Vinyl New Arrivals 1/13/2017

The XX I See You (indie exclusive clear vinyl) review spotify

Run the Jewels 3 Gold Vinyl  review  spotify

Flaming Lips  Oczy Mlody Purple/Orange vinyl  review  spotify

Bonobo  Migration  Deluxe Double Vinyl  review  spotify

Lady Lamb  Tender Warriors Club  review  spotify

Killers  Hot Fuss

Winged Victory For the Sullen  Iris Soundtrack review  spotify

Tokyo Police Club Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness  review  spotify

Sohn  Rennen review  spotify

Flo Morrissey/Matthew E. White Gentlewoman, Ruby Man  spotify  review

Clint Mansell  The Fountain soundtrack

Jerry Goldsmith  Gremlins soundtrack

Blasting Company Over the Garden Wall soundtrack

Tom Chaplin  Wave  review  spotify

Code Orange  Forever review  spotify

The Drip  Haunting Fear of Inevitability  review  spotify

Black Anvil  As Was  review  spotify

Madness  Can’t Touch Us Now  review  spotify

Chavez  Cockfighters  review  spotify

Chemical  Brothers  reissues:

Come With Us (solid red vinyl)

Dig Your Own Hole (solid white vinyl)

Exit Planet Dust (clear vinyl)

Further (transparent green vinyl)

Push The Button (transparent blue vinyl)

Surrender (solid blue vinyl)

We Are the Night (coke bottle clear vinyl)

Vinyl New Arrivals 1/10/2017

Rhino’s Start Your Ear Off Right has some selected special edition re-issues

Get Free Calendar with purchase of these titles

John Prine  John Prine

Lil’Kim  Hard Core

Soundtrack Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Psychedelic Splatter colored vinyl

Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View Yellow/Black swirl colored vinyl


Vinyl New Arrivals 1/6/2017

New Releases

Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Spotify Review

Gone is Gone Echolocation Spotify Review

Kat Wright By My Side Spotify

Apartment 3 Apartment 3 Facebook Soundcloud

Honus Honus Use Your Delusion Spotify Review

Neil Young Peace Trail Spotify  Review


KD Lang Shadowland

Rolling Stones In Mono 16 lp box

Destroyer 666 Defiance

Misery Index Killing Gods

Sam Cooke One Night Stand! Live the Harlem Square Club





Enter Your Top 5 Favorites of 2016!


Music hounds! It’s that time of year once again, when we pore over the phenomenal releases or reissues of 2016 (and there were LOTS) to select le creme de la creme.

Enter your top five favorite records with some brief descriptions, and we’ll post your musings here. Let us know about your favorite tracks also for inclusion in what’s sure to be the Awesomist Playlist Of All Time. 2016 itself may not have felt like halcyon days, but the recordings have been undoubtedly wondrous.

Entrants will also be entered for a randomly selected drawing for a Pure Pop gift certificate, so get on that keyboard clackity clack! Submit to mike@purepoponline to share your magic.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

-Your Friends at Pure Pop

Give the Gift of Music

So our annual holiday sale ends after this Sunday, January 8th.  Don’t miss the final days to get the following cds at the low price of $9.99.  After the list of cds, there is a separate list of vinyl at good discounts that will go back to their regularly scheduled price on Monday.

Band:                                                                         Album:

Anthrax For All Kings
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sea Of Noise
J Dilla The Diary
DJ Shadow The Mountain Will fall
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 1
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
John Prine For Better, or Worse
Margo Price Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
Green Day Revolution Radio
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor
Young The Giant Home Of The Strange
Head and the Heart Signs of Light
Mac Miller The Divine Feminine (Explicit)
Regina Spektor Remember Us To Life
Fitz and the Tantrums Fitz and the Tantrums
The Monkees Good Times!
Tegan and Sara Love You to Death
Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Weezer Weezer (White Album)
Eric Clapton I Still Do
Blood Orange Freetown Sound
The Kills Ash & Ice
Shovels & Rope Busted Jukebox: Volume 1
Lumineers Cleopatra
The Julie Ruin Hit Reset
Dawes We’re All Gonna Die
Nick Waterhouse Never Twice
Bon Iver 22, A Million
The Bangles Ladies & Gentlemen… The Bangles
Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive
Beach House Depression Cherry
Father John Misty I Love You Honey Bear
Goat Requiem
Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Angel Olsen My Woman
Explosions In The Sky The Wilderness
DIIV Is The Is Are
Bob Weir Blue Mountain
Willie Nelson For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price
Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection
David Bowie Legacy
Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You
Mike Watt Ring Spiel Tour ’95
Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
Cage The Elephant Tell Me I’m Pretty
Ray Lamontagne Ouroboros
Sia This Is Acting

And we have some excellent vinyl titles on sale as well

John Prine For Better, or Worse $17.46

John Prine In Spite of Ourselves $17.46

The Strokes Is This It $17.46

Michael Jackson Thriller $17.46

Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang $17.46

A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders $17.46

Bob Weir Blue Mountain $9.99

Willie Nelson For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price $17.46

Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection $20.96

Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You $20.96

Mike Watt Ring Spiel Tour ’95 $20.96

Modern Baseball Holy Ghost $17.46

Weezer Weezer (White Album) $17.46

Panic! at the Disco Death Of A Bachelor $17.46

Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth $17.46

The Head and The Heart Signs of Light $17.46

Green Day Revolution Radio $17.46

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface $20.96

Conor Oberst Ruminations $17.46

Margo Price Midwest Farmer’s Daughter $14.96

Eric Clapton I Still Do $20.96

Shovels & Rope Busted Jukebox: Volume 1 $17.46

Lumineers Cleopatra $20.96

The Julie Ruin Hit Reset $14.96

Tacocat Lost Time $14.96

Nick Waterhouse Never Twice $17.46


Holy Fuck Congrats $17.46

Bon Iver 22, A Million $17.46

Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago $17.46

Bon Iver Bon Iver $17.46

Beach House Depression Cherry $17.46

Father John Misty I Love You, Honey Bear $17.46

Goat Requiem $17.46

Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not $14.96

Angel Olsen My Woman $14.96

John Carpenter Lost Themes II $14.96

Wild Nothing Life of Pause $17.46

Cymbals Eat Guitars Pretty Years $17.46

Explosions In The Sky The Wilderness $17.46

Miles Davis Kind Of Blue $20.96


Featured Release-Blood Orange

Freetown Sound
CD $12.49
LP $24.96

“In a press release, Hynes explained that the record was influenced by his mother and father moving to London from Guyana and Sierra Leone, respectively, at the same age he moved from London to New York. It’s an album about ‘being black in England, being black in America,’ as Hynes puts it, thematically focusing on the multitudes that contains…”Read more at Consequence of Sound

Recommended New Releases – Dinosaur Jr., Wye Oak, Gov’t Mule

Dinosaur Jr – Give a Glimpse of What Your Not
The album’s first half gets back to Beyond’s limber, conventionally riff-based fare, albeit with a greater pop sensibility than we’ve ever known from the band. Generally high-quality Dinosaur Jr-by-numbers, Mascis’ lightning bolt soloing counterpointing his introverted drawls, one gets the feeling they could churn this stuff out eternally. Lyrically, Mascis is his usual lovably directionless self throughout, positing “what went wrong?”, singing of “crawling around” and being “lost all day”, yet he never met a dead end that couldn’t be cracked with a guitar solo. Read the full review on The Line of Best Fit

