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The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall is the apex of the Fall's Brix era in which Mark E. Smith, unheralded hip priest of Manchester punk, finally met his match (Smith and young American Brix met at a Chicago gig and quickly wed.) With Mrs. Smith aboard everything upgraded--the lyrics and vocals took a quirky turn as Brix chimed in, and the guitars gained a more streamlined edge. Yes, she could play guitar, and write. Even the cover art seemed to suggest a new Fall, writ large in day-glo colors. This record, their second with Brix, shows them finally ready to grapple with notions they'd scorned previously, such as actual production values (with Rough Trade honcho John Leckie engineering) and commercial accessibility (witness the sawing chords of "2x4" and "Lay of the Land"). This marks a critical moment in the Fall saga as they finally gained some U.S. recognition and prepared to up the commercial ante even more. --Gene Booth
The Wonderful and Frightening World of...
The Fall
Oh! Brother
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The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall is the apex of the Fall's Brix era in which Mark E. Smith, unheralded hip priest of Manchester punk, finally met his match (Smith and young American Brix met at a Chicago gig and quickly wed.) With Mrs. Smith aboard everything upgraded--the lyrics and vocals took a quirky turn as Brix chimed in, and the guitars gained a more streamlined edge. Yes, she could play guitar, and write. Even the cover art seemed to suggest a new Fall, writ large in day-glo colors. This record, their second with Brix, shows them finally ready to grapple with notions they'd scorned previously, such as actual production values (with Rough Trade honcho John Leckie engineering) and commercial accessibility (witness the sawing chords of "2x4" and "Lay of the Land"). This marks a critical moment in the Fall saga as they finally gained some U.S. recognition and prepared to up the commercial ante even more. --Gene Booth
The Wonderful and Frightening World of...
The Fall
C.R.E.E.P.
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This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
L.A.
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Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth consists of eight classically-trained vocalists. During their annual residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the ensemble has studied Tuvan throat singing, belting and pop techniques, yodeling, Inuit throat singing and, in their summer 2012 residency, new techniques from Sardinia and Korea. Roomful of Teeth's debut album features seven composers who each incorporate the ensemble's polystylistic virtuosity in unique ways. From Rinde Eckert's neo-alpine yodel "Cesca's View" to Caleb Burhans's post-minimalist take on bel canto singing in "No", the album breathes fresh life into the a cappella landscape. One of this generation's most dynamic vocal talents, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, contributes two stunning compositions. Garbus's tunes find a range of world-inspired grooves, from African pygmy yodels, Inuit rhythmic pulsing, and Appalachian hymn tunes to bracing eastern European belting, all filtered through her powerful compositional voice. New Amsterdam co-directors Judd Greenstein, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and William Brittelle each contribute debut pieces highlighting Roomful's blazingly unique skill set.
Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth
Amid the Minotaurs
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Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth consists of eight classically-trained vocalists. During their annual residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the ensemble has studied Tuvan throat singing, belting and pop techniques, yodeling, Inuit throat singing and, in their summer 2012 residency, new techniques from Sardinia and Korea. Roomful of Teeth's debut album features seven composers who each incorporate the ensemble's polystylistic virtuosity in unique ways. From Rinde Eckert's neo-alpine yodel "Cesca's View" to Caleb Burhans's post-minimalist take on bel canto singing in "No", the album breathes fresh life into the a cappella landscape. One of this generation's most dynamic vocal talents, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, contributes two stunning compositions. Garbus's tunes find a range of world-inspired grooves, from African pygmy yodels, Inuit rhythmic pulsing, and Appalachian hymn tunes to bracing eastern European belting, all filtered through her powerful compositional voice. New Amsterdam co-directors Judd Greenstein, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and William Brittelle each contribute debut pieces highlighting Roomful's blazingly unique skill set.
Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth
4 Pieces: IV. Passacaglia
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Dynamic Stillness is a vast new work that has progressedover the past three years. The opening for these pieceswas accessed through long periods of solitude at Roach shigh desert studio and beyond. The record reaches intoa realm of amorphous soundworlds filled with a senseof unresolved expansion and mystery, blooming intocloudlike form. A moving meditation on the quiet power inherent in vastspaces. Roach has come back around to the slow-motionterraforming of soundworlds that seem to go on forever,pulling skeins of light through layers of cloud to describegorgeous imaginary landscapes ... Dynamic Stillness isRoach at his contemplative best, a sure and silent guidecoaxing us to follow him into the endless realms insideourselves. (Hypnagogue)
Dynamic Stillness
Steve Roach
Long Tide
Genre: Rock
Year: 2009
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Songs for Imaginative People
Darwin Deez
(800) Human
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2013
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Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Stagger Lee
Genre: Alternative & Punk
Year: 1996
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Fountains of Wayne is one of the leaders of the latest in a long series of power- pop revivals. If the music sounds a lot like mid-'60s pop rock, it's no accident, for the songwriters are unabashed British Invasion fans. The songs on the debut album, Fountains of Wayne, take perky, '60s-like hooks and marry them to ambiguous, unnerving, '90s-like lyrics. Some songs offer an untrustworthy narrator; when the singer complains about "Joe Rey," a Eurotrash jet-setter, you wonder whether he's expressing disdain or envy and whether the song's noisy guitar energy belongs to the band or to Joe Rey. And there's something about the pent-up Mersey-beat energy and pleading vocals of "Please Don't Rock Me Tonight" that make one suspect the singer doesn't really mean what he says. Schlesinger and Collingswood are undeniably clever, but they're not afraid to rock. --Geoffrey Himes
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne
I've Got a Flair
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2004
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To gauge the magnitude of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's popularity in his native Hawaii, consider this: following his death in 1997 (at age 38, attributed to his profound obesity), Kamakawiwo'ole's body lay in state in the state capitol, only the second person to receive such an honor. Kamakawiwo'ole's appeal lies in his love for prestatehood, precondominium Hawaii and the expressiveness of his gently passionate voice, which can float through higher registers with an ease that brings Johnny Mathis to mind. Several selections ("Ka Pua U'i," "White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i," the sun-kissed "La 'Elima") feature Kamakawiwo'ole in a traditional mood, using only his ukulele to adorn the charm of his native lyricism. Others, such as the Jimmy Buffett-like "Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man" add playful contemporary touches that suit Kamakawiwo'ole's style. Most touching are the string-backed laments that open and close the album, "Hawai'i '78 Introduction" and "Hawai'i '78," initially a reflection on his father's death, later on the passing of Hawaii's native culture. Best known is his medley "Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," which played over the closing credits of the film Meet Joe Black. --Terry Wood
Facing Future
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Kaulana Kawaihae
Genre: World
Year: 1993
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1. Harbor Lights (7:11) 2. Talk Of The Town (5:11) 3. Long Tall Cool One (4:59) 4. China Doll (5:16) 5. Fields of Gray (4:52) 6. Rainbow's Cadillac (4:37) 7. Passing Through (5:58) 8. The Tide Will Rise (3:55) 9. What A Time (4:03) 10. Pastures of Plenty (6:37)
Harbor Lights
Bruce Hornsby
Pastures of Plenty
Genre: Rock
Year: 1993
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Paris Concert
Keith Jarrett
October 17, 1988
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1988
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Tracy Bonham
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Secret Friend
West End Girls
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Freedy Johnston
Promises, Promises
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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ENDLESS ROAD
Endless Road
Tommy Emmanuel
Windy & Warm
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2005
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Todd
Todd Rundgren
A Dream Goes On Forever
Genre: Rock
Year: 1974
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LUX
Brian Eno
LUX 1
Genre: Alternative Rock
Year: 2012
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The Koln Concert
Keith Jarrett
Part I
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1975
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The Koln Concert
Keith Jarrett
Part II B
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1975
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The Koln Concert
Keith Jarrett
Part I
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1975
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Foo Fighters have confirmed that the making of their upcoming eighth album--due out this fall on Roswell/RCA--will be accompanied by an as yet untitled HBO series documenting the eight-city odyssey during which the record was created.In the series, directed by FF founder Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters tap into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities--Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York--basing themselves at a legendary studios integral to the unique history and character of each location.One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
What Did I Do? / God As My Witness
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Dislocation Blues
Chris Whitley and Jeff Lang
Stagger Lee
Genre: Blues
Year: 2007
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Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Stagger Lee
Genre: Alternative & Punk
Year: 1996
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Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Stagger Lee
Genre: Alternative & Punk
Year: 1996
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Linus Of Hollywood
Everytime You Go Away
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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This is the album that started it all for George and Andrew! Whether or not it will ever be "cool" to admit liking them, Make It Big sounds pretty good after all of these years. Granted, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is an impossible notion to begin with--who could possibly sleep after this sugar binge? But "Everything She Wants" has a sophisticated tension in its syncopation, and, wow, could the boy sing! "Careless Whisper" really showed that George Michael had a firm grasp on R&B and soul. --Steve Gdula
Make It Big
Wham!
