eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (Vagrant)
Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett (better known simply as "E.") is a bit of a mad genius, but overall his albums have been a bit hit or miss. I thought Souljacker and Electro-Shock Blues were brilliant records, but the records that followed up each were really mediocre in my book. Hopefully this one will, in fact, be another "revelation." Features guest appearances by Peter Buck, Tom Waits and John Sebastian from the Lovin' Spoonful.
Lyrics Born - Same #$@! Different Day (Quannum)
Remixed version of the solid Later That Day album. Also includes a bonus remix of the classic Lyrics Born jam "I Changed My Mind."
New Order - Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)
No, not yet another compilation with one or two Joy Division tracks thrown in, but an actual new album.
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds/Faith/Pornography (Rhino)
Latest batch of classic Cure albums reissued by Rhino. Each is a 2-disc set full of rarities/live tracks, etc. I'm sure Cure fans are drooling over these CD reissues, but I'd personally recommend finding a used copy of Pornography on record instead, it sounds so much better on vinyl.
Stereolab - Oscillons from the Anti Sun (Too Pure)
3-disc, 1 DVD box set featuring 28 previously unreleased tracks and rare videos. Coming soon to RFC night.