August 22, 2018

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

hmv London; 22/08/2018

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

Paul Weller, Suede, Christine And The Queens and Paul McCartney are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in September.

Egypt Station

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station

Out September 7th

The songwriting genius unveils his first new album since 2013's New, making it the 17 solo albums and counting. 

Egypt Station has been produced by Adele/Sia hitmaker Greg Kurstin, with the exception of one track produced by OneRepublic mainman Ryan Tedder.

The album will contain 16 tracks, including singles 'I Don't Know' and 'Come On To Me'.


True Meanings

Paul Weller - True Meanings

Out September 14th

The Modfather continues his prolific recent form with True Meanings, his third album in the past four years.

The LP is the 14th solo album of Weller's career and the 26th of his career in all. 

The album is a departure for Weller from his recent work, with the jerky krautrock left behind and dreamy, 60s pop inspired taking centre stage. 

The Zombies' Rod Argent, Lucy Rose, White Label’s Tom Doyle and Noel Gallagher all guest on the album.


Christine and The Queens - Chris

Out September 21st

Héloïse Letissier smashed expectations with the success of her debut album Chaleur Humaine and it's fun-filled quirky pop, but now she must deliver a follow-up. 

For new second LP, all 11 tracks are entirely written, arranged, and performed by Letissier, with American funkster Dâm-Funk guesting. 

Letissier has said the album will channel her teenage years and, as you can hear from lead-off single, it harks back to the crisp pop of Michael Jackson and Prince that inspired her to begin songwriting. 


Jungle - For Ever

Out September 14th

The mysterious London duo finally follow-up their hugely acclaimed 2014 debut album next month with For Ever.

Initially, Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson headed to Los Angeles to write and record their second LP, but after difficult adjusting and the demise of their long-term relationships, the pair returned to London. 

They've described the new album as "post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs". Sounds good to us...

The Blue Hour

Suede - The Blue Hour

Out September 21st

The Britpop icons, now revitalised, release their third album in the past five years. 

Recorded at Assault & Battery Studios in London with U2/Foals man Alan Moulder, marking the first time since 2002 that Suede haven't recorded with regular producer Ed Buller. 

Eight tracks on the album have been recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and frontman Brett Anderson has billed the LP as the band's "most complicated" album to date. 

All the Things I Never Said

Pale Waves - My Mind Wakes Noises

Out September 14th

The 1975 approved oddballs unveil their much-anticipated debut album next month. 

The album includes hit singles 'Television Romance' and 'There’s A Honey'. 


In the Blue Light

Paul Simon - In the Blue Light

Out September 7th

The iconic songwriter revisits his back catalogue on his 14th solo album, producing an LP of re-recordings of select lesser-known songs from Simon's catalogue, often altering their original arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics.

The album was recorded with producer Roy Halee and a band that includes trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and The National's Bryce Dessner. 

Among the songs re-worked are 'René and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War', 'Darling Lorraine' and 'How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns'.

Living the Dream

Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Living the Dream

Out September 21st

The legendary Guns N' Roses axeman re-teams with the Alter Bridge frontman for a third time, following up 2014's hit World On Fire. 

Produced by Alter Bridge regular Michael “Elvis” Baskette and recorded at Slash's new Snakepit Studios in Los Angeles earlier this year, the album sees the band in a confident mood. 


Toast to Our Differences

Rudimental - Toast to Our Differences

Out September 7th

The dance collective drop their third album at the start of September, following 2015's We The Generation. 

As ever, the album is packed with guests, with Anne-Marie, Jess Glynne, Macklemore, James Arthur and Ladysmith Black Mambazo all featured on the album. 


The Joy Formidable - AAARTH

Hassle Records

The powerhouse Welsh trio unveil their fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2016's Hitch. 

Self-produced by the trio, the album was laid down in the band's mobile recording studio, with the bulk of the work done in their native Wales and the canyons of the Utah/Arizona border. 

The title references the Welsh word 'arth', which means bear...