It's quality, not quantity, that is the watchword when you peruse the new release racks at Ye Olde Recorde Shoppe this week. In our estimation there are only five records worth putting in your basket. But two of them are crucial, one perhaps even a classic. That one we refer to is Mission Of Burma's cataclysmic rockfest The Obliterati. If you are the kind of person who believes everything you read you might be buying into the various reviews out there, and we know you've read them, that are saying things like "This is Mission Of Burma's best record. Ever." We'll vouch for it being very, very good. Because it is. You should buy it. Another hot record this week is Juana Molina's Son, which we've been anticipating for quite some time. Other notable releases for the week are listed below. We think Pat DiNizio deserves special mention, if only because we have good friends who are huge fans. So buy Pat's record. Do it. You may notice we're downplaying The Walkmen record. That's because our first impression is that it is a grower. Or at least we hope it is. Anyway, all of our picks for the week's best releases are listed below. Links go to relevant commercial opportunities with our former Water Safety instructors over at Insound.
Pat DiNizio -- This Is Pat DiNizio -- Varese
Juana Molina -- Son -- Domino
Mission of Burma -- The Obliterati -- Matador
SSM -- SSM -- Alive!
The Walkmen -- A Hundred Miles Off -- Record Collection