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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for October 2014

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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October's Listening Ahead focuses on some of the month's most adventurous releases from the likes of Scott Walker and SunnO))), Caribou, and Grouper.

Considering how September's most hyped albums came out of nowhere and just materialized from the digital ether via BitTorrent and -- like it or not -- in your iTunes library, who knows what October surprises are in store to render the month's release calendar incomplete and obsolete? Maybe October's biggest scheduled offering, Taylor Swift's 1989, will just be telepathically transmitted to your consciousness, via that new music format Bono and Apple are purportedly concocting? With or without any unexpected additions, October's slate of new albums is actually among the year's deepest and most intriguing ones yet, almost the last chance on the calendar for labels to release prime material that's not overtly holiday themed or gift oriented. There's room enough on October's list for a wide range of chart-toppers, from Jason Aldean to T.I. to Weezer, and for critical favorites like Flying Lotus, Zola Jesus, and Foxygen. Our picks for this month veer to the more adventurous end of the spectrum, focusing on October's uncommonly strong batch of high-concept and experimental offerings, like the latest efforts from Caribou and Grouper, as well as the eagerly anticipated Scott Walker-SunnO))) collaboration.

 

October 7

Artist: Caribou

Album: Our Love

Label: Merge

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Our Love

You could say Caribou is the techno-phobe's go-to electronic act, and Dan Snaith's latest effort Our Love only cements that reputation. Sure, the glistening synths and the dancefloor-friendly rhythms are state-of-the-art, but there's an intangible organic quality to Snaith's creations on Our Love that also appeals to a more Luddite following. It is Snaith's songwriterly feel that lends Our Love a warmth and intimacy above and beyond his finely tuned ability to calculate the right combinations -- maybe that's what Snaith is getting at when he explains that "I wanted to make a record which sounded like I was always right next to the listener while they were hearing it." Certainly, there's a personal touch on the insinuating opener "Can't Do Without You" that sets the tone to follow, with the title doubling as a club anthem refrain that expresses deeper and deeper yearning with each repetition. Here and elsewhere on Our Love, the connection Snaith is looking for has everything to do with finding a human scale for his compositions: So while Caribou's sound is as bright, vibrant, and bold as, say, M83's, Snaith's m.o. isn't to overwhelm you, but rather to immerse you in something more immediate. Snaith's gentle falsetto draws you in closer on "Silver" before he builds out the drama with billowing effects and a sampling of strings, courtesy of Owen Pallett, while the same goes for "Back Home", which starts out quiet and still, only to open itself up just enough with the kaleidoscopic synths that are Caribou's trademark. Above all, Our Love proves that Snaith can make the most of the resources at his disposal, especially and most importantly his instinct and imagination. Arnold Pan

 

Artist: Steve Gunn

Album: Way Out Weather

Label: Paradise of Bachelors

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Steve Gunn
Way Out Weather

On his breakout 2013 effort, Time Off, Steve Gunn produced his first full-band record and turned his intricate guitar skills to something closer to a singer-songwriter focus. Those dusty songs put Gunn's voice up front and used guitar and band to support his intimate singing. Way Out Weather is a more expansive but logical next step for Gunn. This record stretches out: from the rolling pastoral textures of "Shadow Bros" or the twanging rock swirls of "Milly's Garden", from the road-worn hooks of the title track to the quieter corners of "Atmosphere". It's a record that still shows Gunn's incredibly wide arsenal of skills on the guitar, both acoustic and electric, but he and his band trade dust in the light for glimmering shards that shape themselves into the beautiful mosaic this album is. It's a travelogue of sorts, and the songs themselves move, from shadows to light, from quiet intimacy to blown-open spaces full of blistering guitar work and intricate rhythms. Time Off created intimacy between the listener and the performer, but on Way Out Weather Gunn seems to set things in motion and then get out of the way. The relationship here is between listening and sound, between you and the song, and it's one that grows deeper with each new listen. Matthew Fiander

