Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 22/11/19

Album of the Week – 22/11/19

This week, there are new release from Beck, Danny Brown and Luke Lalonde (of Born Ruffians) so lots to explore! The new release from Health&Beauty is a little hit and miss, but there are some gems on there if you’re interesting in giving it a listen.

For our album of the week, we went back to an old friend! It’s not a new Leonard Cohen album, per se, but it’s as good as we’re going to get! Yes, it’s a collection of songs fleshed out by Leonard’s son Adam along with the help of some impressive artists such as Beck, The National’s Bryce Dessner and Feist. It is very hard to ignore!

Album of the Week – Leonard Cohen – Thanks For the Dance

“This is the first release following Cohen’s death in November 2016, and features contributions from musicians including Beck, Jennifer Warnes, Damien Rice and Leslie Feist. The song “The Goal” was released with the announcement of the album, on September 20, 2019.

Described as a “continuation” of Cohen’s previous studio album, You Want It Darker (2016), the album’s vocal tracks were recorded during the same sessions, with Cohen’s son and album producer Adam Cohen noting that the album shouldn’t be considered an album of “discarded songs or B sides”.”

Albums Worth Exploring –

Beck – Hyperspace

Coma – Voyage Voyage

Girl Ray – Girl

Danny Brown – Theme Song

Health&Beauty – Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure

Leonard Cohen – Thanks For the Dance

Luke Lalonde (of Born Ruffians) – The Perpetual Optimist

Other Releases – November 22nd:

— 03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – Netflix & Deal

— 24kGoldn – Dropped Outta College EP

— A Horse Called War – Good For Glue (And Nothing Else)

— a-ha – Hunting High and Low (Expanded Edition)

— Abest – Bonds of Euphoria

— Action Bronson – Lamb Over Rice EP

— Alex Chilton – My Rival

— Alexandria Maillot – Benevolence

— Amy Klein – Winter/Time

— Animal Collective – Ballet Slippers

— Anne Müller – Heliopause

— Atreyu – In Our Wake: Deluxe Edition (Vinyl Reissue)

— Avalanche Party – 24 Carat Diamond Trephine

— Battlesword – And Death Cometh Upon Us

— The Beatles – The Singles Collection

— Beck – Hyperspace

— Ben Böhmer – Breathing

— Ben Lee – Quarter Century Classix

— Benjamin Tod – A Heart of Gold is Hard to Find

— Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect (Vinyl Reissue)

— Big Band of Brothers – A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band

— Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins) – Cotillions

— Black Letters – Still As You

— Blackqueen – The Destructive Cycle

— Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race

— Brume – Rabbits

— Buildings – Negative Sound

— Carlos Niño & Friends – Bliss on Dear Oneness

— Cat Casual & The Final Word – The Secret Self

— Coldplay – Everyday Life

— COMA – Voyage Voyage

— Davido – A Good Time

— Dead Horse One – The West is the Best

— Devonté Hynes – Queen & Slim (Original Motion Picture Score)

— DIZASTRA – Elder Sun

— DVM SPIRO – MMXIX – IN FRIGIDVM LECTVM

— Emanne Beasha – A Christmas Wish

— Flipp Dinero – Love For Guala

— Free Snacks – Fast Food

— Gabriel Birnbaum – Not Alone

— Galcher Lustwerk – Information

—  GIRL RAY – Girl

— Grace VanderWaal – Letters Vol. 1 EP

— Grateful Dead – Ready or Not

— Hannah Diamond – Reflections

— Harry Nilsson – Losst and Founnd

— Hazemaze – Hymns of the Damned

— Hazy Sour Cherry – Tour De Tokyo EP

— HEALTH&BEAUTY – Shame Engine / Blood Pleasure

— Her Despair – Exorcisms of Eroticism

— Hinako Omori – Auraelia EP

— HYPNO5E – A Distant (Dark) Source

— i_o – ACID 444

— Inner 29 – Now and Again, Here EP

— Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Dissolution

— Jam Jr. – Jam Jr. Christmas

— Jason Aldean – 9

— Jax Anderson – Heal EP

— The Jay Vons – The Word

— JC Autobody – Turbo (Doomsday Radio Edition)

