Tag Archives: Releases

New CD releases: Dawes, Geniuser, Swing Out Sister and Fairport Convention

Album of the week Dawes Passwords – 5/5 (HUB Records) Reflecting both on the “modern age” and changes in their own lives – specifically singer Taylor Goldsmith’s marriage and what he calls the band’s “first step into adulthood” – Dawes’s sixth album is a beauty. In fairness, the Los Angeles quartet took a huge leap forward with their last record, ...

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New CD releases: Let’s Eat Grandma, Rick Astley and Florence + The Machine

Album of the week Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears – 5/5 (Transgressive) It’s only two years since 17-year-old Norwich school friends Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton released their haunting debut album filled with songs about text books, tree-houses and baffling graffiti. But it could have been a decade given the huge transformation in their music. Despite adopting a more direct approach, ...

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Drake Releases Double Album 'Scorpion'

Drake released his fifth official album, Scorpion early Thursday night. The album features a Side A and Side B –  presumably split to show off Drake’s rapping and singing, respectively. Scorpion clocks in at a hefty 25 songs and features the Number One singles "God’s Plan" and "Nice For What" (as well as the decidedly not chart-topping "I’m Upset"). Scorpion‘s release ...

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New CD releases: Shannon Shaw, The Darkness, Listening To Pictures and more

Shannon Shaw, Shannon In Nashville, Rating: 4/5 (Easy Eye SoundNonesuch) Produced by Dan Auerbach of classic American rockers The Black Keys, and featuring a house band partly comprised of former Elvis and Aretha Franklin musicians, this debut is packed with big and beautiful, emotion-packed tunes, Shaw picking through the emotional wreckage of shattered dreams and broken relationships. The opening Golden ...

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Nas Releases New Kanye-Produced Album Nasir: Listen

Last night, Nas unveiled his new Kanye West-produced album Nasir at a listening party in Queens. Now, the record is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal. Listen below. The 7-track effort features Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Tony Williams, The-Dream, 070 Shake, and others. Opening track “Not For Radio,” featuring Puff Daddy and 070 Shake, appears to sample f… RSS: ...

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