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.