This year, the astronomical fall begins on Sept. 23 (at 4:21 a.m. EDT, to be exact) and ends Dec. 21. In those two months before winter, there’s the usual slew of new music releases on the horizon.

Get those iTunes and Amazon gift cards ready: This is’s Fall Music Preview. Here are just a few of the highlights … click on the dates for expanded listings.

Sept. 25, 2015

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap“The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern” (a mix of new originals and classic American tunes; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(RPM / Columbia)
The Dead Weather (Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence)“Dodge and Burn” (new single: “I Feel Love [Every Million Miles]”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Third Man)
Disclosure“Caracal” (guests: Gregory Porter, Nao, Lion Babe, Kwabs; first single: “Holding On”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(PMR / Island)
Don Henley“Cass County” (guests: Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams; Hear here; Read here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol)
New Order“Music Complete” (their first album in 10 years; producers: New Order, Tom Rowlands, Stuart Price; guests: Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop Elly Jackson of La Roux; Hear here; MP3)(Mute)

  ALSO:  Shawn ColvinJulio IglesiasKaskadeLos LobosParkway DriveSkylar Stecker

Oct. 2, 2015

Avicii“Stories” (guests: Jon Bon Jovi, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian, Matisyahu, etc.; new single: “For a Better Day”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(PRMD / Island)
Collective Soul“See What You Started By Continuing” (their first album in six years; first single: “This”; Hear/read here; MP3)(Vanguard)
Janet Jackson“Unbreakable” (her first album in seven years; producers: Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis; guests: Missy Elliott, J. Cole; first single: “No Sleeep”; Hear here; MP3; iTunes)(Rhythm Nation / BMG)
Joe Jackson“Fast Forward” (his first album of original material in seven years; recorded in four cities: New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and New Orleans; guests: Bill Frisell, Regina Carter, Brian Blade, Graham Maby, Mitchell Sink, Tindersticks drummer Earl Harvin, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, etc.; first single: “Fast Forward”; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3)(Work Song / Caroline)
Sevendust“Kill the Flaw” (producers: Sevendust; first single: “Thank You”; See here; MP3)(7Bros.)
Squeeze“Cradle to the Grave” (their 14th studio album, featuring the first collection of new songs from Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook since 1998; producers: Tilbrook, Laurie Latham; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Virgin EMI)

  ALSO:  QueensrÿcheThe SelecterWavvesEODM (Eagles of Death Metal)Editors

Oct. 9, 2015

Selena Gomez“Revival” (first single: “Good For You”; Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks; iTunes)(Interscope)
Toby Keith“35 mph Town” (producers: Keith, Bobby Pinson; first single: “Drunk Americans”; Hear here)(Show Dog Nashville / Universal)
Jana Kramer“thirty one” (first single: “I Got the Boy”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Elektra Nashville)
Duncan Sheik“Legerdemain” (his first album of original material since 2009; first single: “Photograph”; Hear here; MP3)(Kobalt Music)
Jake Shimabukuro“Travels” (Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
Ann Wilson“The Ann Wilson Thing! – #1” (EP; Hear here)(Rounder)
The Zombies“Still Got That Hunger” (their U.S. “Odyssey & Oracle 2015 Tour” opens Sept. 30 in Dallas and ends Oct. 27 in San Francisco; producer: Chris Potter; Hear here; Read here)(The End)

  ALSO:  John GrantLittle MayCord LundJon McLaughlinNew Found Glory

Oct. 16, 2015

Bryan Adams“Get Up!” (producer: Jeff Lynne; first single: “Brand New Day”; Hear here; MP3)(UMe)
Coheed and Cambria“The Color Before the Sun” (first single: “You Got Spirit, Kid”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(300 Entertainment)
Kidz Bop Kids“Kidz Bop 30” (15 covers)(Razor & Tie)
Demi Lovato“Confident” (producers: Max Martin, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh; guests: Iggy Azalea, Sirah; first single: “Cool for the Summer”; Hear here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Hollywood / Island / Safehouse)
Pentatonix“Pentatonix” (guest: Jason Derulo; first single: “Can’t Sleep Love”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with four bonus tracks)(RCA)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra“Rockin’ Rudolph” (their first Christmas album in 10 years; producer: Peter Collins; Hear here; MP3)(Surfdog)

