New CDs from Tenacious D, the Pistol Annies, Swizz Beatz, and Barbra Streisand
- “Post-Apocalypto“, the fourth album by Tenacious D, and the first in six years.
- “Walls“, the 36th album by Barbra Streisand. It’s an ‘anti-Trump,’ album, which is demonstrated in the video for the lead single, “Don’t Lie to Me”. The title “Walls” is also a reference to Trump. (Well, you might as well pirate this album, because Mexico isn’t going to pay for it.)
- “Negative Capability“, the 21st album by Marianne Faithful.
- “FM!“, Vince Staples. His guests include Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Rock, Ty Dolla Sign, Kehlani, and Tyga.
- “White Bronco“, Action Bronson. A$AP Rocky is on a track called “Swerve on Em”.
- “Poison“, Swizz Beatz. His guests include Lil Wayne, Nas, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss, Styles P, French Montana, and Young Thug.
- “Interstate Gospel“, Pistol Annies. This is their third album. (You can listen to six of the tracks through their website.)
- “She Remembers Everything“, Rosanne Cash
- “The Southern Ground Sessions“, southern rockers Blackberry Smoke.
- A six-track EP that was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville. Five are acoustic versions of songs from their album “Find a Light”, which came out earlier this year. There’s also a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky“ featuring Amanda Shires.
- “Christmas Everywhere“, Rodney Crowell. His first Christmas album features 12 original songs, some co-written with his daughters and granddaughters. There are also guest appearances from Vince Gill, Lera Lynn, Brennen Leigh, and poet Mary Karr. (Check out the track “Very Merry Christmas”, here.)
- “Hey! Merry Christmas!“, The Mavericks. It features eight original Christmas songs, plus a few holiday standards.
Listen to the tracks. What Do you think?