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    Recorded in Helsinki, Paris and New York, Hey Clockface is the latest Elvis Costello & Sebastian Krys Production, following their collaboration on Elvis Costello and The Imposters’ GRAMMY-winning album Look Now. Hey Clockface also features contributions from Bill Frisell, Nels Cline and Steve Nieve. “I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful,” Costello said.

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    Loma Vista

    What started out in LA and was finished back in North Carolina at Esso’s home studio, Free Love asks major questions about self-image, self-righteousness, friendship, romance, and environmental calamity with enough warmth, playfulness, and magnetism to make you consider an alternate reality. These are Sylvan Esso’s most nuanced and undeniable songs—bold enough to say how they feel, big enough to make you join in that feeling.

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    Loma Vista

    In 2018, Margo Price claimed her rock star status at the Mother Church of Country Music. She was headlining the Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever, in a sold-out run of three nights that she had admittedly spent more time planning than her wedding. Now, Margo revisits the career-changing residency with the release of a new live album, Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman. With special guest appearances from Jack White, Emmylou Harris and Sturgill Simpson!

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    Fantasy

    And It’s Still Alright is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion. It's a commanding next step in Nathaniel's evolution into one of America's most vital and essential songwriters.

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    As chaos envelopes the world, Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled We Are Chaos was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture.

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    Loma Vista

    The Third Gleam marks a return to the Avett Brothers’ roots, both sonically and with Seth & Scott playing as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford. The eight tracks capture their personal experiences and perspectives on undeniably timely, universal themes: isolation, gun violence, incarceration, historical prejudice, mortality, resilience, love, hope, redemption.

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    Sub Pop

    Metz not only continues to push their music into new territories of dynamics, crooked melodies, and sweat-drenched rhythms, they explore the theme of growing up and maturing within a format typically suspended in youth. Covering seemingly disparate themes such as paternity, crushing social anxiety, addiction, isolation, media-induced paranoia, and the restless urge to leave everything behind, each of Atlas Vending’s ten songs offer a snapshot of today's modern condition.

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    Clipping reimagine horrorcore the way Jordan Peele does horror cinema: by twisting beloved tropes to make explicit their own radical politics of monstrosity, fear, and the uncanny. Visions of Bodies Being Burned contains sixteen scary stories disguised as rap songs, incorporating as much influence from Ernest Dickerson, Clive Barker, and Shirley Jackson as it does from Three 6 Mafia, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Brotha Lynch Hung.

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    Sugaregg roars from the speakers and jumpstarts both heart and mind. Like My Bloody Valentine after three double espressos, opener “Add It On” zooms heavenward within seconds, epitomizing the band’s newfound clarity of purpose, while the bass-driven melodies and propulsive beats of “Where to Start” and “Let You” are the musical equivalents of the sun piercing through a perpetually cloudy sky.

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    Brighter, more robust sounds made their way into the songs of Purple Noon and mark a new chapter for Ernest Greene as a producer and songwriter. The vocals are front and center, tempos are slower, beats bolder, and there’s a more comprehensive depth of dynamics. One can hear the luxuriousness of Sade, the sonic bombast of Phil Collins, and the lush atmosphere of the great Balearic beat classics.

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    Sub Pop

    After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them, on their second full-length, Sideways to New Italy.

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    Secretly Canadian

    Stevens’ eight studio LP is the long awaited follow-up to Carrie and Lowell. In the time between, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James Mcalister; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB).

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    Dead Oceans

    Amidst the current overwhelming uncertainty and upheaval of global and personal worlds, this reunion acts as both an escape from, and a confrontation of, trying times. Getting the band back together felt right, and necessary, and the friendship at the core of the band has been a longtime pillar of Bright Eyes’ output. For Bright Eyes, this long-awaited re-emergence feels like coming home.

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    Highway 20

    Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date. During the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career Williams has never rested on her laurels as she continues to push herself as a songwriter. On Good Souls Better Angels, she has much she needs to get out.

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    Third Man

    A total reinvention of an iconic instrument, all of the sounds heard on this album were made with a 1967 Emmons Push / Pull pedal steel guitar. This is the sound of Valhalla, of heaven, planetary alignment, of total eclipse. This is the sound of an angelic army roaring into battle. This is the heavy metal thunder of the future we were promised.

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    Third Man

    Los Angeles-based musician collective with a rotating cast featuring Mary Lattimore and William Tyler, playing instrumental, psychedelic folk music. Pedal Steel and Nylon String guitar intertwine to create ethereal crystalline drones and twinkling hypnotic moods. Simple music.

