Whitney Houston’s last musical hurrah, on the Sparkle soundtrack, leads an odd week in new releases.
First up, the soundtrack to Sparkle, featuring the last music from Whitney Houston, as well as tracks from Cee-Lo Green and Jordin Sparks. UK X-Factor-winner Alexandra Burke has her second album Heartbreak On Hold.
Sydney’s indie-rock stalwarts Dappled Cities have their latest album Lake Air and on the same watery tip, indie-popsters Loon Lake deliver their ‘Thirty Three’ EP with the j-approved singles ‘Bad To Me’ and ‘Cherry Lips’.
Melbourne hipster duo Fabulous Diamonds have their third album out today, titled Commercial Music. There’s also a new, live, symphonic album from Antony And The Johnsons titled Cut The World.
Brooklyn indie adventurers The Antlers have released an expansive mini-album Undersea this week.
Australian jazz singer Sarah McKenzie releases her collection of jazz, blues and soul classics titled Close Your Eyes.
Adventurous Californian singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop has her third album The House That Jack Built and Bad See Hugo Race has released a new album No But It’s True.
Brit indie rocker Eugene McGuiness releases his second solo album The Invitation To The Voyage and group O Children have their second album Apnea.
We have a electro mix CD Triple J House Party fearturing Hilltop Hoods, M.I.A, Knife Party, Hot Chip, Diplo, Urthboy and more.
British metalcore up-and-comers While She Sleeps have their proper debut album This Is The Six. There’s also a 44-track compilation from bona fide grind-mathcore weirdos The Locust titled Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs.
For fans of classical, we have a new collection of Sacred Songs And Folk Songs From Around The World by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and an ABC Classics collection Prayer For Peace.
There’s a live DVD from prog metal icons Opeth titled Lamentations and one from Motorhead Everything Louder Than Everything Else, a new album from black metallers Nachtmystium titled Silencing Machine, and Rob Zombie’s new remix album Mondo Sex Head hit stores today.