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Best Albums of December 2021: hmv.com previews the top five...
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Best Albums of December 2021: hmv.com previews the top five...

New albums from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Of Mice & Men and The Surfing Magazines all arrive in December...

 

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Barn

Out December 10th. 

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Neil Young reunites with Crazy Horse for a new LP, the 41st of his career to date. 

The band's line-up features, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Nils Lofgren, working alongside Young's long-time collaborator Niko Bolas on production. 

The album was recorded this past summer in a restored 19th-century barn high up in the Rockies, a barn that gives the 10-track album its name.

A film of the making of the album, directed by Young's wife, actress Daryl Hannah, will be released alongside the LP. 

 

Of Mice & Men - Echo

Out December 3rd

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The post-hardcore types bring together their Timeless, Bloom and Ad Infinitum EPs along with a selection of new tracks for this new album. 

Self-produced by the band, the LP' is the band's first since their departure from Rise Records. 

Sonically, it is the foursome at their very heaviest...

 

Volbeat - Servant Of The Mind

Out December 3rd

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The eccentric Danish metaller drop their eighth studio LP at the start of next month. 

The LP finds the group bringing together their signature brew of signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll. 

Speaking about the album, frontman Michael Poulsen said: “I wrote the whole album in three months. I was in a good place and mood while at home, and had a captive audience of myself… There are a lot of Volbeat signatures in it. If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band has developed its style, while keeping the signature sound.”

Former Alphabeat singer Stine Bramsen guests on the album, providing vocals on 'Dagen Før'. 

 

The Lottery Winners - Something To Leave The House For

Out December 3rd

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The Greater Manchester foursome release their second studio album at the start of December.

A joyous, fizzy collection of pop-rock, the LP finds the band in a relentlessly upbeat mood.

The album is packed with guests, with Sleeper’s Louise Wener, Frank Turner and KT Tunstall all collaborating with the band.

 

The Surfing Magazines - Badgers Of Wymesworld

Out December 3rd

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The garage-rock supergroup, which consists of one half of Slow Club and two-thirds of The Wave Pictures, return with a new LP. 

The foursome recorded the album at Ranscomb Studio in Rochester in February last year, finishing just days before the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

A frenetic, sprawling 17-track collection, the quartet blend Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and the finest surf guitar music of the 1960s into a glorious melting pot. 

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Barn Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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