Album of the Week

Albums of the Week – 26-02-21

Albums of the Week – 26-02-21

This week sees a new album from Julien Baker (Little Oblivions) which is her first since ‘Turn Out the Lights’ in 2017. It’s a definite reason to be cheerful on a Friday in February! In other places, we have a new release from Blanck Mass (with Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power) called ‘In Furneaux’ and The Wedding Present release ‘Locked Down And Stripped Back’ for you to enjoy!

Have you heard of Balthazar? A new name to me but I quite like what I hear. They’re quite a funky band from Belgium! In another world, I’d say they’d be great live. The best of the Irish is probably Basciville who have just released their debut album ‘Hymns To The Air’.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen were very nearly the winners of this award with their new album Invisible Cities, but it was pretty much impossible to ignore this new gem from Nick & Warren.

Albums of the Week — Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – CARNAGE

Carnage is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Warren is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of new songs as a duo.

Nick Cave describes the album as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”

“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Warren Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”

Albums of Note:

— Basciville – Hymns To The Air

— Blanck Mass (Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power) – In Furneaux

— Balthazar – Sand (Play It Again Sam)

— Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow Of Funk EP

— Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

— Nightshift – Zöe

— The Wedding Present – The Wedding Present: Locked Down And Stripped Back

— A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Invisible Cities

Released on February 26th:

— A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Invisible Cities

— Adam Warner – Big Storm

— Adrian Younge – The American Negro

— Aeonblack – The Time Will Come

— Age Of Woe – Envenom

— Anneke van Giersbergen – The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest

— Airpark – Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old EP

— The Alarm – War

— Alice Cooper – Detroit Stories

— Altin Gün – Yol

— Animal Years – This Is Part One of An Album Called Animal Years EP

— Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist

— Barry Paquin Roberg – Exordium To Extasy

— Balthazar – Sand (Play It Again Sam)

— Basciville – Hymns To The Air

— A Better Hand – Cheap Smokes and Champagne EP

— The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (30th Anniversary Edition)

— Black Nash – Black Nash

— Black Twig – Was Not Looking For Magic

— Blanck Mass (Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power) – In Ferneaux

— Bob Dylan – 1970

— Bones Owens – Bones Owens

— Bonfire – Roots

— Bonnie Tyler – The Best Is Yet To Come

— Brijean – Feelings

— C. Tangana – El Madrileño

— Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow Of Funk EP

— Cannibal Accident – Nekrokluster

— Carpool Tunnel – Bloom

— Celeste – Not Your Muse

— Chaka Khan – Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol 1 (Vinyl Reissue)

— Charlie Hickey – Count the Stairs EP

— Charlie Treat – The Comet

— Charly Black – So Many Reasons EP

— Chris Pierce – American Silence

— Chris Roberts – Feather EP

— Chris White – Electric Jesus (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

— Clint Roberts – Rose Songs

— Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember

— Coffin Mulch – Septic Funeral

— Colin Cannon – McGlorick

— CULTED – Nous

— Curren$y – Collection Agency

— Curtis Salgado – Damage Control

— CYRRCA – CYRRCA

— darkDARK – Feel So Much

— Danny L Harle – Harlecore

— David Huckfelt – Room Enough, Time Enough

— D Chase – Silent Noise EP

— Dead Animals – Dead Animals

— Deap Vally – Digital Dream EP

— Devan – Pink Noise EP

— DMVU – Praise Be Delusion Or, The Ripple

— Dohny Jep – Smile, It Might Never Happen EP

— Domestic Terror – Domestic Terror

— Duke Deuce – Duke Nukem

— edIT (of The Glitch Mob) – Come to Grips

— Edwin Raphael – Staring At Ceilings EP

— Einherjer – North Star

— Elijah Bank$y – Flee Tape

— Elijah Wolf – Brighter Lighting

— Emily James – Wanted You to Know, part i

— Empyrium – Über den Sternen

— Eric Hirshberg – Spare Room

— Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix

— Everture – Emerge

— Flawes – Reverie EP

— The Fleshtones – Face of the Screaming Werewolf

— Flyying Colours – Fantasy Country

— Forhist – Forhist

— Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – Banane Blue

— Geneva Jacuzzi – Lamaze (Reissue)

— Georgia Van Etten – Deep Black Water

— Glitterer – Life Is Not A Lesson

— Grace Sanders – Gums EP

— Hailey Whitters – Living The Dream (Deluxe Edition)

— HEADACHE – GET OFF THE INTERNET

— Hogchoker – Roll Up for the Crazy Sound of Hogchoker

— Horace Bray – Fame, Fortune and Perfume EP

— Ian Munsick – Coyote Cry

— Ionophore – Knells

— Inhuman – Inhuman

— Israel Houghton – Feels Like Home: The Quarantine Worship Experience

— Jackson Wooten – A New Child

— James Johnston and Steve Gullick – We Travel Time

— Jarhead Fertilizer – Product of My Environment

— Jetty Bones – Push Back

— Jim Capaldi – Short Cut Draw Blood (Digital Reissue)