 

Artist: Iceage

Album: Plowing into the Field of Love

Label: Matador

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Iceage
Plowing into the Field of Love

Iceage has moved far away from the tense, knotted-up punk fury of You're Nothing on the band's new record Plowing in the Field of Love. Sort of, anyway. Plowing into the Field of Love is still raw nerve, full of songs frayed at the edges, with drums threatening to descend into chaos, guitars ever unraveling, and vocals from Elias Bender Rønnenfelt with the kind of ragged drama that gives Nick Cave a run for his money. But sonically, the band has blown the borders of their sound wide open. Guitars still slice through "On My Fingers", but they slash open cloudy, shuffling space instead of paring things down. "The Lord's Favorite" is all dusty jangle, both bracing and undercutting the bravado of the song's narrator. When things slow down, as on the tragic sway of "Stay" or the string-laden darkness of "Against the Moon", you can truly see the giant leap forward the band has made on this record. This is a set that shifts unpredictably, from unabashed melodrama to depraved grit to sneering fury and back again, and the songs capture all those emotional shifts in shadowy, craggy compositions that may not slice as quickly as the songs on the last record, but still cut plenty deep. Iceage has opened a Pandora's box of curiosities and dark talents on Plowing Into the Field of Love. They've traded speed for nuance and density for texture and, in the process, have made their most complex and best record yet. The scary thing is, it sounds like they're just scratching the surface of these new layers. Matthew Fiander

 

Artist: Single Mothers

Album: Negative Qualities

Label: Hot Charity

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Single Mothers
Negative Qualities

London, Ontario's Single Mothers have been tagged as a hardcore version of the Hold Steady, and it's an apt enough thumbnail if you're just focusing on frontman Drew Thomson's penchant for wry, detail-rich storytelling and his admittedly Craig Finn-like cadence that crops up here and there. But you could argue that Single Mothers' sped-up straight-up punk approach raises the degree of difficulty for Thomson, as he barks and bellows to squeeze character sketches and complex scenarios into chaotic two-minute thrash-ups. Sprinting at a breakneck pace to a rumbling rhythm section and slice-and-dice guitars, Single Mothers' debut Negative Qualities hits and stays at a fevered pitch that makes their commentary feel more biting and their narrative conflicts more tense. Take the quotable single "Marbles" as a prime example, as Thomson snarkily sneers at his bookworm girlfriend -- "Something about McSweeney's / Something about her thesis / Something about its meaning / Something about whatever" -- then turns and directs more damning accusations at himself -- "I'm a hypocrite and I'm okay with it." Indeed, it's that intensely first-person perspective that gives Single Mothers an edge, like on "Patricide" and "Ketamine", where Thomson portrays unhealthy relationships as especially confining and frustrating with a present-tense energy that makes it feel like the dysfunction is unfolding right in front of you. So even if their influences are never fair from the surface, Single Mothers find their own voice on Negative Qualities through a vital point of view and a kinetic musical vision that's too caught up in the moment and with their own baggage to be worried about anyone else. Arnold Pan

 

October 21

Artist: Scott Walker and SunnO)))

Album: Soused

Label: 4AD

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Scott Walker and SunnO)))
Soused

Any return from Scott Walker is a welcome and inevitably surprising one. But we also haven't had a studio full-length from SunnO))) since 2009's Monoliths and Dimensions. So the mere existence of this collaboration builds some serious anticipation, but luckily Soused manages to both sidestep and exceed those expectations. There are punishing walls of grinding sound courtesy Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson, but these songs aren't as thick and overwhelming as you might think. SunnO))) cuts out holes in these compositions for Walker's dramatic, poetic vocal performances. Whips and quick-fire guitar slashes cut-up the squall of "Brando", while later in the record "Fetish" is a wobbling, off-kilter rumble of a song, as close as Walker has ever come to something purely rooted in rock music. Of course, purity in the hands of these artists is itself reimagined. These are songs with as many holes as there are towering peaks, as many odd angles and shapeless experiments as there are firm structures. To hear Walker sing "Lullaby, la la" on the album's final track is both chilling in its grandness but also oddly comforting. Soused is a world to get used to, with its own rules to learn, but it's an oddly inviting one, where SunnO))) pushes Walker's sonic fascinations into new expansive and cracked-open territory, while SunnO))) finds new shapes for their textures around Walker's poetic forms and commanding voice. There was no way Soused wasn't going to be this grand, this dark, this challenging. But even if you can imagine what this collaboration will sound like, you'll still be surprised by the results, both in the ways these elements come together and the depth with which they resonate. Matthew Fiander

