It’s Highly Suspect New Vinyl Thursday! Check out all of this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
Adele – 25 (180 Gram Vinyl)
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
Big L – The Big Picture (Deluxe Edition)
Blood Orange – Negro Swan
Brandon Coleman – Resistance (Digital Download Card)
Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy (Black, Digital Download Card)
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love”
Churchill’s – Churchill’s
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
David Bowie – Heroes (2017 Remastered Version)
Eminem – Kamikaze (Colored Vinyl, Olive, Green)
Free – Free : Fire & Water (180 Gram Vinyl)
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Gary Numan – Fallen
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice (180 Gram Vinyl)
Gorillaz – Demon Days
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf (Colored Vinyl, With Booklet, Blu-Spec CD)
Much the talk on the Rock scene over the past few years, New England’s Highly Suspect are a hot commodity. Earning a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, their debut album, Mister Asylum, Highly Suspect are back with their sophomore album, The Boy Who Died Wolf.
Eleven tracks, “My Name Is Human” begins the album with a West Worldesque acceptance of where one comes from. The band drops a gritty and down-to-earth beat, it acknowledges the reality of life while still maintaining the starry encouragement in a deep, swaying fashion. Next, “Look Alive, Stay Alive” is a crashing instrumental with a pink rock feel.
Slowing it down some, “Little One” possesses a heavy and gritty base line. Music box notes twinkle around on the track for a child-like aspect in response to the weightier stance, softening the edges of the song. Then, diving right back into the high energy, “For Billy” features a jumpy beat while the lyrics focus on a promise to someone that has passed on. Overall, the song feels like a high-speed chase on an open highway with emotions pursuing closely behind. This is before the single “Seratonia,” which comes in with lyrics that channel a vibe similar to Radiohead’s “Creep.”
More upbeat, “Postres” sways under a carefree voice with a vision of a daily routine in fast forward way, suiting the track perfectly. Following, their cover of Real Life’s hit “Send Me An Angel” is familiar and well done with extra grit, lending a dreamy emotion to the song. Furthermore, “Viper Strike” captures the voice of the current generation in spoken words while a tense instrumental provides a fueled backdrop. Calling out the hot buttons of the day, the track challenges close-minded views with blunt expression.
Haunting and simultaneously rebellious, “FWYT’s” simplicity prevails with a drum line and echoing vocals providing the depth. Thereafter, “Chicago” takes a simpler approach, this time featuring an intense piano and soulful vocals that resonate pain and confusion. Finally, “Wolf” closes the album on a dramatic note with the beat crashing in here and there on the intro before settling into the heavier tempo.
The Boy Who Died Wolf puts a unique spin on daily events and experiences in a way that is a little rebellious, while able to connect to the everyday person in one form or another. Rough and straightforward, this album feels very honest. That said, Highly Suspect stays true to the sound they created with Mister Asylum and carry it on expertly on The Boy Who Died Wolf.
J. Cole – KOD (Gatefold LP Jacket)
John Prine – Sweet Revenge
Kanye West – Ye
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Eyes Likes The Sky (Reissue)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise (Reissue)
Lord Huron – Vide Noir
Los Sospechos – Postales
Massive Attack – Heligoland (180 Gram Vinyl)
Neko Case – Hell-on
Nirvana – Nevermind
Parcels – Parcels (With CD)
Polaris – Mortal Coil
Pusha-T – Daytona
R.E.M. – Best Of R.E.M. At The BBC (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Roni Size – Reprazent New Forms
The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Sleep – Sciences
Stick Figure – Set In Stone
This Mortal Coil – Filigree & Shadow
Travis Scott – Astroworld (150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Van Morrison – Moondance (180 Gram Vinyl)
The Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground and Nico (180 Gram Vinyl)
The Weeknd – Kiss Land
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