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    Vinyl Releases of the Week: December 7, 2011

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    With a few exceptions (Sting), there is an exciting dark undercurrent running through this week’s vinyl releases. While it’s unlikely that this was divined by the vinyl gods, it sure is fitting for the winter season.

    The Black Keys El Camino (Nonesuch)
    Vinyl pressing of the garage-blues duo’s new album. The follow-up to their Grammy-winning album Brothers (2010), El Camino also features production by Danger Mouse. But instead of going the soul route again, the album delivers a much more catchy, stadium-ready, hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll punch with a bit of ’70s glitz. And it’s already earning votes for the best album of the year!

    StingThe Best of 25 Years (A&M Records)
    This career retrospective features 12 re-mastered Sting tracks including “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free,” “All This Time,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,” and his 2003 collaboration with Mary J. Blige, “Whenever I Say Your Name.” Also included is a new mix of “Never Coming Home,” as well as previously unreleased live versions of the Police songs “Message in a Bottle” and “Demolition Man.”

    Lady GagaBorn This Way – The Remix (Interscope)
    This 14-track double LP remixes Lady Gaga’s 2011 album, Born This Way. Hits like the title track, “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory,” and “You and I” become dark dance tracks under the remixing hands of Zedd, Goldfrapp, Foster the People, Wild Beasts, Metronomy, and Twin Shadow, among others.

    Brian EnoSmall Craft on a Milk Sea (Warp Records)
    Double LP pressing of Brian Eno’s 2010 instrumental album and Warp Records debut. A collaboration with electronic musicians Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins, Small Craft on a Milk Sea finds Eno, the ambient music pioneer, creating evocative atmospheres and sound collages that he himself refers to as “sound-only movies.” Yet, it’s not all ambient as Small Craft on a Milk Sea gives way to varying moods and can turn fierce in a blink.

    Gary NumanTelekon (Vinyl 180/Virtual)
    Re-mastered 180-gram double vinyl reissue of the New Wave icon and synth pioneer’s chart-topping 1980 album. Includes two singles left off the original single disc release: “We Are Glass” and “I Die: You Die.”

    Imelda MayMayhem (Decca)
    Vinyl pressing of the 2010 album from the incredible Imelda May, the Irish singer who has topped the charts in her home country and earned the 2009 title of Best Female Artist of the Year at the Irish Meteor Awards. Steeped in May’s classic fusion of rockabilly and blues, Mayhem also channels early PJ Harvey and Chrissie Hynde in its moods.

    The LocustPeel Sessions (Radio Surgery)
    The San Diego grindcore punk band, you ask—they were on the Peel Sessions? The crazy ones that wear full-body nylon suits when they perform? Yep, in 2001 they went to the BBC Studios and sat down with the legendary John Peel. The resulting album is back in stock on vinyl!

    Throbbing GristleGreatest Hits (Industrial Records)
    The latest in the Throbbing Gristle deluxe-vinyl reissue series, Industrial Records has released a re-mastered, limited run of the English industrial music pioneers’ 1980 Greatest Hits compilation. Comes with an eight-page color booklet featuring unpublished photos, press reviews from the time, etc.

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