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Best Albums of November 2019: previews the top 10...
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Best Albums of November 2019: previews the top 10...

Michael Kiwanuka, Kele and Westlife are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in November...


Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA

Out November 1st


The soulful singer-songwriter unveils his third studio album next month. 

The album has been produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same team who helped Kiwanuka helm 2016's Love & Hate.

After the introspection of Love & Hate, this is billed by the singer as a more positive and outward-looking follow-up. 



FKA Twigs - Magdalene

Out November 8th


Next month finally heralds the arrival of the follow-up to FKA twigs’ critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize-nominated debut LP1. 

Magdalene was recorded in London, New York and Los Angeles, with Nicholas Jaar and Future among the guests on the album.



Kele - 2042

Out November 8th


The Bloc Party frontman unveils his fourth solo album in November. 

The LP is the follow-up to 2017's Fatherland and sees Okereke's returning to the dancier sound of his earlier solo work, after his stripped back third LP. 

A 16-track record, the album finds the singer in a forthright mood with tracks like 'LET ENGLAND BURN', 'ST KAEPERNICK WEPT' and 'CYRIL’S BLOOD'. 

It will be released on Okereke's own KOLA Records label. 



DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

Out November 15th


The dance maestro makes it six albums and counting with the release of the spikily titled Our Pathetic Age. 

Run the Jewels, Ghostface Killah, Nas, Raekwon and Interpol's Paul Banks are among the guests on the album.



King Princess - Cheap Queen

Out November 1st


The hotly-tipped singer, who is signed Atto Mark Ronson's new imprint Zelig Records, unveils her debut album in November.

Among the production talent on the record are frequent Florence + The Machine collaborator Kid Harpoon and hit maker Teo Halm.

The record includes hit singles 'Cheap Queen' and 'Prophet', while folk star Tobias Jesso Jr. guests on 'Isabel's Moment'.



A Winged Victory For The Sullen - The Undivided Five

Out November 1st


Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie unveil their third album at the start of next month. 

The LP is the pair's first since 2014's Atomos and was a typically epic undertaking, recorded in eight different recording studios across Europe.

The pair have named French impressionist composer Claude Debussy and sadly departed Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson as key inspiration for this new nine-track collection.



Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere

Out November 1st


Lynne continues his rich vein of productivity with the release of his 14th album under the ELO banner. 

Recorded with engineer Steve Jay, the album features 10 tracks and finds Lynne in direct form, with every song crossing the three-minute mark, but none crossing the four-minute-barrier. 

Lynne has largely acted as a one-man-band on this new album, singing and playing guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, keyboards and vibraphone.



Anavae - 45

Out November 1st


Heartswelling rock duo Rebecca Need-Menear and Jamie Finch finally get around to releasing their debut album in November.

Recorded with We Are The Ocean/Eliza & The Bear producer Pete Miles, the album showcases the pair's sonic ambition, with enormous soundscapes and giant choruses.



Sleep Token - Sundowning

Out November 22nd


The masked, anonymous collective unveil their debut LP next month. 

It's a chilling, barrage of electronics and orchestral flourishes. 



Westlife - Spectrum

Out November 8th


The all-conquering and reunited boyband return with their first new album in nine years. 

Overseen by super-producer Steve Mac, the LP features four tracks written by Ed Sheeran as well as contributions from James Bay and OneRepublic mainman Ryan Tedder. 


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