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  • Diamond Life Diamond Life Quick View

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    Diamond Life


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Remastered Audio


    This modern soul classic debut was recorded and released in 1984, two years after the English group was formed. Diamond Life was an instant hit in the UK, peaking at #2 and staying in Top Ten for more than six months. At the same time they conquered the rest of Europe reaching #1 positions in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In the USA it reached #5 in the charts and the album reached a four time Platinum status, just like in the UK. Due to the hit singles Your Love Is King, When Am I Going To Make A Living, Smooth Operator and Hang On To Your Love Sade's debut album sold more than 7 million copies worldwide! Diamond Life is truly a legendary addition to the Music On Vinyl catalogue.

    1. Smooth Operator
    2. Your Love Is King
    3. Hang On To Your Love
    4. Frankie's First Affair
    5. When Am I Going To Make A Living
    6. Cherry Pie
    7. Sally
    8. I Will Be Your Friend
    9. Why Can't We Live Together
    Sade
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  • Mesh & Lace (Colored Vinyl) Mesh & Lace (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Mesh & Lace (Colored Vinyl)

    Opaque Green Colored Vinyl


    Preceding the album that made them famous, Mesh & Lace walked the path of dreamy, atmospheric aggression, fared with influences of post-punk bands such as Joy Division and Bauhaus. Dark and ambient, Modern English were highly experimental early on, giving way to lighter, melodic pop for the remainder of their career.

    1. 16 Days
    2. Just A Thought
    3. Move In Light
    4. Grief
    5. The Token Man
    6. A Viable Commercial
    7. Black Houses
    8. Dance Of Devotion (A Love Song)
    Modern English
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    After The Snow (Colored Vinyl)

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    Their second record, released in 1982, gave way to the band's greatest success with the breakout-hit single, I Melt With You. A marked departure from their debut just a year earlier, After the Snow was a keyboard-driven new wave pop album. The LP retains an atmospheric and introspective mood that still resonates today.

    1. Someone's Calling
    2. Life In The Gladhouse
    3. Face Of Wood
    4. Dawn Chorus
    5. I Melt With You
    6. After The Snow
    7. Carry Me Down
    8. Tables Turning
    Modern English
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    Mesh & Lace (200 Gram)

    200 Gram Black Vinyl


    Preceding the album that made them famous, Mesh & Lace walked the path of dreamy, atmospheric aggression, fared with influences of post-punk bands such as Joy Division and Bauhaus. Dark and ambient, Modern English were highly experimental early on, giving way to lighter, melodic pop for the remainder of their career.

    1. 16 Days
    2. Just A Thought
    3. Move In Light
    4. Grief
    5. The Token Man
    6. A Viable Commercial
    7. Black Houses
    8. Dance Of Devotion (A Love Song)
    Modern English
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    Violator

    In a word, stunning. Perhaps an odd word to use given that Violator continued in the general vein of the previous two studio efforts by Depeche Mode: Martin Gore's upfront lyrical emotional extremism and knack for a catchy hook filtered through Alan Wilder's ear for perfect arrangements, ably assisted by top English producer Flood. Yet the idea that this record would both dominate worldwide charts, while song for song being simply the best, most consistent effort yet from the band could only have been the wildest fantasy before its release. The opening two singles from the album, however, signaled something was up. First was Personal Jesus, at once perversely simplistic, with a stiff, arcane funk/hip-hop beat and basic blues guitar chords, and tremendous, thanks to sharp production touches and David Gahan's echoed, snaky vocals. Then Enjoy the Silence, a nothing-else-remains-but-us ballad pumped up into a huge, dramatic romance/dance number, commanding in its mock orchestral/choir scope. Follow-up single Policy of Truth did just fine as well, a low-key Motown funk number for the modern day with a sharp love/hate lyric to boot. To top it all off, the album itself scored on song after song, from the shuffling beat of Sweetest Perfection (well sung by Gore) and the ethereal Waiting for the Night to the guilt-ridden-and-loving-it Halo building into a string-swept pounder. Clean wraps up Violator on an eerie note, all ominous bass notes and odd atmospherics carrying the song. Goth without ever being stupidly hammy, synth without sounding like the clinical stereotype of synth music, rock without ever sounding like a rock band, Depeche here reach astounding heights indeed.


    - Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)

    1. World In My Eyes

    2. Sweetest Perfection
    3. Personal Jesus

    4. Halo
    5. Waiting For The Night

    6. Enjoy The Silence

    7. Policy Of Truth
    8. Blue Dress

    9. Clean (Album Version)
    Depeche Mode
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  • After The Snow (200 Gram) After The Snow (200 Gram) Quick View

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    After The Snow (200 Gram)

    200 Gram Black Vinyl


    Their second record, released in 1982, gave way to the band's greatest success with the breakout-hit single, I Melt With You. A marked departure from their debut just a year earlier, After the Snow was a keyboard-driven new wave pop album. The LP retains an atmospheric and introspective mood that still resonates today.

    1. Someone's Calling
    2. Life In The Gladhouse
    3. Face Of Wood
    4. Dawn Chorus
    5. I Melt With You
    6. After The Snow
    7. Carry Me Down
    8. Tables Turning
    Modern English
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    English Electric

    English Electric is an album that is said to look at a theme of failed utopian dreams, which often result in dystopic failure and regret. The music is, in part, taking influence from 1983s Dazzle Ships album which utilised a lot of radio samples, sourced sounds and experimental tracks. Andy McCluskey has also commented that "There are a few tracks that are not 'songs.' And many of the sounds are more simple and electronic than on History Of Modern".


    During an interview with Andy for Messages back in 2011, he commented further on the genesis of the album: "We were a band that was trying to be the future. That was part of our ethos, that was part of our appeal to a lot of people when they first got interested. They were great tunes. They liked the lyrics, they liked the melodies...they liked some of the melancholy emotion in the lyrics and everything, but they also liked the fact that we were quite challenging and it was kind of like pushing the envelope. And that still remains an issue for us, that we feel like we should be trying to do that".


    Expanding on the direction of sound of the album, Andy has also said: "In terms of the music we had some specific parameters that we wanted to try to stick to. Namely, try to use a more minimal and glitchy sound where we could. Our mantra is 'what does the future sound like?'. However, there is a natural inclination to be melodic and try to make 'listenable' music, not just experiment for its own sake if it does not lead to the creation of something that stands repeated listening."


    For an interview with The Quietus in February of this year, Andy commented on the writing period of the material used on English Electric: "Apart from the complete reworking of Kissing The Machine, everything on this record has been written in the last two years. Dresden and Final Song came from pieces of music that I had from the year before, but I hadn't got a lyric on. I got the lyric on them two years ago, in January 2011. So basically the whole album has been written within the immediate recent timeframe.

    1. Please Remain Seated
    2. Metroland
    3. Night CafÉ
    4. The Future Will Be Silent
    5. Helen of Troy
    6. Our System
    7. Kissing The Machine
    8. Decimal
    9. Stay With Me
    10. Dresden
    11. Atomic Ranch
    12. Final Song
    OMD
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  • A Thousand Hands A Thousand Hands Quick View

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    A Thousand Hands

    Los Angeles based Sextile have played three shows to date, one of which was opening for felte's Ritual Howls. The label hadn't heard a single song up to that point, but were so mesmerized with the band's raw energy and tightly wound performance, they knew they had to work together. The band's sound is an amalgam of The Jesus and Mary Chain, early Modern English, Christian Death, Coil, the post-punk era of Death in June and the Cramps for good measure.
    1. A Thousand Hands
    2. Flesh
    3. Can't Take It
    4. Smoke In The Eye
    5. Truth And Perception
    6. Romance
    7. Mind's Eye
    8. Shattered Youth
    9. Into The Unknown
    10. Visions Of You
    11. Introvert
    Sextile
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    Hold Fast

    Influenced by the optimism of The Beatles walking down the airliner steps at New York airport in '64 and the melancholy of The Smiths waiting by the cemetery gates in Manchester in '84,The Crookes tap into 50 years of British pop for their sounds, and 100 years of British social history for the word.


    The Crookes are at the forefront of the latest wave of music to surface in the UK. They are four English Literature graduates whose music is bound with storytelling and tinged with nostalgia. Described by NYLON magazine as the 'potential leaders of England's smart, taut NEW POP movement' they personify English charm and eloquent, intelligent songwriting.


