Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of November 5th 2008


  • Twilight The Movie Soundtrack
    Iron & Wine, Muse, Paramore, and Linkin’ Park have all contributed tracks. But tucked in at the end is Rob Pattinson’s own little breathless ditty, “Never Think.” You’re right, hottie Robbie, we should just DO it!
  • Lou Reed Berlin Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse
    Best known as the lead singer of The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed has put out some of his best work solo. Recently, he rerecorded a dramatic staging of Berlin, an album some consider his opus, in his native New York. Taped by acclaimed director Julian Schnabel, it’s guaranteed to be yet another classic Lou Reed masterpiece.
  • Q-Tip The Renaissance
    Known for fusing classic soul and rap, the former front man for A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, has just released his first solo record in nine years. Well worth the wait, Q-Tip has got us jazzed, all by himself.
  • Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison
    This emo-rock outfit releases their second record with a hot single, “Ricochet,” that’s bound to getcha, even if you’re an innocent bystander.
  • Travis Ode to J.Smith
    Travis is tricked out on their grindin’ rock record. But they’re still showing their soft side, just with a new edge.
  • Mavis Staples Live at Hope Hideout
    One of the divas in The Staples Singers, Mavis recorded this album earlier this year in Chicago in front of a live audience. She covered gospel songs like “Wade in the Water” and protest classics like “We Shall Not Be Moved.”
  • Girls Aloud Out of Control
    If you miss the Spice Girls, don’t worry, here are their modern bubble gum doppelgangers!