Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 25/09/20

Album of the Week – 25/09/20

Remember last week we were saying it was a slow week? Well, this week is a bit of an avalanche of new music and a lot of it very good indeed!

It is good news but it makes it more than a bit difficult to pick the best album! There are new releases from Fleet Foxes (technically released Tuesday), Bob Mould, IDLES, Sufjan Stevens and the bold Róisín Murphy. More than a few of them will end up in the ‘Album of the Year’ lists but just because they have a very special place in our hearts we’ve gone for some local ladies!

Album of the Week – In Waiting by Pillow Queens

“In Waiting is Pillow Queens’ debut album, the result of four years of brotherly love in a sisterly unit from Ireland’s most urgent, yearning, rock band. Crafted from our lives, and honed in a studio in rural Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, this is a record by queens in waiting and kings in the making.

It’s an album about love; self-love, queer love, the anxiety-inducing faultlines of romantic love, and the love for a city and a country that simultaneously has your back and is on your back.”

Albums of Note:

— Thurston Moore – By the Fire

— Fleet Foxes – Shore

— Deftones – Ohms

— Bob Mould – Blue Hearts

— IDLES – Ultra Mono

— Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

— Pillow Queens – In Waiting

— Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine


September 22nd:

— Babybird – King of Nothing

— Donald Johnson – A Certain Slant

— Fleet Foxes – Shore

— Gatecloser – From the Wasteland

— Ossuary Anex – Obscurantism Apogee

— Whiskey Jennings Bryan – All We Need

September 25th:

— 2 Chainz – So Help Me God

— A Certain Ratio – ACR LOCO

— A.R. Booth – Bashful Rhino

— Action Bronson – Only For Dolphins

— Affliction Vector – Death Comes Supreme EP

— Ai Aso – The Faintest Hint

— Alpha Wolf – a quiet place to die

— Angelic Desolation – Quorum of Unspeakable Curses

— Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly

— Annihilus – Ghanima

— Anteloper – Tour Beats Vol. 1

— Anya Maria – Queen of the Night

— A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats II

— Asy Saavedra (of Chaos Chaos) – Trover Saves the Universe

— ATHON – ATHON

— Attic Salt – Get Wise

— Austin Archer – Beautiful Things

— Ayreon – Transitus

— B & The Hive – Heart Beat EP

— The Band of Heathens – Stranger

— Bella White – Just Like Leaving

— Bendrix Littleton – Deep Dark South

— Benjamin Gordon – Live Sessions EP

— Benjamin Koppel & The Art of the Quartet – Ultimate Soul & Jazz Revue

— Bette Smith – The Good, The Bad, and The Bette

— Between the Buried Me – Alaska (Vinyl Reissue)

— Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glen-Copeland

— Big Scenic Nowhere – Lavender Blues EP

— Billy Lemos – Wonder

— Bismut – Retrocausality

— Blackevil – Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire

— Blazon Rite – Dulce Bellum Inexpertis EP

— Blue Hawaii – Under 1 House

— Bob Mould – Blue Hearts

— Boy Becomes Hero – Escape Artist

— Brendon Randall-Myers – Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies

— Bright Dog Red – Somethin’ Comes Along

— The Buckleys – Daydream

— Buildings and Food – Up Down Strange Charm

— Bullion – Heaven Is Over EP (Digital Release)

— Cabbage – Amanita Pantherina

— Caitlyn Smith – Supernova (Deluxe)

— Carl Stone – Stolen Car

— Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Chicago Waves

— Carrie Underwood – My Gift

— Cayucas – Blue Summer

— Cherry Ames – No Breaks EP

— Christian Death – Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ (Vinyl Reissue)

— Christian Machado – Hollywood y Sycamore

— Christian McBride Big Band – For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver

— Christopher Parker & Kelley Hurt – No Tears Suite

— Christopher the Conquered – I Am Christopher

— Chrome Waves – Where We Live

— Chubby Checker – Dancin’ Party: The Chubby Checker Collection (1960 – 1966)

— Chubby Checker – Twist with Chubby Checker (60th Anniversary Reissue)

— Classified –Time EP

— Concetta Abbate – Mirror Touch

— Connor Bracken and The Mother Leeds Band – Nightbird Motel

— Cosmos Island – Someplace EP

— Cristian Machado – Hollywood Y Sycamore

— Crypt Walk – Rot Gut Prophecies

— Crystal Spiders – Molt

— D.A. Stern – Mmxxtape

— Dashboard Confessional – MTV Unplugged 2.0 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Dead Low – Listen Up! EP

— Death Bells – New Signs of Life

— Deftones – Ohms

— DeLange – Images

— Devenny and Bathwater 404 – Paradise Drive

— Diana Demuth – Misadventure

— Diana Krall – The Dream of You

— Diana Ross & The Supremes – Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl: The Ultimate Edition

