November 3, 2017

This Week's New Albums: November 3rd 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 03/11/2017

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This Week's New Albums: November 3rd 2017

Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Bryan Adams and Sheridan Smith are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

The Thrill of It All

Sam Smith - The Thrill Of It All

Capitol

After shifting 12 million copies of his debut album In The Lonely Hour, Smith has taken his time crafting a follow-up, but it arrives finally this week.

The album sees Smith working alongside long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes, but he also calls on an array of producing talent including Timbaland, StarGate and Zayn Malik/Frank Ocean knob twiddler Malay.

Smith has promised a painfully intimate collection of songs, as shown on lead-off single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Red Pill Blues

Maroon 5 - Red Pill Blues

Polydor

Now a seven-piece, the pop collective return with their sixth full-length effort, their first since 2014’s V.

Including new single ‘What Lovers Do’, the album sees the band in the studio with likes of Diplo, Charlie Puth and John Ryan to create a collection that owes more to hip-hop and R’n’B than their previous efforts.

The band have recruited heavyweights guests for this LP, with A$AP Rocky, Julia Michaels, SZA and LunchMoney Lewis all featuring.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Sheridan - The Album

Sheridan Smith - Sheridan - The Album

East West

The actress, best known for her starring roles in Cilla and Gavin And Stacey, shows off her singing voice on this debut album.

The collection sees her taking on tunes from La La Land and Funny Girl as well as classics from Robert Palmer and Gnarls Barkley.

The Dusk in Us

Converge - The Dusk In Us

Epitaph

The hardcore powerhouses have left us waiting for five years now, but they return with a new album next month.

Produced by the band’s own Kurt Ballou, the LP might find the Massachusetts foursome in their 27th year, but they’ve lost none of their ferocity. As you can hear on new single ‘I Can Tell You About Pain’...

Ultimate

Bryan Adams - Ultimate

Polydor

The hugely successful Canadian singer-songwriter gathers together 21 of his biggest hits, including 'Can't Stop This Thing We Started', 'Summer Of '69' and 'Heaven'. 

Unapologetically

Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically

Sony Music CMG

The much-fancied country songstress unveils her second studio album and the follow-up to the Gold-selling The First Time. 

Now That's What I Call Christmas

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Christmas

Now

71 of the biggest Christmas classics are gathered together for this lavish compilation, with Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Wham! and so many more included. 

Now That's What I Call Disney

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Disney

Now

97 of Disney's classics, including iconic tunes from Frozen, Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King, are included on this all-encompassing four-disc collection. 

Just the Beginning

Grace VanderWaal - Just The Beginning

Syco Music

The America's Got Talent champ unveils her first full-length effort. 

Berserker

Beast In Black - Berserker

Nuclear Blast

Former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen launches his new industrial metal band with this full-length LP. 

Either Way, It's the Best of the Twang

The Twang - Either Way, It's The Best Of The Twang

Jump The Cut

The Brummie indie collective gather up their hits for this new 'Greatest Hits' compilation. 

The Animal Spirits

James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits

Border Community

Dance producer James Holden unites with long-time collaborators Tom Page and Etienne Jaumet, as well as Marcus Hamblett, Liza Bec and Lascelle Gordon for this new album, which is heavily inspired by Morocco’s Gnawa trance tradition.