RYAN ADAMS Cardinology CD
*** Did you know Paul Westerberg said Ryan Adams should have his teeth kicked out? Whoa! Let's not mince words! 12 new tracks!
AMP FIDDLER w/ SLY & ROBBIE Inspiration Information Vol. 1 CD
*** "Each album in Strut's new album series pairs current artists and producers with their musical heroes for a mouth-watering one-off collaboration centered around an intensive five-day writing and recording session, the emphasis is on spontaneity and musicianship."
BLACK MILK Tronic CD
*** Guests: DJ PREMIER, DWELE, ROYCE DA 5'9", PHAROAHE MONCH, SEAN PRICE and COLIN MUNROE.
BLOC PARTY Intimacy CD
*** "Intimacy is a fittingly up-close title for an album that is, immediately, in-your-face and in-your-ear. Bloc Party's third album is a thrillingly radical record, bristling with percussive innovation, scorching riffs, orchestral sampledelia, and biting emotional candor." Includes two previously released bonus tracks.
RY COODER The UFO Has Landed: The Anthology 2xCD
*** "Cooder's first-ever anthology -- 34 tracks on two CDs."
THE CURE 4:13 Dream CD
*** 13th album. "Now down to a quartet, the band continue to musically evolve while dealing with subjects like relationships, the material world, politics and religion. The songs are stripped down and 'in your face' while also sounding very much like The Cure."
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Heart On CD
*** "One part JESSE HUGHES, one part JOSH HOMME, stir and chill in a tall glass of class and it goes down smooth every time."
EL GUINCHO Alegranza CD
*** "A mix of afro-beat percussion, calypso harmonies, psych tropicalia, world music samplers, doo wop, trance repetition, underwater pop, steel drums, and island feeling."
FRIPP & ENO Evening Star CD
FRIPP & ENO (No Pussyfooting) 2xCD
*** RECOMMENDED RE-ISSUED! Two exxxcellent albums from two masters -- both have been long out-of-print, both are remastered and at least one of them was fitted with a bonus disc of alternate versions.
LINDSTROM Where You Go I Go Too 2xLP / CD
*** "Well known for his epic & ultra melodic disco, it might come as a surprise that this album only contains three long tracks. But when you listen to this album, you hear that it is still very much Lindstrom... just more Lindstrom-- bigger, longer, more epic & more melodic."
MF DOOM & NAS Nastradoomus 2xCD
*** "Long unavailable and classic mashup album that combines the beats of MF DOOM and the vocals of NAS, remixing the entire "Nastradamus" LP, as well as classic hits from the catalog."
MY DEAR DISCO Dancethink Lp CD
*** ANN ARBOR'S OWN! "Brand new, debut full-length album from My Dear Disco. Flourishing grooves, a cornucopia of influences, and musical brilliance all entice you onto the dance floor."
SNOW PATROL A Hundred Million Suns CD
*** One of the top-selling UK acts return to eff s*** up. Or whatever. Considered by the band to be lyrically and sonically the best record they've made.
SQUAREPUSHER Just A Souvenir LP / CD
*** This guy never tires! Brand new album from one of Warp's baddest doods. Pitchfork is already throwing dollops of praise at it.
TOBACCO Fucked Up Friends CD
*** "BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW main man explores a darker, starker, and altogether more badass dimension of his complex vision. As always, Tobacco recorded Fucked Up Friends using analog synths and tape machines, which gives his work a timeless distance from digital pop music at large. Fucked Up Friends is equally cosmopolitan and self-contained, the soundtrack for an imaginary underwater cop show, a welcome stranger anywhere in time and space."
VIVIAN GIRLS Vivian Girls LP / CD
*** "In The Red now proudly presents the re-release of this essential pop platter -- the Vivian Girls s/t debut. Swirling noise topped with sweetly angelic vocals is practically a can't-miss concoction, so expect your fruity neighbors and your attention-starved friends to chime in with unabashed praise when you spin this record."
WINDY & CARL Songs For The Broken Hearted 2xLP / CD
*** "Most everyone has experienced love as well as heartbreak. The 10 songs that form the new Windy & Carl album are interpretations of those emotions that run the gamut from pain, anger and longing, to warmth, admiration and joy. Started in early 2007 and finished in the spring of 2008 in the midst of some sudden inspiration, these songs are some of the best Windy & Carl have to offer, and a new mark in their always developing sound."