Are you suffering from the January blues? Has your music collection become mundane and hella boring? Well, there’s nothing to fear as there are several new albums arriving Tuesday, January 14 – sigh! If Kid Ink’s My Own Lane didn’t suit your sensibilities in an incredibly quiet week, or you’ve spun Beyoncé’s surprise album as much as you could, well, “help is on the way.” Here are eight new possibilities to enhance your album collection or erase the blues of those devastating January bills. Well perhaps they won’t completely erase the blues, but at least you can have “High Hopes”.
Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes
The most anticipated release from Tuesday, January 14, 2014 has to be Bruce Springsteen’s umpteenth album. Does “The Boss” ever disappoint? That’s rhetorical by all means.
Jennifer Nettles, That Girl
The Sugarland front-woman releases her solo debut. Will the same magic from Sugarland be alive and well?
Switchfoot, Fading West
The Christian rock band doesn’t have the same popularity it once had during its “Dare You To Move” days, but there’s no doubt “Jesus Freaks” everywhere are excited. Yes, I’m well aware “Jesus Freak” is a DC Talk song. Also to be noted, Switchfoot transcend a CCM label by all means.
Roseanne Cash, The River & The Thread
Can you go wrong with the daughter of a legendary country artist? Cash may not be a household name, but she’s a veteran in her own right, releasing albums since 1979. BTW, she’s also a Grammy-award winner… yep.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want
The neo-soul movement within R&B fell by the wayside years ago, much to my chagrin. Retro-soul hasn’t fallen by the wayside, even if it certainly has no radio calling card by any means. Sharon Jones certainly has proven pipes, so latest album Give The People What They Want shouldn’t disappoint vocally.
Kidz Bop 25
Sure, the Kidz Bop series is limited to an audience of kids as adults prefer the authentic originals. That said, parents should be pleased with the series serving as an alternative to generally less child-friendly music.
Lucinda Williams, Lucinda Williams
Like Cash, Lucinda Williams is another Grammy-winning veteran, despite lacking big-time stardom. Williams’ albums tend to receive generally positive reviews.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Songs From The Movie
Another veteran… enough said. And, she’s won more Grammys than Cash and Williams.