Updated August 14

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Note: Complete updates are posted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lighter updates on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


August 17

Animal Collective

Tangerine Reef (first single: "Hair Cutter")

Blue October

I Hope You're Happy

Dillon Carmichael

Hell On An Angel (nephew of John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery; producer: Dave Cobb)

Circles Around The Sun

Let It Wander (double album; guest: Chuck D; first single: "Immovable Object")

Death Cab For Cutie

Thank You For Today (their first album without Chris Walla; producer: Rich Costey; first single: "Gold Rush")

Neil Diamond

Hot August Night III (recorded live at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012, 40 years after his multiplatinum-selling "Hot August Night" was recorded at the same venue in 1972)


Under My Skin (her first album in 11 years; producer: Steve Chrisanthou; first single: "Show Me")

Ariana Grande

Sweetener (her fourth album and her first since the terrorist bombing at her Manchester concert last May; producers: Pharrell Williams, Max Martin; new single: "the light is coming," feat. Nicki Minaj)

Great Lake Swimmers

The Waves, The Wake (producer: Chris Stringer; first single: "Alone But Not Alone")

Jeremy & The Harlequins

Remember This (producer: Rick Parker)

Anna Meredith

Anno (British electronic musician; features original compositions by Meredith, along with pieces from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons)

Nicki Minaj

Queen (guests: Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne, etc.; new single: "Bed"; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs)


Be The Cowboy (producer: Patrick Hyland; first single: "Geyser")

Roy Montgomery

Suffuse (New Zealand guitarist; guests: Haley Fohr, She Keeps Bees, Katie Von Schleicher, Purple Pilgrims, Julianna Barwick, Liz Harris)

The New Respects

Before the Sun Goes Down (new single: "Before the Sun Goes Down")

Oh Sees

Smote Reverser (first single: "Overthrown")

Our Girl

Stranger Today (London-based trio; new single: "I Really Like It")

Trevor Powers

Mulberry Violence (formerly Youth Lagoon; first single: "Playwright")


Acts of Fear and Love (first single: "Cut and Run")

Juan Maria Solare

solitude is oneself {digital} (three music pieces, each in two versions: for electric piano [Rhodes] and for acoustic piano [Steinway]; producer: Solare; first single: "Never Underestimate the Difficulties of Simple Things [Electric Piano]")


Color The Weather (Baton Rouge-based producer James Prudhomme; guests: Georgia, Casey Manierka, Yung Lean)

Cole Swindell

All Of It (new single: "The Ones Who Got Me Here")

Various Artists

Juliet, Naked (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (romantic comedy-drama starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O'Dowd opens Aug. 17; based on the novel by Nick Hornby, who wrote "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy"; songs written by Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, Robyn Hitchcock and the film's composer, Nathan Larson)

Conner Youngblood

Cheyenne (first single: "The Birds of Finland")

Yo-Yo Ma

Six Evolutions: Bach Cello Suites

August 24

Alice In Chains

Rainier Fog (producer: Nick Raskulinecz; new single: "So Far Under")

The Amity Affliction

Misery (producer: Matt Squire; first single: "Ivy [Doomsday]")

Ólafur Arnalds

re:member" (Icelandic composer uses his pioneering Stratus software to turn the piano into two "self-playing, semi-generative player pianos")

Andrew Bayer

In My Last Life (guest: Alison May; first single: "Immortal Lover")

BC Camplight

Deportation Blues (singer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio)

Leonard Bernstein

An American in Paris: Recordings & Concerts with the Orchestre National de France (seven-CD box set featuring a never-before-released live performance and rehearsal recordings of Bernstein himself at the podium and the piano in the 1970s)


LOVE YOURSELF: Answer (double album with a photo book, random photo card and special poster)

Ryan Culwell

The Last American (first single: "Can You Hear Me")

The Devil Makes Three

Chains Are Broken (producer: Ted Hutt; first single: "Paint My Face")

Joey Dosik

Inside Voice (collaborators: Moses Sumney, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Mocky, Coco O, Theo Katzman)

Neil & Liam Finn

Light Sleeper (Liam's mother, Sharon Finn, plays bass and brother Elroy Finn is on drums; guest: Mick Fleetwood; first single: "Back to Life")

Goo Goo Dolls

The Audience Is This Way (10-track live album recorded by John Schimke; producers: John Rzeznik, Chris Szczech, Brad Fernquist)


