The Scottish musician issues his first album since overcoming two life-threatening cerebral hemorrhages in 2005; features tracks co-written with Johnny Marr as well as members of Franz Ferndinand, The Drums and The Magic Numbers.
The singer-songwriter has said his new album is based on a specific set of psychopathological disorders from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV), the songs describing his "real and long coming confrontation with personal demons, past mistakes, and the specter of mental illness which has hovered over me for the great majority of my life." Check out the video for the song "The Tide Pulls from the Moon" below.
Aretha Franklin, Take A Look: The Complete Aretha Franklin (Columbia/Legacy)
[image-2]A 50th anniversary box set release that celebrates Franklins mark on pop music scene beginning with her debut album, Aretha (with The Ray Bryant Combo), on February 27, 1961. Her entire Columbia output including master takes, unissued performances, rare mono mixes and studio conversations are preserved in the deluxe 12-disc (11 CDs + DVD) box set.
The indie hip hop artist issues his third solo studio LP, which features guest vocals by Idris Elba, Immortal Technique, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Citizen Cope, Jill Scott and many others. See his spontaneous in-studio premiere performance of "Clap" from Kiss 100?s Hip Hop Show in London last fall.
This weeks new music Check out all of the ones you want to know about (some with audio, some with video) below. Click here to check out new music releases that dropped last week and here for new releases that have come out in the past several months
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Sweden's Acid House Kings issue their first new album in six years.
The UK chamber folk-roots outfit releases a collection of its own reworked/rearranged/rerecorded songs paired with some new material and a cover. Check out the string-fused first single, Amateur Dramatics, after the jump.