Another week of hot and big new releases? Snow way! The flakes are gonna fly and so are some of these albums (up the chart), all out today, October 29:
- This one won’t have its biggest sales week until just before the holidays wrap up, but you know Kelly Clarkson‘s Wrapped In Red will be stuffed in a lot of stockings around the globe this year. The disc is garnering rave reviews and first single “Underneath The Tree” is an absolute gem. Way to go, Kelly! (iTunes)
- Three years after the release of their GRAMMY-winning The Suburbs, indie rockers Arcade Fire are back with Reflektor, with the title song in the top 20 at Alternative radio. Look for it to be the highest debut on next week’s chart. (iTunes)
- Coming off the electro rockin’ “A Light That Never Comes” with DJ and producer Steve Aoki, Linkin Park is out with Recharged, a remixes album featuring that single and other tracks from their album of last year, Living Things. (iTunes)
- Mixing hip-hop, jazz and soul music, the Robert Glasper Experiment releases a sequel to his Black Radio album, this one being Black Radio 2. The leadoff single from it, “Calls”, featuring vocalist Jill Scott, is a top 30 single at Urban AC radio. (iTunes)
- Looking to twang things up this week? Newcomer Thomas Rhett is coming off a #1 Country radio single and title track of It Goes Like This (iTunes) and superstar Toby Keith is packing the bar for his 17th studio album, Drinks After Work (iTunes).
- …and on the Christmas circuit this week, beyond the aforementioned Wrapped In Red by Kelly Clarkson, are a whole bunch of these tasty treats: Bad Religion‘s Christmas Songs (iTunes), Johnny Mathis‘s Sending You A Little Christmas (iTunes), Nick Lowe‘s Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family (iTunes), Susan Boyle‘s Home For Christmas (iTunes), Trace Adkins‘s The King’s Gift (iTunes) and the soundtrack to The Best Man Holiday (iTunes).
- Other albums out this week include Ed Kowalczyk‘s The Flood And The Mercy (iTunes), Hellogoodbye‘s Everything Is Debatable (iTunes), Seether‘s 2002-2013 (iTunes), Sky Ferriera‘s Night Time, My Time (iTunes) and Yuna‘s Nocturnal (iTunes).
New digital-only EPs singles that you can buy this week include:
- Overtime (EP), a six song release from Cash Cash; single “Take Me Home”, featuring Bebe Rexha, is on here. (iTunes)
- Peace Sword (EP), a five song release from rockers The Flaming Lips; the title song is off the soundtrack to Ender’s Game. (iTunes)
- “It’s About Time”, the leadoff release from Young The Giant‘s newest studio album, Mind Over Matter. (iTunes)
- “Recovery”, the latest Music Mondays track from Justin Bieber. (iTunes)
- “Story Of My Life”, a new single from boy band One Direction. (iTunes)
- “The Monster”, the second radio single from Eminem‘s forthcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. It features Rihanna. (iTunes)
- “Venus”, another digital single from Lady Gaga‘s forthcoming ARTPOP album. (iTunes)
Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion and Eminem light up the schedule next week — see a preview of who lands where in seven.