New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, July 27

(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)

*Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare Listen to A7X's new album and check out videos here.

*Charlotte, Medusa Groove Charlotte, according to, was an '80s hair metal band that "didn't get their due." Read the 8 out of 10 flying V review at the link above.

*Dru Hill, Indrupendence Day Melody Charles wrote in her review, "Even if some of the tracks range from frivolous to feather-weight and employ waaaay too much auto-tune ("Can't Stop" is mind-numbingly dull and "Rule the World" is a remake of the Tears For Fears 1980's smash that's a dubious inclusion at best and just plain lazy at worst), InDRUpendence Day puts this quartet back in the spotlight and, for their ride-or-die fans, rewards their patience with a solid release as they capitalize on a glorious past while rebuilding their musical futures."

click to enlarge Fat Joe's Dark Side
Fat Joe's Dark Side

*Fat Joe, Dark Side Listen to tracks from Dark Side on Fat Joe's Myspace page.

*Tom Jones, Praise & Blame 70 year old Sir Thomas John Woodward (a.k.a Tom Jones) will release his newest effort today. Listen to Praise & Blame in full via his official site.

*Lachi, Lachi Lachi is four piece group, fronted by its namesake. Listen to five tracks from the debut, self-titled album here.

click to enlarge Menomena's Mines
Menomena's Mines

*Menomena, Mines Pitchfork gave Mines an 8.2 rating, saying, "One of the things that makes Menomena such a consistently great band on record is that, regardless of how they're arranging their sounds, they know how to balance them in a mix so that the listener can feel the spatial relationships between them. There's a lot of room for your ear to roam on Mines, and it reveals itself over the course of a few listens as a very satisfying album worth exploring and revisiting." Listen to Mines in its entirety via NPR.

click to enlarge These Magnificent Miles
These Magnificent Miles

*Red Wanting Blue, These Magnificent Miles Check out the new album in its entirety via the Red Wanting Blue Web site.

*RPA & United Nations Of Sound, United Nations Of Sound RPA & United Nations of Sound is fronted by Richard Ashcroft, formerly of the Verve. Watch the video for the first single below.

*RPA & United Nations of Sound - "Are You Ready?" video

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