Even if we defeat the Islamic State, we’ll still lose the bigger war

 

 

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Residents of Syria’s Idlib province examine building damaged in air strikes on September 24. The United States and its Arab allies have opened a new front in the battle against Islamic State militants. (Ammar Abdullah/Reuters)

Andrew J. Bacevich, the George McGovern fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, is writing a history of U. S. military involvement in the Greater Middle East.

As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV. That is, Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces have invaded or occupied or bombed, and in which American soldiers have killed or been killed. And that’s just since 1980.

Let’s tick them off: Iran (1980, 1987-1988), Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011), Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-), Somalia (1992-1993, 2007-), Bosnia (1995), Saudi Arabia (1991, 1996), Afghanistan (1998, 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria. Whew.

With our 14th front barely opened, the Pentagon foresees a campaign likely to last for years. Yet even at this early date, this much already seems clear: Even if we win, we lose. Defeating the Islamic State would only commit the United States more deeply to a decades-old enterprise that has proved costly and counterproductive.

Back in 1980, President Jimmy Carter touched things off when he announced that the United States would use force to prevent the Persian Gulf from falling into the wrong hands. In effect, with the post-Ottoman order created by European imperialists — chiefly the British — after World War I apparently at risk, the United States made a fateful decision: It shouldered responsibility for preventing that order from disintegrating further. Britain’s withdrawal from “east of Suez,” along with the revolution in Iran and the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, prompted Washington to insert itself into a region in which it previously avoided serious military involvement.

At the time, oil — not freedom, democracy or human rights — defined the principal American interest, and stability was the goal. Military power offered the means by which the United States hoped to attain that goal. Armed might would keep a lid on things. The pot might simmer, but it wouldn’t boil over.

In practice, however, whether putting boots on the ground or relying on missiles from above, subsequent U.S. efforts to promote stability have tended to produce just the opposite. Part of the problem is that American policymakers have repeatedly given in to the temptation to unleash a bit of near-term chaos, betting that longer-term order will emerge on the other end.

Back in Vietnam, this was known as burning down the village to save it. In the Greater Middle East, it has meant dismantling a country with the aim of erecting something more preferable — “regime change” as a prelude to “nation building.” Unfortunately, the United States has proved considerably more adept at the former than the latter.

Mostly, coercive regime change has produced power vacuums. Iraq offers a glaring example. Although studiously ignored by Washington, post-Gaddafi Libya offers a second. And unless the gods are in an exceptionally generous mood, Afghanistan will probably become a third whenever U.S. and NATO combat troops finally depart.

In place of governing arrangements that Washington judged objectionable, the United States has found itself coping with the absence of any effective governments whatsoever. Instead of curbing bad behavior, spanking induced all sorts of pathologies.

By inadvertently sowing instability, the United States has played directly into the hands of anti-Western radical Islamists intent on supplanting the European-imposed post-Ottoman order with something more to their liking. This is the so-called caliphate that Osama bin Laden yearned to create and that now exists in embryonic form in the portions of Iraq and Syria that Islamic State radicals control.

Want to measure what America’s war for the Middle East has accomplished through its first 13 iterations? The Islamic State has to rank prominently on any list of achievements. If Iraq possessed minimally effective security forces, Islamic State militants wouldn’t have a chance. But the Iraqi army we created won’t fight, in considerable measure because the Iraqi government we created doesn’t govern.

Kurdish fighters defending Kobane warn of a likely massacre by Islamic State insurgents, while Turkey says it will do whatever it can to prevent the Syrian border town from falling. (Reuters)

President Obama did not initiate the long and varied sequence of military actions that has produced this situation. Yet he finds himself caught in a dilemma. To give the Islamic State a free hand is to allow proponents of the caliphate to exploit the instability that U.S. efforts, some involving Obama himself, have fostered. But to make Syria the latest free-fire zone in America’s never-ending Middle East misadventure will almost surely prolong and exacerbate the agonies that country is experiencing, with little ability to predict what consequences will ensue.

Even if U.S. and allied forces succeed in routing this militant group, there is little reason to expect that the results for Syrians will be pretty — or that the prospects of regional harmony will improve. Suppress the symptoms, and the disease simply manifests itself in other ways. There is always another Islamic State waiting in the wings.

Obama’s bet — the same bet made by each of his predecessors, going back to Carter — is that the skillful application of U.S. military might can somehow provide a way out of this dilemma. They were wrong, and so is he.

We may be grateful that Obama has learned from his predecessor that invading and occupying countries in this region of the world just doesn’t work. The lesson he will bequeath to his successor is that drone strikes and commando raids don’t solve the problem, either.

We must hope for victory over the Islamic State. But even if achieved, that victory will not redeem but merely prolong a decades-long military undertaking that was flawed from the outset. When the 14th campaign runs its course, the 15th will no doubt be waiting, perhaps in Jordan or in a return visit to some unfinished battleground such as Libya or Somalia or Yemen.

Yet even as the United States persists in its determination to pacify the Greater Middle East, the final verdict is already in. U.S. military power has never offered an appropriate response to whatever ails the Islamic world. We’ve committed our troops to a fool’s errand.

And worse, the errand is also proving unnecessary. With abundant North American energy reserves now accessible — all that shale oil and fracked gas — we don’t need the Persian Gulf oil that ostensibly made our post-1980 military exertions imperative. For whatever reasons, Washington’s national security elites seem oblivious to the implications these resources have for policy in the Middle East.

No matter how long it lasts, America’s war for the Greater Middle East will end in failure. And when it does, Americans will discover that it was also superfluous.

Album Stream – The Orwells’ ‘Disgraceland’

The Orwells

The Orwells

Album Stream – The Orwells’ ‘Disgraceland’

Chicago’s newest garage rock rebels The Orwells may only just be leaving their teens behind, but they’re already gearing up to release their second LP – with the brilliantly tongue-in-cheek title of ‘Disgraceland’ – on June 2.

Famed for their raucous live shows invoking the chaotic hedonism of Atlanta’s favourite tearaways Black Lips, and singer Mario Cuomo’s outlandish stage behaviour and outspoken tongue (the band’s recent comments about Arctic Monkeys’ stage patter being predictable landed them in hot water), the band are leading the charge of punk-spirited young bands putting fun at the fore.

