Featured New Releases

Ne-Yo – R.E.D.

While these days it seems to be more commonplace to be a writer, singer & producer, it’s not always a given that you’ll be successful at all three. Ne-Yo is one of those rare triple threats who has found a stronghold in each and R.E.D. (or, Realizing Every Dream) feels like his most concentrated effort of blending those grey areas, putting the production duties into other hands and finding a more personal voice in the lyrics of his first album in two years. However, it can’t always just be a one man show: Ne-Yo enlisted help in writers like Sia Furler (whose voice you heard on Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones”) and guests Wiz Khalifa & Tim McGraw (really.)
If You Like: Usher, Chris Brown, Akon
Recommended Track: “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)”

All That RemainsA War You Cannot Win

With an extensive touring background like All That Remains, it’s clear that the band feeds off the energy of their fans and projects it into the energy of their music. Now with their 6th album, the bands aggressive musicianship really shines as they concentrate on more clarity with more sung lyrics and stand-out licks for some really epic moments. As they continue on their tour with Dethklok & Machine head, check out the band’s playlist of other groups they’ve toured with in our blog.
If You Like: Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Slayer
Recommended Track: “Stand Up”

AerosmithMusic From Another Dimension

2012 has been a staggering year of reunions, from No Doubt to The Beach Boys to At the Drive-In who have had significant gaps of time between albums/performances together. While Aerosmith never truly fell off the map (Steven Tyler’s role as judge on American Idol certainly helped,) this marks their first studio album since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo. However, this also marks their 15th band, so it’s not like they’re starting off fresh. The Aerosmith sound has been one of the most defining in rock-n-roll and by working on the album over the course of several years, they kept the momentum amidst the band’s personal endeavors.
If You Like: Kiss, The Who, Led Zeppelin
Recommended Track: “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (ft. Carrie Underwood)”

*All that Remains and Aerosmith are nominated for our United States of Rock election in honor of Election Day! Cast your vote for your favorite here. [link to voting]*

Other Featured Albums Available This Week [10/30/12]

Glee CastGlee The Music presents Glease
ROMEO SANTOSThe King Stays King Sold Out at Madison Square Garden
Thomas NewmanSkyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Victorious Cast feat. Victoria JusticeVictorious 3.0: More Music From The Hit TV Show
John WilliamsLincoln
Paul WallNo Sleep Til Houston
Kylie MinogueThe Abbey Road Sessions
Motion City SoundtrackMaking Moves
HansonMmmBop: The Collection
Underoath - Anthology 1999-2013
Friendly FiresLate Night Tales: Friendly Fires
E-40 & Too $hortHistory: Function & Mob Music

Coming Up Next Week [11/13/12]

One DirectionTake Me Home
SoundgardenKing Animal
Christina AguileraLotus
Green Day¡DOS!
Various ArtistsThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
DeftonesKoi No Yokan
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston
Crystal Castles - III
The WeekndTrilogy
Aaron LewisThe Road
How To Destroy Angels  - An omen EP
Lana Del ReyBorn To Die [The Paradise Edition]
DYLAND & LENNYMy World 2
Travis Barker & YelawolfPsycho White – EP
Stephen LynchLion
Susan BoyleStanding Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage
ShwayzeShwayzed and Confused
School of Seven BellsPut Your Sad Down EP
Punch Brothers - Ahoy!

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