New Music to Stream on Hoopla: Fall 2023

new music on hoopla 2023

In the past few months, a lot of great records have come out, from new albums by some of today’s biggest stars, to previously unreleased material by some of the most iconic artists in music history. Below are eight exceptional new music releases that you can stream for free on HooplaDigital.com using your Livingston Library card. Tim (Let It Bleed Edition) – The Replacements The boxed set edition of The Replacements’ 1984 masterpiece Tim features a remaster of the original by producer Ed Stasium, plus dozens of alternate versions and demos of classic tracks. In a 10/10 review for Pitchfork, Jeremy D. Larson wrote: “What remains so great about Tim, and is emphasized over and over again on this new remix, is how [singer / songwriter Paul] Westerberg delivers each song as if it’s the last thing he’s ever going to do.” Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972 – 1975) – Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 3 offers previously unreleased demos and live recordings made by the great Joni Mitchell during the peak of her powers, including collaborations with Neil Young, James Taylor, and Chaka Khan. Writing for Paste Magazine, Saby Reyes-Kulkarni declared: “Joni Mitchell has left us with such a profound legacy that it didn’t seem possible for anything to come along and reveal more depth to her art. Against all odds, Archives, Vol. 3 does just that and more.” Chrome Dreams – Neil Young Recorded over four decades ago yet only officially released in August, the critical consensus on Chrome Dreams can be summed up by Doug Collette in his review for Glide Magazine: “Listening to this single collection of so many tracks familiar from the Canadian rock icon’s albums in the mid-to-late Seventies, it’s hard not to agree with what might otherwise sound like hyperbole: this is one of, if not the finest effort of the great iconoclast’s career.” World Music Radio – Jon Batiste Reviewing Jon Batiste’s follow-up to his Album of the Year Grammy winner We Are, AllMusic wrote: “Despite all of the guests and shifting stylistic moods, World Music Radio holds together nicely. The production has an organic, musically experimental vibe that feels like Batiste is really bridging his jazz and pop influences. There’s also a sense that he is digging deeper emotionally after a tough few years.” GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 2022, Olivia Rodrigo released her second album of punk-edged pop in September. AllMusic raves: “GUTS is emphatic proof that Rodrigo isn’t just good for a kid — she’s grown into an artist with plenty of things to say, and the confidence and eloquence to say them her way.” Perfect Picture – Hannah Diamond Reviewing the pop artist’s second full-length album, Matthew Kent from The Line of Best Fit says: “There’s a self-assuredness that runs throughout the project. Crisp and crystalline, the cohesiveness alone make Diamond’s latest re-imagining of pop pretty much perfect, but it’s her attention to detail that elevates it even higher.” Strays II – Margo Price This month, country star Margo Price released an expanded version of her 2023 album Strays with 9 new tracks. In a 5-star review, The Telegraph claimed that Strays “advances boldly into terrain occupied by such exalted US rock craftsmen as Jackson Browne and Tom Petty, with soulful vocal swagger, a widescreen band sound and a poetic lyrical depth that should leave most of her Nashville peers prostrate at her feet.” Set It Off – Offset Writing about the second solo album by Offset from the rap group Migos, Clash Music  said: “A glittering project that underlines Offset’s status as one of American rap’s MVPs, Set It Off doubles as an emotional mirror, as a form of autobiography. All that glitters isn’t gold – and very often the finest moments on this album are its most humble.” –Joe, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian