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 
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 . Then listen to some of your favorite tracks , and check our catalog  to read books about him and more. Here's a clip from Labryinth  to remind you of one of his iconic film roles:
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! Listen Now 
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. We have the classics , including the Charlie Brown Christmas , Christmas with the Beach Boys , a just released Chrismas album from Frank Sinatra , a new compilation from Ella Fitzgerald , the Capitol Records classic Best of Christmas  (30 tracks including Bing Cosby, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, and so many more!). Perhaps you'd like to check out something you haven't heard before? Click any of the links to listen to the album now.
- Celtic Woman Christmas  - the latest from this internationally chart-busting vocal group featuring the talents of six powerful Irish singers.
- The new contemporary country Christmas album by the highly successful Vince Gill , renowned for his guitar playing and his high, pure tenor voice.
- Succesful solo artist and lead singer of the 80s band Eurythmics, Annie Lennox's A Christmas Cornucopia .
- You really need to hear Yabba-Dabba Yuletide on the Brian Setzer Orchestra's new Rockin' Rudoplh  album.
- The people behind the hit compilations just put out NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas , or you could stick with The Essential NOW That's What I Call Christmas  from 2008.
- And what holiday is complete without some funk? Have you heard The Complete James Brown Christmas  yet? Get to it!
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
Gangsta Rap. Bolder and in many ways bigger than his previous efforts, Black Market is a more introspective and ambitious album from Miami superstar Ross.
- Return of the Tender Lover  by Babyface
Adult Contemporary R&B. The Soul Train Legend Award honoree's satisfying first original-material solo album in ten years.
- Long Lost Suitcase  by Tom Jones
American Trad Rock. The singer's third project with producer Ethan Johns is another powerful set of stripped down, blues-based roots music.
- Blue Neighbourhood  by Troye Sivan
Pop. Debut album from the smooth young Australian singer with poignant confessionals of love, youth, and yearning.
- The First Quartet  by the John Abercrombie Quartet
Guitar Jazz. Two of the three albums in this excellent archival box have been out of print for decades.
- Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos 1 & 2  by Gautier Capuçon and Valery Gergiev
Concerto. A worthwhile live Shostakovich release from a charismatic cellist and a veteran conductor.
- The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 4, Vol. 1 
Country. The latest music from this much-loved series about a country-music legend who realizes she must reinvent her career if she wants to stay in the spotlight.
- Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven  by Kid Cudi
Hip-Hop/Rap. After months of promotion and the cancelation of a supporting tour, here is the latest all original album from this innovative Brooklyn-based rapper from Cleveland.
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. Listen to the Stone Temple Pilots , Velvet Revolver , and Scott's solo work (including a Christmas album  you may have missed when it was released in 2011) now. Check Our Catalog for Stone Temple Pilots , Velvet Revolver , and more of Scott's solo work .
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. He and his spaceship crew have left the destroyed Earth behind for greener pastures, a mysterious planet called Paradise. On the way they’re listening to important albums from the past including - you guessed it - Logic’s The Incredible True Story. This work is a polished gem, borrowing sounds from Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and OutKast. It certainly makes me want to take a road trip to outer space. Listen Now 
Looking forward and looking back. Never miss the latest music, streaming 24/7, for free, no comercial interuptions. Here are highlights from today's additions:
- Dark Sky Island  by Enya
Adult Alternative. The Irish singer/composer's lushly crafted eighth album harkens back to her early masterworks.
- Songs from the Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection  by Carly Simon
Singer/Songwriter. Double-disc collection designed to accompany Carly Simon's 2015 memoir Boys in the Trees.
- R40 Live  by Rush
Album Rock. A lethal mix of classics, deep cuts, and recent triumphs performed with the gusto of men many years younger.
- This Is Not a Miracle  by Food
Modern Creative / Jazz. Originally recorded live in the studio, Thomas Strønen's extensive post-production results in the band's most groove-oriented effort.
- Voice of Peace  by Friar Alessandro Brustenghi
Vocal Music. This is a program with a relative lack of familiarity of most of the material, in America or anywhere else.
