This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 13 unless otherwise indicated. Click on any LISTEN link to listen to a free, streaming version of the entire album (typically, available only during the week of release); streaming links go to AOL Music unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.
- 9th Wonder & Buckshot The Solution
- 9th Wonder & Murs The Final Adventure
- Christina Aguilera Lotus LISTEN
- Cee-Lo Green guests
- The Babies Our House on the Hill LISTEN (Spin)
- Second album for group featuring Kevin Morby of Woods and Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls
- Travis Barker and Yelawolf Psycho White EP LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- The Beatles Various vinyl reissues
- All of the recently remastered Beatles albums released on 180-gram vinyl, sold separately as well as together in a massive box set
- Marco Beltrami The Sessions OST
- Susan Boyle Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage
- Neneh Cherry & The Thing The Cherry Thing Remixes EP
- Features remixes by Four Tet, Jim O'Rourke, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, Merzbow, and more
- Clinic Free Reign
- Crystal Castles III LISTEN (Spotify)
- Deftones Koi No Yokan LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Lana Del Rey Born to Die: The Paradise Edition 3xCD+DVD
- Extended rerelease of debut album includes a second disc with eight new tracks, a third disc with remixes, and a DVD with videos
- Alexandre Desplat Rise of the Guardians OST
- Ramin Djawadi Person of Interest OST
- The Doobie Brothers Let the Music Play DVD/Blu-ray
- Authorized biography of the band; also contains some live footage
- Brian Eno LUX
- Warp Records release, consisting of a 76-minute ambient composition, is Eno's first solo album since 2005
- Fake Blood Cells LISTEN (3voor12)
- Peter Frampton FCA 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton DVD/Blu-ray
- Front Line Assembly AirMech
- Green Day ¡Dos! LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Guided by Voices Bears for Lunch
- Merely their third album of 2012 (so far)
- Hercules & Love Affair DJ Kicks
- Holly Herndon Movement
- Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston
- New 18-song greatest hits package
- How to Destroy Angels An Omen EP LISTEN
- Six new tracks from Trent Reznor-led band; digital/vinyl release
- Ital Dream On
- Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem The Mystery of Heaven
- Mark Kozelek Mark Kozelek on Tour: The Soundtrack 2xCD
- Frankie Knuckles Beyond the Tone Arm 2xCD
- Compilation includes new remixes, collaborations
- Aaron Lewis The Road LISTEN
- Lust for Youth Growing Seeds
- Stephen Lynch Lion 2xCD
- Machine Head Machine F**king Head Live 2xCD
- Madness Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da
- Roc Marciano Reloaded
- Dario Marianelli Anna Karenina OST
- Paul McCartney Live Kisses DVD/Blu-ray
- Motionless in White Infamous
- Carrie Newcomer Kindred Spirits: A Collection
- Omega Male Omega Male LISTEN (3voor12)
- Debut for new duo consisting of Fujiya & Miyagi's David Best and Sammy Rubin of Project Jenny, Project Jan
- One Direction Take Me Home LISTEN
- Oneida A List of the Burning Mountains
- Elvis Presley Prince From Another Planet 2xCD+DVD
- New package contains live recordings of two entire concerts recorded at Madison Square Garden in 1972; DVD contains fan-shot footage from one of the concerts, plus a press conference
- The Rolling Stones GRRR! Box set
- Career-spanning retrospective available in multiple versions, including a 3-CD set with 50 tracks and a 4-CD set with 80; both contain two new songs
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush
- Lalo Schifrin My Life in Music 4xCD
- Career-spanning box set compiles the legendary composer's film and television work (including some never-before-released material) as well as a selection of original jazz and classical pieces
- School of Seven Bells Put Your Sad Down EP LISTEN (Paste)
- Patti Smith Live at Montreux 2005 DVD/Blu-ray
- Sole Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing
- Sonic Youth Smart Bar – Chicago 1985
- Live album
- Soundgarden King Animal
- First album in 16 years
- Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 Box set INFO
- Collects Stevens' five most recent EPs of holiday music, recorded between 2006 and 2010
- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John This Christmas
- Yes, it's that John Travolta and that Olivia Newton-John; also guesting on this new album of holiday standards (and originals) are Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, and Kenny G
- Tyvek On Triple Beams LISTEN (3voor12)
- Various Call of Duty: Black Ops II OST
- Includes music by Trent Reznor and Jack Wall; iTunes release
- Various Killing Them Softly OST
- Various The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 OST
- Soundtrack features music by Feist, Green Day, Passion Pit, St. Vincent, and more
- The Weeknd
- The highly touted artist's major label debut (and first official studio album) combines remastered tracks from The Weeknd's first three mixtapes (Echoes of Silence 82, Thursday 80, and House of Balloons 87) along with three new tracks. Drake once again guests on "The Zone."
- Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse At The BBC CD+DVD
- Live performances; the UK release adds two additional DVDs
- Jah Wobble & Keith Levene Yin & Yang
More streaming and downloadable new music
- Bad Religion
- TRACK "Fuck You" streaming at YouTube.
