This Week’s New Releases: Black Sabbath, Dizzee Rascal and Metz

This week is mostly dominated by established acts. Black Sabbath are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their second album ‘Paranoid’ with a super deluxe reissue, while Metz have put out their fourth full-length studio effort and Dizzee Rascal is back with his seventh, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Raskit’.

Head below for some more of this week’s new releases, including a 20th anniversary edition of Linkin Park’s debut album, ‘Hybrid Theory’, and a new record from Venom Prison.

Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ (Sanctuary/BMG)

Blue Öyster Cult – ‘The Symbol Remains’ (Frontiers Records)

Brothers Osborne – ‘Skeletons’ (Snakefarm Records)

The Budos Band – ‘Long In The Tooth’ (Daptone Records)

D-Block Europe – ‘The Blueprint – Us Vs. Them’ (D-Block Europe)

Dizzee Rascal – ‘E3 AF’ (Island/Dirtee Stank)

Drew Citron – ‘Free Now’ (Park The Van)

Emmy The Great – ‘April’ (Bella Union)

Future Islands – ‘As Long As You Are’ (4AD)

Garcia Peoples – ‘Nightcap at Wits’ End’ (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)

Headie One – ‘EDNA’ (Relentless Records/Sony)

Mary Lattimore – ‘Silver Ladders’ (Ghostly International)

Metz – ‘Atlas Vending’ (Sub Pop)

Linkin Park – ‘Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition’ (Warner)

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ (Winspear)

Touché Amoré – ‘Lament’ (Epitaph)

Travis – ’10 Songs’ (BMG)

Venom Prison – ‘Primeval’ (Prosthetic Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Barbra Streisand, The Prodigy And Vince Staples

This week is a mixed bag for sure. You’ve got a new album from legendary singer Barbra Streisand, the Prodigy have put out the follow up to 2015’s ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, and Vince Staples has surprise released his new record, ‘FM!.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Barbra Streisand – ‘Walls’ (Columbia)

Bill Ryder-Jones – ‘Yawn’ (Domino)

Bob Dylan – ‘More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14’ (Columbia)

Dan Mangan – ‘More Or Less’ (City Slang)

Drug Church – ‘Cheer’ (Pure Noise Records)

JD Mcpherson – ‘Socks’ (New West)

Jon Spencer – ‘Spencer Sings The Hits!’ (In The Red Records)

Marianne Faithfull – ‘Negative Capability’ (BMG)

Matt Corby – ‘Rainbow Valley’ (Atlantic)

Metro Boomin – ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ (Republic Records)

Opeth – ‘Garden Of The Titans (Live At The Red Rocks Amphitheatre)’ (Nuclear Blast)

The Prodigy – ‘No Tourists’ (Take Me To The Hospital/BMG)

Sun Kil Moon – ‘This Is My Dinner’ (Caldo Verde Records)

Swizz Beatz – ‘Poison’ (Epic/Swizz Beatz Productions)

Takeoff – ‘The Last Rocket’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records)

Tenacious D – ‘Post-Apocalypto’ (Columbia)

Touche Amore – ’10 Years/1000 Shows: Live at the Regent Theater’ (Epitaph)

Two Medicine – ‘Astropsychosis’ (Bella Union)

Vince Staples – ‘FM!’ (Def Jam)

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This Week’s New Releases: Against Me!, Deap Vally And Young Guns


This is a rock heavy week. We’ve got Against Me! following up 2014’s ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’, Deap Vally are offering up their sophomore LP, on which they worked with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and Young Guns are putting out album #4.

If none of that floats your boat there is plenty more to cast your eye over below.

Against Me! – ‘Shape Shift With Me’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

AlunaGeorge – ‘I Remember’ (Island)

Cymbals Eat Guitars – ‘Pretty Years’ (Sinderlyn)

Deap Vally – ‘Femejism’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Die Antwoord – ‘Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid’ (Zef Records)

Keaton Henson – ‘Kindly Now’ (Play It Again Sam)

Mac Miller – ‘The Divine Feminine’ (Parlophone)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Mykki’ (Dogfood Music Group / !K7)

Preoccupations – ‘Preoccupations’ (Jagjaguwar)

Taking Back Sunday – ‘Tidal Wave’ (Hopeless)

Tinie Tempah – ‘Youth’ (Disturbing London/ Parlophone)

Touché Amoré – ‘Stage Four’ (Epitaph)

Trentemøller – ‘Fixion’ (In My Room)

Young Guns – ‘Echoes’ (Wind Up)

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Things We Love This Week: Touche Amore x Self Defense Family, Young Guv, Joanna Gruesome, Tobias Jesso Jr


Hello, people. A frabjous Friday to the lot of you.

In no particular order, here are some things that we loved this week…

Touché Amoré/Self Defense Family – Self Love

A collaborative split 7” from these regular tourmates, fusing the sharp edges of Touché Amoré with Self Defense Family’s experimental sprawl. Patrick Kindlon is in fine touch at the moment and has rarely sounded better – see also Drug Church’s excellent ‘Swell’ EP. Premiered by Vice this week.

Young Guv – Ripe 4 Luv

Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook’s power-pop project. Just really great songs and a timely reminder to listen to the Marvelous Darlings record all day, every day. Streaming via Spin.

Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worst

Excitement levels reaching critical. Another absolute winner. ‘Peanut Butter’ is out May 11 and it can’t come soon enough.

Tobias Jesso Jr – Without You

Terribly old fashioned in a surprising, brilliant way. Nobody sounds like this anymore, but it’s reassuring and familiar. Album next week.

Bye. @huw_baines

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