This Week’s New Releases: Sam Smith, Ava Max And Fucked Up

It’s a good week if you’re in the market for some new tunes. Sam Smith has released their fourth LP, Ava Max has put out her second, and Toronto hardcore punks Fucked Up are on their sixth, following up 2018’s ‘Dose Your Dreams’.

Not your cup of tea? There’s plenty more new music below.

Anchor Lane – ‘Call This A Reality?’ (R7)

The Arcs – ‘Electrophonic Chronic’ (Easy Eye Sound/Hour Box/Concord)

Ava Max – ‘Diamonds & Dancefloors’ (Atlantic)

Bob Dylan – ‘Fragments – Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997), The Bootleg Series, Vol.17 (Deluxe Edition)’ (Columbia)

Carly Simon – ‘Live At Grand Central’ (Arista)

Complete Mountain Almanac – ‘Complete Mountain Almanac’ (Bella Union)

Deathprod – ‘Compositions’ (Smalltown Supersound)

Dhafer Youssef – ‘Street Of Minarets’ (Black Beat Edition)

Elle King – ‘Come Get Your Wife’ (RCA)

Emarosa – ‘Sting’ (Out Of Line Music)

Fucked Up – ‘One Day’ (Merge)

Green Day – ‘Nimrod (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Reprise)

Jonah Yano – ‘Portrait Of A Dog’ (Innovative Leisure)

Kimbra – ‘A Reckoning’ (Kimbra)

The Lutras – ‘So Called Broken Hearts’ EP (The Lutras)

Meg Baird – ‘Furling’ (Drag City)

New Order – ‘Low-Life (Definitive)’ (Warner)

Oozing Wound – ‘We Cater To Cowards’ (Oozing Wound/Thrill Jockey)

Rhodes – ‘Friends Like These’ (Nettwerk)

Samia – ‘Honey’ (Grand Jury)

Sam Smith – ‘Gloria’ (Capitol/EMI)

SG Lewis – ‘AudioLust & HigherLove’ (PMR/Jasmine Music/EMI)

Sightless Pit – ‘Lockstep Bloodwar’ (Sightless Pit/Thrill Jockey)

Tomorrow x Together – ‘The Name Chapter: Temptation’ EP (BigHit)

The Tubs – ‘Dead Meat’ (Trouble In Mind/The Tubs)

Uriah Heep – ‘Chaos & Colour’ (Silver Lining)

Wolf Eyes – ‘Difficult Messages’ (Disciples)

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This Week’s New Releases: Måneskin, John Cale And Biig Piig

It’s a mixed bag this week. Italian rockers Måneskin have put out a new record, legendary Welsh musician John Cale has released his first new album in a decade, and Irish rapper, singer and producer Biig Piig has dropped her debut mixtape.

Still want more? Head south.

Beauty Pill – ‘Blue Period’ (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Biig Piig – ‘Bubblegum’ (Sony)

Dave Rowntree – ‘Radio Songs’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Guided By Voices – ‘La La Land’ (Guided By Voices, Inc)

Hardy – ‘the mockingbird & THE CROW’ (Big Loud Records/Big Loud Rock)

Hayley Griffiths – ‘Far From Here’ (Posh and Rock)

Jadu Heart – ‘Derealised’ (VLF)

John Cale – ‘Mercy’ (Domino)

José James – ‘On & On’ (Rainbow Blonde)

July Talk – ‘Remember Never Before’ (Six Shooter)

Ladytron – ‘Time’s Arrow’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Låpsley – ‘Cautionary Tales Of Youth’ (Believe)

Lukas Graham – ‘4 (The Pink Album)’ (Warner)

Mac DeMarco – ‘Five Easy Hot Dogs’ (Mac’s Record Label)

Mafro – ‘Bloom’ EP (Mafro/LG105)

Måneskin – ‘Rush!’ (Sony)

The Murder Capital – ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ (Human Season)

Paul Carrack and The SWR Big Band – ‘Don’t Wait Too Long’ (Carrack-UK)

Riverside – ‘ID. Entity’ (InsideOut)

Ryuichi Sakamoto – ’12’ (Sony)

SKÁLD – ‘Huldufólk’ (U Music)

Slug – ‘Thy Socialite!’ (Daylight Saving)

UFO – ‘No Heavy Petting – Deluxe Edition’ (Chrysalis)

We Are Scientists – ‘Lobes’ (100%)

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This Week’s New Releases: Billy Nomates, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian

Things are back in full swing this week. Billy Nomates has finally followed up her 2020 self-titled debut LP, Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has put out his fourth solo album, and Belle and Sebastian have released a new record, having only announced it this Monday.

Fill your boots with more new music below.

