New Album Releases (First Quarter 2010)

Shout Out Louds - Work Editors - In This Light And On this Evening Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
Moonface EP Final Fantasy - Heartland Locksley - Be In Love

Before it evolved into “1st Quarter 2010 New Releases”, this list was going to be a lot of things, “Top 50 New Releases of 2010”, “Top 100 New Releases of 2010”, “Top 150 New Releases of 2010” etc., etc. After realizing that a complete list of 2010 upcoming was an impossibility (or a least a gargantuan task I didn’t want to take on), I decided to stick with Q1 2010. I’ve got a lot more info for the rest of the year, (which I plan on eventually posting), but for now, bask in this selective, yet arbitrary list of upcoming 2010 albums. If I’ve left stuff out, (which I know I have), feel free to post them in the comments.

2010 Q1 New Releases (With Dates)
Courtney Love – “Nobody’s Daughter” (01/01/10)*
Findlay Brown – “Love Will Find You” (01/05/10) Verve
Ringo Starr – “Y Not” (01/12/10) Hip-O/UMe
Laura Veirs – “July Flame” (01/12/10) Raven Marching Band
Final Fantasy – “Heartland” (01/12/10) Domino
OK Go – “Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky” (01/12/10) EMI
Editors – “In This Light And On this Evening” (01/19/10) Fader
Surfer Blood – Astro Coast (01/19/10) Kanine
Lindstrom & Christabelle – “Real Life Is No Cool” (01/19/10)
Vampire Weekend – “Contra” (01/12/09) XL
The Paperbacks – “Lit From Within” (01/12/10) Parliament Of Trees
Woodpigeon – “Die Stadt Muzikanten” (01/12/10) Boompa
Aziz Ansari – “Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening” (01/19/10) Comedy Central
Hawksley Workman – “Meat” (01/19/10) Six Shooter
The Hot Rats – (01/19/10) Fat Possum
Alberta Cross – “The Broken Side Of Time” (01/19/10)
Spoon – “Transference” (01/19/10) Merge
Eels – “End Times” (01/19/10) Vagrant
RJD2 – “The Colossus” (01/19/10) Electrical Connections
Daniel Merriweather – “Love & War” (01/19/10) Sony/BMG
Cold War Kids – “Behave Yourself EP” (01/19/10) Downtown
Moonface (Spencer Krug) “Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums” (01/26/10) Jagjaguwar
Jaga Jazzist – “One-Armed Bandit” (01/26/10)
Beck & Charlotte Gainsbourg – “IRM” (01/26/10) Because
Various Artists – “Casual Victim Pile” (01/26/10) Matador
Los Campesinos! – “Romance Is Boring” (01/26/10) Arts & Crafts
Magnetic Fields – “Realism” (01/26/10) Nonesuch
Slow Six – “Tomorrow Becomes You” (01/26/10) Western Vinyl
Beach House – “Teen Dream” (01/26/10) Sub Pop
Citay – “Dream Get Together” (01/26/10) Dead Oceans
Locksley – “Be In Love” (01/26/10)
The Silent League – “…But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker” (01/26/10)
Corrine Bailey Rae – “The Sea” (01/26/10) EMI
Basia Bulat – “Heart Of My Own” (01/26/10) Rough Trade
Four Tet – “There Is Love In You” (01/26/10) Domino
Pit Er Pat – “The Flexible Entertainer” (01/26/10) Thrill Jockey
Patrick & Eugene – Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees) (01/26/10)
Thavius Beck – “Dialogue ” (01/26/10) Mush
Fucked Up – “Couple Tracks” (01/26/10) Matador
AFCGT – “AFCGT” (01/26/10) Sub Pop
Retribution Gospel Choir – “2” (01/26/10) Sub Pop
Midlake – “The Courage of Others” (02/02/10) Bella Union
Lifehouse – “Smoke and Mirrors” (02/02/10)
Chamillionaire – “Venom” (02/02/10) Chamillitary/Universal Republic
Martha and The Muffins – “Delicate” (02/02/10) Muffin Music
The Brunettes – “Paper Dolls” (02/02/10) Ba Da Bing
Groove Amanda – “Black Light” (02/02/10)
We Are Wolves – “Invisible Violence” (02/02/10) Dare To Care
The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers (02/02/10) Sub Pop
Pantha Du Prince – “Black Noise” (02/09/10) Rough Trade
Massive Attack – “Heligoland” (02/09/10) Virgin
Hot Chip – “One Life Stand” (02/09/10) DFA/EMI
Yeasayer – “Odd Blood” (02/09/10) Secretly Canadian
Reckless Kelly – “Somewhere in Time” (02/09/10) Yep Roc
Galactic – “Ya-Ka-May” (02/09/10) ANTI-
You Say Party! We Say Die! – “XXXX” (02/09/10) Paper Bag
