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Kverke.com Top 10s of 2009

Top 10 Metal CDs of 2009

  1. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
  2. Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
  3. Dååth - The Concealers
  4. Lamb of God - Wrath
  5. Arsonists Get All the Girls - Portals
  6. Megadeth - Endgame
  7. ZAO - Awake?
  8. The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Worse Than Alone
  9. Slayer - World Painted Blood
  10. DevilDriver - Pray for Villains

Top 10 Hip-Hop CDs of 2009

  1. Zion I - The Take Over
  2. The Alchemist - Chemical Warfare
  3. Souls of Mischief - Montezuma’s Revenge
  4. MF Doom - Born Like This
  5. Swollen Members - Armed to the Teeth
  6. Afro Classics - Classic Rock
  7. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
  8. B-Real - Smoke N Mirrors
  9. Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars
  10. The Grouch & Eligh - Say G&E!

Honorable Mentions

(in no particular order)

  • iwrestledabearonce - It’s All Happening
  • Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
  • The Lonely Island - Incredibad
  • Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  • Peaches - I Feel Cream
  • Afro Classics & Bash Bros. - Workaholics 2
  • GWAR - Lust in Space
  • Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
  • CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume One
  • Behemoth - Evangelion
  • Eminem - Relapse
  • Brother Ali - Us

November 2009 Releases

November 3

Blu-ray

  • Forrest Gump - Sapphire Edition [1994] PG-13
  • James Bond 10-pack Blu-ray Collection [1962-2008] NR
    • Dr. No / From Russia With Love / Goldfinger / Thunderball / Live and Let Die / Moonraker / For Your Eyes Only / The World is Not Enough / Die Another Day / Quantum of Solace
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - Ultimate Collector’s Edition [1989] PG-13
  • Transformers Gift Set
    • Transformers [2007] PG-13 / Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [2009] PG-13

Music

  • CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Vol. Two
    • features Substantial, Sean Price, Poison Pen, Deacon The Villain, Geologic, Grieves, Macklemore, E-40, Evidence, and others
    • Track 11 remixed by Blue Sky Black Death, track 13 produced by J-Zone, all others produced by Kno.
  • Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars
    • features Del, Brother Ali
  • Masta Ace & Edo G - Arts & Entertainment
    • feat. Large Pro, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, KRS One, and others
  • Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest
  • Overkill - Killbox 13 (reissue)
  • Overkill - RelixIV (reissue)
  • Overkill - Wrecking Everything: Live (reissue)
  • RJD2 - Dead Ringer: The Reissue
    • features Blueprint, Copywrite, and others
    • 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks
  • Slayer - World Painted Blood
  • Themselves - CrownsDown

Video Games

  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3/Xbox360/PC)

November 10

Blu-ray

  • Heat [1995] R
  • Watchmen - The Ultimate Cut [2009] R

Music

  • DOOM (MF Doom) – Unexpected Guests
    • features Talib Kweli, J Dilla, Scienz of Life, Vast Aire, Supafriendz, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, GZA, Ghostface, Babu, and others
  • GWAR - America Must Be Destroyed (reissue)
  • King Diamond - House of God (reissue)
  • King Diamond - Voodoo (reissue)
  • Unearth - The March (CD/DVD deluxe reissue)
  • Wu-Tang Meets Indie Vol.2: Enter the Dubstep
    • features Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, RZA, GZA, Method Man, U-God,  Masta Killa, Killah Priest, Bronze Nazareth, Busta Rhymes, MF Doom, Pimp C, Three 6 Mafia, Ras Kass, Vast Aire, Canibus, and others

Video Games

November 17

Blu-ray

  • Brüno [2009] R
  • Chasing Amy [1997] R
  • Clerks - 15th Anniversary Edition [1994] R
  • Fight Club [1999] R
  • Kevin Smith 3-Movie Collection [] Not rated
    • Clerks / Chasing Amy / Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Léon: The Professional - Theatrical and Extended Versions [1994] UR
  • Sex, Lies and Videotape [1989] R

Music

  • Devin Townsend - Addicted
  • Factor - Old Souls Volume One
    • Features Luckyiam, Eligh, Awol One, Myka 9, Aesop Rock, Existereo, Barfly, Mickey Avalon, Xzibit, Moka Only, and others
  • Felt (Murs & Slug) – Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez
    • Produced by Aesop Rock.
  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Message to the Other Side
    • An official ODB collection of all new unreleased tracks, featuring RZA, Masta Killah, Method Man and others.
    • Bonus DVD contains a 20-minute excerpt of the soon to be released film about ODB, “Dirty”.
  • Rakim - The Seventh Seal

Video Games

November 24

Blu-ray

  • Angels & Demons - Theatrical and Extended Edition [2009]
  • Blood: The Last Vampire [2000] NR
  • Cujo - 25th Anniversary Edition [1983] R
  • Frailty [2001] R
  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0 [1995] NR
  • Ink [2009] NR
  • The Way of the Gun [2000] R

Music

  • The Prime - One-Uppers
    • Luckyiam (Living Legends) & Sapient (Sandpeople)
    • Produced by Sapient.

Video Games

June 2009 Releases

June 2, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Air Force One [1997]
  • Bruce Almighty [2003]
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children [2005]
  • Fletch [1985]
  • Glory [1989]
  • Inside Man [2006]
  • Neil Young : Archives Volume One (1963-1972) [2008]
  • Out of Time [2003]
  • Road House [1989]

CDs

  • AmorphisSkyforger – May 29
  • AZLegendary
  • J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Jay Stay Paid

PS3

  • Final Fantasy VII PSN – trailer

June 9, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Fatal Attraction [1987]
  • Indecent Proposal [1993]
  • Predator 2 [1990]
  • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music – 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition w/ Amazon-exclusive bonus disc [1970]

CDs

  • Anti-Flag – People or the Gun
  • ChickenfootChickenfoot (Best Buy) – June 7
    • Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith of RHCP
  • DJ Quik & KuruptBlaQKout
  • Moka OnlyCarrots & Eggs
  • Mos DefThe Ecstatic

PS3

June 16, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [1964]
  • Friday The 13th - Killer Cut [2009]
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 [1981]
  • Friday the 13th Part 3 - 3-D [1982]
  • Ghostbusters [1984]
  • Kickboxer - Uncut [1989]
  • Sling Blade [1996]
  • Spaceballs [1987]
  • Sword of the Stranger [2007]

CDs

  • Street Sweeper SocialClub - Street Sweeper SocialClub
    • Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave) and Boots Riley (The Coup)

PS3

June 23, 2009

CDs

  • Chali 2naFish Outta Water
    • features  Talib Kweli, eLZhi of Slum Village, and others
  • DJ JS-1No Sellout
    • Includes MP3 disc dirty, clean, instrumental, and acapella versions of all tracks
    • features Rahzel, KRS One, Canibus, Chino XL, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, C-Rayz Walz, Vast Aire, Pharoahe Monch, Copywrite, Punchline, Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Edo G, C-Rayz Walz, Akrobatik, J-Live, Pack FM, Wordsworth, Rahzel, Rakaa Iriscience, C-Rayz Walz, Krondon, Q-Unique, Ultramagnetic MCs, Canibus, and others
  • Dream TheaterBlack Clouds & Silver Linings
  • Jedi Mind Tricks - Greatest Features
    • features Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Guilty Simpson, Outerspace, Mr. Lif, Canibus, Apathy, Ill Bill, 7L & Esoteric, Supernatural, Q-Unique, and others
  • Soul Assassins (DJ Muggs) – Intermission
    • features Alchemist, La Coka Nostra, Necro, Self Scientific, Outerspace, Rza, Planet Asia, B-Real, Prodigy, Krondon, Xzibit
  • U-GodDopium
    • features Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Killah Priest, GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, and others
  • VoivodInfini
  • Dillanthology 2
    • J Dilla’s remixes of songs by De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, and others
    • featuring Mos Def and others

PS3

June 30, 2009

CDs

  • AZI Am Legend
  • Main Flow - Return of the Castle

    • features Chali 2na, The Grouch, Planet Asia, and more.
  • Obituary - Darkest Day
  • Sleep (of Oldominion) – Hesitation Wounds
    • features Del the Funky Homosapien, Grayskul
  • Tash (Tha Alkaholiks) – Control Freek
    • features E-Swift,  Del The Funky Homosapien,  B-Real,  J-Ro, and others
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Chamber Music
    • Wu with Masta Ace, AZ, Havoc, Kool G Rap, and others
  • Wu-Tang Clan – Playlist: The Very Best Of

PS3

April 2009 Releases

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

Blu-ray

  • Above the Law [1988]
  • American History X [1998]
  • John Q [2002]
  • No Country for Old Men: Collector’s Edition [2007]
  • Tango & Cash [1989]
  • The Wedding Singer [1998]

CDs

  • Mobb DeepThe Safe is Cracked

PS3

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athenaprofile
  • The Godfather IIprofile

April 14, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Rounders: 10th Anniversary Edition [1998]
  • Strange Wilderness [2008]
  • Universal Soldier: The Return [1999]