Why Oak – Tween
The sonic rapture of “If You Should See” clouds an acceptance of romantic stability (“It doesn’t take me by the throat/but it’s an outcome I’ll never have to run from”) and throughout Tween, Wasner maintains the composure she’s shown in remarkable duets with Patrick Stickles and Samuel Herring, her spangly pop project Dungeonesse and the shoegaze-indebted Flock of Dimes. The flipside of hearing Wasner comfortably fit into so many contexts is that it starts to feel like Wye Oak is in a no-win competition with everyone’s personal Best of Jenn Wasner mixtape. Read the full review on Pitchfork

Gov’t Mule – Telstar Sessions
The album consists of 10 tracks that formed the band’s very first, and never-before-released, demos made in June 1994 at Tel-Star Studios in Florida. They have been mixed and mastered anew however the rawness and energy of those early days are still clearly heard and, if anything, enhanced.

This was the original line-up of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody & Matt Abts. It was the line-up for the first three studio albums and is still considered by many to be the definitive line-up. Allen Woody tragically passed away in 2000 at the age of 44, and his place was eventually taken for a while by former Black Crowes bassist Andy Hess. Read the full review on Maximum Volume Music

Violet Ultraviolet – Pop City Vinyl onsale Now

“Violet Ultraviolet is the recording project of Burlington-based singer-songwriter Jake Brennan, who pulled stints in local indie-jangle bands Paper Castles and Shelly Shredder. VU typically features a rotating lineup of other local folkies and indie rockers such as Wren Kitz and Rob Voland. But for his latest release, Brennan struck out solo, recording Pop City over a two-year period with Ryan Power of Stu Stu Studio.

The album’s warm, spacious sound recalls the modern minimalism of Kurt Vile and Real Estate — though Brennan’s nasally vocals reach back several decades earlier to the likes of Neil Young. Accordingly, a cozy 1970s rock vibe washes over the album, bathing the listener in a steady rhythm that evokes a brooding beach drive at twilight.” – Via Seven Days

On the title track “Pop City”:

“When I wrote this song on an acoustic guitar I thought it was a really poppy sounding song,” he says. “I just thought it had pop hooks and I was almost embarrassed when I was going to play it for the band at the time. I was like, this song … is a little bit much. And so I named it “Pop City” as a joke, like a jab at the song.”

“I was listening to these Steely Dan tapes I borrowed from Ryan [Power]. I was listening to the Carpenters, I was listening to Hall & Oates, like this weird, cheesy seventies music,” Brennan says. “Then it sort of felt like it was an odd collection of songs when we started the sessions and it kind of felt like Ryan and I were building this place for these songs to live.” – Via Vermont Public Radio

Special Gray Vinyl


Recommended New Releases – The Avalanches, Car Seat Headrest, Jeff Beck

The Avalanches – Wildflower
On the whole, the indie pop songs are more successful than the tracks featuring rappers. “Colours,” the first Jonathan Donahue feature, sounds like a lost classic of psychedelic pop from a forgotten Elephant 6 offshoot, a lysergic mix of backward beats, warbly guitar, and wide-eyed vocals awed by the overpowering beauty of the world. Read the full review on Pitchfork

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
The distortion-laden songs on Teens Of Denial build and soar, often repeatedly within a few minutes. This isn’t entirely new for the band; Toledo previously released 11 rock records as Car Seat Headrest’s sole, overdubbed performer (including last year’s excellent Teens Of Style). Teens Of Denial’s full lineup only adds to those albums’ intensity. From the first notes of album opener “Fill In The Blank,” in which a chiming, distorted electric guitar is joined by a clockwork kick drum—only to periodically stop on a dime—it’s clear that Teens Of Denial is going to be an exciting burst of fits and starts that add up to an electrifying whole. Read the full review on AV club

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
Here is an album which is enjoyable, fun and also delivering a personal statement of observations about the time we are living in. Jeff Beck innovates and continues to add different essences to guitar playing. He once said his aim was to make people forget he was a guitar player and, while you may understand what he means, there is little chance of that. But he is a guitar player who keeps delivering, bringing new sounds to the instrument, finding new doors to break through and never for an instant hitting inertia. Read the full review on Something Else