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Reckless Records 2018 Best of Lists

Jim Magas
FAVORITE RELEASES of 2018

DJ Fett Burger & Stiletti Ana – 358 Men 2LP (Freakout Cult)
Hogg – Self-Extinguishing Emission LP (Scrapes)
Ectomorph – Stalker 2LP (Interdimensional Transmissions)
DJ Nigga Fox – Cranio LP (Warp)
DJ Lilocox – Paz & Amour LP (Principe)
Niagara – Apologia LP (Principe)
Donato Dozzy – Filo Loves the Acid 2LP (Tresor)
Shinichi Atobe – Heat 2LP (DDS)
Joan of Arc – 1984 LP (Joyful Noise)
ADULT. – This Behavior LP (Dais)
HIDE – Castration Anxiety LP (Dais)
Mutant Beat Dance LP boxed set (Rush Hour)
Mark Morgan – Department of Heraldry LP (Open Mouth)
EP-4 – Lingua Franca LP (WRWTFWW)
Mukqs – 起き上がりcassette (Doom Trip)
Sarah Davachi – Gave In Rest LP (Ba Da Bing)
Demdike Stare – Passion 2LP (Modern Love)
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt – Brace Up! (Palilalila)
Teeth Agency – Outhouse Book/USB credit card (Teeth Agency)
Teeth Agency – Lizards Garden Book/USB credit card (Teeth Agency)
Jeff Mills – Waveform Transmissions 2LP (Tresor) reissue
Brett Naucke – The Mansion LP (Spectrum Spools)
Beau Wanzer – Beau Wanzer 12” (L.I.E.S.)
Steve Hauschildt – Dissolvi LP (Ghostly)

Philip Cerza
What A Time To Be Alive – Superchunk
All Nerve – The Breeders
Be The Cowboy – Mitski
Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar
Bought To Rot – Laura Jane Grace
Devotion – Tirzah
Dirty Computer – Janelle Monae
Double Negative – Low
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Hell-On – Neko Case
Historian – Lucy Dacus
Hive Mind – The Internet
Honey – Robyn
Lush – Snail Mail
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love – Deafheaven
Parts – Ohmme
Sweetener/ “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
Swimming – Mac Miller
There’s A Riot Going On – Yo La Tengo
Transangelic Exodus – Ezra Furman
You’re Not Alone – Andrew W.K.

Luke Dahlgren
Shared Album of the Year:
– Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings (International Anthem)
– Parquet Courts – Wide Awaaaaake! (Rough Trade)

Best of the Rest:

ROCK + POP
Beak> – >>> (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan)
The Internet – Hive Mind (Columbia)
Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples (Guru Guru Brain)
Mourn – Sorpresa Familia (Captured Tracks)
Sandro Perri – In Another Life (Constellation)
serpentwithfeet – soil (Secretly Canadian)
Shopping – The Official Body (FatCat)
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited (4AD)
v/a – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop from Europe 1980-1991 (Music From Memory)
v/a – Venezuela 70, Vol II: Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth (Soul Jazz)
[reissue] Gene Clark – Gene Clark Sings For You (Omnivore)
[reissue] The Dylan II – Kinou no Omoide ni Wakare o Tsugerundamono (Pony Canyon)
[reissue] Happy End – Happy End & Kazemachi Roman (Pony Canyon)
[reissue] High Rise – II (Black Editions)
[reissue] Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – No. 2, Ame Debout, & Paix
(Anthology)

JAZZ
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – An Angel Fell (Strut)
Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem)
Mako Sica & Hamid Drake – Ronda (Feeding Tube)
Javier Santiago – Phoenix (RopeADope)
Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
v/a – Soul of a Nation, Vol II: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher (Soul Jazz)
[reissue] The Art Ensemble of Chicago – Les Stances a Sophie (Soul Jazz)
[reissue] John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once (Impulse!)
Joseph Shabason – _Anne_ (Western Vinyl)

DANCE
A.A.L (Against All Logic) – 2012-2017 (Other People)
Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha (Mute)
DJ Sotofett & Vera Dvale – Detour Dub / To Want You 12” (Wania)
Essaie Pas – New Path (DFA)
Jon Hopkins – Singularity (Domino)
Niagara – Apologia (Principe) Person of Interest – In Vitro 12” (L.I.E.S.)
Wareika – Water, Sky, Sun, Wood (Mule Musiq)
v/a – Welcome to Paradise, Vol. III: Italian Dream House 90-94 (Safe Trip)
[reissue] ESG – Come Away With ESG (Fire)

HIP-HOP
Black Milk – Fever (Mass Appeal)
Roc Marciano – Behold a Dark Horse (Fat Beats) <<< minus the homophobia
Saba – Care For Me (Saba Pivot)
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs (Columbia)

METAL
The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
Green Druid – Ashen Blood (Earache)
Sleep – The Sciences (Third Man)
Thou – Magus (Sacred Bones)
YOB – Our Raw Heart (Relapse)

EXPERIMENTAL, etc.
Andrew Bernstein – An Exploded View of Time (Hausu Mountain)
Egyptology – Sur les autres mondes (Hands In The Dark)
Laurel Halo – Raw Silk Uncut Wood (Latency)
Jon Hassell – Listening to Pictures: Pentimento Vol. I (Ndeya)
Sarah Louise – Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey)
Saloli – The Deep End (Kranky)
Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love (Warp)
v/a – Switched-On Eugene (Numero)
[reissue] Heldon – Heldon.6. Interface & Stand By (SouffleContinu)
[reissue] Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – The Music and Poetry of the Kesh (RVNG Int’l)
[reissue] Michele Mercure – Beside Herself (RVNG Int’l)
[reissue] This Heat – Made Available, Repeat / Metal, & Live 80-81 (Modern Classics)

Zack Caputo
Top 10 Of 2018:

1: You Won’t Get What You Want by Daughters [post-punk/noise rock]
In a comeback to go down in history, Daughters returned from an 8 year slumber to release this monster of a record. These 10 songs are air-tight, consisting of beautiful & arresting lyrical imagery paired perfectly with some of the most alarming & straight up terrifying songwriting I’ve ever heard. Add some fantastic production and brilliant pacing and it all adds up to an unbelievably brutal record about losing your sense of self to the anxiety of our modern times. This isn’t just one of the best albums of the year, but this is easily one of the best noise rock albums of all time.

2: Year Of The Snitch by Death Grips [experimental hip-hop]
When I first heard Death Grips in 2012, they confused me and I (eventually) loved it. Now, in 2018, they continue to leave me scratching my head wondering how they still can make music this boundary pushing and yet stay so good. Despite throwing as many genres at the wall as they can over 13 tracks, almost every single experiment pans out beautifully, creating the most dense but rewarding record they’ve ever released. It might not be the easiest entry point in their prolific portfolio, but it’s a sign that Death Grips is still broadcasting from light years ahead of us all.

3: Veteran – JPEGMAFIA [experimental hip-hop]
JPEGMAFIA dropped Veteran at the beginning of the year and almost made me finish this list right then and there. It’s a head-spinning mix of beautifully left-field sample choices, an endless barrage of satirical yet powerful bars, and some of the most intense performances & flows of the year. Top to bottom, it’s an amazing stroke of twisted genius that shouldn’t be missed.

4: Bad Witch by Nine Inch Nails [industrial/experimental rock]
While the previous two EPs Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross have put out in this trilogy were great, they did carry a melancholy feeling of nostalgia. Bad Witch, however, see the duo fearlessly pushing forward in a way that was sorely missed. While only 6 songs, the truncated format plays in their favor, stripping any filler for a straight and impactful shot of jazz-by-way-of-Blackstar-tinged industrial rock. It’s a beautiful oddity in the NIN discography and one of the best albums they’ve ever done.

5: Scholarz Mate by Chessmastaz [hip-hop]
At only 27 minutes, Scholarz Mate is a jaw-dropping exercise in the power of straight, no chaser hip-hop. Chessmastaz forgo any and all excess, throwing the listener straight through the ringer with 12 songs of non-stop flows where almost every single line is a quotable. Add their mystifying production and you have a powerful example of pure hip-hop. While there will always be a place for grandiose musical statements, this album cuts out all the extraneous outside stimuli and does what most artists can’t: speak straight to your soul.

6: I’ll Tell You What! by RP Boo [footwork]
RP Boo has always captivated me with how minimal their production is and I’ll Tell You What! is no different, its 12 tracks acting as a lesson in minimalist perfection. But it’s not all just that classic RP Boo sound, with many songs featuring surprisingly lush synth-tones & even some incredibly beautiful melodies. But don’t worry, because no matter the melody, every single moment of this record is backed by absolutely devastating grooves. Over two decades into his career, RP Boo still is putting out forward thinking music, truly earning as his status as a Chicago legend.

7: You’re Not Alone by Andrew W.K. [PARTY]
The prodigal son of party finally returns with a beautiful, kaleidoscopic creation. Embedded with all of the little facets of Andrew W.K. that make him the one-of-a-kind figure he is, You’re Not Alone splits its runtime between upbeat powerhouses, heartfelt ballads, zippo-worthy slow jams, & insightful but idiosyncratic spoken word interludes. The party god has never sounded so honest and truthful before, stripping the violent or cryptic lyrics of previous releases for introspective & uplifting mantras, which results in his most consistent and powerful record. The party never dies, and with Andrew W.K., it just keeps getting better and better.

8: OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES by SOPHIE [dance/experimental]
OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES shows SOPHIE stripping back her viciously guarded anonymity for an album that’s as important lyrically as it is musically, combining incredibly stank-face-inducing dance production & beautiful ambient sound design with heartfelt but cryptic lyricism about gender politics in our current, terrifying climate. In a time where governments, corporations, & entire cultures are actively working towards stripping away the rights the LGBTQ+ community has spent centuries fighting for, SOPHIE translates not only the terror of that looming threat, but the beauty of the community & love shared in the face of it.

9: Collapse EP by Aphex Twin [braindance]
Aphex Twin is a bonafide legend for a reason. The albums he released 20 years ago still sound as if they were made today & his output since his triumphant comeback Syro in 2014 may have eased up on the frantic production, but is no less detailed & virtuosic. But, then he releases the Collapse EP. In the mere 4 songs (5 if you use the download card in your LP!), you can hear the calm, measured approach of Syro melt away almost immediately. Showcasing a sound that harkens back to a more intense, impenetrable Aphex Twin without sounding nostalgic or redundant, Collapse EP is yet another brilliant addition to the insanely large RDJ discography with a sound all its own.

10: soil by serpentwithfeet [experimental gospel-pop]
Anyone with a Bjork cosign is worth paying attention to, of course, but serpentwithfeet stands out for their haunting blend of experimental pop and gospel elements. The 11 track soil is almost uncomfortably intimate, with absolutely gorgeous vocal performances over spacious production, all held together by gospel inspired melodies that give the 40 minutes you spend with this record a pathway straight to your heart. It’s topped off with top notch lyricism, depicting relationships ending with a unique, sometimes unnerving honesty & the struggle of trying to stay spiritual in a world filled with so much hate. It’s an arresting, beautiful listen best experienced in the dark, just you and Josiah.

Honorable Mentions:
The Sciences by Sleep [stoner metal]
Daytona by Pusha A [rap]
Platinum Flame by Lil B [rap]
3rd Ward Bounce by Big Freedia [bounce]
Streams Of Thought Vol. 1 by Black Thought [hip-hop]
Panic Blooms by Black Moth Super Rainbow [psych-hop]
Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt [rap]

Matt Jencik
Asylum Party Borderline LP reissue
Daniel Avery Song For Alpha
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore Ghost Forests
The Beatles Esher Demos
Casino Versus Japan Suicide By Sun
Oliver Coates Shelley’s on Zenn​-​La
John Coltrane Both Directions at Once
Cosmic Invention Help Your Satori Mind LP reissue
Dedekind Cut Tahoe
Disco Inferno D.I. Go Pop LP reissue
Drudkh They Often See Dreams About the Spring
Bob Dylan More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14
GAS Rausch
Facs Negative Houses
Steve Hauschildt Dissolvi
Index Originals Vol. 1 1967-1968
Jóhann Jóhannsson Mandy soundtrack
Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
Low Double Negative
Mako Sica & Hamid Drake Ronda
Mayerling Roche
C. Memi Heavenly Peace 12” reissue
Michele Mercure Beside Herself
Nocturnal Projections Complete Studio Recordings
Nocturnal Projections Inmates in Images
Papa M Broke Moon Rises
Paysage d’Hiver Die Festung LP reissue
Primitive Knot Decanting the Dream-Gore
Mark Renner Few Traces
Happy Rhodes Ectotrophia
Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes LP reissues
Saloli The Deep End
Sleep The Sciences
Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay Plight & Premonition/ Flux &     
Mutability
reissue
This Heat LP reissues
Tribulation Down Below
Thom Yorke Suspiria soundtrack
Neil Young Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live
Neil Young Songs For Judy
V/A A Totally New Sound
V/A Midday Moon: Ambient & Experimental Music From Australia & New
Zealand 1980-1995

V/A Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
V/A Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe: 1980-1991

Shows
Def Leppard @ Wrigley Field
Dødheimsgard/ Bölzer @ Reggie’s
Enslaved @ Metro
GAS @ Art Institute of Chicago
Hot Snakes @ Thalia Hall
Kikagaku Moyo @ Thalia Hall
Kranky 25 @ Rockefeller Chapel
Matchess @ International Museum of Surgical Science
Mdou Moctar @ Reckless Records
Minibeast/Insect Factory @ The Hideout
Janelle Monae @ Chicago Theater
My Bloody Valentine @ The Riviera
Public Image Limited @ Thalia Hall
Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Spellcaster Lodge
Radiohead @ United Center
Simple Minds @ Chicago Theater
Sleep/Dylan Carlson & Riviera
Southern Lord 20th @ Echoplex
Midori Takada @Art Institute of Chicago
This Is Not This Heat @Pitchfork
Träd, Gräs och Stenar/Endless Boogie @ Hideout
Thom Yorke/Olive Coates @ Chicago Theater
Neil Young @ Auditorium Theater

Jacob Kart
Carl Stone – Electronic Music From the 80’s and 90’s
Ryley Walker – Deafman Glance
Autechre – NTS Sessions
John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
Lala Lala – The Lamb
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP
Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day
Eiko Ishibashi – The Dream My Bones Dream
Ben Lamar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Hide The Sun

