New Releases — May 26, 2015

Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker [Reissue/2000] CD/2xLP (Pax Americana)
Adams’ debut solo album has been in and out of print many times, but is here reissued on his own Pax Am imprint.

Anti Flag – American Spring CD/LP (Spinefarm)
The American Spring album title is likely derived from the Arab Spring — a term to describe the revolutionary wave of recent protests throughout the Middle East. The uprising forced rulers from Egypt, Tunisia, Libia and Yemen out of power, while many other countries were swarmed with legions of protestors. The album feature appearances by Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong on the track “Brandenburg Gate” and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on “Without End.”

Arcturus – Arcturian CD/LP (Prophecy)
New album from the avant-garde metal band.

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman – The Bad Plus Joshua Redman CD (Nonesuch)
In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to join them for a week of enthusiastically received performances at the Blue Note in New York City. They then played a handful of dates before heading into the studio in 2014 to record their debut album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. Seven of the nine tracks on the album are new compositions by the quartet members who, in addition to Reid Anderson and Redman, include The Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King. The other two songs on the album, “Dirty Blonde” and “Silence Is the Question,” are new arrangements of Bad Plus favorites. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of May 18-24, 2015

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1. My Morning Jacket- Waterfall
2. Faith No More- Sol Invictus
3. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
4. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
5. Hot Chip- Why Make Sense
6. Dawes- Things Happen (single)
7. Dwight Yoakam- Second Hand Heart
8. Twenty-One Pilots- Blurryface
9. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City
10. Rhett Miller- Traveler

Vinyl
1. Weedeater- Goliathan
2. My Morning Jacket- Waterfall
3. Mumford & Sons- Wilder Mind
4. Wu-Tang Clan- Enter The Wu-Tang
5. Decemberists- What A Terrible World, What A Wonderful World
6. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Pinata
7. Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
8. Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
9. D’Angelo- Brown Sugar
10. Rush- Farewell To Kings

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New Releases — May 19, 2015

Jeff Beck – Live + CD (Rhino)
New live release spanning the legendary guitarist’s vast and varied career along with two new studio tracks.

Mariah Carey – #1 To Infinity CD (Sony Legacy)
A career-spanning collection including all 18 of Mariah’s Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, including a the new track, “Infinity.” Vinyl version due August 28.

Nick Cave And Warren Ellis – Present: Loin Des Hommes [OST] CD/LP (Goliath Entertainment)
Original score to David Olehoffen’s prize-winning motion picture composed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Loin Des Hommes (Far From Men) is a French film adaptation of Albert Camus’ short story The Guest. Using intertwining piano and violin melodies, soft drones and subtle electronics, Cave and Ellis paint a minimal and mesmerizing backdrop to the ghostly frontier towns and empty desert vistas pictured in Olehoffen’s movie, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb in a tale of colonial conflict in Algeria.

Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Ceremony’s fifth studio album uses singer Ross Farrar’s recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person. In order to tell Farrar’s story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. (Limited copies pressed on seafoam vinyl.) Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of May 11-17, 2015

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1. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
2. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
3. Mumford & Sons- Wilder Mind
4. My Morning Jacket- Carrie & Lowell
5. Leonard Cohen- Can’t Forget
6. Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell
7. Keith Jarrett- Creation
8. Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit
9. Houndmouth- Little Neon Limelight
10. Mark Knopfler- Tracker

Vinyl
1. My Morning Jacket- Waterfall
2. White Stripes- Elephant (reissue)
3. Mumford & Sons- Wilder Mind
4. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
5. D’Angelo & The Vanguard- Black Messiah
6. Vance Joy- Dream Your Life Away
7. Led Zeppelin IV- Led Zeppelin IV
8. Madvillian- Madvilliany
9. Lana Del Rey- Born To Die
10. Black Sabbath- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

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Top Selling Music, Week of May 4-10, 2015

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1. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
2. My Morning Jacket- Waterfall
3. Mumford & Sons- Wilder Mind
4. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
5. Dwight Yoakam- Second Hand Heart
6. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like S***: I Don’t Go Outside
7. Blur- Magic Whip
8. Tyler The Creator- Cherry Bomb
9. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
10. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield- Sing Elliott Smith

Vinyl
1. My Morning Jacket- Waterfall
2. Mumford & Sons- Wilder Mind
3. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
4. Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear
5. Hank Williams 3- Take As Needed For Pain
6. Best Coast- California Nights
7. Good Riddance- Peace In Our Time
8. Modest Mouse- Building Nothing Out Of Something
9. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
10. Passion Pit- Kindred

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