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New Releases (CDs / Vinyl)

Allie X“Cape God” (guests: Troye Sivan, Mitski; new single: “Love Me Wrong”; See here; Amazon UK; Vinyl; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Twin Music)
Russ Ballard“It’s Good to Be Here” (first single: “Kickin’ the Can”; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (BMG Rights Management)
Best Coast“Always Tomorrow” (their first album in five years; new single: “Everything Has Changed”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Concord)
BTS“Map of the Soul 7” (Read here; Special Editions; Amazon UK; Target; Merch) (Big Hit Entertainment)
The Chainsmokers“World War Joy” (guests: 5 Seconds of Summer, blink-182, Illenium, Lennon Stella, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign, Bülow, Amy Shark, Kygo, Sabrina Claudio; See here; Amazon UK; Download, released on Dec. 6; Apple Music; On Tour) (Disruptor / Columbia)
Greg Dulli“Random Desire” (the Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman’s first solo album under his own name; first single: “Pantomima”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Royal Cream / BMG Rights Management)
Grimes“Miss Anthropocene” (producers: Grimes, i_o, Chris Greatti; new single: “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target) (4AD)
Guided by Voices“Surrender Your Poppy Field” (first single: “Volcano”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (GBV Inc.)
Sarah Harmer“Are You Gone” (the Canadian singer-songwriter’s first album in 10 years; first single: “New Low”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; On Tour) (Arts & Crafts)
King Krule“Man Alive!” (new single: “Cellular”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (True Panther Sounds / Matador)
Sonny Landreth“Blacktop Run” (producers: RS Field, Tony Daigle; first single: “Blacktop Run”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Provogue / Mascot Label Group)
Pat Metheny“From This Place” (first single: “America Undefined”; Hear here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Nonesuch)
Agnes Obel“Myopia” (first single: “Island of Doom”; See here; Read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Blue Note)
Ozzy Osbourne“Ordinary Man” (his first new solo music in nearly 10 years, featuring producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan on bass and Chad Smith on drums; new single: “Ordinary Man,” feat. Elton John; Hear here; Vinyl; Picture Disc; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; Merch) (Epic)
Karen Peck & New River“Lift His Name” (new single: “The Book”; See here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Daywind)
Polaris (Sydney metalcore outfit)“The Death of Me” (producers: Polaris, Lance Prenc, Scott Simpson; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (SharpTone)
Katie Pruitt“Expectations” (producers: Pruitt, Mike Robinson; new single: “Loving Her”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Rounder)
Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree“Names of North End Women” (new single: “Words Out of the Haze”; See here; Vinyl; Download) (Mute)
Sweet Lizzy Project“Technicolor” (guests: The Mavericks; new single: “Travel to the Moon”; See/read here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Mono Mundo Recordings / Thirty Tigers)
Wilsen“Ruiner” (producer: Andrew Sarlo; new single: “Ruiner”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour, with Poliça) (Secret City / Dalliance Recordings)
Yacht Rock Revue“HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS” (one of the songs, “Big Bang,” was co-written with Matthew Wilder; producer: Ben Allen; first single: “Step”; See here; Vinyl; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (PleaseRock)

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Other Notable Releases

“Everyone Loves You … Once You Leave Them,” The Amity Affliction (Pure Noise)
“The Return,” DEEP ENERGY ORCHESTRA (7D Media)
“III,” Demons & Wizards (Century Media)
“Forever Is a Pretty Long Time,” Elaquent (Mello Music Group)
“Envy,” Framing Hanley (Thermal Entertainment)
“Made Up Lost Time,” Kevin Garrett (KG Music)
“Two Truths and a Lie,” Pi Jacobs (Travianna)
“Still Flexin, Still Steppin,” Youngboy Never Broke Again (Never Broke Again, LLC)

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New Releases (Downloads)

Casey Abrams“Uncovered” (four-song EP) (Chesky)
Banoffee (aka Australian artist Martha Brown)“Look At Us Now Dad” (guests: Empress Of, CupcakKe, SOPHIE; first single: “Tennis Fan”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; Apple Music; Target; On Tour) (Cascine)
COIN“Dreamland” (new single: “Let It All Out [10:05]”; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) (The Committee for Sound & Mind)
Wyatt Edmondson (Americana/roots rock singer-songwriter)“If I Don’t Try” (five-song EP; producers: Shawn Byrne, Ryan Youmans; On Tour) (Wyatt Edmondson)
Gang of Four“This Heaven Gives Me Migraine” (five-track EP features three new recordings, with two spoken interludes by co-founder Andy Gill, who died on Feb. 1; new single: “The Dying Rays”; See here) (Gill Music Ltd.)
Jason Lee McKinney Band“Pieces” (producer: Kevin Houston; new single: “Pieces”; Hear here; Vinyl; On Tour) (Bonfire Recording Co.)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 21, 2020 »

