Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 04/09/20

Album of the Week – 04/09/20

There are weeks the choice is so obvious it’s hardly worth having this slot! This, dear friends, is such a time. It would be like trying to fight back the tide to deny the existence of a new Bill Callahan record. Time will tell whether it’s as good as his previous work but on early listens it definitely shows promise.

That’s not to say there is nothing else of merit this week. There are new releases from Grant-Lee Phillips (Lighting, Show Us Your Stuff), Hamilton Leithauser (Live! at Cafe Carlyle), and the Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith (Peradam) to name but a few, but it was always going to be Bill, wasn’t it…

Albums of the Week – Gold Record by Bill Callahan

“What sounds like an insubstantial album at first is really worth giving time to. Bill Callahan sounds so at peace on these songs. These songs are far from offcuts, and if it doesn’t quite hit the heights of last year’s Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest, it definitely occupies a position towards the top of Bill Callahan’s impressive catalogue of work.” – Review by Killian Laher

Albums of Note:

— Bill Callahan – Gold Record

— Dirty Projectors – Super João EP

— Grant-Lee Phillips – Lighting, Show Us Your Stuff

— Hamilton Leithauser – Live! at Cafe Carlyle

— Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – Peradam

— Tricky – Fall to Pieces

— Yo La Tengo – Electr-o-pura (25th Anniversary Reissue)

Released on September 4th:

— ’68 – Love Is Ain’t Dead

— 112 – 112 Forever (Slim & Mike) EP

— Across the Swarm – Projections

— Afel Bocoum – Lindé

— Airforce – Strike Hard

— All Them Witches – Nothing as the Ideal

— Alright – I’m Doing This to Myself

— Andrew Wasylyk – Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation

— Annie Dessner – Coffee at the Corner Bar

— Aua – I Don’t Want It Darker

— AWSDOTR – Deathbed Lullabies

— Barely Civil – I’ll Figure This Out

— Beneath a Steel Sky – Beneath a Steel Sky

— Big Havi – Personal Problems 2

— Big Sean – Detroit 2

— Billy Pilgrim – Time Machine

— Bizzy Banks – G.M.T.O. (Get Money Take Over) Vol. 1

— Black Magnet – Hallucination Scene

— Blonde Redhead – Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (Vinyl Reissue)

— BSCBR (feat. Angel Deradoorian, Nick Zinner, and Greg Fox) – Master of Rehearsal 7-Inch

— Carolina Story – Dandelion

— Chaser – Look Alive EP

— Chutney – Chutney EP

— Cobra Spell – Love Venom EP

Cold Years – Paradise

— Corey Flood – Hanging Garden

— Corvus Corax Era Metallum – Era Metallum

— Cryptozoologists – Pond Life

— Cult of Lilith – Mara

— Dead Lord – Surrender

— Deafkids & Petbrick – Deafbrick

— Declan McKenna – Zeroes

— The Demon Rind – Something Nice I Want to Tell You

— Denis Sulta – This Moment of Silence EP

— Desolator – Sermon of Apathy

— Desource – Ambition EP

— Dirk Powell – When I Wait For You

— Dirty Projectors – Super João EP

— The Doobie Brothers – The Doobie Brothers: Quadio

— Drew Danbury – Icarus Phoenix

— Dukes of Chutney – Hazel

— Ecuador – Silent Enemy EP

— Eliza Skinner – Regarding My Lovers

— Elliot Nelson – As He Now Appears

— Elrichman – Heaven’s Mayor

— En Minor (feat. Phil Anselmo) – When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out

— Eric McM – Caravan Discordia

— Fame on Fire – Levels

— Festerdecay and Crash Syndrom – Encyclopedia of Putrefactive Anomalies

— Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974

— Foretoken – Ruin

— Forrest Fang – The Book of Wanderers

— Freak Heat Waves – Zap The Planet

— Galya Bisengalieva- Aralkum

— GFM – Operation Takeover EP

— Godcaster – Long Haired Locusts

— The Gooms – Laugh.

— Gourd – The Emptied Wastes

— Grant-Lee Phillips – Lighting, Show Us Your Stuff

— Grant Pavol – Album A Year

— Greta – Ardent Spring

— Gungfly – Alone Together

— Hamilton Leithauser – Live! at Cafe Carlyle

— Hannah Georgas – All That Emotion

— Hannah Grace – Remedy

— Hardy – A Rock

— The Hawkins – Silence is a Bomb

— Hayden Calnin – Soon Forever EP

— Hayes Carll – Alone Together Sessions

— Hell in the Club – Hell of Fame

— The Hellfire Club – A Different Song

— Home Counties – Redevelopment EP

— Humanity’s Last Breath – Detestor EP (Reissue)

