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Thursday, October 30 2014

Harmonie Ensemble New York with Steven Richman: Henry Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn

What was it like to hear the Peter Gunn music for the first time? Some of us will never know for sure. But with this release, you're likely to have fun trying to recapture the moment.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Lily & Madeleine: Fumes

Lily & Madeleine may not shout or scream, or even cry, but they still want to be heard.


Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time

The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.


Weyes Blood: The Innocents

Today's weather forecast predicts rain, pain, moths and tombstones. Best pack an umbrella.


KMFDM: Our Time Will Come

You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.


The Pine Hill Haints: The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints

The Pine Hill Haints supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.


Sólstafir: Ótta

Sólstafir won't go gentle into that good night.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

The Flaming Lips: With a Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips, with the help of more than a few friends, tackle an icon. Literally.


Obituary: Inked in Blood

On their ninth album, Obituary continue to deliver ash-blackened riffage and unintelligible, swamp-creature squeals straight from the bile sac.


Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us

So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.


Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.


The Bad Plus: Inevitable Western

The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.


Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues

Poe’s raven crowed “Nevermore” not “Nevermind”. If there is no God and no devil, then why there is death is the unanswerable koan here.


Monday, October 27 2014

The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.


The Church: Further/Deeper

An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.


Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.


The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles: The Last Transmission

The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.


Port Juvee: Revenge EP

Port Juvee is Canada's version of the Strokes. Say what you will.


Friday, October 24 2014

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.


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