Freedom
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
The Davenports
Freedom
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Ken Stringfellow
Digging Your Scene
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Tracy Bonham
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Tooth of Crime
T-Bone Burnett
Dope Island
Genre: Rock
Year: 2008
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So
Peter Gabriel
Don't Give Up
Genre: Rock
Year: 1986
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Such is the arresting beauty of Tord Gustavsen's sound, it's no surprise that his albums have captured a significant following, surpassing even those of other rarified artists on the ECM label. But the Norwegian pianist doesn't live on beauty alone. His sculpted playing, which draws strongly on his church background with its tidy gospel voicings while also incorporating Spanish and South African accents, has a kind of liquid weight that brings to mind Ethan Iverson of the icon-bashing Bad Plus, as markedly different as they are stylistically. Beyond that, it's the remarkable shift-shaping qualities of Gustavsen's trio that make Being There so compelling. Gustavsen has talked about being influenced artistically by "the psychology of relationships." The psychology of the relationship among him, bassist Harald Johnsen, and drummer Jarle Vespestad is made compelling not only by standard interactive effects, but also by the unique shape-shifting that occurs through continual shifts in how much voice each player has in relation to the others, how much lightness or darkness, how much intensity. A notable advance over the trio's first two albums, on which being deliberate sometimes translated into dull, Being There rarely loses its grip. There are stories being told here, with endings that change with each spin. --Lloyd Sachs
Being There
Tord Gustavsen Trio
At Home
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2007
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Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion
Freedy Johnston
Promises, Promises
Genre: Rock
Year: 2014
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Keith Jarrett at the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings
Keith Jarrett
Autumn Leaves
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2000
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Tooth of Crime
T-Bone Burnett
Anything I Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
Genre: Rock
Year: 2008
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That Was Then, This Is Now
Andy Timmons
Pink Champagne Sparkle
Genre: Rock
Year: 2002
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2007 digitally remastered and expanded reissue of this 1969 album from the talented yet twisted British musical troupe led by Neil Innes (The Rutles/Monty Python) and Vivian Stanshall featuring bonus tracks.. They started life as The Bonzo Dog Dada Band, then became The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and finally, just the Bonzo Dog Band. They were originally seen as a '20's revival act but quickly developed into one of the '60's most virulent satirical acts. Features five bonus tracks: 'Boo!', 'Readymades', 'Look At Me I'm Wonderful', 'We Were Wrong' and 'The Craig Torso Christmas Show'. Neil Innes has written a brief band history and track by track annotation for the artwork of each release. 16 tracks. EMI.
Tadpoles
Bonzo Dog Band
Tubas in the Moonlight
Genre: Rock
Year: 2007
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The Aristocrats
The Aristocrats
Boing!... I'm In the Back
Genre: Rock
Year: 2011
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Something Good
Linus of Hollywood
A Girl That I Like
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