In Stores This Week:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 'Living With the Living'
Stephen Marley 'Mind Control'
Modest Mouse 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'
Peter Bjorn and John 'Writer's Block'
Southern Culture On the Skids 'Countrypolitan Favorites'
The Stooges 'The Weirdness'
In Stores April 3rd:
The Academy Is... 'Santi'
The Almost 'Southern Weather'
Fountains of Wayne 'Traffic and Weather'
Idlewild 'Make Another World'
Kings of Leon 'Beacuase of the Times'
Paula Maya 'Paula'
Blonde Redhead '23' (4/10)
Bright Eyes 'Cassadaga' (4/10)
Nine Inch Nails 'Year Zero' (4/17)
Arctic Monkeys 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' (4/24)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'Baby 81' (5/1)
Dinosaur Jr. 'Beyond' (5/1)
Wilco 'Sky Blue Sky' (5/15)
The Bravery 'The Sun and the Moon' (5/22)
Chris Cornell 'Carry On' (6/5)
Modest Mouse 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank' (in stores next week) One of the Northwest's best bands ever continues to evolve, adding horns, synths, a ballad, and former Smith and session guitar great Johnny Marr to keep up with Isaac Brock's intense performances and remarkable lyrics. - Jim Keller
Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black' (in stores this week) The sound is 007 spy movie/smoke-filled after-hours club/60's girl group, but transcends throwaway kitsch thanks to Amy's soulful vocals and soul-baring lyrics. Includes the song "Rehab." - Jim Keller
Alkaline Trio 'Remains' (in stores now) This 22-track compilation puts all of the Chicago punk band's singles and hard-to-find favorites in one place, complete with a bonus DVD of select videos and a short documentary. If you're a fan of My Chemical Romance or Panic At the Disco, this is a good place to go to find out where those bands copped their riffs. - Rob Femur
Lillingtons 'Too Late Show' (in stores now) The third album from this Wyoming punk outfit and the band's first release on the San Francisco-based Red Scare label, Lillingtons mix a blend of Ramones-style pop/punk with b-movie/Communist party humor and themes. Best described as watching Ed Wood's infamous Plan Nine from Outer Space on speed. - Rob Femur>
Albums In Stores NOW:
Air 'Pocket Symphony'
Lily Allen 'Alright, Still'
Ken Andrews 'Secrets of the Lost Satellite'
Arcade Fire 'Neon Bible'
Andrew Bird 'Armchair Apocrypha'
Bloc Party 'A Weekend In the City'
Brand New 'The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me'
Johnny Cash 'Cash: Ultimate Gospel' (compilation)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 'Some Loud Thunder'
Echo and the Bunnymen 'More Songs to Learn and Sing'
Finger Eleven 'Them Vs. You Vs. Me'
The Fratellis 'Costello Music'
The Good, The Bad and the Queen 'The Good, The Bad and the Queen'
Albert Hammond Jr. 'Yours to Keep'
Incubus 'Light Grenades'
Kaiser Chiefs 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'
Minus the Bear 'Interpretaciones del Oso'
Oasis 'Stop the Clocks' (compilation)
Nine Inch Nails 'Beside You In Time' DVD (live)
+44 'When Your Heart Stops Beating'
The Shins 'Wincing the Night Away'
The Softlightes 'Say No to Being Cool - Say Yes to Being Happy'
Son Volt 'The Search'
Stars of Track and Field 'Centures Before Love and War'
The Used 'Berth' (live)
Amy Winehouse 'Back to Black'
Youth Group 'Casino Twilight Dogs'