Recommended New Music for the Week of September 15 (Karl Denson, Muse, Avett Brothers and many others!)

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Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers

Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the winter of 2008, Journal for Plague Lovers features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks. Musically, the band draws on their classic Holy Bible sound with elements of Nirvana’s In Utero, as well as a delicate, beautiful acoustic side.


Rudy Ray Moore - 50 Years of Cussing

“If Redd Foxx was the king of the party record during the '50s and '60s, then certainly Rudy Ray Moore upped the ante during the '70s with a succession of XXX-rated platters that were so hot most stores could only sell them under the counter, even during the height of the sexual revolution. His best routines, usually spoken in rhyme, presaged the rap revolution in music by a good 20 years, while his lone acting role, starring in Dolemite, remains one of the great blaxploitation movies of that decade.” –

Muse - The Resistance

Their highly-anticipated new album! Deluxe version includes a DVD featuring a 30-minute “Making Of” the album documentary.

Porcupine Tree - The Incident

In turns haunting, desolate, hypnotic and euphoric.

Q-Tip - Kamaal the Abstract

Q-Tip produced Kamaal the Abstract himself, even playing several of the instruments. It is a daring mélange of soul, supa-cool jazz, head-nodding hip-hop, and organic pop magic in the vein of Stevie Wonder or Prince.

Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary Pleasure CD, CD+DVD

Yes, finally! The double-disc version is limited, with bonus tracks.

Ricky Skaggs - Solo: Songs My Dad Loved

The first ever “solo” album from Ricky Skaggs. No studio musicians. No guest artists. Just Ricky Skaggs doing what Ricky Skaggs does.

Sparklehorse + Fennesz - In the Fishtank 15

Songs and soundscapes of rare beauty with stunning atmospherics -- where abstract sounds and well-crafted traditional song structure meet, and where acoustic instruments and electronics create outstanding ambiance.


Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

Remastered reissue of 1994's Diary with bonus tracks.

Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2

Remastered reissue of 1995's LP2 with bonus tracks.

David Sylvian - Manafon

New album from the acclaimed British vocalist and former member of Japan. On Manafon, Sylvian pursues "a completely modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical." In sessions in London, Vienna, and Tokyo, Sylvian assembled the world's leading improvisers and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance, and live electronics.

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up

Collaboration between the singer/songwriter and actress/vocalist. Includes eight original compositions in the spirit of Serge Gainsbourg's recording with Brigitte Bardot.



The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You LP+MP3

Vinyl now, CD due September 29. I and Love and You’s 13 songs are delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam with punk-style. Produced by Rick Rubin.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Demos

Now available on HQ-180 vinyl.

The Doors - L.A. Woman

The Doors - Morrison Hotel

The Doors - Soft Parade

The Doors - Strange Days

The Doors - The Doors

The Doors - Waiting For the Sun

Classic Doors reissued on HQ-180 vinyl.

Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers

Motorhead - Bastards

Numbered, limited picture disc of 1993 release.

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

Remastered reissue of 1994's Diary with bonus tracks.

Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2

Remastered reissue of 1995's LP2 with bonus tracks.

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up


Big Star - Keep an Eye on the Sky 4xCD

This four-disc collection spanning 1968-1975 offers a trove of unreleased demos, unused mixes, alternate versions of songs, and a 1973 concert recorded in Memphis. The lavish packaging includes extensive liner notes, rare and never-before-seen photos, and insightful essays about the cult of Big Star and the band's history.

Karl Denson - Brother’s Keeper

Denson is joined by an all-star line-up, including Meshell Ndegeocello (bass), Marc Ford (guitar, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper), Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Kenneth Crouch (Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz), Zak Najor (drums, The Greyboy Allstars), Cochemea Gastelum (baritone sax, Dap Kings, Antibalas), and many others.

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker - Burn It Down

Charles Walker doesn't emulate or try to resuscitate a bygone nostalgic era. He is soul, the real deal, carrying the flaming torch of funk and soul originally lit in the late '60s.

Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky

Recorded at Knopfler's award-winning British Grove Studios in West London.

KRS One & Buckshot - Survival Skills

New album features guests Mary J. Blige, Slug (Atmosphere), K'NAAN, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, and others.

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