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Weekend Recap Featuring all this week's bestsellers, preorders, reviews and features

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There was genuine sadness this week with the news about Mark Hollis. There has always been some serious love for Talk Talk here at Norman Records, and it's impossible to overstate the influence they've had on some of our very favourite bands - from Hood to These New Puritans. His early retirement from making music will always provoke those haunting "what if?" thoughts, and even though he's barely put a note down since his utterly superb solo album in 2011 his pioneering, uncompromising presence will always be missed.

It seems a bit crass to wax lyrical about this week's new music, so we'll keep this weekend's recap brief and to-the-point:

  • Forgive us for making an album out on our very own Public House Recordings our Album of the Week, but Horizzzons by Galerie Stratique is a true lost classic.
  • Hot on the heels of Galerie Stratique in AOTW terms was the new one from Snapped Ankles. "Here to save our souls," said our new boy, Will.
  • Dinked treated us to not one but two new editions this week. Those colour editions have both sold out now, of course, but there are still some regular copies of both the new Kevin Morby and the new (gasp!) Sebadoh.
  • Top reissue this week? Kilohertz by Elektroids makes a very, very good claim.
  • Top preorders? Impossible to choose, but if you order the new Big Thief then you might win a test pressing, and the last installment of the mammoth Kate Bush reissue campaign will doubtless be extremely popular.

Finally, it would be remiss of us not to mention that we've got a new member of staff in. His name is Will and he's an absolute demon when it comes to writing reviews. "The new Robin," as Clinton put it...and praise doesn't come much higher than that. Check out his prodigous output below.

Have a great weekend!

Team Norman

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Enjoy your weekend!

Team Norman