Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 11/12/20

Album of the Week – 11/12/20

This week isn’t half bad actually! We have a live album from Belle and Sebastian called What To Look For In Summer along with a release from Guided By Voices (Styles We Paid For) and even one of our favorites in M. Ward (Think of Spring).

Taylor Swift has released another album and that’s her second of the year! She continues to impress critics and the greater public, which is almost impossible. I suspect it’s dark magic. Paul McCartney also returns with McCartney III which has “his best songs in years” according to the Guardian.

In the end, we couldn’t resist the allures of The Avalanches. It’s their first release since Wildflower in 2016 and it’s quite lovely!

Album of the Week – The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

The Avalanches’ new album, We Will Always Love You is an exploration of the vibrational relationship between light, sound and spirit, The Avalanches have moved beyond the party-up exuberance of their youthful music to a tender, reflective sound infused with hard-earned life wisdom. Building on the sample-based approach of their classic albums Since I Left You and Wildflower, We Will Always Love You is their most song-oriented album yet, made with an array of guest singers and writers.

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Albums of Note:

— The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

— Belle and Sebastian – What To Look For In Summer

— Deftones – White Pony (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Foster the People – In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing EP

— Gillian Welch – Boots 2: The Lost Songs (Physical Release)

— Guided By Voices – Styles We Paid For

— M. Ward – Think of Spring

— Peter Bjorn and John – Endless Play EP

Albums released on December 11th:

— Alaska Reid – Big Bunny EP

— Alia Lene – Christmas Miracle EP

— All Things Blue – Get Bit

— Anabel Englund – Messing With Magic

— Andy Cooper – L.I.S.T.E.N.

— Anna Straker – Growing Pains EP

— The Apocalypse Blues Revival – The Apocalypse Blues Revival

— ARASHI – This Is 嵐

— Archie The Goldfish – Hidden Depths

— The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

— Bayside – Acoustic Volume 3 EP

— Belle and Sebastian – What To Look For In Summer

— Between the Buried and Me – Colors (Vinyl Reissue)

— Big Freedia – Louder EP

— Black Paisley – Rambler

— Black Wing – No Moon

— The Bo Weevils – Sister

— Boldy James – Real Bad Boldy

— Bonnie Hayes & The Wild Combo – Good Clean Fun (Reissue)

— Boris and Merzbow – 2R012P0

— BOYO – Alone Together In Los Angeles

— Brooks Hudgins – Drive Thru Communion

— Bullion – Heaven Is Over EP (Physical Release)

— Call Me Spinster – Call Me Spinster EP

— Cardinal Wyrm – Devotionals

— Casual Fan – I’ve Dreamt About These Days EP

— Cesspool Of Corruption – Eradication Of The Subservient

— Chance the Rapper and Jeremih – Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

— Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden – The Answer EP

— contradash – All-Star

— Cory Henry – Christmas With You

— Daydream – Mystic Operative

— Deeds of Flesh – Nucleus

— Deftones – White Pony (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Delaney Jane – Somewhere Else EP

— Devon Kay & the Solutions – A Little Bit

— Dirty Freud – Love In The Backwater

— Dirty Soul – Future Looks Good

— DIVE – Where Do We Go From Here

— Dolores Diaz & The Standby Club (feat. Conor Oberst) – Live at O’Leaver’s

— Domkraft – Day of Doom Live

— Double Tiger – The Journey

— Doug Carn, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Doug Carn JID005

— Dueling Experts – DE2: Sand the Floor

— Duff Thompson – Haywire

— Druron Antigon – Desontstijging

— Easter Island – Take All the Time You Think You Need

— Einvigi – Sielulintu

— Elephant Tree – Day of Doom Live

— Eulene – Eulene EP

— Evisorax – Ascension Catalyst (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Fallen Prophets – No End In Sight EP

— Fana Hues – Hues

— Floating Black Prism – Under the Weight of an Ominous Presence

— Focal Dystonia – Descending (In)Human Flesh

— Folterkammer – Die Lederpredigt

— FORTÍÐ – World Serpent

— Foster the People – In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing EP

— Foxy Shazam – Burn

— French Cassettes – Rolodex

— Frock Destroyers – FROCK4LIFE

— Fullminator – Omniplasm

— Furtherset – To Live Tenderly Anew

— FXXXXY – Do You Trust Me?

