Updated April 22

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"Treasures from the Temple"  
April 20


Fall Asleep (psychedelic dream rock duo: Slothrust leader Leah Wellbaum and drummer/singer Mickey Vershbow; six-song EP; new single: a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Ride")

Marcia Ball

Shine Bright (producer: Steve Berlin)

A Big Yes and a Small No

Mise En Abyme (producer: Kevin Kendrick; first single: "Stranger Things")

Bikini Death Race

Party Animals {digital} (U.K. electroclash duo; producer: Valerio Lundini; first single: "Celestico")

Black Stone Cherry

Family Tree (guest: Warren Haynes; first single: "Burnin'")

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective


Bishop Briggs

Church Of Scars (British indie pop-rock singer-songwriter; first single: "White Flag"; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs)

Brothers Osborne

Port Saint Joe (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: "Shoot Me Straight")

Bebe Buell

Baring It All: Greetings From Nashbury Park (singer-former fashion model is the mother of actress Liv Tyler; producer: Jimmy Walls)

Sera Cahoone

The Flora String Sessions (seven-song EP)

Cheech & Chong

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Edition (box set includes the 1978 film on Blu-ray, the original soundtrack on vinyl and CD, with bonus tracks, a 7-inch picture disc and a replica poster; DVD and Blu-ray editions available April 10)

J. Cole


Jason Crabb

Unexpected (producer: Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus; guest: former Pussycat Doll singer Kaya Jones)


Return To The East Live (2016) (featuring original members Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown; includes a new song, "It's Just Another Day")


Hippo Lite (Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley)


The Recognitions (indie-pop duo; The Recognitions (first single: "I'll Never Know")

From Ashes To New

The Future (new single: "Crazy")

Joshua Hedley

Mr. Jukebox (first single: "Mr. Jukebox")

Jesus Jones

Passages (the British band's first album since 2001)


Primal Heart (producer: John Congleton; new single: "Top of the World")

Larkin Poe

Peach (released as a download in 2017)

Lord Huron

Vide Noir (mixed by Dave Fridmann and engineered by Sonny DiPerri; new singles: "Ancient Names (Part I)" and "Ancient Names (Part II)"

The Melvins

Pinkus Abortion Technician (includes a cover of The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand")

Ashley Monroe

Sparrow (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: "Hands On You")

Alison Moyet

The Other Live Collection (recorded during her 2017 world tour to promote her album "Other")

My Indigo

My Indigo {digital} (side project of Within Temptation vocalist Sharon den Adel; producer: den Adel; new single: "Out of the Darkness"; CD out April 27)

Old Crow Medicine Show

Volunteer (producer: Dave Cobb; first single: "Flicker & Shine")

Shuggie Otis

Inter-Fusion (fusion rock album, featuring drummer Carmen Appice and bassist Tony Franklin, is his first solo studio LP since 1974's "Inspiration Information")


Never Gonna Die (producer: Cameron Webb)

A Perfect Circle

Eat The Elephant (new single: "TalkTalk")

Post Animal

When I Think Of You In A Castle (Chicago neo-psycho rockers)

Peter Rowan

Carter Stanley's Eyes (producer: Rowan; guests: Tim O'Brien, Jack Lawrence, Jamie Oldaker, Patrick Sauber, Blaine Sprouse, Chris Henry, Paul Knight)

Todd Rundgren/Utopia

The Road To Utopia: The Complete Recordings 1974-82 (seven-CD box set, with 15 bonus tracks; mastered by Joe Reagoso)

Sting & Shaggy

44/876 (guests: Robbie Shakespeare of Sly & Robbie, Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco, Sting's longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, etc.; first single: "Don't Make Me Wait")


God Damn Evil (new bassist: Perry Richardson, a founding member of Firehouse; producer: frontman Michael Sweet; first single: "Take It to the Cross")

Alexis Taylor

Beautiful Thing {digital} (Hot Chip frontman; producers: Taylor, UNKLE's Tim Goldsworthy; first single: "Beautiful Thing")

Thievery Corporation

Treasures From The Temple (guests: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani; first single: "Voyage Libre")

Pete Townshend

Who Came First: 45th Anniversary Expanded Edition (1972 album; remastered, with eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances)

Various Artists

Playing for Change: Listen to the Music (200+ artists from 25 countries perform 12 classics, feat. The Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jack Johnson, Bombino, PFC Band, etc.; first single: Buddy Guy's "Skin Deep"; profits from the album benefit the Playing For Change Foundation)

The Who

Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (unreleased recordings from the second of two nights played at Bill Graham's legendary NYC club; restored and mixed by original sound engineer Bob Pridden)

Walter Wolfman Washington

My Future Is My Past (New Orleans soul singer-guitarist; producer: Galactic's Ben Ellman; guests: Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary; first single: "Save Your Love For Me")

Donovan Woods

Both Ways (producer: James Bunton; first single: "Burn That Bridge")

April 27

Bart & The Bedazzled

Blue Motel (producer: Aaron M. Olson; first single: "The House That Built Itself")

Jessie Baylin

Strawberry Wind (Amazon Original children's album; the Nashville-based singer-songwriter is expecting her second child with her husband, Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill; producer: Richard Swift; first single: "Dream Catcher")


Judge Not!


