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Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in stores.
London Grammar – Californian Soil
Third album from the English pop band.
Eomac – Cracks
Lakker’s Ian McDonnell’s third solo album of electronic music as Eomac was recorded in rural Ireland.
Paul McCartney – McCartney III Reimagined
Sir Paul enlists Khruangbin, Phoebe Bridgers, Beck, St. Vincent, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme and more to offer their takes on his 2020 album.
Fred Again… Actual Life
Full title: Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020). Features The Black Madonna-featuring radio hit ‘Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)’
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – They’re Calling Me Home
Irish-based folk couple and musicians getting rave reviews across the board.
Andy Stott – Never The Right Time
English experimental producer with a new collection of music formed from personal upheaval and the big P(andemic).
Sharon Van Etten – Epic Ten
10th anniversary version of the debut with second disc featuring Fiona Apple, Shamir, IDLES, Big Red Machine and more
AJ Tracey – Flu Game
“Tracey assumes the character of a rising young basketball player appearing in a livestreamed press conference to reveal his next move: a lucrative deal with major franchise Revenge Athletic ahead of a crucial playoff game.”
Jon Hopkins – Piano Versions
Presented as the sister record to 2014’s Asleep Versions, Piano Versions is a collection of ambient piano cover versions by Roger & Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, Luke Abbott and James Yorkston.
Conway the Machine – La Maquina
Griselda boss. Along with the labelmates Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn, La Maquina features J.I.D, 2 Chainz, and Ludacris.
The Offspring – Let the Bad Times Roll
The pop-punk outcasts are back. Interview.
Comrade Hat – Old Gods, Volume 1
Derry singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s new album. “Subtle cues to the likes of Villagers, Paul Simon, latter-day Talk Talk and Elliott Smith’s deconstructed pop permeate its outsider status, imbued with a vulnerable mystique and glistening, low-key-yet-expansive 80s textures, à la Mary Margaret O’Hara or David Sylvian.”
Imelda May – 11 Past the Hour
The sixth studio album from Imelda features Ronnie Wood, Noel Gallagher and Miles Kane.
Scooter – God Save the Rave
Let’s be honest, we are all tempted to listen to this.
Young Thug – Slime Language 2
Label compilation featuring Drake, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Future & more.
Son Lux – Tomorrows III
New on City Slang. “Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang train their sights on volatile principles: imbalance, disruption, collision, redefinition.”
Nathan Fake – Sanxenxo
4 off-cuts from the Blizzards sessions.
Benji B presents Deviation Classics
Key cuts from Benji B’s legendary Deviation night in London (Plastic People, Village Underground etc) spanning multiple genres and styles. Vinyl release.