New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
Michael Bolton“A Symphony of Hits” (a collection of his greatest hits newly recorded with a symphony orchestra; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Montaigne / eOne Music)
Busted“Half Way There” (producer: Gil Norton; Vinyl; On Tour) (East West)
Michael Chapman“True North” (producer: Steve Gunn; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Paradise of Bachelors)
Jeremy Denk“c.1300-c.2000” (the pianist’s double album covers 700 years of music from 24 different composers, from Guillaume de Machaut to György Ligeti; See here; NPR First Listen; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Galactic“Already Ready Already” (guests: Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahkom Boyfriend, Erica Falls; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Tchoup-zilla / Thirty Tigers)
Ariana Grande“thank u, next” (producers: Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson, Michael Foster, Max Martin, “Pop” Wansel, Happy Perez; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Republic)
HEALTH (L.A. industrial noise-rock group)“Vol. 4 :: Slaves of Fear” (first single: “Slaves of Fear”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Loma Vista Recordings / Concord)
LCD Soundsystem“Electric Lady Sessions [Vinyl]” (recorded live at New York’s famous Electric Lady Studios; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (DFA / Columbia)
The Lemonheads“Varshons II” (all-covers album; producer: Matthew Cullen; first single: “Can’t Forget”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Fire)
Cass McCombs“Tip of the Sphere” (first single: “Sleeping Volcanoes”; Hear here; NPR First Listen; Vinyl; Deluxe Vinyl Edition; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Mercury Rev“Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited” (a complete cover of the 1968 album; guests: Norah Jones, Hope Sandoval, Rachel Goswell, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, etc.; first single: “Sermon”; Hear here; NPR’s All Songs Considered; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Partisan)
Bob Mould“Sunshine Rock” (first single: “Sunshine Rock”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Merge)
Panda Bear (Animal Collective founding member Noah Lennox)“Buoys” (producers: Lennox, Rusty Santos; first single: “Dolphin”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Domino)
Jessica Pratt“Quiet Signs” (first single: “This Time Around”; NPR First Listen; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Mexican Summer)
Mavis Staples“Live in London” (recorded at the Union Chapel; first single: “No Time For Cryin'”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
AJ Tracey (London rapper)“AJ Tracey” (first single: “Doing It”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (AJ Tracey)
Various artists“Music Inspired by the Film Roma” (the drama, which began streaming on Netflix in December 2018, received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film; Hear here; NPR First Listen; See here; Download; iTunes) (Columbia)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
C.J. Boyd“Kin Ships” (concept album contains 51 songs, each one recorded in a different sate, and features 186 guest musicians; Hear here) (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Analea Brown“Queendom” (guests: Junyer King, Dada Yute; first single: “Turn Up”; See here; iTunes) (Mensch House)
Downfall of Gaia“Ethic of Radical Finitude” (first single: “As Our Bones Break to the Dance”; Hear here; iTunes) (Metal Blade)
Ed Drewett (singer-songwriter, who wrote One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” and “History”)“Ten” (first single: “The Unfortunate Gent”; iTunes) (Pickle Music / Universal)
Radiant Baby (Montreal electro-pop artist Felix Mongeon)“Restless” (new single: “Firecracker”; Hear here; iTunes) (Lisbon Lux)
Jason Ringenberg“Stand Tall” (Hear here; On Tour) (Courageous Chicken Entertainment)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist:Title:Label:
John Anderson“40 Years and Still Swingin'” (two-CD, 40-song compilation; Hear here; On Tour, with Blake Shelton) (Bayou Boys Music Group)
Dave Brubeck“Seven Classic Albums” (four-CD set of complete remastered albums from the 1960s; Hear here; eBay; Merch) (Enlightenment)
Alex Chilton“From Memphis To New Orleans” (collection of tracks from his hard-to-find 1980s albums “Feudalist Tarts,” “No Sex,” “High Priest” and “Blacklist”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , “Songs From Robin Hood Lane” (his 1990s-era interpretations of mostly jazz standards he first heard as a child in a Memphis suburb, when his family lived on Robin Hood Lane; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Bar/None)
The Farm“All Together Now That’s What I Call
The Farm”
(CD + DVD compilation; See here; Track list)
(Secret)
Andrew Gold“The Essential Collection” (two CDs, 35 songs, featuring “Lonely Boy,” “Thank You For Being a Friend,” “Never Let Her Slip Away,” “Right Between the Eyes,” etc.; See here) (Music Club Deluxe)
Laura Nyro“Spread Your Wings and Fly: Live at the Fillmore East, May 30, 1971” (recorded in 1971 but not released until 2004; Hear here) (Retroworld)
Prince“Musicology” (2004 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl), “3121” (2006 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl), “Planet Earth” (2007 album; remastered; See here; Vinyl; eBay; Merch) (NPG / Columbia / Legacy)
Jimmy Smith“The Classic Verve Albums Collection” (eight albums on four CDs; remastered) (Enlightenment)
Robin Trower“The Studio Albums 1973-1983” (10-CD box set; Amazon UK; eBay; On Tour) (Chrysalis)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist:Title:Label:
Metronomy“Nights Out (10th Anniversary Edition)” (2008 album; with nine bonus tracks; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Because Music)

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