Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 27/11/20

Album of the Week – 27/11/20

Yes, we’re back with another exciting entry of everyone’s favourite ‘Album of the Week’ post! This week, we’ve decided to ignore Mylie Cyrus. She’s getting enough attention in other locations so she’ll get none here.

So, what about the new releases you say… well, there’s another album by Ane Brun (which we reviewed here) It’s only been a month since her last album but it started life as a double album, so no real surprise. There’s also a taste of Elliott Smith with a collection of ‘Alternative Versions’. It’s as much as we’re going to get from him at this stage, so be happy with your lot. Úna Keane has (probably) the best of the Irish releases with her album Collaborations. Myles Manley wins the competition for the best album title of the week, with his release ‘Cometh the Softies’.

In the end, we went for the return of an old friend, with Bent’s first album of new work in 14 years. There’s nothing too different about it, but we missed them a lot!

Album of the Week – Bent – Up In The Air

If you don’t count their archival vault digging exercise in 2013, it’s been no less than 14 years since we last heard a record from the mighty Bent. Expert purveyors of sophisticated downtempo meanderings with depth beyond the average coffee table enterprise, their original run in the early 00s was peerless and oh so easy on the ears. Now they’re back like a particularly chilled bolt out of the blue with a whole new album for you to melt into. Existing Bent fans will certainly be satisfied with the sound on offer, while their mellow and melodious approach enjoys renewed relevance in the wake of these ambient-friendly times.

 

Albums of Note –

— Ane Brun – How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow

— Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks – Orange Crate Instrumentals

— David Gilmour – Yes I Have Ghosts

— Drive By Truckers – Plan 9 Records July 13th, 2006

— Elliott Smith – Elliott Smith Alternate Versions

— Jenn Grant – Forever on Christmas Eve

— Myles Manley – Cometh the Softies

— Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (the Instrumentals)

—  Úna Keane – Collaborations

Albums Released on November 27th:

— Aimee Mann – Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Alanis Morrisette – Live at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 2020 (Vinyl Release)

— Albertine Sarges – The Sticky Fingers

— Alice In Chains – SAP EP (Vinyl Reissue)

— Alice Ray – Lost In The Dark EP

— Amahiru – Amahiru

— Ane Brun – How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow

— Anthony Phillips – Missing Links I-IV (Box Set)

— Anthrax – Soldiers of Metal (Vinyl Reissue)

— Are We Static – Accepting The Universe

— Arrayan Path – The Marble Gates to Apeiron

— Autumnblaze – Welkin Shores Burning

— Azarath – Saint Desecration

— The Bangles – Doll Revolution (Vinyl Reissue)

— Baroness – Live At Maida Vaile BBC Vol. II EP

— The Battery Farm – Endless Unstoppable Pain EP

— Beastie Boys – Some Old Bullshit (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Beat Farmers – Live at Spring Valley Inn 1983 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Bent – Up In The Air

— Best Coast – Crazy For You (10th Anniversary Edition)

— Bethmoora – Thresholds

— Big Big Train – Empire

— Big K.R.I.T – TDT (Vinyl Reissue)

— Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) – No Fun Mondays

— Blesson Roy – Think Like Spring

— Blue Öyster Cult – Live In Pasadena July ’83 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Bombino – Bombino Live

— Brian Callihan – Brian Callihan

— Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks – Orange Crate Instrumentals

— Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Vinyl Reissue)

— BruteAllies – Ash & Nails

— Buckcherry – Buckcherry (Vinyl Reissue)

— Carnage Alpha – From There to Oblivion

— The Cavemen – Euthanise Me EP

— Cee Lo Green – Cee Lo’s Magic Moment (Vinyl Reissue)

— Cell Press – Cell Press EP

— Ceremonial Castings – Salem 1692 (MMXX) (Reissue)

— The Chariot – Long Live (Vinyl Reissue)

— Chicano Batman – Invisible People (Vinyl Reissue)

— Chuck Berry – Rockin’ Rollin’ New Years Eve (Vinyl Reissue)

— CJ Mirra – Translate

— Cloudly Clouds – Imprisoned in a Daydream

— Clutch – WeatherMaker Vault Series Vol. 1

— Coil – Musick To Play in the Dark (Reissue)

— The Corona Lantern – Certa Omnibus Hora

— Crack the Sky – Tribes

— Crown the Empire – 7102010

— Dave Brubeck – Christmas Lullabies

— Dave Grusen – The Goonies (Original Motion Picture Score) (Vinyl Reissue)

— David Gilmour – Yes I Have Ghosts

— Def Neon – War Beats

— Dinah Thorpe – For The Birds

— Dirty Freud – Love In The Backwater EP

— DMX – Best of DMX

— Don Cunningham – Something For Everyone (Vinyl Reissue)

