Get those headphones ready

Lindsay Lillig

This fall bodes very well for those craving fresh playlists. Over 50 artists have new albums set to release over the next two months, so come winter break, grab an oversized blanket and an extra-large hot chocolate and indulge in a music binge.

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This is the band’s eighth album and features eight songs which were all recorded in eight different cities. The album shares its name with an upcoming eight-episode HBO series about the history of American music directed by lead singer David Grohl.

“This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it,” Grohl said.

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Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward recorded this albumaccompanied by a live 20-piece orchestra. The album covers oldies from four of their previous albums.

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Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years was announced by front man David Gilmour’s wife via Twitter. She described it as a “swan song” for late keyboardist Richard White. Drummer Nick Mason described the album as ambient, instrumental music based on older sessions from 1993-94.

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Minaj already released two chart-ranking singles from the album.. “Anaconda” currently sits at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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For this album, Usher focused intently on creating music that would translate to the stage. Singles such as “Miracle” and “Missin U” allude to a whole new Usher sound.

“I felt re-engaged introducing myself to instruments again,” Usher said. “I’m picking up drumsticks and I got a bass guitar.”

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Harris’s single “Summer” claimed the top of the Billboard Hot 100 early this year. It was deemed a “seasonal anthem” in the electronic pop music circuit. His second single “Blame” is due to air anytime in the U.S. Hopefully the full album will follow shortly thereafter.

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For a full list of albums due this fall and in the New Year, check out www.billboard.com