- King Missle, Happy Hour
- The Flaming Lips, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
- Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
- Fugazi, In On the Kill Taker
It’s probably way too early to start anticipating 2017 first quarter releases, but I’ve already placed a few orders for next month.
I lost track of the Flaming Lips right around 2009’s Embryonic. I don’t even think I checked out The Terror, which would have been an appropriate title for 2016.
As probably the only indie rock fan who genuinely liked Dark Hope, I’m totally on board with Renée Fleming performing Björk. I’m hoping she uses her alto range.
Nonesuch has already started posting excerpts from this album, and I keep wondering when someone is going to make a jukebox musical out of Stephin Merritt songs. I don’t think Merritt is necessarily the best interpreter of his songs, but since other singers haven’t yet taken up his music, it’s not a hypothesis I can prove.
For Quruli’s 20th anniversary, HMV is reissuing the band’s albums on vinyl. I’ve already placed orders for TEAM ROCK and THE WORLD IS MINE. At the time, I gave Antenna a good review, but I’ve changed my mind since then. Zukan and Sayonara Stranger are also important titles to own, but they’re not priorities for me personally.
This reissue has been delayed multiple times since May 2016. What?
I’m still skeptical about this reissue, since it too has bounced around the release schedule for nearly a year now.