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“Do you like music?” Vol. 2


Photo of girl with headphone by StephenMcleod.We’re always ordering new CDs for our libraries and here are a few (more than a few!) that are ready for checkout or will be hitting the shelves soon. If you have any suggestions for albums that you’d like to see at your local library, fill out this "Suggest a Purchase" form and we’ll see if we can get them for you.

Some Recent Albums

Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age
Josh Homme and crew are back after a few bumps in the road. Some ups and downs resulted in a changing lineup, but it also brought in former contributors like Dave Grohl. Features guest spots from Grohl, Trent Reznor, James Lavelle, and more.

13 by Black Sabbath
Ozzy and Geezer are back in the band!

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Burt Bacharach
Arguably one of the best writers/arrangers of our time, Burt is back(arach….nyuck nyuck) with a companion piece to his recent biography of the same name.

Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
Thicke has found success with an infectious #1 single that leans heavily on Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up. Did you know that Robin is the son of Alan Thicke from Growing Pains? If you’re a fan of good ol’ J.T. (aka Mr. Timberlake), Thicke drives in a similar lane, sometimes even in a cooler car.

Born Sinner by J. Cole
This follow up to 2011’s Cole World features a guest spot from the consistently great Kendrick Lamar.

Little Mix by DNA
The X Factor winners whose hit “Wings” kind of sounds like Destiny’s Child and Christina Aguilera on top of Beyonce's “Single Ladies.”

Ice on the Dune by Empire of the Sun
Something about their album covers makes me think of Siegfried and Roy, but these guys make some seriously catchy tunes. Walking on a Dream from 2008 still rules.

In a Tidal Wave of Mystery by Capital Cities
Kind of like a less silly Empire of the Sun, this is a nice album of danceable indie pop not too far off from Passion Pit. Features the hit “Safe and Sound” and also “Farrah Fawcett Hair”, an over-the-top jam with Outkast’s Andre 3000 and NPR’s Frank Tavares. I dig it.

My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs by Rick Moranis
Honey, I Shrunk My Comedy And Music Into A Convenient Compact Disc!

Kveikur by Sigur Ros
Seventh album from the Icelandic rockers, now on the XL label.

Lip Lock by Eve
A more modern sound than her Ruff Ryders beginnings, but she’s still doing her thing.

Personal Record by Ellen Friedberger
Indie rock with a bit of a folky twist from one half of the group The Fiery Furnaces.

Places by Lou Doillon
French model, actress, and singer Lou Doillon fits in well with the likes of Cat Power and Feist. She’s also the daughter of Jane Birkin and half sister to Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia
The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil
Latin music with effects, guitar delays, floaty vocals and more!

Super Collider by Megadeth
Dave Mustaine keeps rolling along and delivers the 14th Megadeth album.

Talk a Good Game by Kelly Rowland
An edgier Ms. Rowland steps out of Beyonce’s shadow with a solid album, including the tell-all “Dirty Laundry.”

Watching Movies with the Sound Off by Mac Miller
Internet rap sensation Mac Miller returns with a new album featuring fellow underground heroes Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, and Schoolboy Q.

With Love by  Zomby
Dubstep, bass, electronic, dance, whatever you want to call it. Pretty cool tunes from across the pond. Remember that episode of Beverly Hills: 90210 when Steve Sanders tried to exchange an egg at 7-11 for a secret invite to a rave? These songs would have blown Steve’s mind.

Wrote a Song for Everyone by John Fogerty
The former Credence Clearwater Revival frontman who was once sued by his record label for sounding too much like himself reworks his back catalog with guests like The Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, and Allen Toussaint.

Yeezus by Kanye West
Far, far, far from the pink-polo-and-backpack-wearing ‘Ye of the past, Yeezy takes a left turn and delivers an angry, electro/industrial soundclash that’s definitely interesting. If he lost you on 808's & Heartbreak, and MBDTF was too artsy for you, you’ll definitely be like “wuh!!??” on this one. It’s different, but it’s got some great moments and even Lou Reed loves it!

Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay Z
Even though he retired in 2003, Jigga Man stands by his words…”Can’t leave rap alone, the game needs me.” His fourth post-retirement album, fifth if you count Watch the Throne.

Yessier Whatever by Quasimoto
Quasimoto is the high-pitched alter ego of hip hop producer Madlib and this collection compiles some of the harder-to-find Lord Quas songs. Delightfully sloppy, zooted boom bap for your bumping enjoyment.

Photo credit: StephenMcleod


Author Bio: Tommy M wonders if anyone else remembers that episode of 90210.