New Album Releases

With releases from old favorites and re-releases from newcomers, everyone should find some new tunes to pick up this week!

Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania
In their ninth studio album, The Smashing Pumpkins continue their 44-song concept album that began with their previous release, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope (2009). The band gets more in touch with their psychedelic rock roots with this one, but then again, The Smashing Pumpkins have never colored inside the lines of musical genres, which makes them a timeless, ever-surprising alternative rock band.

Glen Hansard – Rhythm and Repose
Hansard must feel on top of the world right now. He is embarking on an international tour that will bring him to LA’s Wiltern tomorrow (tickets can be purchased here), and the smash Broadway musical Once, based on the film by the same name that he starred in and provided the soundtrack for, took home eight Tony awards last week, including “Best Musical.” This album will surely be another stellar addition to his discography.

Justin Bieber – Believe
Let’s just admit it: “Boyfriend” is a catchy song and had you not known it was the Biebs, you would be blasting it driving down Santa Monica Boulevard. Bieber has serious talent and he’s trying to be more mature, so let’s indulge him.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Brave
I saw a billboard in LA today for Brave that quoted a review saying, “Pixar has outdone itself!” which I’m pretty sure is impossible. Since every Pixar movie has found its way into my DVD collection, this soundtrack is going to get me through this week until the theatrical release of the movie this Friday.

Kenny Chesney – Welcome To The Fishbowl

States – Room To Run

Don Williams – And So It Goes

Walk The Moon – Walk The Moon