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New Releases on CD for November 22nd (11/22)

The Following are some of the releases on CD that we are most excited for, but is by no means a comprehensive list, there there just too many awesome releases to cover all of them!

Beck – Hyperspace

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Beck and Pharrell first discussed the idea of working together in 1999, but it’s taken almost 20 years to finally bring the two together.

‘Hyperlife’, the album’s brief but airy opener, sets the tone for the partnership as Pharrell’s minimalist production allows Beck’s fuller vocals to soar over a set of synths that sounds like something straight out of Space Odyssey. “I really tried to be less ambitious on the production on these songs, like to let them be simple and let them breathe,” Beck told NME. “Pharrell is a master minimalist. On production I’m a bit of a maximalist… I’ve really tried to reform myself to let it become more simple.

The simplicity is marked, and fans of Beck’s fuller, more melancholic folk-rock style (exemplified by albums such as the stunning, career-defining ‘Morning Phase’) might struggle with the minimalistic leap that ‘Hyperspace’ represents. Even fans of his Grammy Award-winning ‘Colors’, which saw Beck venture further into the mainstream with infectious songs like ‘Dear Life’, may find the experimentalism here too stark – especially on the album’s first half.

The album is at its best where Beck and Pharell meet in the middle: when their worlds do manage to cosmically align, the songs are at their most memorable and interesting. After a career spanning 30-years, Beck is still shape-shifting and proves, once again, that no genre isn’t malleable for him.

Read the full write-up at NME

Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿

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Danny Brown’s breakout album came the year he turned 30. Now that he’s closing in on 40, he doesn’t seem to be settling into an elder-statesman role; judging by his new album uknowhatimsayin¿, he hasn’t settled at all. “Never look back, I will never change up,” he chants repeatedly on the first song—a vow to never let a groove become a rut, to stay the same without repeating yourself. It’s a lonely sort of promise, but it’s one that he’s kept: He remains as defiantly hard to situate now in the rap landscape today as he was in 2011.

Brown doesn’t tone his style down so much as modulate it, dotting his voice across these tracks like wasabi blobs. He mostly forgoes the downward-spiral theatrics of 2016’s Atrocity Exhibition and 2013’s Old, opting for punchlines and vivid images and creative cadences—trace over the jagged rhyme patterns of a song like “Negro Spiritual” and you might prick your finger. He stagger-steps around the looped guitar so nimbly it might escape your notice that he rhymes “on par,” “rental car,” “centaur,” and “Pat Benatar” within one 20-second gulp of breath.

There is no moment where Brown grabs your lapels and demands you to feel what he’s feeling, whatever it may be. He has called uknowhatimsayin¿ his “standup comedy album,” and the mastery on display is that of the comic going out there and killing. But the best-loved and most enduring comedians left their own blood out on the stage, too.

Read more at Pitchfork

Leonard Cohen Thanks For the Dance

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No one writes about a lot of things the way Cohen did, including spirituality and death. Those subjects also figure into Thanks for the Dance, though the album isn’t as grave and searching as the last few that Cohen released during his lifetime when he explored themes of mortality and asked pointed questions of God. At Cohen’s request, his son, Adam Cohen, assembled Thanks for the Dance from sketches his father had recorded, but didn’t use, for 2016’s You Want It Darker, which came out less than three weeks before Leonard Cohen’s death. Adam Cohen fleshed out the sketches into songs with help from frequent Leonard Cohen collaborators Jennifer Warnes, Sharon Robinson and Javier Mas as well as Adam Cohen’s own friends, including Beck, Daniel Lanois, Damien Rice, Leslie Feist, Bryce Dessner of The National and Richard Reed Perry of Arcade Fire.

Together, they show considerable restraint on understated, even elegant arrangements that serve Cohen’s lyrics. A guitar-like Spanish laud shapes the sound of opener “Happens to the Heart,” along with ghostly piano, acoustic guitar and, as the song progresses, muted strings conducted by David Campbell (Beck’s father) that float up slowly in the background, while Cohen ties love and religion, mortality and philosophy, into one tightly constructed package that serves as a summary of his well-lived life.

Thanks for the Dance, Cohen’s fifteenth and potentially final studio album, shows that little has changed in that regard. Whether he’s singing about sex or death, or whatever else, Cohen’s voice remains indispensable.

Get the full scoop at Paste

Coldplay – Everyday Life

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No matter where you stand on Coldplay, if you’ve ever liked them at all, Everyday Life has something for you. Although its 53-minute runtime does not necessitate two discs, in spirit it justifies the double-album conceit. Like the White Album or even Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (whose disc titles “Dawn To Dusk” and “Twilight To Starlight” preceded Coldplay’s use of “Sunrise” and “Sunset”), this set finds its creators hopping from style to style, sometimes experimenting, sometimes returning to their wheelhouse.

To assemble this sonic scrapbook, they’ve pulled from a wide range of sources, many of them via sampling, interpolation, or some other vaguely defined inspiration meriting a writing credit: late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison, Persian poet Saadi, jazz legend Alice Coltrane, second-generation Afrobeat star Femi Kuti, the Durutti Column’s John Metcalfe, “Piece Of My Heart” songwriters Bertrand Berns and Jerry Ragovoy, Belgian rapper Stromae, Scandinavian pop production maestros Max Martin and Stargate, Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Farid Sabri, Italian violinist Davide Rossi. In the lead-up to Everyday Life, Martin supposedly spent a lot of time traveling the world, meeting people and gathering experiences in disparate cultures. According to drummer Will Champion, Coldplay recorded in brief, intensive stints in locales ranging from a wintry Italian hilltop, the California beachfront, the English countryside, and their old studio in North London.

If this is the beginning of a new era for this band, they’re getting off on the right foot, with songs that showcase them at their best. When was the last time Coldplay released a truly great album? Right now.

Read the full review at Stereogum

The Grateful Dead – Ready Or Not

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A new Grateful Dead LP collects previously unreleased live songs from the early to mid-Nineties that envisioned a potential track list for an unrecorded final studio album.

Band archivist David Lemieux curated the nine-song album. Ready or Not features late-period Grateful Dead songs debuted onstage in 1992 and 1993 by their final lineup: singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia, drummer Mickey Hart, drummer Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh, singer-guitarist Bob Weir and then-new keyboardist Vince Welnick. The versions on the LP run up through April 1995, four months before Garcia died from a heart attack. 

Ready Or Not has been a long time coming,” David Lemieux said in a statement. “It’s an album we’ve been working on for many, many years. This batch of ‘new’ Grateful Dead songs has never been compiled in one place and given its proper due as a huge part of the Dead’s late-era legacy.

“We’ve dug deep into the archive and listened to countless live versions of these songs to find the best, most definitive live performances. When the Grateful Dead were ‘on’ in their later years, their live concerts were as good as any era in their history. The nine songs on Ready Or Not exemplify how good the Dead could be in their later years of touring.”

Read more at Rolling Stone

Harry Nilsson – Losst and Founnd

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Back in 1974, when recording the infamous Pussy Cats LP with pal John Lennon, Nilsson blew out a vocal cord, an accident he never recovered from. Blessed with a three-and-a-half-octave range, the singer and songwriter climbed to some epic heights during the first part of his career. The new raspy howl fit Pussy Cats‘ rowdy rock ‘n’ roll, but subsequent records – like 1976’s Sandman and the following year’s Knnillssonn – were ill-suited to the rougher tones caused by the voice damage.

Still, it’s great to hear this voice from the past one more time. Nilsson’s later career was marked by some forgettable records, like his end-of-the-’70s string of RCA releases, the soundtrack to Robert Altman’s 1980 film Popeye (though the album has developed a cult following over the years) and a record that originally wasn’t even issued in the U.S. Losst and Founnd makes up for some of those missteps.  It’s a fitting, concluding tribute to one of popular music’s most overlooked, and tragic, geniuses.

Scope the press release at Ultimate Classic Rock

Come On Up to the House A Tom Waits Tribute

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Motherless Brooklyn – O.S.T.

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New Releases on Vinyl
Friday November 22nd (11/22)

Everything is subject to availability, feel free to call and check to make sure we still have what you’re looking for before you come into the store!