Belle and Sebastian – ‘Late Developers’ (Matador)

Beyond The Black – ‘Beyond The Black’ (Nuclear Blast)

Billy Nomates – ‘CACTI’ (Invada Records UK)

Circa Waves – ‘Never Going Under’ (Lower Third/[PIAS])

Clavish – ‘Rap Game Awful’ (Polydor)

Courteeners – ‘St. Jude (15th Anniversary Edition)’ (Polydor)

Dream Theater – ‘Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Live In Madison Square Garden (2010)’ (Ytse Jams/InsideOut)

Etta Marcus – ‘Heart-Shaped Bruise’ EP (Polydor)

Fizzy Blood – ‘Pan Am Blues’ (Frictionless Music)

Gaz Coombes – ‘Turn The Car Around’ (Gaz Coombes Ltd)

Joesef – ‘Permanent Damage’ (Bold Cut/AWAL)

Joshua Radin – ‘Though The World Will Tell Me So, Vol.1’ EP (Nettwerk)

Liela Moss – ‘Internal Working Model’ (Bella Union)

Margo Price – ‘Strays’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

MOLLY – ‘Picturesque’ (Sonic Cathedral)

Rozi Plain – ‘Prize’ (Memphis Industries)

The Subways – ‘Uncertain Joys’ (Alcopop!)

Vedo – ‘Mood Swings’ (New Wav Music Group/Island Prolific/EMPIRE)

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This Week’s New Releases: Gabrielle Aplin, Iggy Pop And Anti-Flag

We’re back! It may be a slow start to the year release-wise, but there are new records from Gabrielle Aplin, Iggy Pop and Anti-Flag to get stuck into this week.

Anti-Flag- ‘Lies They Tell Our Children’ (Spinefarm)

Gabrielle Aplin – ‘Phosphorescent’ (Never Fade)

Iggy Pop – ‘Every Loser’ (Atlantic)

Nag – ‘Human Coward Coyote’ (Convulse Records)

Nicole Dollanganger – ‘Married In Mounty Airy’ (Nicole Dollanganger)

Olivia Newton-John – ‘Olivia’s Greatest Hits (Vol.2/Deluxe Edition/Remastered)’ (Primary Wave)

Real Boston Richey – ‘Public Housing, Pt. 2’ (Open Shift Distribution)

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – ‘I Rest My Case’ (Never Broke Again/Motown/UMG)

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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: NOFX, Leftfield And Paul McCartney

This week we’ve got three very different acts leading the list of new releases. Punk stalwarts NOFX have released an album featuring tracks that were cut from their 2021 LP ‘Single Album’, and London duo Leftfield have dropped their fourth studio album, marking their first in seven years.

Paul McCartney, meanwhile, has released a huge new vinyl box set. Limited to 3,000 copies, it will come in a wooden crate and feature 163 songs released between 1971 and 2019. A 159-track digital version is also available to stream.

More? No worries, head below.

Andrea Corr – ‘The Christmas Album’ (Warner)

The Beach Boys – ‘Sail On Sailor – 1972 (Super deluxe)’ (Capitol)

Boris – ‘Fade’ (Out on Bandcamp)

Cat Stevens – ‘Catch Bull At Four (50th Anniversary)’ (Island)

Cody Johnson – ‘Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live’ (Warner)

Dystopia A.D.- ‘Doomsday Psalm’ (Self-released)

Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis On Tour’ (RCA)

half•alive – ‘Conditions Of A Punk’ (RCA)

Humble Pie – ‘The A&M Rarities (1970-1975)’ (A&M /UMG)

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen – ‘The Legendary Typewriter Tape:6/25/64 Jorma’s House’ (Omnivore)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – ‘Trouble Is…25’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Leftfield – ‘This Is What We Do’ (Virgin)

Matthew Halsall – ‘Changing Earth’ (Gondwana)

Metro Boomin – ‘HEROES & VILLAINS’ (Boominati Worldwide/Republic Records)

Neil Young – ‘Harvest – 50th Anniversary’ (Reprise)

NOFX – ‘Double Album’ (Fat Wreck Chords)

Olly Murs – ‘Marry Me’ (EMI)

Otisbreed – ‘Elvtr’ (Otisbreed / Zeeezify Digital)

Paul McCartney – ‘The 7″ Singles’ (MPL)

The Plague – ‘Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E. (2.0)’ (FiXT)

RM – ‘Indigo’ (BigHit Music)

Sophie Jamieson – ‘Choosing’ (Bella Union)

SoulRocca – ‘In Good Company’ (Beat Art Department)

Truemendous – ‘Great. On Purpose’ (High Focus)

White Lung – ‘Premonition’ (Domino)

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This Week’s New Releases: Stormzy, Jamie Lenman And The Cure

Another mixed bag this week! Stormzy has released the highly anticipated follow-up to 2019’s ‘Heavy Is The Head’, Jamie Lenman has dropped his fifth LP, and The Cure have put out a 30th anniversary reissue of their Grammy-nominated ninth studio album.

