Preorder Albums Due in the Holiday Season

Posted by Billy Gil, November 6, 2012 09:40pm | Post a Comment

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time for some blockbuster releases from the likes of Green Day, who are releasing their second two of three albums this year; pop stars Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Lana Del Rey; and high-profile indie releases from Scott Walker, Brian Eno and Atoms for Peacel. See highlights of albums up for preorder at below; a full-list of available preorders is here.

Brian EnoLux

Brian Eno LuxCD $14.98 available now

LP $25.98 due 12/11

Consisting of four LP-side-length pieces, the latest from the electronic music pioneer (and one-time Roxy Music member) falls into Eno’s ambient canon. Eno also recently developed an iPhone app called Bloom, which allows the average person to construct their own ambient music without knowledge of how to program or play an instrument.



Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Due 11/19Led Zeppelin


Deluxe Edition 2CD/Blu-Ray + DVD $39.98

This two-CD set captures a performance by the legendary band on December 10, 2007, at London's O2 Arena.


Rihanna UnapologeticDue 11/19

CD $13.98

Deluxe Edition CD $18.98

Rihanna made headlines by announcing her new album would feature ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and that her new album would be released in a $250 platinum edition Dec. 11. Unapologetic indeed! For the 99%, the standard edition and deluxe CD (with three extra tracks and a DVD) are out Nov. 19. Listen to “Diamonds” below, which is no “Only Girl in the World,” but is still pretty good.


Atoms for PeaceDefault

Atoms for Peace DefaultDue 11/19

Vinyl 12” $12.98

The first taste of Thom Yorke’s new band (though Radiohead is still alive and well), which also includes Red Hot Chili Peppers members Flea (bass) and Mauro Refosco (percussion), Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on keyboards and Joey Waronker (who’s played with R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Ima Robot and others) on drums. I’d advise those of you who don’t love the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Thom Yorke’s Eraser not to dismiss Atoms for Peace; the first taste of the band sounds in line with Radiohead’s more electronic albums like Hail to the Thief and The King of Limbs. Atoms for Peace will release their first album, Amok, on Jan. 28.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts

RiftsDue 11/19

CD set $13.98

LP set $59.98

The Brooklyn experimental electronic artist releases his first three albums as a box set.

The FaintDanse Macabre [Deluxe Edition]

danse macabreDue 11/19

CD $18.98

This reissue of the synth-pop classic has a second disc of outtakes and remixes.


Alicia KeysGirl on Fire

Alicia Keys Girl on FireDue 11/27

CD $13.98

Alicia Keys’ first album after becoming her own co-manager, marrying producer/rapper Swizz Beatz (who produces “New Day”) and having her first child, who is named Egypt.


Memory TapesGrace/Confusion

Memory Tapes Grace/ConfusionDue 12/4

CD $12.98

LP $14.98

Dayve Hawk’s latest release includes “Sheila,” which sounds like a Supertramp or Fleetwood Mac song stretched it into an epic electronica wonderland.


Scott Walker Bish BoschScott Walker Bish Bosch

Due 12/4

CD $13.98

LP $29.98

Scott Walker's last album, The Drift, was an eerie masterpiece of experimental noise and high drama. Bish Bosch sounds like it'll be along those lines, judging by this preview of the album. Just in time for the holidays!


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