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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Actress (aka British electronic musician-producr Darren J. Cunningham)“Karma & Desire” (guests: Sampha, Zsela, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Aura T-09, Christel Well; new single: “Walking Flames”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Ninja Tune)
Blossoms“In Isolation / Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport” (See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW (EMI)
Blue October“This Is What I Live For” (guests: Blue Reed, Karen Hover, Steve Schlitz; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Up/Down / Brando)
Joe Bonamassa“Royal Tea” (10-song album inspired by his British heroes Jeff Beck, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Cream; recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios; producer: Kevin Shirley; new single: “Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye”; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (J&R Adventures)
boy pablo (21-year-old Norwegian/Chilean indie pop artist Nicolas Muñoz)“Wachito Rico” (first single: “hey girl”; See here; Vinyl; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, opaque purple with yellow splatter; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (777 Music)
Bootsy Collins“The Power of the One” (dedicated to P-Funk engineer Jim Vitti, who died on April 30, 2020; Download) » BUY NOW (Sweetwater Sounds / eOne Music)
Shemekia Copeland“Uncivil War” (producer: Will Kimbrough; guests: Kimbrough, Jason Isbell, Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Orphan Brigade, Shawn Mullins; new single: “Uncivil War”; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Alligator)
Faithless“All Blessed” (their first album in 10 years; guests: Damien Jurado, Jazzie B, Suli Breaks, Nathan Balll, Caleb Femi, LSK, Gaika; new single: “Synthesizer”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Fat Tony“Exotica” (guest: Bun B; new single: “Je Ne Sais Quoi”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Carpark)
Melody Gardot“Sunset in the Blue” (producer: Larry Klein; new single: “Little Something,” feat. Sting; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Gorillaz“Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez” (guests: Elton John, Beck, Robert Smith, Peter Hook, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St. Vincent, Joan As Police Woman, etc.; Deluxe CD; Vinyl; Deluxe LP; Download; Deluxe Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Warner)
Nik Kershaw“Oxymoron” (See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Audio Network)
KIDZ BOP Kids“KIDZ BOP 2021” (44 songs; Neon Green Vinyl; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (KIDZ BOP)
Will Kimbrough“Spring Break” (solo acoustic album recorded, in Kimbrough’s words, “When the world broke, and we all took a break”; new single: “Trains”; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Daphne)
The Midnight Callers“Red Letter Glow” (new single: “Use Me”; See here; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW(JEM)
The Mountain Goats“Getting Into Knives” (recorded at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis; producer: Matt Ross-Spang; new single: “As Many Candles As Possible”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Merge)
Northcote (aka Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud)“Let Me Roar” (new single: “Keep on Saying Goodbye”; See here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Black Box Recordings)
Nothing But Thieves“Moral Panic” (first single: “Real Love Song”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download) » BUY NOW (RCA)
Pallbearer“Forgotten Days” (first single: “Forgotten Days”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download) » BUY NOW (Nuclear Blast)
Plants and Animals (Montreal indie rock trio)“The Jungle” (new single: “House on Fire”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Secret City)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra“Disney Goes Classical” (guests: Renée Fleming, Kaori Muraji, The Opera Men, Matteo Bocelli; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Decca)
Sevendust“Blood & Stone” (includes a cover of Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried to Live”; producer: Michael “Elvis” Baskette; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Rise)
Bruce Springsteen“Letter to You” (producers: Ron Aniello, Springsteen; new single: “Letter to You”; See here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Columbia)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 76” (22 songs; Download) » BUY NOW (NOW Music)
Laura Veirs“My Echo” (guests: Jim James, Bill Frisell, Karl Blau, Matt Ward, etc.; new single: “Burn Too Bright”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Raven Marching Band)
Wallows“Remote” (six-song EP; first single: “Nobody Gets Me [Like You]”; See here; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)

More Releases for Oct. 23, 2020 »

Other Notable Releases

Jekalyn CarrKari JobeFEVER 333
Mike BlockRachel BrookeCaleb Giles
Give Me a ReasonHands Like HousesJakko M Jakszyk
Xander MarsdenLuba MasonUlf Nilsson
Xavier OmärThe SubtheoryCory Wong
Zero 7Mat and Savanna ShawFrancesca Battistelli

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New Releases (Downloads)

