New Releases For 2010

Pitchfork just came out with a fairly complete list of all the albums to be released from October through January 2011 (see below). All I can say is that it’s going to be a long dry winter, my friends. Out of the 250 or so I can honestly say that only 12 piqued my interest. Thats a miserable percentage.  It’s probably just me getting old, as I’ve lamented many times before on this blog. I just don’t see the quality anymore. My back catalogue of stuff  just keeps rising in value, man…

Here’s the list. Tell me what you think.

British Sea Power: Zeus EP [Rough Trade] [UK Release]
Clinic: Bubblegum [Domino] [UK release]
Engineers: In Praise of More [Kscope]
Former Ghosts: New Love [Upset the Rhythm]
oOoOO: oOoOO [Tri Angle]
The Orb/ David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres [Columbia]
Pariah: Safehouses [R&S]
Shag: Life! Death! Prizes! [WIAIWYA]

Alain Johannes: Spark [Rekords Rekords]
Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes [Filter Music]
Apache Beat: Last Chants [Babylon/Beverly Martel Records]
The Avett Brothers: Live, Volume 3 [American/Columbia]
British Sea Power: Zeus EP [Rough Trade] [Digital Release]
Clinic: Bubblegum [Domino]
Corin Tucker: 1,000 Years [Kill Rock Stars]
Dustin Wong: Infinite Love [Thrill Jockey]
Gonjasufi: The Caliph’s Tea Party [Warp]
The Gurus: Closing Circles [Rainbow Quartz]
Legendary Pink Dots: Seconds Late for the Brighton Line [ROIR]
Mark Ronson and The Business Intl: Record Collection [RCA]
Marnie Stern: Marnie Stern [Kill Rock Stars]
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: History of Modern [100%]
Pimp C: The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones [Rap-A-Lot]
PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station [Paper Bag]
Royal Baths: Litanies [Woodsist]
Sharon Von Etten: Epic [Ba Da Bing!]
Soft Landing: Soft Landing [Ba Da Bing!]
Sun Araw: Off Duty [Woodsist]
Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky [Young God]
Tim Kasher: The Game of Monogamy [Saddle Creek]
Tom Zé: Studies of Tom : Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You [Luaka Bop]
Tricky: Mixed Race [Domino]
Truckasauras: Quarters [Fourthcity/The Journal of Popular Noise]
Various Artists: Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute to Bob Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home [Reimagine Music]
Waka Flocka Flame: Flackavelli [Warner Bros.]

10-11

A Band of Bees: Every Step’s a Yes [Fiction]
Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights [Rough Trade] [European release]
Benoit Pioulard: Lasted [Kranky]
Dexys Midnight Runners: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels [EMI]
Esben and the Witch: “Marching Song” 12” [Matador] [UK Release]
Josephine Foster & the Victor Herrero Band: Anda Jaleo [Fire Records]
Paul Smith: Margins [Billingham]

