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New Music from Elton John, Duran Duran, and Lana Del Rey

Here’s what drops today!

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• The Lockdown SessionsElton John.  This is a collaborative album.  Each of the 16 songs has a guest or two.  To name a few, there’s Dua LipaMiley CyrusStevie Wonder, and Stevie Nicks.  As the album title suggests, Elton recorded it during lockdown by meeting with his guests through Zoom or separated in-person by glass.

• Future PastDuran Duran.  This is their 15th album.  It also marks 40 years since their debut album.  Graham Coxon from Blur plays guitar on majority of the album.

• Blue BanistersLana Del Rey.  This is her eighth album.  Her dogs Tex and Mex are on the album cover.  Last month she announced she was deactivating her social media accounts and it looks like she’s still sticking with it.

• Folarin 2Wale.  This is a follow-up to his 2012 mixtape, “Folarin”.  His guests are J. ColeChris BrownMaxo Kream, and Yella Beezy.

• My Morning JacketMy Morning Jacket.  This is their ninth album.  They are going on a small tour starting next week.  Then in March, they’re putting on their own festival called One Big Holiday in Mexico with Brittany HowardLord Huron, and Black Pumas.

• Culture Jam, Volume 1, NBA star Kawhi Leonard.  It “celebrates the unity of basketball and hip-hop,” and features guests like NBA YoungBoyLil Uzi VertTy Dolla $ignGunna, and Wale.

• SurrenderRufus Du Sol.  This is their fourth album.  Their guest is soul artist Curtis Harding.

• B-Sides & Rarities Part 2Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.  This album has rare and unreleased tracks from 1988 to 2020.

• Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash: Deluxe EditionThe Replacements.  To celebrate their 40th anniversary, this album has been remastered.  It has over 100 tracks that include unreleased demos.

• Hell of a HolidayPistol Annies.  This is their first holiday album.  It’s mostly originals, but it does include classics like “Sleigh Ride”“Auld Lang Syne”, and Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December”.

• What a Song Can DoLady A.  This is their eighth album.  It’s the expanded version of “What a Song Can Do (Chapter One)”, which came out in June.

• Sing The Christmas Classics”Brett Young & Friends.  The “Friends” includes Colbie Caillat on “White Christmas”Darius Rucker on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, and Maddie & Tae on “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”.

• Wild Blue CompleteHunter Hayes.  This is his fifth album.  It’s the follow-up to 2019’s “Wild Blue (Part One)”.

• Mr. ChristmasBrett Eldredge.  This is his second Christmas album.  His first one, “Glow”, came out in 2016.  Both albums will be featured prominently on his Glow Live holiday tour, which kicks off November 13th in Las Vegas.

• Breaking PointJackson + Sellers.  They are Jade Jackson and Aubrie Sellers, and this is their debut album.  Aubrey is the daughter of Lee Ann Womack.

• Son of ADillon Carmichael.  This is his second full-length album.  The Cadillac Three join him on “Pickin’ Up Girls“.