Ben Hegy
Mark Renner- few traces [rvng intl.]
DRINKS- hippo lite [drag city]
Various Artists- uneven paths: deviant pop from europe 1980-1991
[music from memory]
Gas- rausch [kompakt]
Joan Of Arc- 1984 [joyful noise]
Pusha T- daytona [good music]
Blood Orange- black swan [domino]
Makaya McCraven- universal beings [international anthem]
Neneh Cherry- broken politics [smalltown supersound]
Eiko Ishibashi- dream my bones dream [drag city]
Princess Nokia- girl cried red [rough trade]
Shit and Shine- bad vibes [rocket recordings]
Rezzett- rezzett LP [trilogy tapes]
Aqueduct Ensemble- improvisations on an apricot [last resort]
Chris Carter- cccl volume 1 [mute]
Khruangbin- con todo el mundo [night time stories LTD.]
Laura Cannel- reckonings [brawl records]
Mutant Beat Dance- s/t [rush hour music]
Yves Tumor- safe in the hands of love [warp]
Che-Shizu- a journey [black editions]
Colored Music- s/t [wrwtfww]
EP-4- lingua franca-1 [wrwtfww]
Mkwaju Ensemble- mkwaju & ki-motion [wrwtfww]

Beth Klacko
•David Byrne & Various Artists – True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack
•Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume 1
•Sign Libra – Closer To The Equator
•Jon Hassell – Listening To Pictures
•Will Long – Long Trax 2
•Hiroshi Yoshimura – Pier & Loft (Reissue)
•Laraaji – Vision Songs Volume 1
•U.S. Girls – In A Poem, Unlimited
•Mary Lattimore – Hundreds Of Days
•Various Artist – Technicolor Paradise, Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group)
•MKWAJU Ensemble – KI-Motion (Reissue)
•Steve Hauschildt – Dissolvi
•Various Artists – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop from Europe 1980-1991 (Music From Memory)
•Ben Pirani – How Do I Talk To My Brother?
•Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On
•Various Artists – Switched On Eugene (Numero Group)
•Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
•Shinichi Atobe – Heat
•EP-4 – Lingua Franca 1 (Reissue)
•Joan Of Arc – 1984

Dave Hofer
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded (XL)
Knelt Rote – Alterity (Nuclear War Now!)
Paul White – Rejuvenate (R&S)
Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms (20 Buck Spin)
Outer Heaven – Realms of Eternal Decay (Relapse)
Turnstile – Time & Space (RoadRunner)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs (Sub Pop)
Sissy Spacek – Ways Of Confusion (Nuclear War Now!)
Closet Witch – Closet Witch (Halo of Flies Records, Sassbologna, Jems, Circus of the Macabre, Don’t Care Records or React With Protest Records, depending on where you live)
The Dirty Nil – Master Volume (Dine Alone)
Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan is Drawn (Peaceville)
Homeboy Sandman & Edan- Humble Pi (Stones Throw)

Sean Rowader
1. Gigantic – Danky Muniz (Party Grunge / Punk) [Cassette on Push and Pull Records]
-This copyright infringement concept record tears up the roof of the house like Captain Crunch tears up the roof of the mouth. This was technically released at the end of 2017, but I didn’t have the pleasure of blasting it ‘til summer. Danky Muniz is full of lightning fast hooks, guttural scripture and party vibes. I highly recommend watching their one-take music video, “Skankenstein”, produced by Locke and Stache. Easily my number one!
2. IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance (Post Punk / Noise Rock) [LP on Partisan Records]
-The second LP from Bristol’s IDLES doubles down on raw post-punk grooves and tireless, melodic chants from lead singer, Joe Talbot. My favorite song is “Danny Nedelko.”
3. Death Grips – Year of the Snitch (Hip Hop / Experimental) [LP on Third Worlds / Harvest]
-A morphing, genre-contorting and hypnotic release from the greatest band of the digital era. Death Grips’ 6th studio album warrants multiple listens to pull apart the layers. . . kinda like the layers of an onion. Track 9, “Dilemma”, features the co-director of Shrek. Track 3, “Black Paint”, was named song of the summer by Rolling Stone. Some collaborators include DJ Swamp, Lucas Abela and Justin Chancellor. Should I keep going?
4. Moon Honey – Mixed Media on Woman (Peyote Dipped Cotton Candy / Art Rock) [Digital Self Release]
-Moon Honey’s long awaited second album challenges the sexualization of the female form in media, while also discussing the existential differences between meaning and value. Amidst the acrobatic vocals of Jess Joy and the fluttering guitar work of Andrew Martin, Mixed Media on Woman is intoxicating and refreshing. My favorite song is “White Satin.”
5. Tsuzing – 東方不敗 東方不敗 (Techno / EBM) [LP on L.I.E.S.]
-Tzusing released his first effort on the L.I.E.S. label in 2017, however the vinyl didn’t hit the shelves at Reckless until this past year. Tsuzing splashes industrial darkness across meditative
beats with a razor-sharp precision. My favorite song is “Post-Soviet Models.”
6. Various Artists – The Rick and Morty Soundtrack (Stage & Screen / Compilation) [2xLP on Sub Pop]
-The delicate pacing of this compilation creates a triad of laughing, facepalming and crying. If you’re not familiar with the show, know that the writers don’t mind regularly ripping your heart out, and the soundtrack is the scalpel. Features songs from Blonde Redhead, clipping, Mazzy Star, Chaos Chaos and more.
7. Yves Tumor – Safe in the Hands of Love (Abstract / Indie Pop) [2xLP on Warp Records] -This album confronts natural disorientations of existence, such as the paradox of love and torture. Tumor’s lyrics feel honest and forthcoming, while the experimental instrumentation jars you into a state of vulnerability. My favorite song is “Let the Lioness in You Flow Freely.”
8. Moon Hooch – Light It Up EP (Cave Music / Jazz Fusion) [3×7 inch EP on Hornblow Recordings]
-This band’s riotous live performances eventually got themselves banned from the Bedford Avenue subway stop in NYC. NYPD officers frantically stopped subway travellers from dancing on the edge of the platform. Since those humble beginnings in the early 2010’s, Moon Hooch evolves with the Light It Up EP, adding dynamic range and challenging scales to their dance-centered hivemind. “Growing Up” is a slammer.
9. Jack White – Boarding House Reach (Avant Garde / Blues Adjacent) [LP on Third Man]
-The third man himself put out his most bizarre release yet, Boarding House Reach. White uses uncharacteristic recording tactics such as digital instrumentation, masking his voice with a vocoder (“Get in the Mindshaft”), and tracking in quiet hotel rooms while on the road. Highly recommended to those who enjoy the strange and weird. My favorite song is “Everything You’ve Ever Learned.”
10. DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely (Dance Punk / Post Punk) [LP on I Oh You]
-Bloody Lovely is the pinnacle of perfect skateboard video game music. That is all.

Jack Curtin
UNWOUND – LEAVES TURN INSIDE YOU (reissue)
SLOW MASS – ON WATCH
ORCHID MANTIS – YELLOW HOUSE
ALEX CAMERON – FORCED WITNESS
BLITHE FIELD – DAYS DRIFT BY
FISHMANS – NIGHT CRUISING 2018
SUN KIL MOON – GHOSTS OF THE GREAT HIGHWAY (reissue)
NOT FOR YOU – DROWN
MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – UNIVERSAL BEINGS
MONOBODY – RAY TRACING

Dillon Guelich
BON VOYAGE – MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER
SUNWATCHERS II – SUNWATCHERS (CHECK THIS OUT!!!!)
DAYTONA – PUSHA T
MARAUDER – INTERPOL
PREDATOR/PREY – GRUN WASSER
UNIVERSAL BEINGS – MAKAYA MCCRAVEN
DIRTY COMPUTER – JANELLE MONAE
CURRENTS, CONSTELLATIONS – NELS CLINE 4
LITTLE DARK AGE – MGMT

Jake Lingan
ADT- “Insecurities” (Hausu Mountain)
Acid Mothers Temple- “The Night He Fell To Us” (Eye Vybe)
Angelwings Marmalade- “Sole Window” (Eye Vybe)
Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma- “Limpid As The Solitudes” (Shelter Press)
Autechre- “NTS Sessions 1-4” (Warp)
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore- “Ghost Forests” (Three Lobed)
G.B. Beckers- “Walkman” reissue (Music From Memory)
Andrew Bernstein- “An Exploded View Of Time” (Hausu Mountain)
Kate Bush reissues (Parlophone)
Blood Orange- “Negro Swan” (Domino)
Dean Blunt- “Soul On Fire” (self-released)
Bucket Brigade- “Bucket Brigade” (No Index)
Celestino- “How To Cut A Thought” (Love All Day)
Cheer Accident- “Fades” (Skin Graft)
Class War- “Take A Trip With…” (self-released)
Colored Music- “Colored Music” reissue (WRWTFWW)
John Coltrane- “Both Directions At Once” (Impulse!)
Crazy Bread- “Vocoder Divorce” (Astral Spirits)
Creation Rebel- “Dub From Creation” reissue (On-U Sound)
Brian Eno Ambient reissues (Virgin)
Equip- “Synthetic Core 88” (Yetee)
Felt- “Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty”/ “Splendour of Fear” reissues (Cherry Red)
Foodman- “Aru Otoko No Densetsu” (Sun Ark)/ “Moriyama” (Palto Flats)
Gas- “Rausch” (Kompakt)
Ben Lamar Gay- “Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun” (International Anthem)
Gerrit Hatcher- “Parables For The Tenor” (Astral Spirits)
Steve Hauschildt- “Dissolvi” (Ghostly International)
TIm Hecker- “Konoyo” (Kranky)
Haruomi Hosono- “Philharmony”/ “Omni Sight Seeing” reissues (Light In The Attic)
Junegrass- “Electric Grass” (Eye Vybe)
Quin Kirchner- “The Other Side Of Time” (Astral Spirits)
Lambchop- “What Another Man Spills” reissue (Merge)
Geoffrey Landers- “1 X 1” (Music From Memory)
Laraaji- “Vision Songs Vol. 1” (Numero)
Larmschutz- “Divine Descent” (No Index)
Laurel Halo “Raw Silk Uncut Wood” (Latency)
Mary Jane Leach- “(F)lute Songs” (Modern Love)
Louise Bock- “Repetitives In Illocality” (Feeding Tube)
Mako Sica & Hamid Drake- “Ronda” (Astral Spirits/ Feeding Tube)
John Maus- “Addendum” (Ribbon Music)
Charles Mingus- “Jazz In Detroit/ Strata Concert Gallery/ 46 Selden” (180 Proof)
Mkwaju Ensemble- “Mkwaju”/ “Ki-Motion” reissues (WRWTFWW)
Frank Ocean- “Endless” (Boys Don’t Cry)
Ohmme- “Parts” (Joyful Noise)
Jim O’Rourke- “Sleep Like It’s Winter” (Newhere)
Brett Naucke- “The Mansion” (Spectrum Spools)
Molly Nilsson- “Twenty Twenty” (Night School)
Playboi Carti- “Die Lit” (Interscope)
Platformer// 204863 split (Static Switch)
Potions- “Ositano” (Hausu Mountain)
Quicksails- “The Bright” (Hausu Mountain)
Happy Rhodes- “Ectotrophia” (Numero)
Warren Sampson- “Traveller” reissue (Love All Day)
Shit And Shine- “Bad Vibes” (Rocket)
Sip- “Live On Planet Catieo” (Eye Vybe)
Carl Stone- “Electronic Music From The Eighties & Nineties” (Unseen Worlds)
William Surran- “William Surran” (Love All Day)
Kuniyuki Takahashi- “Early Tape Works 1986-1993 Vol. 1 & 2” (Music From Memory)
This Heat- “Live 80/81”, “Made Available” & “Repeat/ Metal” reissues (Modern Classics)
Throbbing Gristle- “Mission of Dead Souls”/ “Journey Through A Body” reissues (Mute)
Massimo Toniutti- “Il Museo Selvatico” reissue (Black Truffle)
20 Guilders- “Il Grande Silenzia” (Eye Vybe)
Twila Bent- “Lwas” (No Index)
Vibrating Skull Trio// Packard/Hoogland- “Seed Blunt/ AC DC” (Gilded)
Ryley Walker- “Deafman Glance” (Dead Oceans)
Beau Wanzer- “Beau Wanzer” (L.I.E.S)
Reese Williams- “Moon’s Bright Path” (Love All Day)
Akiko Yano- “Tadaima” reissue (We Want Sounds)
Yo La Tengo- “There’s A Riot Going On”/ “Summer Sun” reissue (Matador)
Neil Young- “ROXY: Tonight’s The Night Live”/ “Songs For Judy” (Reprise)
Various Artists- “Switched On Eugene” (Numero)
Various Artists- “Technicolour Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights” (Numero)
Various Artists- “Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe [1980-1991]” (Music From Memory)

Best events (ever): Merzbow in a warehouse on Goose Island at 1 AM/ Sun Ra Arkestra at the Art Institute/ “Lawrence Of Arabia” on 70mm at the Music Box.
RIP Glenn Branca, Nic Roeg & Cecil Taylor

Jamie Drier
Sophia Loizou – Irregular Territories (Cosmo Rhythmatic)
Nadine Byrne – Dreaming Remembering (iDEAL RECORDINGS)
Lucrecia Dalt – Anticlines (RVNG INTL.)
Grouper – Grid Of Points (Kranky)
Angele David-Guillou – Movements Organiques (Village Green)
Christina Vantzou – No. 4 (Kranky)
Space Afrika – Somewhere Decent To Live (Sferic)
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
Teresa Winter – What The Night Is For (Death Of Rave)
Bruce Gilbert – Nihilo (Editions Mego)
Facs – Negative Houses (Trouble In Mind)
Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings (International Anthem Recording Company)
Demdike Stare – Passion (Modern Love)
Penelope Trappes – Penelope Two ( Houndstooth)
Amnesia Scanner – Another Life (PAN)

Nicolette Meyer
Favorites of 2018 in no particular order except for #1:
15. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams
14. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
13. Dead Can Dance – Dionysus
12. Ectomorph – Stalker
11. Robyn – Honey
10. Author and Punisher – Beastland
9. The Carters – Everything Is Love
8. Blood Orange – Negro Swan
7. Makayla McCraven – Universal Beings
6. DJ Koze – Knock Knock
5. Cult Leader – A Patient Man
4. Sleep – Sciences
3. Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983
2. Fielded – Drip Drip
1. Rosalia – El Mar Querer

Anthony Illarde
DAMNED Evil Spirits (Spinefarm LP)
TOM DISSEVELT & KID BALTAN Electronic Music (Fantome LP)
DR. JOHN Gris Gris (Mono Mix) (Jackpot LP)
DRAGONS A Sea For Yourself Soundtrack (Modern Harmonic LP + DVD)
ETHERS Ethers (Trouble In Mind LP)
HONEYBUS Story, Recital, For Where Have You Been (Mapache LPs)
BASIL KIRCHIN I Start Counting Soundtrack (Trunk LP)
SHA LA DAS Love In The Wind (Daptone LP)
PAUL WILLIAMS Someday Man (Ship To Shore LP)
FRANK ZAPPA Lumpy Gravy Primordial (Zappa LP)
RY COODER & MANUEL GALBAN Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch LP)

Gary Errera
2018 Top Five

5.Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch.
Nice Little EP from Trent.
4.Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance.
A for effort, C for Execution.
Cool to see a contemporary popular “punk” record I guess.
3.Robyn – Honey.
Solid Addition to her catalog.
2.The Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past.
No Future. No Sun.
Again a nice little EP but it’s almost halfway decent.
1.Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You (Reissue) –
Even though it’s a reissue this is the best release of 2018.

