Upcoming LP Re-Issues

Some good news on the vinyl front:

In The Red Records will be re-issuing the currently very hard-to-find Black Lips LPs Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo (2007), Good Bad Not Evil (2007), and 200 Million Thousand (2009) in August.

–  FDH Records will be re-issuing Terror Visions’ World of Shit. Originally released as a picture disc in 2006, this will be getting the proper LP treatment soon. And for those of you still confused, Terror Visions was a side project of Jay Reatard’s, similar in style to Lost Sounds, but harsher, darker and not as melodic.

MPP + 200 Mill. Thousand Revisited

This is just to assign grades to individual songs on these albums, that as of September 13 are in the running for album of the year. When it comes down to it, MPP is not a perfect album. I feel like that just by slapping the “10” designation on it, justice isn’t done. It’s been my thing, at least for the majority of 2009, to grade an album based on songs only. This system doesn’t work too well and doesn’t take much into account. I’ll be changing it (most likely) in 2010. But for now:

Merriweather Post Pavillion
(Animal Collective)
1. “Guy’s Eyes” – 9.5
2. “In The Flowers” – 9.8
3. “My Girls” – 10.0
4. “Also Frightened” – 9.8
5. “Summertime Clothes” – 10.0
6. “Daily Routine” – 9.6
7. “Bluish” – 9.9
8. “Taste” – 9.8
9. “Lion in a Coma” – 9.8
10. “No More Runnin'” – 9.7
11. “Brothersport” – 10.0

Grade
: 9.7
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200 Million Thousand (Black Lips)
1. “Take My Heart” – 9.4
2. “Drugs” – 9.8
3. “Starting Over” – 9.9
4. “Let It Grow” – 9.2
5. “Trapped in a Basement” – 9.6
6. “Short Fuse” – 9.8
7. “I’ll Be With You” – 9.7
8. “Big Black Baby Jesus of Today” – 9.3
9. “Again and Again” – 9.7
10. “Old Man” – 9.6
11. “The Drop I Hold” – 9.4
12. “Body Combat” – 9.4
13. “Elijah” – 9.7
14. “I Saw God” – 9.6
15. “Meltdown” (Hidden) – 9.8

Grade
: 9.6