New Music Roundup, November 19th – November 25th

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This is probably the last one for the year, although I might do one closer to the end of December to round up anything that got released during the holiday season. As usual most releases will be big classic rock packages or compilations or box sets or the like, so there won’t be too much to list here.

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Ozzmium: The New Heavy, November 19th – November 25th

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New Music Roundup, November 12th – November 18th

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One of my Trademark Changes of Heart

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I’m going to rework how I approach the new music roundups, just because they’re getting unwieldy and slightly difficult to accomplish on a weekly basis given other concerns (work, writing, family, etc.) Everything will still be there, I’m just not going to try to wrack my brain to be pithy about a bunch of albums that ultimately don’t really warrant it. So going forward I’m only going to annotate records with over four stars and group them as highlights of the week. Anything with 1.5 or less I’ll write some snark on and group as lowlights. The broad middle will just get listed, Christgau style, with a rating and, very rarely, a few words if I have something funny to say. I’ll probably move the metal albums to their own section – they get so lonely at the bottom and I know I have a few people in my life who would be more likely to read them if they were out on their own. This year has been a good course in getting back into the swing of listening to everything again, but there are more efficient ways to communicate it. Anyway, if there’s less actual writing going on in upcoming NMR posts that’s why. Hell, maybe I’ll be able to get them out by Friday again if I do this. Maybe.

New Music Roundup, November 5th – November 11th

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New Music Roundup, October 29th-November 4th

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New Music Roundup, October 22nd – October 28th

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New Music Roundup, October 15th-October 21st

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New Music Roundup, October 8th-October 14th

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