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American Aquarium, Lamentations, 2020 on New West

How could you not love a band that takes its name from “I am trying to break your heart”? BJ Barham’s writing here is based on the book…

Rachel Kiel, Dream Logic, 2020, Self-Released

Kiel is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from North Carolina. This is her fourth full-length album, and features a bunch of guests, including Mitch Easter and Robert Sledge (Ben…

Laura Veirs, My Echo, 2020 on Raven Marching Band Records

Portland Oregon singer-songwriter who’s been putting out consistently strong records since 1999’s self-titled debut. Produced by Tucker Martine, with a set of musicians including Karl Blau, Justin Chase,…

Various Artists, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, 2020 on BMG.

Hal Wilner produced tribute to Marc Bolan & T. Rex, featuring a wide variety of artists and styles. Wilner was also said to be working on a documentary…

Pylon, Chomp, 1983 on DB Recs.

My copy is a 2020 reissue on New West Records. Pylon is one of the bands more felt by its influence than its direct fans – but definitely…

Neil Young, Live at Massey Hall 1971, 2020 on Reprise

Dating this one is a bit tricky – recorded in 1971, released on CD unofficially in 2005 and officially in 2007, but on vinyl for the first time…

M. Ward, Think of Spring, 2020 on Anti-

One of my favorite recent buys. M. Ward redoes Billie Holiday’s 1958 Lady in Satin. I loved his cover of Bowie’s Let’s Dance, and these standards take well…

Twain, Adventure, 2020 on Keeled Scales

Twain‘s third LP, and second on Keeled Scales – came out digitally in 2019, then as an all analogue (AAA) vinyl release in 2020. Mt Davidson is the…

The Magic Numbers, The Magic Numbers, 2005 on Heavenly / Capitol

The debut self-titled album from The Magic Numbers, which came out in 2005 on Capitol in the US, but on Heavenly in the UK and EMI in other…

Pylon, Gyrate, 1980 on DB Records.

Pylon, Gyrate, 1980 on DB Records. 2020 reissue on New West. Debut album of hugely influential Athens GA post punk band – I came to them via R.E.M.

Jewel, Live at the Inner Change, 2020 on Craft.

Jewel, Live at the Inner Change, 2020 on Craft. Record Store Day release from 2020 including a show flyer Early live material from a coffee shop in Pacific…

Frnak Turner & Jon Snodgrass, Buddies II: Still Buddies, 2020 on Xtra Mile.

Frnak Turner & Jon Snodgrass, Buddies II: Still Buddies, 2020 on Xtra Mile. Followup to 2010’s Buddies adjusted for the pandemic era. via @newburycomicspeabody

Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St, 1972 on Rolling Stones Records.

Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St, 1972 on Rolling Stones Records. My copy is a 2020 reissue, mastered at Abbey Road Studios half-speed and pressed at MPO. Sounds…

Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters, self-titled, 2020 on American Laundromat.

Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters, self-titled, 2020 on American Laundromat. My copy is the teal pressing of which I think 500 were made. Great covers LP –…

Doves, Some Cities, 2005 on Heavenly / EMI.

Doves, Some Cities, 2005 on Heavenly / EMI. My copy is a 2020 vinyl pressing. “In some cities there’s too much history coming down” Great LP co-produced by…

John Hiatt, Crossing Muddy Waters, 2000 on Vanguard.

John Hiatt, Crossing Muddy Waters, 2000 on Vanguard. Came out in 2000 but first issued on vinyl in 2020 by New West (green/orange translucent split). It was also…

Private World, Aleph, 2020 on Dais Records.

Private World, Aleph, 2020 on Dais Records. Debut full length from Private World Hype sticker mentions Talk Talk and Peter Gabriel – I’ve seen reviews mention Tears for…

El Tee, Everything Is Fine, 2020 – self-released via @getvnyl

El Tee, Everything Is Fine, 2020 – self-released via @getvnyl @elteemusic is Lauren Tarver, a “californian-Melbournian” songwriter and performer – this is her debut full length

Sufjan Stevens, The Ascension, 2020 on @asthmatickittyrecords

Sufjan Stevens, The Ascension, 2020 on @asthmatickittyrecords @sufjan meets @chvrches on a sometimes divisive double LP I love it. Mine is the @independentrecordpressing pressing and sounds great –…

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams, Plastic Bouquet, 2020 on New West

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams, Plastic Bouquet, 2020 on New West What I am tempted to call Americana from a Canadian duo and a New Zealand singer-songwriter…