As we're away turning our clothes brown in a field for the next few days, we need to drop off ideas today for what you should be buying next week. And like last week, decent new stuff is very thin on the ground - great singles band Garbage have a best of out under the inevitable title Absolute Garbage, our fifteenth favourite album of 2006, Joan As Police Woman's Real Life, gains a seven track extra CD, and a band forever on the edge of something big in an American post-Belle & Sebastian cult sense, Bishop Allen, bring out The Broken String. Roots reggae figureheads Culture's seminal Two Sevens Clash gets a thirtieth anniversary buff up, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band re-release program (with a swathe of hitherto unreleased tracks, we forgot to mention last time) is completed with the posthumous Let's Make Up And Be Friendly, and Matador give their now ex-cash cow Interpol's udders one last tweak with radio session and demo six tracker The Black EP. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Is Is EP is one track fewer and older, all the songs predating their first proper release. Finally, who could resist The Goons' Unchained Melodies - the Complete Decca Recordings?
As for singles, Arcade Fire lead the way with a third 7" culled from Neon Bible, the monumental reworking of No Cars Go. Feist goes with the fairly obvious 1234, The Silent League leader Justin Russo's ex-employees Mercury Rev could do with songs like Aeroplanes these days, The Heavy find another untapped retro seam with the mighty glam-funk of debut That Kind Of Man and the Electric Soft Parade's Misunderstanding is more woozy anthemry.