It’s Jimi New Vinyl Thursday! Come in today for some new music! Here’s this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
2Pac – All Eyez on Me
The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (180-gram 4LP box set, w/16 page book)
The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (180 Gram Vinyl)
Charles Bradley – Black Velvet (Digital Download Card)
Charles Bradley – Black Velvet (Limited Edition, Photo Book, Boxed Set, Digital Download Card)
Coheed & Cambria – Unheavenly Creatures (Colored Vinyl, Red, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)
Coheed and Cambria have amassed a fan base that has propelled them to release nine studio albums since 2002. Averaging one album every two years is impressive. Even more impressive is that all but one of the nine albums are concept albums built around the story of “The Armory Wars”, a sci-fi based comic book and story written by lead singer and guitarist Claudio Sanchez.
Like many of the albums that came before it, “The Unheavenly Creatures” is ripe with mesmerizing guitar riffs, massive pop hooks and intricate storytelling. It’s the first of what will be five albums telling the story of a new character named Vaxis, who Sanchez says will be the “father of the new universe.” The pairing with the comic is fun, but not a necessity to understand and appreciate the album. The central themes, even from the band’s name itself are centered around bringing people together, working together to overcome obstacles and loving one another.
The “Prologue” sets up an all out assault of song called “The Dark Sentencer.” This fist pumping anthem sets up the story (and the album) with driving guitars and Claudio’s distinct vocals. Even though it’s masked by the “concept” it still feels deeply personal and real.
The next song (and second single off the album) is “Unheavenly Creatures.” The song opens with a melody that could have been right at home on an 8-bit video game. While it remains part of the under current of the song, it falls victim to the catchy as hell chorus.
With 15 songs and a run time of just short of 80 minutes, this is an impressive first installment. You have no excuses on this one (“I don’t want to catch up… I can’t figure out where to start…”). This is the first of five and if this album is to follow suit to its predecessors, pick up a copy while you can. Copies of their last concept albums are hard to find unless you have a Ben Franklin or two to shell out. – Brad Simmons
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love”
Cybotron – Enter (180 Gram Vinyl)
DJ Quik – Quik Is The Name (150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
David Bowie & Trevor Jones – Labyrinth
Dream Evil – Dragonslayer
Elvis Costello & The Impost – Look Now (180 Gram Vinyl, Deluxe Edition)
Glenn Hughes – Return Of Crystal Karma
The Grateful Dead – American Beauty (180 Gram Vinyl)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw
J Mascis – Elastic Days
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
J. Cole – KOD (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (With Blu-ray, Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition, Anniversary Edition, Oversize Item Split)
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot (White, Digital Download Card)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin 3 (180 Gram Vinyl)
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Nas – Nasir (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor (Digital Download Card)
Queen – Greatest Hits I
Queen – Jazz
Rhett Miller – The Messenger (Colored Vinyl, Clear Vinyl)
The Revivalists – Take Good Care (With Bonus 7″)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times (Digital Download Card)
Spaceark – Spaceark
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
T.I. – Trap Muzik
Tangerine Dream – Sessions 1
Terry Callier – The New Folk Sound (180 Gram Vinyl, Deluxe Edition)
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Tony Joe White – Bad Mouthin’ (White vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Turnpike Troubadours – A Long Way From Your Heart
Turnpike Troubadours – Diamonds and Gasoline
Turnpike Troubadours – The Turnpike Troubadours (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy [Explicit Content] (Gatefold LP Jacket, 150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco – You’re Driving Me Crazy (Gatefold LP Jacket, 140 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Various – Rockman 1-3 Sound Collection (Original Soundtrack)
Jimi New Vinyl Thursday has it all! Come get some new music. We are open until 9 pm.
Speaking of news, the Black Friday Record Store day list is live! Click HERE to join our event and see all of the goodies that will be available on November 23rd only at independent records stores like The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven. We will open at 7 am and we always order every title and have them all priced BELOW retail! So plan now to shop with us first to save time AND money!
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Enjoy the music and we will see you soon. Your loving Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven staff.
Sherman, Gordon, Daniel, Dylan, David, Jonathan, and Dionna.
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