    In 2010 Exposed Magazine readers voted and awarded The Crookes coveted 'Best Unsigned Band' award. Following the success of their debut album Chasing After Ghosts (2011) the band have built up a strong Cult following known as the "Bright Young Things" which further consolidates the strong aesthetic of the band. The band were chosen by Burberry to perform for their Burberry Acoustic range, as well as The Art of the Trench range. They were also taken out to Tokyo to represent the brand for Vogue's Fashion Night Out.


    Following a slight line-up change in 2011 the band have now consolidated their more mature sound resulting in the release of their critically acclaimed second LP HOLD FAST.


    "They are kings of romance (an important part of the New Pop brewing around the UK)... There is something almost subversive about their odd mix of influences (The Smiths/'60s girl groups/'50s rock and roll)... It's the romance of the Seine, of walking in the Peaks; or lying on your back reading and daydreaming. - Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6Music


    ...a band this good are unlikely to remain obscure - NME


    Lovingly, lavishly layered...the four piece take a big step forward. Not a second of these 33 watertight minutes are wasted. Hold Fast album review - Q Magazine


    The simple, nearly silent moment was awe-inspiring and a welcome break from the nonstop noise of most shows. - SXSW review, Impact News-Austin.

    1. Afterglow
    2. Maybe In The Dark
    3. Stars
    4. American Girls
    5. The Cooler King
    6. Hold Fast

    7. Sal Paradise
    8. Sofie
    9. Where Did Our Love Go?
    10. The I Love You Bridge
    The Crookes
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  • A Northern Soul A Northern Soul Quick View

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    A Northern Soul


    2016 Remastered


    Though The Verve has finally taken its rightful place in the Brit Rock cannon, it languished for years behind such English luminaries as Oasis and Radiohead. During that time, The Verve release several albums that got less attention than they deserved. Mark A Northern Soul as one of them.


    The 1995 release was perhaps the first album on which the band reeled in its trademark guitar epics and fashioned bona fide pop songs. On Your Own is one of the lushest and loveliest tracks never to find a minute of commercial airplay in the U.S. or abroad. No self-respecting fan of modern rock should be without this one. --Nick Heil

    LP 1
    1. A New Decade
    2. This Is Music
    3. On Your Own
    4. So It Goes
    5. A Northern Soul
    6. Brainstorm Interlude
    7. Drive You Home


    LP 2
    1. History
    2. No Knock On My Door
    3. Life's An Ocean
    4. Stormy Clouds
    5. (Reprise)

    The Verve
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  • Songs Songs Quick View

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    Songs

    The takeover for English dubstep producer Rusko (aka Christopher Mercer) has only just begun! His 2010 debut, O.M.G!, replete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists on the modern dance music scene.


    His peers have championed him and Diplo, Santigold and Switch have featured his tracks in DJ sets and mixes. His own productions and remixes include The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx and his live shows have been drawing rapturous crowds across the globe.


    His new album and second overall, Songs, finds the dauntless artist at his absolute best with a set of tracks that will dominate festivals and dance-floors for the foreseeable future and beyond!

    1. Intro - Year 3000 Style
    2. Somebody To Love
    3. Pressure
    4. Skanker
    5. Love No More
    6. Opium
    7. Dirty Sexy
    8. Be Free
    9. Thunder
    10. Roll Da Beats (Old School Edition)
    11. Mek More Green
    12. Asda Car Park
    13. Whistle Crew
    14. M357
    Rusko
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  • Tales Of Us Tales Of Us Quick View

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    Tales Of Us

    Goldfrapp's sixth album, 'Tales Of Us' is written and produced by band members Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio in
    the English countryside.


    A sumptuous body of work, 'Tales Of Us' has been two years in the crafting and is their most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far. Nothing in
    their accomplished back catalog has hinted at the new lyrical breadth that the band have introduced to 'Tales Of Us'. All the songs bar one are named
    in the first person with a cast list of evocative character sketches, the contrary love affairs, the suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores documented and the traces of redemption they find in song take the poetry of Goldfrapp's delicately considered music somewhere brand new.

    1. Jo
    2. Annabel
    3. Drew
    4. Ulla
    5. Alvar
    6. Thea
    7. Simone
    8. Stranger
    9. Laurel
    10. Clay
    Goldfrapp
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  • Language Of Life Language Of Life Quick View

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    Language Of Life

    The Language of Life is the fifth album by English electronic duo Everything but the Girl, released in 1990.


    Tommy LiPuma had previously worked with artists like Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Randy Newman, and George Benson and had contributed production to Aztec Camera's Love album in 1987. He had expressed an interest in producing Everything but the Girl and invited Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt to New York and LA.


    Song arrangements were written by Larry Williams and Jerry Hey. The band LiPuma put together included Omar Hakim on drums, John Patitucci on bass and Larry Williams on keyboards. Ben Watt played guitar and piano, as well as doing some singing. Tracey Thorn sang only. LiPuma produced, in Thorn's words, a fully realised, immaculately performed and produced modern American Soul-Pop record.

    1. Driving
    2. Get Back Together

    3. Meet Me In The Morning
    4. Me And Bobby D

    5. The Language Of Life

    6. Take Me

    7. Imagining America

    8. Letting Love Go
    9. My Baby Don't Love Me
    10. The Road
    Everything But The Girl
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  • Love Your Dum And Mad Love Your Dum And Mad Quick View

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    Love Your Dum And Mad

    Apollo Records are proud to announce the hotly anticipated debut album from Nadine Shah. Recorded with and produced by Ben Hillier, (Blur, Depeche Mode, The Horrors), Having set the tone and incredible pace over the past 12 months with two critically acclaimed EPs 'Dreary Town' and 'Aching Bones', Love Your Dum and Mad not only continues to mark Nadine as an emerging talent but offers a complete, beautifully formed artistic statement. Of Norwegian and Pakistani ancestry and hailing from the north east town of Whitburn, this young London based artist's compositions lean towards the dramatic, with all 11 tracks finding themselves imbued with an understated unease, a deep personal connection to their author and a real triumphant streak beneath the darker hued material. Musically, she is reminiscent of early Bad Seeds material and the bruised honesty of a sheen-less Broken English by Marianne Faithful. Vocally, Nadine counts her inspirations as Nina Simone and Maria Callas by way of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, while lyrically her classic tales of love and loss find their roots in personal experiences, filtered through abstracts of William Hogarth, and Frida Kahlo. Nadine has taken these influences and has created a work which blends her rich and husky classic jazz streak with fantastical, organic instrumentation and the twisted industrial sounds of modern life.
    1. Aching Bones
    2. To Be A Young Man
    3. Runaway
    4. The Devil
    5. Floating
    6. All I Want
    7. Used It All
    8. Dreary Town
    9. Remember
    10. Filthy Game
    11. Winter Reigns
    Nadine Shah
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  • Solid Gold Solid Gold Quick View

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    Solid Gold

    Solid Gold is the second album by the British post-punk band Gang of Four, released in 1981on 180gm vinyl from Rhino


    Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students Jon King (vocals), Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass), and Hugo Burnham (drums), Gang of Four (along with the Fall, Mekons, and Liliput) produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era of 1978-1983. Fueled by the fury of punk rock and radical political theory, Gang of Four successfully welded the two in an inspired display of polemics and music that addressed the vagaries of life in the modern world (including love and romance) as matters of political inquiry.


    What made Gang of Four's polemical clang'n'roll so compelling was that it worked as harsh, bracing, and ultimately liberating rock & roll. With Allen and Burnham combining as a formidable and frequently very funky rhythm section, Gill didn't play guitar as much as emit thick wads of semi-tuneful distortion, while Kingsang in a dry, declamatory fashion similar to that of the Fall's Mark E. Smith. They have always remained, to the ears of those opened wide by punk rock, an extremely important band.

    1. Paralysed
    2. What We All Want
    3. Why Theory?
    4. If I Could Keep It For Myself
    5. Outside the Trains Don't Run On Tim
    6. Cheeseburger
    7. The Republic
    8. In the Ditch
    9. A Hole in the Wallet
    10. He'd Send In The Army
    Gang Of Four
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    Drama

    Drama is the tenth studio album from the English rock band Yes, released on 18 August 1980 on Atlantic Records. It is their only album to feature Trevor Horn in the band's line-up as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in March 1980 after unsuccessful recording sessions in Paris and London for a new album. Horn was joined by Geoffrey Downes, his partner in the new wave band The Buggles. Drama was recorded in a short amount of time as a tour was already booked prior to the change in personnel. It marked a departure in the band's musical direction with songs more accessible and aggressive that featured the use of modern keyboards and a vocoder.


