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Best Albums of September 2020: previews the top 10...
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Best Albums of September 2020: previews the top 10...

Deftones, Doves and Hurts are among the artists with new albums hitting shelves in September...


Deftones - Ohms

Out September 25th

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The metallers unveil the long-awaited follow-up to 2016's Gore at the end of next month. 

Produced by Terry Date, who oversaw the band's classic LPs Around The Fur and White Pony, the album is the band's ninth of their career. 

A 10-track record, the album finds the band in vicious form, as you hear on the title track below... 


Hurts - Faith

Out September 4th

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The Mancunian dark-pop duo drop their fifth full-length effort at the start of next month. 

Moving away from the sweeping sonics of their last two albums, Faith promises a more visceral sound. 

Self-produced by the pair, the album is their first since their departure from major label Sony. 


Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine

Out September 25th

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The former Moloko releases her fifth solo LP and her first since 2016's Take Her Up To Monto. 

A pure disco LP, it has been made in partnership with longtime collaborator DJ Parrot. 

You can hear Murphy's embrace of classic disco stylings on slinky new single 'Something More'...


Declan McKenna - Zeros

Out September 4th

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The singer-songwriter unveils the follow-up to his well-received 2017 debut What Do You Think About The Car? early next month. 

Produced by Jay Joyce, whose credits include Halestorm, Little Big Town and Eric Church, the album finds McKenna delving more into country and the 70s sonics of Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash.  


Doves - The Universal Want

Out September 11th

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It's been 11 years since we last had an album from powerhouse indie trio Doves, but that changes next month. 

The band had been on hiatus for the past eight years, with frontman Jimi Goodwin releasing a solo album and brothers Jez and Andy Williams working as Black Rivers. 

They reunited at the tail end of 2018 and have now put a new album together.

Recorded in their home studio in Cheshire along with sessions in Alabama and Alcester with Mallory Knox/We Are The Ocean producer Dan Austin. 

As you can hear on new single 'Prisoners', they've not lost their ability to build soaring indie anthems...


Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

Out September 25th

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The beloved troubadour releases his first solo album since 2015's universally adored Carrie & Lowell. 

Led by sprawling 12-minute single 'America', the album is a whopping 15 tracks and clocks in at over 80 minutes. 

The record is Steven's second to emerge in 2020 following the release of Aporia, an ambient LP he made with his stepfather and label Asthmatic Kitty co-founder Lowell Brams. 


Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos

Out September 11th

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The God of F**k releases album number 11 of his career next month, his first since 2017's Heaven Upside Down. 

The album is Manson's first since the departure of bandmate and co-producer Tyler Bates, with country producer Shooter Jennings now installed as his co-producer and co-writer. 


Hannah Georgas - All That Emotion

Out September 4th


The Canadian singer follows up 2016's For Evelyn with a brand new collection.

Produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, with whom Georgas has been touring as part of their live set-up, the album finds Georgas in reflective form. 

She bills the album as chronicling "...he hardships we go through make us grow into stronger people. The album is about healing, self-reflection, and getting up again at the end of the day."


Idles - Ultra Mono

Out September 25th

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The all-conquering alt-punks return with their third album at the end of September. 

Nick Launay and Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan, who produced the band's hugely successful second album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, return to production duties.

The album features guest appearances from Savages' singer Jehnny Beth, Warren Ellis, The Jesus Lizard's David Yow, and, rather oddly, Jamie Cullum


Will Butler - Generations

Out September 25th

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The Arcade Fire guitarist unleashes his second solo album next month. 

Recorded at Butler's home in Brooklyn, the album is self-produced, with half of the mixing done in Montreal by longtime Arcade Fire engineer Mark Lawson and the other half by Brooklyn-based producer Shiftee.

Speaking about the record, Butler said: "My first record, Policy, was a book of short stories. Generations is more of a novel—despairing, funny, a little bit epic…"

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