This is the week that all the Little Monsters have been waiting for: Lady Gaga’s album release week. But before we get to ARTPOP, we’re enjoying a holiday offering from her pal Tamar Braxton, the new album from Mexican singer-songwriter Horacio Palencia, a 10th anniversary re-release from Southern metal act Lamb of God, and B-sides from Brooklyn indie band Grizzly Bear. (You can’t say we don’t have eclectic tastes around here!)
Our New Music Weekly playlist will get you acquainted with selections from these artists and more (Mother Monster, too!) and the Playlist Notes below provide some additional intel. You can also click over to the Rdio New Releases page to browse even more songs and albums.
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Mother Monster’s highly anticipated third album features guest appearances by R&B crooner R. Kelly and rappers T.I., Twista, and Too $hort.
The Killers - Direct Hits
Almost a decade after the first album Hot Fuss was released, the Vegas rockers have amassed enough successful singles for this retrospective including two new tracks, produced by M83 and Stuart Price respectively.
Flume - Flume: Deluxe Edition
The Australian electronic producer who made international waves with his single “Holdin On” enlists Ghostface Killah, How To Dress Well, and Twin Shadow for his new mixtape.
Mariah Carey - “The Art Of Letting Go”
Mimi returns with a classy taste of her upcoming album, an epic ballad about moving on from relationships.