This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 5 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.
- !!! R!M!X!S
- Remixes of tracks from their recent album Thr!!!er
- Eric Bibb Jericho Road
- Blanche Blanche Blanche Breaking Mirrors
- James Blunt Moon Landing
- David Bowie The Next Day Extra 2xCD+DVD
- Reissue of 2013 album adds a DVD with music videos and a CD with four new tracks, previously released bonus tracks, and remixes by James Murphy
- Bright Eyes A Christmas Album
- First official release of 2002 holiday album
- Cut Copy
Free Your Mind LISTEN (3voor12)
- The Australian dance-rock outfit follows 2011's Zonoscope with a fourth album, inspired by the original 1960s "Summer of Love" sound as well as its later British revival in the form of acid house (think Primal Scream's Screamadelica, an obvious reference point here). Early reviews suggest an album that, although lacking much substance, is still a "fun" listen.
- Celine Dion Loved Me Back To Life
- Downtown Brown Masterz of the Universe
- Drag the River Drag the River
- Dream Theater Live at Luna Park DVD/Blu-ray
- Ducktails Wish Hotel EP
- Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One 43xCD
- Box set features every studio LP released by Dylan (some newly remastered, one on CD for the first time), plus six live albums and two-disc set of non-album tracks
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 LISTEN (iTunes)
- With that title, Eminem is obviously inviting comparisons to his greatest achievement (at least sales-wise) as a rapper, and the good news so far is that reviews for the new disc are on par with those for the original 2000 Marshall Mathers album. (In other words, it's a big improvement over Relapse and Recovery.) Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, fun.'s Nate Ruess, and Skylar Grey guest on the new set, while a deluxe edition also includes a collaboration with Sia (among five added tracks).
- Lita Ford The Bitch Is Back
- Howe Gelb The Coincidentalist
- Solo set for the Giant Sand leader was recorded with M. Ward and Steve Shelley
- Murray Gold Doctor Who: Series 7 OST 2xCD
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hear My Train A Comin' DVD/Blu-ray
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience Miami Pop Festival
- Kronos Quartet with Bryce Dessner Aheym LISTEN (3voor12)
- Album composed by Clogs/The National member Dessner and performed with the Kronos Quartet
- Latyrx The Second Album
- Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
- Luscious Jackson Magic Hour
- First album since 1999
- Melvins Tres Cabrones
- Features the band's original 1983 lineup
Matangi LISTEN (YouTube)
- Originally set for release at the end of last year, M.I.A.'s fourth studio album finally arrives this week after numerous delays, many caused by conflicts with her record label (at one point, Interscope asked her to re-record part of the album to make it less positive, while M.I.A., in turn, threatened to leak the album online unless Interscope agreed to give it a release date). The new album includes previously released tracks "Bad Girls" and "Bring the Noize" as well as two collaborations with The Weeknd, and production comes from M.I.A. herself, along with Surkin, Switch, and Danja.
- Midlake Antiphon LISTEN (3voor12)
- Connan Mockasin Caramel LISTEN (Soundcloud)
- Mark Mothersbaugh Last Vegas OST
- Nguzunguzu Skycell EP LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- No Joy Pastel And Pass Out EP
- Sore Eros and Kurt Vile Jamaica Plain EP
- Shaver Shaver's Jewels: The Best of Shaver
- Scott Stapp Proof of Life
- Stryper No More Hell to Pay
- Swearin' Surfing Strange
- Tennis Small Sound EP
- Tinie Tempah Demonstration
- UK only [4 Nov]
- Frank Turner & Jon Snodgrass Buddies EP
- Various Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War 2xCD
- Various Luther: Songs and Score from Series 1, 2 & 3 OST
- Various ¡Released! 6xDVD/2xCD
- Box set collects various Amnesty International concert performances in the 1980s and '90s; artists include U2, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Radiohead, Lou Reed, the Police, Peter Gabriel, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, and more
- The Wanted Word of Mouth
- Steven Wilson Drive Home
More streaming and downloadable new music
- Action Bronson & Party Supplies
- MIXTAPE Blue Chips 2 available as a free download.
