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out this week 12/1 & 12/8 & 12/15 & 12/21...animal collective...pixies...alicia keys...

Posted by Brad Schelden, December 29, 2009 11:44am | Post a Comment

There are not a ton of new releases in December, but there have been a few worth checking out. I have been too busy getting my "best of" lists ready for the end of the year and the end of the decade, so I have not had much time to talk about these new releases, but here is a quick list for you. There's not really much out this week, December 29th, just a couple of DVDs. Come pick up your copy of Paranormal Activity and Jennifer's Body on DVD!

You will have to wait until January for more music new releases. I will get back to my normal new release reviews next year, I promise, and in the next day or so I will be posting my top 100 albums of the decade! It has not been an easy list to compile. It is hard to compare albums from 2001 with albums that just came out last month. But it has been a lot of fun going back and listening to all my old favorites. I only gave myself a couple of rules in compiling the list: I had to really love the album. It had to be an album that I still like or at least look back on fondly. I also only picked one album for each artist, so I didn't let myself pick 3 Radiohead albums and 3 PJ Harvey albums. The list would have been too boring. Or, if I was Rolling Stone, I would have had 2 albums by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, and the White Stripes in my top 25. There are just too many great albums in the decade to let those bigger artists dominate my list, so I picked my favorite album from each artist for the whole decade. I had so much fun making this list that I am also going to go ahead and make a list of my top 100 albums of the 90's. And I also have a list of my top movies of the 90's and the current decade as well! So check out my lists soon! They will be posted any day now....

For now, here is a list of some of the new releases from the last couple of weeks you might have missed. Hope you all had a great holiday! But it's not over. New Year's Eve is right around the corner...

out 12/1...






Untitled by R. Kelly










Minotaur Box Set by The Pixies







out 12/8...






Malice 'N Wonderland by Snoop Dogg











Innocents (Deluxe Version) by Erasure











The Raincoats (Reissue) by The Raincoats











Maxinquaye (Deluxe Version) by Tricky







out 12/15...






Fall Be Kind by Animal Collective











Element of Freedom by Alicia Keys






...and in case you missed these in the theater...these movies are essential watching from this year!
and also belong in your DVD collection...out 12/15 on DVD...







The Hangover DVD and Blu-ray














Inglourious Basterds DVD and Blu-ray








out next week 12/21 (monday)...






Stronger With Each Tear by Mary J. Blige







out on DVD 12/21...







(500) Days of Summer DVD and Blu-ray















District 9 on DVD and Blu-ray




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