It’s Spider-Man New Vinyl Thursday! Check out all of this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
The Avalanches – Wildflower
Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign
Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls (Bonus Tracks, Digital Download Card)
Bernie Worrell – Pieces of Woo – the Other Side (Limited Edition)
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Colored Vinyl)
Billie Eilish – Dont Smile At Me
The Beatles – Revolver (Mono Sound)
The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017 Stereo Mix)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (180 Gram Vinyl)
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (Bonus Tracks, Remastered)
Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
From the moment they stepped on the stage of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Better Oblivion Community Center has had people lining up to get in. Hosting sold out shows all over the country, it’s one of the hottest tickets this Summer. Unlike the name implies, it’s not a place, but a band made up of successful solo artists Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers.
You’ve maybe heard of Oberst from his work in Bright Eyes or even some of his solo stuff. Hailing from Omaha, he is a founder of the Saddle Creek record label. Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Bridgers, at 24, she is someone to keep an eye on. Releasing her successful debut album Stranger in the Alps she followed up as a third of the super group boygenius. Her raw and honest storytelling feel as if she leaves a piece of herself in every song.
The duo work well together, with vocals from Bridgers being a nice contrast to Oberst’s rasp. The vocals forge their own path only to meet back up in monotone unison. You get the feeling they are both going through the same things, taking different routes to get there only to end up in the same place.
The first single Dylan Thomas shares the same name of the “doomed poet” who met his early demise at the age of 39. Oberst casually plays it off saying its because there was a copy of Thomas’s poems at the house they were recording in. They mention Thomas, almost in passing, “Four seasons of revolving doors, So sick of being honest, I’ll die like Dylan Thomas, A seizure on the barroom floor.” For Oberst, who is also 39 and owns a bar in Omaha, it’s either deeply personal or a very dark coincidence.
Didn’t Know What I Was In For was the first song the duo wrote together. It starts with Bridgers forelorned signature sound that builds to the accompaniment of Oberst’s voice. The song is filled with double meaning. In one instance there is mention of being stripped of their belt and strings insinuating institutionalization. Not knowing what they were in for at the ward or in life in general, it begs the question are they crazy for caring, or are they the only sane ones left in an insane world?
Ten songs is just the entryway. Let’s hope they continue to build the Better Oblivion Community Center piece by piece, song by song. It’s a place we should all spend a little time at. -Brad Simmons
Czarface – Czarface Meets Ghostface
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love”
Childish Gambino – Because the Internet (2PC)
Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex (Digital Download Card)
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – So Far
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared
Def Leppard – The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (180 Gram Vinyl)
Def Leppard – Hysteria (180 Gram Vinyl)
David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie (180 Gram Vinyl)
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (180 Gram Vinyl)
Eric Dolphy – Outward Bound
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand (+Bonus Tracks)
Glass Animals – Zaba
Gorillaz – The Now Now (Digital Download Card)
Gorillaz – Demon Days
Grateful Dead – American Beauty (180 Gram Vinyl)
Herbie Hancock – Crossings
Hipshot Killer – All This Time is Ours
H.E.R. – H.E.R. (Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)
Inter Arma – Sulphur English (Indie Exclusive)
John Paul White – Hurting Kind
James Brown – Try Me! + 2 Bonus Tracks (+Bonus Tracks)
John Lee Hooker – Burnin (180 Gram Vinyl, Yellow Colored Vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love (180 Gram Vinyl)
Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer (Digital Download Card)
John Prine – Sweet Revenge
Kid Koala – Floor Kids (Digital Download Card)
Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts
Kanye West – College Dropout
Kanye West – Late Registration
Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana
Lone Justice – This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes 1983
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
Leon Bridges – Coming Home (180 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Lauryn Hill – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Marvin Gaye – Collected
Metallica – Ride the Lightning (180 Gram Vinyl)
Nude Party – Nude Party (Indie Exclusive)
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd- Piper At The Gates of Dawn (180 Gram Vinyl)
Queen – The Game
Queen – Greatest Hits I
Queen – Greatest Hits II
The Raveonettes – Pretty in Black (180 Gram Vinyl)
R.E.M. – Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC (Gatefold LP Jacket)
The Ramones – Road To Ruin (syeor Exclusive 2019)
Ryan Bingham – American Love Song
Shovels & Rope – By Blood
Steve Earle & the Dukes – Guy
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso (Digital Download Card)
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Tyler the Creator – Flower Boy (Gatefold LP Jacket, 150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert, 2PC)
Various Artists – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Picture Disc)
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Wes Montgomery – Back On Indiana Avenue: The Carroll Decamp Recordings (Digipack Packaging)
X – More Fun In The New World
X – Under The Big Black Sun
Yawpers – Human Question (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
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