This Just In: Vauxhall And I

Morrissey – Vauxhall And I LP:
Listen: “Speedway”
The first time I heard Morrissey’s Vauxhall And I was in 1998 after my friend Thom made me buy it at a used CD store in Kendall. We were browsing the racks of usual suspects – ya know, R.E.M. – Monster, Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience, Crash Test Dummies – God Shuffled His Feet and all the other 3-buck castaways. Suddenly, Thom ran up to me and exclaimed “now my heart is full!” “Enthusiastic much?” I replied. “No, it’s a song – this great Morrissey song. This is his best solo album, buy it now!” So I did, and I couldn’t agree more.

I was familiar with The Smiths, but never got into Morrissey’s solo stuff until that day. And to this day I still think it’s his best solo work, as do many people I’ve discussed it with during late-night record nerd debates. This past Saturday was the first time I saw Morrissey perform, and while it was heavy on solo material I’m not so big on, he did play “Speedway,” my favorite track off Vauxhall, making me feel 16 all over again. Coincidentally and conveniently enough, the 20th Anniversary reissue of Vauxhall And I is out this week, and now my heart is full.

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Fill your heart – new releases, reissues and restocks…
American Analog Set – Know By Heart LP
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs 2LP
At The Drive In – Relationship Of Command 2LP
Badbadnotgood – III LP
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Belle And Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister LP; Tigermilk LP
Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi 3LP
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin LP
Bok Bok – Your Charizmatic Self 2LP
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation 2LP
British Sea Power – From The Sea To The Land Beyond 2LP
Bruno Coulais – Coraline OST 2LP
Cat Power – Moon Pix LP
Chicago Underground Duo – Locus LP
Chromeo – White Women 2LP
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Only Run LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots 2LP, CD
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
Dave Porter – Breaking Bad OST 2LP
Deerhunter – Monomania LP
Depeche Mode – Violator LP
Die Antwoord – Donker Mag CD
Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It LP
Eyehategod – s/t LP
Fall – White Lightning LP
FKA Twigs – EP2 12”
Flaming Lips – Oh My Gawd LP; Yoshimi LP
Fucked Up – Glass Boys LP, CD; Glass Boys (Indie) 2LP
Fujiya & Miyagi – Artificial Sweeteners LP+CD
Future Death – Special Victims LP
Future Islands – Singles LP
Gotan Project – La Revancha Del Tango 2LP
Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead LP
Harold Budd – Remixes 12”
Helms Alee/Young Widows – Split 12”
inc. – No World LP
Jon Brion – Paranorman OST 2LP
Jon Hassell – City Works 2LP
Jungle – Busy Earnin’ 12”
Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze 2LP
KVB – Out Of Body 10”
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP
Laraaji – Celestial Music 1978-2011 2LP; Remixes 12”
Led Zeppelin – s/t LP; II LP
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Emma Jean LP, CDFaithful Man LP; Magnolia 7
Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Return Of The Super Ape LP
Matisyahu – Akeda 2LP
National – Trouble Will Find Me 2LP
Orwells – Disgraceland LP
Pantera – Far Beyond Bootleg (Live From Donington ’94) LP
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal LP
Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted LP; Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP
Pelican – The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw 2LP
Pixies – Doolittle LP; Bossanova LP; Come On Pilgrim LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP
Purity Ring – Shrines LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork 2LP
Real Estate – Atlas LP
Red Fang – s/t LP
Roots – And Then You Shoot Your Cousin LP, CD
Russian Circles – Memorial LP
Savages – Silence Yourself LP
Skull Defekts – Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown LP
Spanish Gold – South Of Nowhere LP
Squarepusher x Z-Machines – Music For Robots LP
Stevie Wonder – Music Of My Mind LP
Swamp Dogg – Total Destruction To Your Mind LP
Thou – Heathen CD
Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines 2LP
Various – Bossa Jazz Vol. 1 2LP; Bossa Jazz Vol. 2 2LP
Various – Chicago Soul 2LP
Various – Hyperdub 10.1 2CD
Various – Miami Sound CD
World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5 – Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP
xx – s/t LP; Coexist LP