It is an eclectic week of artists this week, plus some good ideas for stocking stuffers for the music lover on your list.

1.) Lady Gaga: "ARTPOP" (guests: R. Kelly, T.I., Too $hort, Twista) She continues to shock the world with her eclectic outfits, but her music remains true to form. I am glad she seems to have gone back to her earlier sound and shows off some of her vocal chops. Check out the video below for her collaboration with R.Kelly.

2.) deadmau5, et al : "We Are Friends. Vol 2 [MP3]" (new music from deadmau5 and a hand-picked selection of his label's artists): This latest compilation is a platform for Deadmau5 to highlight some of his new music plus gives a push for some of his favorite up and coming artists.

3.) Erasure : "Snow Globe" (a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics) The best of both worlds with some classic songs and holiday classics!

Other music out this week:

-Counting Crows: "Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow" (live album)

-Glee Cast :"Applause," "Marry the Night" (feat. Adam Lambert), "Roar" (feat. Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert), "Wide Awake"

-Various artists: "NOW That's What I Call Music! 48″ (20 songs)