Updates / Additions

New Releases

“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 88,” various artists – Oct. 27

“The Maybe Man,” AJR – Nov. 3

“The Doman Tracks,” Heather Anne Lomax – Nov. 3

“The Comeback Kid,” Marnie Stern – March 8, 2024

Reissues

“I’m Just a Prisoner” and “Stand By Your Man,” Candi Staton – Oct. 27

“Greatest Hits,” Willie Nelson – Nov. 3

“Valentine Demos,” Snail Mail – Nov. 3

This Week's Vinyl Releases

Vinyl

“Mommy’s Little Monster (40th Anniversary),” Social Distortion – Nov. 10

“Fush Yu Mang,” Smash Mouth – Nov. 24

Just Released

(Surprise releases + more)

“Autumn Variations (Fan Living Room Sessions),” Ed Sheeran (bonus performances recorded at the homes of 14 fans between recent tour dates; See/Read here; Gingerman / Atlantic)

“3D: The Remixes,” Jung Kook (seven-song EP; Read here; BIGHIT MUSIC)

“Double,” Michele Morrone (Italian actor-singer’s second album; See here; Republic)

“Finish What You Started,” kerri (guests: Skinny Atlas, VITO; new single: “Next Time I’ll Choose Love”; See here; Nettwerk)

“Sines and Symptoms,” Liam Barrack (four-song EP; producer: Ryan Worsley; Hear here; Liam Barrack) 

“Bury the Lede,” Dessa (rapper-singer’s first album in five years; new single: “Decoy”; See here; Doomtree)

“PEACH,” PEACH (Bristol desert-rock, post-punk group’s debut album; producer: Peter Miles; See here; PEACH)

“Love, Hope, Nostalgia,” DiElle (five-song EP; new single: “Stone By Stone”; Hear here; DiElle) 

“Always & Always,” The Julies (full-length debut album; producer: Kyle Pulley; Hear here; Lost in Ohio)

“Downtown!,” Equipment Pointed Ankh (Louisville, KY band’s fourth album; Hear here; Torn Light)

“One Lover Leaves,” Mike O’Dowd (Australian indie-folk artist’s debut album; Hear here; Mike O’Dowd Music)

“Granny Music,” GIRL SCOUT (five-song EP; new single: “Bruises”; See here; Made Music)

“Burn You Up,” Lucia Stavros (producer: Kevin Abdella; new single: “Lena Lightly”; Hear here; Stavros Productions)

“Selective Deafness,” Menajerie (Meanjin/Brisbane-based neo-soul group’s eight-song debut EP; See here; Menajerie)

“Let’s Play Again,” Creatures at Play (Hear here; Creatures at Play)

If you're gonna have a hit / You gotta make it fit / So they cut it down to 3:05

New Songs Playlist

(Click on title to stream)

How I Love You, Rhodes
Icarus, Cattle & Cane
Young in America, Barns Courtney
Calabasas, Goldfinch
I Hate You, NEEDSHES
Burning Bridges, milkshed.
San Jose, Spunsugar
r(EMOTE), L’Rain
Ripe, JHart
BAD START, StrateJacket
Dixie, Caskey
Reverse, Zacari
embarrassing, Britta Raci
Afterlife, KID BLOOM
Good Time (1:08), Jagwar Twin
Rose Colored Lenses, Jenny Stenger
C’est la vie, The Bankes Brothers

R.I.P.

Russell Batiste (drummer for Funky Meters and Vida Blue)

This Week In … 1997

(Source: Billboard)

No. 1 – “Honey,” Mariah Carey

Biggest Mover Within the Top 40 – “My Love Is the Shhh!,” Something for the People feat. Trina & Tamara (from No. 31 to No. 22)

Top Debut (No. 2) – “4 Seasons of Loneliness,” Boyz II Men

Biggest Mover Within the Hot 100 – “Avenues,” Refugee Camp All Stars feat. Pras (from No. 68 to No. 46)

Shoulda Been a Bigger Hit – “Free,” Ultra Naté

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