Marauder (producer: Dave Fridmann; first single: "The Rover")


Woman Worldwide (first single: "Stop")

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood

With Animals (first single: "Save Me")

The Lemon Twigs

Go to School (first single: "If You Give Enough")

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Kaya (40th Anniversary Edition) (1978 album, featuring "Is This Love" and "Sun Is Shining"; includes new mixes by Stephen "Ragga" Marley, along with the original mixes)

Murder By Death

The Other Shore (their first album in four years; recorded by Kevin Ratterman and Anne Gauthier; first single: "True Dark")


X (new single: "Dodge Your Destiny")

Plain White T's

Parallel Universe (new singles: "Bonnie I Want You" and "Your Body")

Lucie Silvas

E.G.O. (new single: "First Rate Heartbreak")

Candi Staton

Unstoppable (the 30th album of her career; producers: producer Mark Nevers, Staton's son Marcus Williams; first single: "Confidence")

Third Eye Blind

Thanks for Everything (seven-song covers EP, with proceeds going to Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum; first single: "Fuck Forever")

White Denim

Performance (Austin indie-rock quartet; first single: "Magazin")

August 31

Alkaline Trio

Is This Thing Cursed? (their first album in five years; first single: "Blackbird")

The Band

Music From Big Pink (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1968 album; new stereo mix, with three outtakes, two alternative takes and an unreleased a cappella version of "I Shall Be Released")

Big Red Machine

Big Red Machine (Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner)

Anna Calvi

Hunter (her backing band on the album includes Portishead's Adrian Utley and the Bad Seeds' Martyn Casey; producer: Nick Launay; first single: "Don't Beat the Girl Out of My Boy")


Chicago II: Collector's Edition (box set includes the 1970 album on CD and double vinyl, remixed by Steven Wilson, plus their "Live On Soundstage" performance on CD and DVD)

Alice Cooper

A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper at the Olympia Paris (recorded on Dec. 7, 2017)

Darwin Deez

10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart (first single: "The World's Best Kisser")

Depeche Mode

A Broken Frame | The 12" Singles [Vinyl] (five-LP box set, with an exclusive poster and download cards), Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles [Vinyl] (five-LP box set, with an exclusive poster and download cards)

Iron & Wine

Weed Garden (six-song EP)

Bob James Trio

Espresso (his first solo-led project in 12 years, with Billy Kilson and Michael Palazzolo; first single: "Submarine")

Jonathan Jeremiah

Good Day (London-born singer-songwriter; recorded at Ray Davies' Konk Studios)

The Kooks

Let's Go Sunshine (new singles: "No Pressure" and "All the Time")

Amos Lee

My New Moon (producer: Tony Berg; guests: multi-instrumentalists Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, keyboardists Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz; strings by Rob Moose)

Nick Mason

Unattended Luggage (three-disc box set of the Pink Floyd drummer's solo albums, 1981's Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports and 1985's Profiles and the 1987 soundtrack White of the Eye, with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn)

Naked Eyes

Naked Eyes (2018 Remaster) (1983 album; with bonus Jellybean remixes of "Always Something There To Remind Me" and "Promises, Promises" feat. Madonna)


Runaway (producers: Passenger, Chris Vallejo; first single: "Hell or High Water")

Pet Shop Boys

Behaviour: Further Listening 1990-1991 (1990 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 13 rarities and extended mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , Very: Further Listening 1992-1994 (1993 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 16 rarities and extended mixes; Vinyl; Download; iTunes) , Bilingual: Further Listening 1995-1997 (1996 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 15 rarities and extended mixes)

Madeleine Peyroux

Anthem (producer: Larry Klein; first single: "On My Own")

Jake Shimabukuro

The Greatest Day (producer: R.S. Field)

Troye Sivan

Bloom (first single: "Bloom")

Meghan Trainor

Treat Myself (first single: "No Excuses")

Various Artists

King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (two-CD, 36-song set; producers: Miller's son Dean Miller, Cole Wright; contributors: Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, Eric Church, John Goodman, Loretta Lynn, Lyle Lovett, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Rodney Crowell, etc.)

