The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second album of the year tops this week’s music releases

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Red Hot Chili Peppers release their second album of the year, part of a new week of music releases that includes new tracks from Todd Rundgren, Lil Baby and Brian Eno and an all-star tribute to Leonard Cohen (all subject to change)…

Album of the week: After taking six years between their last two albums, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have now taken six months between their last pair. After topping the Billboard 200 with “Unlimited Love” in April, the quartet brings “Return of the Dream Canteen” (Warner), recorded during the same sessions with producer Rick Rubin. Drummer Chad Smith tells us the Chili Peppers “just wrote a bunch of music and wrote and wrote with no time constraints and ended up recording all of these songs. We just felt like we had too many great songs to not. not release another record. It’s not like a B-side record or anything. It all felt right and right. Smith adds that the Chili Peppers even recognized those 17 tracks as an album before the band did. collects ‘Unlimited Love.'” We thought, ‘These (songs) go together here and these go together there and, look, we have two things, both great.

Title of the album of the week: The 1975, “Being Funny in a Foreign Language” (Dirty Hit/Interscope)

Did you know ? : After initially shortening his performer name from Matt Pond PA to Matt Pond, the New York indie rocker has adopted another moniker, the Natural Lines, for a new EP “First Five” (Bella Union).

New and remarkable:

Alter Bridge, “Pawns & Kings” (Napalm)

Blue October, “Spinning the Truth Around, Part 1” (High/Low, Brando)

The Claudettes, “The Claudettes are coming out!” (Forty below)

Brian Eno, “FOREVER AND ALWAYS” (Verve)

The Lightning Seeds, “See you in the stars” (BMG)

Lil Baby, “It’s Only Me” (Motown)

Todd Rundgren, “Space Force” (Cleopatra)

Tee Grizzley, “Trench Chapters” (300 Entertainment)

Various Artists, “Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen” (Blue Note)

We came as Romans, “Darkbloom” (SharpTone)

Hot New Singles: Gracie Abrams, “Hard”; All Time Low, “Sleepwalking”; Almost Monday, “Cough Drops”; Anti-Flag, “Modern Meta Medicine” with Jesse Leach; Kenzo B, “The Facts” with Young Devyn; Backseat Lovers, “Slow Down”; Rayland Baxter, “Rubberband Man”; The Beaches, “My People”; Eliza Bennett, “Visit Me in Georgia”; blink-182, “Border;” Cat Burns, “People Pleaser” and “Sleep at Night”; Max Drazen, “Blurred Images”; Fever Ray, “What They Call Us”; Gryffin, “Scandalous” with Tinashe; Rebecca Jade, “A Shade of Jade”; Carly Rae Jepsen, “The Loneliest Time” with Rufus Wainwright; Kathleen, “Beautiful Waters”; Maneskin, “The Loneliest”; Cass McCombs and Weak Signal, “Vacation From Thought”; Mac Miller and Robert Glasper, “Therapy Pt. 2;” Justin Moore and Priscilla Block, “You, Me, and Whiskey”; The 80s, “No King”; Maise Peters, “Not Another Rockstar”; Sault, ” Angel”; Jake Scott, “Good Day”; Stryper, “Same Old Story”;

Also released:

Alvvays, “Blue Rev” (Polyvinyl)

Ashe, “Rae” (mom + pop music)

Astra, “Air” (self-published)

Ava Max, “Diamond & Dancefloors” (Atlantic)

Baekho, “Absolute Zero” (Piedis Entertainment)

Eszter Balint, “I Hate Memory!” (red herring)

Batida, “Neon Colonialismo” (piled records)

Betty Boo, “Boomerang” (self-produced)

Mykki Blanco, “Stay Close to the Music” (Transgressive)

Big Big Train, “Shall Not Fade — Live at Lorely” (English electric recordings)

The Great Moon, “Here Is Everything” (Fiction)

Blond in Car, “What Anyone Would Do” (self-published)

Cory Branan, “When I Leave, I’m a Ghost” (Blue Elan)

Bill Callahan, “YTIJAER” (Drag City)

Catalyst, “A different painting for a new world” (Non Serviam)

Lee Chae-yeon, “Hush Rush” (Kakaoents)

Steven Curtis Chapman, “Still” (Provident Music Group)

Callista Clark, “Real to Me: The Way I Feel” (Big Machine)

Louis Cole, “Quality over Opinion” (Brainfeeder)

Daeva, “Through Sheer Will and Dark Magic” (20 Buck Spin)

Zella Day, “Sunday in Paradise” (Concord)

Charlotte Dos Santos, “Morfo” (Because the music)

Carla dal Forno, “Come Around” (Kallista)

Daeva, “Through sheer willpower and dark magic…” (20 Buck Spin)

“Tejano Weekend Vol. by David Beck. II” (self-published)

Dead Poet Society, “-I-: Deluxe Edition” (Spinefarm)

Alela Diane, “Looking Glass” (Soundly Music)

Dreamcatcher, “Apocalypse” (Dreamcatcher Music Company/Sony)

Eleine, “Acoustic in Hell” (Atomic Fire)

Evership, “The Uncrowned King – Act 2” (Atkinsongs Productions)

Logan Farmer, “A Mold for the Bell” (Western vinyl)

Flevans, “I Got Soul/Allez-y” (Jalapeno)

AO Gerber, “Meet Me at the Gloaming” (Father/Daughter)