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Reissues (CDs / Vinyl)

Eric Burdon & The Animals“When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-1968” (five-CD box set features the albums “Winds of Change,” “The Twain Shall Meet,” “Every One of Us,” “Love Is” and a mono version of “Winds of Change,” with 10 bonus tracks; remastered from the original master tapes; Amazon UK; On Tour) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
Neneh Cherry“Raw Like Sushi (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “Buffalo Stance”; remastered three-CD set includes rare mixes by Massive Attack, Arthur Baker, Smith N Mighty, etc., and a 48-page 12 x 12 book; See here; Vinyl; Standard CD; Amazon UK; Download) (Virgin / UMe)
Miles Davis“Music From and Inspired By Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, A Film By Stanley Nelson” (14 songs, including “Hail to the Real Chief,” a new track featuring unreleased Davis studio trumpet performances; Hear here; See here; Read here; Amazon UK; Download; Apple Music; Merch) (Columbia / Legacy)
Erasure“Chorus (Deluxe Edition)” (1991 album, featuring “Chorus,” “Love to Hate You,” “Am I Right?” and “Breath of Life”; remastered three-CD set includes B-sides, classic and new remixes, live recordings and unreleased tracks; See here; Amazon UK) (Mute)
The Five Americans“Progressions” (1967 album; remastered; Gold Vinyl) (Sundazed Music)
Peter Green“The End of the Game (50th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition)” (1970 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Amazon UK) (Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red)
B.B. King“Nothing But Hits: Classic Singles On The US Charts 1951-1961” (24 songs on one CD) (Jasmine)
Nicole C. Mullen“Redeemer: The Best of Nicole C. Mullen” (17-song compilation) (Word)
Porcupine Tree“In Absentia (Deluxe Edition)” (2002 album, featuring “Blackest Eyes”; four-disc box set featuring remastered stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes, additional studio recordings, unreleased demos and a new feature length Lasse Hoile directed documentary on Blu-ray, with 100-page book; See here; Amazon UK) (Kscope)
Mister Rogers“Bedtime” (1992 album; remastered), “You Are Special” (1992 album; remastered), “You’re Growing” (1992 album; remastered), “Coming and Going” (1997 album; remastered) (Omnivore Recordings)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels“Sockin’ It To You: The Complete Dynovoice / New Voice Recordings” (three-CD digipak contains all five of their albums for Bob Crewe’s labels, plus non-LP 45 releases; Read here; Amazon UK) (RPM / Cherry Red)
Simon & Garfunkel“Bridge Over Troubled Water [Vinyl]” (50th anniversary gold-colored vinyl LP pressing; Merch) (Sony UK)
Sixpence None the Richer“Divine Discontent” (2002 album, featuring a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”; remastered) (Reprise)
The Staple Singers“Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection [Vinyl]” (seven-LP box set features six studio albums, B-sides and live tracks; heavyweight 180-gram vinyl pressed at Memphis Record Pressing, available in hi-res 24-bit/192 kHz and 24-bit/96 kHz formats for the first time; includes deluxe booklet with archival photos and new liner notes; Amazon UK; Target) (Craft Recordings / Concord)
Various artists“C90” (three-CD, 63-song compilation of U.K. alt-rock and Britpop from 1990; See here; Read here; Amazon UK) (Cherry Red)
Hank Williams“Pictures From Life’s Other Side: The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings” (six-CD box set features newly remastered performances from his “Mother’s Best” radio transcriptions, with a book of more than 200 unpublished photos; Amazon UK) (BMG Rights Management)

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Reissues (Downloads)

Kelis“Kaleidoscope (Expanded Edition)” (2000 album, featuring “Caught Out There”; remastered, with six new remixes and edits; See here; Apple Music; On Tour) (Capitol / UMe)
Various artists“Buddah 360” (1969 compilation; 12 songs)(Buddah / Legacy)