 

October 28

Artist: Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

Album: Intensity Ghost

Label: No Quarter

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Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band
Intensity Ghost

I'm not sure there's anyone studying the history and legacy of the guitar in American music through their own playing more than Chris Forsyth. Following his excellent and far-reaching meditation on rock traditions, Solar Motel, Forsyth has returned -- and the touring band for that record with him -- to deliver Intensity Ghost. This album furthers Forsyth's explorations into what the electric guitar can do, and his band helps tighten those searches up into crisp, tight, yet expansive performances. Ambitious opener "The Ballad of Freer Hollow" rings out into psychedelic space, at first sweetly and then with ferocity, with the band whipping up a storm of sound. "Yellow Square" tangles a timeless blues feel up in a very modern web of distortion. The title track here is both the band at its most propulsive and experimental, shifting from punk-edged muscle into towering space-rock solos. Forsyth and his band cut through the sort of politics that might have once put punk and epic solos at odds and instead show us the connective tissue between even the most disparate of genres. Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band are still mapping out the history of rock music and guitar, and on Intensity Ghost the band uncovers new hamlets and hollers in that place, and shows us the paths cut between them. As the search spreads out, the connections between traditions never quite break and, on this album, they may even get stronger. Matthew Fiander

 

October 31

Artist: Grouper

Album: Ruins

Label: Kranky

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What if you took such a minimal approach to your aesthetic that you phased out the very qualities that have defined you, given you your artistic identity? That's probably not the stated principle behind the making of Grouper's Ruins, but that's something you'll be puzzling over when you notice that the new album isn't enveloped in the drony haze that Liz Harris' sonic experiments are known for. And yet, even without a shroud of feedback or Harris' cryptic electric guitar lines, the pieces on Ruins are still distinctly Grouper's, haunted as they are by a sense of mystery that comes through in the otherworldly stillness with which Harris plays. So if the uncanny eerieness of Grouper's music could get more elemental and elementary, it does on Ruins, its components consisting of Harris' ethereal voice, an upright piano, and a 4-track recorder, plus some environmental noise. But what makes Ruins what it is is Harris' use of space, which seems enlarged as a backdrop for her simple, deliberate piano patterns and almost whispered vocals, as if her expression of solitude also evoked a corresponding sense of vastness. Yet you can set aside all the phenomenological and ontological questions Ruins raises and it's still a powerful work, one so bold in being so small and quiet. Arnold Pan

 

Selected Releases for October 2014

(Release dates subject to change)

October 7

Jason Aldean - Old Boots New Dirt (Broken Bow)

Allo Darlin' - We Come from the Same Place (Slumberland)

Bass Drum of Death - Rip This (Innovative Leisure)

Bethan - Time Gone By (Velvet Blue)

Betty Who - Take Me When You Go (RCA)

A Breach of Silence - The Darkest Road (Eclipse)

Jackson Browne - Standing in the Breach

The Bug - Exit EP (Ninja Tune)

Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap (DiCristina)

Chaos Chaos - Committed to the Crime EP

Dark Blue - Pure Reality (Jade Tree)

The Dead Milkmen - Pretty Music for Pretty People (Quid Ergo)

Dinosaur Feathers - Control (Ernest Jenning)

Minnie Driver - Ask Me to Dance (Rounder)East River Pipe - The Gasoline Age reissue (Merge)

