Onitsuka Chihiro, HYSTERIA, Nov. 25
Syndrome was a return to form for Onitsuka Chihiro, and the pre-release singles seem to indicate she’s retracing those steps.
Sigur Rós, Odin Raven Magic, Dec. 4
It’s not so much a “new” album as a “new-ish” album. This orchestral collaboration premiered in 2002 and finally sees a release 18 years later.
Sturgill Simpson, Cuttin’ Grass, Dec. 11
Simpson returns to his indie roots with a survey of his early works filtered through a bluegrass lens.
Alice in Chains, Facelift, Nov. 13
Nirvana may have ushered in alternative rock in 1991, but Alice in Chains had softened the ground a year before with their major label debut, which turns 30 years old in 2020.
Soundtrack, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away), Nov. 20
A big vinyl reissue campaign of Joe Hisaishi scores for Miyazaki Hayao films finally reaches Spirited Away.
Spice Girls, Forever, Jan. 22
I don’t even have this album on CD, but I already have the other albums on vinyl. Might as well be consistent. I’m sure the thrift store will have a CD copy at some point.