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Leonard Cohen’s Thanks For the Dance Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The late Canadian icon's first posthumous release arrives Nov. 22.

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“Leonard Cohen has robbed death of the last word.” So says the press release announcing Thanks For the Dance, the late Canadian icon’s upcoming posthumous album. I can’t beat that line on a sleep-deprived Friday afternoon, so why even try? And here’s what else the press release had to say: “Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work.” Produced by Adam Cohen, who fleshed out his father’s remaining musical sketches and vocal tracks with assists from Damien Rice, Leslie Feist, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, The National’s Bryce Dessner, composer Dustin O’Halloran and more, the disc arrives Nov. 22, but you can listen to the first single The Goal above. That brings me to the point in the production where I remind you that Thanks For the Dance is just one of a slew of new releases unveiled today. As always, scroll down to read all the latest additions — including offerings from Lady Antebellum, DJ Shadow, Johnny Reid, Lee “Scratch” Perry and more — and then slide on over to the Upcoming Releases page to scan the entire fall roster. And that’s the last word on the subject. At least for today.


October 4

Sabrina Claudio | Truth Is

October 11

Bryce Dessner | Tenebre

October 18

Blood Eagle | To Ride in Blood & Bathe in Greed II
Diana Panton | A Cheerful Little Earful

October 25

Johnny Reid | My Kind of Christmas EP
Luka Šulić | The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi

November 1

Clouds Taste Satanic | Second Sight
Hunting | Whatever You Need
Eli Rose | Eli Rose
Underworld | Drift: Series 1
Woodhawk | Violent Nature

November 8

Aphrose | Element
Steve Forbert | Jackrabbit Slim 40th Anniversary
Great Lake Swimmers | The Waves, The Wake
Woolworm | Awe

November 15

Lady Antebellum | Ocean
DJ Shadow | Our Pathetic Age

November 22

Avatarium | The Fire I Long For
Big Band of Brothers | A Jazz Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band
Blood Eagle | To Ride in Blood & Bathe in Greed III
Leonard Cohen | Thanks For the Dance

December 6

Gentle Giant | Unburied Treasure
Lee “Scratch” Perry | Heavy Rain

January 10

Georgia | Seeking Thrills