CRYSTAL CASTLES Crystal Castles CD
*** By all accounts, Crystal Castles new album is an improvement over their first album (which was undoubtedly one of Wazoo's best selling CDs).
KEITH JARRETT & CHARLIE HADEN Jasmine CD
*** "Keith Jarrett's first recorded collaboration in decades, reuniting him with the great bassist Charlie Haden, a close partner until the mid-seventies. Intimate, spontaneous and warm, this album of love songs recorded at Jarrett's home."
BETTYE LAVETTE Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook CD
*** "Bettye LaVette brings the British Invasion home to its American R&B roots on Interpretations, a 13 song journey through compositions by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd among others."
JANELLE MONAE Archandroid CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Surprise hit!
JOHN PRINE In Person & On Stage CD
*** "14 songs that Prine's fan base would select themselves if they could have a collective voice. Featuring special collaborations with Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, Sara Watkins, Iris Dement and Kane Welch Kaplin."
THRONES Day Late, Dollar Short CD
*** RECOMMENDED Let the rumble begin with this collection of previously unreleased & rare tracks from 7"s, cassettes, compilations, and collabos. JOE PRESTON is a monster, having played with MELVINS, EARTH, and HIGH ON FIRE among others.
TOBACCO Maniac Meat CD
*** "Black Moth Super Rainbow's main constituent bullies his previous works into a corner, guts them and leaves 'em for dead." Feat. BECK.