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Heading to the record store? Here's what's new.

Here's a quick look at a handful of new albums, as well as a list of the rest of the stuff that's supposed to hit shelves this week:



DJ Cam

DJ Cam Revisited By...
Call it Behind Behind the Music, DJ Cam Revisited By... reworks one of France's most renowned producers. A sensible counterpoint to his 2004 collection of in-demand remixes, Cam steps out from behind the boards to make room for Kenny Dope, Jay Dilla, Thievery Corporation and DJ Premier, among others. Guests stamp their names atop Cam's compositions but make sure to leave traces of the sultry goodness that has made this deejay a standalone fixture on dance floors and headphones since the '90s. ~ Dan Nishimoto
DJ Cam Web site

Inflammable Records Web site

The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin (Reissue)
In a recent study, 76.8 percent of listeners reported an expectation that the new Flaming Lips album, At War with the Mystics, will be un-listenable trash. With songs (and it pains me to call them songs) such as that SpongeBob soundtrack blah-fest and a retch-worthy cover of "If I Only Had A Brain," Wayne Coyne and company's batting average is dipping well below .250. Luckily, the Lips are hitting us with a DVD reissue of the exact reason we're still even talking about the band. You know it as The Soft Bulletin. And with a handful of outtakes, radio gems and videos, maybe, just maybe, this will restore our faith in these wacky space pirates. ~Aaron Richter
Flaming Lips Web site

John Cale
Words for the Dying [reissue]
Cale has been an undeniable but heavily debated force from the Velvet Underground, an avante garde performer and, throughout his lengthy career, ultimately something of an enigma. Words for the Dying, originally released in '89, includes his six-part "The Falklands Suite," in which he borrows Dylan Thomas's poetry to bring light to the Falkland Islands conflict of April of '82. With a smattering of Brian Eno collaborations, this is the sound of the artiste following his muse into that good night. ~Kevin Dolak
John Cale Web site

Planet Asia
The Sickness, Pt. 1
Rewind to 2000.  In the midst of mega releases from Jay-Z, Outkast Ludacris and countless others, Planet Asia was honored with The Source's Independent Album of the Year award- a time when the "hip-hop bible" actually mattered.  After blessing tracks featuring collabos with Wu-Tang, Talib Kweli and The Roots, Planet Asia comes back with a brand new LP off of the Independent label Copter Records.  The first offering of a planned trilogy should provide ample hours of quality beats and rhymes for anyone already tired of the Jay/Cam'ron beef-Jay/Nas reunion hype. ~Seth Berkman
Audio samples at Myspace

She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge
Singer Justin Warfield and DJ Adam Bravin ditch the Los Angeles indie hip-hop scene for a debut album that's lost in the dark and sexy world of new-wave rock. Think Depeche Mode, Prince, the Cure and Interpol all mixed up. The band's single, "Tear You Apart," is already tearing apart the radio with its deadpanned, eerie - and eerily catchy - tale of love and obsession. She Wants Revenge may not revitalize a genre, but look for it to compete with the already strong crop of bands taking the old and making it new again. ~Matt Liebowitz
"Sister" video

Various Artists
Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim & Jeff Buckley
Full Time Hobby
It's about damn time this handsome, enigmatic pair started to get its comeuppance. Tim and Jeff Buckley's respective careers are typically summed up as too brief, although Tim's was largely viewed as erratic thanks to a propensity to explore genres outside of his initial folk success. Tim died from a heroin overdose at the age 28; his son Jeff was the victim of a freak swimming accident at age 30, after releasing only one album (Grace in 1994). Sufjan Stevens, the Earlies, Micah P. Hinson, King Creosote, Stephen Fretwell, the Magic Numbers and others contribute covers to this compilation. ~Jonathan Easley
Sufjan Stevens' cover of "She Is" MP3

Various Artists
Sly and the Family Stone: Different Strokes by Different Folks
Is it the second coming of Sylvester "Sly" Stewart? Sylvester "Sly" Stewart still prefers being incognito, but his music has remained in light courtesy of the babies begotten from Sly's era of babies. Now, the remix project Different Strokes by Different Folks promises a fresh look at his legacy. With Sly's approval, artists ranging from Will.i.am, Big Boi and the Roots to Moby, John Mayer and Janet Jackson sample from and perform alongside original master tapes of Sly and the Family Stone's classic songs. Now if only Sly himself would stop runnin' away... ~Dan Nishimoto
Big Boi, Sleepy Brown and Killer Mike: "Runnin' Away" MP3
(via Spine Magazine)

