New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Art Alexakis “Sun Songs” (the Everclear singer’s debut solo album; producers: Alexakis, Stuart Schenk; first single: “The Hot Water Test”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (The End / BMG Rights Management)
Allah-Las “LAHS” (first single: “In the Air”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Mexican Summer)
Joseph Arthur “Come Back World” (producers: Arthur, Chris Seefried; guests: Ben Harper, Patrick Carney, Jesse Malin, Greg Dulli; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Moonage Rebel)
BABYMETAL “Metal Galaxy” (first single: “PA PA YA!!”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (BABYMETAL / Cooking Vinyl)
Big Thief “Two Hands” (producer: Andrew Sarlo; first single: “Not”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (4AD)
The Building (aka The War on Drugs guitarist Anthony LaMarca) “PETRA” (album title is an acronym for “Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All”; new single: “All Things New”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Concord)
Chicago “Chicago Christmas” (a mixture of new songs and covers of holiday classics; producer: founding member Lee Loughnane; Read here; Amazon UK; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Rhino)
The Devil Wears Prada “The Act” (producer: keyboardist Jonathan Gering; first single: “Lines of Your Hands”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Solid State)
808 State “Transmission Suite” (their first album in 17 years; new single: “Tokyo Tokyo”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (808 State)
Elbow “Giants of All Sizes” (producer: keyboardist Craig Potter; guests: Jesca Hoop, The Plumedores, Chilli Chilton; first single: “Dexter & Sinister”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Polydor / Verve)
Fantasia “Sketchbook” (first single: “PTSD,” feat. T-Pain; See here; On Tour, with Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre) (BMG Rights Management)
Kim Gordon “No Home Record” (the Sonic Youth co-founder’s debut solo album; producer: Justin Raisen; new single: “Sketch Artist”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Cassette; Download) (Matador)
Hillsong Worship “Awake” (Hear here; Download; On Tour, with Casting Crowns) (Hillsong / Capitol CMG)
Illiterate Light (Virginia folk-rock duo) “Illiterate Light” (new single: “Sometimes Love Takes So Long”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Atlantic)
Cody Jinks “After the Fire” (Read here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Late August)
Jonas Kaufmann “Wien” (an homage to Vienna and the operetta style, featuring works from J.Strauss, Robert Stolz, Peter Kreuder, Hermann Leopoldi and Georg Kreisler; guests: Wiener Philharmoniker, Rachel Willis-Sørensen; conducted by Adam Fischer) (Sony Classical)
Chris Knight “Almost Daylight” (his first album in seven years; producer: Ray Kennedy; guests: John Prine, Lee Ann Womack, Dan Baird, Siobhan Kennedy, Chris Clark; first single: “I’m William Callahan”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Drifters Church Productions / Thirty Tigers)
Lacuna Coil “Black Anima” (producer: bassist Marco Coti-Zelati; first single: “Layers of Time”; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Century Media)
Adam Lambert “VELVET: Side A” (six-song EP; Download, released on Sept. 27) (More Is More LLC / EMPIRE)
Life of Agony “The Sound of Scars” (first single: “Scars”; See here; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Napalm)
The Lilac Time “Return to Us” (first single: “[I’m] A Believer”; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download) (BMG Rights Management)
Dan Luke and the Raid “Out of the Blue” (producer: Brad Shultz; See here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (New West)
Jon Regen “Higher Ground” (producer: Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson; guests: Andy Summers, Benmont Tench, Chuck Leavell, Nick Rhodes, etc.; first single: “Wide Awake”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Ropeadope)
Gregg Rolie “Sonic Ranch” (the first solo album in 18 years from the founding member of Santana and Journey; producers: son Sean Rolie, Chris “Frenchie” Smith, Daniel Sahad; guests: Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, Michael Shrieve, Alphonso Johnson; first single: “What About Love”; Hear here; Download) (Gregg Rolie Music / Megaforce)
Juan María Solare “Alone, For a Moment” (the same music in four versions: solo piano, ambient electronic, acoustic guitars and c [and accompaniment]; producer: Solare; first single: “Seul, pendant un instant [Theremin]”; Hear here) (Janus Music & Sound)
Spyro Gyra “Vinyl Tap” (their first album of new material in six years; Vinyl; Download; On Tour) (Amherst)
Michael Sweet (Stryper frontman) “Ten” (producer: Sweet; guests: Jeff Loomis, Todd La Torre, Andy James, Tracii Guns, Howie Simon, Ethan Brosh, Marzi Montazeri, Will Hunt, etc.; first single: “Better Part of Me”; Hear here; Download) (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)
Various artists “Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” (currently playing at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre; directed by Alex Timbers, with original music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect; music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul; cast includes Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser and Leslie Kritzer; cast recording producers: Matt Stine, Timbers, Perfect, Kurt Deutsch; See here; Download, released on June 7; On Broadway) (Ghostlight / Warner)
Wale “Wow … That’s Crazy” (guests: Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill, Bryson Tiller, Jeremig, Lil Durk, Kelly Price, etc.; See here; Download; On Tour) (Warner)
Waterparks “Fandom” (new single: “Watch What Happens Next”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and two foil stickers; Vinyl) (Hopeless)
Wildlife “Take the Light With You” (new single: “No Control”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) (Culvert Music)

