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Published on May 19th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 19, 2021



“Infernum in Terra,” A Pale Horse Named Death – Sept. 24

“ODDfellows,” Information Society – Aug. 6

“To the Passage of Time,” Jason Eady – Aug. 27

“The Awesome Album,” Mouse Rat – Aug. 27

“FUTURE PAST,” Duran Duran – Oct. 22

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“Heart In Motion (30th Anniversary Edition),” Amy Grant – July 9

“Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing,” Joseph Spence – July 16

“The Wind Is Strong …” and “Wappinschaw,” Cindytalk – July 30


“Justice,” Justin Bieber – June 25

“Lean Into It – The Singles,” Mr. Big – July 16

“Night Songs,” Cinderella – July 23

“Planet Rock,” Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force – Sept. 17

“A Prince Among Thieves,” Prince Paul – Sept. 24

“De La Soul Is Dead,” De La Soul – Oct. 8


“Little Wing: The Jimmy McCulloch Story,” Paul Salley – July 2

“Metallica: The $24.95 Book,” Ben Apatoff – Aug. 1

“Dead Straight Guide to The Jam,” Rick Buckler and Ian Snowball – Aug. 3

“Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements,” Bill Sullivan – Aug. 3

“Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar,” Miles Marshall Lewis – Aug. 17


“The Carol Burnett Show Variety Pack,” Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, et al – June 15

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Tough Cookies: Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts,” Low Cut Connie (23 songs, featuring covers of Prince, Cardi B, Madonna, David Bowie, Bill Withers, etc.; See here; Contender)

“Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven,” No Joy (five-song EP; See here; Joyful Noise Recordings)

“Feed the Moon,” Yard of Blondes (producer: Billy Graziadei; Hear here; Secret Pole Dance Music)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

INVISIBLE, Duran Duran
Wolves, Garbage
Maybe Your Heart’s Not in It No More, The Wallflowers
Walls, Cher
Savage Good Boy, Japanese Breakfast
Misery, Kate Nash
So Long, Tim Ayre
Daylight, The Glorious Sons
Chondromalacia Patella, black midi
Fingers, Gawain and the Green Knight
Surf Lullaby, Grubby Little Hands
The Walls Are Way Too Thin, Holly Humberstone
America’s Cup, Pond
RHINO / SANTA MONICA, Linda Cushma Oxygene8
Logic Is Lost, Beverlee
Spinning, LBR DPT
Strange (But I Like It), STACEY
What You Really Want, James Alphonse
Drinkin Alone, Cooper Bloom
Alright, Okay, Vintage Fiction


Herbie Flowers (83)
Pete Townshend (76)
Paul Brady (74)
Tom Scott (73)
Dusty Hill (72)
Grace Jones (70)
Barbara Joyce Lomas [B.T. Express] (69)
Phil Rudd (67)
Martyn Ware [Heaven 17] (65)
Yazz (61)
Iain Harvie [Del Amitri] (59)
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot [Curiosity Killed the Cat] (56)
Jenny Berggren [Ace of Base] (49)
Shooter Jennings (42)
Yo Gotti (40)
Tim McTague [Underoath] (38)
James Richardson [MGMT] (38)
Marshmello (29)
Sam Smith (29)


Frank Guida (1922-2007)

Freddie Garrity [Freddie and the Dreamers] (1936-2006)

Jimmy Lyons (1931-1986)

Coleman Hawkins (1901-1969)

 RELEASED ON MAY 19 IN … 1998 

“It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” DMX (the late rapper’s debut album, featuring “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” “Get at Me Dog,” “Stop Being Greedy” and “How’s It Goin’ Down”; producers: Dame Grease, P.K., Lil Rob, Swizz Beatz; Ruff Ryders / Def Jam)


> Spotify Is Launching a Virtual Concert Series, With Shows Priced at $15 Apiece (Variety)

> Demi Lovato Comes Out As Nonbinary (NPR)

> 10 Banned Rock + Metal Music Videos (Loudwire)

> Column: ‘What’s Going On’ Still Feels Urgent, Still Feels Now (Chicago Tribune)

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