Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.
Adele – 30
The biggest selling artist releases her fourth big-time album, We’re talking diaristic divorcecore ballads.
Mr Twin Sister – Al Mundo Azul
Nialler9 favourite and NYC band’s fourth album of indie alt-disco/house.
Fred again.. – Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021)
UK producer’s second album was informed grief which Fred turns into a hopeful collection of resilient songs.
Isaiah Rashad – The House Is Burning [homies begged]
Four new tracks added to the release on TDE.
Kanye West – Donda (Deluxe)
Kanye made his longest album even longer this week.
Elbow – Flying Dream 1
Ninth studio album was honed at an empty Brighton Theatre Royal.
Converge & Chelsea Wolfe – Bloodmoon: I
Tunes heavy. Two dark heavyweights offer something new in the metal world.
Christy Moore – Flying Into Mystery
Newest album from the living legend features covers of Phil Lynott and Gary Moore.
Lethal Dialect – Songs Of A Dead Dreamer
Newest album from Dublin rapper was released this week.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raise the Roof
14 years after their fruitful collaborative long-player the rocker and the country star team up again for a covers album.
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Dogg Presents: The Algorithm
Snoop takes an executive role on a new project that features artists from the Def Jam label’s past, present & future.
U2 – Achtung Baby
30th Anniversary release which featured The Fly, Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than The Real Thing and Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.
Hazey Haze – Epitome
New album from the Limerick rapper.
Ordnance Survey – Field Work
Neil O’Connor’s new album as the title suggests, is a collection of music that employs use of field recordings made in and around Dublin.
Shelley Bukspan – The Bronx Age
Debut album from long-time Irish/American/Israeli artist and Head of Vocals at BIMM Institute Dublin.
Kaytranada – Intimidated EP
New release from the producer features collabs with H.E.R and Thundercat.
Jean Deaux – Most Wanted
Chicago artist’s latest EP explores being desired and feeling unfulfilled.
Jessy Lanza – Dj Kicks
Canadian producer’s mix features her own tracks and a selection of favs.
Deap Valley – Marriage
Los Angeles garage-rock duo’s new album features collabs with KT Tunstall, Peaches, Jennie Vee, and jennylee.
The Darkness – Motorheart (Deluxe)
Can you believe Justin Hawkins and co. are on their seventh album?
The Antlers – Losing Light EP
Reimagined songs from their latest album Green To Gold
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