Cool Like You (Stockport, U.K., quintet; first single: "I Can't Stand It"; Digital Deluxe Edition, with 11 bonus acoustic tracks)

Liz Brasher

Outcast (Memphis-based singer-songwriter; six-song EP)

Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples

Campfire {digital} (producer: brother Nash Chambers; guest: Emmylou Harris; first single: "The Campfire Song")

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Hearts Of Glass (producer: Sam Ashworth; guest: Rodney Crowell)

Cicada Rhythm

Everywhere I Go (Athens, Ga.-based indie folk band; producers: Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and Oliver Wood; first single: "Do I Deserve It Yet?")


For Now (Sydney alt-rock trio; producer: The Presets member Kim Moyes; new single: "In the Air")

Dr. Dog

Critical Equation (first single: "Listening In")

Kat Edmonson

Old Fashioned Gal (first single: "Old Fashioned Girl")


Foreigner With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (recorded at KKL Luzern, Switzerland, on May 20-21, 2017)

God Is An Astronaut

Epitaph (producers: God Is An Astronaut)


When Legends Rise (their first album in four years; producers: Erik Ron, frontman Sully Erna; first single: "Bulletproof")


Grid Of Points (aka California-based singer-songwriter Liz Harris; first single: "Parking Lot")

Half Waif

Lavender (aka Nandi Rose Plunkett; producers: Plunkett, David Tolomei; first single: "Keep It Out")

Hawthorne Heights

Bad Frequencies (producers: Hawthorne Heights, Nick Ingram; first single: "Pink Hearts")

Michael McDermott

Out From Under (producer: McDermott)

Clint Michigan

Centuries {digital} (first single: "Knickerbocker Street")

Janelle Monae

Dirty Computer (new single: "Make Me Feel")

Van Morrison amd Joey DeFrancesco

You're Driving Me Crazy (interpretations of jazz and blues standards, plus tracks from Morrison's songbook; first single: "You're Driving Me Crazy")

Willie Nelson

Last Man Standing (11 new songs co-written with producer Buddy Cannon; first single: "Last Man Standing")


No Revenge Necessary (New Orleans quartet led by vibraphonist Mike Dillon; first single: "Black Sheep")

Okkervil River

In The Rainbow Rain (first single: "Don't Move Back to LA")

Post Malone

Beerbongs & Bentleys

Red Wanting Blue

The Wanting (Columbus, Ohio-based alt-rock quintet)

Riot V

Armor Of Light (producer: Chris "The Wizard" Collier; first single: "Victory")

Tom Rush

Voices (producer: Jim Rooney; first single: "Voices")


Front And Center {digital}(producer: Tim Surrett; first single: "Thunder Dan")


Big Tings (guests: Reef frontman Gary Stringer, Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell; new single: "Machine")

Speedy Ortiz

Twerp Verse (first single: "Lucky 88")

Chris Squire

Fish Out Of Water (1975 album; limited-edition box set containing two CDs, two DVDs, one LP and 2?7-inch singles; mastered and cut from the original tapes at Abbey Road studios)

Bram Tchaikovsky

Strange Men, Changed Men: The Complete Recordings 1978-1981 (three-CD set includes three albums, including his biggest hit, "Girl of My Dreams," plus B-sides and alternative versions)

Twin Shadow

Caer (pronounced: ka-air; new single: "Saturdays," feat. HAIM)

Keith Urban

Graffiti U (guests: Julia Michaels, Shy Carter, Kassi Ashton, Lindsay Ell; new single: "Coming Home")

Jennifer Warnes

Another Time, Another Place (her first album since 2001; first single: "Just Breathe")

We Are Scientists

Megaplex (producer: Max Hart; first single: "One In, One Out")

Wishbone Ash

The Vintage Years (1970-1991) (limited-edition 30-CD box set includes 16 studio albums, plus rarities, B-sides, and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks and a 156-page hardcover book)

May 4

Arthur Alexander

One Bar Left {digital} (debut album from the former Poppees and Sorrows member; first single: "One Bar Left")

Joey Alexander

Eclipse (14-year-old Grammy-nominated piano prodigy; guests: Joshua Redman, Reuben Rogers, Erick Harland)


DOVE (their first full-length album in 23 years; producers: guitarist Tom Gorman, Paul Q. Kolderie; first single: "Shiny One")

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Panic Blooms (first single: "Mr No One")

Leon Bridges

Good Thing (new singles: "Bet Ain't Worth the Hand" and "Bad Bad News")

James Brown & The Famous Flames

The Federal & King Singles As & Bs 1956-61 (two CDs, 57 songs)