Ex Hex - Rips (Merge)

Exotype - Exotype (Rise)

Fair Maiden - Fair Maiden (Bedroom Suck)

Field Report - Marigolden (Partisan)

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Rounder)

Flying Lotus - You're Dead! (Warp)

Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Spae Age! (OKeh)

Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche)

Macy Gray - The Way (Kobalt)

Handsome Jack - Do What Comes Naturally (Alive Naturalsound)

The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles - The Last Transmission (Now Again)

Hieroglyphic Being and the Configurative or Modular Me Trio - The Seer of Cosmic Visions (Planet Mu)

High Ends - Super Class (Dine Alone)

Homeshake - In the Shower (Sinderlyn/Bad Actors)

The Hot Sardines - The Hot Sardines (Decca)

Hungry Cloud Darkening - Glossy Recall (Off Tempo)

Inspiral Carpets - Inspiral Carpets (Cherry Red)

John & Jacob - John & Jacob

Juniper Rising - Day of Days (Happenin')

Julian Lage & Chris Eldredge - Avalon

Los Straitjackets - Dete Dickerson Sings the Instrumental Hits (Yep Roc)

Johnny Marr - Playland (Warner Bros.)

Minus the Bear - Lost Loves (Dangerbird)

Modern Vices - Modern Vices (Autumn Tone)

Moose Blood - I'll Keep You in Mind, from Time to Time (No Sleep)

Peter Morén - Broken Swenglish Vol 2 (INGRID)

NehruvianDOOM - NehruvianDOOM (Lex/Noizy Cricket!!)

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault (Reprise)

Elijah Ocean - Bring It All In (New Wheel)

Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic (Weird World)

Pissed Jeans - Shallow reissue (Sub Pop)

Radical Dads - Cassette Brain EP (Old Flame)

Annie Ross - To Lady with Love (Red Anchor)

SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land (Young Turks)

Scars on 45 - Safety in Numbers (Nettwerk)

Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River (Rounder)

Philip Selway - Weatherhouse (Bella Union)

Shakey Graves - And the War Came (Dualtone)

Zak Smith - Signs of Life

Stereodyssey - Memory Band (New Ancient)

Tinairiwen - Inside/Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions EP (Anti-)

Tinashe - Aquarius (RCA)

Tomorrow's Tulips - When (Burger)

Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman 2-CD Deluxe Edition (Universal)

Useless Eaters - Bleeding Moon (Castle Face)

The Vaselines - V for Vaselines (Rosary)

Wampire - Bazaar (Polyvinyl)

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End (Republic)

Whinnie Williams - Bad Girl EP (Night Beach)

Peter White - Smile (Heads Up)

White Laces - Trance (Happenin')

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atomos (Kranky/Erased)

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Between Bodies EP (Broken World Media)

Xasthur - Nocturnal Poisoning (The End)

Zola Jesus - Taiga (Mute)

October 14

Absolutely Free - Absolutely Free. (Lefse)

The Acacia Strain - Coma Witch (Rise)

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland - The Art of Conversation (Impulse)

Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. - 8 (Moon Glyph)

Bing & Ruth - Tomorrow Was the Golden Age (RVNG Intl.)

Birdie Num Num and the Spirit Squad - Subject to Change (Robot)

Maggie Bjorklund - Shaken (Bloodshot)

Black Light White Light - Gold into Dreams

The Bots - Pink Palms (Fader)

Celestial Shore - Enter Ghost (Hometapes)

Cut Hands - Festival of the Dead (Blackest Ever Black)

Dads - I'll Be the Tornado (6131)

Ani DiFranco - Allergic to Water (Righteous Babe)

Elliphant - One More EP (Kemosabe/TEN)

Favorite Weapon - Sixty Saragossa (Rise)

Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes (Big Machine)

Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean (Nettwerk)

Sallie Ford - Slap Back (Vanguard)

Foreigner - The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 7-disc set (Rhino)