CDs

  • Prefuse 73Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
  • Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Instrumentals

Nintendo DS

PS3

April 21, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Blu-ray Cult Classic Bundle - Amazon.com exclusive
    • Edward Scissorhands [1990]
    • Donnie Darko [2001]
    • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Hellraiser [1987]
  • Sin City: Unrated, Recut & Extended [2005]
  • X-Men [2000]
  • X-Men Trilogy
    • X-Men [2000]
    • X2: X-Men United [2003]
    • X3: The Last Stand [2006]
  • X2: X-Men United [2003]
  • X3: The Last Stand [2006]

CDs

  • Abstract RudeRejuvenation
  • BicassoRebel Musiq EP
  • Black Label SocietySkullage CD/DVD compilation
  • ChimairaThe Infection
  • DaathThe 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 & ElighSay G&E!
  • Jane’s AddictionA Cabinet of Curiosities b-sides collection
  • Lacuna CoilShallow Life
  • Mr. LifI 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

Nintendo DS

  • 101-in-1 Explosive Megamixprofile

PS3

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2profile

April 28, 2009

Blu-ray

  • The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut [2006]
  • JCVD [2008]

CDs

  • Heaven and Hell (Dio Sabbath)- The Devil You Know
  • Method Man & Redman – Blackout 2
  • Tech N9neSickology 101

Nintendo DS

  • Elite Forces: Unit 77profile
  • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontierprofile

January 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of January 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.

Jan. 6

Blu-ray

  • Caligula: The Imperial Edition [1979]
  • The Last Emperor: Criterion Collection [1987]
  • Pineapple Express [2008]

Nintendo DS

Jan. 13

Blu-ray

  • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Traffic [2000] import

CDs

  • SatyriconThe Age of Nero
  • Sunspot JonzThe Dark Side of Heaven

Nintendo DS

PS3

Jan. 20

Blu-ray

  • Braveheart [1995]
  • King Kong [2005]
  • Max Payne [2008]
  • This is Spinal Tap [1984]

CDs

  • 7th Veil (Kool Keith & H Bomb) – Stoned
    • Features Ike Turner, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Silkk the Shocker, Ice-T, Rosco, Jewel, Flava Flav, and Rick James (bitch!)
  • Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly CD+DVD reissue
    • Remastered and re-issued CD with the Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 (The Godlovesugly Release Parties) DVD
  • Odd NosdamT.I.M.E. Soundtrack

PS3

Jan. 27

Blu-ray

  • Any Given Sunday: Director’s Cut [1999]
  • Blu-ray Action 3-pk Bundle
    • Casino Royale
    • Black Hawk Down
    • Hellboy
  • The Bourne Collection
    • The Bourne Identity [2002]
    • The Bourne Supremacy [2004]
    • The Bourne Ultimatum [2007]
  • Groundhog Day [1993]
  • The Pink Panther: Collector’s Edition [1964]
  • Taxi Driver [1976]

CDs

  • Arsonists Get All the GirlsHits From the Bow re-release
  • CappadonnaSlang Prostitution
  • Jedi Mind TricksDivine Fire: Story of JMT DVD+CD
  • RZA - Afro Samurai: Resurrection soundtrack
    • Features Kool G Rap, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killa, Tash, 9th Prince, and others.
  • SepulturaA-Lex – Jan. 23
  • Sunspot Jonz ft. Living LegendsUHB 6
  • Zion IThe Takeover
    • Features Brother Ali, and others

PS3

October 2008 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, and PS3 releases for the month of October 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.

October 7

Blu-ray

    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad [1958]
    Beetlejuice: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
    Carrie
    Faces of Death [1978]: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Interview with the Vampire
    The Omen
    The Omen Collection

      (The Omen 666 / The Omen / Damien: Omen II / The Final Conflict)

CDs

    Andreas Kisser of Sepultura – Hubris I & II Oct. 6
    CageThe Best & Worst of Cage
    East Coast AvengersPrison Planet

      (Esoteric, Trademarc, DC the Midi Alien)
      Features Freddy Foxxx, Apathy, Celph Titled, and others.
      Dope! Will definitely check this out.
      10/9: It’s sick. I gotta get it!

    Jake OneWhite Van Music

      Double disc. Features Brother Ali, Slug, MF Doom, Busta Rhymes, Alchemist, Evidence, Prodigy, Blueprint, Casual, Keak Da Sneak, Elzhi, Royce Da 5’9, and others.
      10/10: Got a clean copy a couple weeks ago. Was pretty good until the Casual track where there were more lyrics cut out than you could hear. :P

    MadlibRemixes v.2
    MF DoomOperation Doomsday re-release
    These Arms Are SnakesTail Swallower & Dove

      10/8: Listened to it several times today. It’s pretty good. Gonna get it.

