Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

It’s been five years since his last studio release, but Sufjan Stevens is back with an album that reflects on his emotions after the death of his mother in 2012. Stevens’ albums often consist of deep lyrics and soft melodic tones, so it’s not exactly an album you put on to keep yourself awake on a long drive.

Darius Rucker – Southern Style

The former pop star releases his fifth solo album this week, continuing his surge in the world of country music. His last three albums have hit gold and included six number one country hits, and the first track off his new album (above) should follow in that path.

Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi

The newest album from Death Cab for Cutie is out this week, and is the last with lead guitarist and founding member Chris Walla, who left to pursue his own creative agenda. This is also the first album since lead singer Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel divorced in 2012, which helps explain some of the brokenness to the record, along with its title, which refers to a philosophy of treating breakage and repair.

The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy

This is only the sixth studio album by a band that has been around since the early ’90s, and the first since 2009’s Invaders Must Die. The electronic group has been a major pioneer in the world of big beat music, and varies its range from hardcore techno, rave, industrial, and punk elements.

Wale – The Album About Nothing

Wale named his new album The Album About Nothing because he’s a huge Seinfeld fan. Seriously. Here, look!

Take some time to listen to some new music; you just might find your new favorite band.


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Nick was born and raised in Amish country, has a beard, but isn’t Amish. He’s a fan of winter as long as he’s at the top of a mountain with a board under his feet. He’s an avid sports fan, movie junkie, tv bum, and music enthusiast who still purchases CDs for some reason.