New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of April that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s under the following Tuesday.
April 07, 2009
- Above the Law 
- American History X 
- John Q 
- No Country for Old Men: Collector’s Edition 
- Tango & Cash 
- The Wedding Singer 
- Mobb Deep – The Safe is Cracked
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – profile
- The Godfather II – profile
April 14, 2009
- Rounders: 10th Anniversary Edition 
- Strange Wilderness 
- Universal Soldier: The Return 
- Prefuse 73 – Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
- Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Instrumentals
April 21, 2009
- Blu-ray Cult Classic Bundle - Amazon.com exclusive
- Edward Scissorhands 
- Donnie Darko 
- The Boondock Saints 
- Hellraiser 
- Sin City: Unrated, Recut & Extended 
- X-Men 
- X-Men Trilogy
- X-Men 
- X2: X-Men United 
- X3: The Last Stand 
- X2: X-Men United 
- X3: The Last Stand 
- Abstract Rude – Rejuvenation
- Bicasso – Rebel Musiq EP
- Black Label Society – Skullage CD/DVD compilation
- Chimaira – The Infection
- Daath – The Concealers
- I preordered mine here for $14 after shipping. Supposed to be autographed. We’ll see.
- 04/20: Yep, autographed and arrived early. It fucking rocks. Fuck yeah!
- The Grouch & Eligh – Say G&E!
- Jane’s Addiction – A Cabinet of Curiosities b-sides collection
- Lacuna Coil – Shallow Life
- Mr. Lif – I Heard It Today
- Seventh Void (Kenny Hickey & Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative; Matt Brown of Uranium 235, Supermassiv; and Hank Hell of Inhuman)- Heaven is Gone
- 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix – profile
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – profile
April 28, 2009
- The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut 
- JCVD 
- Heaven and Hell (Dio Sabbath)- The Devil You Know
- Method Man & Redman – Blackout 2
- Tech N9ne – Sickology 101
- Elite Forces: Unit 77 – profile
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier – profile
New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of February that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s getting lumped in with the next Tuesday in the list.
February 03, 2009
- Afro Samurai: Resurrection Director’s Cut 
- Clerks II 
- The Cure – Trilogy 
- Three separate shows at the Tempodrom arena in Berlin
- Friday the 13th: Unrated Deluxe Edition 
- Napoleon Dynamite 
- Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! 
- Taxi Driver 
- Zack and Miri Make a Porno 
- Cannibal Corpse – Evisceration Plague - preorder
- Includes bonus “Making of” DVD
- Dir En Grey – A Knot Of (The End)
- Sunspot Jonz – The Darkside ov Heaven preorder
- Features The Temper Twins, Myka9, and Luckyiam
- Sunspot Jonz – FIGHT, DESTROY, ROCK preorder
- Features Himself, Myka 9, DWP, Z-Man, Equipto, White Mike, Kwanz, Luckyiam, Moka Only, with production by Sunspot Jonz, Adamatic, Mr. Nemo, Young Kruse, Creasey Buscemi, Nima Fadavi, Moka Only, DJ Fresh, Dirt Nasty, TD, Underrated, Cminus, and Wiz.
February 10, 2009
- The Boondock Saints 
- Donnie Darko: Collector’s Edition 
- Raging Bull 
- A Time to Kill 
- 7L & Esoteric – Serve or Suffer
- All new Esoteric instrumentals
- Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 20th anniversary
- C-Rayz Walz – Who The F%@k Are You?
- Features Vast Aire, Slug and others.
- The Lonely Island - Incredibad
- Napalm Death – Time Waits For No Slave
- NASA – The Spirit of Apollo
- Features Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip, Method Man, RZA, KRS-One, Kool Keith, George Clinton, M.I.A., Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Ghostface Killah, and others.
- Warren G – The G-Files
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin – videos
- Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection – screenshots
- 720p versions of over 40 classic SEGA games including:
- Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Shinobi III
- Space Harrier
- Streets of Rage
- X-Blades – trailer
February 17, 2009
- Kramer vs. Kramer 
- The Passion of the Christ: The Definitive Edition 
- Pulp Fiction  import
- … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – The Century of Self
- Odd Nosdam – T.I.M.E. Soundtrack
- Zion I – The Takeover
- Features Brother Ali and others.
- Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride – screenshots
- Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon – Feb. 16 – Videos
- Flower – Feb 12 – videos
- Street Fighter IV – videos
- Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition
- includes a CD, a mini guide, a figurine, an animated video, and more.
February 24, 2009
- Akira 
- The French Connection 
- The French Connection II 
- Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder 
- Neil Young : Archives Volume One (1963-1972) 
- Ronin 
- B-Real (Cypress Hill) – Smoke N Mirrors
- Features Buckshot, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Kurupt, and others.
- Hatebreed – For the Lions
- Havoc (Mobb Deep) – Hidden Files
- Kool Keith – Tashan Dorrsett CD+DVD
- Lamb of God – Wrath
- Mobb Deep – The Infamous Instros
April 1, 2008
Anti-Flag – The Bright Lights of America
- Not bad, definitely better than their last few albums.
Sevendust – Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
- Hope: most of the verses/riffs are heavier than usual; Sorrow: the choruses are so singy/pussy.
The Sword – Gods of the Earth
- Badass; sounds like their first album but with more thrash.
April 8, 2008
The Grouch – Show You the World
Living Legends – The Gathering EP
- They’re both pretty dope. I was beginning to wonder if the Legends were starting to fall off. As EvWu2 says, “Classic is not a classic album.”
- If you preorder them from Access Hip Hop (I already have), you get a poster and a Drop Card for download of Legendary Music Vol. 2 EP. The posters will be different, however, I suspect the EP downloads will be the same songs, which is kind of lame.
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV
- It was pretty bizarre with a touch of Trent. Might put you to sleep though.
Lmno & Kev Brown – Selective Hearing
- I listened to it. It wasn’t bad as far as I can remember.
April 15, 2008
Children of Bodom – Blooddrunk
- 04/24: I listened to it this evening. It’s pretty good.
Opeth – Still Life
- This the third re-release of the 1999 album and contains new album artwork, and two discs including stereo and 5.1 remastered versions of the album and a live video of “Face of Melinda”. It’s a pretty good album.
Rush – Snakes & Arrows Live
Soilent Green – Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction
- I have yet to check either of them out yet.
And, it’s fucking tax day. Fuck the IRS. If you’re legally married for only the first 10 months of a year, you still have to pay taxes as if you were single all year.
FUCK THE IRS.
April 22, 2008
Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold
- Got it today at the gettin place. Listened to it twice. I like it, though not nearly as much as any of their previous offerings.
- 04/22: I preordered the deluxe edition from Amazon and it only ended up being $9.99. Nice!
- 04/23: I actually checked my mail today and it was in there. The DVD that comes with the deluxe edition is sick. It’s just a live show but it’s with a band and it’s badass. The more I listen to the album the more I like it.
Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) – H.N.I.C. Pt. 2
- Listened to the original H.N.I.C. (Head Nigga In Charge) back when I was still in college. It was pretty good. I’ll have to check this one out.
- 04/22: Listened to this yesterday. Reminds me of some old Mobb Deep. It’s pretty hard.
Lyrics Born – Everywhere At Once
- I haven’t checked this on out yet. Some guys at work were praising Lyrics Born so I need to check it out.
- 04/29: Lahna bought it on Sunday. What I heard of it was good.
April 29, 2008
9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Formula
- The production is amazing and it’s pretty good lyrically. I’ll have to pick this one up.
The Roots – Rising Down
- I’m not a big fan of the Roots but I checked this one out. It’s pretty good. Has some bangin-ass beats on a lot of the tracks. I’ll give it a few more listens before I decide if I want to buy it or not.
Testament – The Formation of Damnation
- Their first studio album in 8 years. It’s a pretty badass album. Need to grab this one. Got it
Portishead – Third
- I’m not a big fan of Portishead either, but I have liked some of their stuff I’ve heard so I checked this one out too. It wasn’t bad, it was really weird. Some of it was really good, some was just plain bizarre.