If you’re looking for some new tunes to ease you down the road as you start on those resolutions, here’s an early look at what’s coming in the year ahead. As always, the dates are subject to change:
Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes: Collection of covers and outtakes from the past decade.
Jennifer Nettles, That Girl: Debut album from the big-voiced Sugarland singer
Broken Bells, After the Disco: Second album from the indie-rock duo of James Mercer (Shins) and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley).
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Songs From the Movie: Debut orchestral album features new interpretations of 10 of her songs.
Roseanne Cash, The River and the Thread: Blue Note Records debut is her first album in four years.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want
Switchfoot, Fading West
David Broza, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues: Folk punk band’s first album since 2010’s White Crosses.
Mogwai, Rave Tapes
Damien Jurado, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son: New album from the haunting indie singer-songwriter.
Young the Giant, Mind Over Matter
David Crosby, Croz: First solo album in 20 years from the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
Dum Dum Girls, Too True
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force
Katy B, Little Red
Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Four Foot Shack: Primus frontman teams with guitarist Bryan Kehoe to go on the Americana/rootsy side of things.
Paul Rodgers, The Royal Sessions: A collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the Bad Company singer.
Otis Redding, The King of Soul and Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul
Michael Bloomfield, From His Head to His Heart to His Hands: A career-spanning three-disc, one-DVD box set anthology.
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Neil Finn, Dizzy Heights
Band of Horses, Acoustic at the Ryman: A 10-song greatest hits from the indie band.
Sam Roberts Band, Lo-Fantasy
Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky: Solo debut from the Heartbreakers keyboardist.
Candice Glover, Music Speaks: Debut album from the Season 12 winner of American Idol.
Xiu Xiu, Angel Guts: Red Classroom
The Fray, Helios
St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron: First major label release from the West Coast rapper.
Johnny Winter, True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story: Texas blues-rock legend celebrates his 70th birthday with a four-CD box set.
Bob Mould, Workbook 25: Debut solo album from the Husker Du frontman is reissued on its 25th anniversary with the new track All Those People Know.
Mike Gordon, Overstep
Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans
Christina Perri, Head or Heart
Martina McBride, Everlasting
Imogen Heap, Sparks
The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits: The first album from the Brooklyn punk rock band.
The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream
Black Lips, Underneath the Rainbow