Can you believe it's already October? I can't! Maybe it's because so many music festivals got squeezed into September that it feels like summer was just getting started, but here we are, starting to smell that autumn scent through our windows and see Halloween directions on our blocks. Truly the strangest timeline.
Entering fall means needing a new batch of fall albums, and I highlight seven new ones below. Over in Bill's Indie Basement, you can read about The Specials' new album of protest song covers, Audiobooks, Ducks Ltd, and Cindy. More honorable mentions: Meek Mill, Brandi Carlile, Tirzah, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne & Rich The Kid, Benji & Spillage Village, Curly Castro, Black Dice, Ministry, KK's Priest (KK Downing of Judas Priest), Pond, Roman Lions, Couplet (ex-You Blew It), Hotline TNT, Boy Scouts, Hovvdy, Shad, Icewear Vezzo, The Doobie Brothers, Yes, Philip Frobos (Omni), GHÖSH, ACTORS, Heiress, Sally Anne Morgan, Bummer, Gustaf, Petite Amie, Brion Starr, Constant Follower, Goodbye Honolulu, the Spy EP, the Diet Cig EP, the Oscar Bait EP, the A Knife In The Dark EP, the Bonnie Cosby EP, the Double Dagger rarities comp, the Kevin Morby demos album, the Explosions in the Sky soundtrack for Big Bend, the The The live album/film/bookoe, the Grateful Dead live box set, and the Neil Young live album from Carnegie Hall 1970.