Why Don't We

8 Letters (pop quintet)

Wild Nothing

Indigo (producer: Jorge Elbrecht; first single: "Letting Go")

September 7

Alter Bridge

Live At The Royal Albert Hall featuring The Parallax Orchestra (recorded in October 2017; first single: "Addicted to Pain")

Craig Armstrong

Sun On You (award-winning film composer; featuring Jonathan Morton, Tristan Gurney, Catherine Marwood, Alison Lawrance, Diane Clark, Cecilia Weston; first single: "If You Should Fall")

Building 429

Live the Journey (new single: "You Can")

Paul Carrack

These Days


Book of Bad Decisions (producer: Vance Powell; first single: "Gimme the Keys")

The Coral

Move Through the Dawn (first single: "Sweet Release")

Lauren Daigle

Look Up Child (first single: "You Say")

Ben Danaher

Still Feel Lucky (Texas-raised, Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter; producer: Michael Webb)

The Durutti Column

Without Mercy (1984 album; four-CD expanded edition, with "Live in London 1984" and "Live in Oslo 1986")


Lover's Rock (guests: Tarrus Riley, Luke James, Maleek Berry, Konshens, Nick X Navi, Kranium, Chronixx; first single: "Better")


Whitey Ford's House of Pain (his first album of new material since 2011; guests: Aloe Blacc, Slug; first single: "The Culling")

Renée Fleming

Broadway (the opera star, who's playing Nettie Fowler in the Broadway revival of "Carousel," records an album of showtunes with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Rob Fisher; guest: Leslie Odom Jr.)

Macy Gray

Ruby (first single: "Sugar Daddy," co-written with Meghan Trainor, Bianca "Blush" Atterberry, Tommy "TB Hits" Brown and Thomas Lumpkins)

Lenny Kravitz

Raise Vibration (his first album in four years; first single: "It's Enough")

Led Zeppelin

The Song Remains the Same (Super Deluxe Edition) (1976 album; remastered two-CD, four-LP, three-DVD box set; Vinyl, four-LP box set)

Chris Liebing

Burn Slow {digital} (guests: Gary Numan, Cold Cave, Polly Scattergood, Ralf Hildenbeutal, Miles Cooper Seaton, Aleen; new single: "Polished Chrome [The Friend Pt. 1])

Kathy Mattea

Pretty Bird (her first album in six years; producer: Tim O'Brien; new single: "I Can't Stand Up Alone")

Paul McCartney

Egypt Station (producer: Greg Kurstin; new singles: "I Don't Know" and "Come On to Me")

The Munsters

The Munsters (1964 album, which did not feature the stars of the short-lived 1960s sitcom; the band was actually members of the Wrecking Crew, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, with the male vocal trio The Go-Go's; remastered)

The Night Game

The Night Game (producer: Francois Tetaz; guests/collaborators: Gotye, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Kirin J. Callinan; new single: "American Nights")


Toast to Our Differences (guests: Macklemore, Jess Glynne, Dan Caplen, James Arthur, Maleek Berry, Raye, Raphaella, Maverick Sabre, Kojey Radical, Yebba, Kevin Garre)

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Young Sick Camellia (new single: "GotItBad")

Bob Seger & The Last Heard

Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967 (10 songs)

Paul Simon

In the Blue Light (contains new versions of several of his relatively unknown solo tracks, such as "Darling Lorraine" and "The Teacher"; producers: Simon, Roy Halee; guests: Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisel, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Gadd)

Sister Hazel

Wind (seven-song EP; producers: Sister Hazel)

Soft Cell

Keychains & Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story (nine-CD, one-DVD box set featuring remastered versions of their early '80s 12-inch single A-sides, remastered B-sides, new versions and extended versions of Soft Cell fan favorites, unreleased material, live recordings, a David Ball-directed 12-suite continuous mix of Soft Cell hits, BBC performances, plus the "Non-Stop Exotic Video Show," music videos and TV appearances)


And Nothing Hurt (first single: "I'm Your Man")

The Stray Birds

Let It Pass (first single: "Nothing to Say About It Now")

Swamp Dogg

Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune (guests: Guitar Shorty, Bon Iver; first single: "I'll Pretend")

Various Artists

Songs from Lyon County (producers: Cody Kilby, Dennis K. Duff; contributors: Bradley Walker, Holly Pitney, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Josh Shilling, Paul Brewster, Duff; first single: "When I Leave Kentucky")


Great Thunder (six-song EP; producer: Brad Cook; first single: "Chapel of Pines")