- Top 5 Dead Or Alive  by Jadakiss
Hip-Hop/Rap. Six years in the making, Jadakiss' fourth studio album features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the game, including Future, Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Young Buck, Sheek Louch, Nipsey Hussle, Ne-Yo, Styles P, and more.
- Nick Jonas X2 
Pop. A re-release of Nick Jonas' second studio album with three new tracks and four remixes. The classic songwriting and blue-eyed soul vocals are sweet and seductive.
- Live In Paris  by Tinariwen
World-African. A very timely release from this band of Taureg refugees who play a political charged style of "desert blues."
- Tracy Chapman's Greatest Hits 
Folk. Of course it includes Fast Car, Talkin' Bout a Revolution, and Give Me One Reason, but there are 15 more rich tracks, ending with a recording of Stand By Me recorded live on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Lots of eclectic music hit the streets last Friday. Check out what you can listen to now:
- Purpose  by Justin Bieber
Pop. Bumpy, oddly compelling restart from the re-emergent pop star.
- Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings  by Kurt Cobain
Alternative Pop/Rock. A collection of Kurt Cobain home recordings, early drafts, and near-demos to accompany Brett Morgan's 2015 documentary.
- The Incredible True Story  by Logic
Pop-Rap. The one they call Young Sinatra returns with an excellent sophomore LP that doubles as a sci-fi concept album.
- Free TC  by Ty Dolla $ign
Contemporary R&B. The L.A. MC and singer offers a diverse and weighty debut album with an all-star guest list.
- Bluenote Café  by Neil Young
Album Rock. Neil gets the blues on this archival set, collecting live material from his 1987-1988 tours with his brassy combo the Bluenotes.
- First Comes the Night  by Chris Isaak
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. Isaak's devilish charm and romantic songcraft are on display throughout this vintage-inspired album recorded in Nashville.
- Heart Blanche  by Cee Lo Green
Contemporary R&B. The "Crazy" and "Fuck You" singer's first proper solo album in five years is crammed with nostalgia and hooks.
- Church in These Streets  by Jeezy
Gangsta Rap. The veteran Atlanta MC offers an ambitious concept album with Janelle Monae and Monica as his only guests.
- Know-It-All  by Alessia Cara
Contemporary R&B. Promising debut album from immensely likeable, teen-aged Canadian singer and songwriter who mixes pop and R&B.
Ryan Adams has produced a track-by-track remake of Taylor Swift’s 1989 to beautiful effect. Adams’ soulful vocals have stripped down these songs to their emotional core and given listeners a different perspective on heartbreak - that of a 40-year-old man going through a divorce, rather than the heartaches of a 25-year-old woman. Adams has said that Swift’s original album helped him through his breakup with Mandy Moore, and I can't imagine a more fitting tribute to Swift’s first official pop album. Adams has also said that his album’s sound is a cross between Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town  and The Smiths' Meat Is Murder . Not bad albums to emulate. Check Our Catalog  or Listen Now 
Last week ended with some great releases. Check them out now!
- Delirium  by Ellie Goulding
Dance-Pop. British electronic pop singer bursts her sound wide open with a hooky, R&B-infused third album.
- Seal 7  by Seal
Adult Contemporary. The singer's first full album of Trevor Horn-produced originals since 2003 is a pleasing continuation of the duo's familiar approach.
- Dream  by Angie Stone
Adult Contemporary R&B. A little more retro-styled than her previous albums, the singer's seventh set bounds from boogie to soul-pop and includes a fine Dave Hollister duet.
- In the Lonely Hour [Drowning Shadows Edition]  by Sam Smith
Adult Contemporary. The singer's smash debut resurfaces for the holiday shopping season with an extensive assortment of previously released and new material.
- Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings  by Natalie Merchant
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. Twenty years on, the singer/songwriter offers a new experience of her classic album by completely re-recording it.
- Making Time  by Jamie Woon
Alternative Singer/Songwriter. After a four-year break, the singer tops his debut with nuanced, organic grooves made with Lexx, Paul White, and Robin Hannibal.
- D-Stringz  by Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène, & Jean-Luc Ponty
Contemporary Jazz. This acoustic trio offers a relaxed, swinging set of standards and originals that showcases the warm side of musical virtuosity.
