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New Album Releases: Motion City Soundtrack, Eels, Editors, Gretchen Wilson

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It's a good thing I work with a sinister cabal of superior writers or I'd have even less to say about this week's crop of new releases.

We'll start with the latest from Motion City Soundtrack, My Dinosaur Life.  This one wasn't on my radar until I read Holly Hughes' review of it and now I'm making a point to at least check out a few tracks before deciding whether or not to make the purchase.  She's given it her seal of approval.  I might have to get back to you all on this one.

We also have new music from Eels.  I haven't given them nearly enough consideration although I still think "Novocaine For The Soul" is catchy, clever, and brilliant.  They released a compilation not long ago and our own EL Bicho reviewed it.  If he writes up End Times, we'll link to it here.

Beyond that, it's a slim week this week.  Sony has released a Greatest Hits package for Gretchen Wilson, and it seems pretty clear her 15 "redneck" minutes are up.  We also have new music from Editors, who've had much more success in the UK than in the US.

Here's the full list:

Editors
In This Light and on This Evening

Eels
End Times

RJD2
The Colossus

Spoon
Transference

Various Artists
Crazy Heart

The Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet
Crazy 8's

Aziz Ansari
Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

Danny Barnes
Pizza Box

Blue Highway
Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection

Alfred Brendel
The Farewell Concerts

Coal Porters
Durango: April 17-April 30

Cold War Kids

Behave Yourself

Dinowalrus
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Josephine Foster
Graphic as a Star

Barbara Hannigan
Bart Visman: Sables, Oxygène; New Heaven!; Septet

Maura Kennedy
Parade of Echoes

Lindstrøm & Christabelle
Real Life Is No Cool

Alexander Lingas
Peter Michaelides: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Motion City Soundtrack
My Dinosaur Life

Michael Martin Murphey
Lone Cowboy: Live & Solo

Raphael Wallfisch
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos

The Len Price 3
Pictures

Surfer Blood
Astro Coast

Valkyrja
Contamination

Keb Darge/Paul Weller
Lost & Found: Real R'N'B & Soul

Gretchen Wilson
Greatest Hits

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  • http://marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    i have no Eels, which needs to be remedied. you have no NRBQ (i think), which also must be fixed….but you can start with The Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet.

  • http://everythingisamess.wordpress.com Tom Johnson

    Spoon’s Transference is the one you probably should have had on your radar. That’s the one that’s going to be making some waves this week, if something is going to get any awareness. It’s not as great as their last one, but I’m giving it a chance to redeem itself before I write it off as Spoon spinning their wheels while trying to be the indie Wilco 2.0.

  • zingzing

    nrbq… i’ve tried to get into them a few times, but have never had any luck. “back of my car” (or whatever) just doesn’t do it for me… but maybe there’s something else.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    thanks for the mention, but the new Eels album is not currently on the docket

  • http://marksaleski.com Mark Saleski

    no NRBQ zing? i guess i have a soft spot for bar-type bands. i could listen to “Me & the Boys” and “I Love Her, She Loves Me” at least once a day. twice, if i wuz in a bad mood.