Sigur Ros and The Voice kick off a big week, including Scissor Sisters, Julia Stone, Ladyhawke, The Cult and more.
Icelandic experimental icons Sigur Ros release their long-awaited Valtari. And, of course, the Final 24 compilation from talent show The Voice should certainly make a big dent in the charts.
Julia Stone of Angus And Julia has her first proper solo album (that wasn’t sold on tour) By The Horns out today, Ladyhawke has her much anticipated second album Anxiety and Regina Spektor has a new album of lusty piano tunes titled What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.
If you’re a disco nut, there’s the new album from Scissor Sisters titled Magic Hour.
Brit mystic rock legends The Cult deliver the long-awaited Choice Of Weapon, UK youngsters The Enemy have Streets In The Sky and cross-Atlantic bluesy folkies Smoke Fairies have their second album Blood Speaks.
Welsh belter Tom Jones follows up his Praise And Blame album with a new collection of spirituals titled Spirit In The Room.
Two albums from classic Brit electronic pop acts come out today: Ultravox have their first album in 28 years (!) Brilliant and Saint Etienne have Words And Music.
Emo rock stalwarts Alkaline Trio deliver Agony And Irony, British act Soulsavers offer their David Gahan (Depeche Mode)- produced The Light The Dead See and Athens Georgia hipsters Reptar bring their indie-world-pop hype to Body Faucet.
Perth extreme metal act Make Them Suffer offer their debut Neverbloom and prog-metallers Affector drop their concept album Harmagedon.
The Pantera deluxe re-release of Vulgar Display Of Power (with a previously unheard track) hit shelves.
There are also soundtracks for Men In Black 3 and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and a live tour DVD from One Direction that should go nuts too.