I am aware that you look to me as a cultural gatekeeper, trusting me to let you know about all the awesome stuff that happens in the arts.
(I almost got through typing that without smiling, and laughing internally, pleased with how funny I find myself.) (I used the word "myself" twice in one sentence. Lame.) (I edited that out so you now don't know what I'm referring to, but trust me, it was awful.)
So, here are some great new albums that have been released recently:
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
Scale the Summit - V
Tesseract - Polaris
Meg Myers - Sorry
Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle
All of these are excellent, and I feel comfortable directing you to spend your hard earned money on them.