Other Notable Releases

“The Roads To Richmond,” Tim Barry (Chunksaah)
“Veils of Winter,” Blackwater Holylight (Riding Easy)
“Behind These Scars,” Casanova (Roc Nation)
“Que Quiénes Somos,” CNCO (Sony Music Latin)
“Sugar & Joy,” The Dead South (Six Shooter)
“Prose and Consciousness,” The Good Graces (Pretty New Songs)
“Paper Arrows,” Joe Goodkin (Quell)
“Where the Light Ends,” Bradford Loomis (Lineage Artistry)
“Another Kind of Christmas,” Ne-Yo (Capitol)
“Highway of Heroes,” Screamer (Sign)
“Everything Opposite,” Simple Creatures (BMG Rights Management)
“Medicine,” Tents (Badman Recording Co.)
“Gone In Your Wake,” Thousand Below (Rise)
“I AM,” Toothgrinder (Spinefarm)
“Full Circle & Then Some,” Trigger Hippy (Turkey Grass / Thirty Tigers)
“Humanité,” Kirk Whalum (Artistry Music)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Brothers Osborne “Live at the Ryman” (CD, out Nov. 1; On Tour, with Chris Stapleton) (EMI Music Nashville)
Lil’ Kim “9” (her first album in more than 14 years; guests: Musiq Soulchild, Rick Ross, Rich the Kid, OT Genasis, City Girls; new single: “Pray for Me”; Hear here; Read here) (Queen Bee Entertainment / eOne Music)
Malin Pettersen “Alonesome” (six-song EP; new single: “Pause”) (Die With Your Boots On)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Booker T. & The MG’s “The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1962-1967)” (29-song collection; Blue Vinyl) (Real Gone Music)
David Bowie “VH1 Storytellers (Live at Manhattan Center) [Vinyl]” (August 1999 performance, released on CD/DVD in 2009; double album includes four bonus tracks: “Survive,” “I Can’t Read,” “Always Crashing in the Same Car” and “If I’m Dreaming My Life”; See here; Merch) (Rhino / Parlophone)
The Dukes of Stratosphear “Psurroundabout Ride” (CD/Blu-ray includes the XTC’s side band’s two John Leckie-produced albums, 1985’s “25 O’Clock and 1987’s “Psonic Psunspot,” with two bonus tracks; remixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround by Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson) (APE House)
Judy Garland “The Judy Garland Collection 1937-47” (three CDs, 78 songs; Download), “The Judy Garland Collection 1953-62” (six CDs, 122 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Highway 101 “Highway 101 / Highway 101² / Paint the Town” (1987, 1988 and 1989 albums on two CDs, with two bonus tracks; remastered; Read here; Amazon UK) (Morello / Cherry Red)
Guy Lombardo “Hits Collection Vol. 1 1927-37” (four CDs, 90 songs; Download), “Hits Collection Vol. 2 1937-54” (four CDs, 103 songs; Download) (Acrobat)
Mel & Kim “The Mel & Kim Singles Box Set” (seven expanded CD singles, with rare and unreleased mixes; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Pop)
Freddie Mercury “Mr. Bad Guy (Special Edition)” (1985 album; newly mixed from the original source multi-track tapes; Vinyl; Download), “Never Boring” (three CDs with 32 solo tracks, plus a Blu-ray and DVD featuring 13 promo videos and an interview, a 120-page hardback book, etc.; first single: “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow [Special Edition]”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download) (Hollywood)
Steve Miller Band “Welcome to the Vault” (three-CD, one-DVD box set includes 38 previously unreleased tracks and live performances, plus rare photos and a 9,000-word essay by David Fricke; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; On Tour; Merch) (Sailor / Capitol / UMe)
Frank Sinatra “My Way (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1969 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download), “Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman” (13-song compilation; Vinyl; Download; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Various artists “For Lovers Only: Cruisin’ Classics 1955-1960” (50-song compilation, featuring original hits by Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Ritchie Valens, Fats Domino, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, etc.) (Dynamic)
Link Wray “Link Wray Rocks” (34-song compilation on one CD, with 36-page booklet; Hear here) (Bear Family)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Three Degrees “The Roulette Years” (35 songs) (Warner Music Group / X5 Music Group)

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