    Drama was released to a mostly positive critical reception, with most welcoming the band's new sound. The album peaked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 18 in the US, their lowest charting album there since 1971 which fell short of reaching Gold certification by the RIAA. Into the Lens was released as the album's sole single. Yes toured the album with a 1980 tour of North America and the UK, and were met with some negative reactions during the latter leg over the new line-up change. They disbanded at its conclusion; Horn ventured into producing, Howe and Downes co-formed Asia, and Squire and White formed Cinema with Trevor Rabin which led to a reformed Yes in 1983.

    1. Machine Messiah
    2. White Car

    3. Does It Really Happen?

    4. Into The Lens
    5. Run Through The Light

    6. Tempus Fugit
    Yes
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    Low Budget

    Pressed On 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold & Poster Presentation


    Low Budget is the seventeenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1979. Following the minor success of their 1978 album Misfits, the band recorded the majority of the album in New York rather than London. Unlike the more nostalgic themes of many Kinks albums prior to Low Budget, the album contains many songs that appeal to current events of the time. Musically, the album is a continuation of the band's arena rock phase, resulting in a more rock-based sound and more modern production techniques.


    Despite being a relative failure in the UK, Low Budget was a great success for the group in the US, not only becoming their best-selling non-compilation album but also peaking at #11 on the American album charts. The lead single, (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman was also a minor hit in the US, reaching #41. The album was also praised by many critics in the US, although reception was more mixed in the band's native UK.

    1. Attitude
    2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    3. Pressure
    4. National Health
    5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    6. Low Budget
    7. In A Space
    8. Little Bit Of Emotion
    9. A Gallon Of Gas
    10. Misery
    11. Moving Pictures
    The Kinks
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  • Jaakko Eino Kalevi Jaakko Eino Kalevi Quick View

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    Jaakko Eino Kalevi

    "[It] occupies a heavy-eyed place between waking and sleeping, mesmerizing in
    its dualities and shoegaze textures." - Stereogum


    "Brings some fluttering flights of feeling that dips and dives beneath the subtext,
    and masqueraded text, and duplicitous talk" - Impose


    Jaakko Eino Kalevi, the self titled album, marks the start of a striking new
    chapter for the Berlin-based artist. The ten-track collection finds Jaakko on
    spellbinding form, composing sumptuous and wildly original music that teems
    with ideas and more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, the
    breakthrough 2013 EP Dreamzone.


    From the alluring opener 'J.E.K.' to ravishing finale 'Ikuinen Purkautumaton
    JÄnnite', this is a richly immersive and hyper-vivid record that sparkles with
    modern pop gems like 'Double Talk', and 'Deeper Shadows'. Throughout,
    Jaakko cuts a cool, Zen-like figure - a street-smart sage who sings in English but
    expresses his most intimate thoughts in Finnish. He wrote, performed, recorded
    and sang almost everything on the record himself with a few guest vocals by
    Suad Khalifa and Sonja Immonen.


    The album was mixed in New York by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs and
    Run The Jewels) and the warmth he added helped draw the songs together
    and underlined the unusual, head-turning quality of Jaakko's songwriting. Even
    though he covers a remarkable range of styles and moods across the album, it
    feels beautifully weighted. What strikes you, too, is how ambitious the record
    is yet how at ease he sounds. Jaakko Eino Kalevi is the most vivid portrayal
    yet of Jaakko's sensual world - a Technicolor and wondrous place where
    everything happens in its own time, and where nature and technology get along
    harmoniously.

    1. JEK
    2. Double Talk
    3. Deeper Shadows
    4. Say
    5. Mind Like Muscle
    6. Night At The Field
    7. Don't Ask Me Why
    8. Room
    9. Hush Down
    10. Ikuinen Purkautumaton JÄnnite
    Jaakko Eino Kalevi
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  • Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale) Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Can't Touch Us Now (On Sale)

    Four years on from the release of their Top 10 US album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, Madness return with Can't Touch Us Now. The Album's release sees the Nutty Boys in full flow with a collection of songs that stands alongside the best of their unique takes on modern life.


    A typically eclectic collection (the group has long mastered the art of making disparate influences work under their knack for writing catchy pop hooks), Can't Touch Us Now was recorded at London's iconic Toe Rag Studio - a fitting venue for one of the English capital's most iconic bands. Co-produced by Grammy-winning producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes' Elephant) and the band's long-time boards-man, Clive Langer, Can't Touch Us Now was recorded in just three weeks and boasts characteristically wry observations on life, with songs the likes of 'Mr. Apples', 'Blackbird', 'Mumbo Jumbo' and the title track.


