April 27, 2017

hmv.com previews... 10 of May's Best Albums
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 27/04/2017


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hmv.com previews... 10 of May's Best Albums

Kasabian, Paul Weller, Linkin Park and The Amazons are among the artists with new albums coming in May. 

A Kind Revolution

Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution

Out May 12th

After the spacey krautrock of Saturn’s Pattern, Weller returns to more domestic matters with A Kind Revolution.

A Kind Revolution was recorded at Weller's Black Barn Studios in Surrey and features 10 tracks in all.

The album features a number of guest appearances from the likes of Robert Wyatt, Boy George and soul singers PP Arnold and Madeleine Bell.


For Crying Out Loud

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud

Out May 5th

The Leicester follow-up 2014's 48:13 with a brand new collection. 

For Crying Out Loud has been produced by the band's key songwriter Serge Pizzorno and sees the band take a more upbeat direction with big pop hooks at the centre of things. 

One More Light

Linkin Park - One More Light

Out May 19th

The nu-metallers take a different turn from 2014’s The Hunting Party with their seventh full-length LP, moving away from the steel-plated tiffs and into more ethereal pop territory

The album sees the band bringing in outside writers for the first time and the debut of a female vocal for the first time with a guest appearance for rising star Kiiara.


Blondie - Pollinator

Out May 5th

The iconic pop stars return with a brand new studio album this month.

Pollinator is the follow-up to 2014's Ghosts Of Download and was produced by John Congleton, best known for his work with St. Vincent, War On Drugs and David Byrne. The album was recorded in New York's new closed down studio The Magic Shop.

It features tracks written by Sia, Charli XCX, Dev Hynes, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Johnny Marr as well as songs written by the band themselves.


Inter Alia

At The Drive-In - Inter Alia

Out May 5th

It’s been 17 years since the band’s last studio album, 2000’s groundbreaking Relationship Of Command, but they return with a new LP next month.

Now a fivesome again after former Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis replaced founding member Jim Ward, the album sees the band teaming up with Muse/Mastodon producer Rich Costey.



PWR BTTM - Pageant

Out May 12th

The power punk duo unveil their second full-length effort next month, an LP that sees them embrace much bigger choruses.

To read more about PWR BTTM, click here. 


Graveyard Shift

Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift

Out May 5th

The goth metallers return with a fourth album, their first since 2014’s Reincarnate and featuring new single ‘570’.


The Amazons

The Amazons - The Amazons

Out May 26th

The rambunctious Reading indie foursome come flying out of the traps with their debut LP, which arrives at the end of next month.

To find out more about them, click here.

Crooked Teeth

Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth

Out May 19th

The nu-metallers return with their ninth studio album, this time featuring collaborations with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, singer Skylar Grey and producers RAS and Colin Brittain. 

Different Days

The Charlatans - Different Days

Out May 26th

Tim Burgess and co drop their 13th studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s Modern Nature.

The album features an array of guest stars, Johnny Marr plays guitar on three tracks, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and comedienne supreme Sharon Horgan both sing and crime writer Ian Rankin and Kurt Wagner offer spoken word parts.