Ben Harper“Winter Is For Lovers” (Opaque White Vinyl) » BUY NOW (ANTI- / Epitaph)
Winona Oak“SHE” (four-song EP; new single: “Piano in the Sky”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Neon Gold / Atlantic)
Okey Dokey“Once Upon One Time” (producers: Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, Darkside’s Dave Harrington, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Filip Nikolic, The Shins’ Yuuki Matthews; first single: “The Right Fit”; Hear here; CD and Vinyl out Nov. 6) » BUY NOW (Park the Van)
Rodney Rice“SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY” (producer: Andre Moran; Hear here) » BUY NOW (Moody Springs Music)
Smith & Myers (Brent Smith and Zach Myers, one-half of Shinedown)“Volume 2” (new single: “Bad At Love”; See here) » BUY NOW (Atlantic)
Juanita Stein (Howling Bells frontwoman)“Snapshot” (producer: Ben Hillier; new single: “Snapshot”; See here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Handwritten)
Jeff Tweedy“Love Is the King” (Hear here; CD and Vinyl, out Jan. 15; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (DBpm)
Valley“sucks to see you doing better” (six-song EP; See here) » BUY NOW (Universal Music Canada)
Zilched (Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Chloë Drallos)“DOOMPOP” (new single: “Sixteen”;
See here; Vinyl) » BUY NOW
(Young Heavy Souls)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Bobby Bare“Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus” (eight-CD box set, with 137 tracks and a 128-page hardcover book; Hear/read here) » BUY NOW (Bear Family)
Beastie Boys“Beastie Boys Music” (20-song compilation; Read here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, double opaque red and white LP; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Capitol / UMe)
Luke Combs“What You See Ain’t Always What You Get (Deluxe Edition)” (2019 album; with five bonus tracks; See here; Read here; Download; Apple Music; Merch) » BUY NOW (River House Artists / Columbia Nashville)
Dan Fogelberg“Greatest Hits [Vinyl]” (1982 compilation, featuring “Missing You” and “Make Love Stay,” both of which were previously unreleased tracks that were issued as singles off this best-of; 180-gram translucent blue and black swirl audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover and poster) » BUY NOW (Friday Music)
Greg Lake“The Anthology: A Musical Journey” (two-CD deluxe hardback set includes his solo recordings, plus King Crimson, collaborations and Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Vinyl) » BUY NOW (BMG Rights Management)
Little Richard“The Second Coming” (1972 album; remastered) » BUY NOW, “Lifetime Friend” (his final full-length album from 1986, featuring “Great Gosh A’Mighty,” which he performed in the hit film “Down and Out in Beverly Hills”; remastered, with two bonus tracks; See here) » BUY NOW (Omnivore Recordings)
Menswear“The Menswear Collection” (four-CD, 64-song box set, with B-sides, demos, live and unreleased tracks, 20-page booklet and five badges; Vinyl; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Bob Mould“Distortion: 1989-2019” (295 tracks on 24 CDs; Vinyl Box Set) » BUY NOW (Edsel / Demon Music Group)
Pearl Jam“MTV Unplugged” (all seven songs from the 1992 broadcast; Download; Merch) » BUY NOW (Epic / Legacy)
John Prine“Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums (1971-1980)” (seven-CD box set) » BUY NOW (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Shangri-Las“Remember: Hits & Rarities from the Bad Girls of Pop” (two-CD collection, 38 tracks) » BUY NOW (Charly)
Carla Thomas“Let Me Be Good To You: The Atlantic & Stax Recordings (1960-1968)” (four-CD collection; Read here) » BUY NOW (SoulMusic / Cherry Red)
Various artists“Bubblerock Is Here To Stay! The British Pop Explosion 1970-73” (three CDs, 85 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW(Grapefruit / Cherry Red)
Various artists“Right Back Where We Started From: Female Pop and Soul in Seventies Britain” (three CDs, 77 songs; Read here; Amazon UK) » BUY NOW(RPM / Cherry Red)

More Releases for Oct. 23, 2020 »

Reissues (Downloads)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings“Just Dropped in to See What Condition My RENDITION was in!” (13-song compilation of covers, including a few previously unreleased versions; new single: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”; Hear here; Read here; Apple Music) » BUY NOW (Daptone)

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DVD / Blu-ray

Linda Ronstadt, et al“Linda and the Mockingbirds [Digital]” (new documentary capturing Ronstadt’s 2019 journey to Mexico with a group of young students, visiting Sonora, her grandfather’s hometown, for a concert by Los Cenzontles [The Mockingbirds]; directed and produced by James Keach; See here; Read here) » BUY NOW (Shout! Factory)

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Next Week: Oct. 30, 2020

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