Friday (November 22nd) Releases:

EXPLORE – ONE 10″
ANDY,HORACE – FEVER/FLUE 12″
GAMBLE,LEE – EXHAUST 12
WINK,JOSH – HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS 12″
APPLES IN STEREO – TIME FOR BED 45
APPLES IN STEREO – HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION 45
BAD BANANA – STAND NEXT TO ME/WORD BUZZ 45
BEATLES – SINGLES COLLECTION 45
CHERRY GLAZERR – DADDI/SELF EXPLAINED 45
GRAND SCHEME/ALOE BLACC – HOLD ON TO YOUR BAG 45
JONES,DURAND – DON’T YOU KNOW/TRUE LOVE 45
MESTIZO BEAT – LIZARD BRAIN 45
MOORE,THURSTON – SPRING SWELL/LEAVE ME ALONE 45
MOORE,THURSTON – POLLINATION/LEAVE ME ALONE 45
MOORE,THURSTON – THREE GRACES/LEAVE ME ALONE 45
SHINS – WAIMANALO 45
WATERHOUSE,NICK – I FEEL AN URGE COMING ON/I’M DUE FOR A HEARTACHE 45
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. – MINSTREL IN THE GALAXY LP
ATREYU – IN OUR WAKE LP
BAD RELIGION – CHRISTMAS SONGS LP
BIG BAND OF BROTHERS – ALLMAN BROTHERS TRIBUTE LP
BIRAM,SCOTT H. – SOLD OUT TO THE DEVIL: A COLLECTION OF GOSPEL CUTS LP
BLOOD INCANTATION – HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE LP
BROWN,DANNY – UKNOWHATIMSAYIN LP
BROWN,ZAC – OWL LP
BUCKNER,RICHARD – DENTS & SHELLS LP
CHEMICAL BROTHERS – SURRENDER LP
CHICAGO – CHICAGO CHRISTMAS LP
CHILD’S PLAY – O.S.T. LP
COHEN,LEONARD – THANKS FOR THE DANCE LP
COLDPLAY – EVERYDAY LIFE LP
COMA – VOYAGE VOYAGE LP
COME ON UP TO THE HOUSE: WOMEN SING WAITS – VARIOUS LP
COMPANY – 1981 LP
COOPER,ALICE – CLASSICKS LP
COSMIC PSYCHOS – GLORIUS BARSTEDS LP
CREAM – BBC SESSIONS LP
DEAD KENNEDYS – DK 40 LP
DEATHTRIP – DEMON SOLAR TOTEM LP
DEERHOOF – HALFBIRD LP
DEERHOOF – MAN,THE KING,THE GIRL LP
DEERHOOF – HOLDYPAWS LP
DOWNTOWN ABBEY – O.S.T. LP
FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE – O.S.T. LP
FELLINI’S ROMA – O.S.T. LP
FIELD – FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME LP
FIRST REFORMED – O.S.T. LP
FLEETWOOD MAC – VOL.1-BEFORE THE BEGINNING: LIVE 1968 LP
FLOORPLAN – SUPERNATURAL LP
FOETUS – DEAF LP
GOBLIN,CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S – VERY BEST OF 1 LP
GONG – ANGELS EGG LP
GRATEFUL DEAD – READY OR NOT LP
GUY,BUDDY – HEAVY LOVE LP
HIGH COTTON: A TRIBUTE TO ALABAMA – VARIOUS LP
HOOKER,WILLIAM – SYMPHONIE OF FLOWERS LP
JOSEF K – SCOTTISH AFFAIR PART 2 LP
KA-SPEL,EDWARD/MOTION KAPTURE – ALIEN SUBSPACE LP
KELLY,MAMADOU – BATEAUX LP
KNOPFLER,MARK – PRINCESS BRIDE LP
KONAN,ANTOINETTE – ANTOINETTE KONAN LP
LAIBACH – PARTY SONGS LP
LAKA,DON – I WANNA BE MYSELF LP
LEE,BEN – QUARTER CENTURY CLASSIX LP
LENS,AMELIE – FABRIC PRESENTS AMELIE LENS LP
LEVIATHAN – VERRATER LP
LORD MANTIS – UNIVERSAL DEATH CHURCH LP
LUCIFER RISING – O.S.T. LP
LUSTWERK,GALCHER – INFORMATION LP
MAMIFFER – BRILLIANT TABERNACLE LP
MCGUIRE,MARK – DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR LP
MENZEL,IDINA – CHRISTMAS: A SEASON OF LOVE LP
MINOTT,SUGAR – LEADER FOR THE PACK LP
MUSLIMGAUZE – LALIQUE GADAFFI HANDGRENADE LP
NESMITH,MICHAEL/RHODES,RED – COSMIC PARTNERS: THE MCCABE’S TAPES LP
NEULAND – NEULAND LP
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – O.S.T. LP
NILSSON,HARRY – LOSST & FOUNND LP
OBSEQUIAE – PALMS OF SORROWED KINGS LP
OCEAN BLUE – OCEAN BLUE LP
OCEAN BLUE – CERULEAN LP
OHIO PLAYERS – OBSERVATIONS IN TIME LP
OPTIMISTICS – OPTIMISTICS LP
PERNICE BROTHERS – SPREAD THE FEELING LP
PLURALONE – TO BE ONE WITH YOU LP
POISON IDEA – PIG’S LAST STAND LP
POLVO – POLVO LP
POP AMBIENT 2020 – VARIOUS LP
POP GROUP – Y LP
PSYCHIC TV – TRIP RESET LP
QUANTIC – ATLANTIC MODULATIONS LP
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – SONGS FOR THE DEAF LP
RACHMANINOV,SERGEI – DESTINATION RACHMANINOV-ARRIVAL LP
REID,STEVE – RHYTHMATISM LP
REO SPEEDWAGON – HITS LP
SATIE,ERIK – VEXATIONS LP
SCORN – CAFE MOR LP
SEGER,BOB – AGAINST THE WIND LP
SEX PISTOLS – HERE COMES THE FILTHY LUCRE LP
SIMONE,NINA – FODDER ON MY WINGS LP
SIMPLE CREATURES – EVERYTHING OPPOSITE LP
SIR BABYGIRL – CRUSH ON ME: BICONIC EDITION LP
STYLISTICS – STYLISTICS CHRISTMAS LP
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – SUPER FURRY ANIMALS LP
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – HIGH & MIGHTY LP
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS LP
THOMAS,PAT/LASH,DOMINIC/ORRELL,TONY – BLEYSCHOOL LP
TOVE LO – SUNSHINE KITTY LP
TYGERS OF PAN TANG – RITUAL LP
UNIVERS ZERO – PHOSPHORESCENT DREAMS LP
VIBRATORS – PUNK MANIA-BACK TO THE ROOTS LP
WAAJEED – DETROIT LOVE 3 LP
WARREN,NICK – BALANCE PRESENTS THE SOUNDGARDEN LP
WILLIAMS,KAMAAL – DJ-KICKS LP
WOLFBRIGADE – ENEMY: REALITY LP
XTC – ENGLISH SETTLEMENT LP
YOU WISH – VARIOUS-MERGE RECORDS HOLIDAY ALBUM LP
YUSUF – BACK TO EARTH LP