Rita Coolidge

Safe In The Arms Of Time (her first album in six years; Vinyl)

Gaz Coombes

World's Strongest Man (former Supergrass frontman; producers: Coombes, Ian Davenport; first single: "Deep Pockets")

Cut Worms

Hollow Ground (NYC singer-songwriter Max Clarke; first single: "Till Tomorrow Goes Away")

Dada Life

Our Nation (new single: "Higher Than the Sun")


Fight Back {digital} (the Canadian punk/hardcore pioneers are marking their 40th year)

Eleanor Friedberger

Rebound (producers: Friedberger, Clemens Knieper; first single: "In Between Stars")

Brian Eno

Music For Installations (six-CD box set of rare and previously unreleased tracks)

Eternal Summers

Everyday It Feels Like I'm Dying (Roanoke, Va.-based indie rock band; first single: "Forever Mine")

Galactic Empire

Episode II {digital} (Star Wars-themed, progressive instrumental band; (first single: "Scherzo for X-Wings"; CD out May 25)

Yonatan Gat

Universalists (former Monotonix guitarist; producers: David Berman, Calvin Johnson, Daniel Schlett; new single: "Cockfight")

The Glitch Mob

See Without Eyes (guests: Rituals of Mine, Arama, Ambré, Tula, Elohim; first single: "How Could This Be Wrong")

The Goldberg Sisters

Home: A Nice Place To Visit {digital}(musical alter-ego of actor-musician Adam Goldberg; new single: "When Or Where Or Why")

Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs

Clippity Clop {Vinyl}

Jon Hopkins

Singularity (U.K. electronic producer; first single: "Emerald Rush")

Horse Feathers

Clippety Clop (Portland, Ore.-based indie rock band; first single: "Without Applause")


Àmr (the former Emperor vocalist's seventh solo album; first single: "Arcana Imperii")

Damien Jurado

The Horizon Just Laughed (first single: "Over Rainbows and Rainier")

Mat Kearney

Crazytalk (guests: AFSHeeN, Filous, R.A.C.; first single: "Better Than I Used to Be")

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders

Blue Poles (producer: Ladder; first single: "White Flag")

Lake Street Dive

Free Yourself Up (first single: "Good Kisser")

Leftover Salmon

Something Higher (producer: Steve Berlin; first single: "Show Me Something Higher")

George Lopez

The Wall: Live! From Washington, D.C. (HBO comedy special)

Matt And Kim

Almost Everyday (producers: Lars Stalfors, Matt Johnson; guests: Mark Hoppus, Clairo, King Tuff, Flosstradamus, Santigold, Kevin Morby, etc.; new single: "Happy If You're Happy")

Middle Kids

Lost Friends (new single: "Mistake")

Parker Millsap

Other Arrangements (new single: "Other Arrangements")


A Long Engagement (New York DJ and producer; guests: Innov Gnawa, The Pimps of Joytime, Carol C, Jahdan Blakkamore, Femina, Alsarah, Grey Reverend, LA Yegros, The Real Live Show; first single: "Do You Do You?")

Parkway Drive

Reverence (first single: "The Void")

Harry Permezel

Wax Man {digital}(Melbourne-based artist; (first single: "Bonehead")

Liz Phair

Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set (box set celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Exile to Guyville"; contains the first official restored audio of all three 1991 "Girly-Sound" tapes from the original cassettes, plus the 1993 album remastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge; also includes a book containing an oral history by Jason Cohen and essays by Phair and NPR journalist Ann Powers)


Revelation (English rock band's first album since 2000 and their first with new guitarist Jesse Wood; producer: George Drakoulias; first single: "My Sweet Love," feat. Sheryl Crow)

Reuben And The Dark

Arms Of A Dream (first single: "All or Nothing")

Jessica Risker

I See You Among The Stars (Chicago-based singer-songwriter; first single: "Cut My Hair")

Royce da 5'9"

Book of Ryan (producers: Royce da 5'9, Cool & Dre, Mr. Porter, S1; first single: "Boblo Boat," feat. J. Cole)

Rachael Sage

Myopia (producers: Sage, John Shyloski; first single: "Olivia")

Shakey Graves

Can't Wake Up


Attention Attention (producer: bassist Eric Bass; first single: "DEVIL")

Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water {Vinyl} (1970 album; 180-gram, 45RPM, two-LP box set; mastered from the original master tapes, with UltraDisc One-Step Processing)

Frank Sinatra

Standing Room Only (three-CD collection features three rare and unreleased Sinatra concerts from the 1960s, '70s and '80s - Jan. 28, 1966, at The Sands, Las Vegas, Oct. 7, 1974, at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, and Oct. 24, 1987, Reunion Arena, Dallas; newly remixed by Larry Walsh at NBCUniversal Audio and mastered by Seth Foster at Universal Mastering Studio)

Sugar Candy Mountain

Do Right (California neo-psychedelic pop duo; producers: Sugar Candy Mountain, Jason Quever of Papercuts; first single: "Split in Two")

