New CDs November 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of November. 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.


Ausmuteants - Band of the Future  


Band of the Future

This Australian punk band sound more like they have stepped out of the late 70s, but don’t let the album title put you off. This is real wild rollercoaster music.


Badbadnotgood - III



Post-bop hip hop jazz from Canadian group Badbadnot good. Their third album and all their own compositions.


Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Bela Fleck and Abigail Wasburn


Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

From traditional folk to classical and beyond, this husband and wife duo are banjo players extraordinaire. 


Blood Orange - Freetown Sound


Freetown Sound
Blood Orange

Very contemporary funk, and quite a personal and political album for Devonté Hynes.


Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels


Fallen Angels
Bob Dylan

His second tribute album to another musical icon – Frank Sinatra – sees Dylan in a slightly more upbeat mood than “Shadows in the Night.” An idiosyncratic, romantic vision of 20th century America.


Cass McCombs - Mangy Love


Mangy Love
Cass McCombs

The latest album from singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, this one continues his renegade approach to Indie music mixing sometimes caustic lyrics with an overriding smooth '70s veneer.

Clairy Browne - Pool


Clairy Browne

No sign of the retro-soul that you might remember from her “Baby Caught the Bus” album. But a whole lot of very stylish disco pop and funk.


Joan Baez - Diamantes


Joan Baez

Joan Baez's latest live album, 'Diamantes' was originally created for a tour of South America. It includes Spanish language songs culled from earlier albums. With her mesmerizing voice, Spanish is indeed the lovin’ tongue.


Levon Helm - Ramble at the Ryman


Ramble at the Ryman
Levon Helm

The late and sadly missed Levon Helm plays a handful of classic tunes from his years with the Band, plus some traditional covers. This concert was recorded the year before he died in 2012.


Manu Dibango - Afro Soul Machine


Afro Soul Machine
Manu Dibango

This 2011 album is just one in the long career of Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player Manu Dibango. His style is an exciting fusion of jazz, funk and traditional Cameroonian music.


Mick Harvey - Delirium Tremens


Delirium Tremens
Mick Harvey

Harvey covers the idiosyncratic work of French pop icon Serge Gainsbourg.


Nadia Reid - Listen to the Formation Look for the Signs


Listen to the Formation Look for the Signs
Nadia Reid

New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid sings of love and failure with a beautiful economy evoking the folky sounds of Gillian Welch and Laura Marling.


Nemanja Radulovic - Paganini Fantasy


Paganini Fantasy
Nemanja Radulovic

Violinist Radulovic  has created an exceptional disc by any standards and hard to better as an introduction to Paganini's genius.


Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway


The Getaway
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Their latest album sees the band in top form. While there is a trademark metal feel to some of the songs, others explore new territory, at times bordering on 60s psychedelia.


Shawn Colvin - The Best Of Shawn Colvin


The Best of Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin

Colvin was one of the leading lights of the 'new folk' movement, and lately she has recorded with Steve Earle. There are some great tunes here.


Three Aztecs and a Chain - Down the Beaten Track


Down the Beaten Track
Three Aztecs and a Chain

If you have fond memories of the 72 Sunbury Pop Festival then this album of goodtime blues and hard driving rock is for you. For the rest of us, this is a reminder of how good Oz pub-rock could be.


Tom Waits - Mule Variations


Mule Variations
Tom Waits

An album that has aged well over 15 years, Mule Variations gives Waits fans what they want, from quirky ballads to psycho blues.


Trixie Whitley - Porta Bohemica


Porta Bohemica
Trixie Whitley

This is the latest album from Whitley, the prolific and multitalented singer and instrumentalist. While her music is rooted in the past, the songs here are all new.


Various - 100 Greatest Australian Singles of the 60s


100 Greatest Australian Singles of the 60s

Released in conjunction with a book of the same name, these hits say it all about the greatest decade for Australian popular music.


Various - God Don't Never Change 


God Don’t Never Change – the songs of Blind Willie Johnson
Various artists

Traditional gospel blues interpreted by artists as diverse as Sinead O’Connor, Tom Waits and the Cowboy Junkies.









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