New Release Sampler 12/10/2013
by Linda Ryan | December 10, 2013
As the holidays get closer, the stream of new music has dwindled to a trickle. But what new releases lack in quantity, they make up in quality. What's not to like about Brendan Benson's You Were Right? This time around, Benson's tuneful power pop is helped along by members of The Posies and Ryan Adams' Cardinals, along with country "it" girl Ashley Monroe. Also out this week is R. Kelly's Black Panties. If you think we're blushing because of that title, you should listen to songs like "Legs Shakin'," "Crazy Sex" and "Cookie." Also out this week is the fine debut album Whiskey & Lace by Krystal Keith, daughter of one Toby Keith; we are absolutely crazy for tracks "What Did You Think I'd Do" and "Doin' It." And be sure to check out new singles from Arctic Monkeys, Shelby Lynne and Mark Morris. Enjoy!