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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Def Leppard “Diamond Star Halos” (their first album in seven years; producers: Def Leppard, Ronan McHugh; guest: Alison Krauss; new single: “Kick”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and alternative cover art; Double Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Yellow and Red Translucent Vinyl, with tarot card litho; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Merch) » BUY NOW (Bludgeon Riffola / Mercury)
Dehd “Blue Skies” (new single: “Bad Love”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Fat Possum)
The Frightnrs (NYC rocksteady-reggae group) “ALWAYS” (producer: Victor Axelrod; guest: Preet Patel; first single: “Always”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Daptone)
Liam Gallagher “C’MON YOU KNOW” (new single: “Better Days”; Read here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Down By the River Thames” (December 2020 livestream show on a barge during Covid lockdown; See here; Orange Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Warner)
Melody Gardot / Philippe Powell “Entre eux deux” (recorded in Paris in December 2021; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Jonny Greenwood “The Power of the Dog (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)” (the 2021 film received a leading 12 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director; Trailer; Download released on Nov. 17) » BUY NOW (Lakeshore)
HAAi (singer-producer Teneil Throssell) “Baby, We’re Ascending” (guests: Jon Hopkins, Alexis Taylor, Kai-Isaiah Jamal, Obi Franky; first single: “Bodies of Water”; Hear here; Blue Sky Vinyl; Green & Pink Splatter Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Mute)
Jack Harlow “Come Home the Kids Miss You” (new single: “Nail Tech”; Hear here; Read here; Download released on May 6; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Generation Now / Atlantic)
Hollow Front (Grand Rapids, MI metalcore band) “The Price of Dreaming” (new single: “The Price of Dreaming”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (UNFD)
Bruce Hornsby “‘Flicted” (new single: “Sidelines,” feat. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Blake Mills; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Zappo Productions / Thirty Tigers)
Brian Jackson (musician-producer known for his collaborations with Gil-Scott Heron in the 1970s) “This Is Brian Jackson” (his first solo album in more than 20 years; producer: Phenomenal Handclap Band’s Daniel Collás; Hear here; Vinyl out July 1; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (BBE Music)
Kendrick Lamar “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” (his first album since 2017’s “DAMN.”; guests: Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, Beth Gibbons, Sampha, Taylour Paige, Amanda Reifer, Baby Keem, Sam Dew, Tanna Leone; Hear here; Read here; Download released on May 13; On Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (Aftermath / Interscope)
Tate McRae “i used to think i could fly” (18-year-old Canadian songwriter and dancer’s debut album; new single: “chaotic”; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (RCA)
Painted Shield “Painted Shield 2” (new single: “Dead Man’s Dream”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Loosegroove)
Sean Paul “Scorcha” (guests: Gwen Stefani, Ty Dolla $ign, Sia, Tove Lo, Damian Marley, Nicky Jam, Pia Mia, Jada Kingdom, Shenseea, Stylo G; Download) » BUY NOW (Island)
Stars “From Capelton Hill” (the Montreal band’s first album in five years; new singles: “Pretenders” and “Snowy Owl”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Last Gang)
Alfie Templeman “Mellow Moon” (19-year-old U.K. singer-songwriter’s debut album; new single: “Broken”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Chess Club / AWAL)
Various artists “Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)” (Tom Cruise movie opens May 24; includes Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand”; film score by Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer; new single: OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried”; Hear here; Trailer; Target-Exclusive CD, with alternative artwork and poster; Download; Apple Music; Fandango; Merch) » BUY NOW (Interscope)

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Other Notable Releases

Michael Schenker Group Tremonti Geezie
Decapitated TAYA Kany García
The Singing Contractors Simon McBride David Virelles
Gyasi Slang Steve Davis
We Three Cofradía De Cuba Emily Anderson