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  • New Release Round-Up 01-15-21

    Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP

    Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP - Mom & Pop Music
    Beach Bunny release their new EP Blame Game out via Mom+Pop Music. The new EP follows the band’s 2020 Billboard Top 10 debut album Honeymoon, which received 4 STARS from Rolling Stone - and a print profile - a multi-page critic’s essay from The New Yorker and features with The Cut, i-D, Paper, Nylon and many more. Where Honeymoon centered on the highs and lows of new love, Blame Game takes aim at toxic masculinity, sexism and the emotional labor of unreliable relationships. Blame Game was written in quarantine and recorded in Chicago over a week in August. The four new original songs are produced by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball, Remo Drive).


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)
    Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King
    Tyler Childers - Long Violent History
    You Me At Six - Suckapunch
    Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
    Zayn - Nobody Is Listening
    Accept - Too Mean To Die
    Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
    Why Don't We - The Good Times And The Bad Ones
    DaBaby - BLAME IT ON BABY [Deluxe 2LP]
    Matthew Sweet - Catspaw
    Trampled By Turtles - Blue Sky & The Devil
    Trampled By Turtles - Songs From A Ghost Town
    Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
    Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield [SYEOR 2021 LP]
    Talk Talk - It's My Life [SYEOR 2021 LP]
    Billie Joe + Norah - Foreverly [SYEOR 2021 Orange Ice Cream LP]
    Danny Elfman - Batman: Original Motion Picture Score [SYEOR 2021 Solid Turquoise LP]
    Danny Elfman - Dick Tracy (Original Score) [SYEOR 2021 Transparent Blue LP]
    Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song/Hey Hey What Can I Do [Vinyl-Single]
    21 Savage / Metro Boomin - SAVAGE MODE II
    Lil Tecca - Virgo World
    Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
    Kurt Vile - Speed Sound Lonely KV EP




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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground

     

    The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground - SPV
    The Dead Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as "The Voice Of Rock", Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: "They don't build rockers like him anymore". Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.


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  • New Release Round-Up 01-08-21

    Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted

    Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted - Nettwerk Records
    Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he long ago made the journey from street corners to stadiums – most notably with 'Let Her Go', which reached number 1 in 19 countries and which has now notched more than two billion plays on YouTube. For his latest album "Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted" Rosenberg explains, “I chose the album title because a lot of the songs are about drinking and the emotions felt around it” he explains. There are personal references Rosenberg adds, “I’ve recently gone through a break-up, which is always a rough time but can actually be very inspiring too. I spent a few months going out and drinking too much which was fun and heartbreaking and awful all at once. Some of the material is personal and some of it is about other people, either people I’ve met or fictional characters. That’s always been a Passenger thing: sad stories about people drenched in disappointment with that sense of what could have been.”


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    Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1)

    Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1) - Capitol
    A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1)—out this week via Capitol Records. Featured artists roster includes Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and more.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album
    Aaron Frazer - Introducing...
    Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent: Finale
    Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 20th Anniversary Collection [4LP Box Set]
    Steven Wilson - 12 THINGS I FORGOT [Vinyl]
    Beck - Hyperspace: 2020 Deluxe Edition
    Becca Stevens - Wonderbloom
    Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue
    Viagra boys - Welfare Jazz
    Greg Graffin - American Lesion [White LP]
    The Cars - Shake It Up [SYEOR 2021 Neon Green LP]
    K.D. Lang - Invincible Summer: 20th Anniversary Edition [SYEOR 2021 Yellow Flame LP]
    Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues [SYEOR 2021 Sky Blue LP]
    Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads [SYEOR 2021 Red Opaque 2LP]
    Strung Like a Horse - Whoa!
    Various Artists - Goodnight Songs For Rebel Girls
    Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation: 10th Anniversary Remix Edition
    Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful
    Call Me Spinster - Call Me Spinster EP


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  • New Release Round-Up 12-18-20

    Paul McCartney - McCartney III

    Paul McCartney - McCartney III - Capitol
    50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney releases McCartney III. Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between — captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul's array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley's original trio's double bass alongside Paul's own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few. Just as McCartney’s 1970 release marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.


