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13 CATS 13 Tracks (Rockabilly)

ABK Hatchet Warrior (Psychopathic)

ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE Terra Firma (Sugar Hill)

ADULT. Anxiety Always (Ersatz Audio)

JANET BEAN AND THE CONCERTINA WIRE Dragging Wonder Lake (Thrill Jockey)

ROBERT BELFOUR Pushin’ My Luck (Fat Possum)

THE BIG KIDZ BAND FEATURING SKIP EWING Indian Elephant Tea (Rounder)

THE BLACK KEYS thickfreakness (Fat Possum)

BOOMKAT Boomkatalog One (DreamWorks)

MONK BOUDREAUX & THE GOLDEN EAGLES Mr. Stranger Man (Shanachie)

PETER BROTZMANN GROUP More Nipples (Atavistic/UMS)

CENTRAL FALLS Love and Easy Living (Atavistic/Truckstop)

RUSSELL CROWE & 30 ODD FOOT OF GRUNTS Other Ways of Speaking (Chryssie Hynde guests) (Artemis)

CRYPTOPSY None So Live (Century Media)

DAVID DARLING The Tao of the Cello (Valley Entertainment)

DEADLY SNAKES Ode to Joy (In the Red)

ELEFANT Sunshine Makes Me Happy (Kemado/Palm Pictures)

THE ESSEX GREEN (members of Ladybug Transistor) The Long Goodbye (Merge)

MARY FAHL Mary Fahl (Sony Classical)

FATAL FLYIN’ GUILLOTEENS Get Knifed (Estrus)

FATTBURGER Sizzlin’ (Shanachie)

FEAR FACTORY Hatefiles (Roadrunner)

FLASHLIGHT BROWN My Degeneration (Hollywood)

FORLORN Hybernation (Napalm)

THE FORMAT EP (Western Tread)

FRUIT BATS Mouthfuls (featuring Eric Johnson of Ugly Casanova) (Sub Pop)

GINUWINE The Senior (Epic)

GODSMACK Faceless (Universal)

GOLDEN DAWN Masquerade (Napalm)

THE GOTAN PROJECT La Revancha del Tango (two CDs) (XL/Beggars Banquet)

TOMMY GUERRERO Soul Food Taqueria (Mo Wax/Beggars Banquet)

TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO Changing Places (ECM)

CHAUNCE HAYDEN The Show (M.I.L.)

JABE Drama City (Woodeye)

AHMAD JAMAL In Search of… Momentum (Dreyfus)

THE JAYHAWKS Rainy Day Songs (w/limited-edition bonus CD) (American)

JET BLACK SUMMER The Ladder of Divine Ascent (Lakeshore)

JUDAS PRIEST Live in London (two CDs) (SPV)

THE KOVENANT S.E.T.I. (Nuclear Blast)

LAGWAGON Blaze (Fat Wreck Chords)

LAST SECOND Darkness Before Dawn (Vanishing Point)

RILEY LEE Music for Zen Meditation (Narada)

LIL CUETE There’s Only One Way About It (East Side)

LINKIN PARK Meteora (produced by Don Gilmore) (Warner Bros.)

LULLACRY Crucify My Heart (Century Media)

YO-YO MA French Sonatas (w/Kathy Stott) (Sony Classical)

MARY LEE’S CORVETTE 700 Miles (Bar/None)

MATCHBOOK ROMANCE West for Wishing (EP; produced by Brett Gurewitz) (Epitaph)

MC HONKY I Am the Messiah (produced by the eels’ E) (spinART)

MENSEN Oslo City (produced by the Hellacopters’ Nicke Andersson) (Gearhead)

MOUSSE T. Gournetde Funk (SPV/Peppermint Jam)

KEN NAVARRO/KIM WATERS/MAYSA Streetwize II (Shanachie)

NO FUN AT ALL Master Celebrations (Burning Heart)

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Polaris (Oasis’s Noel Gallagher guests) (Tone-Cool/Artemis)

PARSONS, LEWIN, PATITUCCI AND MONDER Flip! (Sons of Sound)

THE PARTY OF HELICOPTERS Please Believe It (Velocette)

PEACE OF MIND Peace of Mind (BEC/Tooth & Nail)

