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New Music Tuesday, November 22, 2011


With the Holiday season fast approaching, this week’s releases include a series of titles from hugely important and culturally significant artists. Two of the biggest names in pop music are up first, as Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga both drop remix albums, and pop star Rihanna releases her sixth studio album. In rock, the Rolling Stones are reissuing classic album Some Girls, and new music is out from Nickelback and Chris Cornell. UK songstress Kate Bush, country legend Willie Nelson and the lovable Muppets all have new albums out as well. Check out these and more in this week’s New Music Tuesday playlist.

Playlist Notes

  • Nickelback - Here And Now
    Canadian alt-rock troupe Nickelback are riding a rich wave of success right now, as their last three albums went platinum. This week they’re looking to make it four in a row, as they drop Here And Now, their seventh studio album.

  • Rihanna - Talk That Talk
    Prolific pop singer Rihanna has averaged an album a year since she stormed the music world seven years ago. This year's album, Talk That Talk, started with the first single “We Found Love” and hints at a dance-oriented sound.

  • Mary J. Blige - My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)
    R&B Queen Mary J. Blige returns to the scene this week with her tenth studio album, titled as the sequel to her 1994 album My Life. The backwards nod should remind fans just how long Blige has been successfully following her muse.

  • Daughtry - Break The Spell
    The band formed by American Idol’s famous rock winner Chris Daughtry drops their third studio full-length this week — an album that Daughtry himself has claimed features a more positive sound, both musically and lyrically.

  • Michael Jackson - Immortal
    Cirque du Soleil’s tribute to the late Michael Jackson wouldn’t be complete without a rousing soundtrack that remixed and resequenced his most famous songs for their elaborate gymnastic performances. Hear the entire soundtrack, from the comfort of your home, now.