10-12

Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights [Secretly Canadian] [U.S. release]
Badly Drawn Boy: It’s What I’m Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes [The End]
Banjo or Freakout: Way Slow [Lefse]
Beach Fossils: “Face It”/”Distance” 7″ [Captured Tracks]
The Beets: Stay Home [Captured Tracks]
Big Search: Lay of the Land [St. Ives]
The Black: Sun in the Day Moon at Night [Moon Records]
The Black Heart Procession: Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit EP [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Blank Dogs: Land and Fixed [Captured Tracks]
Breathe Owl Breathe: Magic Central [Hometapes]
British Sea Power: Zeus EP [Rough Trade] [Vinyl Release]
Callers: Life of Love [Western Vinyl]
Cloud Nothings: “Leave You Forever” 7” [Carpark]
Cloud Nothings: Turning On [Carpark]
The Dead C: Patience [Ba Da Bing]
Die Antwoord: $0$ [Cherrytree/Interscope]
Doug Paisley: Constant Companion [No Quarter]
Envy: Recitation [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Esben and the Witch: “Marching Song” 12” [Matador]
Florence and the Machine: “Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix)” [Island]
The Foreign Exchange: Authenticity [Foreign Exchange Music]
Franz Nicolay: Luck & Courage [Team Science/Sabot Productions]
The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange [In the Red]
Gangrene [The Alchemist and Oh No]: Gutter Water [Decon]
Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner [Ghostly International/NoTown Recordings]
Hauschka: Foreign Landscapes [130701]
Heavy Times: “No Plans” b/w “Ice Age” 7” [HoZac]
Holy Sons: Survivalist Tales! [Partisan]
Houses: All Night [Lefse]
Idle Times: Idle Times [HoZac]
Jane Birkin: Di Doo Dah [Light in the Attic] [reissue]
Kedl Winter: Apple Core [Steeple]
Kelly Stoltz: To Dreamers [Sub Pop]
Lil Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being [Young Money] [physical release]
Maserati: “Pyramid of the Moon” 12” [Temporary Residence]
Peter Gordon: The Love of Life Orchestra [DFA]
Purling Hiss: Public Service Announcement [Woodsist]
Real Estate: “Out of Tune” b/w “Reservoir” 7” [True Panther]
Silje Nes: Opticks [FatCat]
Simian Mobile Disco: Is Fixed [Defend Music]
Starfucker: Julius [Polyvinyl]
Styrofoam: Disco Synthesizers & Daily Tranquilizers [Nettwerk]
Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz [Asthmatic Kitty]
Suuns: Zeroes QC [Secretly Canadian]
Various Artists: Jackass 3D OST [Epitaph/ Kings Road Merch]
Various Artists: From the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin [Jealous Butcher Records]
White Moth: White Moth [Angel Oven Records]
Wolf People: Steeple [Jagjaguwar]
Zola Jesus: Valusia EP [Sacred Bones]

10-18

The Big Pink: Tapes [!K7] [UK Release]
Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 [Columbia] [UK Release]
Darkstar: North [Hyperdub] [UK Release]
ESG: Dance to the Best of ESG [Fire]
Liars: Proud Evolution EP [Mute] [UK Release]
Squarepusher: Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator [Warp]

10-19

A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Autumn, Again [self-released] [Digital Release]
Arthur Russell/Allen Ginsberg: “Ballad of the Lights” 10” [Presspop/Audika]
Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia: Onrushing Cloud [Blue Chopsticks]
Eskmo: Eskmo [Ninja Tune]
The Extra Lens: Undercard [Merge]
Joan of Arc: “Meaningful Work” 7″ [Polyvinyl]
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Acme + Acme Plus [Majordomo/Shout Factory] [Reissue]
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange + Experimental Remixes EP [Majordomo/Shout Factory] [Reissue]
Liars: Proud Evolution EP [Mute]
Liz Phair: Girlysound Funstyle [Rocket Science Ventures] [2xCD]
Mt. Desolation: Departure [Cherrytree/Interscope]
Mount Eerie: Song Islands Vol.2 [P.W. Everum & Sun, ltd.] [Physical Release]
Panda Bear: “You Can Count on Me” b/w “Alsatian Darn” 7” [Domino]
The Phantom Band: The Wants [Chemikal Underground]
The Philistines Jr.: If a Band Plays in the Woods…? [Tarquin Records/Embarque]
The Soft Boys: A Can of Bees [Yep Rock] [Reissue] [Bonus Tracks]
The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight [Yep Roc] [Reissue] [Bonus Tracks]
Various Artists: Radioclit Presents: The Sound of Club Secousse [Crammed Discs]
Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen: For the Ghosts Within [Domino]

10-25

Andrew Bird: Useless Creatures [Fat Possum]
Bearsuit: “Please Don’t Take Him Back” 7″ [Fortuna Pop!]
Brian McBride: The Effective Disconnect [Kranky]
Broken Records: Let Me Come Home [4AD]
The Concretes: WYWH [Something in Construction] [UK Release]
Crowded House: The Very Best of Crowded House [Capitol]
The Orchids: The Lost Star [Pebble]
Saint Etienne: Good Humor [Heavenly/Universal] [Deluxe Edition Reissue]
Saint Etienne: Tales From Turnpike House [Heavenly/Universal] [Deluxe Edition Reissue]

