Another Tuesday upon us means new music among other things.
Just in time for Adele’s recovery from vocal surgery, England’s sweetheart and the “Need You Now” most played song of the year award winner for “Rolling in the Deep” (only difference is, we’re not sick of Adele like we are Lady Antebellum) releases her first live CD/DVD package Live at the Royal Albert Hall. This release features 17 tracks including a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “If I Can’t Make You Love Me” and The Steeldriver’s “If It Hadn’t Been For Love.” Don’t worry folks, she’ll be back better than ever, but until then enjoy this live release.
Hot Chelle Rae release their sophomore album with an uninspiring title called Whatever. The band released their hit song “Tonight, Tonight” back in March, selling two million copies (and for a band that not many people knew about before hand, that is huge!). Rae released their second single “I Like It Like That” featuring the rap group New Boyz back in October. The album also features a cameo from Demi Lovato who’s new album dropped in September.
Kylie Minogue release a live CD/DVD package entitled Aphrodite Les Folies: Live in London. This grandiose production features chariots, flying angels, and cost a purportedly $25 million to produce. This loosely Greek mythology piece show contains 27 tracks and a making of documentary. The two CD portion of this release seems like an after thought and unnecessary. But for the person who has to have it all, this is for you!
The Gorillaz release a very unneeded greatest hits compilations called The Singles Collection: 2001-2011. The compilation is available in multiple variations including a CD/DVD, Vinyl, and Vinyl 7″ singles box set. The band is set to release a rarities and b-sides album in early 2012.
Fan’s of the show Sons of Anarchy can now rejoice as you have a soundtrack release. The album, Music From Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4, boasts 15 tracks including such classics as “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Forever Young,” and “Bird on a Wire.”
To close out this Tuesday; a couple of reissues to speak of. The first is Brand New’s Your Favorite Weapon. The album was released to mixed reviews 10 years ago and was largely about the high’s and low’s of teenage dating and other sorts of relationships. Their pop/punk nature showed promise. on their sophomore album, they completely changed up their sound, pulling a Radiohead via Kid-A transformation. For those who are looking for seven bonus demos, here you go.
The Second set of releases comes from The Smashing Pumpkins. Up this week is the re-release of their first two albums Gish & Siamese Dreams. Both include bonus tracks and a DVD. For collectors it’s a no brainer, i mean look at these pics!