Any excuse to party like it’s 1972! The Rolling Stones re-release what many consider to be their most seminal album, Exile on Main Street, as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes the original 18 recordings remastered, along with 10 extra tracks originally recorded during the Exile era, including alternate versions of Soul Survivor and Loving Cup. “I don’t have favorite records, but Exile was always picked out as the best Stones record,” Mick Jagger said recently. “And it is a great record. What’s interesting about it is that it has so many sides to it, so many different musical styles, very bluesy, and it has soul, gospel and the other quirky little bits that perhaps you wouldn’t have put on a record with only 12 songs.”
The deluxe edition of Glee: The Music, Volume 3—Showstoppers includes songs from the second half of the Fox show this season plus six extra tracks
Drunk Girls is the first single off LCD Soundsystem’s new album This Is Happening
The Akron, Ohio, duo The Black Keys’ new album, Brothers, was produced Danger Mouse
Band of Horses’ new album is entitled Infinite Arms
Bo Bice’s 3 features Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. “It’s a plethora of sounds that show who I really am,” Bice said recently. “There’s something for everyone; country, soul, rock’n’ roll… it’s like your favorite pair of jeans, it just feels right.”
Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley offer up Distant Relatives, which was produced by Damian and Stephen Marley
Surely we don’t need to tell you who is in Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, but the new album is called Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!
Jamie Lidell’s latest offering, Compass, features a slew of impressive cameo appearances, including Beck, Feist, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and Wilco’s Pat Sansone
The Sadies’ Darker Circles was produced by The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris
Swedish Baroque indie-pop duo Marching Band release Pop Cycle
Petree is a Shiny Toy Guns spin-off band led by Stephen Petree. The new album, Weakness Makes You Beautiful, features STG’s Chris Petree and the single is It’s Always Been You
Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 features 12 new tracks from the T.V. show, including tracks by Jakob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Band of Skulls
Duran Duran’s 1981 self-titled debut is being re-released with a bonus disc packed with unreleased material and a DVD of the original videos. The package also comes with a collector’s poster that was used in the original Japanese LP
Willie Nelson’s Rarities 1 includes just that—18 rarities from 1959 to 1965, recorded as either solo acoustic or with a full band.