“Younger at Most Everything,” Kyle Morgan – Feb. 25

“Death of a Hummingbird,” Jack Barksdale – March 4

“Metamorphosis,” Cloud Cult – March 4

“Gershwin Country,” Michael Feinstein – March 11

“We Are the Apocalypse,” Dark Funeral – March 18

“Goddess,” Slaegt – March 18

“RAISED,” Hailey Whitters – March 18

“Present Tense,” Yumi Zouma – March 18

“Drifter,” Young Prisms – March 25

“Only Ever Always,” Love & The Outcome – April 1

“Solace,” Held By Trees – April 22

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“Live and Dangerous,” Thin Lizzy – March 25

“Aqualung (The 2011 Steven Wilson Stereo Remix),” Jethro Tull – July 1


“The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones,” Lesley-Ann Jones – July 12

“Hit Girls: Women of Punk in the USA, 1975-1983,” Jen B. Larson – Aug. 9

“A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival,” John Lingan – Aug. 9

“Two Days That Shook the World: Elton John Live at Dodger Stadium,” Terry O’Neill – Aug. 24

“How to Write a Song That Matters,” Dar Williams – Sept. 6


“James Bond: The Daniel Craig 5-Film Collection,” Daniel Craig, et al – March 1

“Top Gun (Special Collector’s Edition),” Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, et al – May 17

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Sorry 4 The Wait,” Lil Wayne (2011 mixtape, making its digital debut; Hear here; Young Money / Republic)

“dirty tapes,” dvr (five-song EP; new single: “Drugs”; Hear here; XL Recordings)

“Reflections,” ARTIFAS (Hear here; Imagen)

“Morning Star,” Thomas Heflin (Hear here; Blue Canoe)

“Turn the Music Up Loud,” Chris Pastore (Hear here; NEP)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Break the Man, Tears For Fears |
Love Is Selfish, Jack White |
Forgotten, Korn |
Never Want to Be Kissed, North Mississippi Allstars feat. William Bell |
THE REV3NGE, Joey Bada$$ |
Need You Tonight, JP Cooper feat. RAY BLK |
No More Kissing in the Rain, Trentemøller
Social Suicide, Beshken |
Fuck Your Labels, Carlie Hanson |
Rush, Raveena |
All Night, S-X feat. Trippie Redd |
Everything She Ain’t, Hailey Whitters
Gotta Go Fast, Blue Lab Beats feat. Poppy Daniels |
One Way Out of a Hole, Cloud Cult
Talk About Nothing, Brenda Cay |
Lights Down Low, The Thing with Feathers |
Dive In (Barebones Sessions), Molosser |
Jackson County, Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire
Beyond Borders, Ruth Koleva feat. Diggs Duke |
Blindhorse Blues, Ashlyn Marie
Sleeping Alone, Jake Banfield |
Shy, Molly Moore |


Chris Montez (80)
Françoise Hardy (78)
William Hart [The Delfonics] (77)
Mick Taylor (74)
Jeff Berlin (69)
Sheila Hutchinson [The Emotions] (69)
Steve Earle (67)
Paul Young (66)
Susanna Hoffs (63)
John Crawford [Berlin] (62)
Shabba Ranks (56)
Richard Hawley (55)
Tiësto (53)
Kid Rock (51)
Ricky Wilson [Kaiser Chiefs] (44)
Zooey Deschanel (42)
Ray J (41)
Amanda Wilkinson (40)
Calvin Harris (38)
Jeremiah Fraites [The Lumineers] (36)


Blowfly (1939-2016)

Johnny Otis (1921-2012)

Don Kirshner (1934-2011)

Billy Stewart (1937-1970)


“Let’s have a picnic, go to the park
Rolling in the grass ’til long after dark”

 RELEASED ON JAN. 17 … IN 1974 

“Court and Spark,” Joni Mitchell (her fifth album, featuring “Help Me,” “Free Man in Paris” and “Raised on Robbery”; it reached No. 2 on the Billboard chart, and “Help Me” was her only Top 10 hit; producer: Mitchell; Asylum)


Jon Lind (songwriter wrote “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy For You,” “Save the Best for Last,” etc.)


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