This Week’s New Releases: Megan Thee Stallion, The Cribs And Tim Minchin

This week is busy! Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her highly anticipated debut album, as has Australian comedian and composer Tim Minchin, while the Cribs have returned with ‘Midnight Network’ that was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles.

Fancy a bit more? There’s a huge list below, including new records from Butch Vig’s 5 Billion In Diamonds, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Phoebe Bridgers, Refused and Shaggy — what a dinner party that would make!?

5 Billion In Diamonds – ‘Divine Accidents’ (Make)

Annie Lennox – ‘A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary)’ (La Lennoxa/Island)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020’ (Better Noise)

BTS – ‘BE’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Shadow Of Fear’ (Inton/Mute)

The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew)

Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

Dream Wife – ‘IRL (Live In London 2020)’ (Lucky Number)

Ellie Goulding – ‘Songbook for Christmas’ EP (Polydor)

Frost* – ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal (Remixed and Remastered)’ and ‘Falling Satellites (Remastered)’ (InsideOut)

Frosty – ‘Under Surveillance’ (Relentless)

Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano’ (Dangerbird)

Jamie Cullum – ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ (Island)

Jewel – ‘Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary)’ (Craft)

John Fogerty – ‘Fogerty’s Factory (Expanded)’ (BMG)

Josh Groban – ‘Harmony’ (Reprise)

Kacey Johansing – ‘No Better Time’ (Night Bloom Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ and ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ (ATO)

Kodaline – ‘One Day At A Time – Deluxe’ (B-Unique/AWAL)

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – ‘III’ (Smalltown)

Liturgy – ‘Origin Of The Alimonies’ (YLYLCYN)

Loski – ‘Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story’ (Since ’93)

Meek Mill – ‘Quarantine Pack’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ (1501 Certified Ent/300 Ent)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together At Christmas’ (Decca)

Neil Diamond – ‘Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra’ (UMG)

Nick Cave – ‘Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace)’ (Bad Seed Ltd/AWAL)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Piano Guys – ’10’ (Sony)

Refused – ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP (Spinefarm/Search and Destroy/Universal)

Routine – ‘And Other Things’ EP (Dead Oceans)

Shaggy – ‘Christmas In The Islands’ (Island)

Silverstein – ‘Redux II’ (NSEW)

Tayla Parx – ‘Coping Mechanisms’ (Tayla Made/Atlantic)

Tim Minchin – ‘Apart Together’ (BMG)

Tourists – ‘Another State’ (Modern Sky UK)

The War On Drugs – ‘Live Drugs’ (Super High Quality Records)

When Rivers Meet – ‘We Fly Free’ (One Road)

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This Week’s New Releases: Trivium, The Used And Lucinda Williams

What a week for new music! Friday finally saw the release of Trivium’s ninth studio album, the Used followed up 2017’s ‘The Canyon’, and Lucinda Williams put out ‘Good Souls Better Angels’.

Not your bag? There’s plenty more to spin below.

999 – ‘Bish! Bash! Bosh!’ (Cleopatra Records)

Alice Bag – ‘Sister Dynamite’ (In The Red Records)

America – ‘Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976’ (Omnivore)

Andrew Gold – ‘Something New: Unreleased Gold’ (Omnivore)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners and the Lightning Riders’ (Better Noise Music)

BC Camplight – ‘Shortly After Takeoff’ (Bella Union)

Birds Of Tokyo – ‘Human Design’ (Birds of Tokyo Pty Ltd)

Brendan Benson  – ‘Dear Life’ (Third Man Records)

Cassowary – ‘Cassowary’ (Fat Possum Records)

Cirith Ungol – ‘Forever Black’ (Metal Blade Records)

Cutting Crew – ‘Ransomed Healed Restored Forgiven’ (August Day)

Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Afterburner’ (Rise Records)

Danzig – ‘Danzig sings Elvis’ (Cleopatra Records)

Dead Ghosts – ‘Automatic Changer’ (Burger Records)

