This week’s list of notable new album releases is only seven LPs long and two of those are cover albums. It must be December.

Despite the slowing down of the music release schedule, several albums are worth a spin or five today, so check out the albums we’ll be listening to while updating our Amazon wish lists, and be sure to let me know in the comments if we might have missed a potential gem!

Little EnvyLittle Envy
Bay Area duo releases its Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs) produced debut LP today.

Little Envy cover

Lord RAJAA Constant Moth
Electronic music producer Chester Raj Anand releases a new full-length album, an experimental blend of classic hip-hop and vintage IDM.


Mary J. BligeThe London Sessions
Iconic soul diva releases her 13th studio album, which features collaborations with some of the best UK artists, including Disclosure, Emile Sandé, and Sam Smith.


OwenOther People’s Songs
Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Owls) releases an eight-song collection of covers of tracks by Against Me!, Depeche Mode, The Promise Ring, and more.

owen other people's songs

She & HimClassics
Zoey Deschanel and M. Ward recorded this new album of covers live with full brass, strings, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and flute, so expect it to simply ooze warmth and life.

She and Him classics

Walk The MoonTalking Is Hard
Thanks to Spotify, many listeners (myself included) got an early listen to Walk The Moon’s sophomore effort, and had it been released earlier in the year, I predict it would have landed on our best of the year list. Definitely a must-listen for fans of alt-pop.

Walk the Moon talking is hard

Wu-Tang ClanA Better Tomorrow
More than two decades after dropping their debut, the legendary hip hop collective of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and a posthumous Ol’ Dirty Bastard has teamed back up for a new album.

Wu Tang Clan a better tomorrow