Afroman – Happy To Be Alive CD (Cleopatra)
All new musical celebrations of Afroman’s favorite green herb as well as newly recorded versions of his classic tracks “Because I Got High,” “Palmdale,” “She Won’t Let Me F**k,” and “Crazy Rap.”
Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah CD/LP (VP)
One of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, Alborosie has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums (five for Greenleeves). Along the way, he has become the biggest selling European roots reggae artist. His latest album, Freedom & Fyah, demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with these contemporary and authentic reggae jams.
Richard Ashcroft – These People CD/LP (Harvest)
“Richard Ashcroft’s brilliant new album These People, a slice of classic Verve song craft with modernist electronic touches, was pieced together in his home basement studio in bursts over the past six years, in between ‘being a dad and living a standard-ish kind of life with dogs and school runs.’ Having discarded the distraction of his mobile phone, he tinkered at length with ‘new old keyboards,’ learning new crafts and trying reinvent the looping melodicism of Urban Hymns. ‘With all the studios closing down, record sales hit massively, the whole industry changing, I had to re-evaluate how I could still create these super records,’ he explains. “So [album track] ‘Out Of My Body’ is in the mould of ‘A Song For The Lovers’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, going right back. It’s a proper old-school record made with modern technology and old stuff to create something you’ve never heard before.’” – NME
Barenaked Ladies – BNL Rocks Red Rocks CD (Vanguard)
Recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheater during last year’s Last Summer On Earth tour, BNL Rocks Red Rocks features some of the band’s biggest hits, including “One Week,” “If I Had $1,000,000” and more, plus songs from their last two albums including “Odds Are” (from Grinning Streak) and the recent single “Duct Tape Heart” (from Silverball).
David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie [Reissue/1976] CD/LP (Parolophone)
May 20, 2016 is 40 years to the day that David Bowie’s first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, was released. Remastered on CD with 180gm vinyl pressing also available. Continue reading