Fanshaw – “Dark Eyes” (02/09/10) Mint Records
The Watson Twins – “Talking To You, Talking To Me” (02/09/10) Vanguard
Drake – “Thank Me Later” (02/14/10) Cash Money
Angels & Airwaves – “Love” (02/14/10)
Peter Gabriel – “Scratch My Back” (02/16/10) Virgin
Lightspeed Champion – “Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You” (02/16/10)
Tindersticks – “Falling Down a Mountain” (02/16/10)
Field Music – “(Measure)” (02/16/10) Memphis Industries
Moon Duo – “Escape” (02/16/10) Woodsist
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – “Dear Companion” (02/16/10) Sub Pop
Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?” (02/23/10) A Recordings Ltd
Efterklang – “Magical Chairs” (02/23/10) The Leaf
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim – “Here Lies Love” (02/23/10) Nonesuch
Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate – S/T (02/23/10) Nonesuch
Zeus – “Say Us” – (02/23/10) Arts & Crafts
Wolf People – “Tidings” (02/23/10) Jagjaguwar
Toro Y Moi – “Causers Of This” (02/23/10) Carpark
Quasi – “American Gong” (02/23/10) Kill Rock Stars
Shout Out Louds – “Work” (02/23/10) Merge
Rocky Votolato – “True Devotion” (02/23/10) Barsuk
Shearwater – “The Golden Archipelago” (02/23/10) Matador
The Streets – “Computers and Blues” (02/23/10)
Xiu Xiu – “Dear God, I Hate Myself” (02/23/10) Kill Rock Stars
Woodhands – “Remorsecapade” (02/23/10) Paper Bag
Holly Miranda – “The Magician’s Private Library” (02/23/10) XL
Frightened Rabbit – “The Winter of Our Mixed Drinks” (03/01/10) FatCat
Rogue Wave – “Permalight” (03/02/10) Brushfire
Clogs – “The Creatures In The Garden Of Lady Walton” (03/02/10) Brassland
The Ruby Suns – “Fight Softly” (03/02/10) Sub Pop
The Whigs – “In The Dark” (03/02/10) ATO
Dinosaur Feathers – “Fantasy Memorial” (03/02/10) Family Records
BRMC – “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” (03/09/10) Abstract Dragon
Ted Leo – “The Brutalist Bricks” (03/09/10) Matador
Morning Benders – “Big Echo” (03/09/10) Rough Trade
jj – “nº 3” (03/09/10) Secretly Canadian
Josh Rouse – “El Turista” (03/09/10) Yep Roc #
Liars – “Sisterworld” (03/09/10) Mute
Jason Collett – “Rat A Tat Tat” (03/09/10) Arts & Crafts
Broken Bells – S/T (03/09/10) Columbia
Javelin – “2” (03/09/10) Thrill Jockey
Happy Birthday – “Happy Birthday” (03/16/10) Sub Pop
Freelance Whales – “Weathervanes” (03/26/10) Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop
Wakey!Wakey! – “Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…” (03/16/10) Family Records
Goldfrapp – “Head First” (03/23/10) Mute
Jonsi – “Go” (03/23/10) XL
Mose Allison – “The Way of The World: (03/23/10) ANTI-
Radar Brothers – “The Illustrated Garden” (03/23/10) Merge
Dillenger Escape Plan – “Option Paralysis” (03/23/10) Party Smasher Inc. / Season of Mist
She & Him – “Volume 2” (03/23/10) Merge
Drink Up Buttercup – “Born and Thrown on the Hook” (03/23/10) Yep Roc
Serena-Maneesh – “S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor” (03/23/10) 4AD
Bird and The Bee – “Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates” (03/23/10) Blue Note
The Living Sisters – “Love To Live” (3/30/10) Vanguard
The Apples in Stereo – “Travelers in Space and Time” (04/06/10) Yep Roc
High Places – “High Places vs. Mankind” (04/06/10) Thrill Jockey
Black Prairie – “Feast of The Hunters Moon” (04/06/10) Sugar Hill
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim – “Here Lies Love” (04/06/10) Nonesuch
Tunng – “…And Then We Saw Land” (04/06/10) Thrill Jockey
Mi Ami – “Steal Your Face” (04/06/10) Thrill Jockey
Dosh – “Tommy” (04/13/10) Anticon
Tallest Man On Earth – “The Wild Hunt” (04/13/10) Dead Oceans
Peggy Sue – “Fossils and Other Phantoms” (04/20/10) Yep Roc
Merle Haggard – “I Am What I Am, I Do What I Do” (04/20/10) Vanguard
The Infamous Stringdusters – “Things That Fly” (04/20/10) Sugar Hill
Horse Feathers – “Thistled Spring” (04/20/10) Kill Rock Stars
Caribou – “Swim” (04/20/10) (Merge)
Inlets – “Bright Orange Air” (04/20/10) Twosyllable Records

