New music releases out this Tuesday, November 2: Brian Eno, Good Charlotte, Violens, Elvis Costello, Mariah Carey, N.E.R.D., Matt and Kim, Neil Diamond, and more (with audio & video)

Chord, Progression (Important Records)

The Chicago-based "powerambient" quintet features members of Pelican; actual release date November 5...

[image-1], National Ransom (Hear)

Dark Party, Light Years (Old Tacoma/1320)

Devin The Dude, Gotta Be Me (Real Talk)

Neil Diamond, Dreams (Columbia)

On Dreams, the artist also known as the "Jewish Elvis" offers his own trademark musical interpretation a selection of his all-time favorite rock songs by The Beatles ("Blackbird," "Yesterday"), The Eagles ("Desperado"), Randy Newman ("Losing You"), Leonard Cohen ("Hallelujah") and several others.

Brian Eno, Small Craft On a Milk Sea (Warp)

Here's what Brian Eno had to say about his new album: ''The work in this collection is a result of an occasional collaboration between myself, Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins. The two of them are gifted young player/composers whose work, like mine, is intimately connected to the possibilities and freedoms of electronic music. Over the last few years we've worked together several times, enjoying exploring the huge new sonic territories now available to musicians. Mostly the pieces on this album resulted not from 'composition' in the classical sense, but from improvisation. The improvisations are not attempts to end up with a song, but rather with a landscape, a feeling of a place and perhaps the suggestion of an event. In a sense they deliberately lack 'personality': there is no singer, no narrator, no guide as to what you ought to be feeling. If these pieces had been used in films, the film would complete the picture. As they stand, they are the mirror-image of silent movies - sound-only movies.'' Check out the electro noise track, "Horse," below.

[image-2]Escape the Fate, Escape the Fate (Epitaph Records / DGC / Interscope)

Good Charlotte, Cardiology (Capitol)

Huey Lewis & The News, Soulsville (W.O.W.)

Lucinda Black Bear, Knives (Eastern Spurs)

Matt And Kim, Sidewalks (Fader)

Mini Mansions, Mini Mansions (Ipecac)

N.E.R.D., Nothing (Interscope)

Brad Paisley, Hits Alive (Sony Nashville/Arista)

[image-3], Armando (Sony US Latin)

Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection (Shout! Factory)

A 7-DVD box set featuring more than 14 hours of television and concert performances from the ’50s through the ’80s, including four previously unreleased specials, a box-set exclusive compilation of vintage performances, and a 44-page book featuring rare photographs and notes by Sinatra scholar Bill Zehme.

Elliott Smith, Introduction to Elliott Smith (Kill Rock Stars)

Fourteen tracks compiled from all seven of Smith's studio albums.

[image-4], Kokning (Smalltown Supersound)

Violens, Amoral (Friendly Fire/ Static Recital)

Various Artists, Blow Your Head Volume 1 – Diplo Presents Dubstep (Mad Decent)

Wings, Band on the Run Remastered (Hear)

A re-mastered re-issue of Paul McCartney's most focused and consistent record with his post-Beatles band. The three-disc (2CD, 1 DVD) Special Edition includes nine bonus audio tracks, rare footage of the McCartneys in Lagos and a behind-the-scenes look at the famous album cover shoot, original Band on the Run promotional video clips, and more.

On Dreams, Neil Diamond performs a selection of his all time favorite songs of the rock era. Neil pays homage to some of the world's greatest songs and songwriters. Dreams includes works originally recorded by such legendary artists as The Beatles, The Eagles, Randy Newman, Bill Withers, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen and more. On Dreams, Neil interprets the songs in a very personal way.  Across a musical career spanning nearly five decades, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 Million albums worldwide, with his last studio album Home Before Dark debuting at # 1 in the US and abroad. His most current release, Hot August Night NYC DVD, is already certified double platinum. Neil has a remarkable track record of 16 Top Ten albums, and 37 Top Ten singles, plus a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, and Neil was named 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year.

More new music out today! Yay! Here’s a breakdown of the ones you might want to know about. To see last week’s releases (out Oct. 26), click here; for releases out Oct 19,  click here.

, Return of the Century (Parasol)

7 Walkers, 7 Walkers (Response)

A new music collaboration featuring The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann with guitarist Papa Mali.

Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (Broken Bow)

Amtrac, Why? EP (Super Music Group)

Autumn Defense, Once Around (Yep Roc)

The side folk-pop project of Wilco members John Stirratt and Pat Sansone. Check out the first track, "Back of My Mind" below.

, Black Dub (Jive/R.E.D.)

Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas II You (Island)

Mimi releases her second album of Christmas tunes.

City Champs, The Set-Up (Electraphonic)

!!! (Chk Chk Chk), My Intentions Are Bass Remix EP (Warp)

It's another remix album! After the jump, check out the tongue-in-cheek video for "Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass," which comes complete with synchronized dancing, flowers, teleporting and some serious sexual innuendo; directed by Saman Keshavarz.

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