September 26, 2017

Best Albums of October 2017: previews the top 10...
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 26/09/2017

Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Best Albums of October 2017: previews the top 10...

Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware, P!nk and Robert Plant are among the artists with new albums out in October...

As You Were

Liam Gallagher - As You Were

Out October 6th

The former Oasis frontman rebounds after the demise of Beady Eye with his first solo album proper.

For help, the singer has turned to Sia/Adele producer Greg Kurstin and Dan Grech-Marguerat, best known for his work with The Vaccines and The Kooks. His former Oasis colleague Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and regular Mark Ronson collaborator Andrew Wyatt also make contributions.

The album includes hit single ‘Wall Of Glass’ as well as stomping new track ‘For What It’s Worth’.


Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

Out October 20th

The sultry singer unveils her third studio album next month, the follow-up to 2014’s hit Tough Love.

For her third LP Ware has recruited some pop heavyweights with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Samuel Preston all helping on various tracks.

The album includes new hit single ‘Selfish Love’ and 11 other tracks, including a collaboration with The Blue Nile’s Paul Buchanan.


Beautiful Trauma

P!nk - Beautiful Trauma

Out October 13th

The singer returns with her seventh studio album and her first since 2012’s The Truth About Love.

Featuring production from frequent Olly Murs collaborator Steve Mac, Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, songwriter supreme Max Martin and the aforementioned Greg Kurstin, the album sees the singer head into fiery political territory with tracks like ‘Barbies’ and ‘What About Us’.


Carry Fire

Robert Plant - Carry Fire

Out October 13th

The Led Zeppelin frontman returns next month with his 11th LP as a solo artist and his second with the Sensational Space Shifters serving as his backing band.

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde makes a guest appearance, duetting with Plant on a new rendition of Ersel Hickey's 'Bluebirds over the Mountain'.


Beck - Colors

Out October 13th

It’s taken Beck Hansen three years to deliver the follow-up to his mournful 2014 effort Morning Phase, but he returns next month with the altogether brighter Colors.

Greg Kurstin (boy he’s been busy hasn’t he?) is at the controls and between him and Hansen they’ve cooked up a groove-laden collection for the dark winter nights.


Weezer (White Album)

Weezer - Pacific Daydreamer

Out October 27th

In contrast to some of their colleagues this month, Weezer have taken no time at all in producing the follow-up to their 2016 effort The White Album.

The band have called in a range of producers, including J. R. Rotem, who handled Gwen Stefani’s most recent effort, and Toby Gad, frequent collaborator and confidant of John Legend.

The album includes monster summer smash ‘Mexican Fender’ and new jam ‘Feels Like Summer’.


Kele Okereke - Fatherland

Out October 6th

The Bloc Party frontman has headed to Portland to record his third solo effort which moves away from the thumping grooves of his earlier work and into much folkier territory.

To help him out, the singer has recruited Years and Years’ Olly Alexander and Corinne Bailey Rae for this new album.



St. Vincent - Masseducation

Out October 13th

Annie Clark’s fifth studio LP arrives next month, her first new output since her 2014 self-titled effort.

Jenny Lewis and Clark’s former partner Cara Delevingne provide backing vocals, while Kamasi Washington lends a hand with some saxophone.

Produced largely with Bleachers mainman Jack Antonoff, the album has been described by Clark as "all about sex and drugs and sadness". We can't wait...


Cults - Offering

Out October 6th

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin have taken a little break from releasing their delightful indie pop, but they’re back with their first LP in four years.

Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down

Out October 6th

The God of F**k makes it 10 albums in all next month with the release of Heaven Upside Down.

This album sees Manson move away from the Bowie esque blues of The Pale Emperor and return to the industrial stomp of his earlier work, as shown on new single ‘We Know Where You F***ing Live’.