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We’re Cranking up Great New Sounds

By John Stewart, January 25, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John Stewart

At Whole Foods Market, our passion for providing you the freshest, highest quality foods is well known. And here’s something else we’re passionate about — music. Six new CDs have made it to our shelves and we can’t wait to tell you about them. Turn it up!

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

High Hopes

How can an album be retrospective and forward-looking at the same time? Take perennial favorites from Bruce’s live shows, add a few cover songs (some new, some familiar), fill out some well-known acoustic arrangements and give them all the full studio treatment. Bruce brings guitarist/producer Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine along for the ride to, as he puts it, “jolt these songs into the now.” The result is electrifying, anthemic, thought-provoking and haunting. Check out the video for the title track.

Beyoncé Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

The stealth-release in December of Beyoncé may have given some the idea her latest effort wasn’t worth much fanfare. Nothing could be further from the truth. Edgy, dark, funny and sexy, this mood-creating work signals a confident new path for an artist at the top of her game.

JENNIFER NETTLES          

JENNIFER NETTLES           That Girl

That Girl

Sugarland may be on hiatus, but the duo’s leading lady is on fire! The feisty single, “That Girl,” expresses surprising emotional depth with her trademark room-filling vocals and catchy hooks. This is her most personal album yet, featuring songwriting collaborations with Sara Bareilles, Butch Walker and Richard Marx.

Various Artists

Ellen’s I'm Gonna Make You Dance Jams

Ellen’s I'm Gonna Make You Dance Jams

Your favorite talk show host is ready to cut it up. Hand-picked by Ellen DeGeneres, this compilation features an eclectic selection of hits. From Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” to chart toppers like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop”, it’s fun, fresh and very Ellen! Dance with her in 2014!

DEAN MARTIN

DEAN MARTIN Icon

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Dean Martin’s easy-going style belied the true talent and passion that he brought to his music. On this collectible 2-disc set, 30 of his most memorable songs will give you a real sense of the scope of his vocal mastery, his playfulness and his unique romantic touch. Fall in love all over again.

Various Artists

Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording

Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording

With this release, the Coen Brothers have again created an instantly classic soundtrack. (Think O, Brother Where Art Thou?) Bringing together a remarkable group of talent, including Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands, this critically-acclaimed album perfectly captures the Greenwich Village music scene of the 60s. The previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan’s “Farewell” is reason enough to grab this CD.

And there you have it! Six new releases to get your new year on the right track. Tune in for more new music next month.

Which one will you pick up? Leave a comment below..

Category: Music