- Igor Stravinsky, Chant Funèbre / Le Sacre du Printemps
- 24-7 Spyz, Strength in Numbers
- Café Tacvba, MTV Unplugged
- The Streets, Everything Is Borrowed
- Throwing Muses, The Fat Skier
It seems all the bands in which I’m interested all decided to release their albums in May and June. To date, I have a total of four 2017 releases since the start of the year. Putting together the Favorite Edition Half Year is going to be tricky.
I can’t figure out why I’m looking forward this late-coming follow-up to Relationship of Command, an album I like but can’t listen to very often. And I wasn’t enough of a fan to follow either Mars Volta or Sparta.
I find it interesting that Café Tacvba is releasing this album through CD Baby. That means they’ve gone completely independent.
Tempting as these complete boxed sets may be, my current Midnight Oil collection occupies quite a bit of shelf space. Also, the import markup makes these sets fiscally untenable. Hey Sony, fans outside of Australia might be interested in some of these releases.
It’s a visual album about a man going into outer space to find the woman of his dreams. I would be interested to see how Café Tacvba would tackle the same plot.
Anyone who has Grindr or Scruff installed on his phone would probably check out a band called PWR BTTM.
The weirdest album I acquired in 1986. The b-sides are terrific.
If the orchestral work Kishida released last year as a digital single is any indication, don’t expect a musical metamorphosis on the level of C. Kip Winger.
His first album of original music.
It’s been a while. I had wondered if another 10 years would pass before another Cody Chesnutt album would arrive.
I already have the 20th Anniversary edition, so really, I just want the white cover with the color photo.
For a while there, I thought Kronos had moved on from Nonesuch, given the number of albums the ensemble has released on other labels. This collaborative album with Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens and Olivia Chaney is the first Kronos has released on Nonesuch since 2012, not counting various anthologies.
I’m not sure what draws me to this cast recording — the fact it’s based on Amelie or the fact it was written by a member of Hem.
Well, somebody had to update Gustav Mahler’s The Planets …
Jonny Pierce goes full Roland Orzabal ca. 1993, becoming the sole member of his band The Drums.
I would be OK with Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson releasing albums on alternating years.
I would like to get Redneck Wonderland, Breathe and Head Injuries on vinyl. I could do without Capricornia, Earth and Sun and Moon and Place Without a Postcard. Maybe separate releases down the line? Outside Australia, even??
Harris’ shows at the Ryman gave the venue new life, and she returns for the venue’s 125th anniversary. So of course a reissue (on vinyl!) is in order.
I’m disappointed rock bands haven’t turned “Free Your Mind” into a crossover classic.
A Day Without Rain is Enya’s weakest album, and Amaratine went a long way to rectify it. That won’t stop me from getting both of them.
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