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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 record shops.
Kanye – Donda
Haha maybe. Maybe not. The third listening show happened in Chicago last night and included a fake wedding with Kim, Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. The album won’t come out but Ye appears to be doing his edgelord thing again.
CHVRCHES – Screen Violence
Fourth album from the Scottish synth-pop band. Read Andrea Cleary’s review.
Men I Trust – Untourable Album
Montreal band release what they’ve been working on through the pandemic.
Turnstile – Glow On
Baltimore hardcore are one of the most exciting bands in the US at the moment.
Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon’s second album as Bg Red Machine has brought the likes of Taylor Swift, Lisa Hannigan, Anaïs Mitchell, Ben Howard, Robin Pecknold, Sharon Van Etten and many more.
Floor Staff – Attention
The debut album from Irish artist Anthony Donnelly’s alt-pop music project after four years away.
The Bronx – Bronx VI
LA punk band continue to do their rock thing very well.
The Bug – Fire
First album from The Bug in 7 years on Ninja Tune features MCs Moor Mother, Flowdan, Daddy Freddy, Irah, Roger Robison, Nazamba, FFSYTHO, Manga and Logan.
Nite Jewel – No Sun
Not the typical synth-pop sound, more a ruminating avant-pop release for the fourth album from Ramona Gonzalez.
Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis – August Sounds
The latest in a series of folk and classical string improvisations looks east for influence. Features Stewart Lee on track four ‘Spend the Day with Me’.
Kiefer – When There’s Love Around
Second album for Stones Throw. Loined by a full band, including Sam Wilkes, Carlos Niño, DJ Harrison (Butcher Brown), and many more
Myst Milano – Shapeshyfter
Toronto MC, DJ and producer Myst Milano’s debut album features minimal club and trap productions with direct raps.
Baba Ali – Memory Device
Debut album on Memphis Industries. Hear single ‘Black Wagon’.
Eyedress – Mulholland Drive
Featuring collaborations with some of his favourite artists – King Krule, DāM-FunK, Triathalon, Vex Ruffin, & more on Lex Records.
Maisie Peters – You Signed Up For This
Great title for the debut album from the British singer-songwriter
New Order – Be A Rebel remixed
Remix collection features the Paul Woolford and Maceo Plex reworks.
Steve Gunn – Other You
Sixth studio album by American singer on Matador Records features contributions from Juliana Barwick, Mary Lattimore, Jeff Parker and more.
Outkast – ATLiens – 25th Anniversary edition
With Instrumental versions.
Supergrass – In It For The Money (2021 expanded edition)
Remastered 3-disc with alternative versions and live tracks.
Gorillaz – Meanwhile EP
3 tracks featuring AJ Tracey, Jelani Blackman, Barrington Levy and Alicaì Harley.
George Feely – Schaeffer Motor Dreams EP
Three-track EP from Dublin producer and DJ.
Claire Guerin & Eamon Ivri (Lighght) – Entropy EP
“Miasmic bog music with hints of industrial and noise.” on Moot Tapes.
RuthAnne – The Way I Love You EP
Irish Women In Harmony creator’s new collection.
Asa Moto – Marino EP
Soulwax’s Deewee label releases 5-tracks of wobbly electronica.
Keaton Henson – Fragments EP
An 8-track companion to last year’s Monument.
Ciaran Lavery – Happiness EP
A four track body of work that sees Lavery explore the concept of happiness.