September 14

Active Bird Community

Amends (Brooklyn quartet; first single: "Unwind With Me")

Asleep At The Wheel

New Routes (guests: Seth and Scott Avett; first single: "Jack I'm Mellow")

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

Love Is Here to Stay (with the Bill Charlap Trio; first single: "Fascinating Rhythm")

Brant Bjork

Mankind Woman (drummer and founder of Kyuss; producer: Bjork)

Cedric Burnside

Benton County Relic (grandson of legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside; (first single: "We Made It")

Phil Collins

Plays Well With Others (four-CD box set of his 59 favorite collaborations since his career began in the late 1960s)


Born To Wake Up (Sedona, Ariz., singer-songwriter; first single: "Burnin' Grass")

The Doors

Waiting For The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (1968 album; remastered from the original master tapes by Doors' longtime engineer/mixer Bruce Botnick, with a second CD of nine unreleased rough mixes and five live songs from a 1968 Copenhagen show)

Alejandro Escovedo

The Crossing (recorded in northern Italy, with co-writer Don Antonio Gramentieri's band of Italian musicians; it's described as "a concept album drawing the story of two young immigrants to the U.S., who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrant")

Steve Forbert

The Magic Tree (featuring songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos with new backing tracks; released on the same day is his new memoir, "Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock"; first single: "That'd Be Alright")

Good Charlotte

Generation Rx (first single: "Actual Pain")

The Guess Who

The Future IS What It Used To Be (drummer Garry Peterson is the original member; guests: Tommy Shaw, former Guess Who member Jim Kale, Brent Fitz, Michael Devin; first single: "Playin' on the Radio")


Double Negative (producer: B.J. Burton)

Lyrics Born

Quite A Life {digital} (guests: Aloe Blacc, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Gift of Gab, Galactic, Chali 2na, Forrest Day, etc.; new single: "Is It Worth It?")

Monster Truck

True Rockers (producers: Dan Weller, Gavin Brown, Maia Davies; guest: Dee Snider; first single: "Evolution")

Willie Nelson

My Way (an album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra; producers: Buddy Cannon, Matt Rollings; guest: Norah Jones)


Monsters Exist (first single: "Tiny Foldable Cities")

Steven Page

Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II {digital} (formerly of Barenaked Ladies; first single: "White Noise")

Anna Popovic

Like It On Top (producer: Keb' Mo'; guests: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford, Keb' Mo'; first single: "Like It On Top")

Nile Rodgers & Chic

It's About Time (new single: "Till the World Falls," feat. Vic Mensa, Mura Masa and Cosha)

Richard Thompson

13 Rivers (his 19th solo album was recorded 100-percent analog in 10 days at Boulevard Recording Studio in Los Angeles; producer: Thompson)


Palms (producers: Thrice, Eric Palmquist; mixed by John Congleton; first single: "The Grey")


Pieces of Me (her 10th album; new single: "Beautiful")

Twisted Sister

You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll (1983 debut album; remastered, with three extra studio tracks, plus the bonus disc "Live at the Marquee 1983)

Carrie Underwood

Cry Pretty (producers: Underwood, David Garcia; first single: "Cry Pretty")

Uriah Heep

Living The Dream (producer: Jay Ruston; first single: "Grazed by Heaven")

Loudon Wainwright III

Years in the Making (two-CD, 42-song compilation of album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, etc., in a 60-page hardbound book)

Paul Weller

True Meanings (guests: Rod Argent, Noel Gallagher, Lucy Rose, Tom Doyle; first single: "Aspects")

Ann Wilson

Immortal (a collection of songs by artists who have died in the past few years, including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Lesley Gore and Amy Winehouse; producer: original Heart producer Mike Flicker)

September 21

Lauren Balthrop

This Time Around (producer: Josh Kaufman; first single: "Down")

Mandy Barnett

Strange Conversation

The Blinders

Columbia (British trio; producer: Gavin Monaghan; first single: "L'etat C'est Moi")

Joe Bonamassa

Redemption (producer: Kevin Shirley)

Christine and the Queens

Chris (guest: Dâm-Funk; new single: "Doesn't matter")


Book of Bad Decisions (producer: Vance Powell; first single: "Gimme the Keys")

