Paging Mr Proust - Jayhawks
Paging Mr Proust
Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebrati - Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie
Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebrati
Believe - Third Power
Third Power
Ship - Brian Eno
Brian Eno
Impossible Kid - Aesop Rock
Aesop Rock
Impossible Kid
Culcha Vulcha - Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy
Culcha Vulcha
Del & Dawg Live - McCoury,Del / Grisman,David
McCoury,Del / Grisman,David
Del & Dawg Live



We've got the motherlode of awesome soul, blues, jazz and rock in this week's used vinyl alert (including many first pressings)! Read on for details on a 600+ LP collection you'll definitely want to check out.

We start things off with some of the finest blues selections the basement has seen in a while. Scores of must-have titles here for the beginner or the seasoned digger, from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, Mississippi John Hurt, Lonnie Mack, Odetta, Blind Boy Fuller, Leadbelly, Albert King, Robert Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin Wolf, plus many more, including several fine compilations.

Same goes for jazz this week; the whole hall of fame is here. John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Gil Scott-Heron, Giuseppi Logan, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Hank Mobley, Duke Ellington, Buddy RIch, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, Don Ellis, Wes Montgomery, Brother Jack McDuff, Bobby Hutcherson, Grant Green, Donald Byrd and Duke Pearson!

Looking for rock n roll? We've got some fine ones in from the Grateful Dead, CSNY, Alice Cooper, Leonard Cohen, the Fugs, Cream, Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, UFO, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Deep Purple, Kiss, Steve Miller, Tommy James and the Shondells. and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Fans of the heavier stuff can check out Black Sabbath and Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, Vanilla Fudge and a couple from Blue Cheer!

Got soul, but need some more? Check out great records from Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Sly Stone and Wilson Pickett. Some rare ones in here!

We've got some 80s records from Billy Bragg, REM, the Pogues, Jesus and Mary Chain, and the Sugarcubes. A nice selection of reggae including several OG Marleys. Several classic soundtracks including some nice Morricones, and lastly, a very deep swath of classical, from Bach to Brahms to Erik Satie to John Cage!

While away a chilly spring weekend in the basement! We'll have summer soon.


The Welsh art-popper's 4th album and first for Drag City is a devilishly catchy work of wonder. Le Bon carries on from the strength of her delightful last album, and her recent winking collaboration with Tim Presley as Drinks, continuing to perfect her dryly confident yet brightly arranged ditties. These songs brim with inner conversations, peaking on the mini-epic 'What's Not Mine', which recalls a street-wiser Jane Birkin jamming lead guitar over a supergroup of first-wave Soft Machine, Beefheart and Deerhoof. Pure magic!
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / LP $19.99

One of the saving graces of electronic producers many aliases is that, when deployed properly, they allow an artist to maintain the conceptual purity of their most-loved projects. So it is with Axel Willner aka The Field, who blesses us with a fifth full length album in his inimitable style of bliss in a blender. Willner has relaxed his reliance on hyperlooped microsamples a bit, but still draws an enveloping shroud of bit-chopped harmonics about the listener to an intoxicating degree. The title track storms out of the gate with an intense electro gait before breaking down into a scattering of Field-trademark swirled vocal loops, while deep cut 'Reflecting Light' grids a Reichian one-two of chords across a tumbling tabla-style beat. Primo fieldstuff here.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $ 14.99 / LP $24.99

Montreal static samurai Tim Hecker cements his position as the new century's foremost sound-art practitioner on his 4AD debut, which casts color capsules into the darkened cauldron that formed his last full-length release, 2013's Virgins. Love Streams sees Hecker leaving the shadows of that album's bleak terror for a blooming, vibrant album that sounds like a jubliant high mass being remixed to oblivion, cathedral walls and all. For the first time that I can recall, Hecker has vocals in the mix on several tracks here, slivers of reaching female notes that echo the chiming organ to a delirious effect. The guy hits a new pinnacle with each album, as if stranded in an unmapped mountain range with nothing but software to get him through.
- Evan/Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / $25.99

The Manchester cinematic techno producer selects a few more precision instruments for his latest album, continuing to pare away the muscle that gave his breakout records like 'We Stay Together' their looming mass. True to it's title, 'Too Many Voices' is more polyphonic than any other Stott work; a less claustrophobic atmosphere allows more space for concrete sounds, and a variety of vocal efforts assume a more central role in every track here. Previous Stott LPs we're steadfastly solitary; Too Many Voices sounds downright communal. As ever, Stott is the master of echo in its most spectral sense; it's not just a treatment, but a state of being he coaxes out of bits of percussion, abrupt chords and claps, and moments of human voice. An album of intrepid left-turns culminates in a stunningly great title track that's certainly one of 2016's best musical events; a percolating orchestra of voices that sounds like Bjork stowed away with Meredith Monk, chanting down the sun.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $15.99 / LP $24.99

The sound most associated with Tuareg artists in the broadly-defined 'desert blues' tradition is one that fills up a vast space. Artists like Tinariwen, Mdou Moctar and Bombino have amped up the distortion on their wide-open guitar jamming, creating a placid racket that sounds as enormous as the region it hails from. Algerian-born quartet Imarhan have a new take on the sound; it's desert blues for the city; mellower, more relaxed, and less likely to wake up the neighbors. Guitar lines wander and mingle with a tireless patience on these songs as if lifelong acquaintances, bedded by soft hand percussion, and led by frontman Sadam's plaintive vocals. A fertile summer listen that demands to run on a constant loop all day long.
- Evan / Strictly Discs
CD $13.99 / LP $19.99



Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, May 10th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question at 6PM.


This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

OK, I will try to be. This is the 23rd GBV album since 1987. This album, however, just features Bob Pollard on all the instruments. That may not make any sense, having one person be a band that has existed for almost 30 years. That being said, this sounds like a GBV record. There are big hooks, but there are subtler hooks too. Hooks that come at you sideways and where you don't expect them. Bob is also having fun on this album; he can get goofy at times. "Please Be Honest" is a GBV record, but a slightly unique GBV album.
- Ted Talks

This St. Paul band has been struggling for 21 years. They have released 10 albums before this one and most music fans have never heard of them. Does anyone care out there that"Love and Cannibalism" is their best album yet? With an album being this good most music fans should. Picture Squeeze or the recent Paul McCartney solo albums with a horn section, and with a large dose of soul. It may sound like a strange combination, but it works supremely. The horns and the neo-soul influences bring out the classic pop songwriting, or is it the other way around? Whatever way it is, "Love and Cannibalism" is a distinctive record with a sound that is unlike any other band out there. I think that it is time to discover a band whose past records and career remain unheralded.. This record is that exceptional.
- Ted Talks


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