Best of November 2023

  • December 1, 2023
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Some of our favorite albums from November. Listen along with KRCL's Best of Playlist below.

Cat Power / Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert
In May of 1966, Bob Dylan performed at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. This was when Dylan went electric, upsetting many of his fans. They, or course, got over it. Due to a mislabeled bootleg of the show, it became known as the "Royal Albert Hall Concert." Dylan has long been one of Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power's musical heroes and in Nov of 2022 she took to the stage and performed the entire concert, song-for-song, and this time it was actually at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The entire show was recorded and is now available as Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert. Chan Marshall says she's loved Dylan's music since she was five-years-old and it shows in the great care she gives these wonderful live renditions. - Ebay Hamilton
Check out: Like a Rolling Stone, Fourth Time Around, and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

Jaime Wyatt / Feel Good
I was already excited when I read that Jaime Wyatt's new album was going to be produced and recorded with the Black Pumas' Adrian Quesada, and it did not disappoint. Country and Americana influences steeped with a deeply soulful sound reminiscent of something that might have come out of Muscle Shoals. Jaime says “A lot of us grow up feeling like we have to hide who we are just to be accepted, but that comes from a place of fear and judgment. I wrote these songs as a way of letting go of all that, as permission to feel good” and Feeling Good is exactly what happens after listening to the Country-Soul grooves of this great new record. - Ebay Hamilton
Check Out: World Worth Keeping, Back To The Country, and Hold Me One Last Time

Prince Fatty / Prince Fatty Meets the Gorgon in Dub
British sound engineer and record producer Mike Pelanconi, better known as Prince Fatty, scored a dream assignment from VP Music Group this year. On Prince Fatty Meets the Gorgon in Dub, he revisits the classic reggae catalog of Bunny Lee with new dubs of joints from the 1970s. The album features the voices of legends like Linval Thompson, Horace Andy, Cornel Campbell, and Don Carlos. As the story goes, Prince Fatty converted digital multi-track master recordings from the original Jamaican riddims back into the analog realm, creating new live mixes. The results are strong from top to bottom. - Gavin Dahl
Check out: Dub Is Shining, Jah Jah Dub The Conqueror, Garden of Dub

Other notable November releases:
Laura Veirs / Phone Orphans
Beirut / Hadsel
Kurt Vile / Back to Moon Beach
Andre 3000 / New Blue Sun
Iron & Wine / Who Can See Forever [Soundtrack]
Skinshape / Craterellus Tubaeformis 
Smile High / The Vibetape 
Aesop Rock / Integrated Tech Solutions 
Dirtwire / The Four Directions EP