Madonna made history once again when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time, making her the first and only recording artist to have 50 #1 hits on any single Billboard chart. To celebrate, she curated a new 50-track collection that includes her favorite remixes of those chart-topping dance hits that have filled clubs worldwide for four decades, and this abridged 16-track version, simply titled Finally Enough Love.
Alabama's native son returns with his sophomore album. The lyrical wordsmith conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by James’ unmistakable voice. *Ltd Ed Brown Swirl LP*
A special collection of cover songs curated and performed by GRAMMY-nominated artist Valerie June. Under Cover features singular interpretations of some of her favorite songs including Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon,” and more. Available on *Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP*
Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, the record finds the band at the top of their game and continuing to constantly evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.
Bowen slices through the B.S. of country-lifestyle posturing, and matches his gravel-road growl to a sound spanning the whole of Texas. From swaying campfire singalongs to two-stepping country rockers geared toward Saturday nights in the state’s famed dancehalls, he’s earned a rep for purpose-driven diversity. And just like his heroes, does everything on his terms.
Live performance of her songs “Wild Turkey” and “Firewater” cut direct to vinyl. With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Kiah gracefully interlaces political commentary and personal revelation, ultimately offering a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance. *Ltd Ed Vinyl Single*
Key tracks covering various classic eras and styles as featured in the hit Netflix show. As evidenced by the meteoric resurgence of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” after its appearance, the show’s soundtrack has become just as much a phenomenon as its thrilling plot. Conceptualized and produced showcreators The Duffer Brothers and music supervisor Nora Felder.
On their third outing, Momma (one of nouveau grunge's best-kept secrets) perfects their balance of heavy riffs, deep emotions, inviting sonic production, and a lighthearted, wry sense of humor, creating a singular lane for the band in today's world of alt rock. It’s a tightly-stitched collection–magnetic and dynamic. Available on *Limited Edition Red Vinyl*.
Revealer is a warts-and-all self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty, yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life; who has numerous GRAMMY nominations but still feels like she has far to go. It's a rumination on music as a vehicle for revelations, what's gained and what's lost when you put words to your innermost feelings.
Paradise Again came together in the wake of rediscovering Swedish House Mafia's musical synergy on the band's 2019 reunion tour. It represents an ambitious broadening of their musical scope, as evinced by the wide-ranging roster of collaborators and guests, including The Weeknd, A$APRocky, Sting, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.
Simply put, Samara Joy is next. At just 22 years old, her Verve debut Linger Awhile shows that with a voice, tone, and phrasing that harkens back to the most legendary jazz vocalists, Samara belongs in the company of iconic labelmates from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Billie Holiday. She is poised to be a household name, synonymous with timeless jazz music.
The first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in Blondie’s history. Against The Odds features 124 songs (36 previously unreleased) remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition presents their first 6 albums expanded to include over 4 dozen demos, alternate versions, and outtakes - plus, a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. 10 LPs/10” LP/7” Single.
Inspired by the introspection, fear and loss during lockdown, Älskar celebrates life in all of its complexities as well as love in every form imaginable. Includes the singles “Dinner Table”, “Pressure Makes Diamonds”, and “When You Lose Someone”. Älskar shimmers with both tender, intimate ballads and huge escapist '80s-tinged bangers that beg for the dancefloor.
The meaning, importance, and heart of this album is best described in Bryan’s own words. “This album to me is all the trials we face day-in and day out and I wrote all the stories on it hoping someone, somewhere might relate. Some songs are sad, some are happy, some are hopeful and some are hopeless, all of them mean something different to me and I pray they mean something to someone else.”
PJ Western creates music of contradictions. His tripped out pop-rock psychedelia evokes a haze of 60’s AM radio as heard emanating from someone else’s car window. Here I Go, Western’s debut album, was written in dreams. In visions. Wild but refined, classic but modern. The album is a lot like the man who wrote it: complex, celebratory, grateful. *Ltd Ed Red Splatter LP*
A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed Will Of The People. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next. *Ltd Ed Cream LP*
Progressive & atmospheric sci-fi infused Metal heralding the most unique and invigorating sound the scene has experienced in decades. Cosmic rays of dissonant and abstract guitars, intergalactic waves of contra-bass and pulsar emissions of nonlinear syncopated drums reverberate, emanate and comingle. Prepare yourself for the coming change as the cosmic electromagnetic sound waves of Phase IV have arrived!
Brotherkenzie’s music is a chasm carved from honesty and earnestness, the result teetering between catchiness and pop, but with sharp edges. Throughout Nathan, he examines that self-destructive tenderness, observant of the way he was then but not fraught over it. Instead, he’s like a documentarian of trying times; of what it feels like to grow a new epidermis instead.
Cleverly named EP3, Ringo Starr's third EP includes 4 new tracks featuring longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Bruce Sugar. EP3 is filled with Ringo's instantly recognizable vocals, feel-good lyrics and easy-breezy melodies.
The foundation of the Minnesotan-via-Kenya singer-songwriter’s work has always felt extremely current and rooted in his perspective surrounding the American experience. Spanish Villager continues the narrative, but it feels more weighty and soulful compared to his previous acoustic folk releases.It also finds Ondara's (formerly J.S. Ondara) voice sounding more stunning than ever.
Shepherd Head is a dramatic departure, delving deeper into the themes that have always fascinated JohnRossiter—love, loss, and God—approached in a completely new direction.His voice is deep and lovely, conjuring a sense of melancholy and grandeur, but never with bitterness or despair. There’s a joy to this music, the wild hope and possibility that arises after tragedy, a feeling of revelation.
Daddy Yankee's farewell album combines all the styles that have defined the best-selling Reggaeton artist over the past three decades. Going out on a bang, these 19 tracks include the most superb guest list yet including Bad Bunny, Rauw Alejandro, Nile Rodgers, Becky G and many more. Legendaddy stands out as his first album in ten years and his boldest, brightest, and biggest musical statement ever.
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