, New releases this week: Kate Tempest, Jordan Rakei, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Callahan & more

New albums to explore this week:

For Those I Love – For Those I Love

An uncompromising Dublin love letter and tribute to the passing of Paul Curran of Burnt Out blazes with love, grief and good memories. Early days but might be an Irish album of the year contender.

Jordan Rakei – Origin

Decent UK R&B on Ninja Tune.

Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

Going back to roots.

Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps & Lessons

English poet and playwright’s fourth album.

Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

Smog is back and the fog has lifted. He’s happy?

Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra – Borders

Collaborative album inspired by Northern Irish borders in a classical electronic vein with collaborations with Moya Brennan and Stephen James Smith.

Two Door Cinema Club – False Alarm

Going back to roots and a return to form.

Madonna – Madame X

14th studio album from Madge. She’s doing Latin pop now.

Other releases of interest out today

Burial – Claustro / State Forest
Lost Souls Of Saturn – Lost Souls Of Saturn (R&S Records)
Konx Om Pax – Ways Of Seeing

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