Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Releases Update | May 9, 2010

Devo | New Traditionalists
A brand new remaster of this great album is something to look forward to. Practically every song on this album is a Devo classic—like "Love Without Anger," "Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth," "Through Being Cool," "Race of Doom," etc.—so go get yours as soon as the shops open. The CD will have six bonus tracks; the vinyl will be on clear wax! (May 18)

The Wonder Stuff | Hup (21st Anniversary Edition)
This one feels kinda troublesome. The band has re-recorded the entire album for this release, so it's really not a reissue. I can't help but think the results will be questionable—not because I have no faith in the band, but just because two decades later there's no way the band will be what it was then. Plus, press releases claim this will have a "much fuller, contemporary sound," which means it probably ain't gonna rock like the original. (May 25)

Teenage Fanclub | Shadows
Five years ago these Scottish popsters put out Man-Made, and now they return with Shadows, "overflowing with the kind of gorgeous, harmony-driven classics you'd expect to find on a greatest hits album." Speaking of which, can anyone tell me where I can find TF's version of "Take the Skinheads Bowling"? Ever since they featured that in Bowling for Columbine I've been looking for it, and for the life of me I can't find it anywhere. Not on soundtrack album, not on import CD single, nowt. (June 8)

Oasis | Time Flies… 1994-2009
Yet another best of from Manchester's Favorite Sons. The 3CD+DVD set includes all 27 of Oasis's hit singles ("together for the very first time") plus a DVD of their videos. The 5LP version is on heavyweight vinyl, with a full size booklet and 12" box. In keeping with the way they do these things today, there's also a dumbed-down 2CD version and a DVD available on its own. (June 14)

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