Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ten Spins (January 2018)

Ten Spins (January 2018)

We've taken refuge from the frigid weather in our beach-side bunker with a friendly bottle and a stack of records to keep us warm. Here's ten platters in no particular order that have helped stave off the ice and ennui of winter so far.

Grateful Dead – Winterland 12/31/71

Mekons – Fear and Whiskey

Cat Stevens – Mona Bone Jakon

Loretta Lynn – Fist City

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Francoise Hardy – L'Amitie

Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die

Lee Hazlewood - “Forty”


Yoko Ono – Feeling the Space

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Desolation Row 25 Favorite Platters of 2017

My apologies for the delay in getting this list up. 2017 was a year of great releases and I was listening to records right up until the last minute considering and reconsidering the albums on this list. This could have easily been four times as long (and at one point it was!). This wasn't a year of incomparable masterpieces seemingly released weekly like 2016 was. Instead it was a year of incredibly rich and wonderful records that maybe announced themselves a bit more quietly than those of last year, but were incredibly beautiful and noisy and funny and heartbreaking and catchy and weird. There were many more albums that could have been on this list, but here's where I landed on Christmas afternoon. ~ kc


Desolation Row 25 Favorite Platters of 2017

1. Perfume Genius – No Shape
2. Sza – Ctrl
3. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
4. Big Thief – Capacity
5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
6. Joey Badass – All-Amerikkkan Badass
7. EMA – Exile in the Outer Ring
8. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
9. Aye Nako – Silver Haze
10. Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Things
11. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
12. Woods – Love Is Love
13. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
14. Vic Mensa – The Autobiography
15. Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage
16. Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
17. Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie – s/t
18. Tony Allen – The Source
19. Slowdive – s/t
20. The National – Sleep Well Beast
21. Alison Crutchfield – Tourist in This Town
22. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
23. Tyler the Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy
24. Jay Som – Everybody Works
25. Mount Eerie – Crow Looked at Me

Archival Releases

1. Bob Dylan – Trouble No More
2. Grateful Dead – Get Shown the Light
3. Husker Du – Savage Young Du
4. Chris Bell – The Complete Chris Bell
5. Neil Young – Hitchhiker


ps. We've been remiss at The Row in posting new arrivals here at the shop. Time constraints have prevented my doing that and I don't see that changing in the foreseeable future. However, starting in January we'll inaugurate a Ten Spins feature listing ten favorite records that we've been spinning and can't get enough of! Stay tuned!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

September Vinyl!

Some recent new vinyl in stock:

The National - Sleep Well Beast

Radiohead - OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead - Kid A

Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead - Amnesiac

Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy

Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder

EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - S/T

Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations

Iron & Wine - Beast Epic

Iron & Wine - Creek Drank the Cradle

Randy Newman - Dark Matter

Nororious BIG - Ready to Die

Oh Sees - Orc

David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack

Thee Oh Sees - Singles 1 & 2

TLC - S/T

War on Drugs - Deeper Understanding

Hank Williams - Alone & Forsaken

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Vinyl Today!!

New vinyl in today:

Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Tim Buckley - Goodbye Hello

Electric Prunes - S/T

Helmet - Meantime

JJ Doom - Bookhead

La's - S/T

Monkees - Summer of Love

Yoko Ono - Approximately Infinite Universe

Yoko Ono - Feeling the Space

Yoko Ono - Fly

Robert Pollard - Not in My Airforce

Savoy Motel - S/T

Omar Souleyman - To Syria with Love

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis

Sun Seeker - Biddenford

Television - Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco 6/29/79

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Vinyl!!

 Some great new vinyl has just hit the bins:


Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Perfume Genius - No Shape

Perfume Genius - Too Bright

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister - Planetarium

Helium - The Dirt of Luck

Helium - The Magic City + No Guitars

Helium - Ends With And

Julian Baker - Sprained Ankle

Slim Forsythe - This Is Slim Forsythe

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Bardo Pond & Yo La Tengo - Parallelogram

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Beach Boys - Smile Sessions

Beach House - B-Sides and Rarities

Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2LP)

Beau Brunnels - Triangle

Beyonce - S/T

Big Thief - Capacity

Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost

Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lakes

Amber Coffman - City of No Reply

Colter Wall - S/T

Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It..

