Plenty of pop, hard-hitting rock, folk and a few classics make up this week’s new music releases. Pre-order your faves now!
Now That’s What I Call Music! 37
Seriously, if this guy hasn’t definitively figured out what he calls music in 37 volumes, we don’t think he’s ever going to.
Yanni, Touch of Truth
For his first album since 2003, Yanni has lost both his long, luxurious locks and his equally luxurious mustache. By all accounts the album is great, but it’s… it’s just not the same.
The Wailin’ Jennys, Bright Morning Stars
The highly anticipated new album from the Canadian female folk trio. Are Canadians really allowed to sing folk music? Seems unnatural somehow.
Motorhead, The World Is Yours
Let’s just say with songs like “Waiting for the Snake” and “Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye,” this album plays to Motorhead’s traditional strengths. Comes with a bonus DVD.
Thompson Square, Thompson Square
The husband and wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson play some popular country, but working with your spouse is never a good idea. The next album will be called “Why Don’t You Ever Take Out the Trash,” just you wait.
Doctor Who Series 5 Soundtrack
Two discs of music from the cult favorite British sci-fi show, as performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. In other news, the BBC has its own Welsh orchestra?
Teddy Thompson, Bella
The acclaimed singer/songwriter/folk guitarist’s fourth album examines the mopey heroine of the hit Twilight series, and her romantic triangle with a sparkly vampire and shirtless werewolf. Maybe. We think. Okay, not really.
Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak: Deluxe Edition
The Irish rock band’s hit 1976 album gets remastered and a bonus disc of live recordings, bonus tracks and remixes. Are the boys back in town? Yes, yes they are.
The Sing-Off: The Best of Season 2
The a cappella groups who starred in the NBC singing competition sing non-a cappella versions of their least copyright-problematic material! …yay?
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Tao of the Dead
Isn’t the “way” of the dead just “let’s eat brains”? We don’t know that their philosophy of life gets much deeper than that, frankly.