New CDs January 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of January. We add a new CDs page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.


Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds
Beach Boys

Possibly the best Beach Boys album and arguably one of the best pop albums of the 1960s. The vocal harmonies are awesome and the production symphonically surreal.


Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar

Born to Play Guitar
Buddy Guy

There are some terrific guest artists on this album, but it is Buddy’s guitar and juke-joint attitude that dominates.


Dr Dre - Compton

Dr Dre

This is West Coast rap at its hardest and baddest.


Sing Into My Mouth - Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell

Sing Into My Mouth
Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell 

These folk-inspired covers traverse almost 50 years of American music.


Jess Ribeiro - Kill it Yourself

Kill it Yourself
Jess Ribeiro

Cinematic, subtle, mysterious music, that’s what the critics say. Do yourself a favour and listen to Ribeiro’s tales of life on the fringe of Australian society.


 Josh Pyke - But for All These Shrinking Hearts

But for All These Shrinking Hearts
Josh Pyke

Australian singer-songwriter Josh Pyke’s fifth studio album is a beautiful and thoughtful indie release.


Lindi Ortega - Faded Gloryville

Faded Gloryville
Lindi Ortega

She’s got a sweet voice and these songs highlight Ortega’s ability to peel back the layers of country convention and find strange new emotions beneath.


 James Horner Pas de Deux - Mari & Hakon Samuelson

James Horner Pas de Deux
Mari & Hakon Samuelson 

Norwegian violinist and cellist Mari & Hakon Samuelson interpret Horner’s dreamy minimalist work from 2014, Pas de Deux.


Meg Baird - Don't Weigh Down the Light

Don’t Weigh Down the Light
Meg Baird

Reflecting the English psychedelic folk tradition of the 60s, this atmospheric and bittersweet album is the perfect showcase for Baird’s beautiful voice.


Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami

Bahdeni Nami
Omar Souleyman

If you are unfamiliar with Arabic ‘wedding singers’ then Syrian singer Souleyman presents an accessible selection of traditional and modern songs.


Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl

Mystery Girl
Roy Orbison

Released soon after his death in December 1988, this album oozes the bright, bold pop that Orbison excelled in.


Sharon Robinson - Caffeine

Sharon Robinson

This gifted singer and song writer is also a long-time collaborator with Leonard Cohen.


Slim Harpo - The Best of Slim Harpo

Best of Slim Harpo
Slim Harpo

A major influence on the Rolling Stones, Slim Harpo’s Swamp Blues deserves to be re-discovered.


Slime - Company


London producer Slime creates sumptuous, swaying music that flows freely. Don’t be put off by the album cover, this is accessible electronic hip-hop.


Sonny Landreth - Bound by the Blues

Bound by the Blues
Sonny Landreth

If you like scorching slide guitar and stripped down blues, this album is for you. A nice mix of originals and classic covers.



The Rubens

While this album has had mixed reviews, there is no mistaking The Rubens penchant for classic rock music.


Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late
Tommy Emmanuel

A brilliant blend of country, blues and Spanish, this instrumental album is his first solo production for over a decade.


Various artists - Cold Cold Heart

Cold Cold Heart – where Country meets Soul Vol 3
Various artists

A really satisfying trip to the late 60s, this album includes the likes of Percy Sledge, George Benson, The Supremes and Bobby Bland.


Various artists - Tell Me What'd I Say

Tell Me What’d I Say – the Atlantic story 1955-60
Various artists

The very best of one of the greatest record labels of all time. Fifty tracks of 50s musical goodness for you to enjoy.


 Wilco - Star Wars

Star Wars

This, Wilco’s 11th studio album, rocks with the easy-going confidence of a world-class band.


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