In 1999, Dexys Midnight Runners frontman Kevin Rowland released My Beauty, his second solo album. Unfortunately, the album was instantly overshadowed by its (un)controversial cover, amongst other problems. Twenty years later, the album finally gets the loving reissue and reevaluation it deserves.
The Recoup Song Of The Day for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 is “New Slang (When You Notice The Stripes) by The Shins, taken from the Sub Pop release, When I Goose-Step.
Taken from Surrender: Twentieth Anniversary Edition, out now on Virgin Records.
Taken from the Frog Pad Records release, Elevation.
The auspicious debut album of Louisville, Kentucky rockers My Morning Jacket might not fully possess the potent spark that would define the band’s later recordings, but there’s enough strong evidence here that the young band knew they had something special.
In 1999, Japanese electronic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto decided to address the coming new millennium with an album that hearkened back to Classical sounds of the early 20th Century, resulting in one of his most sublime albums to date.
At the end of 1999, Prince reemerged, signed to a new record label with his first new album of newly recorded, non-archival material. This three-disc set compiles the original record, a rare fan-club only release, and a DVD of his New Year’s Eve 1999 pay-per-view concert. Though more a stutter-step than the intended comeback, it proved that The Artist was still Prince.
This stripped-down, slightly psychedelic record was a collaboration between members of Seaweed and Screaming Trees.
This EP, initially released in 1999 in super-limited numbers in Japan, served as a rare balm for Modest Mouse fans worried that their signing to Epic Records would change them, offering early versions of songs from their 2000 major label debut, The Moon & Antarctica.
California-based dreampop band Trespassers William would make a handful of gorgeously hazy and well-received records. Anchor, their debut album, sees its first major reissue since its 1999 release, and is a more stripped down and minimal affair.