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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Herb Alpert “Music Volume 3 – Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass” (first single: “Wade in the Water”; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Herb Alpert Presents)
Amaranthe “Helix” (first album with new singer Nils Molin; first single: “365”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Spinefarm)
Richard Ashcroft “Natural Rebel” (producers: Ashcroft, Jon Kelly, Emre Ramazanoglu; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (RPA / BMG Rights Management)
The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn-based Americana duo) “Some People I Know” (first single: “Frankie”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Compass)
Neneh Cherry “Broken Politics” (producer: Four Tet; first single: “Shot Gun Shack”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Smalltown Supersound / Awal Recordings)
Cloud Nothings “Last Building Burning” (first single: “The Echo of the World”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Carpark)
Raheem DeVaughn “Decade of a Love King” (guests: Phil Ade, Chaz French, Yahzarah, Fat Trel, Roxy Reynolds; new single: “What It Feels Like”; See here; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Disturbed “Evolution” (producer: Kevin Churko; first single: “Are You Ready”; See here; Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; Digital Deluxe Edition; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (Reprise)
Rachel Eckroth “When It Falls” (producer: bassist/husband Tim Lefebvre; guests: Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Matt Chamberlain, Gary Novak, Sterling Campbell; first single: “Call My Name”; See here; On Tour, with Rufus Wainwright) (Rachel Eckroth)
Empress Of “Us” (new single: “When I’m With Him”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Terrible)
Ace Frehley “Spaceman” (includes a cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back”; new single: “Rockin’ With the Boys”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (eOne Music)
Greta Van Fleet (Michigan rock quartet) “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” (producers: Marlon Young, Al Sutton, Herschel Boone; new single: “Watching Over”; Hear here; Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Lava / Republic)
Handsome Jack “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” (producer: Ben McLeod; first single: “Keep On”; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Alive Naturalsound)
How to Dress Well “The Anteroom” (producers: How to Dress Well, Joel Ford; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Domino)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Live From the Ryman” (recorded during six sold-out shows in 2017; first single: “Cumberland Gap”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Southeastern)
Elle King “Shake the Spirit” (guest: Cameron Neal; first single: “Good Thing Gone”; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (RCA)
Kings of Spade (rock band formed in Honolulu and now based in L.A.) “Kings of Spade” (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: “Way She Goes”; See here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Kings of Spade / Soundly Music)
Lay (of EXO) “NAMANANA” (features dual English and Mandarin versions of 11 new songs; See here; Read here) (SM Entertainment)
Martina McBride “It’s the Holiday Season” (recorded with more than 35 musicians at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studio in Nashville; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Broken Bow)
Minus the Bear “Fair Enough” (the Seattle indie rock band’s final EP; first single: “Fair Enough”; Hear here; Vinyl; Coke Bottle Colored Vinyl; iTunes; The Farewell Tour) (Suicide Squeeze)
Yoko Ono “Warzone” (on her 20th album, she reimagines 13 of her songs from 1970-2009; first single: “Warzone”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Chimera Music)
Papercuts “Parallel Universe Blues” (first single: “Laughing Man”; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Slumberland)
Saliva “10 Lives” (first single: “Some Shit About Love”; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour) (Refuse to Lose Music)
Shining (Norwegian jazz-metal trio) “Animal” (producers: Shining, Sean Beavan; new singles: “Animal” and “Everything Dies”; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Spinefarm)
Twenty2 “Nice Knowin’ Ya” (six-song EP is the Quebec punk-rock group’s first new music in 10 years; producer: Gautier Marinof; guests: Stephen Egerton, Al Nolan; new single: “Won’t Hate”; See here; Download; iTunes) (New School)
2CELLOS “Let There Be Cello” (See here; Download; iTunes) (Portrait / Sony Masterworks)
Various artists “Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches” (three-CD, 57-track set featuring nine new or previously unreleased songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Tom Russell, Tim Robbins and John Wesley Harding, plus past contributions from Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, Roger McGuinn, Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, etc.; Hear here; Download; iTunes) (Appleseed Recordings)
Becky Warren “Undesirable” (producer: Dan Knobler; first single: “We’re All We Got,” feat. Amy Ray; NPR First Listen; See here; iTunes; On Tour) (Becky Warren)
CeCe Winans “Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” (first single: “It’s Christmas”; Hear/read here; Download; iTunes) (Pure Springs Gospel / Thirty Tigers)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Blue Largo (San Diego-based nine-piece original vintage R&B band) “Before the Devil Steals Your Soul” (producers: guitarist Eric Lieberman, Nathan James; first single: “Wash Away”; On Tour) (Coffeegrinds)
Nothing But Thieves “What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way?” (four-song EP; producer: Jim Abbiss; mixed by David Sardy; See here; Vinyl; iTunes; eBay; On Tour; Merch) (RCA)
Phony Ppl (Brooklyn-based soul/jazz quintet) “mō’zā-ik.” (new single: “somethinG about your love.”; NPR First Listen; iTunes; On Tour) (300 Entertainment)