Electric Light Orchestra

The UK Singles Volume One 1972-1978 [Vinyl] *import* (collector's box set includes reproductions of 15 ELO original singles and B-sides, plus "The ELO EP," on 7-inch black vinyl)

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters (producer: Chris Funk)

Billy F Gibbons

The Big Bad Blues (ZZ Top guitarist-vocalist; a collection of original songs, plus covers of some classic blues covers, including Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and "Standing Around Crying"; producers: Gibbons, Joe Hardy; first single: "Rollin' and Tumblin'")

Jess Glynne

Always In Between (first single: "I'll Be There"; Digital Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks)

Helene Grimaud


Josh Groban

Bridges (producers: Bernie Herms, Toby Gad, Steve Jordan, Dan Huff, etc.; new single: "Granted"; Deluxe Edition, with two bonus tracks)

Hardcore Superstar

You Can't Kill My Rock 'n Roll (new single: "Electric Rider")

Amy Helm

This Too Shall Light (producer: Joe Henry; first single: "This Too Shall Light")

Human Touch

Promise Not To Fall {digital} (Portland electro-pop singer-producer Natalia Rogovin; new single: "Living Young")

Jean Michel Jarre

Planet Jarre: 50 Years Of Music *import* {Vinyl}

The London Suede

The Blue Hour (producer: Alan Moulder)


Live In Glasgow (1993 album; remastered)


Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection [Vinyl] (triple vinyl box set features "Kick Out the Jams" on red vinyl, "Back in the USA" on white vinyl and "High Time" on blue vinyl)

Nashville Pussy

Pleased to Eat You (first single: "We Want a War")

Graham Parker

Cloud Symbols (recorded with the Goldtops and the Rumour Brass; first single: "Every Saturday Nite")


Piano & A Microphone 1983 (nine previously unheard songs recorded at his home studio while he was putting together "Purple Rain")


Road To Ruin (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1978 album; remastered; three-CD, one-LP box set contains two different mixes of the album, unissued rough mixes for every album track, and an unreleased 1979 concert recording in New York, packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book)

St. Lucia

Hyperion (Brooklyn indie-pop group; producer: Rob Kirwan; mixed by Dave Sardy; first single: "Walking Away")

Sha La Das

Love in the Wind (family soul act featuring members of The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band; producer: Thomas Brenneck; first single: "Open My Eyes")

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Living The Dream (producer: Michael "Elvis" Baskette)


suck it. (rock band marks its 30th anniversary with its 12th studio album)

Sam Sweeney

The Unfinished Violin (British alt-folk violinist; an album of instrumental music inspired by World War I; first single: "Highland Soldier")

The Textones

Old Stone Gang (the Carla Olson-led band's first album in 31 years, with original member Kathy Valentine guesting on lead guitar on one track)

Various Artists

120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon - The Anniversary Edition (122-CD box set)


The Art of Pretending to Swim (first single: "A Trick of the Light")

Robert Walker's 20th Congress

Spacesuit (first single: "Current Futures")

September 28

Amber Arcades

European Heartbreak (Dutch-born musician Annelotte De Graaf)

Barenaked Ladies

Stunt (20th Anniversary Edition) (1998 album, featuring "One Week"; remastered, with bonus tracks and a DVD featuring the 1999 documentary "Barenaked in America" about the band's "Stunt" tour directed by longtime fan Jason Priestley)

Jon Batiste

Hollywood Africans (leader of Stay Human, the house band on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"; first single: "Don't Stop")

Beartooth Disease

Disease (Columbus, Ohio, rock quintet; first single: "Disease")


Dancing Queen (10 covers of ABBA hits; producer: Mark Taylor; first single: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)")

Paul Collins

Out Of My Head (a founding member of The Nerves; first single: "In and Out of My Head")

Aretha Franklin

The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 (two CDs, 34 songs)

The House Of Love

The House of Love (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1998 album; remastered, with two CDs of rarities and previously unreleased bonus material)

The Joy Formidable

AAARTH (new single: "The Wrong Side")


Digital Garbage (their first album in five years; first single: "Paranoid Core")

Marissa Nadler

For My Crimes (producers: Nadler, Lawrence Rothman, Justin Raisen; guests: Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olson, Kristin Kontrol, Patty Schemel, Mary Lattimore; new single: "For My Crimes")

Matt Nathanson

Sings His Sad Heart {digital} (first single: "Way Way Back"; CD, out Oct. 5)

