New Releases (CDs + Vinyl)

Bastards of Soul “Give It Right Back” (Dallas-based soul/R&B group’s third and final album, marking the last remaining songs recorded with late bandleader Chadwick Murray; new single: “This Love”; Hear here; Vinyl) Skylark Soul Co.
Andrew Bird “Outside Problems” (follow-up to last year’s “Inside Problems”; new single: “Mo Teef”; See here; Vinyl; Download released on July 21) Loma Vista Recordings / Concord
The Blips “The Blips Again” (new single: “She Still Shouts”; Hear here; Vinyl) Cornelius Chapel Records
Cattle & Cane “Golden” (English sibling indie folk duo’s fourth album; new single: “Room in a Heart”; Hear here) Wings Music Group
Vince Clarke “Songs of Silence” (Erasure co-founder’s debut solo album, featuring instrumentals coming solely from Eurorack, a modular synthesizer format introduced in the mid-1990s. and each track is based around one note, maintaining a single key throughout; Vinyl; Download) Mute
Luther Dickinson “Magic Music for Family Folk” (covers of The Meters, Staple Singers, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, et al; guests: Allison Russell, Yola, Lillie Mae, Sharde Thomas, Sharisse Norman, et al; new single: “Are You Sure”; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) New West
Fishbone “Fishbone” (five-song EP; producer: Fat Mike; guests: NOFX; See here; Vinyl; Download released on May 26; On Tour) Bottles to the Ground
Thea Gilmore “Thea Gilmore” (producer: Gilmore; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; On Tour) Mighty Village
Juliana Hatfield “Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO” (10 covers; first single: “Don’t Bring Me Down”; Hear here; Apple Music) American Laundromat
Madness “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie” (their 13th album and first in seven years; 14 tracks; new single: “C’est La Vie; See here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK; Apple Music; On Tour) BMG Rights Management
The National “Laugh Track” (producer: Tucker Martine; guests: Rosanne Cash, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver; Double Vinyl; Download released on Sept. 18) 4AD
Dolly Parton “Rockstar” (two-CD, 30-song album, featuring guests Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Miley Cyrus, Simon Le Bon, Steven Tyler, Peter Frampton, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Lizzo, Steve Perry, et al; Vinyl, four-LP set; Amazon-Exclusive Pink Vinyl, four-LP set; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) Butterfly Records / Big Machine
Plain White T’s “Plain White T’s” (their first album in five years; new single: “Red Flags”; See here; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Fearless / Concord
Samory I “Strength” (Jamaican artist’s solo debut album; producer: Winta James; guests: Mortimer, Lila Iké, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Capleton, et al; See here; Vinyl out Feb. 9, 2024; Download; Apple Music) Overstand Entertainment / Easy Star Records
Emeli Sandé “How Were We to Know” (producers: Jonny Coffer, Jim Jonsin, DI Genius, Rxwntree, Chris Loco, Mac & Phil; new single: “There For You”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Chrysalis
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne “Welcome 2 Collegrove” (producers: Bangladesh, Dem Jointz; guests: Usher, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Fabolous, Benny the Butcher, Marsha Ambrosius, Vory; new single: “Long Story Short”; See here; Download) Def Jam
Various artists “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 116” (U.K. compilation series; two CDs, 47 songs; Amazon UK; Download) Sony Music / EMI
Kurt Vile “Back to Moon Beach” (nine-song EP of reworked songs and covers; new single: “Another good year for the roses”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) Verve
John Vincent III “Songs for the Canyon” (producers: Vincent, Tom Elmhirst, Tony Berg, Ryan Hadlock; new single: “Highway Woman”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) Concord

New Releases (Downloads)

