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Best Albums of March 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Albums of March 2019: hmv.com previews the top 10...

Foals, Weezer and Dido are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in March. 

 

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1

(Out March 8th)

 

For the follow-up to What Went Down, the Oxford troupe have returned with not one, but two new albums. 

Now shorn from a five down to a four with the departure of bassist Walter Greaves, the band have also gone it alone this time, working without a producer. 

The first part of the double release is billed as the trippy, more electronic part of the pair, and, as you can hear on new single 'Exits', the band's boundless ambition is still very much intact...

 

 

Dido - Still On My Mind

(Out March 8th)

 

Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, better known to everyone simply as Dido, has been quiet in recent years. 

Having sold 34 million copies of her first two albums, 1999's No Angel and 2003's Life For Rent, she established herself as one of the world's most successful singers.

Her next two LPs, 2008's Safe Trip Home and 2013's Girl Who Got Away, saw her experimenting with new producers and new influences. But, not long after the release of Girl Who Got Away, it all went radio silent. Now though, she's back. 

Written and recorded at her home with her brother Rollo, who was part of Faithless, the album sees the singer in a fun-filled mood...

 

 

Lucy Rose - No Words Left

(Out March 22nd)

 

The songstress returns with her fourth full-length effort towards the end of next month, her first since 2017's Something's Changing. 

The album sees Rose reunite with producer Tim Bidwell and continue in the stripped back intimate vein of Something's Changing. 

 

 

Weezer - The Black Album

(Out March 1st)

 

After fully embracing summery pop on 2017’s Pacific Daydream, Weezer return with something rather different for their next trick.

This LP, which is their 12th and the fifth to go out with a colour rather than a full title, sees the band recording with Yeah Yeah Yeahs/TV On The Radio man Dave Sitek.

The Black Album sees Rivers Cuomo in a more playful mood, as you can hear on new jam ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’, which mixes rock, funk and disco, with Cuomo’s signature ability to create a triumphant chorus.

 

 

Jenny Lewis - On The Line

(Out March 22nd)

 

The former Rilo Kiley singer drops fourth studio album late next month, her first since 2014’s The Voyager.

To help her out, Lewis has recruited some all-star guests, including Ringo Starr, Beck, former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, multi-instrumentalist/producer Don Was and iconic session drummer Jim Keltner.

 

 

While She Sleeps - SO WHAT?

(Out March 1st)

 

The hardcore metallers are striking out of their own in 2019. Their new album has been recorded in their own Sleeps Audio studio and will be released on their own label.

Not everything is new though. They’re working once again with producer Carl Bown and their trademark piledriving guitars and relentless drive are still as potent as ever they were.

Judge for yourselves on new single ‘Anti-Social’...

 

 

Karen O/Danger Mouse - Lux Prima

(Out March 15th)

 

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer collaborates with super producer Brian 'Danger Mouse' Burton for this new joint album. 

The album sees the pair mixing Burton's taste for spacey, widescreen production with O's urgent vocals. 

 

 

Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

(Out March 29th)

 

The hotly-tipped singer finally gets around to unveiling her debut album at the end of March. 

Produced by her brother, fellow singer-songwriter and sometime actor Finneas, the album showcases Eilish's raw power and haunting vocals across 14 excellent tracks.

 

La Dispute - Panorama

(Out March 22nd)

 

The beloved post-hardcore types are back with their first new studio album in five years in March.

Produced by frequent collaborator Will Yip, the album has been inspired by the drives La Dispute mainman Jordan Dreyer would take with his partner from their home in the East Hills neighbourhood of Grand Rapids to Lowell, Michigan.

It's another thoughtful, elegant and interesting record from a band who continue to push the boundaries of hardcore.

 

 

Sigrid - Sucker Punch

(Out March 8th)

The Norwegian singer finally gets around to dropping her debut LP in the second week of March.

Among the production talent on the record are Jonny Latimer, whose credits include Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith, Clean Bandit collaborator Nonnie Bao and Oscar Holter, who helped Taylor Swift and Charli XCX on recent smashes.

The album includes hit singles 'Don't Kill My Vibe' and 'Strangers', and sets the singer up for a busy few weeks that will see her head out on tour across Europe with George Ezra.

 

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