10-26

Angelo Spencer et l’Orchidee d’Hawai: “L’Argent” 7” [K Records]
Apparat: DJ-Kicks [K7]
Avey Tare: Down There [Paw Tracks]
Coliseum: Goddamage [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Comic Wow: Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time [Asthmatic Kitty] [Library Catalog Music Series]
Crystal Stilts: “Shake the Shackles” single [Slumberland]
Dâm-Funk: Adolescent Funk [Stones Throw]
Diamond Rings: Special Affections [Secret City Records]
Gary Wilson: Electric Endicott [Western Vinyl] [digital release]
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Acoustic Sessions [Chimera]
K.C. Accidental: Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub / Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills [Arts & Crafts]
Kylesea: Spiral Shadow [Season of Mist]
Lesbian: Stratospheria Cubensis [Important]
Lyrics Born: As U Were [Decon]
The Octopus Project: Hexadecagon [Peek-a-boo]
Pepper Rabbit: Beauregard [Kanine]
Pop. 1280: The Grid EP 12” [Sacred Bones]
R.E.M.: Live From Austin, TX [New West] [DVD]
Seeland: How to Live [LOAF Recordings]
Small Black: New Chain [Jagjaguwar]
Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier [Dead Oceans]
Sun City Girls: Funeral Mariachi [Abduction]
Systems Officer: Underslept [Temporary Residence Ltd.] [Deluxe Vinyl Reissue]
Timmy’s Organism: Rise of the Green Gorilla [Sacred Bones]
Various Artists: Wah Do Dem OST [Factory 25]
Viktor Sjoberg: Breakfast in America [St. Ives]
The War on Drugs: Future Weather EP [Secretly Canadian]
Warpaint: The Fool [Rough Trade]
William Ryan Fritch: Music for Honey and Bile [Asthmatic Kitty] [Library Catalog Music Series]
Wolf & Cub: Science & Sorcery [Last Gang]
Wooden Wand: Death Seat [Young God]

NOVEMBER

11-01

Ray Davies: See My Friends [Universal]
Suede: The Best Of [Columbia]
Yuck: Rubber 7″ [The Pharmacy Recording Company]

11-02

The Autumn Defense: Once Around [Yep Roc]
Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea [Warp]
Destroyer: “Archer on the Beach” b/w “Grief Point” 12” [Merge]
Diplo: Blow Your Head Volume 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep [Mad Decent]
Elliott Smith: Introduction to…Elliott Smith [Kill Rock Stars]
Games: That We Can Play [Hippos in Tanks]
Horse Feathers: “Drain You” 7” [Kill Rock Stars]
The June: Green Fields and Rain [Rainbow Quartz]
Koen Holtkamp: Gravity/Bees [Thrill Jockey]
Bjørn Torske: Kokning [Smalltown Supersound]
Matt and Kim: Sidewalks [Fader]
N.E.R.D.: Nothing [Star Trak/Interscope]
The 1900s: Return of the Century [Parasol]
Sharron Kraus: The Woody Nightshade [Strange Attractors]
Weezer: Pinkerton [Geffen/Ume] [Deluxe Edition Reissue]

11-05

Modeselektor: Modeselektion Vol. 1 [Monkeytown]

11-08

The Concretes: WYWH [Friendly Fire]
Depeche Mode: Tour of the Universe – Live in Barcelona [Mute] [CD/DVD]
Orange Juice: Coals to Newcastle [Domino] [Box Set] [UK Release]

Various Artists: Worth the Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics [Punch Drunk]

