If you’re into electronic, then this is your week: dance to Vitalic’s French-house-inspired sounds, or vibe out to Teen Daze’s chillwave, synth haze. For those with other musical hankerings, go to rapper E-40’s collaboration with fellow vet Too Short, R’n’B songstress Macy Gray’s new one, or the latest from power-pop outfit Motion City Soundtrack.
Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby
The holiday season has begun with Rock and Roll Hall-Of-Famer Rod Stewart’s new Christmas album, full of his takes on festive favorites.
Ne-Yo - R.E.D.
R.E.D. stands for Realizing Every Dream, as the RnB singer’s fifth album takes influence from a number of sources — the Beatles included — and weaves them into one full-length album.
Aerosmith - Music From Another Dimension!
The legendary rock troupe’s first album since 2004 is titled Music From Another Dimension! As if you need any more enticement to listen than that.
Paul Wall - No Sleep Til Houston
The Texan rapper drops a mixtape while we wait for his next full-length. The tape features classic hardcore production: deep bass, strings, and orchestra hits.
Dirty Projectors - About to Die
The Brooklyn art-pop outfit follow up this year’s formidable Swing Lo, Magellan with an EP of album b-sides from the same recording sessions. We expect more experimental goodness.