    Part of Madness' brilliance lies in their ability to take situations specific to their environment and make them universally relatable: 'It Must Be Love', 'Embarrassment' and 'Tomorrow's Just Another Day' all resonate with a worldliness that fans from all over the globe have related to - and that's no surprise, given that the band themselves have looked beyond England, to Jamaica, for a large part of their musical inspiration. With the songs on Can't Touch Us Now road-hardened during a string of summer festival appearances, it seems that the album is set to, once again, remind fans that the self-proclaimed Nutty Boys are one of the finest, most erudite pop outfits that the world has seen.

    1. Can't Touch Us Now
    2. Good Times

    3. Mr. Apples

    4. I Believe

    5. Grandslam

    6. Blackbird

    7. You Are My Everything

    8. Another Version of Me
    9. Mumbo Jumbo

    10. Herbert

    11. Don't Leave the Past Behind You
    12. (Don't Let Them) Catch You Crying
    13. Pam the Hawk

    14. Given the Opportunity

    15. Soul Denying

    16. Whistle in the Dark
    Madness
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  • Is This The Life We Really Want? (On Sale) Is This The Life We Really Want? (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Is This The Life We Really Want? (On Sale)

    Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, From the Basement), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.


    Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This The Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall.


    Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: When We Were Young, DÉjà vu, The Last Refugee, Picture That, Broken Bones, The Life We Really Want, A Bird In A Gale, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Smell the Roses, Wait For Her, Oceans Apart, and Part of Me Died. The lyrics for Wait for Her were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her), by Mahmoud Darwish.


    The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. When We Were Young
    2. DÉjà Vu
    3. The Last Refugee
    4. Picture That
    5. Broken Bones


    LP 2
    1. Is This the Life We Really Want?
    2. Bird In A Gale
    3. The Most Beautiful Girl
    4. Smell the Roses
    5. Wait for Her
    6. Oceans Apart
    7. Part of Me Died

    Roger Waters
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    Silence & Tears

    Kent-based sextet Galley Beggar - who take their name from a mischievous spirit in English folklore - describe their mission as 'to imagine the next phase of English folk-rock' on their third album, Silence & Tears. "We've always loved English folk, but when we formed in 2009 it felt like nothing much was happening to carry the style forward," says guitarist Mat Fowler, "so we thought, we love listening to folk-rock and we love playing it - why not try to write something in that vein?"


    The results can be heard on their earlier albums, Reformation House and Galley Beggar, and now on Silence & Tears. "Our first record was very folky," reflects Mat, "but since then we've moved towards a more electric rock feel." Indeed, the eight tracks on the new album span traditional song, Gothic balladry and peculiarly British acid rock, the mood alternately fragile and robust, with sweet vocal harmonies (led by Maria O'Donnell), lyrical guitar playing from Mat and his cohort David Ellis, and added texture from the violin of Celine Marshall (calling to mind Mr. Fox's Carolanne Pegg), all anchored by Bill Lynn's steady bass and Paul Dadswell's deft drumming. The material spans reworkings of the ancient classics Geordie and Jack Orion, brooding ballads like Adam & Eve and the otherworldy Empty Sky, and the intense 9-minute epic Pay My Body Home, which triumphantly recalls folk-rock's early 70s glory days.


    Silence & Tears may echo centuries of folk tradition, but its crisp, punchy sound is resolutely modern, despite calling on retro flourishes such as phasing, wah-wah and backwards guitar. Much of that is down to the fact that it was recorded at the profoundly analogue Toe Rag studios, where White Stripes, Tame Impala, the Zutons and many others have also worked with renowned producer-engineer Liam Watson. "We made our first two albums ourselves," says Mat, "so this was the first time someone else has produced us. Recording at Toe Rag was just wonderful - to see all that incredible gear at work, and to have a tangible recording experience rather than staring at a screen, was amazing. And watching Liam at work is mesmerising - the sounds he gets onto tape are better than they are in real life!"


