USED CD ALERT:
The Inspectah Deck drought continue, but onward we go. Leading off this week, is a trio of albums from LA scuzz crew Gun Club, a pair from The Flaming Lips – including their live run-through of “Dark Side of the Moon” – and loosies from Priests, Dr. Dog and King Gizzard. There’s also works from alt standbys like The Pixies, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. R&B-wise, we have three albums from Booker T & The MGs, still strong later Wu-Tang in the form of “Iron Flag” and “The W,” as well as a pair of classics from the Roc, in the form of Kanye’s “Late Registration” and Jay-Z’s “Blueprint.” Plenty of Beatles incoming, so take this opportunity to fill out the holes of the catalog, along with welcome returns from the Stones and Van Morrison. On time for summer, there’s a pair of promising surf complations from the 60s, and far from the standard Dick Dale-Surfaris evergreen material. There’s soldAmericana this week courtesy of Robbie Fulks, Gram Parsons and Lukas Nelson, along with the Louvin Brothers harrowing “Tragic Songs of Life.” There’s but a sliver of jazz this week, but it’s quality all the way: Keith Jarrett “Koln Concert;” Miles “Bitches Brew;” Duke Ellington “Money Jungle” and “Plays Blues Back to Back;” and “Mingus Ah Um.” There you have it.