It’s The 1975 New Vinyl Thursday at The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. Check out this week’s list of new vinyl arrivals:
The 1975 – Being Funny In A Foreign Language (Limited Edition, White Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
311- Mardi Gras 2020
Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes – Uganda (Dawn Of Rock)
Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Black Midi – Hellfire (Red Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Bob Marley – Legend (180 Gram Vinyl, Special Edition, Reissue)
Caleb Caudle – Forsythia (Blue Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
The Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (180 Gram Vinyl)
Cheri Knight – American Rituals
Cibo Matto – Pom Pom: The Essential Cibo Matto (180-Gram Translucent Red Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea (RSD Exclusive)
Duran Duran – Medazzaland (25th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Edition, Pink Colored Vinyl, Anniversary Edition)
The Fixx – Every Five Seconds
The Greg Foat Group – Blue Lotus
George Michael – Older (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Ghost – Meliora
Gorillaz – Song Machine, Season One (Deluxe Edition)
Incubus – Make Yourself
Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix [150 gram Vinyl]
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
The Jacka – Jack of All Trades
Jack McDuff – Live at Parnell’s
Joe Pug – Nation Of Heat / Revisited (Colored Vinyl, Blue, 10-Inch Vinyl)
Johnny Walker – Advent
Kinks – The Kink Kontroversy
Le Ren – Morning & Melancholia
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Level 42 – Guaranteed – (Limited Expanded, 180-Gram Silver & Black Marble Colored Vinyl with Bonus Tracks)
Mac DeMarco – 2 – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
My Chemical Romance – Black Parade
Nduduzo Makhathini – In the Spirit of Ntu
Nduduzo Makhathini has been recording for nearly a decade, but it wasn’t until his last album that the
South African jazz pianist started to receive international recognition. On his 10th album as a leader and
second for Blue Note, Makhathini draws on ntu, an African philosophy based on balance with nature,
individual independence and collective cooperation.
As expected, this is not background music. It can be confrontational at times, but also sublime and
beautiful. Female vocalists Omagug (Makhathini’s wife) and Anna Widauer provide two of the album’s
most transcendent moments, on “Mama” and “Re-Amathambo,” respectively. Separated by several
tracks, the pieces become an oasis in the midst of more challenging numbers, such as “Emlilweni.” This
post-bop number, with guest saxophone player Jaleel Shaw, recalls John Coltrane’s spiritual work on
“Senze Nina” is a simmering prayer with a haunting choir based on an anti-apartheid chant that lies
somewhere between meditation and repentance. “Nyonini Le?” recalls Thelonious Monk in certain
passages and finds the piano and sax tugging against taught drumming.
In the Spirit of Ntu is a landmark release that searches through the remnants of tradition for a path to
the future. It’s a powerful, spiritual journey that rejects passive listening and both changes and
challenges the listener with each play. -Joel Francis
N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton
Otomo Yoshihide – Out To Lunch
Pearl Jam – Rearview-Mirror Vol. 1 (Up Side) (140 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Pearl Jam – Rearview-Mirror Vol. 2 (Down Side) (140 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Pink Floyd – Animals (2018 Remix) (Deluxe Limited Boxed Set, With CD, With Blu-ray, With DVD, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Princess Chelsea – Everything Is Going To Be Alright
New Zealand indie-pop singer Princess Chelsea has branded her fifth full-length release her “nervous
breakdown album.” In keeping with its optimistic title, Everything is Going to be Alright is more
accurately a 10-song journey through Chelsea’s recovery from breakdown. It’s a vulnerable look at how
Chelsea pieces herself back together.
The album starts and ends with two versions of the title song. The opening rendition is uncertain, built
around a haunting organ line and vocals that sound like Chelsea is trying to convince herself of a positive
outcome. By the time we journey to the end, Chelsea is more confident and comfortable in her own
skin. The closing arrangement reflects this with an arrangement nearly twice as long as the first version,
building up from Chelsea’s voice and organ into a swaggering band performance complete with guitar
Between these poles, Chelsea unfurls a catchy, upbeat melody disguising an examination of abuse
(“Love is More”), a sumptuous slice of chamber pop spiked with Sonic Youth guitar feedback (“I Don’t
Know You”) and delivers an ethereal torch song (“Dream Warrior”).
More than a decade after bursting onto the scene with “The Cigarette Duet,” Princess Chelsea continues
to blossom as an artist. With its intricate, tidy arrangements, Everything is Going to Be Alright feels at
times like the music equivalent of a diorama, offering a myriad of details to get lost in. -Joel Francis
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return Of The Dream Canteen (Gatefold LP Jacket, Deluxe Edition)
The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request
Radiohead – Ok Computer (180 Gram Vinyl)
Radiohead – Kid A Mnesia (Gatefold LP Jacket, 3LP
Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives (Extended Play)
The Strokes – The New Abnormal (180 Gram Vinyl, Poster, Download Insert)
S.G. Goodman – Teeth Marks
S.G. Goodman – Old Time Feeling
Skid Row – The Gang’s All Here (Limited Edition, Black, Red, White Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Skip Marley – Higher Place (Beige Colored Vinyl, Bonus Tracks, Anniversary Edition)
Son Little – Like Neptune
Sun Ra – The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra
The Stooges – Fun House (Red, Black Colored Vinyl, 140 Gram Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
Television – Marquee Moon (Clear Vinyl, 140 Gram Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)
The Triptides – So Many Days
Todd Rundgren – Space Force (Red, Green or Blue Colored Vinyl)
Tool – Fear Inoculum (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster)
Tame Impala – Currents
Vacant Lots – Damage Control
Vacant Lots – Endless Night (Limited Edition)
The Vandoliers – Vandoliers (Orange Colored Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
Wu-Tang Clan- Enter Wu-Tang
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