Elder – ‘Omens’ (Stickman)

Ezra Furman – ‘Sex Education OST’ (Bella Union)

Fivio Foreign – ‘800 BC’ (RichFish/Columbia)

Frank Turner – ‘Live In Newcastle’ (Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor)

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor II’ EP (Atlantic)

Hazel English – ‘Wake Up!’ (Marathon)

K Camp – ‘Kiss 5’ (Interscope)

Kali Uchis – ‘To Be Alive’ EP (Virgin EMI)

Katatonia – ‘City Burials’ (Peaceville Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Chunky Shrapnel’ (KGLW)

Lennon Stella – ‘Three. Two. One’ (Records/Columbia)

Lonr. – ‘Land Of Nothing Real’ (Epic)

Lucinda Williams – ‘Good Souls Better Angels’ (Highway 20 Records)

Mark Kozelek – ‘All The Best, Isaac Hayes’ (Caldo Verde Records)

Marker Starling – ‘High January’ (Tin Angel)

Other Lives – ‘For Their Love’ (Play It Again Sam)

OTR – ‘Lost At Midnight’ (Astralwerks)

The Pack A.D. – ‘It Was Fun While It Lasted’ (The Pack A.D./Fontana North)

Peter Oren – ‘The Greener Pasture’ (Western Vinyl)

Rose McGowan – ‘Planet 9’ (Damage Inc)

RVG – ‘Feral’ (Fire Records)

Scouting For Girls – ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV – Lost Songs’ EP (Sony)

Sophie Tassignon – ‘Mysteries Unfold’ (RareNoise Records)

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes – ‘What Kinda Music’ (Caroline)

Trivium – ‘What The Dead Men Say’ (Roadrunner)

The Used – ‘Heartwork’ (Hassle Records)

Warbringer – ‘Weapons Of Tomorrow’ (Napalm Records)

Wares – ‘Survival’ (Mint Records)

White Poppy – ‘Paradise Gardens’ (Not Not Fun)

Wiz Khalifa – ‘The Saga Of Wiz Khalifa’ (Taylor Gang/Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Sleater-Kinney, Killswitch Engage And The Hold Steady

The day has finally arrived, Sleater-Kinney’s new album is here! However, it does mark their last with drummer Janet Weiss so it’s all a tad bittersweet.

This week we’ve also got Killswitch Engage following up 2016’s ‘Incarnate’ and the Hold Steady putting out their seventh studio album, plus much more.

Head below to check out the rest of the new releases on offer.

Blanck Mass – ‘Animated Violence Mild’ (Scared Bones)

Frank Turner – ‘No Man’s Land’ (Xtra Mile/Polydor)

Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ (Polydor)

The Hold Steady – ‘Thrashing Thru The Passion’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Ho99o9 – ‘Cyber Warfare’ EP (Toys Have Powers/999 Deathkult)

Illenium – ‘Ascend’ (Atralwerks)

Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’ (Metal Blade/Sony)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ (Flightless Records)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 6’ (Decca)

Mallory Knox – ‘Mallory Knox’ (A Wold At Your Door/Silva Screen)

The Murder Capital – ‘When I Have Fears’ (Human Season)

Off With Their Heads – ‘Be Good’ (Epitaph)

Oh Sees – ‘Face Stabber’ (Castle Face)

Red Hearse – ‘Red Hearse’ (RCA Records)

Ride – ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ (Wichita)

Rodney Crowell – ‘Texas’ (RC1 Records)

Shura – ‘Forevher’ (Secretly Canadian)

Sleater-Kinney – ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ (Mom + Pop)

Snoh Aalegra – ‘-Ugh, Those Feels Again’ (Artium Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol.2’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/UMG)

Young Thug – ‘So Much Fun’ (300 Entertainment/Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: P!nk, The Cranberries And Craig Finn

This week is bonkers busy! P!nk has dropped album #8, the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has released another solo LP, and the Cranberries have shared their eighth and final album. It features vocals by the band’s late singer Dolores O’Riordan, who laid down demos prior to her death in January 2018.

