This Week’s New Releases: Coldplay, Beck and Leonard Cohen

There are some BIG releases this week. Coldplay have followed up 2015’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ with a new double album and Beck has put out his fourteenth LP. A posthumous Leonard Cohen album has also been released. ‘Thanks For The Dance’ is a collection of new material that continues the legendary songwriter’s final work.

Head below for more new music.

Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Capitol/Virgin EMI)

Ben Lee – ‘Quarter Century Classix’ (New West)

Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ (Parlophone)

Dead Horse One – ‘The West Is The Best’ (Requiem For A Twister)

Harry Nilsson – ‘Losst and Founnd’ (Omnivore Recordings)

Jaakko Eino Kalevi – ‘Dissolution’ (Domino)

Jason Aldean – ‘9’ (Broken Bow)

Labrinth – ‘Imagination and the Misfit Kid’ (Syco)

Leonard Cohen – ‘Thanks For The Dance’ (Sony)

Lindemann – ‘F & M’ (Spinefarm Records)

Robbie Williams – ‘The Christmas Present’ (Farrell)

Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘You’re In My Heart’ (Rhino)

Scott H. Biram – ‘Sold Out To The Devil: A Collection Of Gospel Cuts By The Rev. Scott H. Biram’ (Bloodshot)

Tim Buckley – ‘Live At The Electric Theater Co, Chicago, 1968’ (Manifesto Records)

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On This Day In Music: Tim Buckley Plays His Final Show

On June 28, 1975, Tim Buckley played his final show. A restlessly creative presence, the singer-songwriter, father of Jeff, rounded off a US tour with a sold out date at the Electric Ballroom in Dallas, Texas before celebrating with friends. He eventually proceeded to the home of Richard Keeling, whom he had known for a number of years, where he fatally overdosed on heroin. Keeling was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Buckley’s discography is a freewheeling, often complicated affair and one that frequently alienated his fans. A cover of Song for the Siren, taken from his ‘Starsailor’ album, by the Cocteau Twins reignited interest in his work during the ‘80s, while his son, with whom he did not have a relationship, would release one classic album, ‘Grace’, before his tragic death in 1997.

 

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