Tuesday, October 4, 2016

First Listen: New Releases for September 30

Apologies to all for the truncated nature of this week's first listen. It's been a busier past few days than anticipated, and I'm not entirely sure there's any sign of it stopping, so it will be a quick hit version this week and hopefully we're back on track next week.

Album of the Week:

* Drive-By Truckers - American Band: DBT have always been hit or miss for me, but this album is a musical masterpiece and, for many listeners, will absolutely hit the right lyrical notes in the current political climate. Political music done right by a band that knows what it's doing.

Other Quality Listens:

* La Sera - Queens
* Microwave - Much Love (sounds like if Weezer was just starting out)
* Luke Winslow-King - I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always (quality classic roots music)
* Banks - The Altar
* Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life (her best effort in nearly a decade)
* Tami Neilson - Don't Be Afraid (definitely a top listen this week)

Might Be Up Your Alley:

* Pip Blom - Are We There Yet
* Low - The Exit Papers
* John Prine - For Better, For Worse
* Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch
* Solange - A Seat at the Table
* Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Also Out This Week:

* MC Chris - MC Chris is Dreaming
* Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
* Blonde Redhead - Masculin Femenin

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