Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, Twilight: New Albums to Check Out

November 19, 2012 By:
Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, Twilight: New Albums to Check Out

Every seven days, several albums tend to make it on our list from the sea of releases that vie for our ears (Twilight’s offering of multi-artists), eyes (Christina Aguilera giving birth to a flower of light on the cover of Lotus), and overall attention (Lana Del Rey being Lana Del Rey).

Here are some new albums you should check out:

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Soundtrack by Various Artists — Like the multitude of creatures that show up in the frames of a Twilight movie, various sirens appear on its soundtracks. Names like Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Passion Pit, Fiest, and St. Vincent sing swan songs for the final installment of the series (fingers crossed). Even one of its vampires Nikki Reed with “American Idol” contestant-husband Paul McDonald duet on the disc

Take Me Home by One Direction — Do the other albums on this list even stand a sales chance against the behemoth boy band that is One Direction? Their sophomore album features the work from producers Dr Luke and Shellback, along with songwriter Ed Sheeran

¡DOS! by Green Day — The middle installment of their Spanish countdown trilogy features thirteen tracks of punkish-pop from the band with the final installment out in January

Lotus by Christina Aguilera — The biggest voice on “The Voice” is out of the chair and in the studio, belting loud notes on the lead single “Your Body,” soon to hopefully be a single “Let There Be Love,” and “Blank Page,” her best ballad since “Beautiful”

Paradise by Lana Del Rey — Eight new songs are added to the singer’s “Born To Die” debut which are all sick, beautiful, gorgeous, glamorous and LDR tragic

GRRR! by The Rolling Stones — This retrospective album collects all the notable “greatest hits” of the iconic rock band in a three disc set that commemorates their forty decade spanning career. Also includes two new tracks, “Doom and Gloom” and “One More Shot,” further proof that these wild horses aren’t slowing down any time soon

Trilogy by The Weeknd — Essentially all three of Abel’s former mix tapes, packaged into one disc with three new songs, The Weeknd continues to go lyrically and sonically where other more mainstream artists are afraid to

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston — The legacy of the late Whitney Houston lives on in this beloved compilation of the singer’s greatest hits, opening with “You Give Good Love” and closing with a new duet version of the Clive Davis-produced track “I Look to You” with R. Kelly