September 24, 2018

Best Albums of October 2018: previews the top 10...
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 24/09/2018

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Best Albums of October 2018: previews the top 10...

Tom Odell, Jess Glynne, twenty one Pilots and Behemoth are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in October.

Jubilee Road

Tom Odell - Jubilee Road

Out October 26th

The singer-songwriter follows up his hugely successful second LP Wrong Crowd with Jubilee Road, which drops at the end of the month. 

Written and recorded back in East London, the album is a 10-track collection and sees Odell writing, singing, performing and producing entirely by himself for the first time. 



twenty one Pilots - Trench

Out October 5th

The eccentric vaudeville pop duo, who were catapulted into the mainstream after the success of their 2015 LP Blurryface, finally drop the long-awaited follow-up. 

The pair's fifth album is no less grand in its ambition, a concept record built around a young man's escape from a mysterious organisation named DEMA...



Forever Neverland

MØ - Forever Neverland

Out October 19th

The Danish songstress has taken four years to follow-up her brilliant debut No Mythologies To Follow, but it finally arrives next month. 

Charli XCX, Diplo and Empress Of are among the collaborators who help out on the LP, which sees the singer continuing her rich vein of form of powerful, sassy and super catchy pop. 



Always in Between

Jess Glynne - Always in Between

Out October 12th

The singer follows up 2015's I Cry When I Laugh with a brand new collection, lead by new single 'I'll Be There'. 

To help her out, Glynne has called in some big name production talent, including John Legend/Demi Lovato frequent collaborator Toby Gad, hitmaker supreme Starsmith, Olly Murs' key man Steve Mac, One Direction songsmith Julian Bunetta and Years and Years' producer Mark Ralph. 

Glynne has already booked and largely sold out an arena tour to support the album, expect to come back with the songs to fill those cavernous rooms...



You Me At Six - VI

Out October 5th

The pop-rockers drop their sixth album at the beginning of next month, an album appropriately titled XI. 

Dan Austin, best known for his work with Biffy Clyro and Mallory Knox, has taken charge of this album. 

The album is the follow-up to 2017's Night People and sees the band moving back towards the powerhouse rock of their early work...


I Loved You at Your Darkest

Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest

Out October 5th

The beloved Polish extreme metallers follow up 2014's hugely acclaimed LP The Satanist with a new album, the 11th of their career to date. 

I Loved You At Your Darkest sees the band moving into hard rock territory, with AC/DC a key influence. Though with song titles like 'God = Dog' and 'If Crucifixion Was Not Enough...', it's safe to say the trio haven't lost their taste for religious controversy. 

The album has been produced by the band members themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand. It also features an epic collaboration with a 17-piece Polish orchestra...


Love Is Magic

John Grant - Love Is Magic

Out October 12th

The beloved singer-songwriter goes solo for a fourth time next month with lighter LP Love Is Magic. 

The follow-up to 2015's bleak Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, the album sees Grant exploring the concept of love over a backdrop featuring more synths and electronics than ever before. 

Grant has co-produced the album alongside Midlake’s Paul Alexander. 



Cat Power - Wanderer

Out October 5th

The eccentric singer-songwriter returns with her first new album in six years, the follow-up to 2012's Sun. 

The album was produced entirely by Marshall herself and was written and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles, with Lana Del Rey featuring on one track, which you can hear below:




KT Tunstall - WAX

Out October 5th

The Scottish singer returns with a new collection, the second album in a trilogy that began with her album KIN, a trilogy that will explore themes of body, mind and spirit. 

Produced by former Franz Ferdinand man Nick McCarthy, the album sees Tunstall focusing on the body and our complex relationship with physicality...


Dose Your Dreams

Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams

Out October 5th

The Canadian punks roar back with their fifth full-length effort, their first since 2014's Glass Boys. 

The album sees the band moving away from the ferocity of their earlier work into more psychedelic territory.

The LP also features frequent Arcade Fire collaborator Owen Pallett, who composed strings for the album...