It’s a bumper week, with everyone from Bloc Party to Ricki-Lee to Yeasayer to The Wiggles releasing new albums.
Where do we start? Okay, Ricki-Lee’s long-awaited third album Fear And Freedom hits stores today following platinum singles. On the long-awaited Australian pop tip, Kate Alexa delivers her newey Infatuation.
Of course, there’s The Wiggles Celebration to coincide with their tour of the same name.
We have the fan-curated Elvis Presley double-album Elvis By Request as well as Jerry Lee Lewis Original Classic Albums 1965-69.
Another ‘greatest hits’ collection comes from Kiwi rock legends Shihad, with their Meanest album.
Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp release a classical and jazz covers collection titled Songs Of The Southern Stars and Australian operatic youngster Steven Rossitto releases his debut Night And Day.
On a heavier note, UK cock rock band The Darkness return with Hot Cakes, Fozzy release Sin & Bones, LA metallers In This Moment offer Blood and local metalcore act Hand Of Mercy have Last Lights.
There are new albums from Southern rock heroes Ry Cooder in Election Special and Lynrd Skynrd’s Last Of A Dyin’ Breed.
Pop punks Yellowcard release Southern Air, Dead Can Dance have their reunion album Anastasis, and synth act Owl City has The Midsummer Station. Reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid release Top Of The World.
Check out our chat with Ricki-Lee about her new album below.