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DAVID BOWIENOTHING HAS CHANGED (DLX)Released Monday, November 17, 2014
Price: $24.99Rock & Pop
NOTHING HAS CHANGED collects together for the first time the definitive collection of Bowie's music from 1964 to 2014. NOTHING HAS CHANGED (named after a lyric from the 'Heathen' album opener 'Sunday') compiles tracks from every period of Bowie's career from his earliest incarnations with 'Liza Jane' and 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' right up to James Murphy's 'Hello Steve Reich Mix' of 'Love Is Lost' from last year. The album features Bowie's first new music since 'THE NEXT DAY'. The new single 'SUE (or IN A SEASON OF CRIME)' was especially recorded for NOTHING HAS CHANGED with long time collaborator Tony Visconti. Alongside the brand new track NOTHING HAS CHANGED features the previously unreleased 'Let Me Sleep Beside You' from the 'TOY' sessions, the download only Your Turn To Drive making its debut on CD and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake 'Shadow Man'


ANI DIFRANCOALLERGIC TO WATERReleased Monday, November 10, 2014
Price: $16.99Rock & Pop
Ani DiFranco has never been afraid to take chances and her new album, Allergic to Water, is another bold accomplishment featuring some of her most subtle music to date. Throughout the disc, DiFranco with her band and a few music guests, create melodies that are lilting and funky, imaginative and personal: so personal that she produced and mixed the record all on her own.DiFranco says, Mostly I worked alone in headphones, in the wee hours, while my family slept. It was empowering but terrifying to have the buck stop with me again in terms of the mixes. The recordings are documents of my current touring band recorded by Mike (Napolitano) in our old Victorian house in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans and also by Any Taub at a nearby church in the Treme, just laying down songs.


BOB DYLANBASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE: THE BOOTLEG SERIES 11Released Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Price: $23.99Rock & Pop
Among Bob Dylan's many cultural milestones, the legendary Basement Tapes have long fascinated and enticed successive generations of musicians, fans and cultural critics alike. Having transformed music and culture during the early 1960s, Dylan reached unparalleled heights across 1965 and 1966 through the release of three historic albums, the groundbreaking watershed single 'Like A Rolling Stone,' a controversial and legendary 'electric' performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and wildly polarizing tours of the United States, Europe and the UK. Dylan's mercurial rise and prodigious outpouring of work during that decade came to an abrupt halt in July 1966 when he was reported to have been in a serious motorcycle accident.


BRYAN FERRYAVONMOREReleased Monday, November 17, 2014
Price: $15.99Rock & Pop
Ferry is still great singer and this is a star-studded album, with a well-publicised array of terrific guest musicians and singers and a fine producer (along with Ferry himself) in Rhett Davies. The result is a bit of class, I think. The style and feel remind me rather of the Roxy Music albums Flesh And Blood and Avalon. 35 years on, the sound is richer and the production more modern, but there are still the beautiful vocals from Ferry and great harmonies, a fine selection of singable songs, enough harmonic originality to keep you interested, a compellingly danceable beat even in the slower numbers, and that familiar, distinctive air of yearning, melancholy and occasional real beauty pervades the whole album.


FLAMING LIPS & FWENDSWITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FWENDSReleased Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Price: $10.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop
As the Lips scored sudden mainstream success in the early '90s with a fluke MTV hit, their cover choices turned decidedly more esoteric, as the band used their modicum of celebrity to shine a light on known artists lesser-known work, reclaim new-wave novelties, or to promote then-unheralded underground peers. But in the post-Soft Bulletin eraduring which the Lips music became both more tonally serious and relentlessly experimentalcover songs have become a necessary salve through which the band can reassert their playful side and maintain the circus-like atmosphere at their concerts even when touring behind decidedly more downcast material.


NEW BASEMENT TAPESLOST ON THE RIVER (DIG)Released Monday, November 10, 2014
Price: $12.99Rock & Pop
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March, 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this deluxe edition.


NICKELBACKNO FIXED ADDRESSReleased Monday, November 17, 2014
Price: $12.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop
No Fixed Address crosses a sonic spectrum with pulsating vigor and innovation reflected throughout the diversity of the album's 11 tracks, each embodying the much-loved Nickelback sound propelled to tantalizing and unique new levels. While continuing to lure a broad spectrum of listeners into the trademark Nickelback party-brew of fast-lane indulgences and soaring power ballads, No Fixed Address ultimately proves an equally befitting title for its inspired and boundary-pushing musical map.


RANCIDHONOR IS ALL WE KNOW (DIG)Released Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Price: $15.99Punk / Hardcore
Rancid s 2014 record Honor Is All We Know is much like their other records in the sense that it is filled with the stories and characters that populate the band s lives, and reflects the cultural and political climate in which it was written and recorded. It has classic Rancid songcraft: two minute songs packed with melody, personally empathetic and politically denunciatory. But Honor Is All We Know is also unique in that it is filled with the growing insight of a band who has been doing this for a while now: it feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or a bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood. In the late 1980 s Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman of Rancid were founders of arguably the most influential band from the Bay Area Operation Ivy.


DAMIEN RICEMY FAVOURITE FADED FANTASYReleased Monday, November 10, 2014
Price: $10.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop
My Favourite Faded Fantasy is Damien Rices first collection of material in eight years and was produced by Rick Rubin and Rice himself. It is a selection of songs, which Rice says are sung straight into the metaphorical mirror. Intimate, frank and revitalized by making music again, My Favourite Faded Fantasy is a record that accepts ones faults but also begins, perhaps, to appreciate ones ability to grow up. The recording process began in Los Angeles and finished up with a cast of friends and local musicians against the stunning backdrop of Reykjavik, Iceland.


TV ON THE RADIOSEEDS (DIG)Released Monday, November 17, 2014
Price: $12.99Rock & Pop
TV On the Radio announced they will release their new album, Seeds, November 18 on Harvest Records. The band s new single, Happy Idiot,Happy Idiot ignites a hearty introduction to Seeds, catapulting out of the gate with an earnestly frenetic beat over a sweet sweet chorus of resignation. One thing that remains a constant with TV on the Radio is that there is no constant, and one curveball trounces another on Seeds.Seeds was recorded at Federal Prism in Los Angeles and produced by guitarist David Andrew Sitek.


UNEARTHWATCHERS OF RULEReleased Monday, November 10, 2014
Price: $16.99Metal / Goth
Not a lot of metalcore bands have been able to make it through the flood of similiar bands over the last decade without a style makeover and/or electronic conversion. Most bands that did still have ended up sounding stale. Unearth came into the scene slightly before the metalcore blow-up and I've always felt that they didn't get the recognition that they deserve. Mainly because they were overshadowed by the sheer number of copycats and were often thrown into the same pile with the others, instead of being seen as pioneers. Watchers of Rule is another great example of why Unearth still deserves to be on the top of the metalcore mountain. They haven't slowed down, added melodic vocals or trendy hooks, or even touched a computer for electronics. Any electronic sounds you may hear on this album come straight from the masterful guitar work of Ken Susi, who can still throw down a solo better than pretty much any other metalcore guitarist.


NEIL YOUNGSTORYTONEReleased Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Price: $13.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop
Storytone has 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young. He took a different approach with this record, recording the songs on his own, in a solo-setting to creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.