John Jackson
In no order
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Stargate Music. Cosmic Hip Hop instrumentals with a spiritual vibe.

Platformer/204863 – Platformer/204863 Debut split from two experimental artists from Chicago (also Reckless employees) David Cartwright and Zachary Caputo. Platformer side is full of mystical yet danceable grooves, deep sub bass, and dreamy soundscapes. 204863 side is an experimental sound collage using drones, vocal samples, field noises, and other samples.

John Hassell – Listening to Pictures Hassell’s latest album after taking a 9 year break! In typical Hassell style, this one is a blend of jazz, ambient, and electronic elements.

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – An Angel Fell This is a perfect example of where contemporary jazz is going. With a blend of spiritual elements, Afrobeat Funk, Hip Hop, and free jazz it’s hard to even classify this as any one genre.

Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings This release follows McCraven and his band to four cities Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London. All four sides represent different flavors on the drummer’s palate.

Ben Lamar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun Chicago based trumpeter releases a compilation of songs recorded over the years. Styles span from traditional to free jazz, and everything in between.

Westside Gunn – Supreme Blientel 2018 has been a good year for Westside Gunn and Griselda records. This is hardcore Hip Hop with production from the likes of Pete Rock and the Alchemist.

Krushlove & Rosewood – GXD Chicago based producer Krushlove’s collaboration with emcee Rosewood to create a Hip Hop Noir type of project.

Roc Marciano – Behold a Dark Horse Roc Marciano returns with a selection of Hip Hop tunes that evoke a blaxploitation vibe. With beats by Alchemist amongst others, and features from OG’s Busta Rhymes and Black Thought.

Czarface & MF Doom – Czarface Meets Metal Face Hardcore Hip Hop performed in a comic book style of format.

Dylan Sowle
Top 15 of 2018

15. Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo (Night Time Stores Ltd.). I’m sure this will end up on tons of year-end lists, and deservedly so. I am not good at talking about music, but this band is very good at playing music, so just go listen to it and enjoy yourself.

14. The Beths – Future Me Hates Me (Carpark). The Beths toured with Peach Kelli Pop earlier this year, which should give you an idea of what they sound like. Not as sugary sweet as PKP, but with plenty of pop hooks that will be in your head for days. This is their debut album, so we can be excited for much more in the future.

13. Fire-Toolz – Skinless X-1 (Hausu Mountain). If someone wanted me to give them just one example of the most unique, hard-working, and experimental music in Chicago, this would be it. I never know what to expect when I go to a Fire-Toolz show. Sometimes I feel like my face is being melted off, and other times I find myself lulled into a peaceful, but glitched-out dream state. This one is pretty ambient and smooth, but get yourself into a basement with Fire-Toolz some night if you want the full experience.

12. The Voidz – Virtue (RCA, Cult). A great evolution from their first album 4 years ago, Virtue goes in a million directions at once, and they all pretty much work. “Qyurryus” is THE track. Middle Eastern vocal influences, but sent into hyperdrive with auto-tune effects and lurching guitars. I still listen to this band even though my girlfriend has a crush on Julian Casablancas.

11. Shannon and the Clams – Onion (Easy Eye Sound). Shannon Shaw has never disappointed me, which is more than I can say for most things in life. Did you see these guys on Halloween at Thalia Hall? They all dressed in classic “nerd” costumes and covered Black Sabbath. So good.

10. GYMSHORTS – Knock Knock (Wallflower, Burger Records). The first LP from GYMSHORTS is finally here!! This band is so much fun! You’ll probably get to see them for like 5 bucks in some dive bar if you hurry, but they’ve been touring with Tacocat so people might wise up to how cool this band is and soon you’ll have to pay to stand in the back at the Metro or something. Just some kids who love classic rock riffs and playing ding dong ditch.

9. Liz Phair – Girly-Sound To Guyville (Matador). Technically not a new album this year, but this box set includes the essential Liz Phair album Exile In Guyville, alongside the Girly-Sound tapes which provide the foundation for her song-by-song response to the Rolling Stone’s Exile On Main Street. Liz’s album is better, by the way. Hearing these raw, early versions of songs I’ve been enjoying for years was an amazing experience, and this box set just feels so important to hold in my hands.

8. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy OST (Lakeshore Records). Oh, Mandy. It’s a beautiful, psychedelic, hilarious, terrifying movie, and Jóhannsson’s score is so crucial to the entire atmosphere of the film. Those acid-eating, Slipknot-looking, demon bikers wouldn’t be quite as spooky without the tunes to back them up.

7. Yob – Our Raw Heart (Relapse). Powerful doom metal that swallows you up like a giant wave. This album has a terrifying beauty that gives one the feeling of listening in on some unknown religious ritual. Swelling riffs and vocals that will beat you down repeatedly, and you’ll like it.

6. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams (Merge). Fucked Up is a band that continues to mystify me. How can a hardcore punk band sound like this? Can you even call this hardcore at all any more? How can they cram so many opposing styles and ideas into one record and have it sound this GOOD? I guess I don’t know and I don’t care, because this album rules.

5. Mitski – Be The Cowboy (Dead Oceans). The first time I heard Mitski was when I was watching an episode of Adventure Time where Marceline the Vampire Queen does a cover of her song “Francis Forever”. Something about the simultaneously optimistic and tragic themes of that show fit Mitski’s music perfectly. This album is painfully emotional, yet strong and stoic in a way that only she can be. We should feel lucky that this album exists.

4. Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance (Partisan Records). I was late to the game on Idles, but I am so glad I got on board when I did. Working-class punk music that I didn’t know even existed in 2018. Spotify told me that not only did I listen to this band more than any other musician this year, but that this somehow contributed to me listening to “non-mainstream artists 115% more than the average user”. That’s some real street cred, dude.

3. Surfbort – Friendship Music (Cult). These guys look like they could be the house band in a John Waters movie about some dirty, yet kind-hearted punks who like to sniff glue and ride dirtbikes. Manic punk rock with some very poppy hooks. Spin this and freak out, man!

2. Andrew W.K. – You’re Not Alone (RED MUSIC). Andrew W.K. is the single most positive, thoughtful, and empowering voice in the world today, and this album is the sum of all his hard work in partying and making people feel like there is goodness left on the planet. If you still only know him because of “Party Hard”, do yourself a favor and dig deeper. Read his advice columns from the Village Voice, watch his kids’ show Destroy Build Destroy, watch YouTube videos of him talking to Larry King about drugs. I’m gonna go listen to this album in my car and cry now.

1. Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (Matador). Originally recorded in 2011, this year found Will Toledo re-recording the entire record and releasing it on Matador. This is an album that you just have to listen to all the way through. It’s a concept record that does everything right, with emotion that feels real and consistent themes that never feel overbearing. It also references John Linnell and Ray Bradbury, so I’m sold.

P.R. Ryan
MGMT – Little Dark Age (Columbia)
George Clanton – Slide (100% Electronica)
Andrew W.K. – You’re Not Alone (Sony)
Screaming Females – All At Once (Don Giovanni)
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)
Kali Uchis – Isolation (Virgin)
Kero Kero Bonito – Time ‘n’ Place (Polyvinyl)
Superorganism – Superorganism (Domino)
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES (MSMSMSM/Future Classic)
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans)

J David Cartwright
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
RnB with fresh, sparse arrangements and direct lyrics that cut to the bone. Gives me the shivers.
Favorite track: Guilty

Mondo Lava – Ogre Heights (Hausu Mountain)
This album is an instant morale booster. Joyful, loose jams that are very reminiscent of the Donkey Kong Country OST. Favorite track: Hippodrome (9 minutes of pure bliss)

Bergsonist – i (Self-Released)
Really well executed Icy techno/ electro. Favorite track: Bomb Silicone
The name of the EP isn’t “i”, but that is the closest character I could find.

Lockbox – Free VDV Prayer (Hausu Mountain)
A lot of positivity in this one. Hyper-digital sounds that build and collapse in often funky rhythmic ways.
Favorite track: EEPROM4

Exhibitionist – Smoke Signals (Reserve Matinee)
Haunting broken-record-sounding loops that effectively lure me into a trance. Big on atmosphere and partially recorded at the Green Mill! Favorite track: The Big Stir

Amnesia Scanner – Another Life (Pan)
Few groups have encapsulated our modern dread like Amnesia Scanner. They take the glossy club sound, fracture it and make it metal. Favorite track: AS Too Wrong (incredible video!)

Dj Fett Burger & Stiletti Ana – 358 Men (Freakout Cult)
2 LPs of smooth, deep house jams that don’t feel over-thought or rushed. Dj Fett Burger will always have my attention. Favorite track: Men

Foodman – Aru Otoko No Densetsu (Sun Ark)
Abstract and playful, Foodman continues to push his sound to the far reaches of the mind with cartoonesque characters and deep synth tones.
Favorite track: Sauna

Chessmastaz – Scholarz Mate (Static Switch)
Old School hip-hop flavor with mindful lyrics and jagged beats. A Chicago duo that keep it real on all levels.
Favorite track: Get It

Woody – Relentless Kickdrum (Self-Released)
Pop music chopped to bits and re-purposed for bodily release on the dancefloor. Frantic and high-energy, how I want to dance off 2018. Favorite track: Hell

Reissues:
Wild Geese – The Wild Geese EP (was/ is)
Christoph De Babalon – If you’re into it, i’m out of it (Cross Fade Enter Tainment)

Favorite DJ mix: Ciel – Crack Mix 232

Steven Rahman
In 2018 I liked many things that I would like to share with you.

In no particular order:

– Black Thought’s continued Virtuosic dominance of the English language. –
If you are not aware of the 10 minute freestyle on Funk Flex’s radio show that started this year, you may very well have been under a rock. The never ending argument about whether or not Hip Hop has died, or whether lyricism is no longer valued might have been broken down so that it might be forever broke. After the video hit the internet, there was a whole 2 weeks of “Black Thought the GOAT” talk & I for one am here for it. Top that off with Streams of Thought Vol. 1 (produced by 9th Wonder) & Vol. 2 (produced by Salaam Remi) & The Roots front man has put together an MVP year.

– J. Cole’s guest verses. –
Cole released KOD, a very good album that continues his practice of solo albums without features., but it doesn’t quite reach the highs that Cole can reach. Something about Hip Hop requires collaboration, an almost familial community of creatives bringing the best out of their compatriots.So it’s little surprise two of Cole’s best verses this year come on the LPs of his Dreamville signees. On 6LACK’s East Atlanta Love Letter, the track “Pretty Little Fears” Cole puts on a clinic with a magnificently tender verse. He finished the year on J.I.D.’s Dicaprio 2, with Off Deez matching J.I.D. & his much quicker pace with a vibrant gratuitous braggadocio.

– The GOAT Trio & their repeated exceeding of expectations –
Noname, Saba, & Smino (& Phoelix) are the definition of a super-team. Individually talented, together they’ve put out two classic tracks. When Noname released Telefone, an incredible album which featured “Shadow Man” as a closing track I was shocked, amazed & impressed, but really the trio stepped it up to stratospheric levels with “Ace” on Room25. In addition, Saba dropped what might be my favorite single rap album of the year with Care for Me & Smino’s Noir is right up near the top with it.

– The year of radical softness & the “Alone at Last” release show at Sleeping Village –
Chicago’s poetry scene is one of my favorite things. It’s a breeding ground for great musicians & writers, & artists of all kinds. In a year where we’ve watched the world change & not always for the better, the voice of the poets is one that stands out. The singular event that I remember is this record release party with Tasha & her all femme, all-star band. I spent the next few days with the lines “Holy, holy, holy is my bed at night, alone at last with space to cry…” echoing through my days. It was an amazing, embracing show, that left me feeling gentler than I have in a while.

– Things I loved, but have fewer thoughts about –
Eve Ewing’s & Saladin Ahmed’s comics, Hanif Abdurraqib’s “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” Breakbeat Poets Volume 2: Black Girl Magic, Fatimah Asghar’s ‘If They Come For Us,” Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You,” Rafael Casal’s & Daveed Diggs’ “Blindspotting,” Big Kids Slam, Chance the Rapper’s Loosies, Anna Burch’s “Tea Soaked Letter,” Limetown’s Second Season. That’s it!

Joe Seger
Albums that came out or were reissued in 2018, in no particular order, that I enjoyed the most.

CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER “Hormone Lemonade” (Duophonic)
RAYS “You Can Get There From Here” (Trouble In Mind)
DAVID NANCE GROUP “Peaced and Slightly Pulverized” (Trouble In Mind)
MOUNTAIN MOVERS “Pink Skies” (Trouble In Mind)
CHEAP NASTIES “Cheap Nasties” (HoZac)
NEGATIVE SCANNER “Nose Picker” (Trouble In Mind)
CARBONAS “Your Moral Superiors: Singles And Rarities” (Goner)
THE BYRDS “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” *Reissue* – 50th Ann. Legacy Edition (Columbia)
STEREOLAB “Switched On” *Reissue* (Duophonic)
STEREOLAB “Aluminium Tunes” *Reissue* (Duophonic)
STEREOLAB “Refried Ectoplasm – Switched On Vol. II” (Duophonic)
KIKAGAKU MOYO “Masana Temples” (Guruguru Brain)
DUSK “Dusk” (Don Giovanni)
COSMIC INVENTION “Help Your Satori Mind” *Reissue* (Drag City)
MARKED MEN “On The Other Side” (Dirtnap)
DEAD MEADOW “The Nothing They Need” (Xemu)
MICHAEL NESMITH & THE FIRST NATIONAL BAND “Magnetic South” *Reissue* (Sundazed)
CHARLES BRADLEY “Black Velvet” (Daptone)
GENE CLARK “Sings Songs For You” (Omnivore)
DEAF WISH “Lithium Zion” (Sub Pop)
DEAD MOON “Dead Moon: The Book” (Mississippi)
SPECIAL INTEREST “Spiraling” (Raw Sugar)
HIGH ON FIRE “Electric Messiah” (Entertainment One)
FU MANCHU “Clone Of The Universe” (At The Dojo)
REDD KROSS “Hot Issue” *Reissue* (Merge)
UNWOUND “Leaves Turn Inside You” *Reissue* (Numero)
UNWOUND “New Plastic Ideas” *Reissue* (Numero)

Tom Walczyk
Basement Beehive — various (Numero Group)
Honeybus – Story (2018 Mapache Reissue)
Sam Gopal – Escalator (reissue) Lemmy pre Motörhead
Smoking Popes – Into the Agony (Asian Man Records)
Idles – Joy As An Act of Resistance (Parisian Records)
Breeders – All Nerve (4Ad records)
Ty Segall – All 4 records released this year
(Anticipation for his 5th CIA)
Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temple (GuruGuru Brain Records)
The Fall— Superior Viaduct Reissues
Spacemen 3 – Superior Viaduct Reissues

Kip McCabe
Things that were good about 2018

Alexandra Stréliski “INSCAPE”
Nils Frahm “Encores 1”
Saloli “Deep End”
Movies and TV
Cobra Kai – You Tube
The Expanse Season 3 – SyFy

Friends of Reckless

Emily Elhaj (Love Lion)
ALBUMS

The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)
Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings (International Anthem)
Drinks – Hippo Lite (Drag City)
Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – Music for Saxophone and Bass Guitar (Leaving Records)
Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited (4AD)
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
Prophet – Wanna Be Your Man (Stones Throw)
Grid City (Love Lion)
Amen Dunes – Freedom (Sacred Bones)
Grouper – Grid Of Points (Kranky)
Wand – Perfume (Drag City)
La Luz – Floating Features (Hardly Art)
Arvo Pärt – Fur Alina (Mississippi Records)
Marisa Anderson – Cloud Corner (Thrill Jockey)
Lilac – Demo (self)
Lionlimb – Tape Recorder (Bayonet)
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans)
FACS – Negative Houses (Trouble In Mind)
Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap (Atlantic)
Kali Uchis – Isolation (Virgin EMI)
Smoke Bellow – Isolation 3000 (Ehse)
Proud Father – Creations for Electric Guitar (Reserve Matinee)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage (Fat Possum)
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy OST (Lakeshore)
Wei Zhongle – The Operators (Self Sabotage)
Pablo’s Eye – Bardo For Pablo (Stroom)
Sam Evian – You, Forever (Saddle Creek)
Mouse On Mars – Dimensional People Part III (Thrill Jockey)
Sleep – The Sciences (Third Man)
Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun (Int’l Anthem)
Yo La Tengo – There’s a Riot Going On (Matador)

Mindkiller podcast by Anya Davidson

REISSUE

John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Verve)
Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes reissues (Anthology)
Lurker of Chalice – s/t (Nuclear War Now)
Belong – October Language (Spectrum Spools)
The Nightcrawlers – The Biophonic Boombox Recordings (Anthology)
Unwound – New Plastic Ideas (Numero Group)
Wire reissues (Pink Flag)
Ted Lucas – s/t (Yoga)
Massive Attack – Mezzanine (UMC / Virgin EMI)

SHOWS

White Magic, Zebulon
Julianna Barwick, Bootleg
Jeff Parker Quartet, ETA
The Breeders, The Fonda
Beyonce, Coachella
Rodrigo Amarante, Zebulon
Wand, Nuerolux
Vagabon, The Getty
Pavo Paco, Moroccan Lounge
Equip, Zebulon
Beak>, Echoplex
Mikal Cronin, Gold Diggers
La Luz, The Echo
Kranky 25, First Congregational Church of L.A.

Morgan Cuinet (Hands in the Dark)
In no particular order:
Jessica Moss – Entanglement (Constellation)
FACS – Negative Houses (Trouble in Mind)
Ice Baths – Ice Baths (Blank Editions)
Michele Mercure – Beside Herself (RVNG / Freedom to Spend)
Denis Wise – Wize Music (Finders Keepers)
Razen – The Night Receptionist (Meakusma)
Jason Kolàr – Modified Perspectives (Stroom)
Bégayer – Terrain à Mire. Une Maison Rétive. Contrainte par le Toit (Les Disques Bongoe Joe)
Carl Stone – Electronic Music From the Eighties And Nineties (Unseen Worlds)
Meyers – Struggle Artist (Shelter Press)
Christina Vantzou – No.4 (Kranky)
Sarah Hennies – Embedded Environments (Blume)
Roland Kayn – Simultan (Die Schachtel)
Norberto Lobo – Estrela (Three:Four)
Good Luck in Death – They Promised Us A Bright Future, We Were Content With An Obscure Past (Nahal Recordings)

Dave Martin (Captured Tracks)

New Records
1. Shifters – A Cunning Plan – Trouble In Mind
2. Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive – Merge
3. Low – Double Negative – Sub Pop
4. Facs – Negative Houses – Trouble In Mind
5. E – Negative Work – Thrill Jockey
6. Thalia Zedek Band – Fighting Season – Thrill Jockey
7. Lavender Flu – Mow The Glass – In The Red
8. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests – Three Lobed
9. Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits – In The Red
10. V/A Raise Your Voice Joyce – Static Shock Records
11. David Nance Group – Peaced and Slightly Pulverized – Trouble In Mind
12. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams – Merge
13. Snake & Friends – S/T – RIP Society
14. Brian Case – Plays Paradise Official – Hands In The Dark
15. Native Cats – John Sharp Toro – RIP Society
16. Constant Mongrel – Living in Excellence – Anti Fade / La Vida Es Un Mus
17. Warm Drag – S/T – In The Red
18. BB and the Blips – Shame Job – Thrilling Living Records
19. Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion – Sub Pop
20. Special Interest – Spiraling – Raw Sugar Records
21. Terry – I’m Terry – Upset The Rhythm
22. Patois Counselors – Proper Release – Ever/Never Records
23. Tommy Jay & the General – Florida Songs – Feeding Tube Records
24. Body / Head – The Switch – Matador
25. Charnel Ground – S/T – 12XU

Reissues
1. Luxurious Bags – Frayed Knots – Twisted Village
2. High Rise – II – The Black Editions
3. Cosmic Invention – Help Your Satori Mind Dbl LP – Drag City
4. Gaseneta – S/T – Full Contact / Ektro Records
5. Real Kids / Kids – Demos & Live At The Rat! LPs – Crypt
5. Carbonas – Your Moral Superiors – Goner
7. John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once – Impulse
8. Nocturnal Projections – Complete Studio Recordings & Inmates In Images – Dias Records
9. Chris Brokaw – Canaris – Omentum Records
10. V/A – Why Are We Here? – Schoolkids Records
11. Your Food – Poke It With A Stick – Drag City
12. Laughing Hyenas – Third Man / Touch And Go
13. Brown Sugar – Long Strange Drip – Loki
14. Ali Farke Toure
15. Sun Ra – Pine Street Theatre Oct. 28, 1988 – Jackpot Records
16. Simply Saucer – Cyborgs Revisited – In The Red
17. V/A – Destroy All Art Volume 2 – Rock N’ Roll Parasite Records
18. This Kind of Punishment – S/T, A Beard Of Bees – Superior Viaduct
19. Dead Moon – 2xLP + Book – Mississippi
20. Cheap Nasties – S/T – Hozac

Singles / EPs
1. Anthony – Get Over U – First Letter Press
2. Fucked Up – Raise Your Voice Joyce b/w Taken – Merge
3. Superchunk – Our Work Is Done b/w Total Eclipse – Merge
4. Bardo Pond / Major Stars – Chunklet
5. Rocket 808 – Digital Billboards b/w Mystery Train – 12XU
6. Counter Intuits – Vietnamese Lighter b/w Edge – Total Punk
7. Boss – Steel Box b/w I’m The Dog (You’re The Ball) – Goner
8. Protomartyr – Consolation – Domino
9. Shifters – Just Sat Down – Digital Regress
10. Des Demonas – Bay Of Pigs b/w Skrewz – Slovenly Recordings
11. Midnight Mines – Stations b/w Radio Dub – Disci Del Barone
12. Jellicoe & Woodbury – Fear b/w Doubt – Quality Control HQ
13. Skiftande Enheter – Mördande rutin b/w Jag har fått nog – Market Square Records
14. Jeffrey Evans & Ross Johnson – Caldonia b/w Cotton Fields – Spacecase / Selection Records
15. Crown Court – Mad In England – Goner
16. Dinosaur Jr. – Goin Down b/w Tiny – Third Man Records
17. Warthog – S/T – Toxic State
18. Richie Venus – Demetria b/w Demi Dream – Spacecase / Selection Records
19. Dark Blue – Fight To Love b/w For You – 12XU
20. Richard Papiercuts – Twisting The Night – Ever/Never Records

Cassettes / Digital jams
1. Sadie – Lost in Space
2. Long Hots – Monday Night Raw / Live at Three Lobed Jamboree
3. Painted Eyes – Demo 2018
4. Public Persona – Live! From the Student Ghetto
5. Don Howland – Endgame

Shows
Facs – Elsewhere
Weather Warlock / Three Brained Robot / Quintron & Miss Pussycat – Spellcaster Lodge
Major Stars – Union Pool
Flesh Eaters – Harlows / The Independent
Superchunk – Rough Trade
Scientists – Union Pool
Warm Drag – Rec Center and Union Pool
Deaf Wish – Union Pool
David Nance Group / Mountain Movers – Union Pool
Aquarian Blood – Murphy’s
Shells – Outer Limits Lounge
Gotobeds – The Shop
Tim Kerr – Unionknott Gallery
Shit-dels – Betty’s
Dark Blue – St. Vitus

Andy Larsen (Matador Direct)
Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital) / Gave In Rest (Ba Da Bing!)
Demdike Stare – Passion (Modern Love)
Lavender Hex – Lavender Hex
Gas – Rausch (Kompakt)
Jlin – Autobiography (Music From Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography) (Planet Mu)
S.H.I.T. – What Do You Stand For? (Iron Lung Records)
Drew McDowall – The Third Helix (Dais Records)
Miss Red – K.O. (Pressure)
Vile Gash – Nightmare In A Troubled Brain (Youth Attack)
Tirzah – Devotion (Domino)
Helena Hauff – Qualm (Ninja Tune)

Etc:
Happy Rhodes – Ectotrophia (Numero Group)

Etc:
La Misma – Negociacoes De Pas Continuae Como Fazemas Fabulas 7″ (Toxic State Records)
Clara! – Reggaetoneras 3 mixtape (Editions Gravats)
V/A Basement Beehive (Numero Group)

Adam Bartlett (Gilead Media/Eroding Winds)

Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
This went straight to the top of my list. I’ve loved everything Daughters / As the Sun Sets related for… fuck, decades? And seeing the evolution of some of these guys into what Daughters has become has just been an absolute joy. Hell Songs and the self-titled LP were honestly enough to keep me satisfied if this band never made anything else. But then they came out of the shadows and gave us the best record of their discography. Absolute, flawless, artful brilliance. And the best live performance I saw all year. This is my #1 record of the year, everything else is in a random order.

Thou – Magus (Sacred Bones)
I can finally put a Thou full-length on my year-end list! If these guys were going to hop labels for an album, at least it was to someone like Sacred Bones. And at least I still get to do a bunch of cool stuff for them. Couldn’t be more proud of my buds in Thou and all the success they had with their art this year. Magus feels, to me, like Heathen part 2 with more dynamic stuff going on, so that’s cool by me. Good progression.

KEN Mode – Loved (Season of Mist)
Yoooooo, fuckin’ noise rock supreme. Absolutely enamored with this one. Feels like a sick companion LP to the Couch Slut record we released in 2017. Perfect tone and a perfect album duration. I cannot overstate how important it is that I am left wanting more when a record ends, this hits the mark.

Sleep – The Sciences (Third Man)
This was hands-down my album of the year until the Daughters record came out. My previous enjoyment of Sleep varied, but this record gave me an entirely new love for the band, and retroactively made me enjoy their previous records even more. The production is absolutely perfect on this, and made all the better by the fact that it was engineered by Noah Landis of Neurosis, bandmate of Sleep/Neurosis drummer Jason Roeder. This record, to me, feels like it has the huge, meditative OM vibe that I love about Al’s songwriting, just fleshed out with the insane dual solos and flawless drumming that come with metal legends like Pike and Roeder. A spotless record front to back. Despite the retail nightmare it created upon release.

Gas – Rausch (Kompakt)
Very stoked to see some new albums released from the GAS project by Wolfgang Voigt. Beautiful and enveloping ambient music, and easily some of my favorite stuff to play at home around the house on my personal time. Wish I wouldn’t have missed the Chicago performance, major failure on my part. I dug on the 2017 release, Narkopop, but Rausch just absolutely kills.

Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath (Metal Blade)
I honestly have no idea what I like about this record, because this is not the type of thing I generally enjoy listening to. But here we are, as one of my most-played LPs of the year. I guess everything on this album is just so fucking tight, songwriting rules and the vocals are flawless. Plus a song about the Witcher. Okay I guess I know why I like it, but still, not usually my cup of tea. Visigoth rules.