There’s LOADS more to get your listening gear around below if none of that piques your interest.

Alan Parsons – ‘The Secret’ (Frontiers)

Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Amon Tobin – ‘Fear In A Handful of Dust’ (Nomark)

BAILEN – ‘Thrilled To Be Here’ (Concord Records)

Bear’s Den – ‘So That You Might Hear Me’ (Communion Records)

Billie Marten – ‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ (RCA)

Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balance’ (Island)

Claude Fontaine – ‘Claude Fontaine’ (Innovative Leisure)

Craig Finn – ‘I Need A New War’ (Partisan)

The Cranberries – ‘In The End’ (BMG)

The Damned Things – ‘High Crimes’ (Nuclear Blast)

Danko Jones – ‘A Rock Supreme’ (M-Theory Audio)

Foxygen – ‘Seeing Other People’ (Jagjaguwar)

George Benson – ‘Walking To New Orleans’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Guided by Voices – ‘Warp And Woof’ (Guided By Voices)

Hembree – ‘House On Fire’ (Oread Records/Thirty Tigers)

Hillsong United – ‘People’ (Hillsong via Absolute)

J.J. Cale – ‘Stay Around’ (Because Music)

Jackie Mendoza – ‘LuvHz’ EP (Luminelle Recordings)

Jess Gillam – ‘Rise’ (Decca)

Josh Ritter – ‘Fever Breaks’ (Pytheas/Thirty Tigers)

Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Fishing for Fishies’ (Flightless)

Lamb – ‘The Secret Of Letting Go’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Leo Sayer – ‘Selfie’ (Edsel)

Local Natives – ‘Violet Street’ (Concord Records)

Marina – ‘Love + Fear’ (Atlantic)

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky – ‘Droneflower’ (Sacred Bones Records)

The Mountain Goats – ‘In League With Dragons’ (Merge)

Nick Murphy – ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ (Future Classic)

P!nk – ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (RCA)

PAWS – ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’ (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ (Strap Originals)

Reptaliens – ‘Valis’ (Captured Tracks)

Rob Thomas – ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ (Atlantic)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘Mettavolution’ (Rubyworks/BMG)

SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

Sunn O))) – ‘Life Metal’ (Southern Lord)

Various Artists – ‘For The Throne (HBO Game Of Thrones)’ (Columbia)

The Weavers – ‘Travelling On With The Weavers’ (Greyscale via Nova)

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This Week’s New Releases: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Morrissey And Sia

Today sees the release of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ final LP. ‘Soul Woman’ arrives almost a year on from the soul vocalist’s death at the age of 60.

We also have a new offering from Morrissey, who has finally followed up 2014’s ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’, and Sia, who has put out her first Christmas album.

If that isn’t enough for you there’s plenty more to shake a stick at below.

Aquilo – ‘ii (Side A)’ (Island)

Barenaked Ladies – ‘Fake Nudes’ (Vanguard/Concord)

Brooke Bentham – ‘This Rapture’ EP (AllPoints)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Rest’ (Because Music)

Fieldy – ‘Bassically’ (Fieldy)

GBH – ‘Momentum’ (Epitaph)

Ghost Atlas – ‘All Is In Sync, And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About’ (Ghost Atlas)

Godflesh – ‘Post Self’ (Avalanche)

Green Day – ‘Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band’ (Warner)

In Flames – ‘Down, Wicked & No Good’ (Nuclear Blast)

Jaden Smith – ‘SYRE’ (MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation Records)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘Wembley Or Bust’ (Columbia)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Polygondwanaland’ (self-released)

L Devine – ‘Growing Pains’ EP (Warner Bros.)

