New Release Sampler, 12/3/13
by Linda Ryan | December 7, 2013
We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Is your belly still stuffed? Has the fact that there are 22 shopping days until Christmas sunk in yet? Well, consider this batch of new releases as possible gifts for the music lovers in your life. We know there must be quite a few, so let's get to it.
It's all about Britney this week, as the superstar releases Britney Jean, which features the beat-tastic talents of Will.i.am as executive producer. Naturally, Britney Jean offers plenty of dancefloor fodder, which will help you work off those pesky holiday pounds in no time. Also out this week is country star Jake Owen's latest, Days of Gold. This singer's fourth effort finds him still dabbling in the kind of sun/beach/sand themes that he is so closely associated with, and also extending his reach to incorporate slinky rhythms and hip-hop beats. Concert albums rule this week, with live recordings from classic rockers Boston, alt rockers Muse and the late Latin norteño diva Jenni Rivera. Could there be anything more annoying (and thoroughly entertaining) than the Glee cast doing "The Fox"? We think not. Go ahead. You know you want to. Hit play and dive into this week's new releases!