Anna Von Hausswolff – Dead Magic (City Slang)
Great ethereal, minimalist, atmospheric, indie pop? I’m not sure how to accurately explain what’s going on here, but it fills a void I didn’t know I had, and I’m glad it’s there for me now.

Voivod – The Wake (Century Media)
How is this band so consistently this sick? I didn’t really “get” voivod until a few years ago, but tracking through everything made me a big fan. I didn’t expect this record to rip as hard as it does. I was a fool.

Judas Priest – Firepower (Columbia)
I never liked heavy metal. I don’t know if I still really do or don’t. But I grew up a hardcore kid, I got into a lot of weird shit. I was always resistant to anything remotely popular and generally accepted as “classic.” Young, foolish way of thinking. One of my pals that worked at the record shop finally turned me on to Priest, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Fucking love this record.

Audrey Ewell (Director of Until the Light Takes Us, Memory Box, and 99%, all made with co-director Aaron Aites of the band Iran) 

There was  a lot of great music this year, from old favorites like
Tim Hecker, the Caretaker, Low, Marissa Nadler, and a great ep from
Fennesz, and new finds, like The Final Age and Anenon (and a weird
month where I couldn’t stop obsessively listening to the Oliver Coates record to the point that now I can’t at all, probably ever again), and lots more, but for me, the Lonnie Holley track “I Woke Up in A Fucked-Up America” is just 2018 encapsulated. Delicate notes are torn apart by a guttural rage, a cry of despair at the horror of modern America… and yet still, buried in there, fighting to rise above the cacophony, the sense that we are better than this, if we can just find a way to wake up from the nightmare and reclaim our humanity. It should be our new national anthem.

Brett Andrew Grossman
New things
The Orielles “Silver Dollar Moment” (Heavenly)
Yui Onodero and Stephen Vitiello “Quivers” (Mikroton Recordings)
Jenny Hval “The Long Sleep” (Sacred Bones)
Snail Mail “Lush” (Matador)
Ian William Craig “Thresholder” (130701)
Yowler “Black dog in my Path (Double Double Whammy)
Deerhunter “Double Dream of Spring” (4AD)
Papa M “A Broke Moon Rises” (Drag City)
Tim Rutili and Craig Butcher “10 Seconds to Collapse” (Jealous Butcher)
Thom Yorke (Suspira) XL Recordings
Drinks “Hippo Lite” (Drag City)
Caretaker “Everywhere at the End of Time Stage 4 and 5 (History Always Favours the Winners)
Alexander Tucker “Don’t Look Away” (Thrill Jockey)
Cucina Povera “Hilja” (Night School)
Grouper “Grid of Points” (Kranky)
Neko Case “Hell-on” (Lady Pilot)
Phew “Voice Hardcore” (Bereket)
Ty Segall “Freedom’s Goblin” (Drag City)
Julia Holter “Aviary” (Domino)
Jeff Tweedy “Warm” (dBpm records)
LaLa Lala “The Lamb” (Hardly Art)
Tim Hecker “Konoyo” (Kranky)
Post Animal “When I think of you in a Castle” (Polyvinyl)
No Age “Snares Like A Haircut” (Drag City)
The Shins Worms of Heart (Aural Apothecary Records)
Loma “Loma” (Subpop)
Mary Jane Leach “(f)lute songs) (Modern Love)

Reissues / Archival
Akira Rabelais “Eisoptrophobia” (Boomkat Editions)
Rimarimba “Below the Horizon” (Freedom to Spend)
Catherine Christer Hennix “Selected Early Keyboard Works” (Black Forms Edition)
Joanne Forman “Cave Vaults of the Moon” (Séance Center)
Mark Renner “Few Traces” (Rvng Intl)
Philip Sanderson “On one of those Bends” (Séance Center)

Reckless Records New Releases 12/21/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

AFI – The Missing Man 12” (Rise)
David Attenborough – My Field Recordings from Across the Planet 2CD (Wrasse)
Bas – Milky Way LP (Dreamville)
Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros CD (Because Music)
Carter Burwell – Ballad of Buster Scruggs (soundtrack) LP (Milan)
Chris Carter – Miscellany 6LP (Mute)
John Cage – Early Electronic & Tape Music LP (Sub Rosa)
Mariah Carey – Caution 2LP (Epic)
Chris Carter – Miscellany 6LP/4CD (Mute)
Chvrches – Hansa Session 10” (Glassnote)
Current 93 – Thunder Perfect Mind LP (The Spheres)
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa: Complete Edition 3LP (Warner Bros)
Thomas Fehlmann – 1929 – Das Jahr Babylon LP (Kompakt)
Gang of Youths – MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne 2LP (Mosy) “sea glass” vinyl
Juliana Hatfield – Only Everything 2LP (Rhino) Run Out Groove edition
Imagine Dragons – Origins 2LP (Interscope)
Kolorit – Workshop XXI 2LP (Workshop)
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues 2LP (Interscope) deluxe, color vinyl edition
John Mellencamp – Other People’s Stuff LP (Republic)
Mewithoutyou – Untitled Album LP (Run for Cover)
Mewithoutyou – Untitled EP 12” (Run for Cover)
New Dreams Ltd. – Sleepline 2LP/CD (Aguirre Records) Ramona Vektroid!
Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli LP (NG Records)
Omar S. – One of a Kind 12” (FXHE)
Queen – The Game LP (Hollywood) half-speed mastered reissue
Bruce Russell & Noel Meek – Classical Music LP (Feeding Tube)
Sacred Tapestry – Shader Complete 2LP/CD (Aguirre Records) Ramona Vektroid!
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Hyaena LP (Polydor)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Kaleidoscope LP (Polydor)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Peepshow LP (Polydor)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – The Rapture 2LP (Polydor)
Sophie – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides LP (Future Classics)
State Champion – Send Flowers LP (Feeding Tube)
SVN – 2006-2014 12” (Acido)
Synectics – The Purple Universe 2LP (Muique Pour La Danse)
T.I. – Dime Trap 2LP (Epic)
Tiger Hatchery – Breathing in the Walls LP/CD (ESP-Disk)
Susumu Yokota – Acid Mt. Fuji 2LP (Palto Flats)
Zuli – Terminal 2LP (UIQ)

Reckless Records New Releases 12/14/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Akitsa – Credo LP (Hospital)
David Allred – The Transition LP (Erased Tapes)
Horace Andy – Life in the Ghetto 12” (Ariwa)
Asylum Party – Borderline LP (Deanwell Global)
Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (10 Year Anniversary Edition) 2LP (Rhymesayers) standard or deluxe
Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros LP+CD (Because Music)
Andrew Bird – Loveless 7” (Loma Vista)
6lack – East Atlanta Love Letter LP (LVRN)
Bong – Live at Roadburn 2010 – 2012 – 2014 3LP w/ 3CD box (Roadburn)
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – Rocket LP (Verve)
Brockhampton – Iridescence 2LP (RCA)
Brown Sugar – I’m in Love with a Dreadlocks 2LP (Soul Jazz Records)
Cave In w/ S. Brodsky & A. McGrath – Live at Roadburn 2018 CD (Roadburn)
Chai – Wagama-Mania CD (Burger)
Chicano Batman – Cycles of Existential Rhyme CD (ATO)
Christoph De Babalon – Exquisite Angst LP (A Colourful Storm)
Dead to a Dying World – Dead to a Dying World 2LP (Tofu Carnage)
The Decemberists – Traveling On 10”/CD (Capitol)
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation – Wow & Flutter CD (Six Degrees)
Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward: the 12” Singles 6LP (Rhino)
Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again: the 12” Singles 6LP (Rhino)
Doomtree – False Hopes (10th Anniversary Edition) LP (Doomtree)
Doomtree – Doomtree (10th Anniversary Edition) 2LP (Doomtree)
Fall Out Boy – Save Rock & Roll (Pax-Am Edition) LP (Island)
Luc Ferrari – L’Escalier Des Aveugles LP (Mana)
Gnod – Chapel Perilous LP/CD (Rocket Recordings)
HOK (House of Krazees) – Head Trauma 2LP (Majik Ninja)
Jarboe – Cut of the Warrior LP/CD (Translation Loss)
Ingrid Jensen & Steve Treseler – Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler 2LP (Whirlwind Recordings)
Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima 12” (Studio 13) white vinyl
The Killers – Day & Age (Deluxe) 2LP (Island)
KTL – The Pyre: Versions Distilled to Stereo LP (Shelter Press)
Ella Mai – Ella Mai LP (Interscope)
Susan Marshall – Decorations of Red CD (Madjack Recordings)
Mission of Burma – Forget LP (Taang!)
Motorhead – End of the World CD/DVD/BLU-RAY box (Motorhead)
Motorhead – Box of Magic 5LP (Motorhead)
Outrageous Cherry – Meet You in the Shadows CD (Burger)
The Posies – Amazing Disgrace 2LP (Omnivore)
Primus – Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People LP (Interscope)
Primus – Antipop 2LP (Interscope)
Primus – Rhinoplasty 2LP (Interscope)
Racetraitor – 2042 LP (Good Fight) purple/white vinyl
Robyn – Honey LP (Interscope)
Nile Rodgers & Chic – It’s About Time LP (Virgin)
RS Producoes – Bagdad Style LP (Principe)
Satori – In the Corners of Clouds LP (Whirlwind Recordings)
Irmin Schmidt – 5 Klavierstucke CD (Mute)
Selling (Gold Panda + Jas Shadow) – On Reflection LP/CD (City Slang) black or limited edition light blue vinyl
Sodom – Partisan 10” (Steamhammer)
Bruno Spoerri – Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998 LP (WRWTFWW)
Bruce Springsteen – Springsteen On Broadway 2CD (Columbia)
Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods LP (Mordern Harmonic)
Carroll Thompson – S.O.S. (Save Our Sons) 12” (Ariwa)
UFO – You Are Here 2LP (Steamhammer)
UFO – The Monkey Puzzle 2LP (Steamhammer)
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (Irene) LP (Lilith)
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (Araca Azul) LP (Lilith)
Venom – Storm the Gates CD (Spinefarm)
Volbeat – Let’s Boogie: Live from Telia Parken 3LP (Vertigo)
Denis Wise – Wize Music LP (Finders Keepers)
Neil Young – Songs for Judy 2LP (Reprise)
John Zorn – Salem 1692 CD (Tzadik)
V/A – Crazy Rich Asians (soundtrack) LP (WaterTower)
V/A – Dear White People (soundtrack) LP (Lion’s Gate)
V/A – Midday Moon: Ambient & Experimental Music From Australia & New Zealand
  1980-1995 LP (Bedroom Suck)
V/A – Old School Volume 2 LP (Thump)
V/A – Orange County (soundtrack) 2LP (Real Gone)
V/A – Vanilla Sky (soundtrack) 2LP (Real Gone)

Reckless Records New Releases 11/30/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Artillery – The Face of Fear LP (Metal Blade) blue/black vinyl
Big Brother & the Holding Company – Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills 2LP/CD (Legacy)
Dock Boggs – Legendary Singer & Bajo Player LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Marc Bolan – Tramp King of the City: Home Demos Volume 2 LP (Easy Action)
David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000 3LP, 2CD or 2CD w/ DVD (Rhino)
Kate Bush – Remastered Part 2 11CD (Rhino)
Kate Bush – Remastered In Vinyl III 6LP (Rhino)
Kate Bush – Remastered In Vinyl IV 4LP (Rhino)
Cher – Dancing Queen LP (Warner Bros)
Cloquet – Cloquet CD (Doomtree)
Holger Czukay – Movies LP (Groenland)
Death from Above 1979 – Heads Up Demos 7” (Third Man)
Brian Eno – Music for Films LP (Virgin)
Ex Mykah – 16, 17 CD (Kowloom)
Farai – Rebirth LP/CD (Big Dada)
Feeling Kreyol – Las Pale LP/CD (Strut)
Bryan Ferry & His Orchestra – Bitter-Sweet CD (BMG)
Foxwarren – Foxwarren LP/CD (Anti-) indie-exclusive red vinyl!
Gospelbeach – Another Winter Alive LP/CD (Alive)
Beth Hart – Live at the Royal Albert Hall 3LP/CD (Provogue)
HPrizm – Magnetic Memory LP (Don Giovanni)
Idles/Heavy Lungs – Split 7” (PTKF)
Jeremih – Late Nights: the Album 2LP (Def Jam)
Jethro Tull – Aqualung (Steven Wilson mix) LP (Parlophone)
Robert Johnson – Close Personal Friend LP (Burger)
Juice Wrld – Goodbye & Good Riddance LP (Interscope)
Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule 2LP (Virgin)
Ali Hassan Kuban – From Nubia to Cairo: Soul of Black Egypt LP/CD (Piranha)
Laughing Hyenas – Heads Up 2LP (Third Man)
Laughing Hyenas – Life of Crime LP (Third Man)
Leftover Crack – Leftover Leftover Crack: the E-Sides & F-Sides 2LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords)
Masego – Lady Lady CD (EQT)
Del Mccoury – Del Mccoury Sings Bluegrass LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Meshuggah – None LP (Nuclear Blast)
Meshuggah – Meshuggah LP (Nuclear Blast)
Meshuggah – Destroy Erase Improve 2LP (Nuclear Blast)
Meshuggah – Contradictions Collapse 2LP (Nuclear Blast)
Meshuggah – Chaosphere 2LP (Nuclear Blast)
MewithoutYou – [untitled] e.p. CD (Run for Cover)
Monteagle – Midnight Noon LP/CD (Firetalk)
Moonchild – Please Rewind LP (Tru Thoughts)
The 1975 – Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships 2LP/CD (Interscope) black or limited white vinyl
Gary Numan – Savage (Live at Brixton Academy) 2CD w/ DVD (BMG)
Gary Numan – The Fallen 12” (BMG)
Opprobrium – Supernatural Death 2LP (Brutal)
Dolly Parton – Dumplin’ (soundtrack) CD (Sony)
Phish – The Baker’s Dozen Live at Madison Square Garden 6LP/3CD (Jemp)
Elvis Presley – The King in the Ring 2LP (Legacy)
Elvis Presley – ‘68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary Edition 5CD, 2  BLU-RAY (Legacy)
Primus – Tales from the Punchbowl 2LP (Interscope)
Primus – Miscellaneous Debris LP (Interscope)
Max Richter – White Boy Rick (soundtrack) 2LP (Deutsche Grammophon)
Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge Uncut 3LP (Eagle Rock)
Daniel Romano – Finally Free LP/CD (New West) black or limited red vinyl
The Roots – Undun LP (Def Jam)
Pete Seeger – Goofing-Off Suite LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
Semisonic – Feeling Strangely Fine 2LP (Geffen)
Kodie Shane – Young Heartthrob CD (Epic)
Still Corners – Slow Air CD (Wrecking Light)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life – People of the Sun LP (Blue Note)
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs CD (Columbia)
Technical Space Composer’s Crew –
Canaxis 5 LP/CD (Groenland)
True Love – The Pact LP (Triple B)
Jeff Tweedy – Warm LP/CD (dBpm)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra LP (Fat Possum) limited “sky blue” vinyl reissue
Uriah Heep – Demons & Wizards LP (Sanctuary) 2017 remaster
Yelawolf – Radioactive 2LP (Interscope)
Neil Young – Songs for Judy CD (Reprise)
V/A – American Banjo: Tunes & Songs in Scruggs Style LP (Smithsonian Folkways)
V/A – Anna & the Apocalypse (soundtrack) LP (Interscope)
V/A – Brownswood Bubblers Thirteen: Compiled by Gilles Peterson LP (Brownswood)
V/A – Rugrats Movie (soundtrack) LP (Interscope)
V/A – Step Forward Youth LP (VP)

