Brit prog gods Muse and Oz heavyweights Grinspoon, Something For Kate and Diafrix head up an expansive week of new releases.
The big one this week is Muse’s sixth studio album The 2nd Law, which will surely top the chart. Surely.
That said, there are some major Aussie releases out today. Rockers Grinspoon drop their seventh album Black Rabbits, beloved alt-rock trio Something For Kate return with their first album in six years Leave Your Soul To Science, and Diafrix deliver their long-awaited second album Pocket Full Of Dreams.
More Aussie music comes by way of a new album No Apologies from anthemic pop-punks Heroes For Hire, and hardcore albums from Crowned Kings in Wise Guy and Mark My Words in Indicators.
Electronic AFI side-project Blaqk Audio deliver Bright Black Heaven, DJ collective The Faders have new album F.U.N., US synth act Chromatics have Kill For Love, and Swedish electro-punks Reptile Youth have a self-titled debut.
Canadian folk-pop singer Tim Chaisson releases The Other Side, Diana Krall releases her frisky and fresh new album Glad Rag Doll and a new album St Peter & 57th Street from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and LA rockabilly roots guy James Intveld has All The Way To Memphis.
Metal maestro Devin Townsend has his project’s new album Epicloud, meaty rockers Papa Roach have their eighth album Connection, death metal act Evocation have Illusions Of Grandeur.
John Cale has his first solo album in seven years, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood and, in totally unrelated news, Glinda from the Australian production of Wicked, Lucy Durack, has her self-titled debut.
There are also re-releases and compilations from J. Lo, INXS, Dragon, DJ Shadow, Sex Pistols, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and more.