A giant step on from the DIY ethos of 2012 debut ‘Remember When’, ‘Disgraceland’ ups the production values to form something that’s still full of carefree youth, but could also sit happily on the radio. You’ll probably have heard filthy first single ‘Dirty Sheets’ – a squalling mass of prowling riffs and 60s garage strut – while other recent cuts ‘The Righteous One’ and ‘Blood Bubbles’ are, in turn, full of brilliantly snotty swagger and surprisingly epic tendencies. Elsewhere on the record, the quintet up the pop factor on ‘Bathroom Tile Blues’, while old favourite ‘Who Needs You’ is still as much of a middle finger to the man as ever.

‘Disgraceland’ is due for release on Canvasback/ Atlantic next Monday, but for now you can stream the whole thing exclusively below. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

‘Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina’

Singer/songwriter Jason Molina

Singer/songwriter Jason Molina –   Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the artist

 

Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina comes out April 22.

Jason Molina never sang to — or for — the many. The singer-songwriter, who died last year at 39, gave voice to despair and solitude, and to a lonely pursuit of the comfort and strength necessary to face each day. Whether he performed as Songs: Ohia, or Jason Molina, his big, yearning voice encountered only a small but intense cult following that heard in him a crucial combination of fatalism and fighting spirit.

Like many whose fan bases run narrow but deep, Molina was widely beloved by musicians; anyone who’s ever tried to channel the blues would know how pure his were. Within the last year, Molina has already inspired two double-length tribute albums, each intended to help his family and spread word of his work. Both, while naturally uneven in execution, nicely convey the sturdiness of Molina’s songcraft — not to mention his considerable gift for quotable melancholy.

Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina is the newer of the two collections — the other is last year’s — with proceeds split between the singer’s family and a charity called MusiCares, which battles Molina’s twin demons of alcoholism and depression. In 27 songs and just less than two hours, it provides a fine overview of the singer’s best-known work, highlighted by ‘s suitably epic take on the title track.

Given the reverence in which Molina’s work is held, it’s no surprise that Farewell Transmission rarely strays far from the singer’s original intentions, though it’s intriguing to hear Squares recast the almost impossibly desolate “” as a bold rock song. Molina’s former bandmates even come together as Memorial Electric Company to perform a new track, “Arm in Arm,” as well as to tackle the unrecorded Molina song “Trouble in Mind (Fade to Blue).” Between the incredible source material and a fine assortment of contributors — including , Murder by Death, Catherine Irwin, and another past Molina collaborator, Will Johnson of — Farewell Transmission marks a fine way to both celebrate a great career and mourn a man for whom mournfulness was stitched into the fabric of his art.

 

Get Ready Music Lovers: Upcoming Music Releases 2014

December

December 16, 2013:

  • Burial – Rival Dealer [EP] [Hyperdub]
  • David Bowie – “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA)” / “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)” [12″] [Columbia]

December 17th, 2013:

  • Disclosure – Settle – The Remixes [PMR/Island]
  • Mac Miller – Live From Space [TBA]
  • Talib Kweli – Gravitas [Self-Release]

December 30, 2013:

  • Angel Haze – Dirty Gold [Island Records]

2014

January

January 7, 2014:

  • Sampha – Too Much / Happens [7″] [Young Turks]
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags [Matador]

January 13, 2014:

  • Lee Bannon – Alternate Endings [Ninja Tune]
  • Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 [Light In The Attic]

January 14, 2014:

  • Broken Bells – After the Disco [Columbia]
  • Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes [Columbia]
  • James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical [Dine Alone]
  • Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams [Reissue] [Thirty Tigers]
  • Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread [Blue Note]
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want [Daptone Records]
  • Supersuckers – Get the Hell [Acetate]

January 20, 2014:

  • Marram – Sun Choir [Everything Is New]
  • Various Artists – BOATS [Everything Is New]

January 21, 2014:

  • Aer – Aer [Self-Release]
  • Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Total Treble]
  • The Beatles – The U.S. Albums [Box Set] [Capitol Records]
  • Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son [Secretly Canadian]
  • Dog Bite – Tranquilizers [Carpark Records]
  • The Hidden Cameras – Age [Evil Evil/Outside Music]
  • Jack Name – Light Show [Drag City]
  • John Hammond – Timeless [Palmetto Records]
  • Mogwai – Rave Tapes [Sub Pop]
  • Pangea – Badillac [Harvest/Capitol]
  • Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything [Constellation Records]
  • Various Artists – Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1 [Sacred Bones]
  • Vex – Sanctuary: The Complete Discography [Sacred Bones]
  • Warpaint – Warpaint [Rough Trade]
  • Wild Cub – Youth [Mom + Pop]
  • Young the Giant – Mind Over Matter [Fueled By Ramen]

January 28, 2014:

  • Actress – Ghettoville [Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune]
  • The Autumn Defense – Once Around [Yep Roc]
  • Bibio – The Green EP [Warp]
  • Cities Aviv – Come to Life [Young One Records]
  • The Districts – The Districts [EP] [Fat Possum]
  • Drowners – Drowners [Frenchkiss]
  • Dum Dum Girls – Too True [Sub Pop]
  • The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides [SideOneDummy]
  • Gem Club – In Roses [Hardly Art]
  • Hospitality – Trouble [Merge]
  • Lambchop – Nixon [Reissue] [Merge]
  • Metallica – Through the Never [DVD] [Blackened Recordings]
  • Morrissey – “Satellite of Love” [7″] [Parlophone]
  • Morrissey – “Satellite of Love” [12″] [Parlophone]
  • Of Mice & Men – Restoring Force [Rise Records]
  • The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage [Nettwerk Records]
  • Pontiak – INNOCENCE [Thrill Jockey]
  • Quilt – Held in Splendor [Mexican Summer]
  • Sierra – Pslip [Retro Futurist Records]
  • Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears [Dine Alone Records]

February

February 3, 2014:

  • Boys Noize – Out of the Black – The Remixes [Boysnoize Records]
  • Katy B – Little Red [Rinse/Columbia]

