Every week, I’ll share an album or two I’ve been listening to. Feel free to list your favorite recent releases in the comments below.

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This has been a difficult week to listen to anything but the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album “Push the Sky Away” because it’s just too good. I’ll give my thoughts below, but you should just go ahead and get this album.


Other notable releases this week:

Beach Fossils, “Clash the Truth”

Eat Skull, “III”

Iceage, “You’re Nothing”

Jamie Lidell (self-titled)

Mark Kozelek, “Like Rats”

Matmos, “The Marriage of True Minds”

Parenthetical Girls, “Privilege”

Notable releases next week:

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, “Old Yellow Moon”

Joan Armatrading, “Starlight”

Justin Hayward, “Spirits of the Western Sky”(of The Moody Blues)

KMFDM, “Kunst”

Mount Moriah, “Miracle Temple”

Sally Shapiro, “Somewhere Else”

Shout Out Louds, “Optica”

Woodpigeon, “Thumbtacks + Glue”