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Mueller's Musings: A Look at October 2003 Releases 

Well, due to a new job in a new location and the accompanying move, I've  been out of commission for the past month.  But hey, I'm back! Unfortunately the move means I don't have a lot of "disposable" income to go out and buy CDs, but hopefully you do as there are some great discs out this month.  On the 7th look for new discs from Death Cab for Cutie, and a pair of discs from the prolific Howie Gelb.  Then on the 21st there are three remastered discs from Bruce Cockburn, all including extra songs.  Also that day look for a new blues oriented album from Van Morrison.  Finally, the month ends with a bang on the 28th with the long awaited third full-length release from Wheat.  I can't wait to hear that one.  Also that day will see the release of the new Wycleff Jean, and a greatest hits package from REM that includes lots of previously unreleased material.  So here are the lists:


11th Dream Day - Prairie School Freakout (reissue with bonus tracks)
Azure Ray - Hold on Love
The Band of Blacky Ranchette - Still Looking Good to Me (Howie Gelb side
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Tim Berne's Science Friction Band - The Sublime And
Cracker - Countrysides
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Christine Dente - Becoming
Howie Day - Stop All the World Now
The Dixie Hummingbirds - Diamond Jubilation
David Dondero - The Transient
Fonda - Catching up to the Future
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Welcome to Poppy's
Howie Gelb - Ogle Some Piano
Glenn Gould - ...and Serenity
Gov't Mule - The Deepest End
High Llamas - Beet, Maize and Corn
The Impossible Shapes - We Like It Wild
Rickie Lee Jones - The Evening of My Best Day
Robert Earl Keen - Fram Fresh Onions
Kiss - Symphony
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead
Living Colour - Collidescope
Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham - Sonic Souvenirs (remix of L'Avventura)
The Neil Pollack Invasion - Never Mind the Pollacks
Portastatic - Autumn was a Lark
Stereolab - Instant O in the Universe
Surrounded - Safety in Numbers
Wilshire - New Universe
Dan Zanes and Friends - House Party

David Benoit - Right Here, Right Now
Bottle Rockets - Blue Sky
Edie Brickell - Volcano
Christiansen - Stylish Nihilists
>From Ashes Arise - Nightmares
Jonny Lang - Long Time Coming
Albert Lee - Heartbreak Hill
Maroon with Marc Ribot - Who the Sky Betrays
John McLaughlin - Thieves and Poets
Meshell Ndegeocello - Comfort Woman
Simon and Garfunkel - Essential Simon and Garfunkel
Strike Anywhere - Exit English
Various - Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
Various - A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
Wesley Willis - Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Atlanta Int'l Pop Festival - 1970
Apt.Core - 2
Barenaked Ladies - Everything to Everyone
Bleach - Astronomy
Bruce Cockburn - High Winds White Sky (remastered w/ new material)
Bruce Cockburn - Humans  (remastered w/ new material)
Bruce Cockburn - Stealing Fire (remastered w/ new material)
Fighting Jacks - The Dying Art of Life
Firewater - Songs We Should Have Written
Corey Harris - Mississippi to Mali
Beth Hart - Leave the Light On
Joy Electric - The Magic of Christmas
Delbert McClinton - Live (two cd set)
Mandy Moore - Coverage (cover songs)
Van Morrison - What's Wrong with this Picture?
Pinhead Gunpowder - Compulsive Disclosure (Billy Joe of Greenday)
Pivitplex - Under Museum Quality Glass
Plastikman - Closer (Richie Hawtin side project)
Jason Ringenberg - A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason (kid's album)
Rush - Rush in Rio
Brian Setzer - Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy
Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Slipstream - Transcendental
Something Corporate - North
Rod Stewart - Great American Songbook: Vol II
Joe Strummer - Streetcore
TLC - Still Crazy...Always Sexy...Forever Cool
Various - This is Solid State
Wannadies - Before and After
Paul Westerberg - Come Feel Me Tremble
Yo La Tengo - Today is the Day

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Essential
Denali - Instinct
Wyclef Jean - The Preacher's Son
The Strokes - Room on Fire
REM - In Time: The Best of 1988-2003 (w/ unreleased songs and bonus DVD)
Wheat - Per Second Per Second Per Second

Guided By Voices - Best of: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
Guided By Voices - Hardcore UFOS: Revelations, Epiphanies...
POD - Payable on Death
Iggy Pop - Skull Ring

Robert Bradley and Blackwater Surprise - Still Lovin' You
Duvall - Volume and Density
Six Parts Seven - Lost Notes from Forgotten Songs

Floetry - Live in New Orleans

Nelly Furtado - Folklore

Also in November:
Jack Johnson - Live
Sarah McLachlan - Fallen
Ruben Studdard - Soulful

Alicia Keys - Diary of Alicia Keys

Courtney Love - America's Sweetheart (1st solo disc)

Stay tuned for more

Stay tuned for more...
Ken Mueller


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