8 Ball: Slab (8-Ways)
Alabama: Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': The 25th Anniversary Collection [BOX SET] (RCA)
Amestory: Amestory (Status Recordings)
Atomic Hooligan: Beatz & Bobz, Vol. 5 (Functional Breaks)
B Rich: Born Rich (Sure Shot Recordings)
Barry Manilow: Greatest Songs of the Fifties (Arista)
Big Star: Third (Rykodisc)
Bill Laswell: Bill Laswell and Material (Golden Stars)
Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys: Nine Pound Hammer (Tomato Music)
Billie Holiday: Best of Billie Holiday [Direct Source] (Direct Source)
Bob Marley: Bob Marley (Direct Source)
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.: Angry Samoans (First Kut)
The Broken Family Band: Welcome Home Loser (Track & Field)
C-BO: Blocc Movement (West Coast Mafia)
C-BO: Enemy of the State (West Coast Mafia)
Chris Potter: Underground (Sunnyside)
Chumbawamba: Singsong and a Scrap   
Craig Armstrong: Film Works: 1995-2005 (Family Recordings)
Currituck County: Sleepwalks in the Garden of the Deadroom (Track & Field)
Deep Purple: Legends (Universal International)
Diana Ross: Legends (Universal International)
DJ Cam: Revisited By (Recall)
DJ Screw: Soldiers United for Cash: Platinum Edition (BCD Music Group)
Doors: Live in Philadelphia      
Doujah Raze: Doujah Raze (Raptivism)
Duke Ellington: Best of Duke Ellington (Direct Source)
Ella Fitzgerald: Together (Blue Moon)
Eno/Wobble: Spinner (Hannibal)
The Flaming Lips: Soft Bulletin 5.1 [CD & DVD] (Warner Bros.)
Force M.D.'s: Chillin' (Collectables)
The Four Tops: Legends (Universal International)
The Future Sound of London: Amorphous Androgynous: The Otherness  
Glenn Miller: Best of Glenn Miller (Direct Source)
Gorillaz: Dirty Harry [Japan EP] (Emi Japan)
Green Day: Collectors Box (United States Dist)
Güajiro: Güajiro
Hacavitz: Venganza (Napalm)
Heather Headley: In My Mind (RCA)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy: Capitalism Stole My Virginity (G-7 Welcome Committee)
Isobel Campbell, Mark Lanegan: Ballad of the Broken Seas [IMPORT] (2/2/06) (V2)
James Brown: Legends, Vol. 2 (Universal International)
Janis Joplin: Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection [Bonus] (Sony Japan)
Jimmy Thackery: Essential Jimmy Thackery (Blind Pig)
John Cale: Words for the Dying (Hannibal)
Kenny Rogers: American Classic Songbook (Artemis)
Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and Other Hits (Collectables)
Lil' Flip: Takeover, Pt. 2 [Chopped and Screwed] (BCD Music Group)
Louis Armstrong: Duets With Friends (Blue Moon)
Lovejoys: Lovers Rock (Wackies / Basic)
Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is: The Love Songs (Universal International)
Matthew Shipp: One (Thirsty Ear)
Moistboyz: Moistboyz I & II (Sanctuary)
Moistboyz: Moistboyz IV (Sanctuary)
Molly Hatchet: Take No Prisoners (Gott Discs)
Moreau: Nova Scotia [One Little Indian] (One Little Indian Us)
Mozez: So Still  
Naio Ssaion: Out Loud (Napalm)
Nine Horses: Snow Borne Sorrow (Samadhi Sound UK)
Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole [US] (Rykodisc)
NuBreed: Y4K (Y4k / Distinctive)
The Pogues: Trilogy (WEA International)
P.O.S.: Audition (Rhymesayers)
Paul Oakenfold and Norman Cook: Ultimate DJ Sample Box (Cleopatra)
Planet Asia: Diagnosis, Pt. 1 (Copter)
Robert Wyatt: EP's by Robert Wyatt (Hannibal)
Sam & Dave: Hold On, I'm Comin' [Atlantic] (Collectables)
Sam & Dave: I Thank You [Atlantic/Rhino] (Collectables)
Sam & Dave: Soul Man  (Collectables)
Sergio Mendes: Legends (Universal International)
She Wants Revenge: She Wants Revenge (Geffen)
Stan Getz: More Stan Getz for Lovers (Verve)
The Tangent: A Place in the Queue [LIMITED EDITION] (Inside Out U.S.)
The Temptations: Legends (Universal International)
The Temptations: Reflections (New Door)
The Trammps: Disco Inferno (Collectables)
Various Artists: Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim & Jeff Buckley (Rykodisc)
Various Artists: In the House of Love: Dimitri from Paris (Defected)
Various Artists: Inside Scandinavia, Vol. 1 (Raw Fusion)
Various Artists: Monster Ballads: Platinum Edition [SPECIAL EDITION]  (Razor & Tie)
Various Artists: Revolution Is Now Televised (BBE)
Wanda Jackson: I Remember Elvis (Cleopatra)
Willie Nelson: Complete Ghost (Masked Weasel)
Wilson Pickett: Immortal Wilson Pickett (Collectables)
Wilson Pickett: Midnight Mover (Collectables)
Wilson Pickett: Sound of Wilson Pickett (Collectables)
Wolfmother: Dimensions [EP] (Interscope)

*Release dates may change. E-mail brandon@prefixmag.com with corrections or additions.  
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