The Temptations

All The Time (the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' first album in eight years; features covers of songs by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Maxwell, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson and The Weeknd, and three new original Temptations songs; producer: Dave Darling)

Eleanor Tomlinson

Tales From Home (star of the PBS series "Poldark"; folk-influenced covers; producer: Art of Noise's Anne Dudley)

Trampled By Turtles

Life Is Good On The Open Road (first single: "Kelly's Bar")

Frank Turner

Be More Kind (producers: Austin Jenkins, Joshua Block, Charlie Hugall; new single: "1933")


That Which Is Not Said (Atlanta-based producer and synth artist Matt Weiner; new single: "Taste of Peppermint")

The Underhill Family Orchestra

Tell Me That You Love Me {digital} (Mobile, Ala.-based pop-rock collective; "When the Trumpet Sounds")

The Word Alive

Violent Noise (producer: Matt Good; guests: Danny Worsnop, Sincerely Collins; first single: "Red Clouds")

May 11

Arctic Monkeys

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (the first album in five years; producers: James Ford, frontman Alex Turner)

Beach House

7 (first single: "Lemon Glow")

The Body

I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer (first single: "Nothing Stirs")

Brent Cobb

Providence Canyon (first single: "King of Alabama")

Ry Cooder

The Prodigal Son (his first album since 2012)

Richard Edwards

Verdugo (member of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's)

Glenn Frey

Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey (15 songs) Above the Clouds: The Collection (four-disc box set includes "Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey," rarities and a live DVD filmed at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 15, 1992)

Jerry Garcia

Before the Dead (four-CD box set, produced and curated by longtime Grateful Dead publicist and author Dennis McNally with documentarian Brian Miksis; featuring songs as far back as Garcia's 16th birthday in 1961)

Luke Haines

I Sometimes Dream Of Glue (first single: "Everybody's Coming Together for the Summer")

Marian Hill

Unusual (producers: Marian Hill, Boi-1da; guest: Steve Davit; new single: "Differently")

Benjamin Jaffe

Oh, Wild Ocean Of Love {digital} (member of HONEYHONEY; new single: "Susan the Cat")

La Luz

Floating Features {digital} (Seattle surf-doo-wop group; first single: "Cicada")

Las Rosas

Shadow By Your Side (Brooklyn trio; first single: "Christa")

The Magic Numbers

Outsiders (first single: "Sweet Divide")

Marian Hill

Unusual (producers: Marian Hill, Boi-1da; guest: Steve Davit; new single: "Differently")

Loreena McKennitt

Lost Souls (her first album of original material since 2006, recorded in Hamilton, Canada, at Catherine North Studios and at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios near Bath, England; producer: McKennitt)

The National Reserve

Motel La Grange (first single: "Standing on the Corner")

Jizzy Pearl

All You Need Is Soul (Love/Hate frontman and former L.A. Guns, Ratt and Quiet Riot singer)

Potatohead People

Nick & Astro's Guide to the Galaxy (Vancouver production duo; guests: Nanna B, Illa J, K-Maxx, Kapok, Moka Only, Trian Kayhat)

Charlie Puth

Voicenotes (new single: "How Long")


Radio Free America (Richie Sambora + Orianthi; producer: Bob Rock)

The Sea And The Cake

Any Day


All I See Is War (producer: Michael "Elvis" Baskette)

Simian Mobile Disco

Murmurations (guests: The Deep Throat Choir; first single: "Caught in a Wave")

Strung Out

Black Out The Sky

Jess Williamson

Cosmic Wink (new single: "Mama Proud")

Luke Winslow-King

Blue Mesa (first single: "Leghorn Women")

Mike Zito

First Class Life

May 18

John Calvin Abney

Coyote (Oklahoma indie-folk singer-songwriter)

Joan Armatrading

Not Too Far Away (first single: "No More Pain")


Islands (producer: frontman Tim Wheeler; first single: "Buzzkill")

Kurt Baker Combo

Let's Go Wild! (producer: Paco Loco)

Courtney Barnett

Tell Me How You Really Feel (first single: "Nameless, Faceless")


Butterflies (produced and written with longtime collaborator Danny White)

James Bay

Electric Light (producers: Bay, Jon Green, Paul Epworth; new single: "Pink Lemonade"; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs)

Big Ups

Two Parts Together {digital} (first single: "PPP")



Burn The Priest

Legion: XX (aka Lamb of God, returning to its roots and its original name; featuring covers of Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., the Accused, Big Black, etc.; first single: "Inherit the Earth")

Matt Costa

Santa Rosa Fangs (the Southern California singer-songwriter's first album in five years; producers: Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen and Nick Stumpf of French Kicks; first single: "I Remember It Well")

Echo & The Bunnymen

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

Family Of The Year

Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (L.A.-based indie rock outfit; first single: "Hold Me Down")

