November 30, 2018

This Week's New Albums: November 30th 2018
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 30/11/2018


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This Week's New Albums: November 30th 2018

The 1975, Clean Bandit and Katherine Jenkins are amongst this week's new album releases...

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships


The Manchester four-piece return this week with their third album, self-produced by frontman Matthew Healy and drummer/multi-instrumentalist George Daniel.

Featuring the singles 'Love It If We Made It', 'Give Yourself a Try' and 'Sincerity Is Scary', A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships sees the band pushing into new sonic territory.

Read our full preview here.

What Is Love?

Clean Bandit - What Is Love?


The electronic pop trio return this week with the follow-up to their chart-topping 2014 debut album New Eyes.

Containing 12 new tracks including hit singles 'Symphony', 'Solo' and 'Rockabye', Clean Bandit's sophomore album What Is Love? arrives in stores today and includes contributions from Demi Lovato, Sean Paul, Craig David, Stefflon Don, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Big Boi, among many others.

Guiding Light

Katherine Jenkins – Guiding Light

Decca Classics

Two years on from the release of her twelfth album Celebration, the Welsh mezzo-soprano returns this week with her thirteenth full-length offering.

Guiding Light arrives in stores today and contains 15 new tracks including a cover of Stormzy's 'Blinded By Your Grace', a rendition of The Greatest Showman tune 'Never Enough' and a duet with Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel on a cover of Cat Stevens hit 'Morning Has Broken'.

The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard

Def Leppard – The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard


Sheffield rockers Def Leppard unleash their first Greatest Hits collection since 2005, which includes fan favourites such as 'Animal', 'Rocket' and 'Pour Some Sugar on Me', as well as a cover of Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' and the band's new Christmas single 'We All Need Christmas'.

Click here to read our interview with guitarist Phil Collen.

Glastonbury 2000

David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000


David Bowie's headline set at Glastonbury Festival in 2000 has become the stuff if legend for those who witnessed it, but despite the BBC covering the festival with its fourth year of live broadcasts from Worthy Farm, at Bowie's request the full set was never allowed to air, leaving those in the shadow of the Pyramid Stage as the lucky few to bear witness to his career-spanning live set. Until now, that is.

Bowie's full headlining set is due to arrive in stores this week on CD, Vinyl and a CD/DVD box set, offering fans the opportunity to see and hear Bowie's legendary performance in all its glory.

Now That's What I Call a Party 2019

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call a Party 2019


The latest compilation from the folks at NOW lands in stores this week and features 45 party hits from the likes of Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Robbie Williams, among many, many others.


Bryan Ferry and his Orchestra – Bitter-sweet

BMG Rights Management

Following his work on the soundtrack for Sky Atlantic / Netflix series Babylon Berlin, the former Roxy Music frontman returns with a new album which filters some classic Roxy Music and solo hits through the prism of the 1920s jazz stylings that informed his work on the TV series. Backed by his orchestra, on Bitter-sweet Ferry delivers newly reworked versions of songs such as 'While I'm Still Breathing', 'Alphaville' and 'Sea Breezes'.

Songs for Judy

Neil Young – Songs for Judy


The veteran singer-songwriter unveils his new live album Songs for Judy this week, which features recordings culled from various U.S. venues on his fabled 1976 tour. Young and his band deliver blistering live renditions of 22 songs including 'After the Gold Rush', 'Harvest' and 'The Needle and the Damage Done'.

The Pains of Growing

Alessia Cara – The Pains of Growing

Virgin EMI Records

The R&B starlet returns with the follow-up to her 2015 debut LP Know-It-All this week. New album The Pains of Growing contains 15 new tracks including singles 'Growing Pains' and 'Trust My Lonely', and features contributions from production duo Pop & Oak and Kanye West mentor No I.D.

One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Gregory Porter - One Night Only: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Decca Records

The jazz baritone from Sacramento, California releases his new live album today, featuring the set recorded at his stunning one-off show at London's Albert Hall in March this year. The new album features Porter's stunning live performance in full, including renditions of 'Mona Lisa', 'When Love Was King' and ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam'.

Creed II: The Album

Various Performers - Creed II: The Album


The soundtrack to the Rocky spin-off sequel starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone arrives in stores today and includes tracks by the likes of Vince Staples, Nas & Rick Ross, Bon Iver, Lil Wayne and Ella Mai.


Jeff Tweedy - Warm

dBpm Records

Following the release of his memoir earlier this month, the Wilco frontman returns with his second album of solo material this week.

Bad Times at the El Royale

Various Performers – Bad Times at the El Royale OST

Warner Jazz

The soundtrack for Drew Goddard's neo-noir crime thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson and John Hamm makes its arrival in stores today.

Pinkfong Presents the Best of Babyshark

Pinkfong – Pinkfong Presents The Best of Babyshark


The folks behind 2018's most infuriatingly catchy song are back to deliver a whole Babyshark album.