December 12, 2019
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
Downstairs we go for this week's Used Vinyl Alert! We've rounded up some serious troublemakers from the realms of soul, jazz, hiphop and pop for you, with plenty of in-betweenies.
USED CD ALERT:Cultural dissonance is something innit, and hey, this week’s incoming arrivals are headlined by Morrissey and Mark Kozelek. In total, there’s seven albums connected to Moz, including Smiths’ high points “Louder than Bombs” and “Strangeways.” The Kozelek portion is limited to but one release: the epic “Ghosts of the Great Highway” attributed to his Sun Kil Moon alias, exploring his sweet tooth for Crazy Horse squall and tragic heroes in boxing history. Moz and Koz, a pair of problematic rapscallions, but they could put a record together. In addition, look out for multiple titles from The Decemberists, Botch, Trail of Dead and Owen. Here’s a quick rundown of the choice stray shots: Drive By Truckers “Decoration Day;” T Rex “Electric Warrior;” Sufjan Stevens “ Seasons Greetings from Michigan;” Mazzy Star “She Hangs Brightly;” and the eponymous Deltron 3030 debut. There’s still plenty of used and new Christmas stuff up front and the racks have been newly replenished as well. There’s no Inspectah Deck, but I’m hopeful Santa comes through.
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This album is a much better album than their last album. 2006’s “Endless Wire” was a very lackluster release, it was full of quiet songs that meandered and really didn’t go anywhere. “Who,” however, does something that a Who album should do - It rocks! Plus, Mr. Townshend has written some of his catchiest songs since their mid-seventies zenith. Lyrically, Mr. Townshend looks back on the Who’s past and tries to make sense of their place in musical history. But he seems a bit bewildered about what the band meant. If there is any one album in their discography that “Who” reminds me of, it would have to be 1975’s “The Who By Numbers!” And if by some reason “Who” is the Who’s last album, it would be a fitting place to end and a worthy epitaph. - Ted
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ben, Will, Ed, Isaac, Larry, Andy, Mark, Jack, Eric, Mike & Abe