It’s Goat New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
Adrian Younge & Garrett Saracho – Garrett Saracho Jid015
Ava Max – Diamonds & Dancefloors
Avril Lavigne – Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition)
Alice in Chains – Dirt (150 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Arctic Monkeys – Am (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Baby Keem – Melodic Blue (150 Gram Vinyl)
Bad Brains – Youth Are Getting Restless (Indie Exclusive, Blue Vinyl)
Bass Drum of Death – Say I Won’t (Indie Exclusive, Colored Vinyl)
Billie Eilish – Dont Smile At Me
Billie Holiday – Golden Hits
Blue Oyster Cult – Tyranny & Mutation: 50th Anniversary – Limited 180-Gram Translucent Blue Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Bob Dylan – Fragments: Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg VOLUME 17 (Boxed Set, Bonus Tracks, Remixes)
Boygenius – Boygenius (Extended Play)
Beach House – Depression Cherry (Digital Download Card)
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Legend (180 Gram Vinyl, Special Edition)
Billy Strings – Me/and/Dad
Billy Cobham – Spectrum (140 Gram Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
Bob Weir – Ace (50th Anniversary Remaster, Clear Vinyl, Red, Brick & Mortar Exclusive, Remastered)
Carter Jefferson – Rise Of Atlantis (Colored Vinyl, Green, 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Childish Gambino – Kauai
Curtis Mayfield – Curtis (140 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Blue, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
Curtis Mayfield – Curtis / Live! (140 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
The Cure – Faith (Bonus Tracks)
The Cure – Wish (30th Anniversary Edition) (Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
The Cure – The Greatest Hits
Duster – Capsule Losing Contact (Colored Vinyl, Gold)
Def Leppard – Pyromania
Deftones – Deftones
Deftones – Gore
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (Green Colored Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive, Remastered)
The Doors – L.A. Woman
Daft Punk – Homework (Remixes) (Limited Edition, 140 Gram Vinyl)
The Ethiopians – Woman Capture Man – Limited 180-Gram Gold Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Elle King – Come Get Your Wife
Evanescence – Fallen
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Frank Zappa – Waka/ Jawaka
Frank Zappa – Apostrophe
Frank Zappa – Hot Rats (180 Gram Vinyl)
Frank Zappa – Over-Nite Sensation
Fucked Up – One Day (Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Digital Download Card)
Goat – Oh Death (Cloudberry Swirl Vinyl)
Ghost – If You Have Ghost
Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing
Green Day – Nimrod (25th Anniversary Edition, Colored Vinyl, Silver)
Green Day – Dookie (180 Gram Vinyl)
Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces of a Man
Gil Scott-Heron – Free Will
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star-Club Hamburg (180 Gram Vinyl)
John Coltrane – Ole Coltrane (140 Gram Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
John Coltrane – In The Winner’s Circle (2023 Reissue)(180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
Juice Wrld – Goodbye & Good Riddance
Juice Wrld – Legends Never Die
Kansas – Point Of Know Return (Download Insert)
Kevin Morby – This Is A Photograph
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs [Venusian Sky]
King Tuff – Smalltown Stardust
Khruangbin – Mordechai
Korn – Path Of Totality [180-Gram Black Vinyl]
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin 2 (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)
My Chemical Romance – I Brought You Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
My Chemical Romance- Life On The Murder Scene
Madvillain – All Caps
MF Doom – My Favorite Ladies
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Michael Jackson – Bad (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (50th Anniversary)
Margo Price – Strays
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweat – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl, Blue)
Nirvana – Nirvana
Primus – Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble (Limited Edition, Gold Colored Vinyl, Gold Foil O-Ring / Jacket)
Pharis & Jason Romero – Tell ‘Em You Were Gold
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon(180 Gram Vinyl)
You know The Dark Side of the Moon. It’s the record your uncle (or great uncle) used to test his new turntable and speakers in the funny-smelling basement. It has sold so many copies that it is estimated that one in every 14 people in the United States under the age of 50 own or have owned a copy.
So why are we still talking about it now? Well, for one thing the album turns 50 years old this March. For another, it’s still really relevant. Finally, it has aged really well and still sounds freaking great.
You know that whole divided country/red vs. blue nonsense? Floyd discussed this on the piano ballad “Us and Them.” The insatiable greed of corporations and billionaires? Check out the lyrics to “Money.” The song “Time” is basically a Calm app long before anyone knew what an app was and only Hari Krishnas and hippies practiced mindfulness.