Vanessa Amorosi “Memphis Love” (recorded at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis; producers: Dave Stewart, Amorosi; new single: a cover of Ace’s 1975 hit “How Long”) Bay Street
André 3000 “New Blue Sun” (debut solo album of ambient woodwind instrumentals; his first new music in more than 17 years; Hear/Read here) Epic
Autogramm “Music That Humans Can Play” (new single: “WannaBe”; See here; Apple Music) Stomp
Danny Brown “Quaranta” (guests: MIKE, Bruiser Wolf, Kassa Overall; new single: “Tantor”; See here; CD and Vinyl out Jan. 19, 2024; Amazon UKApple Music) Warp
Julie Byrne “Julie Byrne with Laugh Cry Laugh” (four-song EP; new single: “Velocity! What About the Inertia!?”; Hear here; Apple Music; On Tour) Ghostly International
Brii Elliss “All In” (six-song EP; new single: “Perfect 4 Me”; Hear here) Synematik Musicworld LLC
IV and The Strange Band “Hang Dog” (second album from Coleman Williams, son of Hank Williams III; producer: Shooter Jennings; new single: “Hang Dog”; Hear here) Black Country Rock
Madge “BOXJAR” (guests: Portugal. The Man, CMTEN, HXSTAGE, Kamiyada+, Jessica Winter, carpetgarden, Lecx Stacy, girli; new single: “Tall Grass”; See here) AntiFragile Music
Vinnie Paolizzi “The Vinnie Paolizzi LP” (Nashville-based artist’s debut album; producer: Mike Harris of Old Crow Medicine Show; guests: Meg McRee, Adam Hood, Ben Chapman; new single: “It Ain’t Easy”; Hear here; Apple Music) Gold Rush
The Polyphonic Spree “Salvage Enterprise” (new single: “Galloping Seas”; See here; CD and Cassette out Dec. 1; Vinyl; Apple Music) Good Records
The Refreshments “A Stiff One” (new single: “Mamma Rosa’s”; Hear here; Apple Music) Wild Kingdom
Jeremy Squires “Riddle of Stars” (Americana artist’s 12th album; new single: “Vampires”; See here; Apple Music) Blackbird Record Label
Water From Your Eyes “Crushed By Everyone” (a complete rework of the duo’s debut album “Everybody’s Crushed”; Hear here) Matador

Reissues (CDs + Vinyl)