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    Aluna - Renaissance

    Aluna - Renaissance - Mad Decent
    The desire for change stirs from the inside. We either listen to it-or not. Aluna chose to listen. After widespread critical acclaim as one-half of multi-platinum duo AlunaGeorge, the singer, songwriter, and producer established an unpredictable and undeniable signature sound on her 2020 solo debut, Renaissance.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Taylor Swift - evermore
    Drive-By Truckers - The New OK
    Mac Miller - Swimming In Circles [4LP]
    Mumford & Sons - Delta Diaries [CD Book Set]
    Conan Gray - Kid Krow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD w/ Autographed Booklet]
    Childish Gambino - Because The Internet [2LP]
    The Brummies - Automatic World
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Soul (Original Motion Picture Score) [LP]
    Jon Batiste - Music From And Inspired By Soul [LP]
    The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One
    Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts [Black/Green/White Splatter LP]
    Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side: 25th Anniversary Edition
    ENHYPEN - BORDER : DAY ONE [Dawn Version]
    Skip Marley - Higher Place EP
    NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 2 [Departure Ver.]
    James Blake - Before EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
    Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
    The Black Keys - Brothers: 10th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 2LP]
    Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop EP
    Lil Baby - My Turn [Deluxe]
    George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Live In Boston 1982: The Complete Concert [Deluxe 4LP]
    Between The Buried And Me - Colors [2020 Remix/Remaster 2LP]
    The Wedding Present & Friends - Not From Where I'm Standing
    Maggie Rogers - Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016


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  • New Release Round-Up 12-11-20

    Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)

    Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) - High Top Mountain
    Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)A true "mixtape for the fans", as Sturgill calls it, sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.


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    Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams - Plastic Bouquet

    Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams - Plastic Bouquet - New West Records
    Every December, Christchurch, NZ  enjoys the start of summer as Saskatoon, SK  begins to freeze over. For as far apart as these places may seem, you would never know it from the sound of Plastic Bouquet, the debut collaborative album between Saskatoon duo Kacy & Clayton and Christchurch singer and songwriter Marlon Williams.  While on tour across Europe in 2017, Kacy & Clayton quite literally stopped Marlon in his tracks. As if playing by divine design through the radio, the pair’s “Springtime of the Year” immediately enchanted him.  Soon thereafter, Marlon hopped a flight to Saskatoon and they wrote and recorded the bulk of what would become Plastic Bouquet. They unlocked undeniable chemistry.  With Plastic Bouquet, these three musicians find common ground in dusty country spun through a kaleidoscope of psychedelic soul and dreamy fifties delivery.  They created an ethnosphere that is more than the sum of its parts. It’s also the beginning of something very exciting.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
    The Kills - Little Bastards
    Laura Jane Grace - Stay Alive
    Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer
    Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow
    Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters [Deluxe]
    M. Ward - Think Of Spring
    Mumford & Sons - Delta Tour EP
    Deftones - White Pony: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2CD]
    Various Artists - Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019)
    Jeezy - The Recession 2
    The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction: 55th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Emerald 12in Single]
    Soulwax - Nite Versions [Limited 15 Anniversary Edition Pink & White LP]
    The Killers - Imploding The Mirage [LP]
    Big Sean - Detroit 2
    Neil Young - After The Gold Rush: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Def Leppard - Hits Vegas - Live At Planet Hollywood [Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
    Less Than Jake - Silver Linings
    Puscifer - Existential Reckoning
    John Prine - John Prine Live
    Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
    Majestica - A Christmas Carol



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  • New Release Round-Up 12-04-20

    Shawn Mendes - Wonder

    Shawn Mendes - Wonder - Island
    Grammy nominated Shawn Mendes returns with his fourth studio album Wonder, the follow up to 2018’s platinum Shawn Mendes.  Includes the first single, also entitled “Wonder” and 13 other tracks recorded over the course of 2020.  “Wrote an album. It’s called “Wonder”.  "It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been.  It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time.”


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    Frank Black - Christmass

    Frank Black - Christmass - Demon
    Demon Records is proud to present a new series of vinyl reissues from American singer-songwriter Black Francis / Frank Black. The first release in this new series is 'Christmass', a collection of acoustic performances from Frank Black's 2006 US solo tour. Recorded both live on stage and in hotel rooms whilst on the road, the album includes tracks from across Black's career. Highlights include stripped back renditions of Pixies' classics 'Where Is My Mind?', 'Cactus' and 'Wave Of Mutilation' along with 'I Burn Today', 'Bullet' and 'Nadine' from Black's solo albums. This new definitive vinyl edition is pressed on two 140g 'cactus' green vinyl.


