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Best Albums of October 2020: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Albums of October 2020: hmv.com previews the top 10...

Bruce Springsteen, Nothing But Thieves, Faithless and are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in October...

 

Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You

Out October 23rd

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The Boss reunites with The E Street Band for this raw and rock and roll album.

Recorded in only five days with no overdubs, the album features nine new songs as well as fresh recordings of three songs that predate Springsteen’s 1973 debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.: 'Janey Needs A Shooter,' 'If I Was the Priest' and 'Song for Orphans'. 

Made with long-time producer Ron Aniello, the album is the singer's 20th of his career. 

 

Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic

Out October 23rd

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The indie rockers unveil the follow-up to 2017's Broken Machine in October. 

Recorded in Los Angeles with The 1975/Wolf Alice knob-twiddler Mike Crossey, the album moves the band away from the intense introspection of Broken Machine and into something more outward-looking. 

But, as you can hear on new single 'Real Love Song', they've not lost their touch for anthemic rock and roll...

 

Faithless - All Blessed

Out October 23rd

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It's been 10 years since the dance titans last released a studio album, but a new one arrives towards the end of October. 

To help them, singer Maxi Jazz, multi-instrumentalist Sister Bliss and producer Rollo Armstrong have assembled a battery of guest vocalists.

These include troubadour Damien Jurado, spoken word artist Suli Breaks and singer-songwriter Nathan Ball. 

 

Amy MacDonald - The Human Demands

Out October 30th

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The Scottish singer-songwriter unveils her fifth studio album at the end of October. 

Recorded with Kasabian/Arctic Monkeys producer Jim Abbiss, the album is MacDonald's first since her departure from Universal Music, her label since the age of 17. 

Billed as MacDonald's rawest record to date, she still packs a mean chorus, as you can hear on the LP's opener 'The Hudson'...

 

The Hunna - I'd Rather Die Than Let You In

Out October 2nd

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The raucous rockers have come through a legal fight with their former management and a change of label and now have a third LP to unleash. 

Recorded with pop-punk kingpin John Feldmann and featuring a guest appearance from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, the album finds the band in vicious, fiery form. 

 

Groove Armada - Edge Of The Horizon

Out October 2nd

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The dance duo, best known for their hits 'At The River' and 'I See You Baby', return with their first new album in over a decade. 

The album, which features 11 tracks, sees the pair collaborating with Chicago house music icon Paris Brightledge as well as Empire Of The Sun and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore.

 

Bon Jovi - 2020

Out October 2nd

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The all-conquering arena rockers release their 15th studio album at the start of next month. 

Produced by long-time collaborator John Shanks, the album finds frontman Jon Bon Jovi in a reflective mood. 

Among the albums' 11 tracks are song inspired by the death of George Floyd, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing struggle of migrants to settle in new lands. 

 

Future Islands - As Long As You Are

Out October 9th

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The eccentric indie dance collective drop their sixth full-length effort in October.

Self-producing for the first time, with the assistance of engineer Steve Wright, the new album is also the band's first with drummer Mike Lowry as an official member and songwriter. 

The album is a more ambient collection, with the glossy pop of the band's Singles album taking a back seat. 

 

I Don't Know How But They Found Me - Razzmatazz 

Out October 23rd

 

Former Panic! At The Disco bassist Dalton Weekes and one-time Falling In Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman come together to form this duo. 

The pair bring together vaudevillian musical theatre songs with 80s new wave to create an eccentric brand of pop, which is all their own.

Their debut album, produced by Sugarcult Tim Pagnotta, is one of the year's most anticipated debut LPs.

 

Travis - 10 Songs 

Out October 9th

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The indie heavyweights return with their new album since 2016's Everything At Once. 

Featuring songs all written by frontman Fran Healy, the album was recorded at RAK studios in London, co-produced by Healy and Florence and the Machine knob-twiddler Robin Baynton.

Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles are among the guests on the album...

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