Five Finger Death Punch

And Justice For None (includes a cover of The Offspring's "Gone Away"; Deluxe Edition, with three bonus tracks)


Rausch (German electronic musician Wolfgang Voigt; produced as a single composition designed to be listened through from beginning to end)

Tom Grennan

Lighting Machines (U.K. singer-songwriter; producers: Fraser T. Smith, Dan Grech; new single: "Sober")

Half Man Half Biscuit

No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin' Hedge Cut (Northern English indie cults)

Trent Harmon

You Got 'Em All (the debut album from the 15th and final winner of "American Idol" during its original run; he co-wrote eight of the album's 11 songs; producers: Jimmy Robbins, Scott Borchetta; first single: "You Got 'Em All")

Ray LaMontagne

Part Of The Light (producer: LaMontagne; first single: "Such a Simple Thing")

Mary Lattimore

Hundreds Of Days (L.A.-based harpist; first single: "Hello From the Edge of the Earth")


Brothers (first single: "Don't Get Better Than That")

Lords Of Acid

Pretty In Kink (featuring new singer Marieke Bresseleers)

Low Cut Connie

Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (first single: "Beverly")

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Sparkle Hard (producer: The Decemberists' Chris Funk; new single: "Shiggy")

Ziggy Marley

Rebellion Rises (guests: Stephen Marley, Gideon Marley, Samuill Kalonji; first single: "Rebellion Rises")

Nellie McKay

Sister Orchid

Brad Mehldau Trio

Seymour Reads the Constitution!

Steve Miller Band

Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976 {Vinyl} (180-gram vinyl box set of his first nine albums, from "Children of the Future" to "Fly Like an Eagle"; remastered; also available as individual 180-gram black LPs)

Parquet Courts

Wide Awake! (producer: Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse; first single: "Almost Had To Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience")

Gretchen Peters

Dancing With The Beast (producers: Peters, Doug Lancio, Barry Walsh)

Pink Floyd

Pulse {Vinyl} (1995 double live album; four-LP box set, which includes "The Dark Side of the Moon" performed live in full, features a 52-page hardback photo book; remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman)

Poster Children

Grand Bargain! (producer: Steve Albini)

The Presets

Hi Viz {digital} (guests: Jake Shears, Alison Wonderland, the DMA's; new single: "Do What You Want")

Quiet Slang

Everything Matters But No One Is Listening (Beach Slang's James Alex; producers: Alex, Dave Downham; first single: "Dirty Cigarettes")

The Ramona Flowers

Strangers (Bristol electronic rock quintet; producer: Chris Zane)

Otis Redding

Dock Of The Bay Sessions (his biggest hit was released 50 years ago in January 1968, shortly after his death in a plane crash; this 12-song collection is assembled from his final recordings and thought to be intended for his next album)

Ike Reilly

Crooked Love (producers: Reilly, Phil Karnats)

The Sidekicks

Happiness Hours (Cleveland indie-punk band; producer: John Agnello; first single: "Twin's Twist")

Matthew Sweet

Tomorrow's Daughter (first single: "I Belong to You")

Charles Watson

Now That I'm A River (member of Slow Club; producers: Watson, David Glover; new single: "Abandoned Buick")

Kelly Willis

Back Being Blue (her first solo album in 11 years; first single: "Back Being Blue")

Erik Wollo

Threshold Point

May 25

Don Airey

One Of A Kind (Deep Purple keyboardist)

Ari Roar

Calm Down (Dallas singer-songwriter Caleb Campbell; first single: "Calm Down")

J Balvin

Vibras (new singles: "Machika" and "Ahora")

Bow Wow Wow

Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984 (three-CD box set includes singles, B-sides, mixes and rarities)


Love Is Dead (Scottish electro-pop trio; producers: Greg Kurstin, Dave Stewart; first single: "Get Out")

Jonathan Davis

Black Labyrinth (KoRn frontman; first single: "What It Is")

Andrew Duhon

False River (New Orleans singer-songwriter; 11-track album was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self Reliance"; producer: Eric Masse)

Fortunate Ones

Hold Fast (Canadian pop duo; producer: Daniel Ledwell; first single: "Northern Star")

Michael Franks

The Music In My Head (his first album in seven years)


Push Pull (their first new music since 2012's "Fight or Flight"; producer: Matt Wallace; first single: "More Beautiful")

The Hunna

Dare (U.K. rock quartet; new single: "Flickin Your Hair")

Jethro Tull

50 For 50 (three-CD, career-spanning set celebrating the band's 50th anniversary)


Unexpected Truth Within (long awaited debut album of Marcus Meyn (Camouflage) and his project M.I.N.E.; first single: "The One")

Ian Moore


The Nectars

Sci-Fi Television (New Jersey pop-punk quartet; new single: "We Will Run")

Jeffrey Osborne

Worth It All (Osborne says the album, a return to his deep R&B roots, was inspired by the late great George Duke; producer: Osborne)