February 4, 2014:

  • +/- (Plus/Minus) – Jumping the Tracks [Teen Beat]
  • Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain [Reissue] [Domino]
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow [Vagrant]
  • ceo – WONDERLAND [Mute]
  • CYMBALS – The Age of Fracture [Tough Love Records]
  • Duo de Twang (Les Claypool) – Four Foot Shack [ATO Records]
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata [Invazion]
  • Gardens & Villa – Dunes [DFA]
  • Have A Nice Life – Unnatural World [Bridge Nine Records]
  • Jerome LOL – Deleted/Fool [EP] [Friends of Friends]
  • Mark McGuire – Along the Way [Dead Oceans]
  • Marissa Nadler – July [Sacred Bones]
  • Mas Ysa – Worth [EP] [Downtown Records]
  • Orange Juice – Rip It Up [Reissue] [Domino]
  • Orange Juice – Texas Forever [Reissue] [Domino]
  • Orange Juice – The Orange Juice [Reissue] [Domino]
  • Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever [Reissue] [Domino]
  • Sun Kil Moon – Benji [Caldo Verde]
  • Sunn O))) and Ulver – Terrestrials [Southern Lord]
  • Various Artists – Sweetheart 2014 [Hear Music/Concord]
  • Water Liars – Water Liars [Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum]
  • Wild Moccasins – 88 92 [New West Records]
  • Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom [Polyvinyl]

February, 10 2014:

  • Hands (The Field’s Axwell Willner) – The Soul Is Quick [Walls/Ecstatic]
  • Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights [Lester Records/Kobalt]

February 11, 2014:

  • Band of Horses – Acoustic at the Ryman [Brown Records/Kobalt Label Services]
  • The Casket Girls – True Love Kills the Fairy Tale [Graveface Records]
  • Deleted Scenes – Lithium Burn [Park The Van/Nevado]
  • Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct [Blue Horizon]
  • The Glitch Mob – Love Death Immortality [Glass Air Records]
  • Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailors [Sargent House]
  • Robert Ellis – The Lights From the Chemical Plant [New West Records]
  • Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair [EP] [Carpark Records]
  • Temples – Sun Structures [Fat Possum]
  • Tinariwen – Emmaar [ANTI-]

February 14, 2014:

  • Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine [Chimera Music]

February 18, 2014:

  • Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness [Jagjaguwar]
  • Com Truise – Wave 1 [EP] [Ghostly International]
  • The Jezabels – The Brink [Dine Alone Records]
  • Lost in the Trees – Past Life [ANTI-]
  • NO – El Prado [Arts & Crafts]
  • Phantogram – Voices [Republic Records]
  • Sam Smith – Nirvana [EP] [US Release] [Capitol Records]
  • Solids – Blame Confusion [Fat Possum]
  • William Fitzsimmons – Lions [Nettwerk Records]

February 24, 2014:

  • MØ – No Mythologies to Follow [Chess Club/RCA Victor]
  • Morrissey – Your Arsenal [Reissue] [Parlophone]

February 25, 2014:

  • Bob Mould – Workbook [Reissue] [Omnivore Recordings]
  • Brandt Brauer Frick – DJ-Kicks [!K7]
  • Death Vessel – Island Intervals [Sub Pop]
  • Lo-Fang – Blue Film [4AD]
  • Mike Gordon (of Phish) – Overstep [ATO Recordings]
  • Milagres – Violent Light [Kill Rock Stars]
  • Neneh Cherry – Blank Project [Smalltown Supersound]
  • The Notwist – Close to the Glass [Sub Pop]
  • ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron [Top Dawg Entertainment]
  • SKATERS – MANHATTAN [Warner Bros.]
  • St. Vincent – St. Vincent [Loma Vista/Republic]
  • Tacocat – NVM [Hardly Art]
  • Various Artists – Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran [Manimal Vinyl]
  • Vertical Scratchers – Daughter of Everything [Merge]
  • Yellow Ostrich – Cosmos [Barsuk Records]

March

March 2, 2014:

  • Davidge – Slo Light [7Hz Recordings]

March 4, 2014:

  • Anne – Pulling Chain [Run For Cover Records]
  • ASAP Mob – L.O.R.D. [EP] [ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA Music]
  • Axxa/Abraxas – Axxa/Abraxas [Captured Tracks]
  • Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans [ATO]
  • Eagulls – Eagulls [Partisan Records]
  • Eternal Summers – The Drop Beneath [Kanine Records]
  • Ghost Beach – Blonde [Nettwerk Records]
  • Linda Perhacs – The Soul of All Natural Things [Asthmatic Kitty]
  • The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits [Sacred Bones]
  • Rufus Wainwright – Best of Rufus Wainwright [Universal Music]
  • Trust – Joyland [Arts & Crafts]

March 10, 2014:

  • Max Cooper – Human [Fields]
  • Metronomy – Love Letters [Because Music]

March 11, 2014:

  • 311 – TBA [311 Records]
  • Dean Wareham – Dean Wareham [Double Feature Records]
  • Tensnake – Glow [Astralwerks]

March 18, 2014:

  • Black Lips – Underneath the Rainbow [Vice Records]
  • Hauschka – Abandoned Cities [Temporary Residence]
  • Shit Robot – We Got a Love [DFA]
  • Sisyphus – Sisyphus [Asthmatic Kitty]
  • Tycho – Awake [Ghostly International]
  • The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream [Secretly Canadian]

March 25, 2014:

  • Combichrist – We Love You [Out of Line/Metropolis Records]
  • Jimi Goodwin (of Doves) – Odludek [Heavenly]
  • Johnny Cash – Out Among the Stars [Columbia/Legacy]

April

April 1, 2014:

  • Band of Skulls – Himalayan [Electric Blues Recordings/Kobalt]
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War [ATO]
  • Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams [Arts & Crafts]

April 28, 2014:

  • Kelis – Food [Ninja Tune]

November

November 10, 2014:

  • Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols [Caldo Verde]

Upcoming Releases – November 2013 – February 2014

November 4, 2013:

  • Jim O’Rourke – Old News No. 9 [Editions Mego]
  • Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – Jamaica Plain [EP] [Care In The Community Recordings]

