There are currently 4 CDs that I want. It's rare that I even want 1 new CD, let alone 4. Since iTunes, I've gotten lazy about buying CDs. I just buy the song(s) I want & go about my day. Today may be a new day. Today, Grimey's may get my business (which is fair because I totally stole the descriptions below from their weekly email blast).
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night CD (RCA)
On their fourth album, Kings Of Leon vow to rock harder and deeply explore their Southern rock roots and, um, their love of U2? Initial copies come with a bonus "Sex On Fire" 7", containing the non-LP track "Beneath The Surface." CD now, vinyl delayed to November.
TV On The Radio - Dear Science CD/Deluxe Edition CD/LP+MP3 (DGC/Interscope)
The latest from TVOTR is already earning extremely glowing four- and five-star reviews in the major music press as well as a 9.2 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork. Certain to be one of the albums of the year. The Deluxe Edition contains the bonus tracks "Make Love All Night Long," "Heroic Dose," "Dancing Choose (Prefuse 73 Remix)," and "Crying (Telepathe Remix)." The gatefold vinyl contains an MP3 download. For a limited time, all formats come with a bonus lithograph designed by vocalist Tunde Adebimpe.
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue CD (Reprise)
Femme fatale Jenny Lewis has never sounded so passionate and her songs never so hard-hitting and acerbic as on her aptly titled solo release, Acid Tongue. The album follows 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat and a series of acclaimed albums with indie rock faves Rilo Kiley. Featuring collaborations with She & Him and guest appearances by Elvis Costello and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, Acid Tongue proves to be wicked good. CD now, vinyl+CD soon (we hope).
Blitzen Trapper - Furr CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
More goodness from this Portland, OR sextet. Expanding the sonic horizons of their Of Montreal-meets-Grateful Dead backwoods stomp of their acclaimed "Wild Mountain Nation", Blitzen Trapper go deeper into the "late 60's/early-70's sundown vibe of artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band." --Allmusic Guide