This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna And Kate Tempest

This week is all about quality, not quantity. The number of new releases may be few, but they are mighty. The Boss has put out an album inspired by Southern California pop records of the late 1960s and early ’70s, the Queen Of Pop has introduced us to the enigmatic Madame X, and Kate Tempest has treated us to album number four.

If that’s not enough, head below for more new music.

Alle Farben – ‘Sticker On My Suitcase’ (Sony)

Baroness – ‘Gold & Grey’ (Abraxan Hymns/ADA)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – ‘Servants Of The Sun’ (Silver Arrow Records)

Iron & Wine and Calexico – ‘Years To Burn’ (City Slang)

Kate Tempest – ‘The Book Of Traps And Lessons’ (Republic Records)

The LaFontaines – ‘Junior’ (So/Silva Screen)

Madonna – ‘Madame X’ (Interscope)

Mattiel – ‘Satis Factory’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Black Star Dancing’ EP (Sour Mash Records)

Pinky Pinky – ‘Turkey Dinner’ (Innovative Leisure)

Renee Fleming – ‘Lieder’ (Decca Classic)

Thrice – ‘Deeper Wells’ EP (Epitaph)

Underworld – ‘Drift – Ep.4 – Pt.4 – Doris’

X Ambassadors – ‘ORION’ (Kid Ina Korner/Interscope)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Zayn And Evanescence

Due to some gremlins in the office we had to skip last week’s post, did you miss us? Well, fear not as we’re back on form and have some lovely new releases for you. As Christmas edges ever closer they are getting a bit thin on the ground, but what this week lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in, you guessed it, quality.

The Boss has released the soundtrack to his long-running Broadway show, former One Direction member Zayn Malik has finally put out his second solo album and Evanescence have shared their latest live LP. If you still need more then head below.

New album releases are looking quiet over the next couple of weeks so we’ll say Merry Christmas and goodbye for 2018. We’ll check back in with you at the start of the new year!

Beatenberg – ’12 Views of Beatenberg’ (Island)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ (Columbia)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Take 2’ EP (Because Music)

Evanescence – ‘Synthesis Live’ (Sony)

Kirsty Bertarelli – ‘Sweet Summer Rain’ (KB Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse (OST)’ (Island)

Various Artists – ‘Vox Lux (OST)’ (Three Six Zero Recordings/Columbia Records)

Vic Mensa – ‘Hooligans’ EP (Roc Nation)

Zayn – ‘Icarus Falls’ (RCA)

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

On June 4, 1984 Bruce Springsteen released ‘Born In The U.S.A.’, which gave him his first UK #1 album.

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Scores First UK #1 Album With ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

On February 16, 1985 Bruce Springsteen scored his first UK #1 album when ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ reached the top of the charts.

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J’

On January 5, 1973 Bruce Springsteen released his debut studio album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J’.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To The Boss!

On September 23, 1949 American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, was born. Happy birthday Bruce!

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

On June 4, 1984 Bruce Springsteen released ‘Born In The U.S.A.’, which gave him his first UK #1 album.

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Scores First UK #1 Album With ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

On February 16, 1985 Bruce Springsteen scored his first UK #1 album when ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ reached the top of the charts.

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Bruce Springsteen Is Christmas #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart Of 2016

Merry Christmas everyone! Now, take a sip of that bucks fizz, pop on those new slippers you’ve been given and settle in for the top 10 of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart of 2016.  With a year of relentless touring under his belt, following the release of ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ last December, Bruce Springsteen has taken the top spot from last year’s chart queen Adele, who this year is sitting pretty in second place. But not content with a year full of shows, being awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last month and releasing his autobiography, Born To Run, in September, he will hit the road again with the E Street Band in 2017 for a run of Australian dates during January and February.

Amazingly Coldplay find themselves in exactly the same position they were in on last year’s chart, #3, though this time they are sharing the top five with cockney comedian Micky Flanagan and Canadian rapper Drake, whose fourth album, ‘Views’, reached #1 on the UK album chart this spring. Having announced the end of his retirement and live return earlier this year Phil Collins finds himself at #6 on the chart, followed by pop superstar Justin Bieber, who next summer will play three huge UK and Ireland shows.

Reunited rock legends Guns N Roses are at #8, having recently announced three UK shows as part of the European leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour. Following closely behind them are Take That, who will support their forthcoming new album, ‘Wonderland’, with a spring UK arena tour, which will include six nights at the O2 in London. Taking up the final space on the top 10 of the chart is Beyoncé, who led the recent Grammy nominations for her album ‘Lemonade’.

So, as the countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart draws to a close, if you missed them, check out Parts OneTwoThree and Four.

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This Week’s New Releases: The Boss, Hamilton + Rostam And Loads More

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Hi folks.

It’s Friday, which means you’re in the market for some records to soundtrack the two tolerable days of each week. Head below to check out the list of new stuff, where you’ll find a young Springsteen against whom to measure your meagre achievements, an indie pairing to savour, a couple of albums that elude the sophomore slump in style and a new one from Every Time I Die that’ll cave your skull in. Grand.

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Chapter And Verse’
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’
Beach Slang – ‘A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings’
Every Time I Die – ‘Low Teens’
Billie Marten – ‘Writing of Blues and Yellows’
Boxed In – ‘Melt’
Devendra Banhart – ‘Ape In Pink Marble’
Flock Of Dimes – ‘If You See Me, Say Yes’
How to Dress Well – ‘Care’
LVL UP – ‘Return To Love’
Merchandise – ‘A Corpse Wired For Sound’
Passenger – ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’

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