Wow! Another HUGE week of releases. There are a ton I am interested in and some I have bought already or will be very, very soon. There is a wide range of artists covering Rock, Metal, Country, R&B, Pop, Showtunes, Christian, Alternative, Hip Hop and many more. There has to be something you will be digging. If not, let me know and let me if there is. I love to know what people are in to and whether or not I am missing out on anything good. My choices are highlighted in Blue. Have a great weekend!!
- Needtobreathe – Acoustic Live, Vol. 1 – (Atlantic Records): If you read my site, you know this is one of my favorite bands so it is no wonder this tops the list. The vinyl is on order and I hope I get it on release day, but doubt it since it is from the NTB webstore and not Amazon. Oh well! The album is a collection of acoustic tracks from their acoustic tour last year. All classic NTB tracks and these guys are fantastic live, so high expectations.
- Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell (Deluxe) – (Universal Music): This set looks S.W.E.E.T.!! An extensive greatest hits compilation of his Soundgarden, Audioslave and Solo work among some rare treats as well. This is another must have in the physical form. It is on the Christmas list and if I don’t get it, I will immediately buy on Amazon Christmas Day.
And the rest in Blue are streamable, but not sure if I will purchase…
- Nita Strauss – Controlled Chaos – (Sumerian Music): Alice Cooper’s outstanding guitarist gets own time to shine on this debut solo album. I am interested in hearing what she has to offer. There should be a lot of amazing solos and just all around greatness. Turn it up!!
- P.O.D. – Circles – (Mascot Label): Boom!! The P.O.D. boys are back. After 25 years together they are still going strong. Haven’t heard anything yet (even the video below I haven’t watched) and can’t wait to put it on and see what new they bring to the table.
- Mark Knopfler – Down the Road Wherever – (British Groove / Virgin EMI): Knopfler…that is enough right there. I am in!!
- Michael Buble – Love – (Reprise Records): Could this be his last album? If so, I hope he goes out with a Bang! I really enjoy his voice and style and would hate to think this will be it.
- Rush – Hemispheres (40th Anniversary) – (Mercury Records): The Live disc is where its at!! Give me, Give me, Give me.
and the rest…
- The Greatest Showman: Reimagined Soundtrack- (Atlantic Records)
- Casting Crown – Only Jesus – (Provident Label Group)
- Mariah Carey – Caution – (Epic Records)
- Fleetwood Mac – 50 years: Don’t Stop – (Warner Bros)
- Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 – (Napalm Records)
- Kip Moore – Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions – (MCA Nashville)
- The Black Eyed Peas – Masters of the Sun – (Interscope)
- Glen Campbell – Glen Sings for the King – (UMe)
- John Coltrane – 1963:New Directions – (Impulse)
- Little Mix – LM5 – (SIMCO/Sony)
- Mumford & Sons – Delta – (Glassnote Entertainment)
- Old 97’s – Love the Holidays – (ATO Records)