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Highlights: New stuff – NCT 127 … Mac Miller … Caroline Rose … Mandy Moore … Phantogram … Brandy Clark … Silverstein … Stephen Malkmus … Lauv … José James … Cornershop … Deacon Blue … Pantha du Prince … Jim Lauderdale … Steep Canyon Rangers & Asheville Symphony … Body Count … Will Sexton … My Dying Bride … U.S. Girls … Jonathan Wilson … The Mastersons … CocoRosie … Honey Harper … etc.; Reissues – Simple Minds … The Human League … Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Grouplove … Niall Horan … Maria McKee … The Boomtown Rats … Deap Lips … Al Di Meola … Porches … Circles Around the Sun … The Shires … Deitrick Haddon … Circa Waves … Two Feet … Peter Bjorn and John … The Districts … The Bombpops … Rachel Reinert … Caitlyn Smith … etc.; Reissues – Spoon … Dion & The Belmonts … Floyd Cramer … Annette Funicello … Gordon MacRae … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Alicia Keys … The Weekend … Morrissey … Gordon Lighfoot … Adam Lambert … Kelsea Ballerini … Roger Eno and Brian Eno … Carla Olson … Conan Gray … The Dirty Knobs … Delta Rae … etc.; Reissues – Def Leppard … Sister Sledge … The Primitives … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Pearl Jam … Lilly Hiatt … Jessie Reyez … Waxahatchee … Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams … Parkway Drive … Vanessa Carlton … Tower of Power … Tesla … Little Dragon … Clem Snide … The Orb … The Suicide Machines … Brian Fallon … Kim Richey … Basia Bulat … etc.; Reissues – Donna Summer … The Everly Brothers … Duane Allman & Gregg Allman … Allman Joys … Hour Glass … Jim Capaldi … Ratt … Béla Fleck … The Shoes … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Dua Lipa … All Time Low … Ashley McBryde … Sam Hunt … M. Ward … Thievery Corporation … Hinds … Born Ruffians … Testament … August Burns Red … Roachford … Purity Ring … Mystery Jets … Thundercat … tētēma … TOPS … MAITA … Blanco White … etc.; Reissues – Bob Dylan … The Alan Parsons Project … Nina Simone … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – The Strokes … John Anderson … Grey Daze … Maddie & Tae … Nightwish … Sparta … Dennis DeYoung … Pokey LaFarge … Local H … Eliza Gilkyson … Watkins Family Hour … etc.; Reissues – Cat Stevens … etc.


Highlights: New stuff – Billy Ocean … Gregory Porter … Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets … Soul Asylum … EOB (Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien) … Danzig … Ron Sexsmith … Eric Hutchinson … etc.


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    Feb. 21, 2020 » BTS, Grimes, Ozzy Osbourne, The Chainsmokers, Best Coast, Agnes Obel, Pat Metheny, Greg Dulli, Guided By Voices, Sonny Landreth, Sarah Harmer, Allie X, COIN, etc.

    Feb. 28, 2020 » James Taylor, Robert Cray Band, Sérgio Mendes, Juiceboxxx, Caribou, Soccer Mommy, The Secret Sisters, Five Finger Death Punch, Matthews Southern Comfort, etc.

    March 6, 2020 » NCT 127, Mac Miller, Brandy Clark, Mandy Moore, Phantogram, Caroline Rose, Silverstein, José James, My Dying Bride, Stephen Malkmus, Jim Lauderdale, Lauv, Cornershop, Deacon Blue, Honey Harper, Pantha du Prince, etc.

    March 13, 2020 » Grouplove, Niall Horan, Chaka Khan, Maria McKee, The Boomtown Rats, “TROLLS: World Tour” soundtrack, Circles Around the Sun, The Districts, Al Di Meola, Peter Bjorn and John, Porches, Early James, Roomful of Blues, etc.

    More New Releases » March 20 and Beyond: Sam Smith, Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam, The 1975, Adam Lambert, The Airborne Toxic Event, Moby, Mandy Moore, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lilly Hiatt, Hayley Williams, Teddy Thompson, Waxahatchee, Caroline Rose, Weezer, Luke Bryan, Lucinda Williams, Lewis Watson, M. Ward, Robert Cray Band, Shopping, Lamb of God, The Psychedelic Furs, Mystery Jets, Billy Ocean, Built to Spill, Thievery Corporation, and many more.

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