It’s BFRSD19 New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven! Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
Alice in Chains – Dirt (180 Gram Vinyl, Reissue)
Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory
Allah-Las – LAHS (Clear Vinyl, Orange, Indie Exclusive)
Beck – Hyperspace (Colored Vinyl, Silver, Indie Exclusive)
B.B. King – Singin’ The Blues
Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
Black Pumas – Black Pumas (Colored Vinyl, Black, Red, Limited Edition)
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic (Digital Download Card)
Blood Orange – Angel’s Pulse
The Beatles – 1
Chuck Cleaver – Send Aid (Indie Exclusive)
Coldplay – Everyday Life (180 Gram Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)
Comet Is Coming – Death To The Planet (Digital Download Card)
Cypress Hill – Beats From The Bong
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Danny Brown – Uknowhatimsayin (Digital Download Card)
Dinosaur Jr – Green Mind (Deluxe Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Colored Vinyl, Green, Expanded Version)
DMZ – DMZ
Eddie Gale – Black Rhythm Happening
Elizabeth Cotten – Volume 3: When I’m Gone
Eric Serra – Nikita (Original Soundtrack)
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Fugees – The Score
Funkadelic – Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
Funkadelic – Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic
The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Golden Earring – Seven Tears [Limited Lime Green Colored Vinyl]
Grateful Dead – Smiling On A Cloudy Day (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Hobo Johnson – Fall Of Hobo Johnson
While there may be an urge to write Hobo Johnson off as an example of everything that’s wrong with hip-hop, it’s hard to deny that he’s created a sound that sets him apart.
“The Fall of Hobo Johnson” is the follow-up to 2017’s appropriately titled album, “The Rise of Hobo Johnson,” and feels like the next logical step for the quirky artist.
The record kicks off with “Typical Story,” and doesn’t waste a moment before settling into his unique style of vocals. The dirty guitar riffs provide the thrust before dropping out completely to make room for a few spoken words and ending with as much anxiety as it began.
“Mover Awayer” draws comparisons to his viral success, with plenty of samples and a slow building melody. The production on the song shows maturity, with piano and reverbed guitars highlighted by slow drums.
“Uglykid” starts with the calming, dreamlike female vocals of Elohim and a soothing trumpet while maintaining a groove that will have you slowly bobbing your head along. In addition, the poetic lyrics effortlessly draw you in.
Johnson throws his hat on the ring on the track “You-The Cockroach” when he takes a dabbling in the current political climate. It’s a mix of him lamenting a fear of death, the banality of the human condition and insulting the government along the way.
The straightforward track, “Subaru Crosstrek XV”, has Johnson reflecting on his rise to fame and how far he has left to go. “I just bought a Subaru Crosstrek/ I would have bought a Lambo, but I’m not quite there, yet.” This record beautifully highlights Johnson’s wide range of influences.
“Moonlight” features haunting string instruments and a sweet saxophone before breaking down into controlled mayhem. If the song shows the group settling into their trademark sound, then “February 15th” strips that sound down to its foundation. It’s a slow guitar jam that plays like it’s being performed in a dark, smoky bar.
“Happiness” sounds like a heartfelt song, but there is a biting sense of sarcasm underlying the elegant piano notes and soft vocals. The song tackles the regret and anger of a failed relationship and trades his humor for an opportunity to let his guard down. It’s one of the strongest tracks that the album has to offer.
“Ode To Justin Bieber” describes the downside of fame before dropping into a synth-backed breakdown. This layered song has the feel of an early Eminem tune before completely tossing the listener a curveball and ending with a delicate piano melody and a taste of Johnson’s true singing voice, which is pleasant and somewhat unexpected.
The record winds down with “I want a Dog,” which reinforces the theme of the previous track. We hear Johnson compare little things, like getting a puppy, to the more personal goal of starting a family. At first, the song seems more suited for the middle of the record, but it builds to a vibrant finale worthy of closing out this unique album.
The “Fall of Hobo Johnson” Takes his left-of-center style and vocals and creates the image of a young man attempting to find his place in life. You can sense that he enjoys the chaos and is finally developing the skills to bring his listeners along for the journey.
Iggy Pop- The Idiot
Iggy Pop- Lust For Life
John Coltrane – Giant Steps
Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer (Digital Download Card)
Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (Blue Colored Vinyl)
The Jacka- Jack of All Trades
Kraftwerk – Computer World
Kraftwerk – Techno Pop
Lightnin’ Hopkins With Sonny Terry – Last Night Blues
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Smokes Like Lightning
Luke Bryan – Doin My Thing (Deluxe Edition)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe Edition)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
Miles Davis – Dark Magus
Miles Davis – Live-Evil
Miles Davis – Pangaea
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Mono Sound)
Moondog – Moondog
Mac Dre - Thizzelle Washington
Mac Dre - Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics
Mac Dre - The Genie Of The Lamp
Metallica – Kill Em All (180 Gram Vinyl)
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka (Yellow Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Nico – Desertshore
Nina Simone – Nina Simone At Town Hall
Nirvana – Nevermind
Old Crow Medicine Show – Live At The Ryman
Orville Peck- Pony
Pink Floyd – Animals
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (180 Gram Vinyl)
Queen – Greatest Hits I
Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (180 Gram Vinyl, Bonus Track)
Radio Birdman – Radios Appear
Scott H. Biram – Sold Out to the Devil: A Collection of Gospel Cuts by the Rev. Scott H (Colored Vinyl, White, 180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (180 Gram Vinyl)
Steve Lacy – Apollo Xxi
Stereolab – Dots & Loops (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Shakey Jake – Good Times
Slowdive – Souvlaki
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Tool – Lateralus
Tool – Opiate
Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston
Too Short- Born To Mack
Various – Westbound Super Breaks. Essential Funk, Soul And Jazz Samples And Breakbeats
Mark you calendars now for Black Friday Record Store Day- Friday, November 29th. We open at 7 am with all the releases priced BELOW retail! RSVP HERE!
Dendrons (IL) / Chloe Jacobson / False Brother- Saturday, December 7th- RSVP and more info HERE!
Birth Order/ Canyons / Abandoncy- Saturday, December 14th- RSVP and more info HERE!
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