  ALSO:  Deerhunter!!! (chk chk chk)The Charlie Daniels BandEL VYHere We Go Magic

Oct. 23, 2015

Andrea Bocelli“Cinema” (covers of film songs; guests: Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger, Veronica Berti; first single: “Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free),” from the film “Gladiator”; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition, with three extra tracks)(Verve)
Vanessa Carlton“Liberman” (the album is named for her her grandfather’s original surname; first single: “Willows”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Deluxe Edition)(Dine Alone Music)
5 Seconds of Summer“Sounds Good Feels Good” (producer: John Feldmann; first single: “She’s Kinda Hot”; Hear here; See here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol)
Joanna Newsom“Divers” (her first album in five years; producers: Steve Albini, Noah Georgeson; first single: “Sapokanikan”; See here; MP3)(Drag City)
Rod Stewart“Another Country” (first single: “Love Is”: Hear here; See here; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol)
Carrie Underwood“Storyteller” (producer: Jay Joyce; first single: “Smoke Break”; Hear here)(19 Recordings / Arista Nashville)

  ALSO:  The Cox FamilyBand of MerrymakersHalf Moon RunShawn MullinsKilling Joke

Oct. 30, 2015

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings“It’s a Holiday Soul Party” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Daptone)
Nigel Kennedy (British violinist and violist)“Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons” (Hear here; MP3)(Sony Classical)
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell“So Familiar” (producer: Peter Asher; guests: Mike Einziger, Béla Fleck; first single: “Won’t Go Back”; Hear here; MP3)(Rounder)
The Neighbourhood“Wiped Out!” (first single: “R.I.P. 2 My Youth”; Hear here; MP3)(The Revolve Group / Columbia)
Various artists“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 56”(NOW Music)
Various artists“We Love Disney” (covers of Disney songs by Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani, Jhene Aiko, Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, Kacey Musgraves, Rascal Flatts, etc.; producer: David Foster; Hear here; Deluxe Edition)(Verve / Walt Disney)

  ALSO:  Lalah HathawayGEMSEscape the FateBeach SlangDrive-By Truckers

Nov. 6, 2015

Coasts (Bristol, England, rock band)“Coasts” (producers: Mike Spencer, Mark Crew, Elliot James, Fraser T. Smith, Duncan Mills, James Rushent; Hear here; Deluxe Edition, with six extra tracks; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Capitol)
Steve Forbert“Compromised” (his 16th studio album; producers: Forbert, John Simon; Hear here)(Rock Ridge Music / ADA)
MC Lars“The Zombie Dinosaur LP” (producers: Lars, Jim Greer, Damondrick “D.J.” Jack; guests: Watsky, Kool Keith, Spose, Roger Lima of Less than Jake, STZA Crack of Leftöver Crack, Brian Mazzaferri of I Fight Dragons; Hear here)(Horris)
Natalie Merchant“Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings” (all-new recordings revisiting her 1995 solo debut album, “Tigerlily”; accompanied by a documentary DVD containing live performances, archival footage and interviews; Hear here; MP3)(Nonesuch)
Charlie Puth“Nine Track Mind” (guests: Meghan Trainor, Shy Carter; new single: “One Call Away”; Hear here; See here; iTunes)(Artist Partner Group / Atlantic)
Billy Sherwood (currently the bass player for Yes)“Citizen” (Hear here; see related reissue below)(Frontiers)

Nov. 13, 2015

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin“Get Loud” (Hear here; MP3)(Jerkin Crocus Promotions)
Justin Bieber(title TBA; first single: “What Do You Mean?”; Hear here)(RBMG / Def Jam)
Girlschool“Guilty As Sin” (producer: Chris Tsangarides; first single: “Come the Revolution”; Hear here)(UDR Music)
Chris Isaak“First Comes the Night” (his first album of new material in six years; producers: Paul Worley, Mark Needham; Hear here)(Vanguard)
Little Mix (British girl group won U.K. “X Factor” in 2011)“Get Weird” (first single: “Black Magic”; Hear here; Deluxe Edition; MP3; MP3 Deluxe Edition)(Syco Music / Columbia)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra“Letters From the Labyrinth” (their first full-length album since 2009’s “Night Castle”; Hear here)(Lava / Republic)
Chris Young“I’m Comin’ Over” (producers: Young, Corey Crowder; guest: Cassadee Pope; first single: “I’m Comin’ Over”; Hear here; Read here)(RCA Nashville)

Nov. 20, 2015

Blue October“Things We Do at Night – Live From Texas” (recorded Nov. 28-29, 2014, at House of Blues in Dallas; Vinyl; Blu-ray)(Up/Down / Brando)
Grateful Dead“Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” (July 5, 2015, concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field, marking the original members’ last-ever performance together; Box set, four CDs, two DVDs; DVD; Blu-ray)(Rhino)

Nov. 27, 2015

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets“The Quality Holiday Revue (Live)” (See here; MP3)(Yep Roc)

Dec. 11, 2015

Kevin Gates“Islah” (first single: “La Familia”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Bread Winners Association/Atlantic)

Dec. 18, 2015

John Williams“Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (J.J. Abrams-directed film opens Dec. 18; See here)(Walt Disney)

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