Beyonce Drops Surprise Visual Album, New Tracks From B.o.B, and Anchorman 2 Soundtrack: New Music Releases!

​This week's new album releases are full of holiday surprises! From that visual album everyone freaked out about to the soundtrack for a hotly-anticipated sequel, our pals at AllMusic have you covered.

Some things music lovers might find in their stockings this year? Beyonce's fifth studio album, released in the middle of the night with no fanfare, is certainly an option, although so many people bought it for themselves already that it's rumored to hit #1 on the Billboard Music Charts. With tracks featuring such high-profile guest artists as Drake and Frank Ocean, we're still amazed by how she kept this one a secret.

Atlanta rapper B.o.B. released his third album, Underground Luxury, which features some sweet guest appearances of its own, including 2 Chainz and TI, all ready to jump into an awaiting gift bag.

For the friend of eclectic taste, however, there's always the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues soundtrack, which features yacht rock staples as well as some choice cuts from the film. It's worth it if only for Will Ferrell (as his character Ron Burgundy) and Robin Thicke's cover of the 1980s hit "Ride Like the Wind" by Christopher Cross. Goes down smooth like a scotch in your belly!

What albums have you scooped up already? Let us know your top picks in the comments!

12.17.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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