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    Green Druid - At The Maw Of Ruin

    Green Druid - At The Maw Of Ruin - Earache Records
    2020 release from this metal band spawned in the mile-high city of Denver Colorado, the first city to legalize marijuana. Green Druid was nominated for 'Best Metal Band' at the 303 Magazine Awards. Album closer is a cover of UK trip-hop pioneers Portishead's 'Threads'.


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    Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection

    Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection - Republic
    A 7” singles box set comprising all of Amy Winehouse's singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums. Tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award for Amy in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The set also includes the Grammy Award winning ‘Body and Soul’, a duet with Tony Bennett. The singles are housed in individual picture sleeves and pressed on black vinyl. The box also features a 20-page lyrics booklet and a set of art cards.

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    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
    Tea For The Tillerman is arguably Cat Stevens’ best known and most cherished album. Originally released in November 1970, Universal Music will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in style on 20th November 2020 with a multi-format release suite, including a very special 5CD/BD/1LP/12” Live E.P. Super Deluxe Edition reissue of one of music’s most classic albums.  The Super Deluxe set features a brand new 2020 Remaster of the record, as well as a brand new 2020 Mix (overseen by Yusuf Islam producer / engineer David Hefti), with audio mixed from the original 1970 Island Records multi-track master tape. The 2020 Mix also appears on the 1LP which is 100% exclusive to this box set. CD3 features Yusuf’s brand new interpretations of these wonderful songs, Tea For The Tillerman², which is released on stand-alone formats on 18th September 2020. Yusuf has chosen to include it here in order to present the very most complete edition of the original album, and to show how these songs have evolved over their 50 year lifespan. CD4 features demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two wholly previously unreleased tracks (“Can This Be Love?” and “It’s So Good”), while CD5 features 25x live performances including 5 previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, 4 previously unreleased live performances from the 8th December 1970 show at Fillmore East, and 6 previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances in 1970/71. The Live At The Troubadour performance is also included in full on the live 12” E.P. (exclusive to this box). The Super Deluxe box set is rounded out with a BluRay featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as 8x previously unreleased live TV performances, 7 tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official “Father And Son” video.

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    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
    Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.


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    Grandson - Death Of An Optimist

    Grandson - Death Of An Optimist - Fueled By Ramen
    Grandson's debut EP trilogy of Modern Tragedy 1, 2, and 3, which turned Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and musician Jordan Edward Benjamin into a vocal spokesperson on some of today's most pressing political and social issues, Death Of An Optimist continues grandson's dynamic search for meaningful change with some of his most clear-eyed and assertive songwriting yet.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
    Margo Price - Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman
    Beyonce - Homecoming: The Live Album
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.
    The White Stripes - The White Stripes Greatest Hits
    Deafheaven - 10 Years Gone
    Coldplay - Christmas Lights [Limited Edition Blue 7in Vinyl]
    Stevie Nicks - Live In Concert: The 24 Karat Gold Tour
    Britney Spears - Glory: Deluxe [Opaque White 2LP]
    Steven Wilson - 12 Things I Forgot
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Island Recordings [11LP Box Set]
    Khruangbin - Late Night Tales: Khruangbin
    Calexico - Seasonal Shift
    YUNGBLUD - weird!
    Steve Perry - Traces: Alternate Versions & Sketches
    Rich The Kid & YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Nobody Safe
    Sigur Ros - Odin's Raven Magic
    Rory Gallagher - The Best Of
    Various Artists - The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [Red, Green & Clear Smoke 3LP]
    Twice - Eyes Wide Open (Story Version)
    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' [Limited Edition Orange Cassette]



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  • New Release Round-Up 11-27-20

    RSD Black Friday 2020


    RSD Black Friday
    is here, so start off your shopping season the right way by hitting your favourite record store and picking out some awesome gifts for your loved ones (and yourself).  As well as the fantastic variety of record store goodies we stock all year round there will of course be some special releases exclusive to record stores streeting that day. You can check out the list of those titles right here! And you can also head over to recordstoreday.com for more details.

