John Mayer Battle Studies
Those of you who may have accidentally downloaded the leaked version of John Mayer's newest album will know that it is more musically diverse than any of his previous releases.
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane (Amazon)
It's taken Switchfoot a little over three years to put together their seventh studio album, but it was definitely worth the wait. After the release of Oh! Gravity.
Glee The Music, Volume 1 (Amazon)
Fans of Fox's hit musical comedy series can get their hands on the first album of songs from the show starting this week.
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg (Amazon)
The second album by Australian indie rockers Wolfmother, and the first since the departure of bassist/keyboardist Chris Ross and drummer Miles Heckett due to irreconcilable musical differences.
After a lengthy hiatus, Showbizmonkeys' New Music Releases column is back, here to bring the best and the rest of music to your attention as it is released.
M. Ward Hold Time (Amazon)
Hold Time marks the return of M. Ward to solo recordings, after his successful foray into the world of pop-performance-by-a-duo-or-group-with-vocals with actress Zooey Deschanel as She & Him.
Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream (Amazon)
The boss releases his 16th studio album this week, fresh off his performance at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, and just before his appearance at Superbowl XLIII next weekend. Expect a little more hopeful album than 2007's Magic.
Fiction Family- Fiction Family (Amazon)
Fiction Family is a brand new side project from Switchfoot front man, Jon Foreman and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek.
Happy New Year Everybody! January usually tends to be a pretty slow month for music releases, as people are back into saving mode post-christmas and not looking to buy new records. The major labels have been pretty quiet for the first two Tuesdays of 2009, but there are a few lesser known and indie releases coming out this week.
Britney Spears Circus (Amazon)
Just in case y'all have been living in media blackout and somehow missed the memo: this week is all about Britney Spears.