— Didirri – Sold For Sale EP

— Dosem – Dream Decoder

— Douaumont – DSCH: String Quartet No. 8

— Dropdead – Demoes 1991

— DVNA – All My Friends EP

— Dystopia – Geen Weg Uit

— Early Moods – Spellbound

— Eli Gardiner – The Fire and the Medicine

— Elme – Departures EP

— Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – 100 Years of Blues

— Elzhi – Seven Times Down Eight Times Up

— Emile Mosseri – Kajillionaire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Eve Maret – Stars Aligned

— Eyes – Underperformer

— FISH – Weltschmerz

— Fleetburner – Fleetburner

— Flica – Tapsskog EP

— Fish – Weltschmerz

— Floorbird – Fall Apart Anywhere EP

— Four Stroke Baron – Monoqueen

— The Freedom Affair – Freedom Is Love

— Fuller – Crush Me EP

— Gamblers – Small World

— Genevieve Dawson – Letters I Won’t Send

— Ghost of Vroom (feat. Mike Doughty) – Ghost of Vroom 2 EP

— Gloom Balloon – So Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost

— Grand Master – I Am Living

— Grand Nathaniel – At the Lagoon

— Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 26 – 4/26/69 Electric Theater, Chicago, IL 4/27/69 Labor Temple Minneapolis, MN (Vinyl Reissue)

— Gravité – Gravieté

— Grendel’s Sÿster – Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz EP (Vinyl Reissue)

— Gridfailure – Epicenter MMXX: Quarantine Instrumentals

— Haider – The Muses Come Out At Night EP

— Half Stack – Wings of Love

— Heavy Salad – Cult Casual

— Hecate Enthroned – Virulent Rapture (Reissue)

— Hen Ogledd (feat. Richard Dawson) – Free Humans

— Henge – ExoKosm

— Herbie Hancock – My Point of View (Vinyl Reissue)

— Hexecutor – Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge

— Hexx – Entangled In Sin

— The Hives – Live At Third Man Records

— Horace Silver – Further Expectations (Vinyl Reissue)

— Horsewhip – Laid to Waste

— IDLES – Ultra Mono

— Irontom – Cult Following

— Jaah SLT – 9-25-20

— Jadu Heart – Hyper Romance

— Jake Winstrom – Circles

— James Kennedy – Make Anger Great Again

— Jarrod Dickenson – Under A Texas Sky EP

— Jason Nix – Money On You EP

— Jay Bremer – Everybody’s Getting Married

— Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – Honor

— Jimmy Smith – Prayer Meetin’ (Vinyl Reissue)

— Joe McAlinden – Edit

— Joe Nolan – B-Sides EP

— John Prine – Souvenirs (Vinyl Reissue)

— Joji – Nectar

— Jordan Tice – Motivational Speakeasy

— Just Before Dawn – An Army at Dawn

— Karl Blau – Live From the Void

— Kataklysm – Unconquered

— Kellee Patterson – Maiden Voyage (Vinyl Reissue)

— Khushi – Instincts EP

— Kirk Fletcher – My Blues Pathway

— KTL (Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley) – VII

— Kraków Loves Adana – Darkest Dreams

— La Cerca – A Nice Sweet Getaway

— Laser Dracul – Hagridden

— Left at London – Transgender Street Legend Vol. 2 EP

— Lethian Dreams – A Shadow of Memories

— Logan Smith – Feels Right EP

— Los Blenders – Mazune 2016

— Los Natas – Corsario Negro (Reissue)

— Lou Reed – New York: Deluxe Edition

— Lydia Loveless – Daughter

— Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets to My Downfall

— Madrost – Charring the Rotting Earth

— Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings E&F Sides (Physical Release)

— Marcelyn, the band – Monstrous Existence

— Marche Funebre – Einderlicht

— Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu – Renegade Breakdown

— Masma Dream World – Play At Night

— Matthieu Bordenave – La traverse

— Matveï – Summer Collection

— Maxwell Stern – Impossible Sum

— MBNel – Child of the Trenches EP

— Memoira – Carnival of Creation

— The Menzingers – From Exile (Digital Release)

— Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi – Cuts Open

— Mihai Popoviciu – Motion Manifold

— Minerva – Enigma Adamantine

— Mint Field – Sentimento Mundial

— Misty Boyce – Genesis

— Model Child – Dropout

— Montaña Sagrada – The Living Green EP

— Mos Generator and Di’Aul – Mos Generator and Di’Aul

— Muck and the Mires – Take Me Back to Planet Earth EP

— Mountain Tamer – Psychosis Ritual

— Mt. Doubt – Doubtlands

— My Kid Brother – My Kid Brother EP

— Nasty – Menace

— Neffex – New Beginnings

— The Neighbourhood – Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones

— Nicolas Michaux – Amour Colère

— Night Shop – The Fountain EP

— Nightjacket – Following the Curve EP

— Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (Vinyl Reissue)

— Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (Vinyl Reissue)

— object blue x TSVI – Hyperaesthesia EP

— Obsidian Kingdom – Meat Machine

— The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic

— Okvsho – Kamala’s Danz

— Opus Vitae – Gramercy

— Orava – Behind the Wave

— Orchestra Baobab – Specialist In All Styles (Vinyl Reissue)

