Nick Moss, KABB, James Durbin, Daughtry, Chris Cornell Beat Black Friday Deadline With New CDs

Labels rush one more pile of music onto store shelves before the Christmas shopping season officially begins...
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It's the Tuesday before Black Friday and we've got some big names and great albums with new music out this week. We'll begin with the great albums before discussing the big names.

Nick Moss - Here I AmI've been looking forward to this day for months because two of this year's best are finally getting their full-scale release to the world. I've been listening to Nick Moss' Here I Am and Kilborn Alley Blues Band's Four for weeks now. Both Moss and Kilborn have been damn good for a damn long time so it's difficult to say they've reached new heights and done their best work yet without sounding like you're dismissing the great work of the past. It's also easy to get caught up in the excitement of the new at the expense of the great records that led to this moment.

I won't proclaim these records their best ever... yet. They are as good as anything either award-winning act has ever done. If you love blues, rock, blues-rock, and staggering guitar leads, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Here I Am. If you like gritty, sweaty blues with a little soul and funk, Andrew Duncanson and the Kilborn Alley lads have served up the goods on Four. Kilborn Alley Blues Band - FourI had the profound honor of contributing liner notes for both these records. I'm humbled they allowed my words and name to be associated with their art. I'm unabashedly cheerleading these records because I believe in the music, the bands (having seen both live), their talent, and these records. I think you'll be a believer if you roll the dice on them.

Other records out this week include new albums from ex-American Idol runners-up Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, and James Durbin. Heather loved James during American Idol Season 10, excoriating voters before and after he was eliminated from the competition. She looked forward to this record and today published her review.

Former Soundgarden/Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has released a live, solo acoustic disc that offers up performances of songs from throughout his career with those bands as well as his solo years. I'm casually curious about this, having been a huge Soundgarden fan and managing to like just a couple songs from his post-Soundgarden output.

Also on the list this week are new records from Kate Bush, Drake, and a host of re-issues of varrying degrees of interest. So... anything on this list gonna drag you out at an ungodly hour on Black Friday?

