November 23, 2016 previews... 6 of December's Best Albums
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 23/11/2016

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 6 of December's Best Albums

December’s releases are a little more limited, but there are still six albums well worth  your time...

You can pre-order each of them by clicking on the relevant buy button...

Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

Out December 2nd

The iconic rockers return next month with a brand new LP, an album which consists of 12 covers of classic blues tracks, including cuts from Memphis Slim, Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Johnson.

The album is the 23rd studio LP of the band's career and their first since 2005's A Bigger Bang. It has been produced by Don Was, best known for his work with Bob Seger and Bob Dylan.

Peace Trail

Neil Young - Peace Trail

Out December 9th

The Canadian firebrand returns with his 37th studio album, an LP which was recorded at Rick Rubin's Shangri La Studios and was produced by Young along with John Hanlon.

Unlike previous LP The Monsanto Years, which was recorded with backing band The Promise Of The Real, this new LP features only sessions musicians Jim Keltner and Paul Bushnell. It is expected to be a largely acoustic record.

Hamburg Demonstrations

Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations

Out December 2nd

The Libertines and Babyshambles man unveils his second solo album, an LP recorded over six months in Hamburg with producer Johann Scheerer.

Darkness and Light

John Legend - Darkness And Light

Out December 2nd

The R&B superstar unveils his fifth studio album, which features hit single ‘Love Me Now’. The LP features collaborations with Miguel, Chance The Rapper and Brittany Howard.

Caught in Still Life

Vaults - Caught In Still Life

Out December 2nd

The hotly-tipped electronic trio, whose cover of Randy Newman's 'One Day I'll Fly Away' soundtracks this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, unveil their debut album next month. 

Awaken, My Love!

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!

Out December 2nd

Before he begins work on the new Star Wars spin-off, Donald Glover unveils his third LP under his Childish Gambino moniker, this one recorded with Swedish producer Ludwig Göransson and featuring single 'Me And Your Mama'.