- Big Boi
- TRACK "Lines" (feat. Phantogram and A$AP Rocky) streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM bastards (remix album) streaming this week at The Guardian.
- TRACK "I've Seen You Drunk Girl" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Peach Blossom" streaming at Consequence of Sound.
- The Evens
- ALBUM The Odds streaming until its release next week at NPR.
- Neil Finn
- TRACK "Song of the Lonely Mountain" (from the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) streaming at Rolling Stone.
- The Flaming Lips
- ALBUM Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn (cover of King Crimson's entire 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King) streaming at SHR.
- Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin
- ALBUM Instrumental Tourist streaming until its release next week at NPR.
- The Internet
- TRACK "Give It Time" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Streetcleaner" streaming at Stereogum.
- Jim James
- TRACK "Know Til Now" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Trent Reznor
- TRACK "Black Ops II Theme" (from the Call of Duty: Black Ops II soundtrack) streaming at YouTube.
- The Rolling Stones
- TRACK "One More Shot" (new song on Grrr! compilation) streaming at YouTube.
- Daniel Rossen
- TRACK "Not Coming Back" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Richard Thompson
- TRACK "Good Things Happen to Bad People" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- Scott Walker
- TRACK "Epizootics!" streaming at Spotify.
TRACK "See You Don't Bump His Head" streaming at Spotify.
- Young Jeezy
- TRACK "We Done It Again" downloadable from Stereogum.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Game feat. Tyga & Wiz Khalifa (Kimmel), Toby Keith (Leno), Meek Mill (Fallon), Soundgarden (Letterman), The Walkmen (Carson Daly)
- Tuesday: Lee Brice (Fallon), Ceremony (Carson Daly), Mumford & Sons (Letterman), Gin Wigmore (Leno), Youngblood Hawke (Kimmel)
- Wednesday: Dirty Projectors (Letterman), Divine Fits (Carson Daly), Electric Guest (Fallon), Lianne La Havas (Conan), Kylie Minogue (Leno), Ne-Yo (Kimmel)
- Thursday: Jason Aldean (Kimmel), Brandi Carlile (Carson Daly), JEFF the Brotherhood (Conan), Switchfoot (Leno)
- Friday: Donald Fagen (Letterman), Miguel (Fallon)
- Saturday: Maroon 5 (Saturday Night Live)
Recent artist and industry news
- Australian band INXS has thrown in the towel after 35 years. (You may also be surprised to learn that, prior to this weekend, Australian band INXS was still a going concern.) - Rolling Stone
The latest music videos
Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards":
The Weeknd feat. Drake, "The Zone":
Azealia Banks, "Atlantis":
Phantogram, "Don't Move":
Ke$ha, "Die Young":
Lana Del Rey, "Bel Air":
JEFF The Brotherhood, "Leave Me Out":
Soundgarden, "Been Away Too Long":
Sufjan Stevens, "Silver & Gold":
Purity Ring, "Lofticries":
Foals, "Inhaler" [NSFW]:
Amanda Palmer, "Do It With a Rockstar" [NSFW]:
In the studio / coming soon
- Kevin Shields has been hinting about a new My Bloody Valentine album for years; now, NME reports that the mythical new LP will surface "before the end of the year," followed by an EP of even more new material. We'll see.
- Regions of Light and Sound of God is the solo LP debut from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James; the album arrives on February 5. - Pitchfork
- February 5 will also bring a new Frightened Rabbit album, Pedestrian Verse. - Pitchfork
- Twelve Reasons To Die, the Ghostface Killah album originally set for a November 20 release, has been delayed until February.
- Nine Inch Nails have been working on new material, Trent Reznor tells Rolling Stone.
- Merge will release a new Radar Brothers album, Eight, in vinyl and digital formats on January 29.
- Dave Grohl will be the drummer on the next Queens of the Stone Age album (due in 2013), replacing Joey Castillo. - Pitchfork
- J. Cole's second album, Born Sinner, arrives January 28th. - Billboard
- Clientele side project Amor de Días will release a second LP, The House at Sea, on January 29th. - Merge
- Blink-182 could release a new EP before the end of the year. - Rolling Stone
- Paramore have completed recording sessions for their fourth album, which should surface in 2013. - Spin
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- A few acts have been announced for next year's two All Tomorrow's Parties festivals in the UK, which will be curated by TV on the Radio and Deerhunter.
- Also beginning to announce performers for 2013 is Austin's SXSW festival; acts already booked include Alt-J, Amon Tobin, Thurston Moore, WHY?, and Akron/Family.
- Sigur Rós have announced a North American tour for 2013; based on the conveniently placed gaps in the schedule, you can also mark the band down for next year's Coachella festival. - Pitchfork
- Billboard has 2013 tour dates for Soundgarden.
- Morrissey has rescheduled his North American tour dates for early 2013. - Pitchfork
- Get 2013 dates for The Darkness at Pollstar.
- Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes Nation" 2013 tour schedule is at Billboard.
- Menomena have announced new 2013 dates. - Pitchfork
- After numerous rumors that she would cancel her European tour, Cat Power has done just that. - Pitchfork
- Also nixing tour plans are The Civil Wars, citing "internal discord" as the reason. - Billboard