    In an era when bands such as Trembling Bells, Circulus and Wolf People have brought folk-rock to the fore again, the hypnotic interplay and inspired jamming on Silence & Tears is sure to find an enthusiastic audience. "We've already got a few festivals lined up this summer, including Leigh Folk Festival and Wessex Festival, and several other shows are still being arranged," says Mat. "It's an honour to be compared to other folk-rock bands - but we like to think we've got something of our own to offer too."

    1. Adam And Eve
    2. Pay My Body Home
    3. Empty Sky
    4. Jack Onion
    5. Geordie
    6. Silence And Tears
    7. Sanctuary Song
    8. Deliver Him
    Galley Beggar
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    Passage (Awaiting Repress)

    Brooklyn, NY's Exitmusic, comprised of Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino, present their debut album, Passage. The 10-song set is a collection of newly-written songs and some of their older tunes that received some new coats of paint. Here, the two tethers that make up Exitmusic's sound, one stirring atmospherics, one of grandioise and thoughtful pop, are let to bow further out than ever before. They are, however, also pulled into a tighter, sharper knot at the center. There are big, emotional dynamic shifts, and a wave-crashing momentum across the set without ever breaking a sustained feeling of tenderness. It's dream-pop for those of us whose dreams are Lawrence of Arabia-epic in scope: lulling, apocalyptic, celestial, triumphant.


    Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicholas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter), Church and Palladino, along with the assistance of new bandmates drummer Dru Prentiss and live electronics by Nicholas Shelestak, built on the chilling, beautiful aesthetic they had created as a duo when recording at home. The result is a sound that is more powerful and more nuanced, covering broad oceans of emotional terrain. Opener and title track "Passage" is like watching a great shifting of tides through rapid time-lapse photography, introducing new dynamics in one magnificent breath. It is a statement of intent that tears down the Victorian boudoir gauze found on previous efforts. The ghosts are still piercing the veil, but now they're throwing chairs. The song begins gently, with candlelight piano plucks, distant explosions on the horizon, aching breaths and moans. But in moments, the oceans swell and lurch as it detonates into a shower of brilliant shrapnel.


    Elsewhere, on album standout "The Night," Exitmusic's gaze moves upwards with chiming, blurry guitars, the heavenly sighs of Palladino in the background and one of the album's finest choruses in the foreground. And "Storms" sounds like Peng-era Stereolab as seen through a fun house carnival mirror. The album has a bona fide, fist-pumping anthem "The Modern Age" and closes elegantly with the starkly devastating "Sparks of Light. Simply put: This is arena goth.


    Passage is a longtime in the making, and certainly worth the wait. Church and Palladino started writing together several years ago, when the Canadian-born Church moved to New York City, Palladino's home, following a year teaching English in Taiwan and India. Their collective sonic interests: layers, textures, churning, spacious guitars (Palladino had been playing hers since age 12), blinking electronics, shimmering vocals, created a fruitful writing partnership immediately. Their songs began to take on new dimensions when the pair moved to Los Angeles a year later, finally committing their compositions to the recording process. A few twists and turns, and a move back to New York City, later, Exitmusic found a home with Secretly Canadian who released their first EP, From Silence, in the Fall of 2011. Critical raves for the four song collection poured in globally, with everyone from New York Magazine to The Guardian heralding the band's arrival. With the new live line-up, Exitmusic will have toured with artists such as Phantogram, School of Seven Bells, The Joy Formidable and A Place To Bury Strangers.

    1. Passage
    2. The Night
    3. The City
    4. White Noise
    5. Storms
    6. The Wanting
    7. Stars
    8. The Modern Age
    9. The Cold
    10. Sparks of Light
    Exitmusic
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    Seventh Sojourn


    The Moody Blues/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Their Legendary Prog-rock Masterpiece In Search Of The Lost Chord - First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Threshold Records Tapes


    Seventh Sojourn was a huge multi-platinum smash for The Moody Blues and a stellar example of how important
    their symphonic and progressive rock sound was for the fans of this legendary English quintet. Featuring the original
    award winning line-up of Justin Hayward (lead vocals/guitars), John Lodge (lead vocals/bass), Ray Thomas (lead vocals/
    flutes), Ray Pinder (lead vocals/keyboards) and Graeme Edge (drums/vocals), Seventh Sojourn is undoubtedly one of their
    biggest selling albums and also one of the most revered in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of the two smash hit singles Isn't Life Strange and their definitive follow up rocker I'm Just
    a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band), Seventh Sojourn was filled with more masterful works like the powerful Ray Thomas
    classic For My Lady, John Lodge's masterpiece When You're a Free Man, plus the Justin Hayward and Graeme Edge
    prog-rock collaboration You and Me.


