This Week's New Albums: February 17th 2017
Ryan Adams, Amy Macdonald, Kid Cudi and Big Sean are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
After going self-titled back in 2015 this time Ryan Adams goes to jail with his new album Prisoner.
After the quiet contemplation of his self-titled LP, this is a louder, brasher record taking in influences from AC/DC and ELO, his first recorded since his split with wife Mandy Moore.
Adams handled the majority of the production himself, but he enlisted the help of Rolling Stones producer Don Was to cut down the 80 songs he’d written to a more manageable 12.
Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'
The rapper, who has been through a tough time lately with a spell in rehab for depression and suicidal urges, channels his frustrations into a brand new album.
To help him on this his sixth studio album, Cudi calls on production from Dot da Genius, Mike Dean, Mike Will Made It, Anthony Kilhoffer and Plain Pat, along with guest appearances from André 3000, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith.
Amy Macdonald - Under Stars
The big-selling singer-songwriter Macdonald unveils her first studio album in over five years.
The singer has worked on the album with Cam Blackwood, who has worked with both George Ezra and Florence and The Machine in the past, as well as production duo My Riot, who have worked closely in the past with London Grammar and Birdy.
Nikki Lane - Highway Queen
The country superstar aims high on her third full-length effort.