Music: Today’s Top 5* CD Releases and a Word from Critics


At this point, waiting for a release date, putting on your hat and coat, runing to the record store and plunking down cash bills for a plastic-wrapped compact disc is so retro, it’s almost a novelty, like a horse-and-buggy ride through Central Park. Remember, kids, back in Grandpa’s day, we couldn’t just google the band’s name and “Rapidshare” to find variable bit-rate mp3s in a password-protected RAR file three months before the release date, I tell you what. Awww, Grandpa!

*According to me.

mojo-cover-cave.jpg1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Dig, Lazarus, Dig! (Anti-)

“Triumph” – UK Observer Music Monthly, 5/5
“Gold” – Entertainment Weekly, A-

mojo-cover-breederssm.jpg2. Breeders
Mountain Battles (4AD)

“Raw” – Rolling Stone, 3.5/5
“Lively” – Radar Online

mojo-cover-tapes.jpg3. Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
Walk It Off (XL)

“Swarming” – Rolling Stone, 3/5
“Messy” – BBC

After the jump: Old trees, and old Russian guys.

mojo-cover-wyeoak.jpg4. Wye Oak
If Children (Merge)

“Mellow” – Prefix Mag
“Ethereal” – Aquarium Drunkard

mojo-cover-boris.jpg5. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Pershing (Polyvinyl)

“Likable” – Spin, 3.5/5
“Amiable” – Georgetown Voice

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