The last week before Christmas brings a number of early holiday presents for your ears. 12th Planet fires up some doomsday dubstep with The End, while Fool’s Gold Presents: Loosies assembles a reveling collection of beats and rhymes from Danny Brown, Freeway, Flatbush Zombies and more. Nashville’s The Henningsens celebrate patriotism with “American Beautiful” and Denver’s Air Dubai fire off a “Warning.” Of course don't forget to swim through the new Frank Zappa catalog now on Rdio.
Listen to our New Music Tuesday playlist for peeks of these releases and much more. The Playlist Notes below offer some additional info on some of the week’s can’t-miss highlights. And don’t forget to peruse the full collection of Rdio New Releases for even more fresh tunes.
T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
The Atlanta rapper’s eighth album brings him back to his trap glory while also broadening his sound with the help of guests like R. Kelly, Pink, and Andre 3000.
The-Dream - Terius Nash: 1977
The R&B hitmaker offers “Tender Tendencies” and more sweet songs, including collabos with Pharrell and Big Sean, on his most personal effort yet — titled with his government name and his birth date.
Django Django - Hi Djinx! Django Django Remixed
A potpourri of producers including Adrian Sherwood, Chris Carter, Andy Wake, and Django Django itself put unique spins on the British band’s rockers.
Bad Religion - “True North”
Get your first taste of the legendary punk band’s sweet sixteenth album True North (due out in January) with the lead single of the same name.
Various Artists - Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Tarantino’s spaghetti Western comes armed with a soundtrack featuring unlikely partners James Brown, 2 Pac, and Ennio Morricone.