An eclectic selection of new releases today ranges from Muddy Waters and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Murs, Hot Snakes, The Fratellis, and Canadians Jann Arden, Rich Aucoin, Kristi Lane Sinclair, and Avulsions.
A flurry of new releases includes David Byrne, Judas Priest, Ministry, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, with the Canadian contingent led by Nap Eyes, Three Days Grace, Meisha and The Spanks, Heavyweights Brass Band, Major Love, and Jeremy Fisher.
A flurry of new releases today includes Moby, Joan Baez, UB40, The Breeders, and Andrew W.K., with Tory Lanez, Sue Foley, Randy Bachman, Myles Goodwyn, Suuns, and Dallas Smith leading the Canadan cavalry charge.
There's a paucity of big international names on today's list of new releases, but a bumper crop of Canadian artists comes to market. That grouping includes Charlotte Day Wilson, Frigs, Beams, Bill King, Mayhemingways, Our Lady Peace, and Grounders.
New releases competing for your attention this week include Ought (pictured), Belle and Sebastian, Marlon Williams, Brandi Carlile, The Lazys, U.S. Girls, Elise LeGrow, and Born Ruffians.
Artists with new releases craving your attention this week include MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Dashboard Confessional, Toto, Melody Gardot, Holly Cole, Good Lovelies and Adrian Underhill. Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Cohen top the reissues list.
A feast of tasty new offerings this week includes Justin Timberlake, Simple Minds, John Oates, Jann Arden, Keys N Krates, Rhye, Caracol, The Sheepdogs, and Suuns.
Artists with new releases craving your attention this week include Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Calexico, Mary Gauthier, Jeffrey Gaines, Jim Cuddy, Laila Biali, The Fugitives, Emma-Lee, and (pictured) Grand Analog.
Ear-catchers this week include First Aid Kit, Glen Hansard, The Shins, Joe Perry, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips, Shudder To Think, Belle & Sebastian, Gord Bamford, Bahamas, Cadence Weapon, and Andre Ethier.
As well as our usual calendar of new releases, this week we are singling out new offerings (and some important reissues) from a few notable Canadian artists heading our way in the next few months.
We've created a list of new releases by homegrown stars, some instantly recognizable and a few on their way to becoming tomorrow's touring headliners, and, just for the fun of it, we've included a few retro and best-of collections that hit stores everywhere online and on main street in the next several months.
The new album release drought continues, but the trickle starts to flow starting Jan. 12. The top news headline this week is the announcement of a new Justin Timberlake album, Man of the Woods, coming on Feb. 2.