This Week’s New Releases: Alicia Keys, Green Day, And Neil Young and Crazy Horse

This will be our last new releases blog post of the year, so it’s a twofer, including this week and next’s new records.

Today we’ve got new music from Alicia Keys, who has dropped two versions of her new record; ‘Originals’ and ‘Unlocked’. Green Day have released a live LP that brings together the band’s sessions recorded for the BBC between 1994 and 2001, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out their long awaited new album ‘Barn’.

Head below for the remainder of 2021’s new releases. See you in 2022!

December 10

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – ‘B4 AVA’ (EP) (Atlantic/Highbridge The Label)

Alicia Keys – ‘KEYS’ (RCA)

The Band – ‘Cahoots – 50th Anniversary’ (UMC – Virgin International)

Fleet Foxes – ‘A Very Lonely Solstice’ (Anti)

Green Day – ‘The BBC Sessions (Live)’ (BBC/Reprise)

Juice WRLD – ‘Fighting Demons’ (Grade A Productions/Interscope)

Monsta X – ‘The Dreaming’ (Starship Entertainment/BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Barn’ (Reprise)

Nicholas Britell and various artists – ‘Don’t Look Up (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)’ (Maise Music/Republic/UMG)

Paul Weller, Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra – ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’ (Polydor)

Rick Ross – ‘Richer Than I Ever Been’ (Epic/Sony)

Tierra Whack -‘Pop?’ (EP) (Interscope)

December 17

The Communards – ‘Communards – 35th Anniversary’ (London)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams, Pt.2’ (EP) (BMG)

Roddy Ricch – ‘LIVE LIFE FAST’ (Atlantic)

Tierra Whack – ‘R&B?’ (EP) (Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Brandi Carlile, Ray BLK, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

What a week! Brandi Carlile has followed up 2019’s ‘By the Way, I Forgive You’, Ray BLK has dropped her debut LP, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have put out a collaborative album of Cole Porter covers. It will be the final studio recording from Bennett as the legendary 95-year-old vocalist revealed earlier in 2021 that he has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease.

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The Allergies – ‘Promised Land’ (Jalapeno)

Babymetal – ’10 Babymetal Budokan’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Black Sabbath – ‘Technical Ecstasy – 2021 Remaster’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Blood Youth – ‘Visions Of Another Hell’ (Rude Records)

Brandi Carlile – ‘In These Silent Days’ (Elektra)

Christine and the Queens – ‘Joseph’ (EP) (Because)

Everyone You Know – ‘Just For The Times’ (Sony)

Four Stroke Baron – ‘Classics’ (Prosthetic)

Gustaf – ‘Audio Drag For Ego Slobs’ (Royal Mountain)

Hans Zimmer – ‘No Time To Die – OST’ (Decca)

Headie One – ‘Too Loyal For My Own Good’ (Relentless/Sony)

The Kondoors – ‘Glorious’ (Fabyl)

Meek Mill – ‘Expensive Pain’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Ministry – ‘Moral Hygiene’ (Nuclear Blast)

Moist – ‘End Of The Ocean’ (Known Accomplice)

Neil Young – ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’ (Reprise)

Pond – ‘9’ (Spinning Top)

Ray BLK – ‘Access Denied’ (Island)

Roger Taylor – ‘Outsider’ (Nightjar/Universal)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Bond 25’ (Decca)

The Script – ‘Tales From The Script: Greatest Hits’ (Sony)

Shad – ‘TAO’ (Secret City)

The Specials – ‘Protest Songs 1924 – 2012’ (Island)

Sugababes – ‘One Touch (20th Anniversary Edition)’ (London)

They Fell From The Sky – ‘Decade’ (Say Something)

Tirzah – ‘Colourgrade’ (Domino)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – ‘Love For Sale’ (Columbia)

YES – ‘The Quest’ (InsideOut)

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This Week’s New Releases: Babymetal, Elbow And Kim Gordon

What a week! Babymetal have released their third album, Elbow have finally followed up 2017’s ‘Little Fictons’, and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon has put out her debut solo record.

Still want more? Head below.

Allah-Las – ‘Lahs’ (Mexican Summer)

Babymetal – ‘Metal Galaxy’ (EarMusic via Absolute)

Big Thief – ‘Two Hands’ (4AD)

Blut aus Nord – ‘Hallucinogen’ (Debemur Morti)

Bodega – ‘Shiny New Model’ (What’s Yr Rupture?)

