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

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:

In This Light and on This Evening

End Times

The Colossus


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


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

Surfer Blood
Astro Coast


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

Gretchen Wilson
Greatest Hits

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