Tom Petty

An American Treasure (four-CD, 60-song box set of rare and previously unreleased material; first single: "Keep a Little Soul [Outtake, 1982]")

Pink Floyd

A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd [Vinyl] (2016 compilation; 180-gram heavyweight vinyl)




Young Romance (guest: Washed Out; first single: "Under the Sun")

Rod Stewart

Blood Red Roses (his 30th album; producers: Stewart, Kevin Savigar; guest: Bridget Cady; first single: "Didn't It")

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer 001 (two-CD, 32-song compilation of his post-Clash material, including 12 previously unreleased tracks; Amazon UK; Deluxe Edition, with 64-page notebook featuring handwritten lyrics, notes, drawings, personal biographies and photographs from Strummer's archive; Deluxe Box Set, containing two CDs, three vinyl LPs, hardback book, 12-inch single of "U.S. North," 7-inch singles of "This Is England" and "Before We Go Forward," a cassette of "U.S. North," etc.)

Linda Thompson

My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On the Stage (largely recorded in May 2005, this album celebrates the comedy, theatrical and popular songs that made up the English music hall music of the 18th and 19th centuries; guests: Teddy Thompson, Colin Firth, Martha Wainwright, Jools Holland, Justin Vivian Bond, John Foreman, Cara Dillon, etc.)

Tony Joe White

Bad Mouthin' (on his 20th album, the "Polk Salad Annie" singer covers some blues classics, along with never-before-released self-penned songs; producer: son Jody White; first single: "Bad Mouthin'")

October 5

Doyle Bramhall II

Shades (guests: Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greyhounds; first single: "Everything You Need")

Molly Burch

First Flower (first single: "Wild")

Cat Power

Wanderer (her first album in six years; producer: Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power; guest: Lana Del Rey; first single: "Wanderer")

Eric Church

Desperate Man (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: "Desperate Man")

Coheed and Cambria

The Unheavenly Creatures (producers: Coheed and Cambria)

Echo & The Bunnymen

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon (producers: Echo & The Bunnymen, Youth, Andrea Wright; first single: "The Stars")


Burn the Ships (new single: "Pioneers")

Fucked Up

Dose Your Dreams (their first album in four years; first single: "Raise Your Voice Joyce")

Jackie Greene

The Modern Lives - Vol 2 (Americana/roots singer-songwriter and former Black Crowes guitarist; six-song EP; first single: "Crazy Comes Easy")

Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn Plays Bach: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Partita No. 1

Kristin Hersh

Possible Dust Clouds (first single: "No Shade In Shadow")

Will Hoge

My American Dream (first singles: "Gilded Walls" and "Thoughts & Prayers")

Eric Hutchinson & The Believers

Modern Happiness (new single:;"New Religion")

Madeline Kenney

Perfect Shapes (producer: Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner; first single: "Cut Me Off")

Michael Martin Murphey

Austinology - Alleys of Austin (guests: Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Amy Grant, Steve Earle, Kelly Willis, etc.)

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Poor Until Payday


C'est La Vie (producer: frontman Matthew Houck; first single: "New Birth in New England")

Missy Raines

Royal Traveller (producer: Alison Brown; guests: Amy Ray, Claire Lynch, 10 String Symphony, Stuart Duncan, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller, Ethan Ballinger, Bryan McDowell, etc.; first single: "Swept Away")

Tokyo Police Club

TPC (first single: "Hercules")

Twenty One Pilots

TRENCH (first singles: "Jumpsuit / Nico and the Niners")

Various Artists

WOW Hits 2019 (Deluxe Edition) (36 songs)

Ward Thomas

Restless Minds (24-year-old British country-music twins; producers: Martin Terefe, Joe Rubel; first single: "Lie Like Me")

You Me At Six

VI (producer: Dan Austin; first single: "3AM")

October 12

Blues Traveler

Hurry Up & Hang Around (producer: Matt Rollings; first single: "Accelerated Nation")

Bottle Rockets

Bit Logic (producer: Eric "Roscoe" Ambel; first single: "Bit Logic")

David Bowie

Loving the Alien [1983-1988] *import* (11-CD box set)

A Certain Ratio

acr:set (17-song, career-spanning compilation, featuring new track "Dirty Boy" with Barry Adamson)