— Gaidaa – COLORS Live in NYC

— Gang of Four – Gang of Four: 77-81

— George Coleman – The George Coleman Quintet in Baltimore

— Gillian Welch – Boots 2: The Lost Songs (Physical Release)

— Guided By Voices – Styles We Paid For

— The Heartstrings Project – Shadow People

— Heem – Long Story Short

— Heretical Sect – Rapturous Flesh Consumed

— Hodge – Remixes In Blue

— Holiday87 (The Knocks’ Benjamin Ruttner) – Holiday87

— Horsehunter – Day of Doom Live

— Ihma Tarikat – Sternenberster

— Inhalement – Live Resin

— Isla Den – Virtual Garden

— Izaak Opatz – Hot & Heavy-Handed

— Jack Harlow – Thats What They All Say

— James Blake – Covers EP

— Jason Lancaster – Say I’m What You Want EP

— Jessy Lanza – 24/7

— John J Presley – The Albany Sessions

— John Scofield & Pat Metheny – I Can See Your House From Here (Vinyl Reissue)

— Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet

— Kamaiyah – No Explanations

— Kamasi Washington – Becoming (Music From the Netflix Original Documentary) (Physical Release)

— KAS:ST – A Magic World

— Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon III: The Chosen

— Kid Dakota – Age of Roaches

— The Kills – Little Bastards

— King Lil G – 90s Kid Vol. 2

— The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One (50th Anniversary Edition)

— Kool and the Gang – Kool and the Gang (Vinyl Reissue)

— Lanterns On The Lake – The Realist EP

— Late Night Final (Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose) – A Wonderful Hope

— Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child (Vinyl Release)

— Leo Viridi – The World Keeps Turning EP

— Less Than Jake – Silver Linings

— Lil Loaded – Criptape

— Live Skull – Dangerous Visions

— LNDN DRGS – Burnout 4

— Locean – Top Ten Zen Meditations

— lodet – Many Days EP

— Lowertown – Honeycomb, Bedbug EP

— Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty – Legacy

— The Magik Way – II Rinato

— Moğollar – Anatolian Sun Part 1 & Part 2

— Mörk Gryning – Maelstrom Chaos (Reissue)

— Mörk Gryning – Pieces of Primal Expressionism (Reissue)

— MUSE – Simulation Theory Deluxe Film Box Set

— M. Ward – Think of Spring

— Nathaniel Bellows – Three

— Neil Young – After the Gold Rush (50th Anniversary Edition)

— New Age Doom – Himalayan Dream Techno

— Nicholas Krgovich – Pasadena Afternoon

— Nilüfer Yanya – Feeling Lucky? EP

— No Coward Soul – The Boondox

— The Offspring – Conspiracy of One (Vinyl Reissue)

— OSees – Panther Rotate

— Other Lives – Siciliy Sessions

— Paul McCartney – McCartney III

— Peter Bjorn and John – Endless Play EP

— Pete Rock – PeteStrumentals 3

— Perdition Sect – End Times

— Pressa – Gardner Express EP

— Reuben – Racecar Is Very Fast

— Riverside – Lost’n’Found – Live In Tilburg

— Roger That! – Mucho Gusto

— Rosie Carney – The Bends

— Roxette – Bag of Trix – Music From the Roxette Vaults

— Salami Rose Joe Louis – Chapters of Zdenka

— Shanghai Restoration Project – Brave New World Symphony

— She/Beast – In the Depths of Misery EP

— Six Foot Six – End of All

— Soccer Mommy – color theory (Deluxe Binder LP)

— Soh Darling – Twin Bed EP

— Spacette – Spacette EP

— Summoner – Day of Doom Live

— Taylor Swift – evermore

— Terrace Martin – Village Days EP

— Tim Linghaus – Venus Years

— Toni Sauna – Evil

— Various Artists – Cyberpunk 2077 Radio Vol. 1

— Yashira – Fail To Be

— Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott – Songs of Comfort and Hope

— Zeng – Loading…

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