This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, December 3 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.
- bEEdEEgEE Sum/One
- New solo project for Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance
- Black Flag What The…
- First studio album in nearly 30 years for the revived band, whose lineup includes co-founding guitarist Greg Ginn
- Boston Life, Love & Hope
- First new studio album in a decade
- British Sea Power From The Sea To The Land Beyond OST
- Digital only in the U.S.
- Marley Carroll Sings
- Glen Hansard Drive All Night EP
- Ryan Kelly Life
- Leona Lewis Christmas, With Love
- Muse Live at Rome Olympic Stadium CD+DVD/Blu-ray
- Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams DVD
- Jake Owen Days of Gold
- She & Him The Capitol Studios Sessions EP
- Digital only
- Britney Spears Britney Jean
- The Stone Roses Made of Stone DVD/Blu-ray
- Various Sons of Anarchy: Vol. 3 OST
- Various The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event) OST
- Various US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 DVD
- Includes performances by The Clash, U2, Missing Persons, INXS, Stevie Nicks, Judas Priest, and more
- Xiu Xiu Nina
- Nina Simone tribute album
More streaming and downloadable new music
- Brendan Benson
- ALBUM You Were Right streaming at Pitchfork.
- Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla
- ALBUM 7 Days of Funk (out 12/10) streaming at NPR.
- Guided by Voices
- TRACK "Littlest League Possible" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- R. Kelly
- ALBUM Black Panties (out 12/10) streaming at Vibe.
- Marissa Nadler
- TRACK "Half as Much" downloadable from Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Running To The Sea" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
- Sam Smith
- TRACK "Money on My Mind" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Velvet Underground
- TRACK "I'm Not a Young Man Anymore" (previously unreleased) streaming at Soundcloud.
- Neil Young
- ALBUM Live at the Cellar Door (out 12/10) streaming at Rolling Stone.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Wild Feathers (Kimmel)
- Tuesday: Daughtry (Arsenio), Dawes (Conan), Toro Y Moi (Kimmel)
- Wednesday: R. Kelly (Kimmel), Ne-Yo (Arsenio)
- Thursday: R. Kelly (Arsenio), Jake Owen (Kimmel)
- Saturday: One Direction (Saturday Night Live)
Recent artist and industry news
- Reggae artist Junior Murvin, best known as the singer of "Police & Thieves" (later covered by The Clash), died today at the age of 67. - NME
- Though they aren't officially breaking up, The Walkmen will be going on "extreme hiatus" (with no further activity planned) after a few more live dates this week. - Washington Post
The latest music videos
Eminem, "Rap God":
Yo La Tengo, Ira Glass, and Eugene Mirman, "Toymageddon":
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Belong":
Sky Ferreira, "Night Time, My Time":
Mogwai, "The Lord is Out of Control":
Major Lazer, "Sweat":
The Killers, "Christmas in L.A." [starring Owen Wilson]:
In the studio / coming soon
- A new Guided by Voices album, Motivational Jumpsuit, will arrive on February 18, 2014.
- Former Luna and Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham will release his full-length solo debut, Dean Wareham, on March 11; Jim James produces.
- A new three-track Burial EP should drop on December 16.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.