Top Selling Music, Week of March 13-19, 2017

1. Conor Oberst- Salutations
2. Tedeschi Trucks Band- Live From The Fox Oakland
3. Marty Stuart- Way Out West
4. Rhiannon Giddens- Freedom Highway
5. Leonard Cohen- You Want It Darker
6. Gary Clark Jr.- Live North America 2016
7. Shins- Heartworms
8. Sam Bush- Storyman
9. Margaret Glaspy- Emotions & Math
10. Glass Animals- How To Be A Human Being

1. Spoon- Hot Thoughts
2. Real Estate- In Mind
3. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Nonagon Infinity
5. Glass Animals- How To Be A Human Being
6. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
7. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
8. Kyle Dixon- Stranger Things Soundtrack Vol. 1
9. Magnetic Fields- 50 Song Memoir
10. Melvins- Stoner Witch

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New Releases — March 17, 2017

Adult. – Detroit House Guests CD/LP (Mute)
Adult. is the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. Their seventh album (and first on Mute) Detroit House Guests became a reality after receiving a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant, and is based on the “visual” artist residency model but for musicians. Each musician would come for up to a three-week period with the parameter that we live, work, and collaborate together. The results — a total anthropological sound experiment and a full-length album.

Anohni – Paradise CDEP/10”+MP3 (Secretly Canadian)
Anohni’s Paradise EP is the extension, into 2017, of a language of protest and distress. The songs presented here — already featured in her arresting live performances — were made during the same sessions as Hopelessness, but rather than trimmings or bonus material, they are, instead, unique touch points for old problems and newly minted geo-political crises writ macabre.

Blackfield – V CD/2xLP (Kscope)
“Blackfield is the most accessible band that Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame has been involved in, despite maintaining the melancholic tone present in his main projects. The group has been an outlet for him to shift away from progressive rock and metal in favor of a straightforward brand of art rock, while still retaining the emotional weight present in his music. V marks a return of equal songwriting credits between Wilson and collaborator Aviv Geffen, the latter being more accustomed to this style in his solo material. The previous two albums were more comprised of his vision while Wilson focused on his own solo albums. This latest from Blackfield returns to the strengths and compositional focus seen on their first two records, despite the expected somberness being largely absent this time. ” – Sputnik Music Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of March 6-12, 2017

1. Old 97′s- Graveyard Whistling
2. Thundercat- Drunk
3. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
4. Magnetic Fields- 50 Song Memoir (box set)
5. Schoolboy Q- Blank Face LP
6. Pink Floyd- Wall
7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana
8. Maggie Rogers- Now That The Light Is Fading
9. Bela Fleck- Juno Concerto
10. Lumineers- Cleopatra

1. Shins- Heartworms
2. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To The Universe
3. Twenty One Pilots- Blurryface
4. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
5. A Day To Remember- Bad Vibrations
6. Agalloch- Mantle
7. Hamilton- Original Broadway Cast Recording
8. Hurray For The Riff Raff- Navigator
9. Laura Marling- Semper Femina
10. Anderson Paak- Malibu

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New Releases — March 10, 2017

Cindy Lee Berryhill – The Adventurist CD (Omnivore)
“Cindy Lee Berryhill is an unparalleled electric folksinger. She traveled a long distance to write the songs on The Adventurist. You can hear it in the beauty, sadness and unhinged moments that have become signature elements of all of her work.” —John Doe (X, The Knitters). With co-production from Grammy-winner Sheldon Gomberg (Ben Harper, Peter Case, Rickie Lee Jones), David Schwartz (television composer for Northern Exposure, Arrested Development, Deadwood), and others, The Adventurist showcases orchestral arrangements, chunky rock guitar, and as Berryhill friend and fan Dave Alvin puts it—“raw nerve lyrics.” It is an album full of songs that are a tribute to the love shared with her late husband, but will definitely resonate with everyone who takes this journey.

Pieta Brown – Postcards CD (Lustre)
It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, Postcards. Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion. So, when she was finally stationed at home, she decided to send out some postcards. These weren’t just any postcards, though, these were musical postcards, the stripped-down, acoustic shells of new songs she’d written while traveling, and she sent them to folks like Mark Knopfler, Calexico, Mason Jennings, David Lindley, Carrie Rodriguez, Caitlin Canty, and The Pines among others. Her instructions to each were simple: write back. “Collaborating with other musicians and elevating a song beyond its outlines has become one of my favorite things about making music,” says Pieta. “I’m interested in what other people can bring to a song, especially musicians I admire. Music is very magnetic. And I have been so drawn to and inspired by all the collaborators inside these Postcards.”

Bush – Black & White Rainbows CD (Caroline)
New album from the grunge rockers – their seventh overall.

Neko Case – Live From Austin TX [Reissue/2006] CD+DVD/LP (New West)
This debut Austin City Limits performance on August 9, 2003 captures songs from Neko Case’s three seminal solo releases at the time, combining elements of country, gospel and punk for a very unique sound. [Also available for the first time on 180gm vinyl.] Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Flying Microtonal Banana
2. Power Trip- Nightmare Logic
3. David Bowie- No Plan (EP)
4. Temples- Volcano
5. Rhiannon Giddens- Freedom Highway
6. Ty Segall- Ty Segall
7. Thundercat- Drunk
8. Minus The Bear- Voids
9. Old Crow Medicine Show- Best Of
10. Ryan Adams- Prisoner

1. Ryan Adams- Prisoner
2. Glass Animals- How To Be A Human Being
3. Neutral Milk Hotel- In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
4. Bon Iver- Blood Bank
5. Bon Iver- For Emma Forever Ago
6. Drive-By Truckers- American Band
7. Bob Dylan- Real Royal Albert Hall Concert
8. Anderson Paak- Malibu
9. Avalanches- Since I Left You
10. Power Trip- Nightmare Logic

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