— Humanity’s Last Breath – Humanity’s Last Breath (Reissue)

— Idiot Robot – Idiot Robot

— In Parallel – Fashioner EP

— India Ramey – Shallow Graves

— Initiates – Esoteric Pop

— Jabbawoki – Something’s Cookin’ EP

— James Lee Baker – 100 Summers

— Japanese Television – EPIII

— JARV IS… (Jarvis Cocker) – Beyond the Pale

— Jesse Draxler – Reigning Cement

— Joe Barksdale – Sincerely

— Jon Reynolds & The Aches – Petrichor EP

— Joseph Capriati – Metamorfosi

— Joshua Burnside – Into the Depths of Hell

— Josiah Johnson (of The Head and the Heart) – Every Feeling On A Loop

— Joy Denalane – Let Yourself Be Loved

— Kamaran – Transmission EP

— Katavasia – Magnus Venator

— King Crimson – The Elements 2020 Tour Box

— Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – Rantings From the Book of Swamp

— Korine – The Night We Raise Out

— Landfall – The Turning Point

— Lang Lang – Goldberg Variations

— Laura Stevenson – Sit Resist (Deluxe Reissue)

— Lauren Alaina – Getting Over Him EP

— Lawn – Johnny

— Layne’s Calling – Layne’s Calling EP

— Lomelda – Hannah

— The Love-Ins – As It Lays EP

— Luka – First Steps of Letting Go

— Magni – Magni

— Marc Scibilia – Seed of Joy

— Max Bessesen – Trouble

— MemoCrash – Humanity&Revenant

— Michael Rider – Temptation

— Michael Rother (of Neu! and Harmonia) – Solo II

— Muzzle Tung – Gannet

— Naked Roommate – Do the Duvet

— Native Harrow – Closeness

— Nitti Gritti & Maliboux – Rock N Roll

— Noumena – Anima

— numün – voyage au soleil

— Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber

— Oh Susanna – Sleepy Little Sailor (Deluxe Edition)

— Oxalate – Infatuating Sickness

— Pale Blue Dot – Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

— Phew – Vertigo OK

— Phil Augusta Jackson – The Redondo Tape

— Phil Madeley – Century Witch Hunt EP

— The Pineapple Thief – Versions of the Truth

— Polytherian – Role Play

— Poppongene – Futures Unsure Remix EP

— Prospects – Recalling EP

— Regrowth – Lungs

— Resita Rocks – Nascuti din foc

— Rex Orange County – Bcos U Will Never B Free (Vinyl Reissue)

— Rising Steel – Fight Them All

— Rocket Pengwin – Planet Earth EP

— The Rolling Stones – Goats Head Soup (Deluxe Reissue)

— Saint Saviour – Tomorrow Again

— Sami Chofi – Extraordinary World

— San Cisco – Between You and Me

— Saturday’s Heroes – Turn Up the Music!

— Scarypoolparty – Doom Hologram

— Scott Helman – Nonsuch Park

— Serpent Omega – II

— Shlohmo – Heaven Inc. EP

— Silke Eberhard & Nikolaus Neuser with Talibam! – This Week Is in Two Weeks

— Simon Collins – Becoming Human

— Skinshape – Umoja

— Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – Peradam

— Sprain – As Lost Through Collision

— St. Panther – These Days EP

— The Star Prairie Project – Frantic Mind

— The Sunrise – Brand New Disorder

— Tangents – Timeslips

— Tennessee Jet – The Country

— Tekashi 6ix9ine – Tattle Tales

— TEST and Roy Campbell – TEST and Roy Campbell

— The Oh Hellos – Boreas EP

— Theo Alexander – Animadversions

— Thibault – Or Not Thibault

— Thor & Friends – 3

— Thor & Friends – 4

— Threestepstotheocean – Del Fuoco

— Toothsome – Broken Sound Tapes

— Total Revenge – Total Revenge

— Tricky – Fall to Pieces

— U96 – Transhuman

— unhappybirthday – mondchateau

— Various Artists – AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T. Rex

— Various Artists – The House That Bradley Built

— Various Artists – In the Heights – Original Broadway Cast Recording (Vinyl Box Set)

— Vaya Futuro – El Peso Del Mundo

— Vera Hotsauce – Hot n Saucy

— Violent Vickie – Division

— Vritra – Sonar

— Watertank – Silent Running

— Wings of Destiny – Ballads

— Witche’s Brew – Chronicles Of Electric Sorcery

— Wonho (formerly of Monsta X) – Part. 1 Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me

— Yelle – L’Ère du Verseau

— Yo La Tengo – Electr-o-pura (25th Anniversary Reissue)

— Young Knives – Barbarians

— Zakk Sabbath – Vertigo

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