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Published on December 28th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 28, 2021



“Love One Another,” Big Al and the Heavyweights – Feb. 11, 2022

“So Close to Heaven,” Lionville – Feb. 11, 2022

“Looking For Space,” Mild Orange – Feb. 11, 2022

“One Note Symphony: Live In Tel Aviv,” Alan Parsons – Feb. 11, 2022

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“Jon Savage’s 1977-1979: Symbols Clashing Everywhere,” various artists – Jan. 28, 2022


“Queen As It Began: The Authorised Biography,” Jim Jenkins & Jacky Smith – June 9, 2022

“The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer: Radicalism, Resistance and Rebellion,” Gregor Gall – Aug. 23, 2022


“House of Gucci,” Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, et al – Jan. 31, 2022

“Last Man Standing: The Complete Ninth Season,” Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, et al – Feb. 8, 2022

“King Richard,” Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, et al – Feb. 8, 2022

“An American Werewolf in London,” David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, et al – March 15, 2022

“The Flight of the Phoenix (The Criterion Collection),” James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine, et al – March 22, 2022

“love jones (The Criterion Collection),” Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, et al – March 29, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Wattage!,” The Explorers Club (Hear here; Apple Music; Goldstar Recordings)

“The World Of (((S))),” (((S))) (10-song collection; Hear here; Aenaos)

“This Is My Moment,” Becky Raisman (three-song EP; producers: Tyler Cain, Tyler Shamy, Killer Cruisen; first single: “Summertime Sugar”; Becky Raisman)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Moth To A Flame (Extended Mix), Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd
Bats in the Belfry, Big Big Train


Edgar Winter (75)
Dick Diamonde [The Easybeats] (74)
Richard Clayderman (68)
Martha Wash (68)
Nigel Kennedy (65)
Mike McGuire [Shenandoah] (63)
Ana Torroja (62)
Marty Roe (61)
Jocelyn Enriquez (47)
John Legend (43)
Frank Turner (40)
David Archuleta (31)


Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)

Lemmy (1945-2015)

John Bradbury (1953-2015)

Frankie Randall (1938-2014)

Billy Taylor (1921-2010)

Jerry Orbach (1935-2004)

Dennis Wilson (1944-1983)

Max Steiner (1888-1971)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Eduard Strauss (1835-1916)


“You turned the tap dance into your crusade”

 RELEASED ON DEC. 28 … IN 2004 

“Get Lifted,” John Legend (his debut album, featuring “Ordinary People,” “Number One” and “So High”; it won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, and Legend also won Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Ordinary People”; producers: Legend, Dave Tozer, Kanye West,; GOOD Music / Columbia)


> Adele’s ’30’ Spends Fifth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 | Billboard

> Brandi Carlile, Mickey Guyton & More To Honor Joni Mitchell At MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala | Music Row

> 10 Bands That Only Ever Released One Good Album | WhatCulture

> Henry Rollins On Retiring From Music: “There’s No More Toothpaste In the Tube” | Consequence

> Shane MacGowan Wants a Lot More of Life | The New York Times

> BrooklynVegan’s Top 50 Albums of 2021 | BrooklynVegan

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