Sam Smith - Gloria - Capitol
Following the global success of the unstoppable single “Unholy” featuring pop diva Kim Petras, Sam Smith releases their fourth studio album, Gloria. The 13-track record is Sam’s boldest statement yet and comes off the back of an undeniable run of success with the lead single from the album.
Quinn XCII - The People’s Champ - Republic Records
Quinn XCII’s new album The People’s Champ features 13 brand-new tracks. The new album releases this week and includes collaborations with Big Sean and more!
Tyler Hubbard - Tyler Hubbard - EMI Records Nashville
Tyler Hubbard will releases his debut solo album. With 19 No. 1 singles on country radio, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a songwriter and as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line. Now, Hubbard is embarking on a solo career with his debut solo album Tyler Hubbard. The 18-track album includes his hit single “5 Foot 9” and the songs “Dancin’ In The Country” and “Small Town Me”. The self-titled project was produced by Hubbard and Jordan Schmidt with Hubbard writing on all of the tracks.
Eminem - The Eminem Show: 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition - Aftermath
The Eminem Show (his fourth studio album) was originally released on May 26, 2002 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope. Featuring guest appearances from Obie Trice, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Dina Rae and Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers, this Expanded Edition 4 LP set on 180-gram vinyl includes audio from the 1999 Tramps show in New York, as well as the previously unreleased track "Jimmy, Brian, and Mike."
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
White Reaper - Asking For A Ride
The Arcs - Electrophonic Chronic [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/Black Splatter LP]
Samia - Honey [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP+Flexi Disc]
SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
Elle King - Come Get Your Wife
Bob Dylan - Fragments – Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17
JW Francis - Dream House
Illiterate Light - Sunburned
The Cure - Wish: 30th Anniversary Edition
Ghost - Meliora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Translucent Yellow 2LP]
Bass Drum Of Death - Say I Won’t [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]
Avril Lavigne - Let Go: 20th Anniversary Edition
Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits Live In '76
Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors
Kimbra - A Reckoning
Green Day - Nimrod: 25th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 5LP Box Set]
Elvis Presley - Elvis On Tour [CD Box Set]
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue LP]
Fucked Up - One Day [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Blue In Milky Clear LP]
Steve Vai - Vai/Gash
R. Ring - War Poems, We Rested
H.C. McEntire - Every Acre [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION
Stephen Sondheim, Sara Bareilles, Into The Woods 2022 Broadway Cast - Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording)
Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
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Shania Twain - Queen Of Me - Republic Nashville
Five-time GRAMMY® award winning and multi-platinum selling icon, Shania Twain, announces her new album, Queen Of Me, out February 3, 2023 on Republic Nashville, a division of Republic Records. Her sixth original full-length album, Queen Of Me, is the superstar's most triumphant-feeling body of work; an album about standing in your own power and worshipping yourself. Its lead single “Waking Up Dreaming” was co-written and produced with BTS hitmaker David Stewart.
SYML - The Day My Father Died - Nettwerk Records
SYML's music has a sacred quality. The solo venture of Seattle artist Brian Fennell, it's themes tap into the instincts that drive us to places of sanctuary, whether that be a place or person. "It comes back to your identity of being human; throughout time we've shared the same drive," he explains. His own upbringing - interwoven with experiences of abandonment, adoption, loss, grief and love - is what drives him to question how connections between people shape us as individuals. The Day My Father Died is an exceptional record. Over 15 songs, Syml offers a profound exploration of the ways in which our lives intertwine. Throughout the album, Syml weaves in familiar iconography as a means of examining his feelings towards others, and about himself.
OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Sylvan Esso - No Rules Sandy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tiger's Eye LP]
Wilco - Cruel Country [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/White 2LP]
Mac DeMarco - Five Easy Hot Dogs
We Are Scientists - Lobes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cathode Blue LP]
Ladytron - Time’s Arrow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP]
Dave Rowntree - Radio Songs
Bryan Adams - Classic
The Bad Ends - The Power And The Glory [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP]
Adam Green - That Fucking Feeling
Hardy - the mockingbird & THE CROW
Katatonia - Sky Void Of Stars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
New Found Glory - Make The Most Of It
Maneskin - RUSH! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe CD]
Laura Cox - Head Above Water
Black Star Riders - Wrong Side Of Paradise
Damon - Song of a Gypsy [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Clear LP]
Amnesty - Free Your Mind [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Turquoise 2LP]
Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Star Club Hamburg [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
The Ronettes - Featuring Veronica [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Opaque Red LP]
The B-52's - Whammy!: 40th Anniversary [SYEOR 23 Exclusive Green/Black Splatter LP]
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Cruel Country–Wilco’s universally-acclaimed 12th studio album will be available for the first time on vinyl and in a standard retail CD format via dBpm Records on January 20th. The double-disc packages are comprised of 21 Country Music inspired tracks, recorded at the band’s Chicago studio–The Loft.
Originally released in May 2022 (digital only) and in a limited “pre-release” CD edition for the June RSD drop, lead tracks “Falling Apart (Right Now)” and “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” have already become staples on non-commercial, public and AAA radio. Cruel Country songs and graphics have been featured throughout the band’s June European tour and August/September/October North American tour.
A new music video for “A Lifetime To Find” will be released in conjunction with the pre-order announcement.
Bandleader Jeff Tweedy has commented a length on the concept and recording process of Cruel Country in numerous podcasts, online interviews and print articles:
“There have been elements of Country Music in everything we’ve ever done. We’ve never been particularly comfortable with accepting that definition, the idea that I was making Country Music. But now, having been around the block a few times, we’re finding it exhilarating to free ourselves within the form, and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music we’re making Country.”