- Rachmaninoff (Symphonie No. 3; Caprice Bohémien; Danses Symphoniques; Le Rocher; and Vocalise)  by Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris
Orchestral. Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris give a French sound to Sergey Rachmaninov's orchestral music on this Erato two-fer.
- Pictures  by Conrad Tao
Keyboard. In his 2015 Warner Classics release, Conrad Tao explores themes of grief, memory, and imagery in a collection of solo piano works.
This is White Lies’ most melodic album. The deep baritone of lead singer Harry McVeigh echoes and the driving guitars reverberate throughout each song. Bassist Charles Cave has said that the album follows a story of a couple who leave a provincial area for a big city and, according to Cave, a recurring theme is the idea of equality in a relationship. Matt Collar of AllMusic wrote that White Lies "sound even more engaged and clear-eyed than on the ambitious, stylized Ritual," and they "combine the urgent passions of their debut with the conceptual ambitions of their sophomore effort and by doing so, make the best album of their career." I heartily recommend this British post-punk/indie rock band. Listen Now 
Find the perfect soundtrack for your Halloween party or re-discover an old favorite that has been remixed, remastered, or completely re-interpreted. Some great new music droped today - enjoy!
- Paper Wheels  by Trey Anastasio
Alternative/Indie Rock. A warm, sunny, and rhythmic album that easily conjures memories of mid-'70s Dead.
- Astral Weeks  [Remastered & Expanded] by Van Morrison
Album Rock. This remastered and expanded edition added extra takes of "Beside You" and "Madame George," and longer versions of "Ballerina" and "Slim Slow Slider."
- So Familiar  by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
Progressive Bluegrass. The second collaboration between Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is every bit as elegant and charming as the first.
- We Love Disney 2015  by Various Artists including Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, Gwen Steani, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Rascal Flatts, ane more
Pop. A collection of fun and pleasing covers of Disney classics by some of 2015's best contemporary talent.
- The Dongo Durango  by Sun Club
Indie Pop. Recorded mostly live in the studio, the Baltimore band's infectious debut launches bright, surfy pop with a colorful, punk-edged spin.
- Ravel  by Yuja Wang
Keyboard. Yuja Wang is best known for playing Russian piano concertos, but her all-French album reveals her talents in a different light.
- Love Saves the Day  by G. Love & Special Sauce
Alternative Pop/Rock. A guest-heavy party record that underscores the eclecticism of G. Love & Special Sauce.
- Make America Psycho Again  by Fall Out Boy
Alternative/Indie Rock. Last year's American Beauty gets a complete hip hop remix with lots of guest stars, including Migos, A$AP Ferg, Azealia Banks, Wiz Khalifa, and more.
- Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 56 
Dance-Pop, Pop-Rap, Emo-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, and Country-Pop. The 56th edition of the popular series serves as a snapshot of the summer of 2015 in mainstream popular music, including huge hits from pop titans, fan favorites, and up-and-comers.
Fall is a great time to discover new music. Why not grab a mug of apple cider this weekend and check out one or more of the following albums that were just released today?
- Sounds Good Feels Good  by 5 Seconds of Summer
Teen Pop. The Aussie outfit's sophomore album of playfully irreverent, '90s-style punk-pop and earnest emo balladry.
- Liberman  by Vanessa Carlton
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. A painterly, introspective album that trades in musings and austere arrangements.
- Product 3  by Beat Connection
Indie Electronic. A soulful set of warm, laid-back dance pop from this Seattle-based band.
- My Stupid Heart  by Shawn Mullins
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. A nicely weathered record that shows Mullins' range as a writer and performer.
- Sun Leads Me On  by Half Moon Run
Indie Rock. The Montreal band's sophomore outing dials back on the folk elements of their debut in favor of a more cosmopolitan approach.
- Pylon  by Killing Joke
Alternative/Indie Rock. More sound, fury, and bad karma from the original lineup of the U.K. post-punk subversives.
- Astoria  by Marianas Trench
Alternative/Indie Rock. The theatrical Canadian rockers continue to go big on their Goonies-referencing, '80s-fueled fourth album.
- Gone Like the Cotton  by The Cox Family
Bluegrass. The family band's long-shelved 1998 album finally sees a belated (and most welcome) release.
- Serenade: The Love Album  by Anne Akiko Meyers
Concerto. An exceptionally engaging program that uses Meyers' basically lyrical talents to the maximum and luxuriantly melodic.
Upon learning this Canadian group plays good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, and being a huge fan of artists like Neil Young and Bob Dylan, I had to listen for myself. I was not disappointed. I could have sworn the trippy opening guitar licks to “Jim Sullivan” was the beginning to “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles. Other songs on this album can be confused with some by REO Speedwagon. And I would’ve insisted that some amazing organ work could’ve been performed by Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers. If you’ve worn a hole in your classic rock albums, try these guys. You’ll be rocking out in no time. Listen Now 
Hot new music from many different traditions this week. Check out the latest every Friday. Here are this week's picks:
- The Color Before the Sun  by Coheed and Cambria
Neo-Prog. The New York power trio's unusually accessible eighth album is their first outside of the epic Amory Wars saga.
- Dopamine  by Børns
Alternative/Indie Rock. Dreamy debut full-length from young Michigan native with a love for glimmering disco, funk, and glam rock.
- Son Little  (self-titled)
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Rich and eclectic fusion of blues, soul, R&B, and hip-hop from writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Livingston.
- Hamilton: An American Musical  [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Cast Recordings. Hip-hop and ethnically diverse casting meet Revolutionary America in innovative -- and delightful -- musical theater.
- Jamie Lawson  (self-titled)
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Debut album full of warm, comforting guitar pop from the first artist to sign with Ed Sheeran's new label.
- Mahler's Symphony No. 5  by Myung-Whun Chung and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony. Myung-Whun Chung and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra give a flexible and nuanced reading of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor.
- Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna  by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Janis Kelly, and Jayce Ogren
Opera. Prima Donna, Rufus Wainwright's first opera, was recorded by Jayce Ogren and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London in 2015.
- General Admission  by Machine Gun Kelly
Hardcore Rap. A druggy downer with a Kid Rock-fueled anthem in the middle, the rapper's 2015 LP is both corrosive and alluring.
- Confident  by Demi Lovato
Pop. A messy, colorful magpie pop album that touches upon every modern trend while seeming like the work of nobody outside Demi Lovato.
Every Friday new music drops. What is your soundtrack for the long weekend? Perhaps one of these will make your cut? Click any album title to listen to these fresh tracks immediately. Listen Now !
- 35 MPH Town  by Toby Keith
Contemporary Country. Despite a couple of ballads and beach songs, 35 MPH Town is another reliable record from Keith's wheelhouse.
- The Agent Intellect  by Protomartyr
Alternative/Indie Rock. Third album from these Detroit indie rockers is a smart, furious combination of guitars and voices, each ranting with purpose.
- Such Things  by Saintseneca
Alternative/Indie Rock. Moving on from folk, this Ohio band delivers a spiraling exercise in focused, ambitious, well-produced indie pop.
- Snare Lustrous Doomings  by Of Montreal
Alternative/Indie Rock. The band's first live album is a 90-minute, consummately performed, career-spanning romp that captures the freewheeling spirit of their shows.
- Things That Can't Be Undone  by Corb Lund
Neo-Traditionalist Country. The Alberta songwriter and producer Dave Cobb team to deliver aa new chapter in the country music tradition
- Rest in Paradise  by Kisses
Alternative/Indie Rock. The L.A. duo expands its retro disco sound in a more organic direction, bringing in Midnight Magic to get a live band feel.
- Revival  by Selena Gomez
Pop. With a new label and more control over production and songwriting, Revival is a fresh start for Gomez.
- Everybody Wants a Piece  by Joe Louis Walker
Contemporary Blues. Prolific blues guitarist delivers on this strong, eclectic album.
- Youngblood  by Korey Dane
Alternative Singer/Songwriter. Literate, nuanced folk-rock from the Long Beach singer/songwriter with warm production from Tony Berg.
Every Friday new music is released and we make lots and lots of it available for you to listen to immediately. Check out the top picks from this past Friday:
- Unbreakable  by Janet Jackson
Contemporary R&B. A clean-cut and satisfying return after a seven-year absence, created with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
- New Bermuda  by Deafheaven
Black Metal. Deafheaven follow up their triumphant breakthrough album Sunbather with a bleak yet ultimately uplifting third full-length.
- Stories  by Avicii
EDM. The Swedish DJ's second genre-blending effort gets everything right with guests like Zac Brown, Wyclef Jean, Matisyahu, and Martin Garrix in support.
- Fast Forward  by Joe Jackson
Contemporary Pop/Rock. The gifted pop songwriter hops from New York and New Orleans to Amsterdam and Berlin on his first studio set since 2008.
- Silence In The Snow (Special Edition) by Trivium
Hard Rock/Metal. Trivium haven't made the same album twice since 2003's Vengeance Falls. In keeping with their own tradition, they tossed out plenty to reinvent themselves here. Trivium are using the building blocks of metal to pursue a wider, more nuanced, musical direction.
- Pipes of Peace  [Special Edition] by Paul McCartney
Album Rock. The 2015 reissue of the 1983 album contains a disc of demos, rarities, B-sides, and outtakes.
- This Is War  by Emily Kinney
Alternative Singer/Songwriter. A year after exiting The Walking Dead, the singer/songwriter/actress issues unapologetically chirpy, charming, love-is-war indie pop.
- Kill the Flaw  by Sevendust
Alternative Metal. Largely written in the studio, Kill the Flaw finds the bandmembers reconnecting with their roots while performing with the aplomb of veterans.
- Creeps  by Indian Handcrafts
Heavy Metal. Picking up where they left off, the Barrie Ontaro power duo deliver another serving of prime sludge with a couple of twists.
- Show Me Your Fangs  by Matt Nathanson
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. An exuberant album that balances Nathanson's longstanding knack for emotive acoustic balladry with sophisticated, R&B-influenced production.
New Zealand-born Tamaryn’s breathy vocals and electronic dream-pop harkens back to the glorious ‘80s/early ‘90s synth revolution. But this latest offering sounds quite fresh. If you’re in the mood to listen to airy soundscapes with a definite pop feel, give it a listen. I listened to this album while I did some writing and came away with a peaceful, upbeat feeling. This album is so delicate, you may not even realize such luscious sounds are pouring into your ear until it’s all over and somehow you’re more a bit more energized. Listen Now 
What a Friday! Here are the most critically acclaimed albums released today that you can listen to right now - just follow the links from the titles. Hope you have a great weekend!
- Dodge And Burn  by The Dead Weather
Alternative / Indie Rock. Another album from this Jack White-related supergroup with White on drums and featuring members of the Kills and Queens of the Stone Age.
- Caracal  by Disclosure
Club/Dance. Several chart-topping vocalists make contributions, but the lower-profile guests truly elevate the Lawrence brothers' second album.
- Cass County  by Don Henley
Adult Contemporary. The Eagles founder returns to his country-rock roots on this star-studded record named after his Texas home.
- Automatic  by Kaskade
EDM. A welcome return to form, the producer's ninth studio effort features smooth house and innovative production touches.
- Allas Sak  by Dungen
Alternative/Indie Rock. The band's seventh album is another psych-folk-pop gem that focuses on songcraft and features tighter arrangements and softer instrumentation than usual.
- Gates of Gold  by Los Lobos
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. The 17th studio album from East L.A.'s greatest band finds them still exploring new directions and playing with style and authority.
- Street Dogs  by Widespread Panic
American Trad Rock. On its first studio date in five years, the Georgia band records new material live from the floor with excellent results.
- Live in Seattle  by Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Contemporary Jazz. In concert with Randy Jacobs and Sweet Pea Atkinson, the saxophonist's musical wild side is on full, gritty, glorious display.
- Uncovered  by Shawn Colvin
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. Twenty-one years after her first covers album, Shawn Colvin returns with the quietly satisfying, slyly inventive Uncovered.