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Great new albums for your deep-freeze soundtrack

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By and large, live music is being pushed back. Not canceled! That’s an important distinction as we see shows move from January to March or March to May.

But we need some songs to guide us to spring. Thankfully, the next few weeks will be filled with great ones. And loud ones. And sublime ones. And ones that hit like world-beating club bangers. Here are the albums that will give them to us.

“Laurel Hell,” Mitski, due Feb. 4

Mitski’s album cover for “Laurel Hell.” (Photo courtesy artist management)

This is where Mitski goes from the underground champ to the mainstream star. Her game plan to do that? Bust out songs that mix modern electro with “Flashdance” vibes (“The Only Heartbreaker”), and Kate Bush mystique with downtempo magic (“Heat Lightning”), and electro, “Flashdance,” Kate Bush and downtempo bits (Love Me More”).

“The Wrath of the Clouds,” Marissa Nadler, due Feb. 4

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Marissa Nadler (Photo by Nick Fancher)

On the heels of her ninth solo album, 2021’s “The Path of the Clouds,” Boston’s own Marissa Nadler delivers another minor masterpiece. “The Wrath of the Clouds” features an eerie seafaring epic to rival “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,” a haunted waltz and a couple of covers done in her unique, doom folk style.

“Heterosexuality,” Shamir, due Feb. 11

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“Heterosexuality” album by Shamir (Photo courtesy artist management)

Shamir has already done garage rock, indie pop and synth-heavy dreamscapes. They have all been great. They all seem like prologue. “Heterosexuality” booms and whispers like a grand statement. It pairs pain with industrial music, healing with Top 40 grooves, both with grunge (sometimes in a single track).

“Lucifer on the Sofa,” Spoon, due Feb. 11

Spoon’s 10th album rocks. That was the plan. Written and recorded over the last two years, the album from the indie kings unloads big guitars, odd guitars, big hooks and odd hooks. “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton,” frontman Britt Daniel said. Also: “I spent a lot of 2018 and 2019 listening to ZZ Top,” he added.

“Life on Earth,” Hurray for the Riff Raff, due Feb. 18

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s 2017 album “The Navigator” made my Top 10 albums of the decade list (tremendous, forceful songs about youthful naivete and ancient wisdom, gentrification and genocide). For the follow-up, she promises an LP of “nature punk.” The world is a mess. This is just the artist to meditate on disaster, surviving and thriving.

“The Tipping Point,” Tears for Fears, due Feb. 25

The early singles from “The Tipping Point” have been heavy: The title track bottled the agony of watching a loved one lose their fight against a deadly disease; “Break The Man” swipes the patriarchy. The duo has also shot them through with touchstones from Tears for Fears’ sonic legacy. Expect an album full of intimacy and goliath hooks, new wave shimmer, soulful turns and folk harmonies.

“Crash,” Charli XCX, due March 18

Last year, a fan on Twitter asked Charli XCX if Janet Jackson was still an inspiration for “Crash.” She responded with the best and weirdest thing you could imagine: “janet but also cameo, sister sledge, serge gainsborg (cq), steve vai black eyed peas, charlie puth, cyndi, rick james, taylor dayne, boy meets girl, belinda carlisle and more.” If half this is true, this LP will floor a generation.

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Best Buy lowers outlook as Q1 results show inflation’s bite

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Best Buy lowers outlook as Q1 results show inflation’s bite

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. posted first-quarter results that showed shoppers pulled back on spending, while higher costs ate into profits.

The nation’s largest consumer electronics chain also cut its annual outlook, noting a deteriorating macro economic environment.

Best Buy was among a handful of big winners in the pandemic, as shoppers splurged on tech equipment like laptops to create home offices to help them with remote work or cater to the needs of their children for virtual learning. But like many retailers, Best Buy is struggling with rising costs for everything from labor to shipping. The electronics chain also had to navigate global chip shortages. Another round of COVID-19 lockdowns in China is only worsening the problem. And soaring fuel costs and the return of promotions are hurting the bottom line.

Meanwhile, Best Buy, like other retailers, is also adjusting to changing shopping behavior. Demand for electronics is cooling as consumers go back to the office and resume normal lives. Inflation is also making shoppers scrutinize their purchases. In particular, CEO Corie Barry told reporters on a call Tuesday that purchases by lower-income shoppers, who were new Best Buy customers during the pandemic, have recently fallen off.

Best Buy follows other major retailers like Walmart and Target in reporting that inflation has taken a bite out of earnings. The other big discounters also reported shifts in spending. Target said that it didn’t anticipate a lightening quick return by consumers to more normalized spending. Purchases of big TVs and appliances that Americans loaded up on during the pandemic have faded, leaving Target with a bloated inventory that must be marked down to sell.

