We know a lot of you have been waiting for the new Run the Jewels on vinyl since it was released digitally in December, well today’s the day Run the Jewels 3 is here. Also, Tokyo Police Club have combined their 2 EPs Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Parts 1 and 2 from 2016 as a single vinyl version, does this make it an album now? The two latest Pink Floyd re-issues A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Final Cut are out today and can you believe it, The Killers Hot Fuss is actually real and here after months of delays. We also have two remastered reissues (that’s a lot of “re”) that we’re sure will sound amazing, Nirvana’s Incesticide (45rpm 2xLP) and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black (half-speed mastered 2xLP).
Check out the details on the latest Run the Jewels and the Tokyo Police Club releases below, then keep reading to see what recent arrivals and additions came in on vinyl this week.
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
From Exlcaim! – “If “bloody,” “urgent,” “enraged” and “heartening” were enough description to sum up El-P and Killer Mike’s latest Run the Jewels album, this review could end here. But they aren’t; this late 2016 LP, along with the duo’s various collaborative tracks with several DJs and rappers all year, have officially placed RTJ high on the shelf of the “hard to describe” category.
Run the Jewels 3 is a rap armoury for hard times, a hip-hop bullhorn that afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted. The two Jewel Runners in Chief have encoded tracks titles — “Stay Gold,” “Don’t Get Captured” and “Everybody Stay Calm” — to be mantras, while most of their trap bangers describe the faceless, disembowelled fools that got in their way.”
Read the full review here: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/run_the_jewels-run_the_jewels_3
Tokyo Police Club – Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness
Nothing Gold Can Stay, but Radness is Forever. So say Tokyo Police Club, who have released their first batch of new music since the enterprising and vaulting 2014 LP Forcefield. Now ten years on from their 2006 debut EP, the Toronto four-piece are looking back to the energy and spirit of that formative era while keeping an eye on the future. And with the two-part and self-released Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness EP’s let loose on both ends of 2016, lead singer/bass player and principal songwriter Dave Monks, drummer Greg Alsop, keyboardist/guitarist Graham Wright, and guitarist Josh Hook have harnessed that primal and instinctual joy to make Tokyo Police Club’s tightest, brightest, and certainly raddest batch of songs to date.
If Tokyo Police Club’s past is represented here, then it must be said that their present and future selves are as well. In these songs is the familiar, upbeat charm and wry, earnest likeability that endeared them to fans a decade ago, but with a tighter sense of rhythm, changes, and tempo, as well as an updated subject matter. The bookends of “Not My Girl” and “Please Don’t Let Me Down” usher the feverish TPC sound in and out, leaving the listener breathless and, naturally, wanting more. Ever present is the band’s good-natured sense of humor, perhaps nowhere more clearly than in the EP’s title itself. But it’s more than just a pun or an overt nod to a formative album; it’s a reminder that Tokyo Police Club’s moment—their vitality, their radness—extends far beyond the now. So dawn goes down to day; long live the radness.
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Recent new vinyl arrivals and additions to our selection.
Arcade Fire – Suburbs
Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath – Sabotage
Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
Dave Brubeck – Time Out
Clash – London Calling
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Metallica – And Justice For All
Metallica – Kill Em All
Charles Mingus – Ah Um
Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Guitar of
Keith Kool – Feature Magnetic
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Pearl Jam – Yield
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Smiths – Hatful Of Hallow
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Tragically Hip – Road Apples
Weezer – Blue Album