12 new CDs this week, so here is a marathon post and a marathon playlist. Phew. empire-of-the-sun

If you’re a fan of MGMT and their work, have a listen to Empire Of The Sun’s really ace Walking On A Dream. Also they wear really silly costumes, which is always a nice bonus. the-rakes

The Rakes’ third album Klang is here. If you enjoy Interpol, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and all that sort of thing, then The Rakes are right up your alley. plain-white-ts

Punk Popsters Plain White T’s Big Bad World has arrived. I think they have a new one coming shortly, so get caught up with this beforehand… If you want to that is. pink-floyd

Released in 1973 Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon is one of those albums that always pops up in top 100 all time lists. Come get it from here if you can’t find it amongst your parents collection.

More CDs and playlist after the jump…

 yeah-yeah-yeahsIt’s Blitz by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is quite a departure for the band, not so much guitars, but very much of the synths. What hasn’t changed is that they still make fantastic tunes. Two thumbs up. jimi-hendrix

Another one that pops up on all-time lists is Are You Experienced by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It includes the classic song Foxy Lady, which was so memorably used in Wayne’s World. So are you experienced? You really ought to be you know…

Yet another classic is The Doors by The Doors. Even if you can find this in your parents’ collection, get this one as it comes with three bonus tracks.

Auckland’s The Checks now have a second album out called Alice By The Moon. If you liked them the first time around you’ll dig this for sure.

Death Cab For Cuties’ sixth full length Narrow Stairs is their second for a major label and finds them continuing to expand their sound to fit with their new, larger home.

Another old(er) band slipping into the YA collection is Cream with Cream Gold. It includes tracks from 1966-72 and has all the psychedelic guitar wizardry you could ever hope for.

The soundtrack to Iron Maiden’s new concert film, Flight 666: the original soundtrack is here for all you young metallers. At a generous two CDs long it works as a nice live retrospective of the band.

The Black Eyed Peas have a new one called The E.N.D., no doubt it already has quite a few reserves on it. But I wonder what E.N.D. could stand for?