Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for gifts for your nearest and dearest (or trying to fill out your own wish list), new music is always a great option! Check out the albums we’re excited to hear here at LA Music Blog, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!

Brendan Benson – You Were Right
Singer-songwriter and member of the Jack White-fronted band The Raconteurs releases his sixth solo album, out today via the artist’s own Readymade Records.

brendan benson you were right

Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
Rapper/actor/comedian Donald Glover releases his sophomore full-length under the Childish Gambino moniker.


Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla – 7 Days of Funk
Rapper Snoop Dogg assumes yet another alter ego for his funktastic collaboration with Dam-Funk.


Good Old War – Live from the City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia-based indie rockers return home to record a live album at local venue Union Transfer.

good old war live from the city of brotherly love

Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door
Legendary solo singer-songwriter (and the Y in CSNY) continues his Archives Performance Series with these recordings made during his intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970.

neil young live at the cellar door

R. Kelly – Black Panties
The “King of R&B” releases his 12th solo studio album, featuring guest appearances from Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Kelly Rowland, and more.