It's officially December, and that means year-end list season is in full swing. But the year is not over yet, and good albums are not done coming out. I highlight seven (technically ten) new releases below, Bill reviews Ultimate Painting offshoot Modern Nature and the Can live in 1975 album in Indie Basement, and here are some honorable mentions: Gas, Eldovar (aka Elder + Kadavar), Tom Morello (ft. Manchester Orchestra, IDLES, Jim James, Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, Andrew McMahon, Rodrigo y Gabriela & more), Pile of Love (members of State Champs, The Story So Far, Drug Church), So Hideous, Rid of Me, Berner, Wreckage Manner (Styles P & Havoc), Jamire Williams, EST Gee, Rival Consoles, DJ Harrison, To Forget, Nardo Wick, Heiress, No Bragging Rights, Old Sport, No Rome, the Beauty Pill EP, the Corroded Spiral (mem Sepultura, Integrity) EP, the Overo / Zochor / Punch On! / Coma Regalia split, the Confines EP, the NLE Choppa EP, the Broken Vow EP, the Cozz EP, the Samia comp, the Nils Frahm rarities compilation, Skatune Network's Counter Intuitive Records covers comp, the Baxter Dury comp, the For Your Health remix album, the Polo G deluxe edition, The Doors' L.A. Woman 50th anniversary reissue, and the Chamberlain tribute album (ft. members of Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, My Morning Jacket, and more).
Read on for my picks. What's your favorite release of the week?