— Dream Theater – Distant Memories – Live In London

— Drive By Truckers – Plan 9 Records July 13th, 2006

— Electric Hydra – Electric Hydra

— Eleine – Dancing In Hell

— Elliott Smith – Elliott Smith Alternate Versions 

— End of the World – Chameleon

— Eric Reed – For Such a Time as This

— Falkenbach – The Nine Worlds of Falkenbach (Manifestations 1995-2013)

— Field Day – Opposite Land EP

— FIRA – From Vegas With Blood

— FLOHIO – No Panic No Pain

— Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers (Vinyl Reissue)

— From The Bogs Of Aughiska – Tactical Magic (Live at Róisín Dubh – Gaillimh 2019)

— Gary Barlow – Music Played By Humans

— George Coleman – In Baltimore (Vinyl Reissue)

— Glorious Depravity – Ageless Violence

— Godspend – As the Shadows Fall

— Goodhue – In The Ashes

— Gorden Campbell – Conversations

— Gotts Street Park – Volume Two EP

— Grace Gillespie – After the Harvest Moon EP

— Grand Puba – Reel to Reel (Vinyl Reissue)

— Grief Scene – Bad Times

— Haider – Dance Now, Cry Later EP

— Half-A-Mill – Milion (Vinyl Reissue)

— Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Drauf Und Dran

— Hatebreed – Weight of the False Self

— Heavy Pettin – Best Of

— Hello Cosmos – Dream Harder

— HeIsTheArtist – Roots EP

— Herbie Hancock – the Herbie Hancock Trio (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Highway Women – The Highway EP

— The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever (Deluxe Edition)

— Ice-T – Rhyme Pays (Vinyl Reissue)

— Imminence – Turn the Light On (Deluxe Edition)

— Ingrina – Siste Lys

— Intolerant – Primal Future

— Intruder – A Higher Form of Killing (Reissue)

— Intruder – Escape From Pain (Reissue)

— Jadakiss – The Collector’s Edition

— James Bourne – Safe Journey Home

— James McMultry – Childish Things (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jarvis Cocker – The Jarvis Cocker Record (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jefferson Starship – Blows Against the Empire: 50th Anniversary (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jenn Grant – Forever on Christmas Eve

— Jeremy Schonfield – Brooklyn to Beacon

— The Jerky Boys – The Jerky Boys

— Jessie Colin Young – Highway Troubadour

— Jessy Yasmin – Dreams EP

— JFDR – Dream On EP

— Jimmy LaFave – Highway Angels…Full Moon Rain

— John Batiste – WE ARE: Roots & Traditions

— John Carpenter & Dave Davies – Village of the Damned (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl Reissue)

— John Prine – The Asylum Albums (Vinyl Release)

— Jon Anderson (of YES) – Song of Seven (Remastered & Expanded Edition)

— Jori Sjöroos – Sjöroots

— Juicy J – The Hustle Continues

— Just John – This Is Fate EP

— Kaash Paige – Parked Car Convos (Vinyl Reissue)

— Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard to Tell You Who’s Going to Love You the Best (Vinyl Reissue)

— Kaunis Kuolematon – Syttyköön Toinen Aurinko

— Keiser – Our Wretched Demise

— Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts (Vinyl Reissue)

— King King – Maverick

— Kitchman / Schmidt – As Long As Songbirds Sing

— Lady Buds – From the Cities, to the Shores

— Larry Coryell – At the Village Gate (Vinyl Reissue)

— Lars Finberg – Tinnitus Tonight

— Lawrence Lek – AIDOL 爱道

— Leon Stanford – Fear Is Heavy EP

— Leron Thomas – More Elevator Music

— Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Vinyl Reissue)

— Life Savings – The Remote

— Lil Wayne – No Ceilings (Reissue)

— Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V (Deluxe Vinyl Reissue)

— Linkin Park – Meteora (Vinyl Reissue)

— Little Richard – Southern Child (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Living Room – the Living Room

— Lontalius – Someone Will Be There For You – Side One

— Lou Reed – Magic and Loss (Vinyl Reissue)

— Lou Reed – Live at Alice Tully Hall January 27th, 1973 – 2nd Show

— Love Rebel Gang – Le Charme Indiscret de la Bourgeoisie EP

— LULA – Cabin Fever Dreamin’

— Mac Blackout – Love Profess

— Magnetic Fields – Quickies

— Marathon – Mark Kelly’s Marathon

— Markus Gottschlich – Found Sounds

— Mart Avi – Vega Never Sets

— Masta Ace & Marco Polo – A Breukelen Story: Instrumentals

— Masters of Reality – Sunrise on the Suffer Bus (Vinyl Reissue)

— Meg Warren – A Thousand Ways EP

— Me Rex – Stegosaurus EP

— Mick Fleetwood & Friends – Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)

