Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in stores.
girl in red – If I could make it go quiet
Norwegian bedroom pop artist already has a rabid fanbase and this debut album is likely going to make her blow up.
Leon Vynehall – rare, forever
The producer’s new album on Ninja Tune is varied album of electronic compositions touching on ambient, tech-house, breakbeats and jazz.
Cadence Weapon – Parallel World
Parallel World touches on themes of systemic racism, structural inequality, police profiling, gentrification, the internet’s pervasive effects on our lives and the surveillance state that disproportionately punishes Black people. Using elements of trap, drill, grime and acid house, Parallel World is the soundtrack for the dystopian future we’ve somehow found ourselves in.
Róisín Murphy – Crooked Machine
A remixed version of last year’s Róisín Machine album by Crooked Man.
For Those I Love – For Those I Love (Instrumentals)
Burial + Blackdown – Shock Power of Love EP
15 years after Burial remixed Blackdown, there is a surprise EP from the pair.
Jehnova x lod – Avenoir Mixtape
New collaborative mixtape from the Irish rapper and producer on andfriends. Bandcamp.
Adrian Crowley – The Watchful Eye Of The Stars
New album made with John Parish on Chemikal Underground.
Dawn Richard – Second Line
New Orleans artist takes inspiration from her hometown.
Flying Lotus – Yasuke
Soundtrack album to Netflix Anime series.
Rochelle Jordan – Play with the Changes
Los Angeles-based artist’s new album features UK garage, R&B and dance and productions by Machinedrum, Jimmy Edgar and KLSH.
Royal Blood – Typhoons
Stadium rockers release an album without stadiums to play in.
European Endless 12 compilation
A motorik beat-inspired charity album benefitting the Irish Refugee Council featuring Arvo Party, The Bonk, Fixity & more
Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade
Scottish indie pop band release their 11th album.
Telex – This Is Telex
A anthology album of the weird Belgian disco synth pop band’s greatest hits from the late 70s to early 80s.
Metronomy – The English Riviera (10th Anniversary)
Extras amount to out-takes.
ZHU – DREAMLAND 2021
Channel Tres and Tinashe feature on this new dance album from Stephen Zhu.
Julia Stone – Sixty Summers
Australian’s first album in nine years, produced by St. Vincent.
DJ Khaled – KHALED KHALED
It samples Layla and features Drake, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Jay-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake and many others. Does anyone ever say no?
Damso – QALF infinity
Belgian-Congolese rapper, singer worth a listen.
Birdy – Young Heart
Acoustic folk singer-songwriter’s fourth album.
An experimental Polish jazz album I would heartily recommend. Seriously.
KUČKA – Wrestling
LA-based producer who guested on Flume releases a new album of electronic pop on Lucky Me.
Sufjan Stevens – Celebrations
Fourth part of the five part ambient album series.
GLÜME – The Internet
New artist on Italians Do It Better.
Julia Michaels – Not in Chronological Order
Debut album from US pop artist.
Jim O’Rourke – Too compliment
Experimental American musician with a new release.
Bowerbirds – becalmyounglovers
North Carolina multi-instrumentalist Phil Moore’s long-running folk-rock project returns.