Binary Childhood (London electronic dance rock duo; new single: "Pay the Tax"; released digitally Apr. 13)

Xavier Rudd

Storm Boy (producer: Chris Bond; first single: "Walk Away")

Snow Patrol

Wildness (their first album of new material in eight years; producer: Jacknife Lee; first single: Don't Give In")

Spock's Beard

Noise Floor (their 13th album marks the return of drummer Nick D'Virgilio, who originally left in 2011)

Sill Dreaming

Still Dreaming (the album is inspired by Redman's father Dewey's 1976-1987 band, Old and New Dreams; featuring six new compositions, plus a pair of songs composed by Old and New Dreams members Charlie Haden and Don Cherry)

Tracyanne & Danny

Tracyanne & Danny (Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura and Crybaby's Danny Coughlan; producers: Edwyn Collins, Tracyanne & Danny; first single: "Home & Dry")


The Black Album

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach & Boccherini (six-CD box set of recordings with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

June 1

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Downey To Lubbock (10 covers and two originals)

American Aquarium

Things Change (producer: John Fullbright)

Nicki Bluhm

To Rise You Gotta Fall (recorded at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis, backed by keyboardist Al Gamble of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer and guitarist Will Sexton)

Neko Case

Hell-On (producers: Case, Björn Yttling of Peter Björn & John; guests: Beth Ditto, Mark Lanegan, k.d. lang, AC Newman, Eric Bachmann, Kelly Hogan, Doug Gillard, Laura Veirs, Joey Burns, etc.; first single: "Hell-On")

Gabrielle Cohen

Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love {digital} (Australian singer-songwriter; first single: "Baby")

Roger Daltry

As Long As I Have You (his first solo album since 1992; Pete Townsend plays guitar on seven of the 11 tracks; on keyboards is Mike Talbot from The Style Council and Dexys Midnight Runners; producer: Dave Eringa; first single: "As Long As I Have You")

Juliana Daugherty

Light (producer: Colin Killalea; first single: "Player")

Father John Misty

God's Favorite Customer (new singles: "Just Dumb Enough to Try" and "Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All")

Freedom Fry

Classic (L.A.-based alt-folk duo; first single: "Classic")

Emmylou Harris

The Ballad of Sally Rose (Expanded Edition) (1985 album; remastered, with 10 previously unreleased demos)

Ben Howard

Noonday Dream (producer: Howard; first single: "A Boat To An Island On The Wall")

In Her Eye

Change (Italian shoegazers act)

Joan Of Arc

1984 (first single: "Truck")


Meditations (producers: Kataklysm, Maurizio Iacono; first single: "Guillotine")


LUMP (Laura Marling with Tunng's Mike Lindsay; first single: "Curse of the Contemporary")

Modern Maps

Hope You're Happy (Southern California Trio; first single: Nightfall")


Blaze Away (the British trip-hop band's first album in more than five years; guests: Roots Manuva, Benjamin Biolay)

Oneohtrix Point Never

Age Of

Owl City

Cinematic {digital} (18-song album that will compile EPs he's releasing over the next six months; first single: "All My Friends")

Natalie Prass

The Future And The Past (first single: "Short Court Style")

Michael Ray

Amos (the album is named after his late grandfather, who fueled his love for country music)

Ruen Brothers

All My Shades of Blue (producer: Rick Rubin; guests: Chad Smith, Dave Keuning, Ian McLagan; first single: "All My Shades of Blue")

Paul Simon

Graceland - The Remixes (remixes of his 1986 album, featuring Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, Photek, Joyce Muniz, Joris Voorn, etc.)


Super 8 (French electronic duo; first single: "All the Way Down")


Nightstand (aka Minneapolis-based singer/guitarist Jess Abbott; first single: "Reviews")

Thompson Square

Masterpiece (the married country duo's first album in five years; producers: Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff)

Tower Of Power

Soul Side of Town (the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary)

Various Artists

Under The Influence Volume Six: A Collection of Rare Soul & Disco (compiled by British band Faze Action, featuring tracks by Carol Dionne, Space, Mikki, Starz, Leston Paul, Michele Claire, Galaxy, Midway, Songhoi Band, Stylus, Oscar Perry and Spats)

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson

Apart (five-song EP; first single: "Bad Dreams")

June 8

Lily Allen

No Shame (guests: Burna Boy, Giggs, Lady Chann; new singles: "Higher" and "Three")

Black Sabbath

Supersonic Years: The Seventies Singles Box Set [Vinyl] (10 rare 7-inch singles in color sleeves, remastered with original edits, plus new liner notes)

Brooke Annibale

Hold To The Light (producer: Sam Kassirer; first single: "Hold On")

The Bamboos

Night Time People (Melbourne funk and soul collective; first single: "Lit Up")

Dierks Bentley

The Mountain (producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall; guests: Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne; first single: "Woman, Amen")

Andy Brown

Cedarmont (solo debut album from the frontman of the U.K. pop-rock band Lawson; guest: Crissie Rhodes of the Shires; new single: "Talk of the Town")