Reckless Records New Releases 11/23/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Ace Of Cups – Ace of Cups 2LP (High Moon)
Bauhaus – Bela Session LP/CD (Leaving)
Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure LP/CS (Bayonet) limited yellow vinyl
Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils LP/CS (Bayonet) limited green vinyl
Beach Fossils – Clash the Truth + Demos 2LP/CS (Bayonet) limited pink vinyl
Mansur Brown – Shiroi LP/CD (Black Focus)
Burmese – Privileged LP (Fuck Yoga)
Butcher ABC – North of Hell LP (Power It Up)
David Byrne – True Stories: A Film by David Byrne (soundtrack) LP/CD (Nonesuch)
Calexico – The Black Light 2LP/2CD (Quarterstick) black or limited clear vinyl!
Cattle Decapitation – Medium Rarities LP/CD (Metal Blade)
Cavetown – Dear. 12″ (Triple Crown)
Chic –
The Chic Orginization 1977-1979 5CD (Atlantic)
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban – Mambo Sinuendo 2LP (Nonesuch)
Holger Czukay – Der Osten Is Rot LP (Groenland)
Holger Czukay – Movies CD (Groenland)
Czukay/Wobble/Liebezei – Full Circle LP/CD (Groenland)
Marie Davidson – So Right LP (Ninja Tune)
Death Ridge Boys – Right Side of History LP (Black Water)
Diiv – Covers 7” (Captured Tracks)
Fat Tony – 10,000 Hours CD (Don Giovanni)
Folly & the Hunter – Remains LP (Outside)
Habibi – Habibi LP (Burger) red vinyl
Hippo Campus – Bambi LP/CD (Grand Jury) indie-exclusive “blossom” color vinyl!
Imperial Triumphant – Vile Luxury 2LP (Gilead)
Intercourse – Everything Is Pornography When You’ve Got An Imagination LP (Constant  Disappointment)
Isis – The Red Sea LP (Hydra Head)
Robert Johnson – Close Personal Friend CD (Burger)
Just Friends – Nothing But Love LP (Counter Intuitive)
Katie Ellen – Still Life LP (Lauren)
Brendan Kelly & the Wandering Birds – Keep Walkin’ Pal LP/CD (Red Scare)
Khruamgbin – Christmas Time Is Here 7”
King Diamond – No Presents for Christmas LP (Metal Blade) picture disc
The Lillingtons – Death By Television LP/CD (Red Scare) remastered
Longmont Potion Castle – Where in the Hell is the Lavender House LP/CD (Burger)
Los Bungalitos – Nueva Inglaterra LP (Constant Disappointment)
Ahmoudou Madassane – Zerzura (soundtrack) LP/CD (Sahel Sounds)
Mattiel – Customer Copy LP (Burger)
Mercenarias – Bau 83-87 LP (Nada Nada)
Minks – By the Hedge LP (Captured Tracks) green/white vinyl
Mom Jeans – Puppy Love LP (Counter Intuitive)
Mongrel’s Cross – Psalter of the Royal Dragon Court LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Morrissey – Back on the Chain Gang b/w I Didn’t Know What To Do (Live)  7” (BMG)
Mortician – Final Bloodbath Session LP (Hell’s Headbangers) orange/red vinyl
Mutilation Rites – Chasm LP (Gilead)
My Brightest Diamond – A Million & One LP/CD (Rhyme & Reason)
Neighborhood Brats – Claw Marks LP (Dirt Cult)
New Kids on the Block – Merry, Merry Christmas LP/CD (Real Gone)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Love in the Time of Lexapro LP (Warp)
Rita Ora – Phoenix regular or deluxe CD (Warner Bros)
Roy Orbison – Unchained Melody: Roy Orbison & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Volume 2 2LP (Legacy)
Ouri – We Share Our Blood LP (Ghostly International)
Tom Petty – An American Treasure 6LP (Reprise)
Pistol Annies – Interstate Gospel LP (RCA)
Planet B – Planet B LP/CD (Ipecac)
Plomo – Sombras de Mañana 7” (Verdugo)
Prince Daddy & the Hyena – I Thought You Didn’t Even Like Leaving LP (Counter Intuitive)
Rat Cage – Blood On Your Boots 7” (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Eli “Paperboy” Reed – Roll With You 2LP/CD (Yep Roc)
Restorations – LP5000 LP (Tiny Engines)
Shed the Skin – We Of Scorn LP (Hell’s Headbangers)
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time LP (Legacy) picture disc
Sial – Binasa 7” (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Spit – Toxic Noise LP (Rotten to the Core)
Subdued – Subdued 7” (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Swingin’ Utters/Nothington – Bird Party 7” (Red Scare)
This Will Destroy You – New Others: Part Two LP (Dark Operative)
Tomorrow’s Tulips – Harnessed to Flesh LP (Burger)
Tragedy – Fury LP (Tragedy)
Unearth – Extinction(s) LP (Century Media)
Vessel – Queen of Golden Dogs LP (Tri Angle)
Vodun – Ascend LP/CD (New Heavy Sounds)
V/A – Brainfeeder X 4LP (Brainfeeder)
V/A – Soul of a Nation: Jazz is the Teacher 2LP/CD (Soul Jazz)
V/A – Venezuela 70 Vol. 2 2LP/CD (Soul Jazz)
V/A – You Need This: World Jazz Grooves 2LP/CD (BBE)

Reckless Records Black Friday 2018

The Ad Libs – Presenting . . . the Ad Libs LP
Cannonball Adderley – Swingin’ In Seattle: Live at the Penthouse 1966-1967 2LP
America – Highlights from Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 LP
Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland 2LP
Brian Auger – Berliner Jazzstage: November 7, 1968 LP Wicker Park only
David Axelrod – Earth Rot 2LP
Babymetal – Distortion 12”
Bauhaus – Press the Eject & Give Me the Tape LP
Chuck Berry – Back in the USA 7”
B-52’s – Cosmic Thing LP
Blue Cheer – ‘67 Demos LP
Blue Oyster Cult – Some Enchanted Evening 2LP
BØRNS – BØRNS Live At Amoeba 12”
The Breeders – Safari 12”
Jackie Brenston – Rocket “88” 7”
Kev Brown – Minneapolis Joints LP
Roy Buchanan – Live at Town Hall 1974 3LP
Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein 4LP
Catherine Wheel – Like Cats & Dogs 2LP Lakeview only
Cheap Trick – The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983) 2LP
Eric Clapton – Happy Xmas (Bonus Tracks) LP picture disc
Collective Soul – Hints Allegations & Things Left Unsaid LP
John Coltrane – Selects From Both Directions At Once 12” die-cut
Alice Cooper – Live from the Astroturf LP
Cornelius – Ripple Waves LP
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good 7”
Cowboy – 10’ll Getcha Twenty LP Lakeview and Wicker Park only
Crack the Sky – Living in Reverse LP
Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club 2LP
Czarface – Dog Days of Tomorrow 7” w/ comic book
Dead Kennedys – Iguana Studios Rehearsal Tape – San Francisco 1978 LP
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! LP picture disc
Difford & Tilbrook – Take Me I’m Yours 7”
Dio – Holy Diver (live) b/w Electra 12” die-cut picture disc
DJ Devastate – In Recollection LP
DJ Nu-Mark featuring Method Man – Zodiac Killah 7”
Eric Dolphy – Musical Prophet: The Expanded N.Y. Studio Sessions (1962-1963) LP
Edo G featuring Pete Rock – My Own Worst Enemy 2LP/2CD
Tav Falco – Cabaret of Daggers LP
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella At The Shrine LP
Flamin’ Groovies – Vaillancourt Fountain LP
The Flaming Lips – The Mushroom Tapes LP
Garbage – Destroying Angels 7”
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Almost Acoustic 2LP/CD
Bobbie Gentry – Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Joe LP
The Germs – What We Do Is Secret LP
Jose Gonzalez – Veneer (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) 2LP
Goo Goo Dolls – The Audience is That Way (The Rest of the Show) Vol. 2 LP
Dexter Gordon – Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival LP
Grateful Dead – Playing in the Band, Seattle, WA 5/21/74 LP
Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep 2LP picture discs
Green River/U-Men – Away In A Manger b/w Blue Christmas 7”
Arlo Guthrie – Alice: Before Time Began LP
Guns N’ Roses – Shadow Of Your Love 7”
Herbie Hancock – Flood 2LP
Hieroglyphics – The Who 12” picture disc
John Lee Hooker – Early Recordings & Beyond Vol. 1 2LP
John Lee Hooker – Early Recordings & Beyond Vol. 2 2LP
Howlin’ Wolf – How Many More Years 7”
Ill Bill – What’s Wrong With Bill? 3LP/CD
Insane Clown Posse – The Amazing Jeckel Brothers 2LP
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Snake Moan b/w Matchbox Blues 10”
Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues b/w Ramblin On My Mind 10”
Etta Jones – Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank LP Wicker Park only
Judas Priest – Rocka Rolla LP
Kid Doe (Particle Kid & John Doe) – Lucky Wheel LP
The Killing Tree – The Romance of Helen Trent LP pre-Rise Against
Kinski – Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle 2LP
Lake Street Dive – Freak Yourself Out 10”
Lebron Brothers – Psychedelic Goes Latin LP
Lone Justice – The Western Tapes, 1983 LP/CD
Madonna – Ray of Light 2LP clear vinyl
The Mamas & the Papas – The Complete Singles 2LP
Manchester Orchestra – Black Mile Demos LP
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Catch a Fire LP replica of original sleeve
Dave Matthews Band – Trax: Charlottesville, VA Feb 22, 1994 4LP VERY
  LIMITED
Dave Matthews Band – Prism Coffehouse 4LP
Paul McCartney – I Don’t Know b/w Come On To Me 7”
Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground Instrumentals 2LP
Jim Morrison & the Doors – An American Prayer LP w/ book & lithograph
Mozzy – Gangland Landlord 2LP
Kacey Musgraves – High Horse Remixes 10”
Night Beats – One Thing b/w Watch the Throne 7”
Nothing – Blue Line Baby 12”
Only Living Witness – Prone Mortal Form LP
A Perfect Circle – So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish 7”
Phish – Slip Stitch & Pass 2LP
Pride (David & Michael Axelrod) – Pride LP
The Ramones – Live in Glasgow December 19, 1977 2LP
Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run (40th Anniversary) LP
Rockabye Baby – Lullaby Renditions of Tom Petty LP
Royce da 5’9” – Death Is Certain 2LP
Todd Rundgren – Something / Anything? 2LP w/ 7” color vinyl
Adam Sandler – What the Hell Happened to Me? 2LP
Fred Schneider & Superions – Head on a Leg 7”
Shelter – Quest for Certainty LP
The Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny & Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / No Past. No Future. No Sun LP picture disc
The Smithereens – B-Sides: the Beatles LP
Soul Asylum – The Twin/Tone Years LP box
Stone Sour – Stone Sour LP w/ CD
Stone Temple Pilots – Live 2018 LP
Sublime – Greatest Hits LP w/ flexi
Suedehead – Constant Frantic Motion LP w/ 7”
Sun Ra – Crystal Spears LP/CD
Matthew Sweet – Wicked System of Things LP
Talking Heads – Remain In Light LP color vinyl
Taylor Swift – Red 2LP color vinyl
Taylor Swift – Speak Now 2LP color vinyl
Tangerine Dream – Livemiles 2LP
31st Of February – 31st Of February LP
Rosie Thomas – Very Rosie Christmas LP
Tone Scientists – Nuts b/w Tiny Pyramids 7”
Too $hort – Get In Where You Fit In 2LP
Twiztid – splitinthispaint 7” picture disc
Type O Negative/Trivium – I Don’t Wanna Be Me 7”
Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses 3LP
UK Subs – Sub Mission: Best of the UK Subs 82-98 LP
U2 – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me 12”
Violent Femmes – Permanent Record: the Very Best of Violent Femmes 2LP
Washed Out – High Times LP
Muddy Waters & Friends – Goin’ Way Back LP
Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton – Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down 2LP
Muddy Waters – More Muddy “Mississippi” Waters 2LP
Weezer – Africa 12” picture disc
White Stripes – Icky Thump 2LP 10th anniversary edition
Hank Williams – The First Recordings, 1938 7”
Saul Williams – The Inevitable Rise & Liberation of Niggy Tardust (10th Anniversary) 2LP
The Wombats – The Wombats EP (10th Anniversary) 10”
Wurm – Feast: Exhumed 2LP
Yes – Time and a Word LP
Frank Zappa – We’re Only In It For The Money LP picture disc
The Zombies – Odessey & Oracle LP picture disc
V/A – A2 2LP
V/A – Big Star: Small World LP
V/A – Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper 2LP
V/A – Jazz Dispensary: Purple Funk, Vol. II LP
V/A – The Lookouting! A Celebration of Lookout Records 2LP
V/A – 3×4 2LP/CD

 