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Barenaked Ladies “Stunt (20th Anniversary Edition)” (1998 album, featuring “One Week”; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD featuring the 1999 documentary “Barenaked in America” about the band’s “Stunt” tour directed by longtime fan Jason Priestley; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; On Tour, with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall; Merch) (Rhino)
Collective Soul “7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001” (13-song compilation, originally released in 2001; See here; eBay; On Tour) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
The Cranberries “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Deluxe Edition)” (25th anniversary reissue of their 1993 debut album; remastered at Abbey Road under the supervision of band member Noel Hogan, with a second CD of outtakes, B-sides, their debut EP and early cassette demos; See here; 4-CD Box Set, with 30 unreleased tracks, live tracks from 1991-94 and John Peel and RTE radio sessions, plus postcards, poster, etc.; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay) (Island / UMe)
Filter “The Very Best Things (1995-2008)” (14-song compilation, originally released in 2009; See here) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Lefty Frizzell “An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings” (20-CD, 361-track box set with 264-page hardcover book; eBay) (Bear Family)
Dua Lipa “Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)” (expanded version of her 2017 debut album, featuring “Electricity,” a new collaboration with Silk City, aka Mark Ronson and Diplo, and new track “Kiss and Make Up” with K-pop superstars BLACKPINK; See here; Download; iTunes; On Tour) (Warner)
Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)” (biographical film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, opens Oct. 24 in the U.K. and Nov. 2 in the U.S.; See here; Target-Exclusive CD, with collectible band poster; Download; iTunes; eBay; three-week, 10-show residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas with Adam Lambert; Fandango; Merch) (Hollywood)
R.E.M. “R.E.M. at the BBC” (eight-CD, one-DVD box set covering live sessions from 1984 to 2004; Hear here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Frank Sinatra “Frank Sinatra Sings For Only the Lonely (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1958 album; newly mixed in stereo, with four bonus tracks; Standard CD; Vinyl; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Capitol / UMe)
Lindsey Stirling “Warmer in the Winter (Deluxe Edition)” (2017 holiday album; with five bonus tracks; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs; Vinyl; Download) (Concord)
Various artists “Damaged Goods (1988-2018)” (two-CD, 37-song compilation, featuring tracks by Manic Street Preachers, Billy Childish, The Sniveling Shits, The Revillos, Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, The Priscillas, Thee Headcoatees, etc.; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) (Damaged Goods)
Various artists “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” (five-CD box set, with 56-page book; Read here; Download; iTunes; eBay; Merch) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Whitesnake “Unzipped” (five-CD, one-DVD collection of unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20-plus years, along with rarities, demos, music videos, etc.; Hear here; Vinyl; Download; Digital Deluxe Edition; Digital Super Deluxe Edition; iTunes; eBay) (Rhino)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Artist: Title: Label:
Kiki Dee “Loving & Free” (1973 album, produced by Elton John and Clive Franks; iTunes; eBay) (Edsel)

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Highlights: New stuff – Boy George and Culture Club … Robyn … Andrea Bocelli … “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 68” … David Crosby … Jessie J … Tom Odell … Laura Gibson … Mike Love … Ingrid Michaelson … Chris Tomlin … Dillon Carmichael … Tasha … Saves The Day … Devour the Day … William Shatner … Mitch Ryder … Hush Kids … etc.; Reissues – The Kinks … Diana Ross … “NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary” … 98° … Pixies … Gwen Stefani … Semisonic … The Crazy World of Arthur Brown … The Action … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Barbra Streisand … The Prodigy … Rosanne Cash … Pistol Annies … Rodney Crowell … Dead Can Dance … Marianne Faithfull … Randy Houser … David Archuleta … Claire Richards … Richard Lloyd … etc.; Reissues – Eagles … Metallica … Bob Dylan … The Moody Blues … Badfinger … Melissa Manchester … Mott the Hoople … Rod McKuen … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Muse … Roger Waters … Rhett Miller … All That Remains … Sarah Brightman … Hanson … Stephen Pearcy … Larkin Poe … Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers … The Revivalists … Red Dragon Cartel … Ace of Cups … etc.; Reissues – The Beatles … The Jimi Hendrix Experience … Fleet Foxes … Al Green … Jethro Tull … Soft Cell … Warren Zevon … “The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions” … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Mariah Carey … Michael Bublé … Mumford & Sons … The Smashing Pumpkins … Mark Knopfler … Boyzone … P.O.D. … Shawn Mullins … Kevin Smith … etc.; Reissues – Fleetwood Mac … Chris Cornell … The Rolling Stones … Lulu … Massive Attack … Lee Michaels … Marillion … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Rita Ora … Cliff Richard … Laibach … Holly Golightly … etc.; Reissues – Chic … Take That … Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves … Calexico … Amy Macdonald … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The 1975 … Clean Bandit … Jeff Tweedy … Reverend Horton Heat … Light Years … etc.; Reissues – Big Brother & The Holding Co. … Howard Jones … The Fall … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – John Mellencamp … Coldplay … Van Morrison … Brett Young … Cold War Kids … LP … “Mary Poppins Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” … Eddie Palmieri … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Within Temptation … etc.; Reissues – Valerie Carter … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Old Sea Brigade … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Bring Me the Horizon … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Joe Jackson … Ronnie Milsap … Sharon Van Etten … Alice Merton … Maggie Rogers … The Steel Woods … Lost Under Heaven … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Meghan Trainor … Dee White … Say Anything … Rudimental … Puppy … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Ward Thomas … White Lies … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Analea Brown … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Yann Tiersen … etc.


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