— Jimmy Edgar – Cheetah Bend

— Joanna Connor – 4801 South Indiana Avenue

— Joe Chambers – Samba De Maracatu

— John Morales – J Jazz Volume 3

— John Tejada – Year Of The Living Dead

— Joni – Orchid Room EP

— Joseph Williams (of Toto) – Denizen Tenant

— Josh Groban – Harmony Deluxe

— Joshua Henry – Guarantee EP

— Julien Baker – Little Oblivious

— Karima Walker – Waking the Dreaming Body

— Kärbholz – Kontra.

— King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W.

— Kratos Himself – Vectors

— Laced In Lust – First Bite

— Lastelle – Delicate EP

— The Libras – Faded

— Lil’ Kim – The Notorious K.I.M. (Vinyl Reissue)

— Lost Horizons (feat. Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde) – In Quiet Moments Part 2

— Lucy Spraggan – Choices

— Lydia Luce – Dark River

— Madison Beer – Life Support

— Mando Saenz – All My Shame

— Mauricio Morales – Luna

— Maxïmo Park – Nature Always Wins

— Melvins – Working With God

— Menahan Street Band – The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band

— Mephistofeles – A Path of Black EP

— Mo Kenney – Covers

— Molly Annelle – Elevator Music

— Moonspell – Hermitage

— Mordechai – Chrysalis EP

— Mos Generator – The Lantern

— Mouse – Angels Never Die EP

— The Muckers – Endeavor

— Murda Beatz and Shordie Shordie – Memory Lane

— Mustan Kuun Lapset – Kruunu

— Nate Frederick – Different Shade of Blue

— Ne-Yo – In My Own Words (15th Anniversary Edition)

— Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Way Down in the Rust Bucket

— Nick Haxim – WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD (The Remixes)

— Nicole Marxen – Tether EP

— Nightshift – Zöe

— Nirvana – Songlife 1967-1972

— NOFX – Single Album

— Northlane – 5G EP

— Oceanator – Things I Never Said (Physical Release)

— Olivia Ellen Lloyd – Loose Cannon

— Only the Family – Loyal Bros

— Paranorm – Empyrean

— Paul Cafcae – It Ain’t The First Time EP

— PJ Harvey – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea – Demos

— Pinegrove – Amperland, NY (Soundtrack) (Physical Release)

— Plague Weaver – Ascendent Blasphemy

— PRETTYMUCH – Smackables (Deluxe)

— Profond Barathre – Tinnitus

— Ray Charles – The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Red Step – The Red Step

— Richard Barbieri – Under A Spell

— Rick Holmstrom – See That Light

— Roosevelt – Polydans

— Russell Louder – Humor

— Ryo Murakami – Tiers

— Sad Night Dynamite – Sad Night Dynamite

— Sam Dew – Moonlit Fools

— Sam Gendel – Fresh Bread

— Sibille Attar – A History of Silence

— Significant Point – Into the Storm

— Simon Flory – Haul These Blues Away

— Sivuca – Sivuca (Vinyl Reissue)

— Skindred – Roots Rock Riot (Reissue)

— Sloping – Completed Songs

— Slowly Slowly – Race Care Blues Deluxe Edition

— Smerz – Believer

— Snyder – In the Dark

— Sorizon – Thanatos Rising

— Sow Discord – Quiet Earth

— Spelljammer – Abyssal Trip

— Stereolab – Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4]

— Steve Lukather (of Toto) – I Found the Sun Again

— Summoning The Lich – United In Chaos

— Sydney Sprague – maybe i will see you at the end of the world

— Tamar Berk – The Restless Dreams of Youth

— Teethers – Teethers EP

— Ten Kills the Pack – Life, Death, & Afterwards EP

— Terminal Bliss – Brute Err/ata

— Timo Ellis – Death Is Everywhere EP

— Tullamarine – Frequency

— Tuzeint – 23 EP

— Various Artists – Black History Always – Music for the Movement Vol 2 EP

— The Wandering Hearts – The Wandering Hearts

— The Wedding Present – The Wedding Present: Locked Down And Stripped Back

— Wehrmacht – Biermächt (Reissue)

— Wenches – Effin’ Gnarly

— Willie Nelson – That’s Life

— Wolvencrown – A Shadow Of What Once Was

— Wonho – 1st Mini Album Part.2 Love Synonym (#2) Right for Us.

— Woodlock – Future Of An End

— Yarin Glam – Realness EP

— Yo Kinky – Yo Kinky EP

 

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