    Wu-Tang ClanShaolin Temple soundtrack

PS3

    Fracture
    NBA 09 The Inside
    NBA 2K9
    NBA Live 09

October 14

Blu-ray

    American Gangster
    Casino
    Constantine
    Gangsters Giftset (American Gangster / Casino / Eastern Promises)
    Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition
    The Ultimate Matrix Collection

      (The Matrix / The Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions / The Animatrix / The Matrix Experience documentary / 35 hours of extra content)

CDs

    The Dillinger Escape PlanUnder the Running Board reissue with 10 bonus tracks
    The GiganticsDie Already

      “The Gigantics is a five-man production team assembled by Onry Ozzborn (a.k.a. Reason and Count Draven of Grayskul/Oldominion).”
      Features over 50 independent hip-hop artists including Aesop Rock, Murs, Mr. Lif, Swollen Members, Eligh, Josh Martinez, and Awol One.

    GojiraThe Way of All Flesh
    J RawlsLiquid Crystal Project 2
    The Mighty UnderdogsDroppin’ Science Fiction

      (Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Headnodic of Crown City Rockers)

    Q-TipThe Renaissance
    Sweatshop UnionWater Street

      Features Moka Only and others.

    UnearthThe March

PS3

    Blitz: The League II Oct. 13
    Dead Space
    FIFA Soccer 09
    Golden Axe: Beast Rider
    Rock Revolution
    Saint’s Row 2
    SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

October 21

Blu-ray

    Casino Royale: Collector’s Edition
    Halloween [2007]
    The Incredible Hulk [2008]
    James Bond Blu-ray Collection Six-Pack

      (Die Another Day / Dr. No / For Your Eyes Only / From Russia With Love / Live and Let Die / Thunderball)

    James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack Vol. 1

      (Die Another Day / Dr. No / Live and Let Die)

    James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack Vol. 2

      (For Your Eyes Only / From Russia with Love / Thunderball)

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey

CDs

    AC/DCBlack Ice Wal-Mart exclusive

      10/10: Just listened to it. Definitely AC/DC. Sounds pretty good at the beginning of the album but as it drags on it tends to sound repetitive and poppy. Maybe poopy.

PS3

    Rock Band 2 Oct. 19

October 28

Blu-ray

    Baraka [1992]
    Blackalicious: 4/20 Live in Seattle [2008]
    Chihuly in the Hotshop [2008]
    Elf [2003]

CDs

    AkimboJersey Shores

      Got pushed back over a month. Piss.
      10/7: It’s pretty good, though it tends to drag on towards the end of the songs where they are just jamming over the same riff seemingly endlessly.

    The AlchemistChemical Warfare
    The CureDream 4.13
    DJ BabuDuck Season 3
    Machine HeadThe Blackening Special Ediiton

    This CD/DVD set includes over 2 hours of live performances spanning the globe, including footage from With Full Force, Download and Rock In Rio. In addition, bonus tracks including covers of Metallica’s “Battery” and Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name”.

    MF DoomBorn Into This

      “Doom’s first full-length solo project in four years, with production by J Dilla and Dangermouse. Guests include Ghostface and Raekwon.”

    ProdigyProduct of the 80s

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August 2008 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, and PS3 releases for the month of August that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons.

August 5

CDs

    Luckyiam (PSC)Time To Get Lucky

PS3

    Monster Madness: Grave Danger

August 12

Blu-ray

    The Doors: Special Edition

CDs

    eLZhi (of Slum Village) – The Preface

PS3

    Madden NFL 09
    Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition

August 19

Blu-ray

    Monster

CDs

    GZAPro Tools
    Ice CubeRaw Footage

    • New studio album. Supposed to be more political than Laugh Now, Cry Later.
    • The single, “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It”, fukken dumps. My neighbors love it. Damn I miss having a sub in the car….

    LMNO (of The Visionaries) – LeteMkNO
    NecroSexorcist Special Edition
    Rasco (of Cali Agents) – Global Threat
    Vordul Mega (of Cannibal Ox) – Megagraphitti

August 25

PS3

    Vampire Rain: Altered Species

August 26

Blu-ray

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

CDs

    AliasResurgam
    Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone

    • From what I’ve heard, it’s not bad. They have new masks too.

PS3

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

August 31

PS3

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

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