— Jessica Ekomane – Multivocal

— Jimi Hendrix – Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

— Jon Casey – Flora & Fauna

— Juanes – Más Futuro Que Pasado

— Junius Paul – Ism

— Junkyard – Old Habits Die Hard

— Keller Williams – Speed

— King Satan – I Want You to Worship Satan

— Klaptrae – Abstration 1 EP

— Labrinth – Imagination & The Misfit Kid

— Leon Vincent – World Order Music

— Leonard Cohen – Thanks For the Dance

— Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Extended Edition)

— Lian Ray – Rose

— Lindemann (feat. Rammstein’s Till Lindemann) – F & M

— Lord Mantis – Universal Death Church

— Luggage – Shift

— Luke Lalonde (of Born Ruffians) – The Perpetual Optimist

— Maija Sofia – Bath Time

— Mail the Horse – Mail the Horse

— Marcelo Zarvos – Dark Waters—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— Mattias Unebeck – Voyage Beneath the Sea

— Matty Matheson – A Cookbook (Vinyl Release)

— Metal De Facto – Imperium Romanum

— Michael David (of Classixx) – There In Spirit / Rain II EP

— Mind Cove – Drift

— Miracle Sweepstakes – Rorschached

— Mister Goblin – Is Path Warm?

— Nallo – Anger and Figureheads

— Necrophagia – Here Lies Necrophagia: 35 Years of Death Metal

— The New Regime (feat. Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails) – Heart Mind Body & Soul

— Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – Nightmare Forever

— Noisepoetnobody – Concrete Vitalist

— no-man (Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson) – Love You to Bits

— Northbound – Soul Kiss

— NovaBound – Sevenths

— OBSEQUIAE – The Palms of Sorrowed Kings

— Oiseaux-Tempëte – From Somewhere Invisible

Omar Souleyman – Shlon

— Own Paw Thee Die – Cock Tales, Vol. 2: Poossy of Darkness EP

— Pat Thomas, Dominic Lash, and Tony Orrell – BleySchool

— Pedro Vian – River Stones EP

— PLEIADEES – PLEIADEES EP

— Pluralone (Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers) – To Be One with You

— Quantic – Atlantic Modulations EP

— Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing (Reissue)

— Richard Buckner – Dents and Shells (Vinyl Reissue)

— Richard Fearless – Deep Rave Memory

— Robbie Williams – The Christmas Present

— Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – You’re In My Heart

— Ruthie – Universal Heartbreak Now EP

— Salvation – Year of the Fly

— Sefi Zisling – Expanse

— Shadowlands – 003

— Signum Regis – The Seal of a New World

— Skyblood (Mats Leven) – Skyblood

— SOMEHOW JO – TUSK

— Sondra Sun-Odeon – Desyre

— Spoken in Tongues – That Nail That Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down

— Still – Reprieve EP

— Swagger Rite – The Swagged Out Pedestrian EP

— Syd Kult – Uncovered EP

— Tainted Lady – Sounds Like Freedom // Feels Like War

Tim Buckley – Live at the Electric Theatre Co. Chicago, 1968

— Timi Dakolo – Merry Christmas, Darling

— Tinashe – Songs For You

— Tygers of Pan Tang – Ritual

— Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound

— Various Artists – & Juliet (Original London Cast Recording)

— Various Artists – Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits

— Various Artists – Hannukah+ (Digital Release)

— Various Artists – This Warm December, Vol. III

— Violet – Feels Like Heaven EP

— Void Vator – Stranded

— William Hooker – Symphonie of Flowers

— Yellow Claw – Never Dies

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