November 5, 2013:

  • !!! – R!M!X!S [Warp]
  • Black Flag – What The… [SST]
  • Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One [Columbia]
  • Bright Eyes – Bright Eyes’ A Christmas Album [Saddle Creek]
  • Bryce Dessner/Kronos Quartet – Aheym [ANTI- Records]
  • Cabaret Voltaire – #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985) [Mute]
  • Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life [Columbia]
  • Connan Mockasin – Caramel [Mexican Summer]
  • David Bowie – The New Day Collectors Edition [Columbia]
  • Dropkick Murphys – Signed and Sealed in Blood [Box Set] [Epitaph]
  • El Ten Eleven – Transitions [EP] [Self-Release]
  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 [Aftermath/Interscope]
  • Exit Ghost – Elston [Self-Release]
  • James Blunt – Moon Landing [Atlantic]
  • Latyrx – The Second Album [Latyramid INC]
  • M.I.A. – Matangi [Interscope]
  • Mark Berube – Russian Dolls [Bonsound]
  • Melvins – Tres Cabrones [Ipecac Recordings]
  • Midlake – Antiphon [ATO Records]
  • Sapphire Slows – Allegoria [Not Not Fun]
  • Scott Stapp – Proof of Life [Wind-Up Records]
  • Stryper – No More Hell to Pay [Frontiers Records]
  • Tennis – Small Sound [EP] [Communion Records]
  • Thing Thing – BOOT! [The Thing Records]

November 11, 2013:

  • Heidecker & Wood – Some Things Never Stay the Same [Little Record Company]
  • Erasure – Snow Globe [Mute]
  • John Talabot – DJ-Kicks [!K7 Records]
  • The Killers – Direct Hits [Island]
  • Lady Gaga – ARTPOP [Interscope]
  • Massive Attack – Mezzanine [Reissue] [The Vinyl Factory]
  • Psapp – What Makes Us Glow [State51 Conspiracy]
  • Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise [Harper Collins/It Books]
  • Various Artists – Songs For Slim – Rockin Here Tonight: A Benefit Compilation For Slim Dunlap [New West]
  • The Who – Tommy [Reissue] [Universal]

November 12, 2013:

  • Andrew Bird – I Want to See Pulaski at Night [EP] [Self-Release]
  • Cat Le Bon – Mug Museum [Wichita/The Elite Meat Supply]
  • Chris Garneau – Winter Games [Private Friend]
  • Counting Crows – Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Cowboy Junkies – The Kennedy Suite [Latent Recordings]
  • ††† (Crosses) – † [Sumerian Records]
  • deadmau5 – We Are Friends Vol. 2 [Astralwerks]
  • ERAAS – Initiation [Felte]
  • Flume – Flume [Deluxe Reissue] [Future Classic/Mom + Pop]
  • Gap Dream – Shine Your Light [Burger Records]
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields B-Sides [12″] [Warp]
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields Expanded [Warp]
  • The Growlers – Gilded Pleasures [EP] [Everloving Records]
  • The Hunt – The Hunt Begins [Sacred Bones]
  • Jeremiah Jay – Dirty Collections Vol 1 [7″] [Warp]
  • Jeremy Jay – Abandoned Apartments [K Records]
  • Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – Demons [EP] [Instant Records]
  • Mark Pritchard – Make A Livin’ [EP] [Warp]
  • Sampha – Too Much / Happens [Young Turks]
  • Sebastien Grainger (of Death From Above 1979) – Yours to Discover [Last Gang Records]
  • Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Electric Co. [Reissue] [Secretly Canadian]
  • Tel Aviv – The World Is Well Lost [Burger Records]
  • Various Artists – Inside Llewyn Davis [Soundtrack] [Nonesuch]
  • Weekender – Spanish Peaks [Papercup Music]
  • The Who – Tommy [Deluxe Edition] [Geffen]
  • Wooden Shjips – Back to Land [Thrill Jockey]

November 17, 2013:

  • Royal Trux – Veterans of Disorder [Reissue] [Drag City]

November 18, 2013:

  • Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe [Domino Records]
  • Boards of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Trans Canada Highway [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Twoism [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]

November 19, 2013:

  • A Perfect Circle – Three Sixty [UMe]
  • Etnik – Neon Daze [EP] [OWSLA]
  • Ghost B.C. – If You Have Ghost [EP] [Loma Vista Recordings]
  • Iceage – “Jackie”/”To The Comrades” [7″] [Matdor]
  • Iceage – You’re Nothing [Deluxe Edition] [Matador]
  • Kurt Vile – It’s a big world out there (and I am scared) [EP] [Matador]
  • Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) [Matador]
  • Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy [Drag City]
  • Mick Turner (of Dirty Three) – Don’t Tell the Driver [Drag City]
  • Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour [CD/DVD] [Anthem/Roadrunner/Zoe Vision]
  • Shelby Lynne – Thanks [EP] [EVERSO]
  • Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Lionsgate/Republic]
  • Yo La Tengo – Fade: Deluxe Edition [Matador]

November 22, 2013:

  • Atmosphere – Seven’s Travels [Reissue] [Rhymesayers]

November 25, 2013:

  • Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength: The ’74/’75 Recordings [Universal]
  • The Obsessed – The Church Within [Real Gone Music/Conveyor Canada]
  • Peter Murphy – Love Hysteria [Reissue] [Cherry Red]
  • Saint Lou Lou – Better in the Dark [EP] [Columbia]
  • Teengirl Fantasy – Nun [EP] [This Is Music]

November 26, 2013:

  • A Perfect Circle – A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo [A Perfect Circle Entertainment]
  • Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies [Naturalsound Records]
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered in Their Masses [DVD] [Vertigo/Republic]
  • Destroyer – Five Spanish Songs [EP] [Merge]
  • Kevin Morby – Harlem River [Woodsist]
  • Lee Hazlewood – There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 [Light in the Attic]
  • Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door [Reprise]
  • Shearwater – Fellow Travelers [Sub Pop]
  • Soundgarden – Screaming Life / Fopp [EP] [Reissue] [Sub Pop]
  • Sun Glitters – Scattered into Light [Self-Release]
  • Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection Vol. 3 [Castle Face Records]

