Articles by AD Amorosi
FLOOD’s Guide to Record Store Day 2021: Prince, Beck, Flaming Lips, Fela Kuti, The Police, and More
Here’s 22 new releases we’re excited for with the return of RSD on June 12
Paul & Linda McCartney, “Ram” [50th Anniversary Half-Speed Mastering]
This warm, mossy 50th anniversary reissue benefits from the dirtball proceedings of its homespun recording sessions and its homier, oblong songs.
Lightning Bolt in a Bottle: Capturing David Bowie with “Modern Love” and Masayoshi Sukita
The new BBE Music tribute comp and Sukita’s art book “Eternity” remember the artist as feline, fragile, and soulful.
Annette Peacock, “X-Dreams” + “The Perfect Release” (Remastered)
Both records remain stunning after nearly 45 years, with neither losing their punch or import.
In Conversation: Can’s Irmin Schmidt on the Band’s Legacy and Most Memorable Live Shows
Germany’s beloved experimentalists get to the heart of their art with a series of never-before-released live albums kicking off this Friday.
Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis, “She Walks in Beauty”
Faithfull finds sympathetic, poetic tones and empathetic lilting melodies in the guise of producer/violinist Ellis.
Everyone Needs an Advocate: Photographer Daniel Efram Details “The Steve Keene Art Book”
The retrospective on the artist, whose work you may know from Pavement and Silver Jews album covers, has nearly reached its Kickstarter goal.
The Mars Volta, “La Realidad de los Sueños”
The mega-box set gives rabid fans something to hold onto, stuffing the band’s innovative discography into an immense treasure chest.
In Conversation: Matt Berry on Riding “The Blue Elephant”
The British comedian isn’t laughing anymore (well, not while making his seriously soulful psychedelic music).
Hi! How Are You: The Art of Daniel Johnston and the Curation of the New Story of an Artist Website
We talked to curator Lee Foster about the new site he’s running with the Johnston family to share the late songwriter’s visual art.
Tony Allen, “There Is No End”
This posthumous LP is less a grand finale summing up a career than it is another piece of a greater puzzle.
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection”
This remastering of the ex-Beatle’s solo debut sees wealths of emotion poured out in ways previously unimaginable.
Groovin’: The Sound of the Soul-Jazz Organ Vibe in the Present Day Jam
On the future-looking new releases from Dr. Lonnie Smith and Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio.
The Who, “The Who Sell Out Super Deluxe Edition”
Overstuffed and unified, this deluxe reissue has all the freneticism of its initial ideal whole.
Vic Mensa, “I TAPE”
The EP feels more like a party with friends discussing the nation’s state of shock than it does a staid studio session.
Laurie Anderson, “Big Science” [reissue]
Re-released on red vinyl by Nonesuch Records, this major-label debut is still a delectably odd beauty.
The Poet Speaks: Revisiting Bobby Womack’s Most Potent Albums of the ’80s
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham and documentarian Mary Wharton contextualize The Poet and The Poet II on the event of the albums’ reissue.
In Conversation: VP Records VIP Miss Pat on Her New Autobiography
The keeper of the castle that is Jamaican music, Patricia Chin tells the story of her life’s work with “Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey.”
The Man Machine: Robert Margouleff Remembers Malcolm Cecil
Early synth designer-producer Margouleff talks about the late great producer, the 50th anniversary of Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, and helping Stevie Wonder innovate.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, and London Symphony Orchestra, “Promises”
Pharoah Sanders and Floating Points have created a vintage vibe noir masterpiece for the 21st century.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “L.W.”
“L.W.” is the fussier second half to the brutal “K.G.,” a glistening yin to its toughened yang.
Paul Leary, “Born Stupid”
On his first solo record in 30 years, Leary reconvenes Butthole Surfers–style caustic silliness.
Bob Dylan, “1970”
This mini-box features fluidly funky outtakes from often-neglected album sessions, together with a mystery recording with George Harrison.
Loss, Love, and Lust: In Conversation with Jane Birkin
The Anglo-Franco icon discusses the ghosts that fill her recent album “Oh ! Pardon tu dormais…”
Ron Gallo, “PEACEMEAL”
Gallo’s latest is more softcore, left-field hip-hop and gentle psychedelia than his usual punk/pop vibe.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, “Carnage”
The pair’s latest is a theatrical, diabolically abstract, and damningly depressive work with a blinding brightness at the end of the tunnel.
Adrian Younge, “The American Negro”
Younge’s bold new music/spoken word LP is his most stirring, politicized, and down-to-earth release to date.
Our Streets Are Our Office: on “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Shaka King’s new movie examines the largely untold story of BPP Chairman Fred Hampton, whose assassination was instigated by the FBI.