Then there’s the music. The songs flow effortlessly into each other, creating a continuous listening experience on each side. Dark Side opens with a heartbeat before crescendoing with Clare Torrey’s soulful, wordless vocals on “The Great Gig in the Sky.” Side two opens with the ring of a cash register and ends with songwriter Roger Waters espousing that “everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon” before the track gracefully descends back into a heartbeat.
If you are one of the 13 people under the age of 50 who don’t or have never owned The Dark Side of the Moon, this 50 th anniversary edition is as good a reason as any to pick it up. At least you’ll have something to talk about with your uncle (or great uncle) at the next family gathering. -Joel Francis
Prince – The Hits 2 (150 Gram Vinyl)
Sonic Youth – Evol
Sonic Youth – Washing Machine
Stooges – Fun House (Colored Vinyl, Red, Black, 140 Gram Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
Sloan – Steady (First Edition, Purple Colored Vinyl)
Slipknot – The End, So Far (Yellow Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Slipknot – Slipknot (Colored Vinyl)
SZA – CTRL (150 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Green, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Scolohofo – Oh! (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)
Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain
Siouxsie & Banshees – All Souls (180 Gram Vinyl, Half-Speed Mastering)
Sylvan Esso – No Rules Sandy (Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl)
Electronic duo Sylvan Esso raised a few eyebrows when they performed their new album at the Newport Folk Festival last summer. It’s hard to know what would be more incongruous: singer Amelia Meath dancing to glitchy programmed drums onstage at Newport, or the gentle acoustic ballad that closes out No Rules Sandy pumping out of a dance club sound system.
Considering Meath is part of the folk trio Mountain Men, the folk elements of No Rules Sandy aren’t entirely surprising. The range of textures and genres attempted on No Rules Sandy isn’t particularly surprising, either. Sylvan Esso’s previous three albums have all been fairly broad reaching, although not as broad as this. What is surprising is how well everything hangs together, especially given the album’s concise 35-minute runtime.
Upbeat lead single “Sunburn” uses a bicycle bell to add color to a lo-fi synthesizer part that sounds like it could have been made on a phone (in a good way). A thirty-second collage of found sounds from around the pair’s North Carolina studio are all it takes to link “Sunburn” to “Alarm,” a song that starts with what sounds like a thumb piano before building into an elastic synth line.
Meath and producer Nick Sanborn recorded No Rules Sandy quickly, preferring to work out of improvisation and experimentation. The result is an album that feels both intimate and immediate. -Joel Francis
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin
Taylor Swift – Midnights (Moonstone Blue Edition)
Taylor Swift – Evermore (Green Colored Vinyl, Deluxe Edition, Bonus Tracks)
Taylor Swift – Folklore (Colored Vinyl, Beige, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Taylor’s Version, Gold Colored Vinyl)
Tame Impala – Currents
Tyler Childers – Purgatory
Tyler Childers – Live On Red Barn Radio I & II
Tyler Childers – Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?
Tyler Childers – Country Squire (150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)
Tyler Childers – Long Violent History (140 Gram Vinyl)
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (Silver Vinyl FBR Anniversary)
The Velvet Underground – Loaded (140 Gram Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
Velvet Underground & Nico- The Velvet Underground & Nico
Wilco – Cruel Country (Indie Exclusive, Colored Vinyl, Red, White)
Before he was the driving force behind Wilco, singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy came of age musically in the influential, early ‘90s alt-country band Uncle Tupelo. When Tweedy announced the next Wilco release would be a country album, longtime fans’ hearts skipped a beat.
True to Tweedy’s word, Cruel Country, the band’s 12th release splits the difference between Wilco’s 2007 album Sky Blue Sky and Uncle Tupelo’s final album, Anodyne.
Cruel Country comes out of the gate showing the fightin’ side of Tweedy. On opening track “I am My Mother,” Tweedy takes aim at “dangerous dreams” “streaming over the Southern border” and declares “If it was up to me, I would have rejected/The idea that money could keep you poor. On the following title track, Tweedy confesses “I love my country, stupid and cruel/Red, white, and bluе.” It’s not hard to figure out who Tweedy is singing about on “Hints”: “There is no middle when the other side would rather kill than compromise.”
The lyrical bite is tempered by the music. Never hurried, Cruel Country lopes along at a gentle pace for most of its 77 minutes. Strummed acoustic guitars mingle with pedal steel, keyboards and French horns, creating a pastoral backdrop that is either serene or stultifying, depending on one’s passion in understated masterpieces. -Joel Francis
The Weeknd – Starboy
Yussef Dayes – The Yussef Dayes Experience Live at Joshua Tree (Presented by Soulection) (Indie Exclusive)
Zella Day – Sunday In Heaven [Long Beach Harbor] (Indie Exclusive, Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl)
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