Betty Buckley

Hope (recorded live at Joe's Pub; the Tony Award-winning legend will star in the first national tour of "Hello, Dolly!," launching Oct. 2 in Cleveland)

Eric Clapton, et al

Life In 12 Bars (soundtrack to the Showtime documentary directed by Oscar winner Lili Fini Zanuck; 32-track double CD features four previously unreleased songs and includes tracks by Clapton, The Yardbirds, Derek & the Dominoes, Cream, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and Muddy Waters; Vinyl, four-LP box set)


Fantast {digital} (Berlin-based DJ/producer; producer: Claptone; guests: Ben Duffy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Kele Okereke, Zola Blood, Nathan Nicholson, TENDER, Matt Simons, JONES, Katie Stelmanis, etc.; first single: "In the Night")

Dance Gavin Dance

Artificial Selection (first single: "Midnight Crusade")

Jesse Dayton

The Outsider (producer: Vance Powell; first single: "Hurtin' Behind the Pine Curtain")

Ana Egge

White Tiger (Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter; featuring nine originals and one John Hartford cover; producer: Alec Spiegelman; guests: Spiegelman, Buck Meek, Anais Mitchell, Billy Strings, etc.; first single: "Dance Around the Room With Me")

The Get Up Kids

Kicker (four-song EP; first single: "Maybe")

Jon Hassell

Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (the trumpeter-composer's first album in nine years; first single: "Dreaming")

Howlin Rain

The Alligator Bride (first single: "Alligator Bride")

Laura Jean

Devotion (producer: John Lee; new single: "Touchstone")

Miles Kane

Coup De Grace (The Last Shadow Puppets co-frontman; producer: John Congelton; first single: "Loaded," co-written with Lana Del Rey and Jamie T)

Lykke Li

so sad so sexy (Swedish singer's first album in four years; producers: Jeff Bhasker, Malay, T-Minus, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij; guest: Aminé; first single: "hard rain")

Johnny Mathis

Close to You & Love Story (1970 and 1971 albums on one CD; remastered, with three bonus tracks), You've Got a Friend (Expanded Edition) (1971 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks)


Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good: The Final Kill (1985 album; remastered, with bonus live tracks and the band's 1984 three-song demo)


Poptone (Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins; with Haskins' daughter Diva, they perform the songs from their bands Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets; first single: "Go!")

Erin Rae

Putting On Airs (Nashville indie folk singer-songwriter; producers: Dan Knobler, Jerry Bernhardt; new single: "Can't Cut Loose")

Gruff Rhys

Babelsberg (member of Super Furry Animals; first single: "Frontier Man")

River Whyless

Kindness, A Rebel (producer: Paul Butler; new single: "Born in the Right Country")


soil (first single: "bless ur heart")

Shannon Shaw

Shannon In Nashville (founder of Shannon & The Clams; producer: Dan Auerbach; first single: "Broke My Own")


Watching The Sky (Brisbane band; new single: "Riding The Wave")

Jorja Smith

Lost & Found (British singer-songwriter)

Snail Mail

Lush (aka Lindsey Jordan: producer: Jake Aron; first single: "Pristine")


Bigger (their first album in five years; first single: Still the Same")


A Dying Machine (first single: "Take Me With You")

Welshly Arms

No Place Like Home (the big-label debut album from this Cleveland-based six-piece blues- and gospel-influenced alt-rock band; producers: Jayson DeZuzio, Welshly Arms; new single: "Sanctuary")

Zeal & Ardor

Stranger Fruit (first single: "Gravedigger's Chant")

June 15

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling

Here We Go Love (first single: "How Can You Stand There?")

Arthur Buck

Arthur Buck (Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck; producer: Arthur; first single: "I Am the Moment")

Ben Capland

Old Stock {digital} (Canadian songwriter; album explores the journey of refugees in a new land; new single: "Widow Bride")

Olivia Chaney

Shelter (London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; producer: Thomas Bartlett; first single: "IOU")

Gin Blossoms

Mixed Reality (producers: Mitch Easter, Don Dixon; first single: "Break")

Jaki Graham

When A Woman Loves (first single: "When a Woman Loves")

Wilko Johnson

Blow Your Mind (the Dr. Feelgood guitar legend's first album of new material in more than 30 years; producer: Dave Eringa; features Mick Talbot on keyboards and Steve Weston on harmonica; first single: "Marijuana")

Nick Lowe

Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside {digital}(four-song EP)

Johnny Marr

Call The Comet (first single: "The Tracers")

Melody's Echo Chamber

Bon Voyage (first single: "Breathe In, Breathe Out")


Free Rein (producers: Don Corleon, Winta James; first single: "Celebrate")

Rolling Blackouts

Hope Downs (Melbourne quintet; producers: Liam Judson, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever; new single: "Talking Straight")

