The Budos Band: Burnt Offering (Daptone)
File Under: Rock
The Budos Band explores a more rock-oriented sound on their fourth album. Look for an interview we conducted with band member Tom Brenneck in issue 60 of Wax Poetics out later this fall. The title track can be heard below.
Boyz II Men: Collide (BMG)
File Under: R&B
Motownphilly’s back again. Target is offering a version with two additional tracks, “Beautiful” and “Can’t Let Go.”
In the world of exclusive deals, iTunes is offering a different bonus track called “Ladies Man.” Amazon is offering an autographed version.
Gavin Degraw: Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin Degraw (RCA)
File Under: Pop
His subsequent albums after his fantastic debut, Chariot, have been uneven, but this collection grabs some of his best material.
Various Artists: Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (Tru Thoughts)
File Under: R&B
This is the pared down version of a box set, and even it’s two discs worth of material from the likes of Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77, Bonobo, Hidden Orchestra, and more.
Earth, Wind, & Fire: Holiday (Legacy)
File Under: Christmas, R&B
‘Tis the season. The Christmas titles are starting to roll out, and EWF covers some of the genre’s classics like “What Child Is This,” “The Drummer Boy,” and “Sleigh Ride.”
T.I.: Paperwork (Grand Hustle/Columbia)
File Under: Hip-Hop
T.I. teams up with Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Chris Brown, Skylar Grey, and more for his latest effort.
El Michels Affair: Sounding Out The City (Deluxe Edition) (Truth & Soul)
File Under: Soul, Reissue
This came out last week, and we forgot to mention it. A decade ago, Leon Michels and his cronies put together this beautiful instrumental soul album. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the label is reissuing it with a bonus disc of some previously unreleased material. Additionally, that bonus material is being issued on vinyl on a 10″ called Loose Change.