Justin Bieber kicks off another, significantly Christmassy, week of new releases.
Firstly, Bieber has his Under The Mistletoe album, Michael Buble delivers Christmas and Tommy Emmanuel has All I Want For Christmas.
Florence + The Machine’s long-awaited second album Ceremonials is out now.
Indie goth vamp Zola Jesus finally releases Conatus here and Canadian electro vixen Lights delivers album number two Siberia and synth pop diva Dev has Night The Sun Came Up.
All of the Brian Wilson Smile Sessions special editions are cascading out there today as well.
Speaking of songwriting legends, the Tim and Neil Finn covers album They Will Have Their Way appears, featuring Seeker Lover Keeper (Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann), Old Man River and Washington, Lior and Emma-Louise, and more.
Another legend? How about Peter Gabriel’s orchestral re-recordings collection New Blood.
Megadeth’s evil new album Th1rt3en is finally out. Power metal comes from Iced Earth with Dystopia. And if you want to go even harder, Cephalic Carnage have Lucid Interval and Toxic Holocaust have Conjure And Command.
The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus has his fascinating solo folk album ‘Little Stories’, full of exactly that. And Sydney folksters Jinja Safari assemble a collection of everything they’ve done called Locked By Land.
Slim Dusty’s collection I’ve Been There And Back Again is out, and blues master Keb’ Mo’ offers The Reflection.
Dirty Projects team up with Bjork for the physical release of last year’s Mount Wittenberg Orca.
And in other odd collaborations, the Lulu album from Metallica and Lou Reed gets a worldwide release this Monday.
And finally, it gets weirder. Andre Rieu’s And The Waltz Goes On DVD comes out, with a waltz written by Sir Anthony Hopkins. Yup.