    The wonderful release also features a fine array of songs from vocalist and keyboard whiz Mike Pinder including
    the stunning LP opener Lost in a Lost World, Justin Hayward's soulful anthem New Horizons, as well as his ever popular
    The Land of Make-Believe.


    The beauty of this album is that you could always count on a classic listen from these five gentlemen of song.
    Featuring Ray Thomas' striking vocals and flute delivery, Justin Hayward's and John Lodge's guitars and vocal acumen,
    the magic of Ray Pinder on the keys and classic vocal, plus Graeme Edge's powerful drum and singing, Seventh Sojourn
    became the album of choice for radio programmers in 1972.


    Although Seventh Sojourn is four decades young, it stands as a modern day classic to this day, while The Moody
    Blues truly recorded one of the finest works ever in the album rock era.


    This amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for many years, that is until now


    Friday Music is very honored to continue another installment in our Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with their definitive masterpiece Seventh Sojourn. Mastered impeccably from the original Threshold Records tapes by
    Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this album is truly a thrilling first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the first
    time since it was released in 1972, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic classic.


    Seventh Sojourn from The Moody Blues on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from
    your friends at Friday Music I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

    1. Lost in a Lost World
    2. New Horizons
    3. For My Lady
    4. Isn't Life Strange
    5. You and Me
    6. The Land of Make-Believe
    7. When You're a Free Man
    8. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
    Moody Blues
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    Glynnaestra

    Daniel O'Sullivan and Alexander Tucker are long time friends and collaborators. Both artists are veterans of the UK experimental underground: O'Sullivan as a member of Guapo, Ulver, and Aethenor (with Stephen O'Malley), and Tucker with imbogodom and as an eclectic (read: Yeti) solo artist. On their newest album as Grumbling Fur, Glynnaestra, they have crafted an avant-pop album assembled as one would a collage. This structural foundation is built up via an eclectic array of instruments, both acoustic and modified, to pulsating electronic sounds. Add to this mix the pair's entirely modern shamanistic meta-narratives, and the result is a contemporary psychedelic pop delight. Grumbling Fur's world is an innovative one, where every sound contains its own unique story, and is driven by the overarching melody and harmony. O'Sullivan and Tucker write pop songs for the sophisticated palate.


    The songs on Glynnaestra, have many reference points, from the paean to Blade Runner on the anthemic "Ballad Of Roy Batty", to the distant siren song of the ice-cream van on "Cream Pool", and even slow burning, molten proto-hip hop on "His Moody Face." Mutant electronic rhythms bubble and pop underneath swathes of strings. Glowing at the centre are the duo's unmistakable vocal harmonies, which seem almost telepathically entwined. Throughout, their experimental pedigree shines through, from the mournful cello and guitar of the title track to off kilter percussion of "Alapana Blaze."


    Grumbling Fur surfaced with debut album Furrier (Aurora Borealis) in 2011. The record was an assemblage from a one-day recording session involving Jussi Lehtisalo of Circle and Pharaoh Overlord and Dave Smith of Guapo, resulting in a suite of psychedelic mantras. The first outing as a duo, Alice, is a session recorded live in the studio for Southern Records' Latitudes series in 2012, and was inspired by a psychoactive houseplant and the rabbit hole therein.


    As their history attests, this is a group unbound from the restrictions of traditionalism and unafraid to shed the pretence of pure abstraction. There's a tradition of subterranean Englishness at play, harking back to This Heat's Deceit and Eno's Another Green World. In their first fully realised album as a duo, the process and texture ripple with a kind of electro-gnosis. Glynnaestra herself (an archaic goddess divined by Tucker and O'Sullivan) presides over the record, transcendent and sphinx like: an apt muse for an album of such lovely and powerful music.

    1. Ascatudaea
    2. Protogenesis
    3. Eyoreseye
    4. The Ballad of Roy Batty
    5. Alapana Blaze
    6. Cream Pool
    7. Galacticon
    8. Glynnaestra
    9. Dancing Light
    10. Clear Path
    11. The Hound
    12. Harpies
    13. His Moody Face
    Grumbling Fur
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