Looking ahead, October-November 2019

[Shiina Ringo - Newton no Ringo]

Kim Gordon, No Home Record, Oct. 11

Kim Gordon’s music career spans numerous decades, but only now does she release a solo album. Of course I’m curious.

The Police, Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings, Nov. 8

I bought a used copy of Message in a Box, so I really don’t need this set. I want it, but I don’t need it.

Shiina Ringo, Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Ban~, Nov. 13

Many popular Japanese artists release multiple career-spanning retrospectives. Shiina Ringo releases her first after 20 years.

Sam Amidon, Fatal Flower Garden EP, Nov. 15

Billed as “A Tribute to Harry Smith,” this 4-track, 7-inch EP features Amidon performing songs from Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music.

Clannad, In a Lifetime Anthology, March 13, 2020

No details have emerged yet of this career-spanning compilation, but the Brennans embark on a farewell tour to support it. They will be missed.


Everything But the Girl, Walking Wounded, Nov. 8

Yes, please. Thank you.

Shiina Ringo, Sandokushi, Dec. 11

Rule of thumb for Shiina Ringo vinyl releases: place a pre-order because they will be gone.

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  1. Just a heads-up that Cocco released a new album produced by Negishi Takamune, “Star Shank”, on 2nd October. It’s her darkest in a long while, and already I like it a lot more than Ringo’s “sandokushi”.

    1. Same. The singles that preceded “Star Shank” fooled me into thinking it would be more like “Emerald”, but I was nicely surprised by the harder sound. And she’s never screamed with that much intensity as she does on “Come to Me.”

      “Sandokushi” is a mess, but I kind of like that messiness. I find myself enjoying “Star Shank” a lot more.

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