Jon Pareles in The New York Times wrote: “Wilco makes an understated magnum opus. Its tone is naturalistic and understated; the album was recorded largely with Wilco playing live in the studio as a six-man band, quietly savoring the chance to make music together after pandemic isolation.”
Jon Dolan in Rolling Stone wrote: “Their latest is a beautifully rootsy album with a broken sense of patriotic concern.” ****
Tagged in multiple publications’ mid-summer Best of Albums of 2022 (so far) Lists including
Variety, Rolling Stone, Spin, Uproxx and Paste.
The third release in the physical realm from the internationally-known band, limited to 1200 copies on colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
1 World Gonna Have To Take A Turnaround
2 Love With Me
3 24/7/365 Satisfied Man
4 Red Handed
5 Lo & Behold
6 Low Down Dirty Dog
7 Let It Not Be So
8 Twisted Together
9 You Saved Me
10 Lover Let Me Be
11 Get It JJG
FKA twigs’ highly anticipated mixtape CAPRISONGS is now on vinyl. The mixtape documents twigs’ “journey back to myself through my amazing collaborators and friends.” and showcases an evolution and expansion for this prolific artist who continues to thoughtfully push at the edges of her art. “CAPRISONGS… it’s bronzer in the sink, alco pop on the side, a cherry lolly, apple juice when you’re thirsty, friends in the park, your favourite person, that one sentence somebody said to you that changed everything, a club pre-game, your bestie who is always late but brings the most to the party, meeting a friend at the airport, just togetherness.” – FKA twigs. CAPRISONGS features collaborations with Pa Salieu (on “honda,”), Daniel Caesar (“careless”), Rema (“jealousy”), Jorja Smith and Unknown T (“darjeeling”), DYSTOPIA (“which way”) and Shygirl (“papi bones”) in addition to the previously released single “tears in the club”, which saw twigs teaming up with The Weeknd for her biggest track to date.
In 2015, Dan Auerbach entered the studio with Leon Michels, Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, and the late Richard Swift (who passed away in 2018) to record The Arcs' debut album Yours, Dreamily in a handful of freewheeling sessions over two weeks. Now, more than 7 years later, those same sessions became the bedrock on which the surviving members fleshed out the anticipated follow-up album, Electrophonic Chronic, a collection of psychedelic rock, gritty funk, and heady, soulful grooves.
Vinyl: $124.99 Buy
Available for the first time on vinyl, the Grateful Dead opened their fames Europe ’72 tour at the sold-out, cavernous Wembley Empire Pool in London. Including performances of their best-known songs, a healthy dose of music from the Skull & Roses album, and more than a half dozen songs from Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir’s respective 1972 solo albums.
Bobby Rush’s biggest hit, “Chicken Heads”, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. In recognition of this milestone, Bobby has tasked Gov’t Mule, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and Buddy Guy to record reimagined versions of the track in their own unique styles. This release will include those three versions of the song, plus a brand new recording of the track from Bobby Rush that’s inspired by over 50 years of performing the song live in front of audiences around the globe.
Chicken Heads - Buddy Guy Feat Bobby Rush
Chicken Heads - Gov't Mule and Bobby Rush
Chicken Heads - Cristone "Kingfish" Ingram Feat. Bobby Rush
Vinyl: $24.99 Buy
TO THE EXTENT THAT AMERICAN HIP HOP OWES A DEBT TO JAMAICAN MUSIC, THAT DEBT IS ALSO OWED TO U ROY
This Limited-Edition vinyl release for RSD Black Friday 2021 celebrates the long and ground-breaking career of the artist who single-handedly created the model for all succeeding reggae DJs, the legendary U ROY.
It is impossible to overstate his importance to the history of reggae, representing a status as Louis Armstrong’s lasting influence on Jazz; U Roy’s feat of having the Top 3 best-selling singles at one time in 1970 on the airwaves & in record shops announced the beginning of a long recording and live performance career, known internationally as the ‘Rasta Ambassador’, a status he held until his death in February 2021. Quite simply, U Roy created the template for all those countless Mic MCs who followed his example, from the 1970s to now. Bob Marley was known to not be a fan of the DJ music sweeping the dance in Jamaica, but when asked what he thought of the trend replied “Well…me like U Roy.”
Pressed on clear vinyl (with liner notes by the noted reggae producer/historian Leroy Pierson), this compilation includes Roy’s collaborations with the leading vocalists of the day (including Johnnie Clarke, Lee Perry, The Heptones, Slim Smith and others), on his own, now-extremely rare JA-only 45 releases, from the collection on Sound System Records, Foundation Skank . There are also sides from an earlier release on Sound System (out of print on vinyl for 20 years) The Lost Album: Right Time Rockers, cited by the Rough Guide To Reggae as one of its 100 Essential LPs. Chatting as a master jazz scat-vocalist over the rhythms originally cut at the Channel One studio in Kingston for the all-time greatest LP of the vocal group Mighty Diamonds, they give an intimate look at the island’s #1 DJ at the top of his form.
By the time of his demise at the age of 78, every accolade, honor, and recognition given in the reggae world were abundantly his, including the Jamaican government’s highest commendation, The National Order Of Distinction. From the early days until his end, U Roy was the epitome of the Rastafarian message of black pride and love. His primacy in the forefront of reggae is known world-wide, and Sound System Records gives thanks for our two decades + association with the man known as Daddy Roy.
1. FOUNDATION SKANK
2. ITAL VITAL
3. TRUTHFUL DUB
4. LOVE I BRING
5. DOWN DEH
1. MR. WARNER
2. RIGHTFUL REGGAE
3. CRASHIE SWEEP
4. FULL TIME
5. COOL DOWN
6. CREATION REBEL
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions – paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 3 LP set includes 33 tracks, 18 of which are covers – 2 hours of music. The tri-fold sleeve includes a 4-page insert.