— Micko & The Mellotronics – ½ dove – ½ pigeon

— Mila Jovovitch – The Divine Comedy (Vinyl Reissue)

— Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts

— Moments – Is There A Cure? EP

— Mongrel’s Cross – Arcana, Scrying and Revelation

— Monty Alexander – Love You Madly: Live at Bubba’s

— Morchella – Woman of Now EP

— Morgan Rose (of Sevendust) – Controlled Chaos EP

— Mörk Gryning – Return Fire (Reissue)

— Mörk Gryning – Tusen år har gått… (Reissue)

— Morne – Live At Roadburn

— Motorhead – Ace of Spades (Expanded and Remastered)

— Motorhead – On Parole (Expanded and Remastered)

— A Mutual Question – Connect

— My Chemical Romance – Life on the Murder Scene (Vinyl Reissue)

— Myles Manley – Cometh the Softies

— Nadia Khan – Port Ana

— Nails – Unsilent Death (10th Anniversary Edition)

— NAPPYNAPPA – IFEELJUSTLIKETHEIRART

— Neuzeitliche Bodenbeläge – Der Große Preis

— Norah Jones – Playdate

— Norma Jean – Meridional (Vinyl Reissue)

— Obscurae – To Walk The Path Of Sorrows

— Obsidian Mantra – Minds Led Astray

— Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (the Instrumentals)

— Our Oceans – While Time Disappears

— Oxes – The Fourth Wall

— Painted Shield (feat. Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, and Matt Chamberlin) – Painted Shield

— The Paranoyds – Pet Cemetary

— Peggy Lee – Black Coffee (Vinyl Reissue)

— Pete Yorn – Pete Yorn Sings the Classics

— Peter Gabriel – Growing Up Live (Vinyl Reissue)

— Peter Stampfel – Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century

— Pharaoh Overload – 6

— Pop Smoke – Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Deluxe Reissue)

— Psycroptic – The Watcher Of All EP

— Public Enemy – Power to the People and the Beats – Public Enemy’s Greatest Hits

— Purple-X – Purple-X

— Quiet Marauder – Tiny Men Parts EP

— Radkey – Green Room

— Renee Heartfelt – Discography

— Ricky Butcher – Fuck: The Album

— The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (Collector’s Edition)

— Ryan Shaw – Imagining Marvin

— Sarathy Korwar & UPAJ Collective – Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions

— Sealand Airlines – Sealand Airlines

— Scour (feat. Philip H. Anselmo) – The Black EP

— Shadows Fall – Of One Blood (Vinyl Reissue)

— Shame On Youth! – Human Obsolescence

— Shoreline Mafia – Mafia Bidness Deluxe

— Shores of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)

— Signals – Death in Divide

— Slaverty – Beyond Imagination

— Smashing Pumpkins – CYR

— Snoop Dogg – Doggy Style (Reissue)

— Sodom – Genesis XIX

— Soft Cell – Cruelty Without Beauty (Expanded Edition)

— Sombria – Chirographon Dei

— Sonny Rollins – Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings

— Statik Selektah – The Balancing Act

— Sting – Duets

— The Stranglers – Peaches: the Very Best of the Stranglers (Vinyl Reissue)

— Sunn O))) – Flight of the Behemoth (Vinyl Reissue)

— Suzie True – Saddest Girl at the Party

— Sword – In Kommand

— Tesla – The Great Radio Controversy (Vinyl Reissue)

— Tha Dogg Pound – Dogg Food (Vinyl Reissue)

— Thando – A Force To Be Reckoned With EP

— Tiece – Nowhere, Now Here

— Tim Burgess – Ascent of the Ascended EP

— To Dust – Nightmare Cycles EP

— Tori Handsley – As We Stand

— Twisted Mist – Orbios

— U2 – Boy – 40th Anniversary Edition

— Uncle Tupelo – Live At Lounge Ax – March 24th, 1994 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Val Sinestra – Zerlegung

— Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – Tokyo Dreaming

— The Vice – Songs For No One EP

— Voivod – Lost Machine – Live

— Volbeat – Hokus Bonus

— Volbeat – Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live in Deutschland

— Waterparks – Fandom: Live in the UK

— The Weeknd – After Hours (Remixes) (Vinyl Release)

—  Úna Keane – Collaborations

— Whipstriker, Terrörhammer, Vulcan Tyrant, and Speedwhore – Whipstriker / Terrörhammer / Vulcan Tyrant / Speedwhore

— Willie Nelson – Live at Austin City Limits 1976

— Within Ruins – Black Heart

— Yamaneko – Kaizo Nanadaru EP

— Year Over Year – The Love We Think We Deserve EP

— YOHIO – A Pretty Picture in a Most Disturbing Way

— Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition)

— Zella Day – Where Does the Devil Hide EP

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