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SFJAZZ Presents Merle Haggard

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Garden Of Delete (CD)

Oneohtrix Point Never

Daniel Lopatin’s second release on Warp as Oneohtrix Point Never is hell-bent on defying expectations. A song like “Ezra” begins with cut-up, recognizable motifs but becomes destroyed by diversions into heart-pounding 16-bit synth chases and vocal snippets emerging from its distorted folds. “I Bite Through It” engages in pop-rock structure yet mocks it at the same time, its sharp notes arranged neatly in sets of eight, which are broken up by a hard-hitting beat and more scenic portions, its tones varying without rhyme or reason across the song’s taut three minutes and 17 seconds. Similarly, the guttural vocals and laser-beam synths exploding out of “Sticky Drama” achieve EDM-style release even as its brutal middle portion feels insanity-inducing. But the need to step away now and then only proves the album’s power. Part of  Garden of Delete ’s strength is its ability to temper its dislocating sense of confusion with clear reference points that help the listener find their balance. The smoky, hollowed-out beginning of “Freaky Eyes” gives way to pipe organs, sudden swells and noises that skitter around like beetles, making it feel like a horror movie soundtrack collage. “Lift’s” disembodied vocal bits and layered piano runs feel alien but are lovely nonetheless. The more pronounced vocals on “Animals” make it easily noticeable, but it would be a standout regardless, its tones disintegrating beautifully while a pitch-shifted vocal comes in and out of static in a way not entirely different from Radiohead. Oneohtrix Point Never is an acquired taste that occasionally feels like it needs Cliff’s Notes to fully grasp. But it’s undoubtedly some of the most intelligent, forward-thinking music being made today. Those willing to take the plunge will be duly rewarded.

Elaenia (CD)

Floating Points

Though Sam Shepherd has been publicly making music since 2009, his debut under the Floating Points moniker announces a new force within the U.K. electronic music scene. Floating Points as a term perfectly describes a track like “Nespole,” whose climbing bass notes, blinking distorted digital noise and synth sheets seem to exist in empty space but slowly come into focus as a dynamic unit. The three-part “Silhouettes” moves from a mellow jazz beat and contemplative bass tones to a loungey middle portion, an explosive climax and finally a string-laden denouement with an angelic choir of voices. Throughout,  Elaenia  is closer to jazz than it is to traditional dubstep, seeming to rely on mood and improvisation rather than repetition or dancefloor accessibility. It’s also too varied for one particular genre label, as the slightly unsettling ambient title track moves into the analog sci-fi arpeggios of “Argente,” light throbbing shuffle of “Thin Air” and the soulful mood-piece “For Marmish.” Though  Elaenia  is light on easy entry points, its final track, “Peroration Six,” fuses a Radiohead-ish sense of close-noted dread with a syncopated beat Flying Lotus followers should go nuts over.  Elaenia  makes for heady listening, but let it in and you’ll soon become enraptured.

Shadow Of A Doubt (CD)

Freddie Gibbs

We’ve been waiting for Freddie Gibbs’ new album since his gritty vocals graced last year’s  Pinata , his dynamite collaboration with Madlib. And he doesn’t disappoint—Gibbs’ latest is a contender for underground rap album of the year. Over a digital bounce, Gibbs establishes his powerful presence early on with “Fuckin’ Up the Count” (“Gangsta shit in my DNA, I just can’t explain that/Even if I die tell my enemies I remain that”). His collaboration with Black Thought proves inspired on “Extradite,” as Mikhail’s beat blends ’70s soul with “Twilight Zone” organs while Gibbs and Black Thought’s words spill out like rolling dice. Like similarly great albums released this year by Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples,  Shadow of a Doubt  is grim but enlivening—seek the hard-hitting “Packages” as proof. Gibbs is the quintessential thirtysomething rapper who’s toiled in the underground only to see younger guys get the glory—if there’s any justice,  Shadow of a Doubt  should make that a thing of the past.

Its Great To Be Alive! (CD)

Drive-By Truckers

Recorded over the course of three nights at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, Drive-By Truckers’  It’s Great to Be Alive!  functions both as a 35-song document of the Southern rock band’s rollicking live shows and a greatest hits of sorts. From the Neil Young-ish riffs of “Lookout Mountain” to Replacements-inspired, punky numbers like “S**t Shots Count,” the Truckers’ vast catalog is well represented. The performances are raw, but the sound isn’t. It’s perhaps the best way to hear one of the best rock bands alive.

Linda Perry + Sara Gilbert's Deer Sounds (CD)

Linda Perry

The married duo of Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert want to make you as happy as their new child. Deer Sounds is an ode to prepubescence with cheeky arrangements and wacky lyrics that bring out the baby in you. Music for playtime.

Ingleworld 3 (CD)


2015 might be the greatest year for hip hop. Numerous essential, original releases have rounded up the calendar and Skeme's third album keeps the train going. Cruel and unrelenting, Skeme pounds you (literally) with tough imagery and pure animal-like ferociousness in an album that you spar with, not listen to. A knockout.

Make America Psycho Again (CD)

Fall Out Boy

With it's punny title spoofing Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," Fall Out Boy get talents like Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T., and Joey Bada$$ to mix up and remix songs from the now classic  American Beauty/American Psycho  album. These remixes aren't just simple cash cows, but total reconstructions and dissected mutations of some of their best tracks.

It's A Holiday Soul Party (CD)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings come up with a winning set of originals and classic holiday tunes, all rendered in their impeccably performed and produced retro-funk-soul style. The band strikes all the right notes, from celebratory (a “White Christmas” rave-up is an easy standout) to wistful (“Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects” and “Please Come Home for Christmas” are especially touching). It hangs together beautifully as a set and would work perfectly as an upbeat backdrop to any holiday soiree. Pull out the martini glasses and get festive with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!

The Light Princess [OST] (CD)

Tori Amos

A major hit for the National Theater since it opened in 2013, Tori Amos'  The Light Princess  finally releases a cast recording. Based on the Scottish fairytale of the same name, the music elevates the fantasy to painfully human levels of grief and beauty. Sublime!

The Wexford Carols (CD)

Caitríona O'Leary

Caitríona O'Leary provides the ultimate elixir to cure the holiday blues that come from hearing "Wonderful Christmastime" or "Feliz Navidad" for the millionth time. Using producer Joe Henry's distinctly clean, mature sound, O'Leary remakes and reexamines darker Celtic carols that were originally composed in the wake-of Catholic purging in the 17th century. Transcendent!

Condition Hüman (CD)


Now on their second album with new vocalist Todd La Torre, Queensrÿche feels reinvigorated and pumped to be in the studio. Recalling their '80s masterpieces, they return to the relentless key signature changes, tempo switching, and shredding that made them legendary. Put your leather on and put your hair down...be prepared to rock!

Stereotypes (CD)

Black Violin

Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste like to break stereotypes as much as they like to subvert social and sonic norms. With each wielding a violin, they shred away on their instrument against heavy beats and drum-machines clashing in cool cocophony. Who knew hip-hop and classical would work so well together?

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Just A Gigolo / Shine

Louis Armstrong

Beautifully remastered from the most pristine 78 source available. Louis as you’ve never heard him!