Barry said she expected this year’s results to be weaker than last year as it lapped stimulus payments and other government support and planned for higher costs in its supply chain. But she noted macro economic conditions worsened since it provided its financial outlook in early March, which resulted in its sales being slightly lower than its expectations.

“Sustained high levels of inflation is having an impact broadly again on the consumer, who we feel is pulling back at a faster, deeper pace than we initially assumed,” Barry said.

Barry said Best Buy has a healthy inventory of products, though she noted there are still some isolated areas where there is a shortfall.

Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail, said given the multitude of challenges, Best Buy fared reasonably well. It noted that while Best Buy has suffered from out-of-stocks because of supply issues, it still has better availability than others because of its size and its strong relationship with vendors. That has helped it retain customers and spending, he noted.

Still, Saunders said he’s worried about the consumer psyche.

“Electronics are highly discretionary, big-ticket items,” he said. ”This puts them directly in the firing line of households looking to trim expenditure.” He also noted that the general demand for electronics is also taking a hit from society returning to normality.

“People are home less, many have returned to the office and classroom, and leisure activities such as attending sports events and movies has risen,” he added.

Best Buy, based in Richfield, Minnesota, reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $341 million, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and restructuring costs, came to $1.57 per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.59 per share.

But consumer electronics retailer posted revenue of $10.65 billion in the period, down 8.5% from the year-ago period. But revenue still topped topped analysts’ forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.43 billion.

The company saw comparable sales decline across almost all categories, with the largest drivers being computing and home theater. The metric, a key measure of a retailer’s health, measures sales in stores open at least a year.

Domestic online revenue was down 4.9% on a comparable basis, and as a percentage of total domestic revenue, online revenue was 30.9% versus 33.2% last year.

Best Buy expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.40 to $9 per share, with revenue in the range of $48.3 billion to $49.9 billion. Previously, it expected per-share results of $8.85 to $9.15 and revenue of $49.3 billion to $50.8 billion

Analysts expected $8.88 per share on $50.17 billion for the year.

Best Buy shares have declined 29% since the beginning of the year, while the S&P’s 500 index has fallen 17%. The stock has decreased 37% in the last 12 months.

Shares rose about 1.4% to $73.62 in morning trading.

 

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FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22: May 24 Release, Time And Plot Speculations

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FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22: May 24 Release, Time And Plot Speculations

FBI Most Wanted is a famous American detective drama television program that premiered on January 7, 2020. René Balcer conceived this tv show, which has been produced by Wolf Entertainment. After only a few episodes, the sitcom became so popular that it was renewed for a second season.

CBS extended the sitcom for season 3 in March 2021, which will be broadcast on September 21, 2021. The majority of the episodes of FBI Most Wanted Season 3 have already aired. The viewers are amazed by this program and are desperate to learn when the next episode, FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22, will be released. If you are also waiting then, you’ve come to the perfect spot. On this page, we have updated all of the information regarding FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22.

What is the Story About?

“The plot primarily revolves around the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force, a small and unorthodox squad designed to track down and apprehend infamous individuals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted List.” The research team is led by Supervisory Special Agent Jess LaCroix, who is also a crime analyst and adept stalker. Special Investigator Sheryl Barnes, a former investigator with a background in behavioral science and the group’s second in leadership, is an Army veteran, and a technology genius. Other group members include the squad’s intelligence specialist, Special Agent Clinton Skye, a highly skilled sharpshooter with a law background and one of LaCroix’s most accomplished operatives, and his brother-in-law.”

When will FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22 Be Released? And What is its Plot Speculation

The next episode is called “A Man Without a Country.” The episode would premiere on CBS on May 24, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET. It is also available to watch online. The show portrays the crew as they pursue an oligarch who embarks on a horror rampage to leave an untenable position.

Where to watch FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 22?

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The upcoming episode of FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 would run on CBS the following Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. Paramount+ allows you to view episodes streaming. You may also follow the series live on CBS’s online site. FBI: MW season 3 episodes premiere once a week on the channel and digitally.

There is also a plethora of different viewing and VOD services where you may enjoy the series digitally. Season 3 is now available for viewing on Paramount Plus, Spectrum On-Demand, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, and Pluto TV for free with advertisements. Season 3 are also available on Apple iTunes, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Amazon Video, and Google Play Movies.

Recap of FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 21

In the FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 21, the teacher told her customer about the school. Along with this, she cleared up the financial difficulties building following an in-home yoga lesson. The teacher granted a loan by his wife. On that day, the pair arrived at the instructor’s house and demanded the funds refunded. The instructor returned the payment and inquired as to why her spouse mentioned a school from her background. Then she brutally slaughtered them!

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