by Leilani Polk
New music is back after a temporary hiatus! A breakdown of the noteworthy releases that dropped November 9 is included at the bottom of the post...
The Grammy-winning rocker issues his debut release on Decca, which features stripped-down arrangements of hits from his three-decade career.
Black Francis, The Golem (Black Francis Web Store)
The original score to The Golem: How He Came Into The World.
Bombay Bicycle Club, Flaws (Island)
A Day to Remember, What Separates Me From You (Victory)
Delta Spirit, The Waits Room EP (Rounder)
Available exclusively through iTunes.
DEON, Palinopsia (Hippos in Tanks)
DVAS, Society (Upper Class Recordings)
The Toronto synth pop band releases their debut; check out the video for the single, "Society," after the jump.
Nelly Furtado, The Best Of Nelly Furtado (Geffen)
Girl Talk, All Day (Illegal Art)
The remix/mash and smash-up artist releases a fifth album. Click here to download it for free.
The Glass, At Swim Two Birds (Plant Music)
The electro duo releases their debut. Check out the video for "Wanna be Dancin'" below; click here to hear the full Soundcloud stream.
Gary Husband, Dirty & Beautiful, Volume One (Abstract Logix)
The multi-instrumentalist/composer is joined by a roster of support musicians that includes guitarist sJohn McLaughlin and Allan Holdsworth, Robin Trower, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra) and Jimmy Herring (Widepread Panic, the Dead, Allman Brothers Band).
Billy Joel, The Hits (Columbia/Legacy)
As a prelude to next years 40th anniversary of Billy Joel releasing his first album (Cold Spring Harbor), Columbia/Legacy presents this career-spanning collection of 19 "essential" Top 40 charters.
Kid Rock, Born Free (Atlantic)
Annie Lennox, Christmas Cornucopia (Decca)
Norah Jones, Featuring (Blue Note Records)
A collection of collaborations Jones has been part of in the past decade -- Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Outkast, among others.
Loreena McKennitt, The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Verve)
Nelly, 5.0 (Motown)
The rap artist releases his fifth album with an all-star cast of guests. Check out the single "Move That Body" featuring Akon and T-Pain below.
Pink Martini, Joy To The World (Heinz Records)
The Pipettes, Earth vs. The Pipettes (Fortuna Pop)
The Queers, Back to the Basement (Asian Man)
Rascal Flatts, Nothing Like This (Big Machine)
John Regan, Sorry I'm Late (Fat Beats & Culture VI Records)
Regan's debut features guest appearances and production by Marsha Ambrosius, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall and others.
Rihanna, Loud (Big Machine Records)
Shy Child, Liquid Love (Gigantic Records)
The Sights, Most Of What Follows Is True (Alive Naturalsound)
Bruce Springsteen, The Promise (Columbia)
A compilation of unreleased songs from Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions; click here to read Rabid Nick's review.
Stereolab, Not Music (Drag City)
Keith Urban, Get Closer (Capitol Nashville)
Jason Castro, Who I Am (Atlantic Records/Word Entertainment)
Cradle of Filth, Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (Nuclear Blast Records)
DJ Mark Farina, Mushroom Jazz 7 (Mushroom Jazz Recordings)
Cee-Lo Green, The Lady Killer (Elektra/Asylum)
El Ten Eleven, It's Still Like A Secret (Fake Record Label)
Hellogoodbye, Would It Kill You? (Rocket Science)
Quincy Jones, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (Interscope)
Kid Cudi, Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager (Universal Motown)
Loretta Lynn & Friends, Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn (Columbia)
Reba McEntire, All The Woman I Am (Valory Music Co.)
Aaron Neville, I Know Ive Been Changed (EMI Gospel)
Oceano, Contagion (Earache)
Jonathan Richman, O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth (Vapor)
Screeching Weasel, Television City Dream (Fat Wreck Chords)
Shipping News, One Less Heartless To Fear (Noise Pollution)
String Cheese Incident, Rhythm of the Road: Volume 1, Incident in Atlanta 11.17.00 (SCI Fidelity)
The Tallest Man On Earth, Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird EP (Dead Oceans)
Underoath, Disambiguation (Solid State)
Cassandra Wilson, Silver Pony (Blue Note)