  • Adam Lambert - Beg For Mercy
  • Adele Tribute - Piano Tribute To Adele
  • Adverts, The - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts (2011)
  • Allen, Daevid - Stroking The Tail Of The Bird
  • Allman Brothers Band - Hittin' The Note
  • Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out
  • Allman Brothers Band - SUNY At Stonybrook 9/19/71 (Live)
  • Ames, Ed - Christmas With Ed Ames/Christmas Is The Warmest Time Of The Year
  • Anderson, Bill - The First 10 Years, 1956 - 1966
  • Angel City - Face To Face
  • Another Hero Dies - Arguments
  • Armored Saint - Delirious Nomad
  • Asking Alexandria - Stepped Up And Scratched
  • Aura Noir - Black Thrash Attack
  • Aura Noir - The Merciless
  • Ayers, Kevin - Rainbow Takeaway/That’s What You Get Babe
  • Bates, Michael - Acrobat: Music For, And By, Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Beaten By Them - People Start Listening
  • Bedford, David - Great Equatorial
  • Bedford, David - Song Of The White Horse
  • Behemoth - Demonica
  • Berry, Chuck - Rocks
  • Big Time Rush - Elevate
  • Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Collectors Edition 5-Cd Box Set
  • Black N Blue - Rarities
  • Bleubird - Cannonball!!!
  • Broadfield, Olivia - This Beautiful War
  • Buck Dharma - Flat Out
  • Bush, Kate - 50 Words For Snow
  • Calexico - Selections From Road Atlas 199
  • Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
  • Candlemass - Chapter Vi
  • Candlemass - Tales Of Creation
  • Carey, Mariah - The Profile
  • Chasma - Declarations Of The Grand Artificer
  • Childish, Wild Billy & The Spartan Dreggs - Forensic R 'N' B
  • Chris Cornell - Songbook
  • Cirque Du Soleil - Iris (Composer: Danny Elfman)
  • Clarke, Stanley - Time Exposure/Find Out!/Hideaway
  • Cloud Control - Bliss Release
  • Colin Lake - The Ones I Love
  • Collier, Graham - The Day Of The Dead/October Ferry/Symphony Of Scorpions/Forest Path To The Spring
  • Collins, Tommy - Black Cat
  • Como, Perry - It’s Impossible/And I Love You So
  • Country Gazette - Country Gazette Live/Sunny Side Of The Mountain/What A Way To Make A Living
  • Crowell, Rodney - But What Will The Neighbors Think?
  • Danko, Rick - Live Anthology
  • Daughtry - Break The Spell
  • David Grissom - Way Down Deep
  • Dead Skeletons - Dead Magick
  • Death Cab For Cutie - Keys And Codes Remix Ep
  • Desertshore - Drawing Of Threes
  • Di Meola, Al - Tour De Force “Live”/Scenario
  • Doe, Ernie K. - Here Come The Girls - A History
  • Doobie Brothers - Cycles/Brotherhood
  • Doomtree - No Kings
  • Douglas, Dave - Greenleaf Portable Series Vol. 1-3
  • Dr Hook - Makin’ Love And Music/Live In The Uk
  • Dreyer, Laura - Free Flying Bird
  • Durbin, James - Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster
  • Ed Hale And The Transcendence - All Your Heroes Become Villains
  • Ed Littlefield - Walking Between Worlds
  • Electric Angels - Electric Angels
  • Elevation Worship - For The Honor
  • Ex Norwegian - Sketch
  • First State - The Whole Nine Yards
  • Fogelberg, Dan - Twin Sons Of Different Mothers/Phoenix
  • Ford, Jim - Demolition Expert
  • Francis, Connie - Lipstick On Your Collar
  • Giant Sand - Chore Of Enchantment (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Grateful Dead - Dick's Pick Vol. 34 - Rochester, Ny 11/5/77
  • Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 35 - San Diego, Ca 8/7/71, Chicago, Il 8/24/71
  • Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 36 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa 9/21/72
  • H2o - Don't Forget Your Roots
  • Halford - Live At Saitama Super Arena
  • Harpo, Slim - Rocks
  • Hawkins, Ronnie - Forty Days
  • Heinrich Albert Duo - Italy - Works For Two Guitars By Scarlatti, Giuliani, Paganini Etc.
  • Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy - Redux
  • Hopper, Hugh - The Swimmer
  • Iglesias, Alberto - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Original Soundtrack
  • Infernal Legion - The Spear Of Longinus
  • J. Period & Black Thought - The Best Of The Roots
  • Jackson, Michael - Immortal
  • Jackson, Michael - Immortal
  • Javier Colon - Come Through For You
  • Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane
  • Jeremy Dubs - Speak!
  • Jewell - Black Diamond
  • Jones, George - Heartbreak Hotel
  • Jovino Santos Neto Qunteto - Current
  • Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe / [Cd/Dvd Gift Box]
  • Kaie Kellough - Vox : Versus
  • Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
  • Kidz In The Hall - Occasion
  • Kilborn Alley - Four
  • King, B.B. - Best Of RPM & KENT Recordings
  • Kravitz, Lenny - The Lowdown
  • Krayzie Bone - Under The Influence
  • Lady Gaga - Born This Way - The Collection / [2 Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Lady Gaga - Born This Way - The Remix
  • Larkin, Betsie - All We Have Is Now
  • Lavelle, Janeene - The Joy Of Christmas
  • Let Us In Nashville - Let Us In Nashville
  • Lone Star - Lone Star
  • Lone Star - Firing On All Six
  • Luman, Bob - Red Hot
  • M.O.P. - Sparta
  • Maceo, Big - The Complete Sides 1941-1950
  • Magazine - No Thyself
  • Man - Live Adventures Of
  • Manfred Novak (Organ) - Organ Tablature From Klagenfurt Ms. GV 4/3
  • Mario Adnet - More Jobim Jazz
  • Mary J. Blige - My Life Ii...The Journey Continues (Act 1)
  • Mary J. Blige - My Life Ii...The Journey Continues (Act 1) / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Matisyahu - Miracle