City Of Thieves

Beast Reality (first single: "Buzzed Up City")

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Look Now (new singles: "Under Lime" and "Unwanted Number")

Matthew Dear

Bunny (his first album in six years; producer: Dear; guests: Tegan and Sara)

Bobbie Gentry

The Girl From Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters (eight-CD box set includes her six studio LPs, her 1968 album with Glen Campbell, plus more than 75 previously unreleased tracks, including her "lost" jazz album)

John Hiatt

The Eclipse Sessions (producer: Kevin McKendree, and engineered by McKendree's 16-year-old son Yates; features Hiatt's longtime drummer Kenneth Blevins and bassist Patrick O'Hearn; first single: "Cry to Me")

Engelbert Humperdinck

Warmest Christmas Wishes

Paul Kelly

Nature (his 24th album; first single: "With the One I Love")

Tom Morello

The Atlas Underground (guests: Big Boi, Portugal. The Man, Steve Aoki, Marcus Mumford, Pretty Lights, Gary Clark Jr., GZA, Vic Mensa, etc.; first single: "We Don't Need You")


Tattooed On My Brain (13 new original songs)

Tom Odell

Jubilee Road (guest: Alice Merton; first single: "If You Wanna Love Somebody")

LeAnn Rimes

It's Christmas, Eve (soundtrack to her Hallmark Channel original movie, which premieres on Nov. 10)

Seventh Wonder

Tiara (Swedish progressive metal band led by Kamelot singer Tommy Karevik; producers: Seventh Wonder, Johan Larsson; first single: "Victorious")

Colter Wall

Songs Of The Plains (Canadian singer-songwriter; producer: Dave Cobb; new singles: "Plain to See Plainsman" and "Calgary Round-Up")

October 19

Herb Alpert

Music Volume 3 - Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass (first single: "Wade in the Water")


Helix (first album with new singer Nils Molin; first single: "365")

The Brother Brothers

Some People I Know (Brooklyn-based Americana duo; first single: "Frankie")

Cloud Nothings

Last Building Burning (first single: "The Echo of the World")

Rachel Eckroth

When It Falls (producer: bassist/husband Tim Lefebvre; guests: Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Matt Chamberlain, Gary Novak, Sterling Campbell; first single: "Call My Name")

Ace Frehley

Spaceman (includes a cover of Eddie Money's "I Wanna Go Back"; new single: "Rockin' With the Boys")

Lefty Frizzell

An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings (20-CD, 361-track box set with 264-page hardcover book)

Handsome Jack

Everything's Gonna Be Alright (producer: Ben McLeod; first single: "Keep On")

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Live From the Ryman (recorded during six sold-out shows in 2017; first single: "Cumberland Gap")

Kings Of Spade

Kings Of Spade (rock band formed in Honolulu and now based in L.A.; (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: "Way She Goes")

Minus The Bear

Fair Enough (the Seattle indie rock band's final EP; first single: "Fair Enough")


Unzipped (five-CD, one-DVD collection of unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20-plus years, along with rarities, demos, music videos, etc.)

Yoko Ono

Warzone (on her 20th album, she reimagines 13 of her songs from 1970-2009; first single: "Warzone")

October 26

The Action

Shadows and Reflections: The Complete Recordings 1964-1968 (1960s mod band, produced by George Martin; four CDs, 86 songs)

Andrea Bocelli

(his first album of all-new material in 14 years; producer: Bob Ezrin; first single: "If Only"; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs)

Rosanne Cash

She Remembers Everything

Boy George & Culture Club

Life (their first album in 19 years; first single: "Let Somebody Love You")

Various Artists

Bach 333 - J.S. Bach: The New Complete Edition (222-CD, one-DVD box set commemorating 333 years since Bach's birth includes 10 hours of new recordings and seven world premieres)



Thank You & Goodnight (their final album, with a final tour; guest songwriters include Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow; producers: Xenomania's Toby Scott, John Shanks, Goldfingers, Steve Soloman; first single: "I Can Dream," a tribute to late member Stephen Gately)

The Prodigy

No Tourists (written, produced and mixed over the past year by frontman Liam Howlett in his studio in London's Kings Cross; first single: "Need Some1")

Claire Richards

My Wildest Dreams (former member of Steps; producers: Steve Anderson, Michael Angelo, Jez Ashurst, etc.; first single: "On My Own")