New Reviews for November 24, 2023

Nowhere to Go But Up
On their third album of 2023, the Dayton rockers embrace enormous production and more complex arrangements for their ever-odd pop songs.
- Fred Thomas
The Yes Album [Super Deluxe Edition]
Rhino / Rhino Atlantic
The first album where the band's well-known and exceedingly popular prog rock sound comes together completely -- presented here with new mixes and live tracks.
- Tim Sendra
HeavenEditor's choice
Forever Living Originals
Third solo album of traditional and resonant soul-rooted R&B from the Sault singer/songwriter.
- Andy Kellman
Happy Holiday!
Jim James and his bandmates deliver nine sweetly sad songs for late, lonely nights in the Yuletide season.
- Mark Deming
Love & Fury: The Holloway Road Sessions 1962-1966Editor's choice
Cherry Red
This deep dive into the band's sessions with Joe Meek offers a wealth of insight into their music and the producer's bag of tricks.
- Heather Phares
Illuminated 1989Editor's choice
Unearthing of the true first album from the sorta-shoegaze North Carolinian outliers, recorded with (and remastered by) Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie.
- Andy Kellman
Catch the Groove: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1967Editor's choice
Anagram / Elemental Music / Jazz Detective / Jazz Detective
A multi-disc set revealing the great vibraphonist as he plays his particular brand of Latin jazz in a club setting.
- Thom Jurek
Sisters [Deluxe Edition]
Cherry Red
Crisp and clean jangle pop album bolstered by the hit single "Cath" -- presented here with an altered track list and many extras.
- Tim Sendra
Solar Fire
AllMusic Staff Pick - November 30, 2023
November 30, 1973
Fans of muscular progressive rock will love Solar Fire, a concept album loosely designed around cosmology. The album was groundbreaking when it was released 50 years ago today, and is still a delightful listen. If you like the hard-edged side of Manfred Mann, this may be your favorite album.
- Richard Foss