11-09

The Big Pink: Tapes [!K7]
Botany: Feeling Today EP [Western Vinyl]
Cee Lo Green: Lady Killer [Atlantic]
David Banner/9th Wonder: Death of a Pop Star [Big Face Entertainment]
Einstürzende Neubauten: Strategies Against Architecture IV [Mute] [Digital Release]
Eleven Tigers: Clouds Are Mountains [Soul Motive]
Fenn O’Berg: Live in Japan Part One Live in Japan Part Two [Editions Mego]
Fern Knight: Castings [VHF]
Gary Wilson: Electric Endicott [Western Vinyl] [physical release]
Gregory and the Hawk: Leche [FatCat]
The Greenhornes: **** [Third Man]
Justine & the Victorian Punks: “Beautiful Dreamer” b/w “Still You” 12” [DFA]
Les Sins (Toro Y Moi): “Lina” 12” [Carpark]
Maserati: Pyramid of the Sun [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Nightlands: Forget the Mantra [Secretly Canadian]
Orange Juice: Coals to Newcastle [Domino] [Box Set]
The Orb and Youth: Impossible Oddities [Year Zero]
The Parting Gifts: Strychnine Dandelion [In the Red]
The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit EP [Labrador/Caroline]
Shigeto: Full Circle [Ghostly International]
Supersilent: Supersilent 10 [Rune Grammofon]
Supersilent: Supersilent 11 [Rune Grammofon] [Vinyl Only]
Suzanne Langille & Neel Murgai: Wild & Foolish Heart [Family Vineyard]
Tallest Man on Earth: Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird [Dead Oceans] [Physical Release]
Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt EP [Dead Oceans] [Physical Release]
Tobacco: LA UTI EP [Anticon]
Tyvek: Nothing Fits [In the Red]
Various Artists: Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics [Crammed]
Weekend: Sports [Slumberland]

11-15

The Bug: Infected EP [Ninja Tune]
Various Artists: Jon Savage Presents Black Hole Californian Punk 1977-1980 [Domino]

11-16

Bruce Springsteen: The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story [Columbia] [Box Set]
Deerhoof/Physical Forms: Hoofdriver 7″ [Polyvinyl]
D’Eon: Palinopsia [Hippos in Tanks]
Faun Fables: Light of a Vaster Dark [Drag City]
Japandroids: “Heavenward Grand Prix” 7″ [Polyvinyl]
Rihanna: Loud [Def Jam]
The Russian Futurists: The Weight’s on the Wheels [Upper Class]
Sharon Van Etten: “I’m Giving Up on You” [Polyvinyl]
The Shipping News: One Les Heartless to Fear [Karate Body]
Stereolab: Not Music [Drag City]

11-22

Grinderman: “Worm Tamer” 12” [Mute]
The National: High Violet [4AD] [Expanded Edition]
Daft Punk: Tron: Legacy OST [Disney]

11-23

Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday [Young Money/Universal Motown]
Royal Baths: TBA 7” EP [HoZac]
Yuck: Georgia 7″ [Fat Possum]

11-26

Queens of the Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age [Rekords Rekords/ Ipecac Recordings] [Reissue] [Bonus Tracks]

11-30

Aeroplane: We Can’t Fly [Ultra] [U.S. physical release]

DECEMBER

12-06

Bardo Pond: Bardo Pond [Fire]

12-07

Anika: Anika [Stones Throw]
Celebration: Hello Paradise [Friends]
Einstürzende Neubauten: Strategies Against Architecture IV [Mute] [Physical Release]

12-14

Nas: The Lost Tapes: Vol. 2 [Def Jam]

JANUARY

01-18

Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death: Some of Us Are in This Together [Don’t Stop Believin’]

01-25

Brown Recluse: Evening Tapestry [Slumberland]
Gang of Four: Content [Yep Roc]
Fujiya & Miyagi: Ventriloquizzing [Yep Roc]
Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain’t Over [Third Man/Nonesuch]
Young Prisms: Friends for Now [Kanine]

Also to be released:

Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs [TBA]
Iron & Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean [TBA]
Kanye West: TBA [G.O.O.D./Def Jam]
The Lilies: We Are the Lilies [Third Side]
Man Man: Live Fantastic [Anti-]
Massive Attack: Atlas Air EP [Virgin]
Mogwai: TBA [Sub Pop]
Serena-Maneesh: Remix EPs [4AD]
T.I.: King Uncaged [Grand Hustle/ Atlantic]
The Twilight Singers: TBA [Sub Pop]
Various Artists: Guided By Voices Tribute Album (title TBA) [No More Fake Labels]
Various Artists: New Jerusalem OST [Jagjaguwar]
Vivian Girls: Share the Joy [Polyvinyl]

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