Music is evolving in so many different ways, and with the advent of download, music does not always have so much of a physical presence in our music collections anymore. Yet there is always going to be something very special about the physical format of an album, be it CD, Vinyl, Cassette (or even the long-deceased mini-disc).
So 2020 was going to be the year of Van Weezer — the big riffs rock album Weezer made as an homage to the metal bands they loved growing up — until, thanks to the global pandemic, it suddenly wasn’t. The entire time, however, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was busy at the piano, writing a very different album that referenced another vital musical touchstone of his youth: The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Throughout the summer of Covid-19, he and the band — along with a 38 piece orchestra — chipped away at masked recording sessions until the record was complete.
The result is an album called “OK Human” a cheeky nod to Radiohead’s technophobic future-trip OK Computer, but sounding nothing at all like that record. Taking the listener bit by bit through parts of Cuomo’s every day, it’s a Technicolor symphonic spree that meditates on how over-and-under-connected we all are, particularly in a year where we can see each other with greater ease, but actually can’t physically be near each other at all.
Joe Cocker Live is a live album by Joe Cocker, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). It was recorded live 5 October 1989 at Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts with the exception of the last two tracks which were recorded in the studio. The album was re-released in 2011 under the title Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits Live.
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Deftones have officially confirmed the release of their highly-anticipated ‘White Pony’ 20th anniversary reissue and accompanying remix album ‘Black Stallion’, also sharing its first track.
An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton.
Always known as a musical explorer, pioneering genre-bending sounds and collaborations, 17-time Grammy Award winner STING will release a new album, entitled Duets, on November 27. The vinyl LP edition will also be available worldwide on December 18. Fans can pre-order this special collection now: XX
Confetti is the sixth studio album by British girl group Little Mix. The album was released on 6 November 2020, by RCA Records. The record was preceded by three singles: "Break Up Song", "Holiday" and "Sweet Melody". Upon release, the album received mostly positive reviews.
Live in Maui is an album by Jimi Hendrix recorded live outdoors in Maui, Hawaii, on July 30, 1970. It marks the first official release of Hendrix's two full sets during the filming for the 1971 film Rainbow Bridge. The two-CD and three-LP set is to be released on November 20 and December 11, 2020, along with a video documentary titled Music, Money, Madness ... Jimi Hendrix in Maui.