This Week’s New Releases: SZA, Mount Westmore And Sam Ryder

This will be our last New Releases blog of the year, as after this week the new records are few and far between as everyone gears up for the festive season. But what a week to go out on.

SZA’s has finally followed up 2017’s ‘Ctrl’, Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder has dropped his debut album, and legendary West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort have released a debut album under their collective moniker, Mount Westmore.

Still want more? Sam Fender’s got a live LP out, Razorlight have shared a Best Of collection, and Gucci Mane has dropped the 80-song strong ‘So Icy Boyz: The Finale’. Fill your boots below.

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – ‘Me vs Myself’ (Atlantic/Highbridge The Label)

Alabama Shakes – ‘Boys & Girls (Deluxe)’ (Rough Trade)

Alexandre Desplat – ‘Gillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio – OST’ (Columbia)

Bree Runway – ‘Woah, What A Blur!’ (Universal/EMI)

††† (Crosses) – ‘PERMANENT.RADIANT’EP (Crosses/Warner)

Gucci Mane – ‘So Icy Boyz: The Finale’ (Global Music/Atlantic)

HRAEFN – ‘Call For Blood’ (self-released)

Idles – ‘Five Years Of Brutalism’ (Partisan)

Lionheart – ‘Welcome To The West Coast III’ (Arising Empire)

Mount Westmore (aka Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort) – ‘Snoop Cube 40 $hort’ (Mount Westmore, LLC/MNRK Music Group)

Razorlight – ‘Razorwhat? The Best Of Razorlight’ (EMI)

Roger Waters – ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ EP (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music)

Sam Fender – ‘Seventeen Going Under – LIVE’ (Polydor)

Sam Ryder – ‘There’s Nothing But Space, Man!’ (Parlophone/Bizwash)

Sleeping Dogs – ‘Beware’ EP (Crass)

SZA – ‘SOS’ (Top Dawg/RCA)

Tommy Decarlo – ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ (Frontiers)

Toyah – ‘Four More From Toyah’ (Cherry Red)

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This Week’s New Releases: H.E.R., Mykki Blanco And Joan Armatrading

This week is busy, busy, busy! The debut album from H.E.R. has finally arrived, while Mykki Blanco has put out their second and Joan Armatrading has followed up 2018’s ‘Not Too Far Away’.

Head south for some more new releases.

Angelique Kidjo – ‘Mother Nature’ (Decca Records France)

Bellowhead – ‘Reassembled’ (Hudson Records)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – ‘To Carry A Whale’ (Dirty Hit)

Berwyn – ‘Tape 2/Fomalhaut’ (Sony Music Entertainment UK)

Colin Macleod – ‘Hold Fast’ (So/Silva Screen)

Crowne – ‘Kings In The North’ (Frontiers Records)

Dead Slow Hoot – ‘A Kinder Kind’ EP (Philophobia)

Deap Vally – ‘American Cockroach’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Eloise – ‘Somewhere In-Between’ (AWAL)

Fear Factory – ‘Aggression Continuum’ (Nuclear Blast)

Gary Kemp – ‘INSOLO’ (Sony)

GoldLink – ‘HARAM!’ (Squaash Club/RCA/Black Butter Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Ice Daddy’ (Atlantic)

Helloween – ‘Helloween’ – (Nuclear Blast)

H.E.R. – ‘Back Of My Mind’ (RCA)

The Interrupters – ‘Live In Tokyo’ (Hellcat)

Joan Armatrading – ‘Consequences’ (BMG)

Kings Of Convenience – ‘Peace Or Love’ (EMI)

The Lounge Society – ‘Silk For The Starving’ EP (Speedy Wunderground)

Muse – ‘Origin Of Symetry (XX Anniv. RemiXX)’ (Warner)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Pendulum – ‘Elemental’ EP (Earstorm)

Rebecca Black – ‘Rebecca Black Was Here’ (Self Release)

Shungudzo – ‘I’m Not A Mother. But I Have Children’ (BMG)

Tigercub – ‘As Blue As Indigo’ (Blame)

Various Artists – ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’ (Loma Vista Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga’ (Universal/Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Foals, Jimmy Eat World And Battles

Things are not slowing down this week. Foals have released their second album of the year, Jimmy Eat World have put out their tenth LP, and Battles are back with their first full-length in four years.

Head below for the rest of today’s new releases, including Refused, Alter Bridge, Kash Doll, Rob Halford, Common Holly, and loads more.

A Killer’s Confession – ‘The Indifference Of Good Men’ (Wake Up! Music Group)

Alter Bridge – ‘Walk The Sky’ (Napalm)

Ariel View – ‘Until My Lungs Are Cleared’ (Epitaph)

Battles – ‘Juice B Crypts’ (Warp)

Carla dal Forno – ‘Look Up Sharp’ (Kallista)

Clipping. – ‘There Existed An Addiction To Blood’ (Sub Pop)

Common Holly – ‘When I Say To You Black Lightning’ (Dalliance Recordings)

Dead Soft – ‘Big Blue’ (Arts & Crafts)

Deux Furieuses – ‘My War Is Your War’ (Xtra Mile)

Foals – ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ (Warner)

Foxes In Fiction – ‘Trillium Killer’ (Orchid Tapes)

Garcia Peoples – ‘One Step Behind’ (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Gucci Mane – ‘Woptober II’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Homebody Sandman – ‘Dusty’ (Mello Music Group)

Hovvdy – ‘Heavy Lifter’ (Specialist Subject Records)

Jacques Greene – ‘Dawn Chorus’ (LuckyMe)

James Arthur – ‘You’ (Columbia)

Jim James, Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra – ‘Order Of Nature’ (Decca Gold)

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Surviving’ (RCA)

Kash Doll – ‘Stacked’ (Republic Records)

The Magpie Salute – ‘High Water II’ (Eagle Records)

Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Somebody’s Knocking’ (Heavenly)

The Milk Carton Kids – ‘The Only Ones’ (Milk Carton Records)

Patrick Cowley – ‘Mechanical Fantasy Box’ (Dark Entries)

Patrick Watson – ‘Wave’ (Domino)

Refused – ‘War Music’ (Spinefarm)

Rob Halford – ‘Celestial’ (Sony Music)

Sorry Girls – ‘Deborah’ (Arbutus Records)

Sufjan Stevens and Timo Andres – ‘The Decalogue’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Tourist – ‘Wild’ (Monday Records)

Vagabon – ‘Vagabon’ (Nonesuch)

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This Week’s New Releases: Prince, Mark Ronson And The Raconteurs

Some big records are arriving this week. An album of previously unreleased Prince recordings has been released, Mark Ronson has dropped his star-studded collection of “sad bangers”, and the Raconteurs have returned with their first new full-length since 2008’s Grammy Award-winning ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’.

Still need more? Go nuts below.

Bedouine – ‘Bird Songs Of A Killjoy’ (Spacebomb)

Black Midi – ‘Schlagenheim’ (Rough Trade Records)

Cassius – ‘Dreems’ (Caroline Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Delusions Of Grandeur’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Hatchie – ‘Keepsake’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Lil Nas X – ‘7’ EP (Columbia)

Mark Ronson – ‘Late Night Feelings’ (Columbia)

Mr Hudson – ‘When The Machine Stops’ (Mr Hudson)

Prince – ‘Originals’ (Warner Bros. Records)

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Third Man Records)

Richard Reed Parry – ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2’ (Epitaph)

Titus Andronicus – ‘An Obelisk’ (Merge Records)

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica)

Will Young – ‘Lexicon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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This Week’s New Releases: St. Vincent, Wu-Tang Clan And Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

This week we’ve got some big hitters. St. Vincent has finally followed up her 2014 self-titled LP, there’s a new Wu-Tang Clan record and Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have released their collaborative album.

Not for you? Head below for more.