Gift, “Momentary Presence” (Dedstrange)

Tabi Haly, “Stance” (self-produced)

Jonny Hawkins, “Spirits” (Best Sound)

The Higher, “Elvis in Wonderland” (Secret Friends Music Group)

Isokratisses, “Cry With Tears: Greek-Albamanian Songs of Many Voices” (third man)

Israel and New Breed, “Worship Anywhere” (District 11 Entertainment)

“John Sinclair Presents the Detroit Artists’ Studio” (Strut)

Noah Kahan, “Stick Season” (Mercury/Republic)

Kep1er, “Dépanneur” (Dreamus)

Killer Kings, “Burn for Love” (Borders)

Kodaline, “Our Roots Run Deep” (Fantasy/Concord)

LA Salami, “Ottoline” (Sunday’s Best)

Lacuna Coil, “Comalies XX” (Century Media)

The Lightning Seeds, “See you in the stars” (BMG)

David London, “Door One” (English Electric Recordings) posthumous

Lorna Shore, “The Pain Remains” (Century Media)

Mamamoo, “Mic On” (RBW Entertainment)

Brad Marino, “Basement Beat” (rum bar)

Austin Meade, “Abstract Thoughts from an Unstable Mind” (Snakefarm)

MIA, “Mata” (island)

Nothing more, “Spirits” (Better Noise Music)

Ocean Alley, “Low Altitude Living” (self-produced)

Orianthi, “Rock Candy” (Borders)

Palm Tree, “Gashes and Abrasions” (Saddle Creek)

Perfect Plan, “Prepare for Impact” (Frontiers)

Piper Street Sound, “Hulusi” (self-produced)

Plains, “I walked with you a path” (Anti-)

POD, “When angels and serpents dance” (mascot)

Poster Paintings, “Poster Pains” (Ernest Jenning Record Co./Olive Grove)

Diana Parker Powell, “The Going Woman” (Pleasure Loves Company)

Press Club, “Endless Motion” (Inertia Music)

Pup, “Pup unfolds in front of everyone they know” (Little Dipper/Rise)

PVA, “Blush” (Ninja Tune)

Rhythm of Fear, “Fatal Horizons” (MNRK)

Ripped To Shreds, “Jubian” (Relapse)

Jan Rivera, “Existential Paranoia” (self-produced)

LA Salami, “Ottoline” (Best Sunday Recordings)

Charlotte Dos Santos, “Morfo” (Because the music)

Shaboozey, “Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die” (Empire)

Skid Row, “The Gang Is Here” (earMUSIC)

Skullcrusher, “Quiet the Room” (secretly Canadian)

Sleeping with Sirens, “Complete Collapse” (Sumerian)

Sparta, “Sparta” (Dinner alone)

Jeremy Squires, “Hymnal” (BlackBird)

Stormruler, “Sacred Rites and Black Magic” (Napalm)

Surprise Chef, “Education and Recreation” (Big Crown)

Titus, “Cursed If I Do” (Soundcloud)

Tove Lo, “Dirt Woman” (Pretty Swede/mytheory)

Tuomo & Markus, “Game Changer” (Schoolkids/Redeye)

TwinToes, “Long Story Short” (Captain)

Kim Waters, “That Special Touch” (Shanachie)

Betty Who, “BIG!” (BMG)

Wild Rose, “ILSYM” (Royal Mountain)

Savagery, “Resurrection” (Frontiers)

Zella Day, “Sunday in Paradise” (Concord)

Bailey Zimmerman, “Leave the Light On” (Warner Music Nashville)

From the vaults:

David Bowie, “Heroes” and “Live in Berlin (1978)” (Parlophone)

Jake Bugg, “Jake Bugg: 10th Anniversary Edition” (Mercury/UMe)

Chaos Rising, “The Singles”

Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums” (Columbia/Legacy)

Duran Duran, “Medazzaland (25th Anniversary Edition)” (Modern Band/BMG)

Lacuna Coil, “Comalies XX” (Century Media)

Roy Orbison, “King of Hearts: 30th Anniversary Edition” (Roy’s Boys/Legacy)

Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners” (Too-Rye-Ay, as it should have sounded” (Mercury/UMe)

Patrice Rushen, “Feels So Real: The Complete Elektra Recordings 1978-1984” (Strut)

Shakin’ Stevens, “Merry Christmas Everyone” (BMG)

Dean Torrence & Friends, “The Teammates: Twenty Years of Music 1965-1985” (Omnivore)

The Tragically Hip, “Fully Completely” (UMe)

Various Artists, “NOW That’s What I Call 90s: Dancefloor” (Sony Music/EMI)

Paul Weller, “Modern Classics” (island)

Frank Zappa, “Zappa ’75/Zagreb/Ljubljana” (Zappa/UMe)

New holiday albums:

Backstreet Boys, “A Very Backstreet Christmas” (BMG)

Vince Guaraldi Trio, “A Charlie Brown Christmas (Super Deluxe Edition)” (Craft Recordings/Concord)

Chris Isaak, “Everybody Knows It’s Christmas” (Sunday)

Reba McEntire, “Reba: The Ultimate Christmas Collection” (Rockin’ R/UMG)

Dolly Parton, “A Holly Dolly Christmas (Ultimate Deluxe Edition)” (Butterfly/Warner)

Soundtracks:

“Halloween Ends” (Sacred Bones)