This is kind of a slow week for online album streaming, perhaps due to fewer album releases during the holiday season (except for the usual flood of box sets and special re-releases intended for gift giving). Still, there are a few offerings: new albums by Young Antiques and Me Vs. Myself; the latest from The Roots; a new archival set by legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, featuring live and studio recordings; a singles collection by Gorillaz; and a four-song "Appalachian Christmas" set from jazz/classical/bluegrass violinist and composer Mark O'Connor.
Young Antiques performing "What I Can't See" from their new album, which you can preview this week on AOL Music.
NPR Music has an eclectic handful of new albums for preview, from the metal band Cormorant; the Polish musician Jacaszek, who combines classical, jazz, and electronica; and the new Broadway cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies."
Spinner.com's Listening Party:
"The Singing Mailman Delivers" by John Prine
"The Singles Collection: 2001-2011" by Gorillaz
"Live at the Armory" by Chadwick Stokes & Friends (ex of Hermit Thrush and Dispatch)
"Paper Butterfly" EP by Shana Halligan
AOL Music Listening Party:
"Where I Am... Where I Want to Be" by Me Vs. Myself
"Appalachian Christmas" EP by Mark O'Connor
"Out of Place" by Ourlives
"A Man, Not a Biography" by Young Antiques
NPR First Listen:
"undun" by The Roots
"Dwellings" by Cormorant
"Glimmer" by Jacaszek
"Follies (New Broadway Cast Recording)" by Follies Cast