November 29, 2013:

  • Atlas Genius – So Electric! When It Was Now (The Remixes) [Warner Bros.]
  • Band of Horses – Live at the Ryman [7″] [Brown Records]
  • Brendan Benson – You Were Right [Readymade Records]
  • Cheap Trick – The Classic Albums 1977 – 1979 [Columbia]
  • Dave Matthews Band – Live Trax Vol 2–9-12-04 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA [Box Set] [Bama Rags]
  • Dave Matthews Band – Live Trax Vol 3–8-27-00 Meadows Music Theater, Hartford CT [Box Set] [Bama Rags]
  • Dawes – Stripped Down at Grimeys [HUB Records]
  • Duran Duran – No Ordinary [EP] [Rhino]
  • Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up: Thought Remixes and Reworks [Blue Note Records]
  • Father John Misty – The History of Caves [Soundtrack] [Sub Pop]
  • The Flaming Lips – Peace Sword [EP] [Physical Release] [Warner Bros.]
  • Foals – CCTV Sessions [Warner Bros.]
  • Grateful Dead – Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70 [Rhino]
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire”/”Foxey Lady” [7″] [Columbia]
  • Joseph Arthur – The Ballad of Boogie Christ [Lonely Astronaut]
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Super Ape [Deluxe Edition] [Get On Down]
  • Low and Shearwater – “Stay”/”Novacane” [7″] [Sub Pop]
  • Metallica – Through the Never [Soundtrack] [Special Edition] [Broken]
  • NAS – “Halftime” [12″] [Columbia]
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW [Physical Release] [Bad Seed Ltd]
  • Nirvana – In Utero [2013 Mix] [Geffen]
  • Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork [Black on Black Edition] [Matador]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m Beside You [Warner Bros.]
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – Porter Chops Glasper [10″] [Blue Note]
  • Rush – The Garden [10″] [Roadrunner]
  • Sondre Lerche – Public Hi-Fi Sessions [Public Hi-Fi Records]
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Core [Reissue] [Rhino]
  • Tegan and Sara – “Guilty As Charged”/”I Run Empty” [7″] [Warner Bros.]
  • Uncle Tupelo – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”/”Commotion” [7″] [Columbia]
  • Van Dyke Parks – “Come to the Sunshine”/”Farther Along” [7″] [Sundazed]

December

December, 2: 2013:

  • Erol Alkan – Illumination [Phantasy]
  • Mary J Blige – A Mary Christmas [Verve]
  • Muse – Live in Rome [Warner Bros.]

December 3, 2013:

  • bEEdEEgEE (Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance) – SUM/ONE [Self-Release]
  • Britney Spears – Britney Jean [RCA]
  • Glen Hansard – Drive All Night [EP] [ANTI-]
  • Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond [Other Music Recording Co.]
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW [Digital Release] [Bad Seed Ltd]
  • Xiu Xiu – Nina [Graveface Records]

December 9, 2013:

  • Lee Bannon – Alternate/Endings [Ninja Tune]

December 10, 2013:

  • 7 Days of Funk (Dam-Funk and Snoop Dogg) – 7 Days of Funk [Stones Throw]
  • Audion (Matthew Dear) – Audion X [Spectral Sound]
  • Childish Gambino – Because the Internet [Glassnote]
  • Flume – Flume [Deluxe Reissue] [Physical Release] [Future Classic/Mom + Pop]
  • Mastodon – Live at Brixton [Warner Bros.]
  • R Kelly – Black Panties [RCA]
  • Robert Pollard – Blazing Gentleman [GBV Inc.]

December 17th, 2013:

  • Rick Ross – MasterMind [MMG]
  • Talib Kweli – Gravitas [Self-Release]

2014

January

January 7, 2014:

  • Sampha – Too Much / Happens [7″] [Young Turks]

January 13, 2014:

  • Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 [Light In The Attic]

January 14, 2014:

  • Broken Bells – After the Disco [Columbia]
  • James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical [Dine Alone]
  • Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread [Blue Note]
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want [Daptone Records]

January 20, 2014:

  • Marram – Sun Choir [Everything Is New]
  • Various Artists – BOATS [Everything Is New]

January 21, 2014:

  • Aer – Aer [Self-Release]
  • Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues [Total Treble]
  • Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son [Secretly Canadian]
  • Mogwai – Rave Tapes [Sub Pop]
  • Warpaint – Warpaint [Rough Trade]
  • Young the Giant – Mind Over Matter [Fueled By Ramen]

January 28, 2014:

  • Actress – Ghettoville [Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune]
  • The Autumn Defense – Once Around [Yep Roc]
  • Cities Aviv – Come to Life [Young One Records]
  • Drowners – Drowners [Frenchkiss]
  • Dum Dum Girls – Too True [Sub Pop]
  • Gem Club – In Roses [Hardly Art]
  • Hospitality – Trouble [Merge]
  • The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage [Nettwerk Records]
  • Quilt – Held in Splendor [Mexican Summer]

February

February 4, 2014:

  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata [Invazion]
  • Sun Kil Moon – Benji [Caldo Verde]

February, 10 2014:

  • Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights [Lester Records/Kobalt]

February 11, 2014:

  • Deleted Scenes – Lithium Burn [Park The Van/Nevado]
  • Robert Ellis – The Lights From the Chemical Plant [New West Records]

February 18, 2014:

  • Lost in the Trees – Past Life [ANTI-]

February 25, 2014:

  • SKATERS – MANHATTAN [Warner Bros.]
  • Various Artists – Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran [Manimal Vinyl]

Upcoming Releases

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Upcoming Releases

September

September 23, 2013:

  • Digitalism – Lift [EP] [Kitsune]
  • Jesu – Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came [Caldo Verde]
  • Sub Focus – Torus [Casablanca Records]
  • Various Artists – And I’ll Scratch Yours [Real World]

September 24, 2013:

  • Au Revoir Simone – Move In Spectrums [Instant Records]
  • Deer Tick – Negativity [Partisan]
  • CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe [Glassnote]
  • Crystal Antlers – “Rattlesnake” [7″] [Innovative Leisure]
  • Drake – Nothing Was the Same [OVO/Young Money Cash Money/Republic]
  • Elton John – The Diving Board [Capitol]
  • Faith No More – The Real Thing [Vinyl Reissue] [Music On Vinyl]
  • Frankie Rose – Herein Wild [Fat Possum]
  • The Fresh & Onlys – Soothsayer [EP] [Mexican Summer]
  • Girls Against Boys – Ghost List [Epitonic]
  • Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light [Play It Again Sam/[PIAS] America]
  • Gov’t Mule – Shout! [Blue Note Records]
  • Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons [Bloodshot Records]
  • Hunters – Hunters [Mom + Pop]
  • Icona Pop – This Is… Icona Pop [Record Company Ten/Big Beat Records]
  • The Internet – Feel Good [Odd Future Records]
  • Into It. Over It. – Intersections [Triple Crown]
  • Jesu – Every Day I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came [Avalanche Recordings]
  • Kelly Stoltz – Double Exposure [Third Man Records]
  • Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull [RCA]
  • Kyson – The Water’s Way [Friends of Friends]
  • Matthew Good – Arrows of Desire [FrostByte Media/Universal]
  • Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day [Rhymes of an Hour]
  • Metallica – Through the Never (Music From the Motion Picture) [Blackened Recordings]
  • Nirvana – In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition [Universal]
  • Noah and the Whale – Heart of Nowhere [Caroline Records]
  • Oh Land – Wish Bone [Federal Prism]
  • Promised Land Sound – Promised Land Sound [Paradise of Bachelors]
  • Sons of the Sea (Brandon Boyd of Incubus) – Sons of the Sea [INGROOVES]
  • Sting – The Last Ship [Cherrytree/Interscope/A&M Records]
  • Testament – First Strike Still Deadly [Vinyl Reissue] [Prosthetic]
  • Testament – Live at Eindhoven ’87 [Vinyl Reissue] [Prosthetic]
  • TRAMS – Grin [FatCat]
  • Trentemøller – Lost [In My Room]
  • Zachary Cale – Blue Rider [All Hands Electric]

September 30, 2013:

  • Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow [Secret City Records]
  • Dave Stewart – Lucky Numbers [Kobalt Label Services]
  • The Field – Cupid’s Head [Kompakt]
  • HAIM – Days Are Gone [Columbia]
  • Johnny Flynn – Country Mile [Transgressive]
  • Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 [RCA Records]
  • Justin Timberlake – JT Complete Package [RCA Records]
  • Lorde – Pure Heroine [Lava/Republic]
  • Machinedrum – Vapor City [Ninja Tune]
  • Phantogram – Phantogram [EP] [Republic]
  • Van Morrison – Moondance: Deluxe Edition [Warner Bros.]

October

October 1, 2013:

  • 7 Seconds – “My Aim Is You” [7″] [Rise Records]
  • Alexander Ebert – All Is Lost [Soundtrack] [Community Music]
  • Agnes Obel – Aventine [Again Sam]
  • Amos Lee – Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song [Blue Note]
  • Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow [Secret City Records]
  • Benoit & Sergio – Adjustments [EP] [Culprit]
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama – I’ll Find a Way [Sony Masterworks]
  • Black Books – Black Books [Believe Recordings]
  • Blitzen Trapper – Seven [Vagrant]
  • The Blow – The Blow [Kanine]
  • Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam [Other Music]
  • Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene) – You Gots 2 Chill [Draper Street Records/SQE]
  • Broken Hope – Omen of Disease [Century Media Records]
  • Butthole Surfers – Hairway to Steven [Vinyl Reissue] [Latino Bugger Veil]
  • Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician [Vinyl Reissue] [Latino Bugger Veil]
  • Butthole Surfers – Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac [Vinyl Reissue] [Latino Bugger Veil]
  • Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pusshorse [Vinyl Reissue] [Latino Bugger Veil]
  • Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030: Event II [Bulk Recordings]
  • Dr. Dog – B-Room [ANTI-]
  • Elf Power – Sunlight on the Moon [Darla/Orange Twin]
  • FUZZ – FUZZ [In the Red]
  • Goblin – Tour [EP] [Death Waltz]
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Unvarnished [Blackheart Records]
  • Korn – The Paradigm Shift [Prospect Park]
  • Leverage Models – Leverage Models [Hometapes]
  • Matt and Kim – Lightning Remixes [FADER]
  • Moby – Innocents [Little Idiot/Mute]
  • Nick Hexum (of 311) – My Shadow Pages [What Have You Records]
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven [Warp]
  • The Parson Red Heads – Orb Weaver [Fiesta Red Records]
  • Phare – Golden Age [DAPS]
  • Polvo – Siberia [Merge]
  • Pretty Lights – Seven Bridges [Pretty Lights Music]
  • Quasi – Mole City [Kill Rock Stars]
  • Saint Rich – Beyond the Drone [Merge]
  • Sam Shalabi – The Big Mango [Constellation Records]
  • Sons of the Morning (Prefuse 73 & Teebs) – Speak Soon Volume One [Yellow Year Records]
  • Teen Daze – Glacier [Lefse Records]
  • Various Artists – Beatles Reimagined [Community Projects]
  • Various Artists – Mondo Zombie Boogaloo [Yep Roc]
  • Yuck – Glow & Behold [Fat Possum]

October 4, 2013:

  • Slash – Nothing Left to Fear [Self-Release]

October 7, 2013:

  • The Beta Band – The Regal Years (1997-2004) [Parlophone]
  • Chase and Status – Brand New Machine [Casablanca Records]
  • Daniel Avery – Drone Logic [Phantasy/Because Music]
  • Frog Eyes – Carey’s Cold Spring [Self-Release]

October 8, 2013:

  • Albert Hammond, Jr. – AHJ [EP] [Cult Records]
  • Amos Lee – Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song [Blue Note]
  • Anna Calvi – One Breath [Domino]
  • Bad Things – Bad Things [Warner Bros.]
  • Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static [Dead Labour]
  • Born Gold – I Am an Exit [Art Control]
  • Cage the Elephant – Melophobia [RCA]
  • Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) – Psychic [Other Peope]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – The Speed of Things [Warner Bros.]
  • Danny Brown – Old [Fool’s Gold]
  • Dave Hause – Devour [Grandmaster Recorders LTD]
  • Deap Vally – Sistrionix [Cherrytree/Communion/Interscope/Island]
  • Diplo – Revolution [EP] [Mad Decent]
  • Earthless – From the Ages [Tee Pee Records]
  • Ezra Furman – Day of the Dog [Bar/None]
  • Fast Romantics – Afterlife Blues [Pipe & Hat/Fontana North]
  • Four Fists (P.O.S. x Astronautalis) – “Please Go”/”MMMMMHMMMMM” [7″] [Doomtree Records]
  • The Fratellis – We Need Medicine [BMG]
  • Glasser – Interiors [True Panther]
  • His Clancyness – Vicious [FatCat Records]
  • The KickDrums – Thinking Out Loud [Hopeless Records]
  • Kodaline – In a Perfect World [US Release] [RCA]
  • Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night On Earth [Matador]
  • Lissie – Back to Forever [US Release] [Fat Possum]
  • of Montreal – lousy with sylvianbriar [Polyvinyl]
  • PAPA – Tender Madness [Loma Vista Recordings]
  • Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP] [What’s Your Rupture?]
  • Patty Griffin – Silver Bell [UMe]
  • RJD2 – More Is Than Isn’t [Electrical Connections]
  • Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals [Mom + Pop]
  • St. Lucia – When the Night [Neon Gold/Columbia]
  • Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington – High Rise [13Star Records]
  • Summer Camp – Summer Camp [US Release] [[PIAS] America/Moshi Moshi]
  • SWF – Let It Be Told [Mecca Lecca]
  • Tessela – Nancy’s Pantry [EP] [R&S]
  • Tim Kasher (of Cursive) – Adult Film [Saddle Creek]
  • Various Artists – CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Omnivore]
  • Various Artists – Red Hot + Fela [Knitting Factory Records]
  • Wild Child – The Runaround [Self-Release]

October 14, 2013:

  • Machinedrum – Gunshotta Ave. [EP] [Ninja Tune]

October 15, 2013:

  • ASAP Mob – TBA [ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA]
  • The Avett Brothers – Magpie and the Dandelion [Republic Records]
  • Beats Antique – A Thousand Faces – Act 1 [Beats Antique Records]
  • The Beets – Play Silver Nickles and Golden Dimes [7″] [Hardly Art]
  • Black Milk – No Poison No Paradise [FatBeats]
  • Boardwalk – Boardwalk [Stones Throw]
  • Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others [Domino Records]
  • CAVE – Threace [Drag City]
  • Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas [House Anxiety/Marathon Artists]
  • Crystal Antlers – Nothing Is Real [Innovative Leisure]
  • Cults – Static [Columbia]
  • The Dismemberment Plan – Uncanney Valley [Partisan]
  • Gary Numan – Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) [Machine Music]
  • The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still [Sub Pop]
  • James Ferraro – Hell, NYC 3:00 AM [Hippos In Tanks]
  • Kevin Devine – Bugglegum [Self-Release]
  • Kevin Devine – Bulldozer [Self-Release]
  • Kwes – ilp [Warp Records]
  • La Luz – It’s Alive [Hardly Art]
  • Lizzo – Lizzobangers [Totally Gross National Product]
  • Lucius – Wildewoman [Mom + Pop]
  • Marijuana Deathsquads – Oh My Sexy Lord [Totally Gross National Product]
  • Mirror Travel – Mexico [Modern Outside]
  • Monster Magnet – Last Patrol [Napalm Records]
  • Morcheeba – Head Up High [[PIAS] America]
  • Nobunny – Secret Songs [Goner Records]
  • Paul McCartney – New [Concord Music Group]
  • Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt [Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records]
  • Pelican – Forever Becoming [Southern Lord]
  • Radkey – Devil Fruit [Little Man Records]
  • Red Fang – Whales and Leeches [Relapse Records]
  • Shad – Flying Colours [Black Box]
  • Summer Camp – Summer Camp [US Release] [Moshi Moshi]
  • Tim Hecker – Virgins [Kranky]
  • TLC – 20 [LaFace/Epic]
  • Tristen – CAVES [Pupsnake Records]
  • Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys) – Cut Yourself Free [Sacred Bones]

October 21, 2013:

  • Boards of Canada – The Campfire Headphase [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Geogaddi [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Tears For Fears – The Hurting: Super Deluxe Edition [UK Release] [Universal Music]

October 22, 2013:

  • Active Child – Rapor [EP] [Vagrant]
  • AFI – Burials [Republic Records]
  • Best Coast – Fade Away [Jewel City/Kobalt]
  • Brett Dennen – Smoke and Mirrors [F-Stop Music/Atlantic]
  • Dead Gaze – Brain Holiday [FatCat/Palmist]
  • The Dig – You & I [EP] [Self-Release]
  • Donna Summer – Love to Love You Donna [Verve]
  • Dosh – Milk Money [Graveface Records]
  • Ducktails – Wish Hotel [EP] [Domino Recording Co.]
  • Duologue – Song and Dance [US Release] [Kill Moon Records]
  • Gringo Star – Floating Out To See [My Anxious Mouth Inc.]
  • Katy Perry – Prism [Capitol]
  • Matthew E. White – Big Inner: Outer Face Edition [Domino]
  • Modern Kin – Modern Kin [Amigo/Amiga Recordings]
  • Motörhead – Aftershock [UDR]
  • Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu [Ribbon Music]
  • Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips [Last Gang Records]
  • Ted Nugent – Ultralive Ballisticrock [Frontier Records]
  • Woody Guthrie – Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot [Rounder]

October 28, 2013:

  • Autechre – L-Event [EP] [Wyarp]
  • Believer/Law – Matters of Life and Death [12″] [Chondritic Sound]
  • Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain [Hyperdub]

October 29, 2013:

  • 65daysofstatic – Wild Light [Newly Inked Deal/Superball Music]
  • Arcade Fire – TBA [Merge]
  • Audacity – Butter Knife [Suicide Squeeze Records]
  • Bad Religion – Christmas Songs [Epitaph]
  • Billy Bragg – Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy [Reissue] [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Body Parts – Fire Dream [Father/Daughter Records]
  • Bottomless Pit – Shade Perennial [Comedy Minus One]
  • Chris Forsyth – Solar Motel [Paradise of Bachelors]
  • Correction House – Last City Zero [Neurot Recordings]
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism [Reissue] [Barsuk]
  • Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish [Western Vinyl]
  • Dot Wiggin Band – Ready! Get! Go! [Alternative Tentacles]
  • Ed Kowalczyk – Flood and the Mercy [Soul Whisper/Harbour/Caroline]
  • Hubble – Hubble Eagle [NNA Tapes]
  • Humble Pie – Rockin’ The Filmore [Omnivore Recordings]
  • John Davis – Spare Parts [Shrimper Records]
  • John Talabot – DJ Kicks [!K7]
  • Juana Molina – Wed 21 [Crammed Discs]
  • Los Campesinos! – No Blues [Witchita Recordings]
  • Minor Alps (Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws) – Get There [Barsuk]
  • Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans [Jagjaguwar/Paper Bag]
  • Mount Kimbie – CSFLY Remixes [Warp]
  • Nick Lowe – Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family [Yep Roc]
  • Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time [Capitol]
  • Son Volt – Lanterns [Joyful Noise]
  • The Sounds – Weekend [Arnioki Records/INgroove]
  • Stranger – Watching Dead Empires in Decay [Modern Love]
  • Toxic Holocaust – Chemistry of Consciousness [Relapse Records]
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Blue Record [EP] [Jagjaguwar]
  • Various Artists – The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932: Volume One [Third Man Records]
  • Widowspeak – The Swamp [EP] [Captured Tracks]
  • Yuna – Nocturnal [Verve]
  • Zula – This Hopeful [Inflated Records]

October 31, 2013:

  • MellowHigh – MellowHigh [Odd Future Records]

November

November 4, 2013:

  • Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – Jamaica Plain [EP] [Care In The Community Recordings]

November 5, 2013:

  • Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One [Columbia]
  • Bryce Dessner/Kronos Quartet – Aheym [ANTI- Records]
  • Cabaret Voltaire – #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985) [Mute]
  • Celine Dion – Loved Me Back To Life [Columbia]
  • Connan Mockasin – Caramel [Mexican Summer]
  • Dropkick Murphys – Signed and Sealed in Blood [Box Set] [Epitaph]
  • El Ten Eleven – Transitions [EP] [Self-Release]
  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 [Aftermath/Interscope]
  • Exit Ghost – Elston [Self-Release]
  • James Blunt – Moon Landing [Atlantic]
  • Latyrx – The Second Album [Latyramid INC]
  • M.I.A. – Matangi [Interscope]
  • Melvins – Tres Cabrones [Ipecac Recordings]
  • Midlake – Antiphon [ATO Records]
  • Sapphire Slows – Allegoria [Not Not Fun]
  • Scott Stapp – Proof of Life [Wind-Up Records]
  • Stryper – No More Hell to Pay [Frontiers Records]
  • Thing Thing – BOOT! [The Thing Records]

November 11, 2013:

  • Heidecker & Wood – Some Things Never Stay the Same [Little Record Company]
  • Erasure – Snow Globe [Mute]
  • The Killers – Direct Hits [Island]
  • Lady Gaga – ARTPOP [Interscope]
  • Psapp – What Makes Us Glow [State51 Conspiracy]
  • R Kelly – Black Panties [RCA]
  • Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise [Harper Collins/It Books]
  • The Who – Tommy [Reissue] [Universal]

November 12, 2013:

  • Cat Le Bon – Mug Museum [Wichita/The Elite Meat Supply]
  • Chris Garneau – Winter Games [Private Friend]
  • Counting Crows – Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Cowboy Junkies – The Kennedy Suite [Latent Recordings]
  • ERAAS – Initiation [Felte]
  • Gap Dream – Shine Your Light [Burger Records]
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields B-Sides [12″] [Warp]
  • Grizzly Bear – Shields Expanded [Warp]
  • The Growlers – Gilded Pleasures [EP] [Everloving Records]
  • Jeremy Jay – Abandoned Apartments [K Records]
  • Various Artists – Inside Llewyn Davis [Soundtrack] [Nonesuch]
  • Wooden Shjips – Back to Land [Thrill Jockey]

November 18, 2013:

  • Boards of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Trans Canada Highway [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]
  • Boards of Canada – Twoism [EP] [Reissue] [Warp]

November 19, 2013:

  • A Perfect Circle – Three Sixty [UMe]
  • Kurt Vile – It’s a big world out there (and I am scared) [EP] [Matador]
  • Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) [Matador]
  • Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy [Drag City]
  • Mick Turner (of Dirty Three) – Don’t Tell the Driver [Drag City]
  • Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour [CD/DVD] [Anthem/Roadrunner/Zoe Vision]
  • Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Lionsgate/Republic]
  • Yo La Tengo – Fade: Deluxe Edition [Matador]

November 26, 2013:

  • A Perfect Circle – A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo [A Perfect Circle Entertainment]
  • Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies [Naturalsound Records]
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath: Live… Gathered in Their Masses [DVD] [Vertigo/Republic]
  • Destroyer – Five Spanish Songs [EP] [Merge]
  • Future – Honest [Epic Records]
  • Lee Hazlewood – There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 [Light in the Attic]
  • Shearwater – Fellow Travelers [Sub Pop]
  • Sun Glitters – Scattered into Light [

December

December, 2: 2013:

  • Mary J Blige – A Mary Christmas [Verve]

December 3, 2013:

  • Britney Spears – TBA [RCA]
  • Xiu Xiu – Nina [Graveface Records]

December 10, 2013:

  • Robert Pollard – Blazing Gentleman [GBV Inc.]

2014

January

January 14, 2014:

  • Cities Aviv – Come to Life [Young One Records]
  • Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread [Blue Note]

February

February 4, 2014:

  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata [Invazion]
  • Sun Kil Moon – Benji [Caldo Verde]

February 11, 2014:

  • Robert Ellis – The Lights From the Chemical Plant [New West Records]