SOUNDTRACKS

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Halloween Sounds from the Upsidedown LP picture disc
Duke Ellington Orchestra – Duke Ellington Plays With the Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins LP
Harry Nilsson – Popeye: Music from the Motion Picture / Harry Nilsson Demos LP
Paul Williams – Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas LP
V/A – Fritz The Cat (soundtrack) LP picture disc
V/A – Something Weird Greatest Hits 2LP/CD
V/A – Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films 2LP

Reckless Records New Releases 11/16/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Amon Amarth – The Pursuit of Vikings: Live at Summer Breeze 2LP (Metal Blade)
Axis: Sova – Shampoo You LP/CS (God?)
Azusa – Heavy Yoke CD (Solid State)
Baring Teeth – Transitive Savagery LP/CD (Translation Loss)
Black Taffy – Parlour Arcana CS (Leaving)
Boogarins – Desvio Onirico LP (OAR)
James Booker – The Lost Paramount Tapes LP (General General)
Born Ruffians – Red Yellow & Blue LP (Warp)
David Bowie – Breaking Glass EP (40th Anniversary) 7” (Parlophone) picture disc
Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Mona Lisa LP (Mello Music Group)
B12 – Time Tourist 2LP (Warp)
Michael Buble – Love regular or deluxe CD, LP (Atlantic)
Kate Bush – Remastered Part 1 7CD (Parlophone)
Kate Bush – Remastered In Vinyl I 4LP (Parlophone)
Kate Bush –  Remastered In Vinyl II 4LP (Parlophone)
Glen Campbell – Glen Sings For The King LP/CD (Concord)
Can’t Swim – This Too Won’t Pass LP (Pure Noise) limited “black in gold” vinyl
Mariah Carey – Caution CD (Epic)
Cigarettes After Sex – Crush b/w Sesame Syrup 7” (PTKF)
Coil – Ape of Naples 2LP (Important) 2018 repress!
John Coltrane – 1963: New Directions 3CD (Impulse)
Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell CD, 4CD or Super Deluxe Box (A&M)
Alessandro Cortini – Alessandro Cortini & Masami Akita 2LP (Important)
Luke Combs – This One’s for You Too (Deluxe) 2LP (Sony)
Current 93 – The Light Is Leaving Us All LP (The Spheres)
Demdike Stare – Passion 2LP (Modern Love)
DJ Shadow – Live In Manchester 2LP/CD w/ DVD (Mass Appeal)
Ramin Djawadi – Westworld: Season 2 LP (WaterTower)
BMBQ – Keenly 2LP (God?)
Dopplereffekt – Athanatos 12” (Leisure System)
Rose Droll – Your Dog CD/CS (Father/Daughter)
Dyke Drama – Hard New Pills LP (Salinas)
Brian Eno – Ambient 1:Music For Airports LP (Astralwerks)
Brian Eno – Ambient 4:On Land LP (Astralwerks)
Brian Eno – Discreet Music LP (Astralwerks)
Erosion – Maximum Suffering LP (Hydra Head)
Esben & the Witch – Nowhere LP/CD (Season of Mist)
Eurythmics – We Too Are One LP (Legacy)
Eurythmics – Peace LP (Legacy)
Fleetwood Mac – 50 Years – Don’t Stop 3CD or CD (Rhino)
Ben Folds – Mister Peepers 7” (InGrooves)
Funeral Chic – Superstition LP/CD (Prosthetic)
Parker Gispert – Sunlight Tonight LP/CD (Normaltown)
The Good, the Bad & the Queen – Merrie Land LP/CD (Studio 13) black or green vinyl!
Grateful Dead – Long Strange Trip BLU-RAY (Rhino)
Conan Gray – Sunset Season CDEP (Republic)
Gucci Mane – Trap House 2LP (Big Cat)
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – Extended Play CD (Fearless)
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast regular or deluxe CD (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind CD (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Killers CD (Sanctuary)
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden CD (Sanctuary)
Robert Earl Keen – A Bigger Piece of Sky LP (DualTone)
Eiko Ishibashi – The Dream My Bones Dream LP (Drag City)
Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever 2LP, regular or deluxe CD (Blue Note)
Little Dragon – Lover Chanting EP 12” (Ninja Tune)
Mad Professor – Ariwa 2018 Riddim Series LP (Ariwa)
Mindforce – Excalibur LP (Triple B)
MKWAJU Ensemble – MKWAJU LP (WRWTFWW)
Mumford & Sons – Delta 2LP/CD (Glassnote)
Ozzuario – Desolation/Destruction CD (Distort Discos)
Perturbator – B-Sides & Remixes Vol. 1 2LP/CD (Blood)
Perturbator – B-Sides & Remixes Vol. 2 2LP/CD (Blood)
The Posies – Amazing Disgrace CD (Omnivore)
Powell Tillmans – Spoken By the Other 12” (XL)
Primus – Brown Album 2LP (Interscope)
Primus – Pork Soda 2LP (Interscope)
Reto A Ichi – Lapse of the Exchange 2LP/CD (K7)
The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition) 2LP w/ 7” or CD (ABKCO)
The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge Uncut 3LP or 2CD w/ BLU-RAY (Eagle Rock)
The Runaways – The Best Of The Runaways LP (Mercury)
Rush – Hemispheres (40th Anniversary) 3LP/2CD (Mercury)
Irmin Schmidt – 5 Klavierstucke LP/CD (Mute)
Travis Scott – Astroworld 2LP (Epic)
Single Mothers – Through a Wall LP (Dine Alone)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny & Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / No Past. No Future. No Sun LP/CD (Napalm) black or limited indie-only vinyl!
Spoken Nerd – I Need a Friend Like You LP/CD (FakeFour)
Surfbort – Friendship Music LP (Cult)
Terrorizer – Caustic Attack LP (The End)
Third Eye Blind – Thanks for Everything LP (Super Collider)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Attic 2LP (Atlantic) white vinyl
Ultravox – Extended 4LP/2CD (Chrysalis)
Yumi Zouma – EP III 10” (Cascine)
V/A – It’s Nation Time: African Visionary Music LP (Motown)
V/A – Kreaturen Der Nacht (JD Twitch Presents) 2LP (Strut)

Reckless Records New Releases 11/9/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Ace of Cups – Ace of Cups 2CD (High Moon)
Alastor – Slave to the Grave 2LP/CD (Riding Easy)
All That Remains –
Victim of the New Disease LP/CD (Razor & Tie)
Antarctigo Vespucci – Love in the Time of E-mail LP/CD/CS (Polyvinyl)
Architects UK – Holy Hell LP/CD (Epitaph)
Meg Baird – Ghost Forests LP/CD (Three Lobed)
Beast – Ens LP/CD (Thrill Jockey)
The Beatles – White Album / Esher Demos 3CD, 6CD w/ BLU-RAY, 4LP, 2LP (Capitol)
Pip Blom – Paycheck 10″ (Persona Non Grata)
Boygenius –
Boygenius LP (Matador)
Charles Bradley – Black Velvet LP/CD (Daptone) black or limited purple vinyl, also available as a deluxe LP box!
Peter Broderick – Two Balloons 10” (Erased Tapes)
Kev Brown – Fill in the Blank LP (Redefinition)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West LP (Sundazed)
The Byrds – Eight Miles High b/w Why 7” (Sundazed) blue vinyl
Wylie Cable – Buried At Sea LP (Dome of Doom)
Sonny Clark Trio – The 1960 Time Sessions 2CD (Tompkins Square)
Clutch – Impetus CD (Earache)
Cobra Man – Toxic Planet LP (Goner)
Cookin’ on 3 Burners –
Lab Experiments Vol. 2 LP/CD (Soul Messin’)
Cripple Bastards – La Fine Cresce Da Dentro LP/CD (Relapse)
Cult Leader – A Patient Man LP/CS/CS (Deathwish) red/black vinyl
Dabuell – Indastudio 2LP (Roche)
Death From Above 1979 – Ache 12″ (Ancient Fashion)
Palmyra Delran & the Doppel Gang –
Come Spy With Me LP/CD (Wicked Cool)
Devouring Star – The Arteries of Heresy CD (Dark Descent)
Direct Hit – Crown of Nothing LP/CD (Fat Wreck Chords)
The Dirty Nil – Master Volume LP (Dine Alone) now on vinyl!
Donna the Buffalo – Dance in the Street LP/CD (Donna the Buffalo)
Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk LP (Spinefarm) green vinyl
Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse LP (Spinefarm) blue vinyl
Evoken – Hypnagogia 2LP/CD (Profound Lore)
The Fall – Rough Trade Singles LP (Superior Viaduct)
Fastball –
All the Pain Money Can Buy 2LP (Omnivore)
J. Fernandez – Occasional Din LP/CD (Joyful Noise)
Fleet Foxes – First Collection 2006-2009 4LP/4CD (Sub Pop)
Forever House – Eaves CD (Infrequent Seams)
Forgotten Tomb – Songs to Leave CD (Agonia)
The Funs – Alienated 12” (Sister Polygon)
Future Islands – Wave Like Home LP (Ideas For Housecats)
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2LP (
Gestures – Funny Games LP (PNKSLM)
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Walk Like a Motherfucker b/w Isaac Hayes 7” (Karma Chief)
Ghost McGrady – Believe LP (Street Corner)
The Gibson Brothers – Mockingbird LP/CD (Easy Eye)
The Glands – Double Thriller LP/CD (New West)
The Glands – The Glands 2LP/CD (New West)
The Glands – Double Coda 2LP/CD (New West)
Greenleaf – Hear the Rivers LP/CD (Napalm)
The Gripsweats – Gripsweats Theme b/w Intermission 7” (Colemine)
Mick Harvey & Christopher Richard Barker – The Fall & Rise of Edgar Bourchier & the Horrors of War LP/CD (Mute)
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland 6LP w/ BLU-RAY or 3CD w/ BLU-RAY (Legacy)
Ikebe Shakedown – Assassin b/w View From Above 7” (Colemine)
In Common – In Common CD (Whirlwind)
Thelma Jones – I Can’t Stand It b/w Only Yesterday 7” (Eccentric Soul/Numero Group)
Takehisa Kosugi – Catch-Wave LP (Superior Viaduct)
Lando Chill –
Black Ego LP (Mello Music Group)
Left Behind – Blessed by the Burn LP (Pure Noise)
Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 LP/CD (Columbia)
Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober Pts. 1 & 2 2LP (Columbia) pink & black vinyl
Lost Souls – Lost Souls CD (Lion Productions)
Maisha – There is a Place LP/CD (Brownswood)
Manic Hispanic – The Recline of Mexican Civilization LP (Indecision)
Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s –
Animal 2LP (SRC)
Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – Not Animal 2LP (SRC)
Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – Vulgar in the Chapel: the Animal / Not Animal Demo Recordings LP (SRC)
Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Breukelen Story 2LP/CD (Fat Beats)
J. Mascis – Elastic Days LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop) limited Loser Edition color vinyl!
Curtis Mayfield – Curtis / Live! 2LP (Antarctica Starts Here)
The Men –
Hated: 2008-2011 2LP/CD (Sacred Bones)
Michele Mercure – Beside Herself 2LP/CD (RVNG)
Metric – Fantasies LP (Mom & Pop) picture disc
Morning Again – Survival Instinct 7″ (Revelation)
Muse –
Simulation Theory regular or deluxe CD, LP (Warner Bros)
Nashville Pussy – Pleased to Eat You LP (EAR Music)
Nihilist Spasm Band – No Record LP (Lion Productions)
OCS (Thee Oh Sees) – Live in San Francisco 2LP (Rock Is Hell)
Old Wounds –
Glow CD (Good Fight)
Open Mike Eagle – What Happens When I Try to Relax CD (Auto Reverse)
Pacewon x Mr. Green – Only Color That Matters is Green LP (Fat Beats)
Aaron Parks – Little Big 2LP (RopeADope)
Peace to Mateo – Some Strange Reason LP (YHS)
Lee Perry – Black Ark Experryments CD (Ariwa)
Planningtorock – Powerhouse LP/CD (DFA)
Psycroptic – As the Kingdom Drowns LP/CD (Prosthetic)
Public Memory – Demolition LP/CD (Felte)
Queen – Jazz LP (Hollywood)
Rays – You Can Get There from Here LP/CD (Trouble In Mind) black or red vinyl!
Steve Reich/Pat Metheny/Kronos Quartet – Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint LP (Nonesuch)
Reputations – Electric Power LP (Nine Mile)
The Scientists – The Scientists 7” (Numero Group)
Shit & Shine – Bad Vibes LP (Rocket)
Shook Ones – Body Feel LP (Revelation)
Sleigh Bells –
Treats LP (Mom & Pop) picture disc
Slugdge – Gastronomicon 2LP (Willowtip) colored vinyl
Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings the Hits LP/CD (In the Red)
Spirit of the Beehive –
Hypnic Jerks LP (Tiny Engines)
Stephen Steinbrink – Utopia Teased LP/CD (Western Vinyl) mint green vinyl
Stereolab – The Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music LP (Too Pure) clear vinyl
Stereolab – Peng! LP (Too Pure) clear vinyl
Marcus Strickland – People of the Sun CD (Blue Note)
2Pac – Greatest Hits 4LP (Interscope)
The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird b/w King of the Surf 7” (Sundazed) gold vinyl
Typesetter – Nothing Blues LP/CD (6131)
Ulthar – Cosmovore LP (20 Buck Spin)
We Were Promised Jetpacks –
The More I Sleep the Less I Dream LP (WWPJP)
Well Wisher – This is Fine LP/CD (6131)
Witch – Salem’s Rise LP (Gotta Groove)
V/A – Brown Acid: the Seventh Trip LP/CD (Riding Easy)
V/A –
Confessin’ the Blues deluxe 5×10” (BMG)
V/A – Confessin’ the Blues Vol. 1 2LP (BMG)
V/A – Confessin’ the Blues Vol. 2 2LP (BMG)
V/A – Tempo Dreams Vol. 5 2LP (Bastard Jazz)
V/A – The Wall (Redux) 2LP (Magnetic Eye) indie-only blue vinyl
V/A – Wishyouawish CD (Teensville)

