Big Boi – Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors CD (Def Jam)
Second album from one-half of Outkast – available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Guests include Theophilus London, Little Dragon, Kelly Rowland, TI, and Ludacris. Vinyl version due January 8.
Blaak Heat Shujaa – The Storm Generation CD/LP (Tee Pee)
Blaak Heat Shujaa boast a cinematic sound that has been called “Heavy Saghedelia” and “Kyussian,” featuring “psychedelic, meditative, trance-inducing, and spacey atmospheres.”
Glen Branca – Songs ’77 – ’79 [Reissue/1997] CD (Atavistic)
Collects most of the recorded output of Branca-led no-wave legends The Static and Theoretical Girls.
Tim Buckley – Look At The Fool [Reissue/1975] CD (Manifesto)
Tim Buckley’s ninth and final studio album, originally released in 1974, a year before his death in June 1975. Funky and soulful, the material and music match the times and Buckley’s amazing phrasing and voice are top notch.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Translucent Fresnel: Live 72/73 CD (Ozit)
From the late-1960s through to 1980 John Peel collected tapes of recordings of Captain Beefheart’s live shows, particularly ones in the UK. During a tidy-up at Nan True’s Hole in 2003 he discovered around six large reels of tape containing many of Beefheart’s live UK performances. Here is the first volume of material from the tapes.