v/a NIGERIA 70: Lagos Jump CD
*** Subtitled "Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro-Funk." The original Nigeria 70 comp was limited and flew outta' here. And SOLID!
JOHN CALE & TERRY RILEY Church Of Anthrax CD
*** BACK IN PRINT! The poppest thing Terry Riley ever did. Classic Cale that's been available only on vinyl for the last several years.
FREE KITTEN Inherit CD
*** KIM GORDON (Sonic Youth), JULIE CAFRITZ (Pussy Galore), and YOSHIMI (Boredoms) release their fourth album. Bossa nova rhythms run through a Kosher meat grinder. Travelogues of a Lord Buckley-like subconscious mind. "In short, the thematic eclecticism evinced in Free Kitten's present work is a movie that doesn't lie, because truth is its standard."
JOHN HIATT Same Old Man CD
*** "The brand new album featuring 'Love You Again' and 'Old Days'."
ISLANDS Arm's Way CD
*** New album by former-UNICORNS. Gone is some of the goofiness with earnestness and fancy arrangements in its place.
JOY DIVISION / A CERTAIN RATIO / THE TEARDROP EXPLODES / OMD Live At Leigh Festival 2xCD
*** A 2xCD set that captures all four bands recorded live on the third day of the legendary 3-day Leigh Rock Festival, UK in August 1979.
NEON NEON Stainless Style CD
*** "The debut album from BOOM BIP and GRUFF RHYS (Super Furry Animals) featuring SPANK ROCK, YO MAJESTY, and FAT LIP."
PROFESSOR LONGHAIR Tipitina 2xCD
*** Subtitled: The Complete 1949-1957 New Orleans Recordinds. "Put together for the first time on one album: all of Professor Longhair's recordings from 1949 to 1957, the very ones that had major influence on New Orleans music from the fifties to this day."
SPIRITUALIZED Songs In A&E CD
*** A rather moving sixth outing by J. Spaceman and his most cohesive, written on an acoustic before becoming severely ill and finished after recording the soundtrack to HARMONY KORINE's new film.