Big Freedia Just Be Free
Cerebral Ballzy Jaded & Faded
David Gray Mutineers
Deadmau5 While (1<2)
Death Has No Dominion Death Has No Dominion
Frog Eyes Carey’s Cold Spring
How to Dress Well What Is This Heart?
Jennifer Lopez A.K.A.
Julian Velard If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Lone Reality Testing
Lower Seek Warmer Climes
Matteah Baim Falling Theater
Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
Soft Pink Truth Why Do the Heathen Rage? [Project for Matmos’ Drew Daniel]
Swollen Members Brand New Day
The Antlers Familiars
The Downtown Fiction Losers & Kings
The Felice Brothers Favorite Waitress
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer A Real Fine Mess
The Mastersons Good Luck Charm
Trummors Moorish Highway
Comment: A huge week, the debut album by Big Freedia, a really great disco guy whose 2012 “Booty-Whop” and current “Explode” are just so much fun, Cerebral Balzy are a blast live, everything I’ve heard off Lana’s Ultra Violence has been first rate, and J Lo better come up with the goods, but the week belongs to soul brother # 1 Sam Smith’s eagerly anticipated debut album.
“Elton in the house!”
Moses Sumney plays two shows at the Ford
the highest week 1 figure since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You
the most disposable things to collect
a covid-19 as break up, post-pandemic as new love metaphor
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-22-21-10-28-22, Jack White’s “Taking Me Back and “Taking Me Back (Gently)” Reviewed
where an innocent child discovers his parents are from another planet
a pulsing badass number
a window into Paul Simon’s legendary career
No Mansfield is a rockstar and so much more…….