This Week in Music, September 3, 2013: Nine Inch Nails, with fewer teeth Page 2

If there’s a March Madness . . .

. . . then we’ve officially entered the music industry’s September Insanity (and beyond), when record companies large and small issue the bulk of their new albums, reissues, and archival releases. Each week, there’s too much for one critic to decently blurb, let alone fully review. That said, I won’t let you go away listless:

Rhine Meet

Other new releases

Over the Rhine: Meet Me at the Edge of the World
(Great Speckled Dog; photo above by Darrin Ballman)

The Pixies: EP-1 ( — four songs via download or 10-inch vinyl only
John Legend: Love in the Future (GOOD Music/Columbia)
Ariane Grande: Yours Truly (Universal Republic)
North Mississippi Allstars: World Boogie Is Coming (Songs of the South)
Stereophonics: Graffiti on the Train (Stylus)
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project: Devils ’n Darlins (429) — Collective Soul man
Ginkgo: Manopause (ibid) — Josh Grier of Tapes ’n Tapes
Volcano Choir: Repave (Jagjaguwar) — Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
The Julie Ruin: Run Fast (TJR/Dischord) — Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre
Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium (ATO)
Glasvegas: Later . . . When the TV Turns to Static (Go Wow/BMG)
Dexys: One Day I’m Going to Soar (Slimstyle) — yes, the Midnight Runners
Califone: Stitches (Dead Oceans)
Richard Buckner: Surrounded (Merge)
Tish Hinojosa: After the Fair (Varèse Sarabande) 
Acoustic Syndicate
: Rooftop Garden (Little King)
Dave Holland: Prism (Dare2)
Trout Fishing in America: Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (Trout)
Various Artists: Sweet Relief III, Pennies from Heaven (Vanguard) — benefit


Reissues and archival releases

Claudia Lennear: Phew! (Real Gone) — her only album, from 1973
Jefferson Starship: Live in Central Park, NYC, May 12, 1975 (Real Gone)
Rod Stewart: Rarities (Mercury/UMe) — 2 CDs, half from Sessions box set
Jon Lord: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Eagle Rock) Blu-ray+CD edition
Roky Erickson: The Evil One (Light in the Attic)

In addition, UMe launches a rap-reissue series, Respect the Classics, with five titles originally released by Priority:

Eazy-E: Eazy-Duz-It — expanded CD and digital; 180-gram vinyl LP
EPMD: Strictly Business — expanded CD and digital
Ice Cube: AmeriKKKas Most Wanted — 180-gram vinyl LP
N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton — 180-gram vinyl LP
N.W.A.: N.W.A. and the Posse — CD and digital