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New Music - Friday, March 18, 2016

Every week new music comes out, whether we announce it here or not! This week there are some great new tunes to listen to, whatever style of music you enjoy. I've also included a couple in the list below that came out early this year, but I haven't talked about new music in a while and wanted to make sure you didn't miss them. You can always stay on top of the latest music here. Hopeyou have a great weekend!

Top music albums you can listen to NOW

Did you know you can enjoy hot new music right now? We have tons of hot new content available to stream and download (within the app) with no waiting, and no possibility of late fees. In the last 30 days (February 15-March 15, 2015) the following titles were borrowed the most from our online music collection:

  1. 2016 Grammy Nominees
  2. Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Dig In Deep by Bonnie Raitt

It's been 25 years since Bonnie Raitt's biggest hits were released - "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" from Luck of the Draw. And if you recall and enjoy those hits' sound, then Raitt's newest offering will be just the ticket. Raitt's voice is still in great form - perfectly gravelly and raspy. Her guitar struts through the more upbeat songs and swings through the slower ones.

Jet Plane and Oxbow by Shearwater

If you're in need of an ethereal indie/psychedelic rock album to fall asleep to, try this one. You're bound to have soaring dreams and wake up feeling relaxed yet ready to take on the world. This Austin band has been around since 1999 and some critics are saying this is their best offering to date. I certainly enjoyed the album's quiet power and synth beats combined with a traditional rock base. The album has drawn comparisons to artists from Bruce Springsteen (especially on "Quiet Americans") to Kraftwerk. Listen Now

David Bowie, 1947-2016

Just days after releasing a new album on his 69th birthday, the truly transcendent artist David Bowie died Sunday. Apparently he had been fighting cancer for the last 18 months and died surrounded by his family. Read about his legacy and how people around the world are reacting to his death.

Purple by Baroness

Following a 2012 bus accident that injured three members, Baroness has returned to the music scene with an album of renewal and rebirth. The Georgia sludge metal band (for the uninitiated, that’s a mix of doom metal, hardcore punk and Southern rock) has produced an album that is less heavy than some of their previous works. Psychedelic keyboards, euphoric hooks, and powerful harmonies are at the forefront here. Baroness seems to be reveling in its survival and asking its listeners to celebrate with them. So bang your head in joy, metal heads!

Christmas Music (2015)

Looking for the perfect soundtrack for a christmas party, trimming the tree, driving around shopping, or just chilling, perhaps with some lit candles? We've got you covered.

New Music Friday, December 4, 2015

It wouldn't be Friday without some new music. Check out the higlights from today's releases below and have a great weekend!

  • A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay
    Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. Featuring cameos from Beyoncé and Noel Gallagher along with dalliances with disco, this is a bright, colorful rallying cry to seize the day.
  • Black Market by Rick Ross

Scott Weiland (1967-2015)

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts early this morning. After reading about his passing we encurage you to listen to some of his music as you remember what he gave to us all.

The Incredible True Story by Logic

If you’re a fan of R&B/hip-hop concept albums, such as Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid or Deltron 3030’s self-titled album, give this one a listen. Like the aforementioned recordings, Logic’s latest offering is a sci-fi concept album.

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