As well as our usual calendar of new releases, this week we are singling out new offerings (and some important reissues) from a few notable Canadian artists heading our way in the next few months.
We've created a list of new releases by homegrown stars, some instantly recognizable and a few on their way to becoming tomorrow's touring headliners, and, just for the fun of it, we've included a few retro and best-of collections that hit stores everywhere online and on main street in the next several months.
The new album release drought continues, but the trickle starts to flow starting Jan. 12. The top news headline this week is the announcement of a new Justin Timberlake album, Man of the Woods, coming on Feb. 2.
There are few new releases out today, but we've updated our calendar with new offerings scheduled in 2018.
Eminem has the highest-profile new release on one of the quietest weeks of the year. Other notables include Avenged Sevenfold, Scarface and G-Eazy.
The flood of albums geared to the Christmas is slowing down to a trickle. The big names with new offerings out today are Luke Bryan, T.I., and Barbra Streisand, while Brett Kissel leads the Canadian contingent.
Lusting after your Christmas gift spending are new albums from Neil Young, U2, Van Morrison, Pitbull and Chris Stapleton, while reissues from Wilco, Rush and Ella Fitzgerald also come out today.
It is an excellent week of new releases for lovers of classic soul, with new offerings from Mavis Staples and the late great Sharon Jones.
The number of new releases out today is lower than of late. Taylor Swift is making headlines with Reputation, while other big names with new discs include Sting, Seal, Elton John, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Canadian superstars Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid, and Shawn Mendes headline the impressive lineup of new platters being released today. Sam Smith and Maroon 5 will grab attention too, while older music lovers can check out new titles from Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Richard Thompson.
The final solo album from Gord Downie leads this week's list of new releases. Other notable offerings come from Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Gregory Porter and Canadians Russell DeCarle, Majid Jordan, and Deep Dark Woods.
There is a potent crop of new releases clamouring for your attention today. Contenders include Cheap Trick, Boyz 11 Men, and Canadians Matt Mays, Matthew Good, Skydiggers, and Kim Stockwood with Bill King.