Phil Alvin “Un ‘Sung Stories’ “ (former Blasters frontman’s 1986 debut solo album, featuring covers of blues, jazz, country, and pop songs originally written and recorded between 1925-1953; Vinyl)  Liberation Hall
Blue Angel “Blue Angel” (1980 debut album by the retro-rock quintet fronted by Cyndi Lauper before she gained solo stardom; Amazon UK) Music on CD
Kate Bush “The Kick Inside [Vinyl]” (1978 debut album), “Lionheart” (1978 album; Vinyl), “Never for Ever” (1980 album; Vinyl), “The Dreaming” (1982 album; Vinyl) , “Hounds of Love” (1985 album; Vinyl; Cassette), “The Sensual World” (1989 album; Vinyl), “The Red Shoes” (1993 album; Vinyl), “Aerial” (2005 album; Vinyl), “Director’s Cut” (2011 remix album; Vinyl), “50 Words for Snow” (2011 album; Vinyl; Read here) Fish People / EMI
Daft Punk “Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition)” (percussion-free version of their final album from 2013, featuring “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance”; Grammy winner for Album of the Year; See here; Read here; Double Vinyl)  Columbia / Legacy
John Denver “The Last Recordings: 1996 Recordings of His Classic Hits” (12 re-imagined songs recorded in Nashville a year before his death in a plane crash; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Windstar
Bob Dylan “The Complete Budokan 1978” (four-CD box set  includes two complete shows from Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan Hall, on Feb. 28 and March 1, featuring 58 tracks, 36 of which are previously unreleased; newly remixed from the original 24-channel analog tapes, with 60-page full-color photo book; Double Vinyl, containing 16 selected tracks from the box set; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour; Merch) Columbia / Legacy
Evanescence “Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition)” (Double CD; 2003 debut album, featuring “My Immortal,” “Going Under,” “Everybody’s Fool” and the Grammy-winning “Bring Me to Life”; remastered, with 10 bonus tracks, including previously unreleased demos and live recordings and rare B-sides; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) Craft Recordings / Concord
Mark Farner “Rock ‘N’ Roll Soul: Live 1989” (first official release of Farner’s performance at the “Woodstock: 20 Years After” reunion held in Carson, CA; Vinyl; DVD; Download) Liberation Hall
Bryan Ferry “Mamouna (Deluxe Reissue)” (Triple CD; 1994 album; remastered, with demos and instrumentals and the previously unreleased album “Horoscope”; Double Vinyl, half-speed cut at Abbey Road Studios; Download) BMG Rights Management
The Fuzz “I Love You For All Seasons: Complete Recordings” (15 tracks) Classics
Judy Garland “The Two-a-Day Is Back in Town: Closing Night At The Palace” (complete 19-song performance of her NYC show on Feb. 24, 1952; remastered by John H. Haley; Hear here)  JSP
Lesley Gore “Ever Since” (2015 album; her 11th and final studio album) The Engine Company
Josh Groban “Closer (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (Double CD; 2003 album; remastered, with six rare or unreleased bonus tracks including a never-before-heard extended version of “You Raise Me Up” and a newly recorded, acoustic rendition of “Broken Vow” featuring David Foster on piano; Double Vinyl; Amazon UKDownload Reprise
Jewel “Spirit (25th Anniversary Edition)” (Double CD; 1998 album, featuring “Hands”; remastered, with original single mixes, live B-sides and eight previously unreleased demos and outtakes; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) Craft Recordings / Concord
The Kinks “The Journey – Pt. 2” (two CDs, 32 songs; handpicked by the band, featuring singles, B-sides, album tracks, six new Ray Davies mixes and three previously unreleased live performances from their 1975 New Victoria Theatre show in London; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) BMG Rights Management
Lakeside “The Definitive Solar Collection” (three CDs, 42 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) Robinsongs / Cherry Red
Milli Vanilli “The Best of Milli Vanilli (35th Anniversary)” (17 songs; Double Vinyl; Download) Arista / Legacy
Olivia Newton-John “Totally Hot” (1978 album, featuring “A Little More Love” and “Deeper Than the Night”; remastered; Vinyl) MCA / UMe
Post Malone “The Diamond Collection (Deluxe Edition)” (18 songs; Download released on April 21; On Tour; Merch) Republic / UMe
Joan Rivers “Joan Rivers – The Diva Rides Again” (four-CD box set featuring five hours of never-before-released comedy recordings, plus a 16-page collector’s book of liner notes with previously unreleased photos) Comedy Dynamics
The Rocky Fellers “The Complete Rocky Fellers: Killer Joe” (33 songs) Classics
Keith Urban “#1’s Volumes 1 & 2” (24 hits on two CDs, with bonus double-sided poster) Capitol Nashville / UMe
Various artists “Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: John Luongo – The Classic Dance Remixes” (four CDs, 43 1980s dance remixes, with 32-page booklet; Read here; Double Vinyl; Amazon UK) Edsel / Demon Music Group
Various artists “Looking for the Magic: American Power Pop in the Seventies” (three CDs, 85 songs, featuring Big Star, Raspberries, Flamin’ Groovies, Dwight Twilley Band, The Knack, The Cars, Ramones, Shoes, et al; Read here; Amazon UK) Grapefruit / Cherry Red
Various artists “Soul Jazz Records Presents Space Funk 2: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84” (14-song collection; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) Soul Jazz
Frank Zappa & The Mothers “Over-Nite Sensation (50th Anniversary)” (1973 album; four-CD, one-Blu-ray Audio super deluxe edition, featuring additional masters, highlights and mix outtakes from the original 1973 sessions mastered by John Polito, plus live recordings from 1973 showcasing the same band that recorded the album, one from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the other recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit; Read here; Double Vinyl, cut at 45 rpm for the first time from the original analog tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, with a bonus 24″ x 12″ poster of the complete cover art; Amazon UK; Download Zappa / UMe

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