Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 14/01/22

Album of the Week – 14/01/22

I say it with mild trepidation, but I think normal service has resumed? Yes, there are some good new releases this week, so hopefully, the lull of the Christmas/ New Year period is officially over.

This week we have new releases from Cat Power with her album called Covers, which features songs by Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Nick Cave and more. Other releases of note include Elvis Costello & The Imposters (The Boy Named If), Earl Sweatshirt (SICK!), foxtails (fawn), Shiva Burlesque (Jeffrey Clark and Grant-Lee Phillips– Mercury Blues) and Daniel Blumberg & Josephine Foster (The World To Come). It’s a surprising number of new releases for early January.

In the end, we went for Bonobo with his new album Fragments. Simon Green aka Bonobo returns with his 7th studio album and his first since Migration in 2017. It’s another layered, complex affair that you’ll need time to explore. It’s well-deserving of your attention.

Album of the Week – Bonobo – Fragments

Bonobo has announced Fragments, a new album that will be released January 14, 2022 (Ninja Tune), along with a 2022 world tour. Along with the announcement, Bonobo has also shared the lead single “Rosewood.” Fragments is the most emotionally intense record that he – aka Simon Green – has ever had to make. It’s no surprise that it’s also his masterpiece. The album features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fuelled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild. ​​The artwork for ‘Fragments” is by Neil Krug who returns after creating the art for 2017’s ‘Migration’.

Albums of Note:

Cat power – Covers

— Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If

— Earl Sweatshirt – SICK!

Daniel Blumberg (Yuck) & Josephine Foster – The World To Come

— foxtails – fawn

— Shiva Burlesque (Jeffrey Clark and Grant-Lee Phillips) – Mercury Blues (+ Skulduggery)

January 14th:

— Anna Sun – Anna Sun EP

— Anna von Hausswolff – Live at Montreaux Jazz Festival

— Before Breakfast – I Could Be Asleep If It Weren’t For You

— Big Scenic Nowhere – The Long Morrow

— Bonobo – Fragments

— Broken Social Scene – Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities

— Buffalo Revisited – Volcanic Rock Live

— Cat Power – Covers

— The Chasing Monster – To Part and Live

— Chastity – Suffer Summer

— Crawl Below – Its Ministers on Earth

— Daniel Blumberg (formerly of Yuck) – The World to Come (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Denaisha – Aquarius Season EP

— DESCENT – Order of Chaos

— Drew Holcomb and Ellie Holcomb – Coming Home: A Collection of Songs

— dvr – dirty tapes EP

— Dymytry – Revolt

— Earl Sweatshirt – SICK!

— Eliza Gilkyson – Songs From the River Wind

— Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If

— Enterprise Earth – The Chosen

— Eve Adams – Metal Bird

— Fake Names (feat. members of Refused, Bad Religion, and Girls Against Boys) – Fake Names EP (Vinyl Release)

— Fazer – Plex

— Fickle Friends – Are We Gonna Be Alright?

— Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What The Future Holds


— foxtails – fawn

— Garcia Peoples – Dodging Dues

— Grace Cummings – Storm Queen

— Honey Davenport – Love Is God EP

— ILIUM – Quantum Evolution Event EP

— Jamestown Revival – Young Man

— Jeff Tweedy – Chelsea Walls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Reissue)

— Keedron Bryant – TBA

— The Kernal – Listen To The Blood

— King Bastard – It Came From The Void

— Lil Rekk – 1ONE

— Linying – There Could Be Wreckage Here

— The Lumineers – Bright Side

— Magic City Hippies – Water Your Garden

— Magnum – The Monster Roars

— Maule – Maule

— MIZMOR – Wit’s End

— Nico Padden – Pirate Queen

— NLE Choppa – Me vs. Me

— Omar Basaad – Mindcation

— The Ophelias – Bare Bodkin

— Orlando Weeks – Hop Up

— Oshiego – Jajalut

— Out Of This World – Out Of This World

— PANTōNE VU – The Blue Series EP

— Papir – 7

— Party Cannon – Volumes of Volmit

— Portair – The Ice That Breaks EP

— Punch Brothers – Hell on Church Street

— Reiko & Tori Kudo – Tangerine

— Roky Erickson & The Explosives – Halloween: Live 1979-1981

— Sea Girls – Homesick

— Shiva Burlesque (Jeffrey Clark and Grant-Lee Phillips) – Mercury Blues (+ Skulduggery)

— Skillet – Dominion

— Slowbleed – A Blazing Sun, The Fiery Dawn

— Space Coke – Lunacy

— Steve Roach – Zones, Drones & Atmospheres

— Sun June – Somewhere +3

— Tall Heights – Juniors

— Token – Pink is Better

— Toundra – HEX

— Turkey Vulture – Twist the Knife

— VALURE – Euphoria EP

— Various Artists – Döminance and Submissiön: A Tribute to Blue Öyster Cult

— Various Artists – Everloving vs. Evil

— Various Artists – Sacred Soul: The D-Vine Spirituals Records Story Volume 1 and 2

— VLURE – Euphoria EP

— Weigedood – There’s Always Blood At The End Of The Road

— Wolfbastard – Hammer The Bastards

— The Wombats – Fix Yourself, Not The World

— Worm Shepherd – Ritual Hymns

— XCIII – Void

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