Finally, the trip hop pioneers of Portishead are back with their long awaited third album, suggestively titled “Third“, the band’s first record in 10 years! Then there’s “Rising Down,” the latest, highly anticipated studio effort from behalf of The Roots. Possibly this week’s highlight, however, is “Hard Candy,” the latest album from “the queen of pop,” Madonna. Another highly interesting release is Foxboro Hot Tubs‘ debut album “Stop Drop And Roll;” if you didn’t yet know this FHT is the moniker under which Green Day are planning to diversify their music, incorporating primarily late ’70s garage rock influences.
Veteran rockers, Def Leppard, are also back with a new release, in the form of “Songs from the Sparkle Lounge,” the follow-up to their earlier, highly appreciated album, the platinum awarded “Yeah!.” Other notable releases includes new music from: Robyn, Steve Winwood, Mudcrutch, Mindless Self Indulgence or Estelle. Dearest me, what a week!
The Roots: Rising Down
Steve Winwood: Nine Lives
Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim
Frightened Rabbits: The Midnight Organ Fight
Augustana: Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt
Mindless Self Indulgence: If
Lyfe Jennings: Lyfe Change
Lil Mama: Shawty Get Loose
Jamie Lidell: Jim
Madonna: Hard Candy
Foxboro Hot Tubs: Stop Drop and Roll
Def Leppard: Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
65daysofstatic: The Distant and Mechanized Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties