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2009 Fourth Quarter Music Preview

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    And so we’ve reached the last three months of the calendar year, known in the world of music as the Fourth Quarter. It’s the last chance for bands and labels to make an impression, pocket a bit of cash, and maybe, just maybe, earn a sport on those illustrious year-end lists.

    As usually the case with these types of things, we got a lot of music to look forward to… with a heavy emphasis on “a lot.” Fortunately, as it’s usually the case with these types of things, we got you covered. Below, you’ll find an extensive and up-to-date listing of all this coming quarter’s new music.

    Bookmark this page and check back often, as we’ll continue to update this throughout the quarter. And if you see anything we’ve missed, drop us a comment and let us know.

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    October 6, 2009:

    • A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head
    • Air – Love 2
    • Alela Diane & Alina Hardin – Alela And Alina [EP]
    • The Ams – The Release of An American Soul
    • Bad Lieutenant – Never Cry Another Tear
    • Back Street Boys – This Is Us
    • Basement Jaxx – Scars
    • Bellini – The Precious Prize of Gravity
    • The Black Heart Procession – Six
    • The Black Hollies – Softly Towards The Light
    • Blake Lewis – Heartbreak On Vinyl
    • Boston Spaceships – Zero to 99
    • Boys Noize – Power
    • Brakesbrakesbrakes – Rock Is Dodelijk
    • Brandi Carlile – Give Up The Ghost
    • Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy
    • Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
    • Cheap Girls – My Roaring 20’s
    • The Clientele – Bonfires On The Heath
    • Daniel Johnston – Is And Always Was
    • Darrin James – The Lovely Ugly Truth
    • Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
    • The Dutchess & the Duke – Sunset / Sunrise
    • Eugene Mirman – God Is a Twelve Year Old Boy With Aspergers (Dig)
    • Everclear – In a Different Light
    • Exene Cervenka – Somewhere Gone
    • The Fall of Troy – In the Unlikely Event
    • Gogol Bordello – Live From Axis Mundi
    • Gossip – Music For Men
    • The Happy Hollows – Spells
    • Harmonia & Eno ’76 – Tracks and Traces [Reissued]
    • Headlights – Wildlife
    • Hockey – Mind Chaos
    • The Horns of Happiness – Weathering Alterations
    • Hush Arbors – Yankee Reality
    • Jemina Pearl – Break It Up
    • Jessica 6 – Fun Girls [EP]
    • Joe Perry [of Aerosmith] – Have Guitar, Will Travel
    • The Jesus Lizard – Entire Catalogue [Reissue]
    • Jump Clubb – The Love Of No Dance
    • Karl Blau – Zebra
    • KISS – Sonic Boom
    • Kraftwerk – Autobahn [Reissue]
    • Kraftwerk – Man Machine [Reissue]
    • Kraftwerk – Radio-Activity [Reissue]
    • Kraftwerk – Tour de France [Reissue]
    • Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express [Reissue]
    • Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
    • Lake – Let’s Build a Roof
    • LIGHTS – The Listening
    • Livvi Franc – Underground Sunshine
    • Lotus – Feather On Wood [EP]
    • Lotus – Oil On Glass [EP]
    • Lou Barlow [of Dinosaur Jr.] – Goodnight Unknown
    • Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
    • Massive Attack – Splitting the Atom [EP]
    • Matthew Friedberger – Winter Women/Holy Ghost Language School
    • Mayer Hawthorne – A Strange Arrangement
    • Meshell Ndegeocello – Devil’s Halo
    • Metronomy – Not Made For Love [EP]
    • Mission of Burma – The Sound The Speed The Light
    • Morphine – At Your Service
    • Mr. Hudson – Straight No Chaser
    • The Mountain Goats – The Life of the World to Come
    • Murder By Death – Finch
    • Music Go Music – Expressions
    • Nick Oliveri – Death Acoustic
    • No Age – Losing Feeling [EP]
    • Noah and the Whale – The First Day Of Spring
    • Octoberman – Fortresses
    • Orenda Fink – Ask The Night
    • Port O’Brien – Threadbare
    • Princeton – Cocoon of Love
    • railcars – Cathedral With No Eyes [EP]
    • The Raveonettes – In and Out of Control
    • Relient K – Forget and Not Slow Down
    • Rosanne Cash – The List
    • The Spinto Band – Slim & Slender [EP]
    • DJ Spooky – The Secret Song
    • Sufjan Stevens – Run Rabbit Run
    • Supercluster – Waves
    • Thank You – Pathetic Magic
    • Ventana – American Survival Guide Vol.1
    • Vic Chessnutt – Skitter On Take-Off
    • White Hills – Dead [EP]
    • The xx – XX