Head below for more new music.

Cliff Richard – ‘Christmas With Cliff’ (Warner)

The Cure – ‘Wish – 30th Anniversary’ (Fiction)

David Bowie – ‘Divine Symmetry’ (Parlophone)

The Fall – ‘1970s’ (Cherry Red/ BBC)

The Flaming Lips – ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots – 20th Anniversary’ (Warner)

The International Submarine Band – ‘Safe At Home’ (Sundazed Music/ Modern Harmonic)

Jamie Lenman – ‘The Atheist’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Karate – ‘Tim Expired’ (Numero Group)

Stormzy – ‘This Is What I Mean’- Universal

Tina Turner – ‘Break Every Rule – 2022 Deluxe’ (Parlophone)

Tom Jenkins – ‘It Comes In The Morning, It Hangs In The Evening Sky’ (Xtra Mile)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – ‘Live At The Fillmore, 1997’ (Warner)

Voice Of The Beehive – ‘Let It Be: Remastered & Expanded’ (London Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Brockhampton, Weyes Blood, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

As five, very wise young women once said: “Spice up your life.” November 18 gave us such a variety of new music it’d be hard not to. Brockhampton dropped their final album, and Weyes Blood has shared the second part of a trilogy that started with her 2019 LP ‘Titanic Rising’. Neil Young, meanwhile, released his 42nd LP, and 15th with some iteration of Crazy Horse.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Adrian Quesada – ‘Jaguar Sound’ (ATO)

Andre Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra – ‘Silver Bells’ (Universal)

Black Sabbath – ‘Mob Rules – Deluxe’ (BMG)

Brockhampton – ‘The Family’ (RCA)

Caitlin Rose – ‘Cazimi’ (Pearl Tower/ Missing Piece)

Clouds In Headlock, ASM & Daily Robbery! – ‘Breakfast In Phantasia feat Mattic & RHINO’ (Chinese Man/Fat Beats)

Disturbed – ‘Divisive’ (Reprise)

DJ Yoda – ‘Prom Nite’ (Lewis)

Dolly Parton – ‘Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection’ (Sony)

Erasure – ‘Erasure – 2022 expanded’ (Mute)

Field School – ‘When Summer Comes’ (Field Schooll)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969’ (Sony)

Joan Armatrading – ‘Joan Armatrading Live at Asylum Chapel’ (BMG)

KISS – ‘Creatures Of The Night [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]’ (Universal)

Natalie Imbruglia – ‘Left Of The Middle: 25th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘World Record’ (Reprise)

Nickelback – ‘Get Rollin’’ (BMG)

Pole – ‘Tempus’ (Mute)

Queen – ‘The Miracle – Collectors Edition’ (Universal)

Richard Dawson – ‘The Ruby Cord’ (Domino)

Röyksopp – ‘Profound Mysteries III’ (Dog Triumph)

Sarah Lee Langford and Will Stewart – ‘Bad Luck & Love’ (Cornelius Chapel)

Soen – ‘Atlantis’ (Silver Lining)

Tallah – ‘The Generation Of Danger’ (Earache)

Weyes Blood – ‘And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow’ (Sub Pop)

The Wombats – ‘Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?’ (The Wombats/AWAL)

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Louis Tomlinson, Christine and the Queens

There are some big names releasing new music this week. The Boss has put out a collection of “15 soul music greats”, Louis Tomlinson has shared his second solo album, and Christine and The Queens have released ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’, which sees vocalist and songwriter Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier embodying a new character called Redcar.

Head below for more new music.

Aled Jones and Russell Watson – ‘Christmas With Aled and Russel’ (BMG)

Black Eyed Peas – ‘ELEVATION’ (BEP/Epic/Sony)

The Bloody Hell – ‘Nobody Cares’ (The Bloody Hell)

Breanna Barbara – ‘Nothin’ But Time’ (Fuzz Club)

Bright Eyes – ‘Digital Ash In A Digital Urn: A Companion’ (Dead Oceans)

Bright Eyes – ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning: A Companion’ (Dead Oceans)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Only The Strong Survive’ (Columbia)

Cassyette – ‘Sad Girl’ (Devil Land)

Christine and the Queens – ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’ (Because)

Deux Furieuses – ‘Songs From Planet Earth’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

EPICA – ‘The Alchemy Project’ (Atomic Fire)

Fenella – ‘The Metallic Index’ (Fire Records)

Fitz and the Tantrums – ‘Let Yourself Free’ (Elektra)

GloRilla – ‘Anyways, Life’s Great…’ (Interscope)

Gold Panda – ‘The Work’ (City Slang)

Guns N’ Roses – ‘Use Your Illusion I & II – Boxset’ (Geffen)

Heather Trost – ‘Desert Flowers’ (Ba Da Bing!)