* Speculative
# Tentative

All dates are subject to change.

More 2010 first quarter albums (without hard release dates) and reissues after the jump.

2010 Q1 New Releases (Date Not Specified)
Jesca Hoop – “Hunting My Dress” (Early 2010)
School of Seven Bells – “Disconnect From Desire” (Early 2010) Vagrant
Interpol – (Early 2010)
Grinderman – (Early 2010)
Alkaline Trio – (Early 2010)
Marah – (Jan 2010)
Pernice Brothers – “Murphy Bed” (Jan 2010) Ashmount
The Radio Dept – “Clinging To A Scheme” (Feb 2010)
Miracle Fortress – (Feb 2010) Secret City
LCD Soundsystem (Mar 2010) DFA
Foals (Mar 2010) Sub Pop
Plants and Animals (Mar 2010) Secret City
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings (Mar 2010) Daptone
Legendary Shack*Shakers (Mar 2010)

2010 Q1 Reissues
Steve Earle – “Copperhead Road (Rarities Edition)” (01/05/10)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Street Survivors (Rarities Edition)” (01/05/10)
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On (Rarities Edition)” (01/05/10)
Weezer – “Weezer (Rarities Edition)” (01/05/10)
Ween – “The Pod” (01/12/10) Rounder
The Costello Show (Elvis Costello) – “Live At Hollywood High” (01/12/2010) Universal
Fela Kuti – “Koola Lobitos / The ’69 Los Angeles Sessions” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Fela Kuti – “Live with Ginger Baker” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Fela Kuti – “Shakara / London Scene” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Fela Kuti – “Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Fela Kuti – “Open & Close / Afrodisiac” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Fela Kuti – “Confusion / Gentleman” (02/02/10) Knitting Factory
Bert Jansch – Vinyl Reissues (Drag City)

2009 December
Bonny Billy and The Picket Line – “Funtime Comedown” (12/15/09) Sea Note

Sources: MetaCritic, Wikipedia, Stereogum, New Music Tipsheet, My Inbox, Press Releases, The Internets

8 thoughts on “New Album Releases (First Quarter 2010)”

  1. Although it will just be the audio heard, Aziz Ansari’s new album came out and he is freakin hilarious!! I have found myself listening to his jokes over and over again; they never get less funny!

    1. After seeing Aziz on Conan, I was an instant fan! Picked up his CD last week and can’t stop listening to it, he’s so funny!

  2. Aziz Ansari – “Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening” (01/19/10) Comedy Central

    Best cd you can buy. It is hilarious, Aziz owns it!

  3. I have to agree with the Aziz comments. I’ve only seen him in small roles before this, but a whole standup routine will not let you down. The new cd is really funny.

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