Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year, New January Releases

(Blogger's note: This is a week late so we will pick it up from this week on)

A fresh year and some fresh releases ready to entertain you throughout the month. Reissued and unreleased collections from The Doors, David Bowie, Alex Chilton to some of the brightest in modern metal (and it's subgenres) in Lamb of God, Lacuna Coil and Bleeding Through. In honor of their 30th anniversary, Metallica is releasing a physical edition (to go alongside the downloadable edition) of four leftover tracks from 2008's Death Magnetic in the form of a new EP. Also, with new releases from Imperial Teen, Leonard Cohen, Ja Rule, Nightwish, Guided by Voices and Ingrid Michaelson, there is a wide variety of options to keep you and your happy during this winter month.

January 10
Alex Chilton - Free Again: The 1970 Sessions
Nightwish - Imaginaerum

January 17
Ani DiFranco - Which Side Are You On
Evergrey - A Decade and a Half
Anthony Green -  Beautiful Things
Guided by Voices - Let's Go Eat at the Factory

January 24
Abigail Williams - Becoming
The Doors - LA Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes
Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
Lamb of God - Resolution
Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again
Cheyenne Marie Mize - We Don't Need
moe. - What Happened to the La La's
Motorhead - The World is Ours Vol.1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else
Nada Surf - The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient (Deluxe Reissue)
Seal - Soul 2
Tyga - Careless World
Wolf People - Tidings
You Me at Six - Sinners Never Sleep

January 31
Bleeding Through - The Great Fire
David Bowie - Hours: The Collector's Edition
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Imperial Teen - Feel the Sound
Metallica - Beyond Metallic
Poison Idea - Darby Crash Rides Again
Underworld - 1992-2012 Anthology


  1. Can't say I'm too excited about what January has to offer I guess. I did pick up the new SafetySuit CD, which is OK, and also Elvis Country (Legacy Edition) which features both of his remastered country albums plus 6 bonus tracks. The King baby!

    February looks pretty awesome though.

  2. January and December are usually slower months with it being the beginning and end of the year and all. I'm tempted to get the Bowie reissue just because I miss him releasing new material. I just found a copy of the Cheyenne Marie Mize EP when it was initially released on Roaring Colonel. Since it's being re-released this month on another label and on vinyl, I'll more than likely pick that up. I haven't had a chance to check out February yet and so the one thing I do know about and am excited for is a new Jenny Owen Youngs album.

  3. Check out Anthony Green's release too, Beautiful Things on Jan 17th. My man Chino Moreno sings on a track! I also like saying Chino Moreno outloud.

  4. As do I. This song is awesome. I'll add it to the list. Thanks. I forgot about another album I'm excited about next month. The new Band of Skulls album comes out at the end of the month which, from the tracks I've heard, is going to be great. The new Van Halen album is supposed to be out next month as well but since Michael Anthony isn't playing bass with them, I doubt I'll care about 3/4 of the original lineup.