Larkin Poe – ‘Blood Harmony’ (Tricki-Woo)

Last In Line – ‘A Day In The Life’ EP (earMUSIC)

Louis Tomlinson – ‘Faith In The Future’ (BMG)

Macie Stewart – ‘Mouth Full Of Glass’ (Full Time Hobb)

Man-Made Sunshine – ‘Man-Made Sunshine’ EP (Sony)

Nas – ‘King’s Disease III’ (Mass Appeal)

Nervous Eaters – ‘Monsters + Angels’ (Wicked Cool)

Ocean Tisdall – ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ EP (Universal)

Pengo – ‘Sensei’ EP (Copyright Control/Zombie Recordings)

Perfume Genius – ‘Live at Electric Lady’ (Matador)

Quinn Christopherson – ‘Write Your Name In Pink’ (Play It Again Sam)

Run The Jewels – ‘RTJ CU4TRO’ (Jewel Runners/BMG)

Sarathy Korwar – ‘KALAK’ (The Leaf Label)

S.C.A.B. – ‘S.C.A.B.’ (Grind Select)

Scene Queen – ‘Bimbocore Vol.2’ (Hopeless)

Secret Emchy Society – ‘Gold Country/Country Gold’ (Broken Clover Records)

Symposium – ‘Do You Remember How It Was? The Best Of Symposium (1996-1999)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Void Of Vision – ‘CHRONICLES III: UNDERWORLD’ (UNFD)

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This Week’s New Releases: First Aid Kit, The Pretty Reckless And Special Interest

Things have ramped up again this week, with more new releases than you can shake a stick at. First Aid Kit have released album number five, The Pretty Reckless have followed up 2021’s ‘Death by Rock and Roll’, and New Orleans no-wave punks Special Interest have put out their fourth LP.

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

Alan Leach – ‘I Wish I Knew Now What I Thought I Knew Then’ (alanleachmusic)

Barbra Streisand – ‘Live At The Bon Soir’ (Columbia)

Billy Joel – ‘Live At Yankee Stadium’ (Columbia)

Black Sabbath – ‘Heaven and Hell – Deluxe’ (BMG)

Bleach Lab – ‘If You Only Feel It Once’ EP (Nettwerk)

The Blue Stones – ‘Pretty Monster’ (MNRK)

Connie Constance – ‘Miss Power’ (Play It Again Sam)

Crawlers – ‘Loud With Noise’ EP (Polydor)

Daniel Avery – ‘Ultra Truth’ (Phantasy Sound)

Daniel O’Donnell – ‘I Wish You Well’ (DOD)

Dayseeker – ‘Dark Sun’ (Spinefarm)

Dean Fertita – ‘Tropical Gothclub’ (Third Man)

Dean Lewis – ‘The Hardest Love’ (Island)

Devin Townsend – ‘Lightwork’ (Inside Out)

Donna Summer – ‘Donna Summer: 40th Anniversary’ (Crimson)

Drake and 21 Savage – ‘Her Loss’ (OVO/Republic/UMG)

Etta Marcus – ‘Heart-Shaped Bruise’ EP (Polydor)

First Aid Kit – ‘Palomino’ (Columbia)

Jake Miller – ‘Based On A True Story II’ (Empire)

John Mellencamp – ‘Scarecrow – Deluxe 2022 Mix’ (Mercury)

JOJI – ‘Smithereens’ (88rising/Warner)

JES – ‘Memento’ (Magik Muzik)

Last Dinosaurs – ‘From Mexico With Love’ (Nettwerk)

The Lone Below – ‘Love Songs For Losers’ (Dualtone)

Luke Evans – ‘A Song For You’ (BMG)

Madeline Edwards – ‘Crashlanded’ (Warner)

Mormor – ‘Semblance’ (Don’t Guess)

Personal Trainer – ‘Big Love Blanket’ (The Industry)

Phoenix – ‘Alpha Zulu’ (Glassnote)

PJ Harvey – ‘B-Sides, Demos & Rarities’ (Island)

The Police – ‘Ghost In The Machine (Alternate Sequence)’ (Polydor)

The Pretty Reckless – ‘Other Worlds’ (Century Media)

Russell Dickerson – ‘Russell Dickerson’ (Triple Tigers)

Seal – ‘Seal – Deluxe’ (Warner)

Slowly Slowly – ‘Daisy Chain’ (UNFD)

Special Interest – ‘Endure’ (Rough Trade)

Spice Girls – ‘Spiceworld – 25th Anniversary’ (UMC/Virgin)

Turnover – ‘Myself In The Way’ (Run For Cover)

“Weird Al” Yankovic – ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Original Soundtrack)’ (Ear Booker Music/Roku Inc/Sony)

The Welcome Wagon – ‘Esther’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

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