Drake’s Take: New Releases 10.26.10

Just like Drake couldn’t pass up reviewing Avey Tare‘s new record, I couldn’t pass up posting last week’s new releases (even though it’s over a week late). -ed.

Reissues, reissues, reissues galore! Oh, yeah, Bryan Ferry got most of Roxy Music back together for his latest solo release, and Animal Collective’s Avey Tare give us something to tide us over until the next AC release (or, rather, the next Panda Bear release). And reissues, reissues, reissues (Apple Records!).

Playlist: New Releases 10.26.10

Bryan Ferry – Olympia
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Bryan Ferry - OlympiaThere’s a lot of expectation behind this release, thanks to the reuniting of Roxy Music elements Bryan Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera and, most notably, Brian Eno, so it’s odd to find it such a laid back release, in both sound and promotion. (To top it off, it’s been eight years since Bryan Ferry has released an album of original materials!) To that end, there’s more than a few comparisons to Roxy Music’s last release, Avalon (even though it was Eno-less). Other big name guests include Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Groove Armada and members of Scissor Sisters.

Avey Tare – Down There
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Avey Tare - Down ThereFunny thing about Avey Tare releases is that unlike Panda Bear’s solo efforts, it always feels like something’s missing. The songs are there, but the one-sided approach to AT’s songs feel flat in comparison. There’s plenty here to love, though, even if there’s not as much as an Animal Collective or Panda Bear release.

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Warpaint – The Fool
Johnny Flynn – Been Listening / Free AOL Album Stream
Josephine Foster & the Victor Herrero Band – Anda Jaleo / “Anda Jaleo” [mp3]
Elizabeth & the Catapult – The Other Side of Zero / “You and Me” [mp3]
Ghostland Observatory – Codename: Rondo / Free AOL Album Stream
The Concretes – Wywh / “Good Evening” [mp3]
Lyrics Born – As U Were
Panico – Kick / “Icon” [mp3]
Cowboy Junkies – Renmin Park
Monster Magnet – Mastermind / Free AOL Album Stream
Crowded House – The Very Very Best of Crowded House / Free AOL Album Stream
Small Black – New Chain / “Search Party” “Photojournalist” [mp3]
Giles Peterson – Worldwide: Celebration of His Syndicated Radio

Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
Jackass 3D Soundtrack
Come and Get it – The Best of Apple Records
Giant Sand – Valley of Rain (25th Anniversary Edition) / Free AOL Album Stream

Badfinger – Magic Christian Music
Badfinger – No Dice
Badfinger – Straight Up
Badfinger – Ass
Billy Preston – That’s the Way God Planned It
Billy Preston – Encouraging Words
Mary Hopkin – Post Card
Mary Hopkin – There’s Got to be More
Jackie Lomax – Is This What You Want