Mike Shinoda

Post Traumatic (Linkin Park co-founder; songs were written in the months after Chester Bennington died; new single: "Crossing a Line")

June 22

Jill Barber

Metaphora (producers: Gus Van Go, Werner F, Likeminds; first single: "Girl's Gotta Do")



5 Seconds Of Summer

Youngblood (new single: "Youngblood"; Target-Exclusive CD, with two extra songs and a poster; Digital Deluxe Edition, with three extra songs)

Jeffrey Foucault

Blood Brothers (guests: Tift Merritt, The Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale)

Gang Gang Dance

Kazuashita (New York experimental electronic band's first album in seven years; producer: founding member Brian DeGraw; first single: "Lotus")


Version 2.0 (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1998 album, nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; remastered, with 10 B-sides, including "Lick the Pavement")

Danny Goffey

Schtick (former Supergrass drummer; producers: Goffey, Simon Byrt; guests: Suede's Brett Anderson, Rialto's Louis Eliot, Insecure Men's Marley Mackey; first single: "Buzzkiller")

Impending Doom

The Sin and Doom Vol. II (California metal veteran; producer: Christopher Eck; new single: "The Wretched and Godless")

T. Hardy Morris

Dude, The Obscure (Athens, Ga., rock singer-songwriter; producer: Adam Landry; first single: "Be")

Peter Murphy

5 Albums (five-CD box set features his first five solo albums, from "Should the World Fail to Fall Apart" to "Cascade," with bonus tracks)

The Orb

No Sounds Are Out of Bounds (collaborators include Alex Paterson, Thomas Fehlmann, Youth, Roger Eno, Hollie Cook, Guy Pratt, Jah Wobble, etc.; first single: "Doughnuts Forever")

Panic! At The Disco

Pray For The Wicked Pray For The Wicked (producer: Jake Sinclair; new single: "Say Amen [Saturday Night]")

The Record Company

All Of This Life (L.A. blues-rock trio; producer: bassist Alex Stiff; first single: "Life to Fix")

Priscilla Renea

Coloured (L.A.-based singer-songwriter has penned hits for Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, etc.; first singles: "Gentle Hands" and "Heavenly")

Bebe Rexha

Expectations (guests: Florida Georgia Line, Quavo, etc.; new single: "Ferrari")

Kamasi Washington

Heaven and Earth (double album; first singles: "Fists of Fury" and "The Space Traveler's Lullaby")

The Wave Pictures

Brushes With Happiness (English rock trio; (first single: "Jim")

James Williamson and the Pink Hearts

Behind The Shade (ex-Stooges guitarist with Petra Haden and Frank Meyer; includes a cover of Alejandro Escovedo's "Died a Little Today"; producer: Williamson)

June 29

The Alarm

Equals (guest: The Cult's Billy Duffy)

Bullet For My Valentine

Gravity (first single: "Over It")

The Stanley Clarke Band

The Message (guests: Doug E. Fresh, Mark Isham)

Five Star

Five Star Luxury - The Definitive Anthology 1984-1991 (nine-CD, one-DVD box set, curated by lead singer Denise Pearson, contains all six albums, plus 42 7-inch and 12-inch remixes and 27 music videos)

The Flaming Lips

Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990 (six-CD box set), Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of The Flaming Lips (19 songs)

The Innocence Mission

Sun on the Square (first single: "Green Bus")

Jim James

Uniform Distraction (member of My Morning Jacket; first single: "Just a Fool")

Kittel & Co.

Whorls (contemprary string quintet led by Jeremy Kittel, formerly of Turtle Island Quartet; Kittel was forced to reschedule April and May tour dates after breaking his left arm; first single: "Pando")

Let's Eat Grandma

I'm All Ears (experimental pop duo; (new single: "Falling Into Me")

The Milk Carton Kids

All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do (first single: "One More For the Road")

Sons Of Bill

Oh God Ma'am (Virginia-based band of brothers; producer: Phil Ek; first single: "Believer / Pretender")

Wild Moccasins

Look Together (Houston indie pop quartet)



Prisma Tropical {digital} (San Juan-via-Brooklyn electronic indie band; producer: Lawson White; guests: Antibalas Horns, Henry Cole; first single: "El Espanto")

Paul Carrack

These Days


Outlaws 'Til The End (outlaw country covers album, featuring guests John Carter Cash, Randy Blythe, Hank3, Ana Cristina Cash, Lamb of God's Mark Morton, Lee Ving of Fear, Wednesday13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists; producer: Steve Evetts)

Dire Straits

The Studio Albums 1978-1991 (six-CD box set, originally released in 2013; Vinyl, eight-LP box set)

The Nude Party

The Nude Party (six-member rock band from Boone, N.C.; producer: Oakley Munson of Black Lips; first single: "Chevrolet Van")

Simon Love

Sincerely, S. Love

Various Artists

NOW That's What I Call Music! 100 *import* (two CDs)


Garbage People (Seattle punk trio; first single: "Garbage People")