Wilco Thursday Newsletter

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Wilco – Cousin (Gatefold LP Jacket, 150g)

Wilco’s thirteenth studio album, Cousin, was recorded in the band’s legendary Chicago studio – The Loft – over a period of two years. The ten new tracks are written by band leader Jeff Tweedy and feature musical performances by the longtime lineup of Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, John Stirratt, Pat Sansone and, of course, Tweedy on lead vocals.

After a short detour back into their country-influenced roots via last year’s Cruel Country double album, Cousin sees Wilco back in their more familiar progressive and experimental rock territory. Tweedy’s singular songwriting voice is in full evidence, with lyrics weaving across a variety of topics – from the iconoclastic to the introspective.

Adding a unique and new element to the recording process was the attachment of Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon as producer – the first time an outsider has been actively involved in a Wilco recording session for more than ten years, since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Le Bon brought her unique musical perspective to the band’s trademark sound and provided them with an inspiring new challenge to push their musical boundaries.

The B-52’s – Cosmic Thing

The B-52’s – Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Generation

Boards of Canada – Trans Canada Highway

The Breeders – Last Splash

Cake – Comfort Eagle (180 Gram Vinyl)

The Cars – Moving in Stereo: The Best of the Cars (180g)

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

The Cult – Love (Gatefold LP Jacket)

Curtis Mayfield – Curtis (Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right Series, 140 Gram Vinyl Blue Colored Vinyl, Brick & Mortar Exclusive)

Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism (Booklet, Gatefold 2LP Jacket, 20th Anniversary Edition)

Def Leppard – Pyromania (180g)

Deftones – Adrenaline (180g)

Deftones – Around the Fur (180g)

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (180 Gram Vinyl)

Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun

Explosions in the Sky – End – Yellow (Yellow Colored Vinyl, 180 Gram)

Foo Fighters – The Essential Foo Fighters (Gatefold LP Jacket, 140 Gram Vinyl)

Gorillaz – Demon Days (Picture Disc Vinyl, 2LP)

Green Day – Dookie (30th Anniversary, Blue Colored Vinyl)

Limited 30th Anniversary baby blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Green Day’s third studio album Dookie was released in February 1994, and has since sold over 15 million copies worldwide, including 10 million in the US (RIAA Diamond certified). The album is an iconic punk-rock-pop masterpiece and one of the most influential and defining albums of the 1990’s. It spawned five hit singles that are still hugely popular songs: “Longview”, “Basket Case”, “Welcome to Paradise”, “When I Come Around”, and “She”.

Greta Van Fleet – From The Fires

J Dilla – Donuts

Jason Isbell – Southeastern (Indie Exclusive,  10th Anniversary Edition, Clear Blue Vinyl)

Jason Isbell’s songs are filled with ghosts. They’re haunted by spirits both welcome and unwelcome, by the personal and historical legacies that make us who we are. Nowhere Is this more evident than on his 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. Isbell offers confessions. Reflections. and promises that contront and make communion with those who have come before and remain wIth us still. It’s twelve tracks represent an extended meditation on the concept articulated by another celebrated southern storyteller, author William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.”

Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced

Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix (150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Killer Mike – Michael (Indie Exclusive, Gold Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, 2LP)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Teenage Gizzard (Picture Disc Vinyl)

Kylie Minogue – Tension (Limited Edition, Orange Colored Vinyl)

Discussing ‘Tension’, Kylie says, “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’, it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song. I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”

Leon Bridges – Coming Home (180 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)

Linkin Park – Meteora

Mac DeMarco – Another One

Mac DeMarco – 2 (10th Anniversary, 8 Page Booklet, 2LP)

Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine

Madvillain – All Caps

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2LP)

MF Doom – MM…Food (Green, Pink Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz (Deluxe Edition, 140g, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Miley Cyrus’ 3x Platinum album Bangerz. Reflect back on when Miley Used To Be Young by revisiting the beloved original hits such as “Wrecking Ball,” “We Can’t Stop,” and “Adore You,” in an updated packaging featuring never seen before photos and the bonus track “23” with Mike WiLL Made-It.

N.W.A. – Greatest Hits (Bonus Track, Remastered)

Orville Peck – Pony

Paramore – After Laughter (Black and White Colored Vinyl, Digital Download Card)

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds (180 Gram Vinyl)

Pink Floyd – The Wall (180g, Gatefold, 2LP)

Pixies – Come on Pilgrim

Pixies – Doolittle (180g)

Pixies –  Trompe Le Monde (180g)

The Police – Synchronicity (180g)

Prince – Purple Rain (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered)

Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire (180g)

R.E.M. – Out Of Time (180g, MP3 Download)

Shania Twain – Come On Over (Diamond Edition, 2LP, 180g)

The Smiths – Queen Is Dead

The Smiths – The Smiths (180 Gram Vinyl)

Steely Dan – Aja

Aja is the sixth studio album by Steely Dan, originally released in 1977. On the album, band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker pushed Steely Dan further into experimenting with different combinations of session players, enlisting the services of nearly 40 musicians, while pursuing longer, more sophisticated compositions and arrangements.

Stereolab – Dots & Loops (Expanded Version, Digital Download Card)

SZA – CTRL (150 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Green, Gatefold LP Jacket

Thundercat – It Is What It Is (Red Colored Vinyl, 140 Gram Vinyl, Photos)

Tom Waits – Franks Wild Years (180g)

Originally released in 1987 on Island Records, Franks Wild Years is Tom Waits’ 10th studio album. Titled for a play of the same name and authored by Waits and his wife, Kathleen Brennan, Franks Wild Years was performed by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1986. Franks Wild Years is an iteration of the track “Frank’s Wild Years” from Waits’ 1983 album Swordfishtrombones.

The album divides the story neatly into two acts and although titled “un operachi romantic”, there is no opera in Franks. There is a hilarious touch of operatic styling by Waits himself in the song “Temptation.” His vocal character varies wildly throughout the work’s 17 songs, and is no more impressive than when the gruff, growly singer turns to impeccable Sinatra-esque phrasing on the Vegas number, “Straight To The Top.” While Franks featured a 14-member cast on stage, the album is all-Waits—yet suggests a multitude of characters by virtue of his chameleon vocals. The album is a startling group of lost dreams, bad dreams, dreams that might not even be dreams. The music is nightmarish, ethereal, beautiful. Think broken calliopes played by genius children, horns played at dawn in a graveyard, banjos leaking through practice room walls. Titles evoke Frank’s dime-store Odyssey: “Straight To The Top,” “Blow Wind Blow,” “Temptation,” “I’ll Be Gone.” NME ranked the work the number five album of 1987.

Newly remastered for the first time ever from the original ½” flat master tape and personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering under the guidance of Waits’ longtime audio engineer, Karl Derfler. The album packaging has also been restored. Franks Wild Years includes tracks such as “Cold Cold Ground,” “Way Down In The Hole” – versions of which were used as the theme music of HBO’s series The Wire – and “Temptation.” Available on 180g black vinyl.

Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (180g)

Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones (180g)

Tool – Lateralus

Tyler Childers – Rustin’ In The Rain (140g, Poster)

Zach Bryan – American Heartbreak


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