Andrew Savage – ‘Thawing Dawn’ (Dull Tools)

The Barr Brothers – ‘Queens Of The Breakers’ (Secret City Records)

Beck – ‘Colors’ (Virgin EMI)

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (Marathon Artists/Matador/Milk! Recordings)

Daniel Cavanagh – ‘Monochrome’ (Kscope)

DVSN – ‘Morning After’ (OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)

Fozzy – ‘Judas’ (Century Media Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Mr. Davis’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Knuckle Puck – ‘Shapeshifter’ (Rise Records)

Kodaline – ‘I Wouldn’t Be’ EP (B-Unique/Sony)

L.A. Guns – ‘The Missing Peace’ (Frontiers Records)

Lenka – ‘Attune’ (Skipalong Records)

Nerina Pallot – ‘Stay Lucky’ (Idaho Records)

Pale Honey – ‘Devotion’ (Bolero Recordings)

P!nk – ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (RCA Records Label)

Prequell – ‘The Future Comes Before’ (Mercury Music Group/Pantheon)

The Rural Alberta Advantage – ‘The Wild’ (Paper Bag/Saddle Creek)

Sisters – ‘Wait Don’t Wait’ (Tender Loving Empire)

St. Vincent – ‘MASSEDUCTION’ (Caroline International)

Squeeze – ‘The Knowledge’ (Love/ADA)

William Patrick Corgan – ‘Ogilala’ (BMG)

Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues’ (36 Chambers)

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This Week’s New Releases: The Charlatans, Danzig And Gucci Mane

What an eclectic week this is! The Charlatans have followed up 2015’s ‘Modern Nature’, Danzig are putting out their first album consisting of all new material since 2010’s ‘Deth Red Sabaoth’ and Gucci Mane has finally released ‘Droptopwop’, a year following his release from prison. Bryson Tiller has also released his sophomore LP a month earlier than scheduled.

If none of that is quite your cup of tea there’s plenty more to check out below.

Alestorm – ‘No Grave But The Sea’ (Napalm Records)

Bryson Tiller – ‘True To Self’ (RCA)

The Charlatans – ‘Different Days’ (BMG)

Danzig – ‘Black Laden Crown’ (AFM Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Droptopwop’ (Atlantic)

Justin Townes Earle – ‘Kids In The Street’ (New West Records)

Lil Yachty – ‘Teenage Emotions’ (Capitol/Virgin)

Mark Slaughter – ‘Halfway There’ (Ellefson Music Productions)

Martin Rev – ‘Demolition 9’ (Atlas Realisations)

New Order – ‘NOMC15’ (Order/Buy)

Shakira – ‘El Dorado’ (Sony)

Thunder Dreamer – ‘Capture’ (6131 Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Little Simz, Black Foxxes And Tony Bennett

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Christmas is still over a week away, but the gifts keep on coming. Little Simz is releasing her sophomore LP, Black Foxxes are putting out a new EP, which will pull together tracks recorded live for Headsick at Universal Records Studio in London, and Tony Bennett is continuing his 90th birthday celebrations by releasing a new record, which features guests appearances by Lady Gaga, K.D.Lang, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Spacey, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé, among others.

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Black Foxxes – ‘Headsick Sessions [Live]’

Bon Jovi – ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ (Live From The London Palladium)’ (Virgin EMI)

Bowling For Soup – ‘Acoustic in a Freakin’ English Church’ (Que-So/Brandon via Absolute)

Gucci Mane – ‘The Return Of East Atlanta Santa’

Kid Cudi – ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin” (Republic Records)

Little Simz – ‘Stillness In Wonderland’ (Age 101)

The Lox – ‘Filthy America It’s Beautiful’ (Universal)

Randy Newman – ‘The Randy Newman Songbook’ (Nonesuch)

Tony Bennett – ‘Tony Bennett Celebrates 90’ (Columbia)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bear’s Den, Gucci Mane And MSTRKRFT

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There’s plenty to get your listening gear around this week. Bear’s Den have released the follow up to their 2014 debut, ‘Islands’, Gucci Mane has put out his ninth studio album, which features guest appearances by Drake, Kanye West and Yung Thug, and MSTRKRFT are offering up their first new album in seven years.

Make sure to check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Bear’s Den – ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ (Communion/Caroline)

Crown the Empire – ‘Retrograde’ (Rise Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘His Everybody Looking’ (Atlantic)

Keith Sweat – ‘Dress To Impress’ (KDS Entertainment)

Look Park – ‘Look Park’ (Yep Roc)

MSTRKRFT – ‘Operator’ (Last Gang Records)

Stephen Marley – ‘The Fruit Of Life’ (Tuff Gong)

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