Cold Chisel and Nicki Minaj head up a really interesting week in new releases.
Oz rock icons Cold Chisel are back with their first album in 14 years this week in No Plans, and hip-pop queen Nicki Minaj delivers her long-awaited second album Roman Reloaded.
Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has his eighth solo album A + E and dance specialists Orbital return with Wonky.
Then we have the all-star tribute to Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Journey Is Long, featuring Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Tex Perkins, Lydia Lunch, Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell, Warren Ellis and more.
Soul-pop singer Olly Murs, from the UK’s X-Factor, comes in with his follow-up In Case You Didn’t Know and Swedish pop heroes Roxette have Travelling.
Local punks DZ Deathrays release their already-acclaimed debut Bloodstreams, and fellow local alt-rock noisemakers Cairo Knife Fight drop their latest EP II.
US sludge lords High On Fire deliver De Vermis Mysteriis, electro deathcore act The Browning release Burn This World, and meaty blues rockers Rival Sons have Pressure And Time Redux.
Denver fluoro-punk duo Breathe Carolina deliver their third album Hell Is What You Make It and Welsh stadium emo rockers Lostprophets drop their fifth Weapons.
De La Soul‘s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present the already well-received hip-hop concept album First Serve.
Rising UK electro star Labrinth launches his debut album Electronic Earth and freaky digital beatmakers Black Dice offer their excellent album Mr. Impossible.
Canadian folkies Great Lake Swimmers have New Wild Everywhere.
There are a bunch of oldie tour albums: Bob Dylan At Budokan, Michael Bolton’s Gems tour pack and Yanni Live From El Morro, Puerto Rico.
And at the end of it Rob Thomas has his Something To Be DVD.