Cure - Greatest Hits Acoustic

Daft Punk - Daft Club

Daft Punk - Discovery

Daft Punk - Human After All

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Echo & The Bunnymen - It's All Live Now

James Elington - Wintres Woma

Grateful Dead - Smiling on a Cloudy Day

V/A - Hammer Horror Classic Themes

Jason Isbell - Nashville Sound

J Dilla - Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection

J Dilla - Motor City

Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader

LCD Soundsystem - S/T

Look Blue Go Purple - S/T

Love - S/T 50th Anniversary Edition

Melody's Echo - S/T

Monks - Hamburg Recordings

Moondog - S/T

Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer

Peter Perrett - How the West Was Won

Prince - Purple Rain

Max Richter - Infra

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne - Home Counties

Slowdive - Souvlaki

Spoon - Girls Can Tell

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow Forever

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

They Might Be Giants - Flood

Thundercat - Apocalypse

Thundercat - Golden Age of Apocalypse

Jeff Tweedy - Together At Last

Waxahatchee - American Weekend

Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm

Friday, June 16, 2017

June Vinyl!

Great new vinyl in the shop for June:

Big Star - Best of Big Star

Big Thief - Capacity

Big Thief - Masterpiece

 Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau

Can - Singles

Alex Chilton - Take Me Home and Make Me Like It

Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness

Alice Coltrane - The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

John Coltrane - Trane

Daft Punk - Homework

Steve Earle - So You Wanna Be an Outlaw

Feist - Metals

Feist - Reminder

Flaming Lips - Onboard the International Space Station

Flet Foxes - Crack-Up

Serge Gainsbourg - Best of

France Gall - Best of

Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man

Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Jason Isbell - Nashville Sound

LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Kevin Morby - City Music

Nico - Marble Index

Raekwon - The Wild

Ride - Weather Diaries

V/A - Singles OST

Soundgarden - Superunknown

They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18

Weezer - Pinkerton

Weezer - Blue

Wooden Wand - Clipper ship

V/A - Wu Trax on Wax

Zack Keim - First Step

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different

Betty Davis - S/T

Blaze Foley - Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings

Al Green - Greatest Hits

Etta James - Rocks the House

Joy Division - In the Studio with Martin Hannett

Joy Division - Let the Movie Begin

Nirvana - Live at the Pier 48, Seattle 1993

William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?

Some Kind of Animal - S/T

Spacemen 3 - Perfect Prescription

T. Rex - Catch a Bright Star

T. Rex - In America

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Crown of Dark Swansdown

Tom Waits - Live at the Bottom Line 1976

Alice in Chains - Dirt

Big Star - Complete Third, Vol. 3

Bleachers - Gone Now

Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Robyn Hitchcock - S/T

Jlin - Black Origami

Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas

Iggy Pop - TV Eye Live

Raincoats - S/T

Sia - Some People Have Real Problems

Slowdive - S/T

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

Soundgarden - Screaming Life / Fopp

Soundgarden - Louder Than Love

Swans - Great Annihilator

Mario Van Peebles - Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Vinyl Today!!

New vinyl in today:

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam   

Albert Ayler - Prophecy

Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Velvet O.S.T.

Bonnie Prince Billy - Best Troubador

Nick Cave - Lovely Creatures

Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love!

Cluster - Konzerte 1972/77

Dead Moon - What a Way to See the Old Girl Go

Dennis the Fox - Mother Trucker

Girlpool - Powerplant

Gun Club - In My Room

Jesus & Mary Chain - Damage & Joy

Charles Mingus - Newport Rebels

V/A - Mono No Aware

Mountain Goats - Goths

V/A - Phil Spector Story 1958-62

Max Roach - We Insist

Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me

V/A - Singles O.S.T.

Sun Ra - Singles, Vol. 1

Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach

Kurt Vile - Square Shells

Wavves - You're Welcome

Woods - Love Is Love

Wreckless Eric - S/T