Friday, November 05, 2010

Now Downloading: New Releases 11.02.10

The long march towards the holidays continues with reissues, compilations and other releases geared to be fitted with gift-wrap paper. Breaking free of the holiday drudgery are new releases from Matt & Kim, Elvis Costello (which we touched on earlier in the week), The High Dials, The 1900s along with notable compilations of Elliott Smith, Keith Richards and Weezer; and special reissues of Weezer's Pinkerton, Paul McCartney's Band on the Run and The Fall's The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall.

Playlist: New Releases 11.02.10


Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
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Matt and Kim - SidewalksBrooklyn's Matt & Kim have always had this sugar rush associated with their recordings, but with Sidewalks, it's as if they're worried about diabetes. The sweet of M&K feels buried in slick production, thanks to Ben Allen, who instead dials up the electro & hip-hopish elements at the expense of our sugar fix. "Block by Block" and "Cameras" work the magic, but there's not much else that I sticks with me as a result.

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More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Elvis Costello - National Ransom
The High Dials - Anthems for Doomed Youth / "Chinese Boxes" [mp3]
Destroyer - Archer on the Beach (7")
The 1900s - Return of the Century / "Babies" [mp3]
Cornershop - The Battle of New Orleans EP / Free AOL Album Stream
N.E.R.D. - Nothing
The Autumn Defense - Once Around / "Back of My Mind" [mp3]
Neil Diamond - Dreams
Amy Bezunartea - Restaurants & Bars / "Doubles," "All the Things We Are Supposed to Be" [mp3]
Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Mini Mansions - Mini Mansions / Free AOL Album Stream
Bleu - Four / Free AOL Album Stream
Violens - Amoral / Free AOL Album Stream / "Violent Sensation Descends" [mp3]
Barn Owl - Ancestral Star / "Light From the Mesa" [mp3]
Huey Lewis & the News - Soulsville
COMPILATIONS
Elliott Smith - An Introduction to Elliott Smith / "Twilight", "Last Call", "Between the Bars" [mp3]
Weezer - Death to False Metal
Keith Richards - Vintage Vinos
Punk Goes Pop: Volume 3
REISSUES
Weezer - Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)
Paul McCartney - Band on the Run
The Fall - The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall (Expanded Edition)
Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Rarities Edition)

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