Mavis Staples – ‘If All I Was Was Black’ (Anti-)

Milk Teeth -‘Go Away’ EP (Roadrunner)

Morrissey – ‘Low In High School’ (BMG)

Omar Souleyman – ‘To Syria, With Love’ Remixes EP (Mad Decent/ Because Music)

Paloma Faith – ‘The Architect’ (RCA)

Queen – ‘News Of The World’ (40th Anniversary Edition) (Universal)

Robyn Paige – ‘Genesis’ EP

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – ‘Soul Of A Woman’ (Daptone)

Sia – ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ (Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic)

Talib Kweli – ‘Radio Silence’ (Javotti Media/3D)

Tame Impala – ‘Currents’ Collectors Edition (Caroline)

Tigertown – ‘Warriors’ EP (Neon Gold/Atlantic Records)

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – ‘The Rest Of Our Life’ (Sony)

Tokio Myers – ‘Our Generation’ (Syco)

Tom Chaplin – ‘Twelve Tales Of Christmas’ (Island)

Tove Lo – ‘Blue Lips’ (Polydor)

T-Pain – ‘Oblivion’ (Nappy Boy/Konvict Muzik/RCA Records)

Trudy and the Romance – ‘Junkyard Jazz’ EP (B3SCI)

Virgil and Steve Howe – ‘Nexus’ (InsideOutMusic/Sony)

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This Week’s New Releases: DJ Khaled, Radiohead And Algiers

Last week was packed with new records and although this week we may be missing the quantity, the quality is certainly high. DJ Khaled has dropped his ridiculously star-studded new record, with guest appearances including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Future, Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj, among many others. Radiohead, meanwhile, have released their ‘Ok Computer’ reissue, ‘OKNOTOK’, which features previously unreleased tracks, and Algiers are finally following up their 2015 debut.

Not your cup of tea? Cast your eye over some other new releases below.

Algiers – ‘The Underside Of Power’ (Matador)

The American Professionals – ‘Sympathetic Overdrive’ (Charlie in the Box Music)

Banditos – ‘Visionland’ (Bloodshot Records)

Bent Knee – ‘Land Animal’ (InsideOutMusic/Sony)

Captain, We’re Sinking – ‘The King of No Man’ (Run For Cover)

DJ Khaled – ‘Grateful’ (Black Butter)

Imagine Dragons – ‘Evolve’ (Polydor)

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – ‘Murder Of The Universe’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Radiohead – ‘Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997 – 2017’ (XL)

Stiff Little Fingers – ‘Best Served Loud (Live At Barrowlands)’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Vince Staples – ‘Big Fish Theory’ (Virgin EMI)

The White Noise – ‘AM/PM’ (Universal)

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This Week’s New Releases: Stormzy, Thundercat And Crystal Fairy

Okay, so this week is a good week! Stormzy has put out his highly anticipated debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, Thundercat has finally followed up 2015’s ‘The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam’ and Crystal Fairy, a band made up of Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins, At The Drive-In’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, have offered up their self-titled debut LP.

If none of that floats your boat then cast your eye over some more new records below.

Aaron Watson – ‘Vaquero’ (BIG Label Records)

Acceptance – ‘Colliding By Design’ (Rise Records)

Balto – ‘Strangers’ (Total Reality Meltdown)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – ‘The Tourist’ (Cyhsy Inc)

Crystal Fairy – ‘Crystal Fairy’ (Ipecac Recordings)

Dams Of The West – ‘Youngish American’ (Columbia/30th Century Records)

Dirty Projectors – ‘Dirty Projectors’ (Domino)

Future – ‘HNDRXX’ (Epic Records)

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Los Campesinos! – ‘Sick Scenes’ (Wichita)

NAV – ‘NAV’ (XO Records)

Pissed Jeans – ‘Why Love Now’ (Sub Pop)

Rhiannon Giddens – ‘Freedom Highway’ (Nonesuch)

Stormzy – ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ (Merky/Atlantic)

Summer Moon – ‘With You Tonight’ (Membran)

Thundercat – ‘Drunk’ (Brainfeeder)

Xiu Xiu – ‘Forget’ (Upset The Rhythm)

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