Reckless Records New Releases 11/2/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard & the Ballroom LP (Mute) orange vinyl
Alien Boy – Sleeping Lessons LP (Tiny Engines)
All Get Out – No Bouquet LP (Equal Vision)
David Allred – The Transition CD (Erased Tapes)
Apparat – The Devil’s Walk LP (Omnivore)
Arcade Fire – Arcade Fire EP 12” (Legacy)
Louis Armstrong – The Paramount Recordings 1923-1925 LP (ORG)
Arsis – Visitant LP (Nuclear Blast)
Beacon – Gravity Pairs LP/CD (Ghostly) pink vinyl
Blink-182 – Enema of the State LP (SRC) blue vinyl
Brǎn – Ail Ddechra LP (Rise Above)
Dave Brubeck – Time In LP (ORG)
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension LP (Friday) gold/blue swirl vinyl
Bill Callahan – Live at Third Man Records LP (Third Man)
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything regular or deluxe CD, LP (Blue Note) pink vinyl
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Proposition (soundtrack) LP (Mute) remastered
Colossal – Welcome the Problems LP (Asian Man) finally repressed!
Ian William Craig – Thresholder LP (130701)
Rodney Crowell – Christmas Everywhere LP/CD (New West) red/green vinyl!
Dead Can Dance – Dionysus LP/CD (PIAS)
Deru – Torn in Two 2LP (Friends of Friends) clear/splatter vinyl
Die Sonne Satan – Metaphora LP (Ammapurna) cream vinyl
DJ Premier – Our Streets b/w Wut U Said 12” (Ultra)
Drug Church – Cheer LP/CD (Pure Noise) indie-exclusive “red-in-beer” vinyl
Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: the Bootleg Series Vol. 14 2LP/CD/6CD (Columbia)
Escape-ism – Crime Wave Rock b/w Bodysnatcher 7” (Third Man)
Eureka Brass Band – New Orleans Parade & Funeral Music LP (ORG)
Everywhen – Summer Singles 12” (Lauren)
Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability regular or deluxe CD, LP (BMG)
Ginla – Codex LP/CD (Terrible)
Goshen Electric Co – Gray Tower b/w Ring the Bell 7” (Secretly Canadian)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt LP/CD (Merge)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw LP/CD (Merge)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Poor Moon LP/CD (Merge)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Devotion: Songs About Rivers & Spirits & Children 4CD (Merge) three albums & one rarities collection
Imogen Heap – The Music of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: In Four Contemporary Suites CD (Masterworks)
Internal Bleeding – Corrupting Influence LP (Unique Leader)
Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ In The Moonlight LP (Geffen)
Willie Hutch – Foxy Brown (soundtrack) LP (Motown)
Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream LP (Fearless) “translucent bloodshot” vinyl
Jack Moves – Free Money LP (Everloving)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Oddments LP/CD (Flightless) purple vinyl
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs LP/CD (Flightless) yellow vinyl
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Eyes Likes the Sky LP/CD (Flightless) orange vinyl
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise LP/CD (Flightless) green vinyl
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Willoughby’s Beach CD (Flightless)
Korn – Take a Look in the Mirror 2LP (Epic)
Korn – Issues 2LP (Epic)
Korn – Untouchables 2LP (Epic)
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Heart. Passion. Pursuit.: Live at Passion City Church CD (Motown)
Littlebabyangel – Gada LP (Lucky Me)
Los Campesinos! – No Blues LP (Wichita) pink/white vinyl
Mad Professor – Ariwa 2018 Rthym Series CD (Ariwa)
Majetic – Club Dread LP/CD (Winspear) clear vinyl
JD McPherson – SOCKS LP/CD (New West)
Metallica – . . . And Justice for All 2LP/3CD/CD/CS/DELUXE BOX (Blackened)
Charles Mingus – Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden 5LP/5CD (BBE)
The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord [50th Anniversary] LP/CD (Polydor)
Moonface – This One’s for the Dancer & This One’s for the Dancer’s Bouquet LP (Jagjaguwar)
Kelly Moran – Ultraviolet LP/CD (Warp)
Ntombi Ndaba – Tomorrow LP (Afro Synth)
OC & PF Cuttin – Opium CD (Hendrix St.)
The Ocean – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic CD (Metal Blade)
Olten – Ambiance LP (Hummus)
Opeth – Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) 2LP/CD w/ BLU-RAY & DVD (Nuclear Blast) indie-exclusive green w/ black splatter vinyl
Orchestra of Spheres – Mirror 2LP/CD (Fire)
Paint – PAINT LP/CD (Mexican Summer)
Doug Paisley – Starter Home LP/CD (No Quarter)
Part Time – Spell #6 LP (Burger)
Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra – Let’s Ball LP (Get On Down)
The Prodigy – No Tourists 2LP/CD (BMG) indie-exclusive violet vinyl!
Rast – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings CD (Boston George’s)
Bill Ryder-Jones – Yawn LP/CD (Domino)
Colin Self – Siblings LP (RVNG)
Sick of it All – Wake the Sleeping Dragon CD (Fat Wreck Chords)
Sisters Love – With Love LP (Get On Down)
Jerry Solomon – Past the 21st Century LP (Modern Harmonic)
Jerry Solomon – Virginity for All! Private Press 45s 1966-1969 2LP (Modern Harmonic)
Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks LP (Tiny Engines)
Colin Strange – Don’t Belong 12” (L.I.E.S.)
Barbra Streisand – Walls CD (Columbia)
Sugar Ray – Greatest Hits 2LP (RT Industries)
Sun Kil Moon – This Is My Dinner 2CD (Caldo Verde)
Sylvaine – Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone LP (Season of Mist)
Tallawit Timbouctou – Hali Diallo LP/CD (Sahel Sounds)
Tenacious D – Post-Apocalypto CD (Columbia)
This is the Kit – Cold & Got Colder b/w Earthquake 7” (Third Man)
Thought Gang – Thought Gang 2LP/CD (Sacred Bones) black or limited “steel” vinyl
Tigers Jaw – Tigers Jaw (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition) LP (Run for Cover)
Tokyo Police Club – TPC 2LP (Dine Alone)
Touche Amore – 10 Years / 1000 Shows: Live at the Regent Theater LP/CD (Epitaph)
Traveling Wilburys – Traveling Wilburys 1 LP (Craft) picture disc
Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You 2LP (Numero Group)
VCMG – Ssss 2LP (Mute)
Beau Wanzer – Beau Wanzer (L.I.E.S. 121) 12” (L.I.E.S.)
White Stripes – White Stripes CS (Third Man)
White Stripes – De Stijl CS (Third Man)
White Stripes – White Blood Cells CS (Third Man)
Yum-Yum – Dan Loves Patti CD (Omnivore)

Reckless Records New Releases 10/26/2018

PLEASE NOTE: Inventory varies by location! If you see something you’d like, get in touch!

Akitsa – Credo CD (Profound Lore)
The All-American Rejects – The All-American Rejects LP (SRC) limited pink vinyl
Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror LP (Metal Blade) color vinyl limited to 300!
Art Ensemble of Chicago – Les Stances A Sophie 2LP/CD (Soul Jazz)
Jon Batiste – Hollywood Africans 2LP (Verve)
Francois Bayle – Electrucs! LP (Transversales)
Bee Gees – Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits 2LP (Capitol)
Jorge Ben – Jorge Ben LP (Verve)
Blondie – Heart of Glass 12” (Numero Group)
Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan is Drawn LP/CD (Peaceville)
Ursula Bogner – Recordings 1969-1988 LP (Faitiche)
David Bowie – Heathen LP (Friday) color vinyl
Boy George & Culture Club – Life regular or deluxe CD, LP (BMG)
Brejndedd – Ugly Songs 1988-1993: the 30th Anniversary Album 2LP/2CD (SoulSeller)
Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Mona Lisa CD (Mello Music Group)
Butcher Brown – Camden Session LP/CD (Gearbox)
Carbonas – Your Moral Superior: Singles & Rarities 2LP/CD (Goner)
Caretaker – Everywhere at the End of Time – Stage 5 LP (History Always Favors the Winners)
Devon Church – We Are Inextricable LP (Felte)
Cobra Man – Toxic Planet LP (Goner)
Coven – Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls LP (Real Gone) “crimson” colored vinyl!
Craft – Total Soul Rape LP/CD (Season of Mist)
Crooked Man – Crooked House 2LP/CD (DFA)
David Crosby – Here If You Listen LP/CD (BMG)
Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want LP/CD (Ipecac) limited “clear smoke” vinyl!
Debt Neglector – The Kids Are Pissed 12”/CDEP (Smartpunk) picture disc vinyl
Drunk In Hell – Drunk In Hell CD (Burning World)
EP-4 – Lingua Franca 1 LP (WRWTFWW)
Exek – A Casual Assembly EP 12” (W. 25)
Exit Group – Adverse Habitat LP (Castle Face)
Fabio Frizzi – Puppet Master (soundtrack) LP (Lakeshore) “Toulon’s bloody revenge” vinyl!
Laura Gibson – Goners LP/CD (Barsuk)
Goatman – Rhythms LP (Rocket)
Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant LP (Columbia)
Dexter Gordon – Espace Cardin 1977 2LP/CD (Elemental)
The Groundhogs – Blues Obituary LP (Fire)
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau – Long Ago and Far Away CD (Impulse)
Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands LP/CD (Season of Mist)
Helloween – Starlight 7LP (Noise)
Hissing – Permanent Destitution LP/CD (Profound Lore)
Homeboy Sandman & Edan – Humble Pi LP (Stones Throw)
HOK (House of Krazees) – Season of the Pumpkin 2LP (Majik Ninja) orange/yellow vinyl
Jana Jana – Anderson Coral CD (Madjack)
Jefferson Airplaine – Crown of Creation LP (Sundazed) gold vinyl
King Diamond – Deadly Lullabies (Live) 2LP (Metal Blade) picture discs
The Kinks – The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society LP/CD/DELUXE BOX (Sanctuary)
Klaus Johann Grobe – Du Bist So Symmetrisch LP/CD (Trouble In Mind) black or limited “sky blue” vinyl!
Heather Leigh – Throne LP (Editions Mego)
Local H – Pack Up the Cats LP (SRC)
Jane Mansfield feat. Jimi Hendrix – Suey b/w I Need You Every Day 7” (Sundazed)
Koichi Matsukaze Trio & Toshiyuki Daito – Earth Mother LP (BBE)
Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings CD (International Anthem) vinyl out 11/16!
Blind Willie McTell – Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell LP (World Music Network)
Megaton Leviathan – Mage LP/CD (Blood)
Merzbow / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – A Perfect Pain LP (Cold Springs)
The Meters – Zony Mash LP (Sundazed) blue vinyl
Jacob Miller – Who Say Jah No Dread LP (Greensleeves)
Miserable – Loverboy / Dog Days LP/CD (Sargent House)
Jessica Moss – Entanglement LP/CD (Constellation)
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload LP/CD (Brainfeeder)
Nao – Saturn LP (RCA)
NOFX – The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us) LP (Epitaph)
NRBQ – All Hopped Up LP/CD (Omnivore)
Pill – Soft Hell LP/CD (Mexican Summer)
Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys 2LP (Republic) clear vinyl
Public Practice – Distance is a Mirror 12”/CDEP (Wharf Cat)
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Red Ants Genesis 2LP (Hospital) Equiknoxx remix!
Reel People – Retroflection CD (Reel People)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Halloween 12” (Sacred Bones) black or super-limited orange vinyl! Orange vinyl for sale in stores only! No holds! Limit one per customer!
Rudy Royston – Flatbed Buggy CD (Greenleaf)
Saves the Day – 9 LP/CD (Equal Vision) limited pink vinyl!
Janek Schaefer – What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing LP/CD (Temporary Residence, Ltd)
Seasick Steve – Can U Cook? LP (BMG)
Ty Segall – Fudge Sandwich LP/CD (In the Red) limited color vinyl!
Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror LP/CD (Edged Circle) gold vinyl
Shad – A Short Story About a War LP/CD (Secret City)
Shadows of Knight – Back Door Men LP (Sundazed) blue vinyl
Shark Attack – Shark Attack (discography) LP (Bridge Nine)
Skiffle Players – Skiff LP/CD (Spiritual Pajamas)
Skinny Puppy – Mind: the Perpetual Intercourse LP (Nettwerk)
Skinny Puppy – Cleanse Fold & Manipulate LP (Nettwerk)
Slasher Dave – Frights LP/CD (20 Buck Spin)
Sore Points – Sore Points LP (Deranged)
Bruce Springsteen – Lucky Town LP (Columbia)
Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love 2LP (Columbia)
Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch 2LP (Columbia)
Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad LP (Columbia)
Bruce Springsteen – In Concert: Plugged 2LP (Columbia)
Anna St. Louis – If Only There Was a River LP/CD (Woodsist)
Sun Breaks – All On Camera 12” (Suicide Squeeze)
Sunshine & the Rain – Beneath the Stars LP (Ernest Jenning)
Super Unison – Stella LP/CD (Deathwish) limited purple vinyl!
Ian Sweet – Crush Crusher LP/CD/CS (Hardly Art)
Tasha – Alone At Last LP/CD (Father/Daugher)
Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace LP/CD/CS (Joyful Noise)
Moe Tucker – I’m Sticking With You: An Introduction to Moe Tucker LP (Modern Harmonic) white vinyl
Tyrant – Too Late to Pray CD (Shadow Kingdom)
Tyrant – Legions of the Dead CD (Shadow Kingdom)
Tyrant – King of Kings LP/CD (Shadow Kingdom)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – IC-01 Hanoi LP/CD/CS (Jagjaguwar)
Unleashed – The Hunt for White Christ LP (Napalm)
Value Void – Sentimental LP/CD (Tough Love)
Dean Wareham – Vs. Cheval Sombre LP/CD (Double Feature)
Way Out – Arc of Descent LP (Atomic Action)
Barry White – I’ve Got So Much to Give LP (Mercury)
Within Destruction – Deathwish LP (Unique Leader)
Woundvac – Terrorizing the Swarm LP (Woundvac)
Thom Yorke – Susperia (soundtrack) 2LP/2CD (XL) pink vinyl
Chris Youlden & the Slammers – Closing Time LP (Last Music Company)
Yves Tumor – Serpent Music LP (Pan)
Various Artists – Mono No Aware LP (Pan) sampled by Kanye!
Various Artists – Rocky Horror Picture Show LP (Ode) limited pink vinyl!
Various Artists – Saigon Supersound Volume 2 1964-75 2LP (Saigon Supersound)