New CDs from Tenacious D, the Pistol Annies, Swizz Beatz, and Barbra Streisand

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 SweatshirtJay RockTy Dolla SignKehlani, and Tyga.
  • White BroncoAction Bronson.  A$AP Rocky is on a track called “Swerve on Em”.
  • PoisonSwizz Beatz.  His guests include Lil WayneNas2 ChainzPusha TKendrick LamarJadakissStyles PFrench Montana, and Young Thug.
  • Interstate GospelPistol Annies.  This is their third album.  (You can listen to six of the tracks through their website.)
  • She Remembers EverythingRosanne Cash
  • The Southern Ground Sessions, southern rockers Blackberry Smoke.
  • 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 EverywhereRodney Crowell.  His first Christmas album features 12 original songs, some co-written with his daughters and granddaughters.  There are also guest appearances from Vince GillLera LynnBrennen 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?