PORCH GHOULS Bluff City Ruckus (Roman/Columbia)

PORTASTATIC The Summer of the Shark 31) (Merge)

LISA MARIE PRESLEY To Whom It May Concern (Capitol)

PROPAGANDA Out of Knowhere (Uprok)

DAVE RALPH Resident Alien (two CDs) (System)

RISE AGAINST Revolutions Per Minute (Fat Wreck Chords)

DUKE ROBILLARD AND HERB ELLIS More Conversations in Swing Guitar (Stony Plain)

TERJE RYPDAK Lux Aeterna (ECM)

GEORGE SARAH Ossia (Transistor)

SCHNEIDER TM 6 Peace (EP) (Mute)

SHURMEN STEADFAST This Battle’s for You (Vanishing Point)

STEPHAN SMITH New World Order (Universal Hobo)

SOULIVE Soulive (Blue Note)

JOHN STORMS-ROHM Songs My Family Taught Me (Mini Fresh)

THE STRATFORD 4 Love and Distortion (produced by Death Cab’s Chris Walla) (Jetset)

SUMMONING Lost Tales (Napalm)

T-SPIGOT Experiment (Water)

THIS BRIGHT APOCALYPSE Motion and Rest (54-40′ or Fight!)

SOOZIE TYRELL White Lines (Treasure/Valley Entertainment)

UNDERGROUND RISE Sunrise, Sunset (Uprok)

SONNY VINCENT The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Acetate)

ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH TRIO Pakistan Pomade (Atavistic/UMS)

VONRAY Vonray (Elektra)

CHRISTIAN WALLUMROD Sofienberg Variations (ECM)

SEAN WATKINS 26 Miles (Sugar Hill)

LIZZIE WEST Holy Road (Warner Bros.)

LUCINDA WILLIAMS World Without Tears (Lost Highway)

BILLY JOE WINGHEAD Precious Moments with (Rock and Fucking Roll)

X-ECUTIONERS Scratchology (Sequence)

YO LA TENGO Summer Sun (Matador)

YOSHIMI & YUKA (of Boredoms and Cibo Matto, respectively) Flower with No Color (Ipecac)

ZENO On the Road (True Life)

VA 50 (two CDs) (Saddle Creek)

VA Acoustic Coffee House: A Tribute to Elton John (Reverberations)

VA Autechre Presents: All Tomorrow’s Parties 3.0 (two CDs) (All Tomorrow’s Parties)

VA Clubber’s Guide to Drum ‘n’ Bass (three CDs) (EDE)

VA Dance Mix NYC, Vol. 3 (Tommy Boy)

VA From a Window: Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney (Gallery Six/Kid Lightning)

VA Got Hits! (Virgin)

VA The L.A. Shakedown 2003 (two CDs) (Acetate)

VA NovaMute Compilation (two CDs) (novamute)

VA Pickin’ on Dolly Parton: A Bluegrass Tribute and Pickin’ on Toby Keith: Red, White and Bluegrass (CMH)

VA The String Quartet Tribute to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Dixie Chicks (Vitamin)

VA This Land Is Your Land II: Let Freedom Sing – Ballads & Broadsides (Vanguard)

OST Ghosts of the Abyss (score by Joel McNeely) (Hollywood)

OST The Hero (score by Tan Dan) (Sony Classical)

OST Irreversible (score by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter) (Thrive)

OST It Runs in the Family (new Kirk Douglas/Michael Douglas film) (Verve)

OST A Mighty Wind (new Christopher Guest/Eugene Levy film) (DMZ/Soundtrax)

OST Mondays in the Sun (score by Lucil Godoy) (Milan)

DVD AS FRIENDS RUST/STRIKE ANYWHERE Live at Camden Underworld, London (Music Video Distributors/Punkervision)

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL In Concert (filmed in Germany in 2000) (Music Video Distributors/In-Akustik) (DVD)

DVD DAVID ALLAN COE Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (Image Entertainment)

DVD JAMES LAST A World of Music (filmed in Germany in 2002) (Eagle Vision)

DVD THE MARSALIS FAMILY A Jazz Celebration (Marsalis Music)

SACD SHAGGY Lucky Day (hybrid) (MCA)

SACD THE WALLFLOWERS Red Letter Days (hybrid) (Interscope)