New Music CDs for Adults
Hundreds of CDs are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Music CDs for adults.
Everything but the Girl return in 2023 after a 24-year hiatus. Written and produced by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn over the spring-summer of 2021, this is a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered the mid-'90s. Thorn's affecting and richly textured voice is once again up front in Watt's glimmering landscape of sub-bass, sharp beats, half-lit synths and empty space, and as before, the result is the sound of a band comfortable with being both sonically contemporary, yet agelessly themselves.
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THE RECORD (CD)
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I DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT LOVE: THE SONGS OF HARLEN HOWARD (CD)
Amongst the nearly 150 albums that Willie Nelson has released, he has several amazing full-album tributes to songwriters from Kris Kristofferson and George Gershwin to Ray Price and Cindy Walker. Adding to that list is a new studio album dedicated to songwriting legend Harlen Howard who has scores of country hits including a number that crossed over to pop and even R&B charts. A member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, Howard wrote hits for Ray Charles ("Busted"), Buck Owens ("I've Got a Tiger by The Tail"), Conway Twitty (the title track), Bobby...
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ONE DAY (CD)
One of the most energizing and intricate albums of their entire career, a massive-sounding record that arrives in deceptively small confines. The Canadian hardcore legends have been known for their epic scale in the past, from towering concept albums to 12-hour performances, so it might be a surprise that their sixth studio album is their shortest to date, written and recorded in the confines of one literal day (hence the title). Don't mistake size for substance, though. The band's sound has only gotten bigger, more hard charging, with even denser thickets of melody.
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COOKIN' WITH JAWS AND THE QUEEN: THE LEGENDARY PRESTIGE COOKBOOK ALBUM (CD)
Released to celebrate tenor jazz saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis' centennial, it showcases the influential soul-jazz partnership of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and organist Shirley Scott.
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DESIRE, I WANT TO TURN INTO YOU (CD)
Polachek's first album release since her 2019 experimental pop masterpiece PANG which cemented her as a generational talent.
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YASMINA, A BLACK WOMAN (CD)
Of all the African American jazz musicians who arrived in Paris at the end of the '60s Saxophonist Archie Shepp was arguably the most influential. Still resident in the French capital to this day, he became an integral part of the European scene and struck fruitful working relationships with the likes of German pianist Joachim Kuhn. Shepp also recorded important albums for BYG, and this release is one of the most compelling from both an intellectual and musical point of view.
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SO MUCH (FOR) STARDUST (CD)
Nearly twenty years after the release of their debut album, Fall Out Boy keep things going with their eighth studio release. This is also the band's first new release in more than five years.
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QUIET CITY (CD)
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EARS OF THE PEOPLE (CD)
Ears of the People is a collection of sublime contemporary recordings of the ekonting, a three-stringed gourd lute played by Jola people in Gambia and the Casamance region of Senegal. The nine tradition bearers featured on the album share stories of love, heartache, conflict, spirituality, and all that are unique and beautiful in Jola culture over the rolling lilt of the instrument. An important forebear of the American banjo, the ekonting drives lively dancing and brings these stories to life. These songs, rarely heard outside Senegambia, are a living tapestry of the Jola people and a unique interweaving of human...
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