— Orplid – Deus Vult

— Orplid – Legatum

— P.J. Farley – Accent the Change

— Painted Doll – How to Draw Fire

— Paris – Safe Space Invader

— Peter Gabriel – Live in 1987 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Pillow Queens – In Waiting

— Places Around the Sun – Places Around the Sun

— Porcelan – Mood Ring

— Preach – Likör

— The Pretty Things – Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood

— Prince – Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe Edition)

— Profligate – Too Numb to Know

— Psychic Temple – Houses of the Holy

— Public Enemy – What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down

— Rachel Lark – Sex and Balances EP

— The Raymond Scott Big Band – Hemidemisemiquaver: Buried Treasures of the Raymond Scott Big Band

— Realize – Machine Violence

— Reef – Replenish (25th Anniversary Reissue)

— Repentance – God For A Day

— Reternity – A Test of Shadows

— The Reticent – The Oubliette

— Ric Robertson – Strange World

— Richard Skelton – These Charms May Be Sung Over a Wound

— Riches – Fantasy Chapel

— Ricky Bird – Sobering Times

— Riley Pearce – Maybe I Can Sleep It Off EP

— Rituals of Mine – Hype Nostalgia

— Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine

— The Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels Live

— Rucci – Midget

— Rumours – Neither Innocent Nor Wavering

— Ryan and Pony – Moshi Moshi

— SaD – Saturn Rules The Material World

— SAD13 (Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis) – Haunted Painting

— Sam Baird – Lines and Ripples

— Sam Interface – Pink Dolphins EP

— Sango – Da Rocinha 4

— Sara Marie Barron – Existential Glam

— Sarah Kirkland Snider – Mass for the Endangered

— Schlammpeitziger – Ein Weltleck in der Echokammer

— Scordatura – Mass Failure

— The Search – Heart’s Racing

— Seth Bogart – Seth Bogart Presents….Men On The Verge Of Nothing

— Shannon LaBrie – Building

— Shay Lia – Solaris EP

— ShitKid – 20/20 ShitKid

— Shotgun Rodeo – Double Barreled Vengeance

— Shy Boys – Talk Loud

— The Silent Years – Spider Season

— Simon Alexander – A Place to Call Home

— Sing Leaf – Not Earth

— Sizzy Rocket – Anarchy

— SKÁLMÖLD – 10 Year Anniversary – Live In Reykjavík

— SkeleToon– Nemesis

— Sol Invictus – In A Garden Green (Vinyl Reissue)

— Sola Rosa – Chasing The Sun

— Sons On Fire – Faded EP

— Sophia Loizou – Untold

— Sofheso – A Record (記録)

— South of Salem – The Sinner Takes It All

— Spatial Relations (Nicholas Principe and Peter Silberman) – Talking to Strangers: The Companion Album

— SpellBook – Magick & Mischief

— Spillage Village – Spilligion

— Squirrel Nut Zippers – Lost Songs of Doc Souchon

— Starley – One of One

— Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension (Digital Release)

— Super M – Super One

— Surfer Blood – Carefree Theatre

— Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?

— Sweater Curse – push//pull EP

— Sylvan Esso – Free Love

— T Truman (The Vaccines’ Timothy Lanham) – Born To Be Right EP

— Tailbird – Lost Pet Poster Template

— Tashi Dorji – Stateless

— Télépopmusik – Everybody Breaks the Line

— Tems – Broken Ears EP

— Terri Clark – It’s Christmas… Cheers!

— Texas Hill – Texas Hill EP

— Thomas Csobra – Thomas Csobra

— Thomm Jutz – To Live in Two Worlds Volume 2

— Thurston Moore – By the Fire

— Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death

— Trevor Hall – In and Through the Body

— Tristan Welch – Capitalist Teeth

— Troi Irons – flowers, the album

— Tusks – Live At Village Underground

— Twin God – Deaths EP

— TWRP – Over the Top

— Uada – Djinn EP

— UFO95 – Popularity is Overrated

— Ultraviolence – Sally Would Say…

— Undead – Existential Horror (Vinyl Release)

— Urte – Permafrost

— Varathron – Glorification Under the Latin Moon

— Various Artists – Blue Note Re:imagined

— Various Artists – Mafia: Deluxe Edition

— Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (Vinyl Reissue)

— Violent Night – A N T I H E R O E S

— Vous Autres – Sel de Pierre

— Vrîmuot – O Tempora, O Mores!

— The War and Treaty – Hearts Town

— Wax Chattels – Clot

— White Dog – White Dog

— whiterosemoxie – grae ceilings

— Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) – Generations

— Wilmette – Wilmette EP

— Wylie Cable – Shimmer, Then Disappear

— Y-Dapt – Love and Lost EP

— Yves Jarvis – Sundry Rock Song Stock

— Zach Heckendorf – HAWK TALK

— Ziemba – True Romantic

— ZZ Top – Live From Texas (Vinyl Reissue)

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