Now, that Drake, Katy Perry, Celine Dion and Paul McCartney’s chart-toppers are out of the way, and because you’re busy having a life, we’ve rounded up 10 new November albums for you to keep an ear out for. Included are new music from The Killers, Daughtry, M.I.A., Kelly Pickler and Lady Gaga, plus wild cards like the delicious-sounding new Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack and wacky new tracks from Erasure and Garth Brooks.
Plus an update for you U2 fans: Put your Bono shades at half-mast. The supergroup has (sadly) pushed its anticipated new November album back to April 2014. On with the show …
Eminem – Marshall Mathers 2 LP (out Nov. 5): The mad rhymer’s back with Beastie Boys samples, a Stan sequel and more vicious riffs.
M.I.A. – Matangi (Nov. 5) Our favorite Sri-Lankan rapper’s fourth album finally arrives with more dance tracks and a mesmerizing performance of “Y.A.L.A.” on “Conan” after reportedly delayed a year for being “too positive.”
Lady Gaga – ARTPOP (Nov. 11): At last, the diva’s incredibly hyped new music is finally here.
The Killers – Direct Hits (Nov. 11): Sort of a greatest hits collection, it also boasts two brand new tracks “Shot At The Night” and “Just Another Girl.”
Erasure – Snow Globe (Nov. 11) A Christmas album from the synth pop boys? Kinda. “Silent Night” and “The Christmas Song” are here along with new dance songs “Brooklyn” and “Loving Man.”
Kellie Pickler – The Woman I Am (Nov. 12): “Hopeful” and a “breath of fresh air” is how critics are describing the country cutie’s latest music.
Lady Antebellum – ‘Golden’ (Deluxe Edition) (Nov. 12): Includes three previously unreleased songs plus three acoustic versions of their hits from the pop country trio.
Daughtry – Baptized (Nov. 19): More soulful vocals and rock licks from the “Idol” runner-up.
Garth Brooks – Blame It on My Roots (Nov. 19): A 4-CD boxed set covering everything from James Taylor and Gladys Knight to Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Each disc tackles a different genre like classic rock, soul and a “melting pot” category. (Through Walmart only.)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack (Nov. 19) With tracks by Coldplay, The National, Christina Aguilera, Imagine Dragons and Lorde, we’re already salivating for this soundtrack, which comes out before the film’s Nov. 22 release.
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