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    Eleine - Dancing In Hell

    Eleine - Dancing In Hell - Black Lodge Records
    After a huge success with their EP "All Shall Burn" late 2019, Eleine now releases their third full-length album "Dancing In Hell". With a natural step into the darker and heavier sound Eleine delivers an album that sets a new standard within the symphonic metal genre with hard hitting, melodic and seductive metal that has become the renowned Eleine sound. With "Dancing In Hell", Eleine share stories of inner demons, strength and loss. You've surely been pushed down and even alone from time to time in the fight you're in, whatever that might be, right? Imagine yourself standing in the center of your own personal hell, but you have a smile on your face because you know that united we have the strength to push through. In "Dancing In Hell", you will find a legion to lean against and be a part of. Get ready to feel empowered like never before.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Miley Cyrus - Plastic Hearts
    Billie Joe Armstrong - No Fun Mondays
    Smashing Pumpkins - CYR
    Little Simz - Drop 6 EP
    Orville Peck - Show Pony EP
    William Prince - Gospel First Nation
    J. Lloyd - Kosmos
    Flogging Molly - Swagger: 20th Anniversary [Box Set]
    The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
    Widespread Panic - Coconut Image / Monkey Image Reissue [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Clutch - The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. 1
    Jesse Colin Young - Highway Troubadour
    Shakin' Stevens - Singled Out
    Various Artists - An Americana Christmas [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green/Red LP]
    Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self
    Cadaver - Edder & Bile
    Dream Theater - Distant Memories - Live In London [Box Set]



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  • What's New 11-20-20

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    Concord

    First released in 1995, Jewel's breakthrough debut Pieces of You dominated the charts with "Who Will Save Your Soul," "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games," making it one of the best-selling debut albums of all time. Across four compact discs, this special 25th anniversary reissue comprises the newly remastered album, B-sides, rarities, demos and outtakes, as well as live material.

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  • New Release Round-Up 11-20-20

    Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

    Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace - Bad Seed Ltd
    Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace is a concert film and live album by musician Nick Cave. It was filmed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan and features Cave performing solo on piano at Alexandra Palace in London. Idiot Prayer serves as the final film in a trilogy-along with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) and One More Time with Feeling (2016)-and was described by Cave as "it's luminous and heartfelt climax."


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    Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP

    Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP - Verve
    Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas are back with Friend Goals, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed major label debut album Green Balloon. This 6-track EP features collaborations from CHIKA, PJ Morton, and Duckwrth.


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    Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn

    Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn - Third Man Vinyl
    It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.  Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.  If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.


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    Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition

    Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition - Republic
    Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The 3x platinum My Life was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 1995. In ensuing years, Rolling Stone included the album on their 50 Essential Female Albums (#17), 100 Greatest Albums of the '90s (#63) and 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#279) lists. My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, originally released on November 29, 1994.

    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    mxmtoon - dawn/dusk
    The War On Drugs - Live Drugs
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui
    Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Nashville
    Sylvan Esso - WITH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2 LP]
    BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
    The Dirty Knobs - Wreckless Abandon
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Live In San Francisco '16
    Neil Diamond - Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra
    Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019
    Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)
    Local Natives - Sour Lemon EP
    Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley
    Iron Maiden - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City
    Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas
    Autechre - Plus
    Dame Shirley Bassey - I Owe It All To You
    Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
    Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia: 10th Anniversary Edition
    John Fogerty - Fogerty's Factory
    Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition
    Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder: Remastered
    Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
    Various Artists - '80s TV Classics - Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero


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  • What's New 11-13-20

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    Columbia

    Power Up is the long awaited new album from AC/DC, and the band’s 17th studio album. For Power Up, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.

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    Mascot

    As an all-time icon and Grammy-winning giant of jazz, we have grown used to seeing George Benson on the stages that befit his sky-high status. So it’s a rare treat – and a whole different thrill – to find this megastar going nose-to-nose with the breathless 250-capacity crowd at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, one of London’s most prestigious and famous venues.

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    Republic

    New Zealand's platinum sensation BENEE will release her highly anticipated debut album, Hey u x, on November 13. The genre-bending project features collaborations from Lily Allen, Grimes, Flo Milli, Mallrat, Kenny Beats & more. Includes Platinum-Certified smash "Supalonely" w/ Gus Dapperton and new bop "Night Garden" w/ Kenny Beats and Bakar.

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    Craft

    Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever complete collection of all 17 singles-and their respective B-sides-issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. This set features in-depth liner notes by Memphis-based journalist Jared Boyd, who captured new interviews with Stax executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary Peak Patterson, who helped establish the label.

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  • New Release Round-Up 11-13-20

    Chris Stapleton - Starting Over

    Chris Stapleton - Starting Over - Mercury Nashville
    2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. Starting Over has 14 new tracks and is Chris Stapleton's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.