  • Mcclellan, Beverly - Beverly Mcclellan
  • Mcclellan, Beverly - Fear Nothing
  • Mchenry, Bill - Ghosts Of The Sun
  • Milt Kleeb Dectet - Something If Nothing Else
  • Mobb Deep - Black Cocain (Ep)
  • Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos - Hot Rod Hootenanny
  • Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos - Rods & Ratfinks
  • Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos - Surfink!
  • Murphey, Michael - Blue Sky Night Thunder/Swans Against The Sun
  • Murphey, Michael Martin - America's Horses
  • Murphy Jr., Landau Eugene - That's Life
  • Nelson, Rick - Stay Young
  • Nemesea - The Quiet Resistance
  • New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Best Of 1971-1975 Instant Armadillo Blues
  • Nick Moss - Here I Am
  • Nickelback - Here And Now
  • N'klabe With The Band Our Latin Thing"" - Aires De Navidad
  • Paolo "Apollo" Negri - Cobol
  • Pearls Before Swine - The Use Of Ashes C/W These Things Too
  • Pineapple Thief - Variations On A Dream
  • Pretty Things - The Pretty Things / Get The Picture
  • Punk Goes Pop Vol. 4 - Punk Goes Pop Vol. 4
  • Rihanna - Talk That Talk
  • Riot - Immortal Soul
  • Rogers, Stan - Fogarty's Cove (Remastered)
  • Rose, David - The David Rose Christmas Album
  • Ruhan, Jia - Ruhan: Time To Grow
  • Rush - Sector 1 / [5 Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Rush - Sector 2 / [5 Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Rush - Sector 3 / [5 Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Sandstone - Cultural Dissonance
  • Satan's Host - Celebration: For The Love Of Satan
  • Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet - Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll
  • Seven Witches - Deadly Sins
  • Seven Witches - Xiled To Infinity And One
  • Seven Witches - Year Of The Witch
  • Shelby Earl - Burn The Boats
  • Shirk Circus - This Band Will Destroy Your Life
  • Showstoppers, The - The Best Of
  • Smashed Gladys - Social Intercourse
  • Smith, Michael W. - Glory
  • Soundtrack - Happy Feet Two: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Soundtrack - The Muppets
  • Soundtrack/Cast Album - Stage Door Canteen - Broadway Cast
  • Statik Selektah & Action Bronson - Well Done
  • Stewart, Wynn - Come On
  • Subotnick: Electronic Works 3 - Morton Subotnick; Miguel Frasconi; Sue Costable (Sue-C)
  • Subsignal - Touchstones
  • Super Heroines - Anthology 1982-1985
  • Svolk - Svolk Em All
  • Swift, Taylor Tribute - Piano Tribute To Taylor Swift
  • Sycamore Smith - Redux
  • Tangent - Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt/Chasing Shadows Live + Bonus Tracks
  • Tangent - The Studio Sessions/Shadow Magic + Bonus Tracks
  • Tangent - Tributes & Rarities/Live Over England + Bonus Tracks
  • Taylor Swift - Speak Now World Tour Live / [Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • The 65's - Strike Hard!
  • The Jigsaw Seen - Winterland
  • The Loom - Teeth
  • The Rolling Stones - Some Girls / [2 Cd Deluxe Edition]
  • Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
  • Thomas, Irma - Soul Queen Of New Orleans
  • Tillis, Mel - Sawmill / Stomp Them Grapes... Plus (2-For-1)
  • Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun - Wildfire
  • Toh Kay - Streetlight Lullabies
  • Tritt, Travis - Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
  • Turner, Ike & Tina - Delilah’s Power/Airwaves
  • Twilight Zone - Radio Dramas:1
  • Twilight Zone - Radio Dramas:2
  • Twilight Zone - Radio Dramas:3
  • Vandenberg - Vandenberg
  • Various - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music, 1961
  • Various - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music, 1962
  • Various - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music, 1963
  • Various - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music, 1964
  • Various - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music, 1965
  • Various - Bill Monroe 100th Year Celebration Live At Bean Blossom
  • Various - Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Various - Jazz Guitars Meet Hendrix
  • Various - Teenage, Teenagers & Youth In Music 1951 - 1960
  • Various - Ukranian & Lemko String Bands In America
  • Various - A Tale Of Two Cities: Original Broadway Concept Album
  • Various Artists - The World's Greatest Garth Brooks Tribute
  • Various Artists - Beyond The Shadows Of Death
  • Various Artists - Buddha Lounge Renditions Of Metallica - The Black Lounge
  • Various Artists - Psychobilly Christmas
  • Various Artists - Rockabilly & Psychobilly Madness
  • Various Artists - Roots & Branches, Vol. 3: Live From The 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival
  • Various Artists - Ruff Ryders: Past, Present, Future / [Explicit]
  • Various Artists - Strictly The Best Vol. 44
  • Various Artists - Strictly The Best Vol. 45
  • Waite, John - Rover’s Return
  • Wakeman, Rick - Bootleg Box Vol. 2
  • Walker, Joe Louis - Guitar Brothers-With Otis Grand
  • Wayman Tisdale - The Wayman Tisdale Story
  • Weakerthans, The - Fallow
  • Weakerthans, The - Left And Leaving
  • Weston, Casey - Casey Weston
  • Wilde, Marty - Bad Boy
  • Willie Nelson - Remember Me
  • Wishbone Ash - Elegant Stealth
  • Wooden Wand - Briarwood
  • Yelawolf - Radioactive / [Edited]
  • Yelawolf - Radioactive / [Explicit]
  • Yes - Yesshows/Expanded (Original Re