Foxygen - ...And Star Power (Jagjaguwar)

Greylag - Greylag (Dead Oceans)

Holy Youth - Holy Youth (Happenin')

Inter Arma - The Cavern (Relapse)

Itasca - Unmoored by the Wind (New Images)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Worker (Royal Potato Family)

Jonathan Jackson & Enation - Radio Cinematic (Loud & Proud)

Jessie J - Sweet Talker (Lava/Republic)

Darius Jones - The Oversoul Manual (AUM Fidelity)

Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io (Flenser)

Frank Kimbrough - Quartet (Palmetto)

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio (Flooded Soil / Vagrant)

Last Ex - Last Ex (Constellation)

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (Vanguard)

Meatbodies - Meatbodies (In the Red)

Melvins - Hold It In (Ipecac)

Menace Ruine - Venus Armata (Profound Lore)

Idina Menzel - Holiday Wishes (Warner Bros.)

The Miami Jazz Project (Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman, Abel Pabon) - Zoho

Milky Chance - Sadnecessary (Universal)

Kevin Morby - Still Life (Woodsist)

Museum of Love - Museum of Love (DFA)

New Myths - Give Me Noise (Taming Ghosts)

Nico & Vinz - Black Star Elephant (Warner Bros)

OK Go - Hungry Ghosts (Paracadute)

Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) - Trick (Lilac)

Old Lines - No Child Left Behind (No Sleep)

Ora Iso - Bathcat (Ba Da Bing!)

Papernut Cambridge - There's No Undergound (Gare du Nord)

Pharmakon - Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)

Pig Destroyer - Mass and Volume (Relapse)

Larkin Poe - Larkin Poe (RH)

Pompeii - Loom (Red Eye Transit)

Priory - Weekend EP (Warner Bros.)

Revocation - Deathless (Metal Blade)

Bob Seger - Ride Out (Capitol)

Chris Smith - Bad Orchestra (Hermit Hut)

Split/Red - Serious Heft (New Atlantis)

Stars - No One Is Lost (Soft Revolution/Universal)

U2 - Songs of Innocence CD release (Interscope)

Unwound - No Energy boxset (Numero)

Various Artists - Bay Area Retrograde (BART) Vol 1 & 2 (Dark Entries)

Various Artists - Universal Quantifier (Halocyan)

Wannabe Jalva - Collecture EP

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Unraveling (Fatcat)

Jen Wood - Wilderness (Radar Light/New Granada)

October 21

The Aislers Set - How I Learned to Write Backwards reissue (Slumberland/Suicide Squeeze)

Andrea Bocelli - Opera: The Ultimate Collection and Manon Lescaut (Sugar/Decca/Universal Music Classics)

Cave - Release compilation (Drag City)

Charli XCX - Sucker (Neon Gold/Atlantic)

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home (Downtown)

Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night (Hyperdub)

The Dig - You & I (Buffalo Jump)

Dope Body - Lifer (Drag City)

Dorian Concept - Joined Ends (Ninja Tune)

Joe Ferrara - The Tiger Walks My Dreams (I.P.D.)

FF - Lord (Couple Skate)

The Gromble - The Gromble

Happy Diving - Big World (Father/Daughter)

Heat Leisure - III & IV (Thrill Jockey)

The Hollies - The Hollies 50 at Fifty (Parlophone/Rhino)

Horse Feathers - So It Is With Us (Kill Rock Starts)

Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were (Universal)

Jukebox the Ghost - Jukebox the Ghost (Yep Roc)

Annie Lennox - Nostalgia (Blue Note)

Little Big Town - Pain Killer (Monument Nashville)

Rene Lopez - Love Has No Mercy EP (Liberation)

Thurston Moore - The Best Day (Matador)

Nude Beach - 77 (Don Giovanni)

Oozing Wound - Earth Suck (Thrill Jockey)

The Pop Group - We Are Time and Cabinet of Curiosities reissues (Freaks R Us)

Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory (ATO)

Suzy Quatro - The Girl from Detroit 4xCD set (Cherry Red)

Roomrunner - Separate EP (Accidental Guest)

Sleater-Kinney, Start Together remastered boxset (Sub Pop)

Lisa Stansfield - The Collection 1989 - 2003 (Edsel)

T.I. - Paperwork (Columbia)

These New Puritans - Expanded: Live at the Barbican (Infectious)

Tennis System - Technicolour Blind (PaperCup)

Transit - Joyride (Rise)

Jessie Ware - Tough Love (PMR/Island)

Weyes Blood - The Innocents (Mexican Summer)

Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down (Thrill Jockey)

Xerxes - Collision Blonde (No Sleep)

Young Statues - The Flatlands Are Your Friend (Run for Cover)

October 28

The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen at 21 reissue with bonus tracks (Rhino)

Atriarch - An Unending Pathway (Relapse)

Azar Swan - And Blow Us a Kiss (Zoo)

Bell Gardens - Slow Dawns for Lost Concussions (Rocket Girl)

The Blind Shake - Break of Failures (Goner)

Dan Bodan - Soft (DFA)

CHLLNGR - Form of Release (Time No Place)

Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich - Surface Image (New Amsterdam)

DRGN King - Baltimore King (Bar None)

The Fall - Live: UUROP VIII-XII Places in Sun and Winter, Son (Cherry Red)

Flaming Lips & Fwends - With a Little Help from My Fwends (Warner)

The Foreign Resort - New Frontiers (BLVD)

Francisco the Man - Loose Ends (Fat Possum/Small Plates)

Halsey - Room 93 EP (Astralwerks)

Hundred Visions - Spite (Pau Wau)

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Dust (Secretly Canadian)

Institute - Salt EP (Sacred Bones)

Chris Koza - In Real Time

Lace Curtains - A Signed Piece of Paper (Female Fantasy)

Daniel Lanois - Flesh and Machine (Anti-)

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy 2-CD remasters (Atlantic)

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time (Vanguard)

Lily & Madeline - Flumes (Asthmatic Kitty)

The Living Sisters - Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday (Vanguard)

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - The 21st Century Trad Band (Basin Street)

Medicine - Home Everywhere (Captured Tracks)

Kylie Minogue - Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm of Love, and Let's Get to It reissues (Cherry Red)

Modest Mouse - This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About vinyl reissue (Glacial Pace/Fat Possum)

Moors - Moors EP (Haven Sounds)

Mysteries - New Age Music (Felte)

Necrophagia - WhiteWorm Cathedral (Season of Mist)

Obituary - Inked in Blood (Relapse)

Ought - Once More With Feeling... EP (Constellation)

Pale Hands - Spirit Lines (Self-Released)

Pianos Become Teeth - Keep You (Epitaph)

Pip Proud - Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine reissues (Superior Viaduct)

Rancid - ...Honor Is All We Know (Hellcat/Epitaph)

Run Boy Run - Something to Someone (Sky Island)

Run the Jewels - RTJ2 (Mass Appeal)

Jason Sees Band - A Single Frame Passing Through the Light

She & Him - Classics (Columbia)

The Shivas - You Know What to Do (K)

Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up + (Ipecac)

Slim Twig - A Hound at the Hem (Jagjaguwar)

Kasim Sulton - 3

Taylor Swift - 1989 (Big Machine)

Tetherball - Whimsy (Silver Point)

The Twilight Sad - No One Wants to Be Here and No One Wants to Leave (Fat Cat)

Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting (Trouble in Mind)

Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good (10 Spot)

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tell 'Em I'm Gone (Legacy)

Zulu Pearls - Singles Deluxe (Cantora)

October 31

Homewrecker - Circle of Death (A389)

Invisible Oranges - Dissolution (A389)

Mouse on Mars - 21 Again (21st Anniversary 2xLP set) (Monkeytown)

Pharaoh - Negative Everything (A389)

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