It may seem hard to believe, but we're officially in November. Halloween is in the rearview, Christmas music is already filling the air, temperatures are dropping, and year-end lists will be here before you know it. But it's not time to check out from new music just yet, especially not during a great week for new music like this one. I highlight six new albums below, and Bill tackles Hard Feelings (Hot Chip's Joe Goddard + Amy Douglas), Penelope Isles, Munya, A Certain Ratio, and Nation of Language in Bill's Indie Basement.
More honorable mentions: ABBA, Diana Ross, Limp Bizkit, Terrace Martin (ft. Kendrick Lamar & more), Aimee Mann, Aminé, Lee "Scratch" Perry & New Age Doom, Bent Knee, Springtime (mem Tropical Fuck Storm, Dirty Three, The Necks), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Curtis Harding, Dion (ft. Bruce Springsteen, Billy F Gibbons, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler & more), Sloppy Jane, OMB Peezy & Drum Dummie, Hana Vu, Tasha, Wendy Eisenberg, Webbed Wing (Superheaven), FPA, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Dijon, Glassing, Jennifer O'Connor, Summer Walker, Beanz, Joan As Police Woman, Dave Okumu & Tony Allen, Connan Mockasin, Chime School, Mortiferum, Churchburn, Black Label Society, Debt Neglector, Youth Fountain, the Jaga Jazzist remix album, the serpentwithfeet EP, the Hyd (QT) EP, the Cheval Sombre EP, the Ladipoe EP, the Holly Humberstone EP, the Barry Adamson (Magazine, Bad Seeds) EP, the Gaahls Wyrd mini album (get it on vinyl), the Brian Fallon album of classic hymns, the Psychic Ills tribute album (ft. Hope Sandoval & more), the expanded Mountain Man reissue, and the Gary Numan 7" box set.