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New Releases This Week: Paul McCartney, Starship, Them Crooked Vultures

The holidays must be coming up, because there are quite a few reissues on tap, and also new music from Boyz II Men (yipe!), John Mayer and the "super-group" pairing of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Zep bass player John Paul Jones as Them Crooked Vultures.

Kris Allen - Kris Allen - You know, the American Idol dude.  Somebody's excited about this release, but it ain't me.

David Bowie - Space Oddity

David Bowie - Space Oddity (40th Anniversary Edition) - Also available on vinyl.
Boyz II Men - Love - A covers project from the 90s Philly soul lovin' guys, including a cover of "Open Arms" by Journey.
50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct - New album, produced by Dr. Dre, Eminem, and a bunch of other guys that could kick my ass.  With that in mind, I've got nothing but good things to say about this album.

Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Rattlesnakes:  Deluxe Edition
Julian Cope - Jehovakill - Deluxe Edition

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club

Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club - Deluxe Edition - adds 2nd bonus disc of B-Sides/rarities + a DVD of music videos & a documentary.
Doors - Live in New York (box set)
Erasure - The Innocents - expanded edition adds a bonus disc plus a DVD, Live at the NEC Birmingham.
Robin Guthrie - Songs to Help My Children Sleep - The former Cocteau Twins guitarist offers up four more songs that weren't on his most recent album Carousel.
Norah Jones - The Fall
Kid Sister - Ultraviolet

John Mayer - Battle Studies

John Mayer - Battle Studies - Mayer continues to impress with every album that he puts out.  If you've given Mayer a lot of shit for his past material like "Your Body Is A Wonderland" - which we'll agree, is just asking to be made fun of - you should give him another look.  Snag it on vinyl, to boot!
Paul McCartney - Good Evening, New York City - Oh my God, ANOTHER live album from Sir Paul?  Sure thing, but this one has different songs, ya know?  Also available on vinyl.
Morrissey - Swords (deluxe edition) - Also available on vinyl.
Old 97s - Wreck Your Life....And Then Some:  The Complete Bloodshot Recordings - 2 LP set w/ download card.
Katy Perry - MTV Unplugged - Shiver.  But we're curious to hear the cover of Fountain of Waynes' "Hackensack".
Stereophonics - Keep Calm and Carry On
Starship - No Protection/Love Among The Cannibals - If you want to start fireworks, mention any album from Mickey Thomas and Starship.  It's unbelievable fun, I tell you.  This 2 CD reissue is remastered from the original RCA/Grunt tapes so that you'll hear every last syllable from Thomas with never before heard clarity. Beware.

Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.  'Nuff said.  Available also as 2 LP 180-Gram vinyl pressing with MP3 download.
Robbie Williams - Reality Killed The Video Star - produced by Trevor Horn
Yes - Relayer - reissued on 180 Gram vinyl by the fine folks at Friday Music

This list is a few highlights from the many releases that are coming out this week - feel free to add a comment about these releases, or any other releases that you're excited about!

  • Jack

    There aren't too many bands I'll roadtrip to Detroit for to see a show: Metallica, Living Colour, and Dream Theater to name a few, but I went to Them Crooked Vultures' show at Fillmore Detroit last month, and I'm glad I did. Looking forward to hearing the album (opted not to listen to the stream).

  • Matt

    Sounds pretty cool. I'm curious to see 'em, for sure. It would be great to see Grohl back behind the kit, which is one thing I really enjoyed about the new Nirvana Reading DVD release.

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  • Kevin

    An observation: If David Bowie and Sheryl Crow had a baby boy, would it grow up to look like John Mayer?

  • Matt

    A few additional notes: After listening to the Sheryl Crow reissue – I'm curious to know what other fans will think of this package. I don't feel like I was missing anything worth missing, after hearing the entire second disc of the reissue. As I've said elsewhere, I would much rather have a live show from the period on that second disc. She did quite a few radio broadcasts on that tour, so it would have been possible.

    On the other side of things, the McCartney live album is pretty great. Chatter on the net suggests that there might have been some sweetening to accommodate notes that he can no longer hit. Makes no difference to me – setlist and performance wise, it's great to these ears!

    I still have to check out the DVD portion…I'm hoping that it's not chopped up like all of the other McCartney DVDs have been previously…..although I'm hearing that some Beatles performance footage was spliced in to “I'm Down” so that probably answers the question on that one.

  • Matt

    That's a scary thought. And would John Mayer hook up with SC before he learned that she was his mother?

  • anniezaleski

    2xCD reissue of lloyd cole's Rattlesnakes!! how has this escaped me? a brilliant record. do i really need the bonus disc? ah, decisions…

    also, i have a promo of the katy perry DVD. i'm thinking a little holiday viewing is in order…

  • anniezaleski

    also, this is out in december here, fyi.

  • Norrie

    It has been out in the UK in this format for a few years now – the 2nd cd well worth having!

  • Norrie

    It has been out in the UK in this format for a few years now – the 2nd cd well worth having!

  • Matt

    Yeah. Looks like that one got bumped a few weeks. Rats! That Katy Perry sounds great. NOT.

  • anniezaleski

    good to know!

  • anniezaleski

    good to know!

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