Whatever you had on your 2023 ‘New Music Bingo’ card (New Rolling Stones? New Beatles?!), you might as well tear your expectations to shreds. A year after her well-deserved (though somewhat reluctant) induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, country treasure Dolly Parton embraces a glamorous and playful persona on Rockstar. For New Blue Sun, his official solo debut, OutKast’s André 3000 eschews spitfire bars in favor of exploratory flute-based instrumentals; Philadelphians may recall spotting André improvising around town while filming Dispatches from Elsewhere in 2019. Texas choral rock collective The Polyphonic Spree arrives with Salvage Enterprise, their first collection of new originals in nearly a decade. British ska-pop lifers Madness pair their signature nuttiness with a narration by actor Martin Freeman on their showy 13th album, Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie.

Reflecting on the music of his own childhood, Carolina Chocolate Drops member Luther Dickinson offers homespun fun on Magic Music for Family Folk. Indie Rock Hit Parade session veterans (and Low Cut Connie collaborators) SUSU shake the rafters on their long-awaited debut, Call Susie. Following four decades of bouncy hits with Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure, Vince Clarke makes his stately solo debut with Sound of Silence, a suite of haunting instrumentals. An offshoot of his long-running project, The Music Tapes, Julian Koster’s Orbiting Human Circus packs whimsical charm into adaptations of Berlin and Gershwin on Quartet Plus Two. Continuing her celebration of ‘70s rock and pop icons, Juliana Hatfield follows previous tributes to The Police and Olivia Newton-John with Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO.

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Dolly PartonRockstar
CHECK OUT: “Let it Be (feat. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr)” “World on Fire”

André 3000New Blue Sun
CHECK OUT: “I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a ‘Rap’ Album But This is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time” “Ants to You, Gods to Who ?”

The Polyphonic SpreeSalvage Enterprise
CHECK OUT: “Section 44 (Galloping Seas)” “Section 48 (Shadows on the Hillside)”

MadnessTheatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie
CHECK OUT: “If I Go Mad” “C’est La Vie”

Luther DickinsonMagic Music for Family Folk
CHECK OUT: “Are You Sure” “Beulah Land (feat. Allison Russell)”

SUSUCall Susie
CHECK OUT: “Mine” “Dark Angel”

Vince ClarkeSound of Silence
CHECK OUT: “White Rabbit” “The Lamentations of Jeremiah”

Orbiting Human CircusQuartet Plus Two
CHECK OUT: “I Cover the Waterfront” “How Long Has This Been Going On?”

Juliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield Sings ELO
CHECK OUT: “Don’t Bring Me Down” “Telephone Line”

Airto Moreira and Flora PurimA Celebration: 60 Years – Sounds, Dreams & Other StoriesAli Sethi + Nicholas JaarIntiha, Bob DylanThe Complete Budokan 1978, Bryan FerryMamouna (Reissue), Daft PunkRandom Access Memories (Drumless Edition), Daniel BachmanWhen the Roses Come Again, DeafheavenSunbather (10th Anniversary Remix/Remaster), Emeli SandéHow Were We to Know, Fred SchneiderDestination… Christmas! (Reissue), Goo Goo DoolsIt’s Christmas All Over (Again) (Deluxe Edition), halfnoiseCity Talk, HRLet Luv Lead (The Way), Iron & WineWho Can See Forever, JewelSpirit (25th Anniversary Edition), Josh GrobanCloser (20th Anniversary Edition), Julie ByrneJulie Byrne with Laugh Cry Laugh EP, The KinksThe Journey – Part 2, Kishi BashiMusic from the Song Film: Omoiyari, Kurt VileBack to Moon Beach EP, MJ LendermanAnd the Wind (Live and Loose!), Mo TroperTroper Sings Brion, MUSEAbsolution XX, Neil HamburgerSeason Depression Suite, Nicki MinajPink Friday 2, Olivia Newton-JohnTotally Hot (Reissue), Pearl JamVs. (30th Anniversary Edition), Rosanne CashThe Wheel (30th Anniversary Edition), Smoke FairiesCarried in Sound, SoarsRepeater, Speedy OrtizMajor Arcana (10th Anniversary Edition), Thin LizzyVagabonds of the Western World (50th Anniversary Edition), TV Erasedif you get, I want, Unknown Mortal OrchestraII (10th Anniversary Edition), Water from Your EyesCrushed by Everyone (Remixes), Various Artists – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Music From & Inspired By)