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Wallis Bird “Hands” (subtitled “Nine and a Half Songs for Nine and a Half Fingers,” referring to one of her hands, which was damaged in an accident when she was a toddler; new single: “Pretty Lies”; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Mount Silver / Soundly Music)
Bright Eyes “A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion” (an EP of new versions of tracks off their 1998 album; Apple Music) » BUY NOW, “Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion” (an EP of new versions of tracks off their 1998 album, featuring Waxahatchee, M. Ward and Becky Stark; Apple Music) » BUY NOW, “Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion” (an EP of new versions of tracks off their 2000 album, featuring Phoebe Bridgers; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Dead Oceans)
Steve Earle & The Dukes “JERRY JEFF” (10-song tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker; first single: “Gettin’ By”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Aug. 26; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (New West)
Jukebox the Ghost “Cheers” (guest: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness; new single: “Wasted”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (Jukebox The Ghost, LLC / This Fiction / BMG Rights Management)
Maria BC “Hyaline” (Ohio-born, Oakland-based ambient pop artist’s debut album; new single: “Good Before”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out July 22; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Father/Daughter Records)
Miraa May “Tales of a Miracle” (Algerian-born singer’s debut album; new single: “Wild Things”; Hear here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Republic)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids “Out of Light” (their first album in 15 years, with guest vocalists, including Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain and Bad Omens’ Noah Sebastian; new single: “Knock It All Down,” feat. Lil Lotus; Hear here; See here) » BUY NOW (Velocity)
Wilco “Cruel Country” (first single: “Falling Apart [Right Now]”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music; On Tour) » BUY NOW (dBpm)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
ABBA “ABBA: CD Album Box Set” (10-disc collection includes all their studio albums, plus “ABBA Tracks,” featuring non-album singles and B-sides, with a 40-page booklet; Vinyl, 10-LP box set, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Blues Image “Ride Captain Ride: an anthology of classics” (18 songs) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
B.T. Express “Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied” (1974 album, featuring the title track and “Express”; remastered, with two bonus tracks) » BUY NOW (Iconoclassic)
Kreator “Endorama (Ultimate Edition)” (1999 album; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks; Hear here; Download; Apple Music; 2022 Tour; Merch) » BUY NOW (AFM)
Suzi Quatro “The Rock Box 1973-1979: The Complete Recordings” (seven-CD, one-DVD box set, with 56-page booklet, featuring six studio albums, a live album and a DVD with promos and rare footage; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW (Chrysalis)
REO Speedwagon “Building the Bridge” (1996 album; remastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery; On Tour, with Styx and Loverboy; Merch) » BUY NOW (Mailboat)
Sex Pistols “Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings” (collection of key singles, essential tracks and B-sides; Double Vinyl; Merch) » BUY NOW (UMe)
Sparks “Exotic Creatures of the Deep (Deluxe Edition)” (2008 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW, “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman (Deluxe Version)” (2009 concept album; remastered, with special 20-page booklet and new liner notes by Ron Mael; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW (Lil’ Beethoven / BMG Rights Management)
The Specials “Greatest Hits” (12-song collection) » BUY NOW (Cleopatra)
Taking Back Sunday “Tell All Your Friends (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2002 debut album; remastered, with four previously unreleased demos; Hear here; Vinyl, with a bonus 10-inch of the four demos; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Sangria Vinyl; Cassette; Download; Apple Music; On Tour, with Third Eye Blind; Merch) » BUY NOW (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Various artists “David Hepworth: Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From A Misunderstood Decade” (four-CD, 72-track box set, compiled by the best-selling author of “Never a Dull Moment: 1971 – The Year That Rock Exploded”; Track List; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Bibliography) » BUY NOW (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Various artists “Ladies Sing the Boss: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen” (18-song compilation, featuring tracks by Patti Smith, Darlene Love, Lucinda Williams, Soccer Mommy, Emmylou Harris, etc.; Track List; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Ace)
Various artists “NOW Yearbook ’81” (four CDs, 85 songs; Track List; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Sony Music / EMI)
Various artists “Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-1968” (three-CD, 90-track compilation, featuring songs by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Nilsson, Love, Sonny & Cher, The Association, et al; Read here) » BUY NOW (Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Will Young “20 Years: The Greatest Hits” (20-song collection; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) » BUY NOW (RCA / Sony UK)

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