    October 13, 2009:

    • Ah Holly Fam’ly – Reservoir
    • Baroness – Blue Record
    • Barzin – Notes To An Absent Lover
    • Beaten Awake – Thunder$troke
    • Bell Horses – This Loves Last Time
    • Black Feelings – Black Feelings
    • The Blakes – Souvenir
    • Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart
    • Carolyn Mark – Let’s Just Stay Here
    • Charlotte Hatherley – New Worlds
    • The Chinese Stars -  Heaven on Speed Dial
    • David Lynch Mc – Lion of Panjshir
    • Dead by Sunrise – Out of Ashes
    • Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Parallel Uni-Verse
    • Echo & the Bunnymen – The Fountain
    • Erin McKeown – Hundreds of Lions
    • Fanfarlo – Reservoir
    • Finn Riggins – Vs. Wilderness
    • Five for Fighting – Slice
    • The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
    • Forro In the Dark – Light a Candle
    • Grant Lee Phillips – Little Moon
    • Grooms – Rejoicer
    • Har Mar Superstar – Dark Touches
    • Heavy Trash – Midnight Soul Serenade
    • Hometapes – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
    • Imaad Wasif – The Voidist
    • J. Dilla – Dillanthology 3
    • James McMurtry – Live in Europe [Live]
    • Joe Gideon & The Shark – Harum Scarum
    • Kidz In The Hall – Land of Make Believe
    • Kompakt – Trust
    • Lee & Willbee – Lost In The Woods
    • Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights
    • Little Girls – Concepts
    • Los Lonely Boys – 1969 [EP]
    • Luciano – Tribute to the Sun
    • Mean Creek – The Sky (or the Underground)
    • Michael Buble – Crazy Love
    • MV & EE – Barn Nova
    • Nellie McKay – Normal as Blueberry Pie
    • Neil Diamond – A Cherry Cherry Christmas
    • Nellie McKay – Normal as Blueberry Pie
    • Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms
    • Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)
    • Pi – Fire Horse Girl
    • Playing For Change Band – Songs Around the World Video
    • The Raincoats – The Raincoats [Reissue]
    • Rubblebucket – Rubblebucket
    • Shakira – She Wolf
    • Shelley Short – A Cave, A Canoo
    • Sherwood – QU
    • Skeletonwitch – Breathing The Fire
    • Sole & The Skyrider Band – Plastique
    • The Summer Set – Love Like This
    • The Temper Trap – Conditions
    • Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Know Better Learn Faster
    • Think About Life – Family
    • Thomas Function – In the Valley of Sickness
    • Tinariwen – Imidiwan: Companions
    • Viva Voice – Rose City
    • Yoga – Megafauna

    October 16, 2009:

    • Various Artists – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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    October 20, 2009:

    • Alec Ounsworth [of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah] – Mo Beauty
    • The Aliens – Luna
    • Atlas Sound – Logos
    • Beak> – Beak>
    • The Carpenters – 40/40
    • Casxio – Seventeen [EP]
    • Claude VonStroke – Bird Brain
    • Converge – Axe to Fall
    • Dark Meat – Truce Opium
    • Do Make Say Think – Other Truths
    • Doveman – The Conformist
    • Efterklang – Performing Parades
    • El Perro Del Mar – Love Is Not Pop
    • Electric Six – Kill
    • Elvis Perkins In Dearland – The Doomsday [EP]
    • Ernest Gonzales – Self Awakening [EP]
    • Espers – III
    • Excepter – Black Beach
    • Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky
    • Florence and the Machine – Lungs
    • Former Ghosts – Fleurs
    • Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
    • Glass Ghost – Idol Omen
    • Grooms – Rejoicer
    • Guinozzi – Carpet Madness
    • HotChaCha – The World’s Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of Stars
    • Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard – One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
    • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine – The Audacity of Hype
    • Joss Stone – Colour Me Free
    • Julian Casablancas [of The Strokes] – Phrazes for the Young
    • Kings of Convenience – Declaration Of Dependence
    • Kristina Train – Spilt Milk
    • Incite – The Slaughter
    • Ivan & Alyosha – The Verse, The Chorus
    • Lissy Trullie – Self-Taught Learner
    • Little Dragon – Machine Dreams
    • Lou Reed – Legendary Hearts [Reissue]
    • Lou Reed – New Sensations [Reissue]
    • Maps – Turning The Mind
    • Megasus – Megasus
    • Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Summer Of Fear
    • Mountains – Etching
    • Nouvelle Vague – 3
    • Old Canes – Feral Harmonic
    • OOIOO – Armonico Hewa
    • Parenthetical Girls – The Scottish Play: Wherein the Group Parenthetical Girls Pay
    • The Pixies – Minotaur [Limited Edition]
    • Pontiak – Sea Voids [EP]
    • The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital [EP]
    • Radio Slave – Fabric 48
    • The Rakes – Klang
    • Rammstein – Liebe ist für alle da
    • Richard Youngs – Under Stellar Stream
    • RJD2 – RJD2 2002-2010
    • Robert Francis – Before Nightfall
    • Russian Circles – Geneva
    • The Slits – Trapped Animal
    • Spiral Stairs – The Real Feel
    • Star Fucking Hipster – Never Rest In Peace
    • Sufjan Stevens – The BQE
    • Tempo No Tempo – Waking Heat
    • Themselves – CrownsDown
    • Tiësto – Kaleidoscope
    • Tickley Feather – Hors D’Oeuvres
    • Tim McGraw – Southern Voices
    • Tina Turner – Tina Live [Live]
    • Various Artists – 5: 5 Years of Hyperdub
    • Various Artists – Balance 015
    • Various Artists – Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!
    • White Denim – Fits