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    Elton John - Jewel Box

    Elton John - Jewel Box - Mercury
    An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton John. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019. Also Available: And This Is Me [2LP], Rarities & B Sides [3LP] and Deep Cuts [4LP].

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    The Menzingers - From Exile

    The Menzingers - From Exile - Epitaph
    Philadelphia-based indie rockers, The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile." Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On From Exile, the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.

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    Andrea Bocelli - Believe

    Andrea Bocelli - Believe - Decca
    The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ –  from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.     

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    Boris - Amplifier Worship

    Boris - Amplifier Worship - Third Man Vinyl

    Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services. Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. Amplifier Worship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best. 



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    Boris - Absolutego

    Boris - Absolutego - Third Man Vinyl
    Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    AC/DC - Power Up
    John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey - Dance Hall At Louse Point
    Lambchop - Trip
    Various Artists - Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987
    The Cranberries - No Need To Argue: Remastered
    Sara Bareilles - More Love - Songs from Little Voice Season One
    Nas - King's Disease
    Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos - Live At The Hollywood Palladium: Remastered
    Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alice In Chains - Facelift
    Randall Bramblett - Pine Needle Fire
    Jess Gillam - TIME
    Parker McCollum - Hollywood Gold EP
    George Benson - Weekend In London
    Benee - Hey U X
    Yves Jarvis - Sundry Rock Song Stock
    Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons - We're The Bastards
    Marika Hackman - Covers
    Starcrawler - Lizzy B/ w Bet My Brains [Vinyl Single]
    Billie Holiday / Sonhouse All Stars - Billie (The Original Soundtrack)
    Katatonia - Dead Air

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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  • What's New 11-6-20

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    Metal Blade

    Having been a formidable presence in progressive metal for more than 35 years, Fates Warning return in 2020 with Long Day Good Night. Says vocalist Ray Alder, "There are some songs with electronics and some with a nice ethereal feel, as well as some pretty straightforward grooves, at least for us.” As such, the album is something of a rollercoaster ride, moving through various moods and making for their most vital release to date.

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    Republic

    Rapper/director/innovative artist, Amine, moves culture forward for Portland's music scene. His new full-length studio album, Limbo, will be available on CD October 30th via Republic Records. Keeping his promise to change perceptions and defy expectations, the project pays homage to his past on tracks like "Shimmy", and features a selection of high-profile guest artists, including Young Thug on "Compensating".

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    Home Free Records

    The beloved country vocal group bring you 12 tracks, blending holiday classics with new songs and collaborations. Among the highlights is a collaboration with Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama on their hit "Christmas in Dixie." “Alabama is my all-time favorite country group,” Home Free tenor Austin Brown says. “So, needless to say, this is definitely a major highlight, if not the pinnacle of my career so far."

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    Meant Well Inc.

    “In the middle of a pandemic, as the truth of our environmental devastation sinks in, it feels silly to write about relationships,” Woods explains. “I was thinking about that when the title ‘Without People’ came to me… and how beautiful the world could be without us, and how we’re perhaps the first generation to consider that notion as a real possibility.”

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    BMG

    Disco, Kylie’s fifteenth studio album, is a triumphant return to the dance floor. Think Studio 54, pure pop, dance elation. The first single, "Say Something" falls in line with the overall sleek, modern disco-tinged record – produced by long-time collaborator Biff Stannard.

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Music Releases 01-15-21

Artist Title Price
Eminem Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition) [2 CD] New CD: $21.97
Jeff Tweedy Love Is The King [Limited Edition Clear LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Tyler Childers Long Violent History [LP] New Vinyl: $17.97
You Me At Six Suckapunch [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Sleaford Mods Spare Ribs [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Zayn Nobody Is Listening New CD: $14.97
Accept Too Mean To Die [Red W/ White Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $30.98
Why Don't We The Good Times And The Bad Ones New CD: $14.97
DaBaby BLAME IT ON BABY [Deluxe 2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Matthew Sweet Catspaw [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Buffalo Springfield Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield [SYEOR 2021 LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Talk Talk It's My Life [SYEOR 2021 LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Billie Joe + Norah Foreverly [SYEOR 2021 Orange Ice Cream LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Danny Elfman Batman: Original Motion Picture Score [SYEOR 2021 Solid Turquoise LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Danny Elfman Dick Tracy (Original Score) [SYEOR 2021 Transparent Blue LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
21 Savage / Metro Boomin SAVAGE MODE II [Red LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Lil Tecca Virgo World New CD: $13.95
Pop Smoke Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon [2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98

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