 new unreleased Black Crowes' studio songs."
DODOS Time To Die CD
*** "The slightly ramshackle sound of their breakthrough second album The Visitor is replaced with a perfectly produced mix of classic American College Rock and Indie Folk, recalling Phil Ek's previous clients The Shins."
DRIVE BY TRUCKERS The Fine Print CD
*** "A collection of oddities & rarities from 2003 to 2008."
THE FEELIES Crazy Rhythms CD
THE FEELIES The Good Earth CD
*** Contains download card with full album and bonus tracks.
HEALTH Get Color CD
*** "GET COLOR is an exuberant proclamation of noise, rock and electronic splendor from Los Angeles noise-wonders HEALTH. It's a celebration of sound; pretty, harsh, soft and basked in a blanket of ethereal vocals."
JAY Z The Blueprint 3 CD
*** "JAY-Z is the founder and chairman of Rocawear, co-owner of the NJ Nets, 40/40 Sports Clubs and co-owner of the skin care and beauty line Carol's Daughter."
MASERATI Passages CD
*** "Their rare and out-of-print vinyl releases on CD for the first time plus two unreleased bonus tracks and videos."
MUSE The Resistance CD
*** "With each successive album, they pushed the musical envelope with a fusion of progressive rock, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation, creating an emotive, passionate sound."
JIM O'ROURKE The Visitor CD
*** "Percolating banjos smooth electric leads organic kicking drum sounds the flickering of shakers to the left and right mellow but ominous woodwinds sounds that indicate vintage (before turning left and running out the door) sonic jokes sonic tear-jerkers sonic jerkoffs all wrapped in spacious yet subtle left to right placement of everything."
OS MUTANTES Haih CD
*** "First new studio recording in over 30 years... FROM THE BAND THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING."
PORCUPINE TREE The Incident 2xCD
*** "In turns haunting, desolate, hypnotic and euphoric, The Incident's centre-piece is the title track: a stunning 55-minute musical statement that breaks down into 14 separate and often diverse (though interlinked) vignettes.
SCIENCE FICTION DANCE PARTY Dance With Action! CD
*** "Mythical hi-fi / sci-fi fuzz reality courtesy of Germanic Meek-freaks Horst Ackerman & Heribert Thusek. Cybernetic 'costume-pop' from the KRAUTsider cosmonauts behind Dracula's Music Cabinet."
SQUAREPUSHER Solo Electric Bass 1 CD
*** "Squarepusher's excursions as a solo bass virtuoso will be immortalized forevermore with the release of this unedited live recording taken from one of his spellbinding solo bass performances in 2007."
VIVIAN GIRLS Everything Goes Wrong LP / CD
*** "Everything Goes Wrong is a longer, darker, moodier album than its predecessor. That said, the influences remain the same; Ramones, '60s girl groups, Surf, Indie Pop, etc."
YO LA TENGO Popular Songs 2xLP / CD
*** "This sprawling, ambitious album is a new culmination for a career that has been swinging upwards again since 2006. This is the definitive YO LA TENGO album and Matador's #1 priority this fall."