A new year is finally, blessedly, bringing us some new music. After too long away, we’ve got new jazz, new indie pop, new metal and a sleighful of notable reissues to delve into.
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A pair of lavish reissues arrive just in time for the Christmas buying season, one a classic Eric Clapton release — maybe his very best — and the other a signature effort from Rush, only days after their induction into a certain hall of fame.
Emerson Lake and Palmer are heard in full, early-1970s flight on Live in California, an archival, long-bootlegged live date.
If you’re missing Levon Helm (who hand-picked the selections for a new live set before passing), or just a few of your old Kiss singles (a box from their classic era on Casablanca is pending), New Music Monday is here for you.
Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.
Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.
Steven Wilson’s remaster of King Crimson’s Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, arriving on the 40th anniversary of its original release, is a don’t-miss opportunity to revisit one of that ever-evolving band’s most interesting periods.
Oh, Aerosmith. We’ve waited. And waited. And for this? Turns out Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Co. have returned with music from the same old dimension — the slickster 1980s.
Neil Young returns with original music with Crazy Horse. Keith Emerson returns to the prog-rock glories of his time with Emerson Lake and Palmer. Black Country Communion, however, is busting up — but they left one last terrific album.
Genesis fans, unite! Guitarist Steve Hackett is back with his second exploration of the band’s 1970s-era triumphs, while a new reissue pays tribute to his former bandmate Peter Gabriel’s signature solo release So.