The Body – ‘Remixed’ (Thrill Jockey)

Chris Farren – ‘Born Hot’ (Polyvinyl)

Cody Jinks – ‘After The Fire’ (Late August Records)

Comet Gain – ‘Fireraisers Forever’ (Tapete Records)

The Devil Wears Prada – ‘The Act’ (Tooth & Nail)

Elbow – ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ (Polydor)

Emptyset – ‘Blossoms’ (Thrill Jockey)

Fabienne Delsol – ‘Four’ (Damaged Goods)

Fantasia – ‘Sketchbook’ (BMG/ Rock Soul)

Grade 2 – ‘Graveyard Island’ (Hellcat)

The Hecks – ‘My Star’ (Trouble In Mind)

Katinka Kleijn / Bill MacKay – ‘STIR’ (Drag City)

Kelley Stoltz – ‘My Regime’ (Banana & Louie Records)

Kim Gordon – ‘No Home Record’ (Matador)

Lacuna Coil – ‘Black Anima’ (Century Media)

Lightning Bolt – ‘Sonic Citadel’ (Thrill Jockey)

The Lilac Time – ‘Return To Us’ (BMG (via Absolute))

Pizzagirl – ‘First Timer’ (Heist or Hit)

Petra Haden / Mark Kozelek – ‘Joey Always Smiled’ (Caldo Verde Records)

Richard Dawson – ‘2020’ (Domino)

Rocketship – ‘Thanks To You’ (Darla Distribution)

Simple Creatures – ‘Everything Opposite’ EP (BMG)

Starcrawler – ‘Devour You’ (Rough Trade)

Steve Miller Band – ‘Welcome To The Vault’ (UMC/Ume)

Suggested Friends – ‘Turtle Taxi’ (HHBTM)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Babymetal, The Last Shadow Puppets And Weezer

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What a week! We’ve got Babymetal putting out their sophomore album, the Last Shadow Puppets returning with their first LP together since 2008 and Weezer are racking up record #10 with their latest self-titled offering, which is also being referred to as ‘The White Album’.

There are a shedload of other albums out this week so make sure to cast your eye over our pick of the bunch below.

Babymetal – ‘Metal Resistance’ (EarMUSIC/Edel)

Bleached – ‘Welcome To The Worms’ (Dead Oceans)

Cheap Trick – ‘Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello’ (Big Machine)

Explosions In The Sky – ‘The Wilderness’ (Bella Union)

Frankie Cosmos – ‘Next Thing’ (Bayonet Records)

Lukas Graham- ‘Lukas Graham’ (Warner Brothers)

Moderat – ‘III’ (Monkeytown)

Mogwai – ‘Atomic’ (Rock Action)

Pet Shop Boys – ‘Super’ (X2)

Tacocat – ‘Lost Time’ (Hardly Art)

The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (Domino)

Three Trapped Tigers – ‘Silent Earthling’ (Superball)

Yeasayer – ‘Amen & Goodbye’ (Mute)

Weezer – ‘The White Album’ (Atlantic)

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Kevin Hart Remains At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Kevin Hart has topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second consecutive week.  However, previous #1 spot holders Stereophonics are creeping their way back up the chart, rising from #9 to #5 this week. Following suit are One Direction who have jumped from #14 to a very impressive #2 position.

We have also seen some acts return to the chart, including James BayFall Out Boy and Disney On Ice. However, we do have to say goodbye to The LibertinesDavid GilmourOliver HeldensJess GlynneFifth HarmonyBabymetalMOBO AwardsFoo Fighters and Kodaline, who have all left the chart this week.

Big shout out to Frankie Boyle, who was the only one of the five new tours mentioned last week to make it into the top 20.

This week we have a lot of big tours going on sale, including MuseLeona LewisJess GlynneLittle Mix and Hurts. Make sure to check back next week to see if they break into the chart.

1. Kevin Hart
2. One Direction
3. U2
4. Mumford And Sons
5. Stereophonics
6. Michael McIntyre
7. Kevin Bridges
8. James Bay
9. Hozier
10. Disney On Ice
11. Fall Out Boy
12. Catfish And The Bottlemen
13. Bring Me The Horizon
14. Dynamo
15. Runrig
16. Years and Years
17. Twenty One Pilots
18. Florence And The Machine
19. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
20. Frankie Boyle

 On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Muse

2. Leona Lewis

3. Jess Glynne

4. Little Mix

5. Hurts

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Comedian Kevin Hart Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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On his first week in the chart Kevin Hart has taken the #1 spot from Stereophonics, who have dropped to #8. Also doing well in their first week are Hozier, Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines, who have come in at #3, #4 and #7, respectively.

However, sadly we bid adieu to The CourteenersReading Festival, Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions), WWE NXTJames BayFall Out BoyThe 1975Years and YearsDisney On IceBBC Radio 2 Live and Foals, who have all left the top 20.

However, we give a very warm welcome to chart newbies RunrigOliver HeldensFifth HarmonyMOBO Awards and Babymetal.

3. Hozier
5. U2

On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Tom Jones

2. Tame Impala

3. Suede

4. The Maccabees

5. Frankie Boyle

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