And Much More!!!

New Releases on DVD/Blu-Ray for Week Of  11/15 – 11/22

Music/Stand-up comedy:

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Movies/TV:

The Aristocrats – documentary

Betty Blue (Criterion Collection directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix) – movie
Blinded By the Light – movie

The Brute (El Bruto) (directed by Luis Buñuel) – movie

Cold War (Criterion Collection directed by Paweł Pawlikowski) – movie

Diabolically Yours (directed by Julien Duvivier) – movie
Dora & the Lost City of Gold – movie

Memory: Origins of Alien – documentary

Someone Behind the Door (1971) – movie

Un Flic (directed by Jean-Pierre Melville) – movie

 

Blu-Ray releases:

American Me – movie

Chuck Berry – Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll

Betty Blue (Criterion Collection directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix) – movie
Blinded By the Light – movie

Cold War (Criterion Collection directed by Paweł Pawlikowski) – movie

Diabolically Yours (directed by Julien Duvivier) – movie
Dora & the Lost City of Gold – movie

The Fan (1981) – movie

Hitchhike to Hell (Arrow Film release) – movie

Memory: Origins of Alien – documentary

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (40th anniversary steelbook edition) – movie
Someone Behind the Door (1971) – movie

Suspiria (1977 4K Remaster directed by Dario Argento) – movie

Un Flic (directed by Jean-Pierre Melville) – movie

Book New Releases!

 

That’s the Bag I’m In: The Life, Music and Mystery of Fred Neil by Peter Lee Neff    $29.95

The Making of Quadrophenia by Simon Wells    $28.99

Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Back by Roshanak Kheshti (33 1/3 series)    $14.95

The Wild Tchoupitoulas by Bryan Wagner (33 1/3 series)    $14.95

Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked by Greg Prato    $22.95

A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston by Robyn Crawford    $28.00

Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea    $30.00

Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem by Anthony Bozza    $28.00

Frank Zappa Coloring Book by Fantoons    $15.99

Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon From Mary Austin to Zanzibar by Steve Wide    $14.95

Nirvana: The Stories Behind Every Song by Chuck Crisafulli    $24.95

Elton John: Rocket Man by Chris Roberts    $29.95