- TRACK "Motormouth" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Beatles
- ALBUM On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 (out 11/11) streaming at NME.
- Andrew Bird
- TRACK "Pulaski at Night" (from his upcoming EP, out next week) streaming at YouTube.
- Blood Orange
- TRACK "You're Not Good Enough" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
- Broken Bells
- TRACK "Holding on for Life" streaming at NPR.
- Father John Misty (Josh Tillman)
- TRACK "Car Chase Theme" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- ALBUM Flume streaming at Pitchfork.
- Grizzly Bear
- TRACK "Listen and Wait" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "I Miss Your Bones" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- The Killers
- TRACK "Just Another Girl" streaming at VH1.
- Lady Gaga
- TRACK "Dope" streaming at YouTube.
- Cate Le Bon
- ALBUM Mug Museum streaming until its 11/12 release at NPR.
- TRACK "No Wound" streaming at Stereogum.
- ALBUM Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) streaming until its 11/12 release at NPR.
- Sore Eros & Kurt Vile
- TRACK "Jamaica Plain" streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM Inside Llewyn Davis OST streaming until its 11/12 release at NPR.
- Wooden Shjips
- ALBUM Back to Land streaming at The Guardian.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: The Dismemberment Plan (Fallon), Jane's Addiction (Kimmel), King Krule (Conan), Janelle Monáe (Arsenio), Sting (Leno), STRFKR (Carson Daly), The Wanted (Letterman)
- Tuesday: Atlas Genius (Arsenio), J. Cole (Letterman; also Live on Letterman webcast at 8p ET / 5p PT), Johnny Marr (Conan), The Naked and Famous (Carson Daly), The Rides featuring Stephen Stills & Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Leno), St. Lucia (Kimmel)
- Wednesday: James Blunt (Letterman), Chrome Sparks (Carson Daly), Florida Georgia Line (Kimmel), Emeli Sandé (Fallon), Tired Pony (Leno)
- Thursday: Gary Clark Jr. (Letterman), Gavin DeGraw (Conan), M.I.A. (Fallon), The Neighbourhood (Leno), Nine Inch Nails (Kimmel), No (Carson Daly)
- Friday: Black Joe Lewis (Letterman)
- Saturday: Emeli Sandé and Michael Kiwanuka (Austin City Limits)
Recent artist and industry news
- Morrissey's recently released memoir Autobiography will be published in the U.S., with the book arriving in stores stateside on December 3rd. The audio version of the book will be read by Morrissey—David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), to be exact.
- James Blake's second album Overgrown was announced as the winner of this year's Mercury Prize, edging out albums by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Savages, and more. Blake was also on the shortlist in 2011 for his debut, but he lost out that year to PJ Harvey.
The latest music videos
David Bowie, "Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy)":
Savages, "Marshal Dear":
Justin Timberlake, "TKO":
Los Campesinos!, "Avocado, Baby":
MGMT, "Alien Days":
Best Coast, "I Don't Know How":
Califone, "Frosted Tips" [NSFW]:
Devendra Banhart, "Für Hildegard von Bingen":
Bill Callahan, "Small Plane":
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, "Bad Dancer":
A$AP Rocky, "Angels":
Juana Molina, "Eras":
Albert Hammond Jr., "Carnal Cruise":
In the studio / coming soon
- Beck has signed to Capitol Records, which will release his next album, Morning Phase, in February. The new album—his first recorded LP in over five years—is described as a "spiritual successor" to 2002's Sea Change. - Billboard
- El-P and Killer Mike will release a second Run the Jewels collaboration in 2014. - Billboard
- On February 10th, Planningtorock will release her third solo album, All Love's Legal. - Resident Advisor
- Dum Dum Girls will release their third album, Too True, on January 28 via Sub Pop.
- Merge Records will launch a subscription-based singles series in 2014 to celebrate the label's 25th anniversary.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have a few dozen dates planned for February and March. - Pollstar
- Mogwai will spend the first half of 2014 on the road. - Pitchfork
- Darius Rucker has solo dates lined up for early next year. - Pollstar
- Neil Young will play New York's Carnegie Hall in January. - Billboard
- Yuck launches a North American tour in mid-January. - CoS