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out now...Blue Songs by Hercules & Love Affair!

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 5, 2011 02:10pm | Post a Comment
hercules & love affair
The amazing new album by Hercules & Love Affair is out now at Amoeba Hollywood!
You can also buy the new CD & LP at amoeba.com!


Check out their new video for "My House"...



Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs




buy Blue Songs by Hercules & Love Affair on CD






Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs

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out this week 1/25 & 2/1...the party ain't over by wanda jackson!!!

Posted by Brad Schelden, February 4, 2011 02:32pm | Post a Comment
wanda jackson
I have been excited about the new Wanda Jackson ever since I heard she was working with Jack White. I already loved her but I knew she could be even better with the help of Jack White! Jack White is, of course, from the White Stripes, who are now officially broken up. Not that Wanda really needed Jack White -- she was putting out some of the best rockabilly and country albums way before he was even born. She is the Queen of Rockabilly, after all! But I knew that he could be bring that greatness out of her once again. It had been a while. Jack White already helped Loretta Lynn make an amazing album a couple of years back, so we knew he could do it. Both Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson are two of my favorites! I obviously don't like anything new that comes out in the world of country but I have always loved the country music of the 50's and 60's. Wanda Jackson wanda jackson & elvis presleygot her start back in back in the 50's, back when Rockabilly was very popular but there were not really a whole lot of women putting out rockabilly records. This is why she is known as the first woman of rockabilly. She paved the road for many who followed her. She later moved on to putting out more country albums and eventually gospel albums, but on this new album she is putting out the great rockabilly that made her famous. This is good stuff!

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out this week 1/11 & 1/18...the decemberists...puro instinct...pains of being pure at heart...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 17, 2011 03:05pm | Post a Comment
the decemberists
 
Happy New Year! The music new releases are finally starting to come out again. We all need some new music in our life! I can't wait. A couple of good albums came out last week: new albums from Broken Records, British Sea Power, Tapes 'N Tapes, & Wire. But it really is all about this week, and from now on the new releases keep on coming all year long. They never stop! There is plenty for everyone to get excited about. The new album from The Decemberists comes out tomorrow. The King is Dead is their sixth album and their third album on Capitol. Their last album was the Hazards of Love from 2009 andThe Crane Wife was before that in 2006. They had 3 albums before that: Castaways & Cutouts, Her Majesty The Decemberists, & Picaresque. These first three are their best and albums that I never get sick of but I will admit I have not given much time to The Decemberists since their last album came out. I have had too many other albums to keep me busy. Still, I always like to revisit the old albums when a new one is about to come out. The Decemberists are one of those bands that I didn't fall in love with until after seeing them live for the first time. I saw them at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco many years ago and was hooked for life and I can't wait to see them again touring for this new record. I have not had a chance to hear the entire album yet but I love what I have heard so far. I do like the single "January Man," which came out as a 7" last month. We actually had a special little promotion at Amoeba with the 7". Those who bought the 7" also got a coupon to come back and use towards the new album out tomorrow, January 18th. The album is a bit more country than normal but I am fine with that. I can't wait to take the album home and give it the time it deserves and hopefully fall in love with them all over again.pains of being pure at heart

my top 12 movies of the year...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 7, 2011 04:25pm | Post a Comment
I have been trying to get this list together for weeks now, but I had a lot of work to do! Lots of movies to see. I just saw Blue Valentine and The Fighter this week and they both ended up on this list -- I figured they would, but I obviously had to see them first.

Before you get all mad about my list, remember that these are "my" favorite movies of the year. This is not what I believe are your favorite movies of the year. Movies are a very personal thing for me. They can affect us all differently, and some of my favorite people in the world often don't agree with me on what are the best films of the year. Everyone is different. These are the movies that made me cry, the movies that made me think, the movies that I could not get out of my head weeks after seeing them. My favorite place to see a movie is in the theater, and that is where I saw every movie on this list.

There were also movies I like that didn't end up on the list -- for example, I really did like the most recent Harry Potter movie. It was my favorite in the series, but I don't think it necessarily belongs on this list. And I really did like The Social Network -- it's just not something I fell in love with. I have no desire to see it again. When I really love a movie I usually want to watch it again, and I just don't think The Social Network deserves all the attention it is getting. I also really think it was too soon to make a movie about facebook. The King's Speech also missed this list. I love Colin Firth and I did enjoy the movie, but I just don't think it was one of the best of the year. It didn't have a personal effect on me. On the other side of things, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were both amazing in Blue Valentine. The movie was tragic and beautiful and I really will never forget it. I can't get it out of my head. Never Let Me Go was similar in that way; Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley were all amazing, and it got me all sorts of emotional.

Amoeba Hollywood Top 50 Dvds of 2010

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 5, 2011 11:18am | Post a Comment
Check it out...here are Amoeba Hollywood's Top 50 Best Selling Dvds and Blu-rays of 2010. These are the Dvds and Blu-rays that you loved this year! DVD and Blu-ray sales were combined to compile this list. Scott Pilgrim is #1!!!

1. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

scott pilgrim vs the world

2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

let the right one in

3. EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

exit through the gift shop

4. AVATAR

avatar

5. HURT LOCKER

hurt locker

6. THE ROOM

the room

7. BLACK DYNAMITE

black dynamite

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