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This week's new releases include The Decemberists, Bruce Springsteen, Robyn and Sophie.

Bruce Springsteen Out Now

Bruce Springsteen On Broadway is available now on double CD and 150-gram 4LP.

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Anderson .Paak's acclaimed album, Oxnard, will be available December 21st on double vinyl.

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Chapter II - EP I (CD)

Vintage Trouble

Los Angeles rockers Vintage Trouble are moving on to the next stage in their evolution as a band, as the title of their latest EP makes very clear. After earning their fanbase with a sound heavy on the blues, the quartet are expanding their sonic palate to include more influences and pop textures, readily provided by producer Jeeve (Bruno Mars). Chapter II  is out to move your mind, heart, and body, leaving you ready for the next part of the Vintage Trouble story.

Springsteen On Broadway (CD)

Bruce Springsteen

What is Springsteen on Broadway ? Based on The Boss’ best-selling autobiography, Born to Run , it’s a thoroughly enjoyable, down-home performance written and performed by the 20-time Grammy Award winner, featuring beloved songs and personal anecdotes. Springsteen’s homespun charm is on fine display in this collection, recorded from the actual Broadway show that would become a Netflix special. Fans will love the opportunity to get further insights into the life and art of this essential artist. Affecting and affectionate, it’s a tribute to decades of now-classic songwriting and Springsteen’s growth, integrity, and passion as an artist.

Guide Me Back Home (CD)

City And Colour

Dallas Green AKA City and Colour (and formerly of Alexisonfire) went on a stripped-down acoustic tour across Canada in 2017 and this double CD, Guide Me Back Home , is the recorded companion to those intimate shows. The album, which marks the debut of Green's new label Still Records, includes his interactions with the crowd between the emotional folk-rock songs and shows off his songwriting chops. Among the highlights are older numbers like “Comin' Home” and the soulful “If I Should Go Before You.”

Everyday Life, Everyday People (CD)

Slightly Stoopid

Ocean Beach natives Slightly Stupid bring the sunny California vibes to their latest release, Everyday Life, Everyday People , and this time they've roped in a number of big guests to join them. From Chali 2na on the groove heavy "Higher Now," to Yellowman taking the helm on "Livin' In Babylon" and UB40's Ali Campbell on a frisky cover of reggae staple "Legalize It," the ride is a full of chill fun from start to finish.

Next Of Kin (CD)

Distant Cousins

LA trio Distant Cousins seem poised on the edge of something big, thanks to the release of their immensely enjoyable Next of Kin . Filled with infectious hooks and floor-stompin’ riffs, the album feels familiar, warm, and alive with excitement. It’s the sound of backroads and big dreams. It’s the sound of sing-a-long-ready choruses, the type of knees up indie-meets-country jamboree that keeps folks who love the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons coming back for more. Basically, it’s the sound of your new favorite band.

Warm (CD)

Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy gets vulnerable on his first proper solo LP, Warm . The melodies are immediately likable, the tone of the album confiding, open, and direct. Tweedy eschews Wilco’s more rollicking moments for an introspective, familiar tone; the album title is fitting. He approaches epic thematic elements — death, love, pain — with grace and intelligence. It’s a richly moving work of art that’ll give even longtime fans a new light in which to see the indie legend.

Chris Cornell (CD)

Chris Cornell

With the music world still processing the untimely loss of former Soundgarden/Audioslave leader Chris Cornell, the beloved rocker is given his first official career retrospective. Put together by Cornell's widow Vicky "for his fans," the set covers all periods of his career and includes previously unreleased tracks taken from the archives. Available as a single CD, two LP, four CD deluxe and CD/LP/DVD super deluxe box sets, Chris Cornell serves as a fitting tribute to a performer whose "voice was his vision, and his words were his peace."

Christian McBride's New Jawn (CD)

Christian McBride

Prolific jazz bassist Christian McBride has a new ensemble, calling itself the New Jawn. Consisting of Josh Evans' trumpet, Marcus Strickland's saxophone, Nasheet Waits' drums and McBride's bass, the quartet really feels the space left by omitting a chordal instrument, giving much of the numbers a weightlessness and unpredictability, like in "Ke-Kelli Sketch," which goes from a seemingly structure-less exploration to an independent, yet cohesive groove.

Red Rose Speedway (CD)

Paul McCartney & Wings

Red Rose Speedway , with its classic No. 1 hit “My Love,” makes its entry into Paul McCartney's Archive Collection with a splash: a two-disc CD edition. Features newly remastered audio from Abbey Road Studios, plus unreleased tracks, singles, and b-sides.

Wild Life (CD)

Wings

The debut album from Paul McCartney's Wings, Wild Life was originally recorded in a week which gave the songs a famously fresh and raw feel. Now it's joining McCartney's Grammy-winning Archive Collection in remastered glory. This two-disc CD edition features newly remastered audio from Abbey Road Studios, plus unreleased tracks, singles, and b-sides.

Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album (CD)

William Shatner

Stardate: the night before Christmas. That's right Shatner fans, at last the Captain of the Starship has landed in the North Pole, with an impressive crew of guest stars, taking the Christmas album where no Christmas album has gone before. Take, for instance, Shatner's duet of "Jingle Bells" with Henry Rollins, sounding like a tightly wound but enthusiastic caroler, and featuring boozy, new lyrics that may take a couple of listens to fully understand. Or take Shatner's oddly syncopated, quasi-scatted "Little Drummer Boy," which finds the veteran Star Trek actor in one of his most committed roles. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons gives Shat's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" some Texas-blues swagger, while Brad Paisley adds some country-twang to the Elvis classic "Blue Christmas," which features spoken word interludes that further illustrate in more literal terms just why and how they're having such a bad Christmas. One of the more surprisingly fitting pairings is on "Silent Night," featuring none other than Iggy Pop. Perhaps in retrospect it makes sense, but who would have thought that the beat-poem-on-quaaludes style of Shatner's rantings would fit so nicely with Iggy's Berlin-era-style crooning? And of course, what Christmas album would be complete without an aggressively inspirational rendition of "Feliz Navidad?" Certainly not this one.

All Melody (CD)

Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm's All Melody is a masterpiece. Frahm’s piano skills continue to innovate, summoning deep emotions and yielding sublime harmonies. For this latest LP, he has deployed a veritable personal orchestra, with compositions also featuring synths, pipe organ, strings, brass, tympani, gongs, and bass marimba. All Melody is a rich tapestry that can be felt on every level: physically, intellectually, and emotionally it is pure pleasure.

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Brocker Way’s original score for Wild Wild Country reflects the outlook of the show’s interviewees for a deeply empathic auditory experience capable of standing on its own.

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Prolific jazz-pop vocalist and civil rights activist Nancy Wilson has died at age 81.