    October 27, 2009:

    • ARMS – Kids Aflame
    • Acrylics – All of the Fire [EP]
    • Atreyu – Congregation of the Damned
    • Awesome New Republic – Hearts
    • Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy
    • Bell Orchestre – Who Designs Nature’s How [EP]
    • Ben Davis – Charge It Up!
    • Between The Buried And Me – The Great Misdirect
    • Blackalicious – Escape 2 Mars
    • BOAT – Setting The Paces
    • Broadcast – Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age [EP]
    • Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle – Let’s Just Stay Here
    • Cartel – Cycles
    • CFCF – Continent
    • Chris Scruggs – Anthem
    • Creed – Full Circle
    • Deas Vail -  Birds & Cages
    • Devendra Banhart – Baby
    • Dolly Parton – Dolly
    • DOOM – Unexpected Guests
    • Excruciation – [t]horns
    • Fela Cuti – The Best of the Black President [Reissue]
    • Flyleaf – Memento Mori
    • Garage A Trois – Power Patriot
    • Gift of Gab – Escape 2 Mars
    • Glass Ghost – Idol Omen
    • Gov’t Mule – By A Thread
    • Hot Chelle Rae – Lovesick Electric
    • I Love You – Bell Ord Forrest
    • James Husband [of Of Montreal] – A Parallax I
    • Jesu – Opiate Sun [EP]
    • Jogger – This Great Pressure
    • Junk Culture – West Coast [EP]
    • Matias Aguayo – Ay Ay Ay
    • Michael Jackson – This Is It
    • Mulatu Astatke – New York – Addis – London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
    • Orba Squara – The Trouble With Flying
    • Pelican – What We All Come to Need
    • Pink Martini – Splendor in the Grass
    • Pyramids With Nadja – Pyramids With Nadja
    • R.E.M. – R.E.M. Live at the Olympia [Live]
    • Raise The Red Lantern – Raise The Red Lantern
    • Sean Lennon – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
    • Squirrel Nut Zippers – Lost At Sea
    • Stephen Stills – Live At Shepherds Bush [Live]
    • Sting – If On a Winter’s Night…
    • The String Cheese Incident – Trick Or Treat
    • The Swell Season – Strict Joy
    • Tech N9ne – K.O.D.
    • Tegan & Sara – Sainthood
    • Train – Save Me San Francisco
    • U2 – The Unforgettable Fire [Reissue]
    • Ultra Violent Lights – Here in Filth
    • Various Artists – Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite
    • Various Artists – Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel
    • Various Artists – OCC ROCKS
    • Various Artists – Songs From the Point
    • Wax Tailor – In The Mood For Life
    • “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic
    • Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg

    November 3, 2009:

    • A Fine Frenzy – Oh Blue Christmas [EP]
    • Alan Cohen Experience – Eat the Peace
    • The Almost – Monster Monster
    • Armistead Burwell Smith IV [of Pinback] – Underslept
    • Arrington de Dionyso [of Old Time Relijun] – Malaikat Dan Singa
    • Athlete – The Getaway [EP]
    • Bat For Lashes – Two Suns [Special Edition]
    • The Bloodsugars – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
    • Brilliant Colors – Introducing
    • Brooke Waggoner – Go Easy Little Doves
    • Capgun Coup – Maudlin
    • Carrie Underwood – Play On
    • Citay – Remixes
    • Cloak/Dagger – Lost Art
    • Cold Cave – Love Comes Close [Reissue]
    • Curtis Harvey [of Rex] – Box Of Stones
    • David Bowie – Aladdin Sane [Reissue]
    • David Bowie – Diamond Dogs [Reissue]
    • David Bowie – Space Oddity [Reissue]
    • David Bowie – Young Americans [Reissue]
    • Devo – Are We Not Men? [Reissue]
    • Devo – Freedom of Choice [Reissue]
    • Efterklang & Danish Chamber Orchestra – Performing Parades
    • Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters: Greatest Hits
    • Guided by Voices – Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now
    • Half-Handed Cloud – Cut Me Down and Count My Rings
    • Holopaw – Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness.
    • Isaac Hayes – Shaft [Reissue]
    • Joe Goddard [of Hot Chip] – Harvest Festival
    • Jookabox – Dead Zone Boys
    • Kat 010 – Natural Phenomena
    • The King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl
    • Laarks – An Exaltation of Laarks
    • Lymbyc Systym – Shutter Release
    • Malakai – Children Of The Corn
    • The Mary Onettes – Islands
    • Molina & Johnson – Molina & Johnson
    • Morrissey – Swords
    • Neutral Milk Hotel – Aeroplane [Reissue]
    • Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island [Reissue]
    • Nirvana – Bleach: Deluxe Edition [Reissue]
    • Nirvana – Live at Reading [Live]
    • Olda Podrida – Belly of the Lion
    • On Fillmore – Extended Vacation
    • Pablo – There’s Rope To Leave
    • Project Skyward – Moved by Opposing Forces
    • The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out Deluxe Edition [Reissue]
    • Say Anything – Say Anything
    • Slayer – World Painted Blood
    • Sleep Whale – Houseboat
    • Stricken City – Songs About People I Know
    • The Swimmers – People are Soft
    • System Officer – Underslept
    • Vagina Panther – Vagina Panther
    • Various Artists – Snow Patrol’s Late Night Tales
    • Vitalic – Flashmob
    • Weezer – Raditude
    • Wild Yaks – 10 Ships (Don’t Die Yet!)
    • Will Stratton – No Wonder
    • Yura Yura Teikoku – Hollow Me/Beautiful
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    November 10, 2009:

    • Alejandro Sanz – Paraíso Express
    • Apse – Climb Up
    • Asobi Seksu – Rewolf
    • Bobby Birdman – New Moods
    • Bon Jovi – The Circle
    • Boyce Avenue – All We Have Left
    • The Bravery – Stir The Blood
    • Brazos – Phosphorescent Blues
    • Brim Liski – Brim Liski [EP]
    • CJ Boyd – Aerial Roots
    • The Company Band – The Company Band
    • Cracked Latin – The World Is Cracked Latin
    • Dashboard Confessional – Alter the Ending
    • Dead Meadow – David Peel Sessions
    • The Doors – Live in New York [Live]
    • Flyleaf – Memento Mori
    • General Elektriks – Good City for Dreamers
    • Githead – Landing
    • Gorgoroth – Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
    • Hyperstory – Hyperstory
    • Junius – The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist
    • Lissie – Why You Runnin’ [EP]
    • Loch Lomond – Night Bats [EP]
    • Michelle Branch – Everything Comes and Goes
    • Midnight Masses – Rapture Ready, I Gazed At the Body [EP]
    • Omar Rodríguez-López – Xenophanes
    • Radian – Chimeric
    • Ray Davies – The Kinks Choral Collection
    • Robbie Williams – Reality Killed The Video Star
    • DJ /Rupture & Matt Shadetek – Solar Life Raft
    • Snow Patrol – Up To Now
    • The Starting Line – Somebody’s Gonna Miss Me
    • Static of the Gods – The Knowledge Machine
    • Stationary Odyssey – Sons of Boy
    • Susurrus Station – Add a Day Going West
    • Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane
    • Three 6 Mafia – Laws of Power
    • Tommy T (of Gogol Bordello – The Prester John Sessions
    • Tori Amos – Midwinter Graces
    • Wale – Attention: Deficit
    • Wycleaf Jean – From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion [EP]

    November 17, 2009:

    • A Grave With No Name – Mountain Debris
    • Annie – Don’t Stop
    • Bellfur – Last Quarter of the 20th Century Blues
    • Birds & Batteries – Up To No Good [EP]
    • DJ Dan – DJ Dan Presents Future Retro: Evolution 1 [EP]
    • Dave Rawlings – A Friend of a Friend
    • Fredrik – Trilogi
    • Hawksley Workman – For Him And The Girls
    • John Mayer – Battle Studies
    • Kid Sister – Ultraviolet
    • Kris Allen – Kris Allen
    • Kraftwerk – The Catalogue
    • Leona Lewis – Echo
    • Mötley Crüe – Greatest Hits
    • Norah Jones – The Fall
    • Ólöf Arnalds – Við og Við
    • Paul McCartney – Good Evening New York City [Live]
    • The Prairie Cartel – Where Did All My People Go
    • Pulp – Different Class [Reissue]
    • Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers [Reissue]
    • Pulp – This is Hardcore [Reissue]
    • Real Estate – Real Estate
    • Robin Guthrie – Songs to Help My Children Sleep [EP]
    • Robot Koch – Death Star Droid
    • The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out Super Deluxe Edition [Reissue]
    • Tape Deck Mountain – Ghost
    • Various Artists – Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez
    • Various Artists – Score! 20 Years of Merge: The Remixes
    • zerobridge – There We Were, Now Here We Are [EP]

    November 23, 2009:

    • 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
    • Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind [EP] [Digital]
    • Birdman – Pricele$$
    • Edan – Echo Party
    • Jay Sean – All or Nothing
    • Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
    • Neil Young – After the Gold Rush [Reissue]
    • Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Reissue]
    • Neil Young – Harvest Moon [Reissue]
    • Neil Young – Neil Young [Reissue]
    • Rihanna – Rated R
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    November 24, 2009:

    • 30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War
    • Beehive – Sun & Scream
    • Big Spider’s Back – Warped [EP]
    • Beautiful Supermachines – Shut Up
    • Bob Seger – Early Seger Vol. 1
    • Essex Chanel – Love is Proximity
    • Fever Ray – Fever Ray Deluxe
    • Logan Lynn – From Pillar to Post
    • Lonely Dear – The Citadel [Reissue]
    • Jawbox – For Your Own Special Sweetheart [Reissue]
    • John Mayer – Battle Studies
    • Medeski Martin & Wood – Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set
    • Memphis Beek – The Process
    • Miracle Condition – Miracle Condition
    • Moby – Wait For Me Deluxe
    • Neil Young – Official Release Series 1-4 [Box Set]
    • Tom Waits – Glitter and Doom [Live]
    • Underworld Vs. The Misterons – Athens
    • Various Artists – Daptone Gold
    • We Are The Willows – A Collection of Sounds and Something Like the Plague

    November 27, 2009:

    • Blakroc – TBA
    • Various Artists – ZEVOLUTION: Ze Records Re-Edited

    December 1, 2009:

    • The Bravery – Stir The Blood
    • Deer Tick – More Fuel For The Fire [EP]
    • The Dimes – The King Can Drink the Harbour Dry
    • Lifter Puller – The Entertainment and Arts [EP] [Deluxe Reissue]
    • Lifter Puller – Fiestas & Fiascos [Deluxe Reissue]
    • Lifter Puller – Half Dead And Dynamite [Deluxe Reissue]
    • Lifter Puller – Lifter Puller [Reissue]
    • Lifter Puller – Slips Backwards
    • Mr Hudson – Straight No Chaser
    • R. Kelly – Untitled
    • Thomas Apartment – Tuesday Night Lights
    • Yellow Fever – Yellow Fever
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    December 8, 2009:

    • 30 Seconds to Mars – This Is War
    • Chamillionaire – Venom
    • Chris Brown – Graffiti
    • Clipse – Til the Casket Drops
    • DOOM – The Gazzillion Ear EP
    • Elvis Presley – Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight
    • Game – The R.E.D. Album
    • The Grouch – Three Eyes Off the Time
    • Gucci Mane – The State Vs. Radric Davis
    • Jimmy Buffett – Buffett Hotel
    • Ocote Soul Sounds – Coconut Rock
    • Roberto Carlos Lange [of Helado Negro] – Music for Memory
    • Lowell Brams w/ Sufjan Stevens – Music for Insomnia
    • Snoop Dogg – Malice N Wonderland
    • STS9 – Ad Explorata
    • Timbaland – Shock Value 2
    • Trans Am – What Day Is It Tonight?: Trans Am Live 1993-2008
    • Usher – Raymond vs. Raymond
    • Yuuki Matthews – Music for Savage Tropical Imagery

    December 15, 2009:

    • Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom
    • Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind [EP] [Physical]
    • Black Wine – Black Wine
    • Class Children – Journal of Ardency [EP]
    • Lil Wayne – Tha Carter 4
    • Lil Wayne – The Rebirth
    • Mary J. Blige – Stronger With Each Tea
    • Shiny Toy Guns – Girls Le Disko

    December 18, 2009:

    • Real Estate – Reality [EP]
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