April 13, 2018

This Week's New Albums: April 13th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 13/04/2018


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This Week's New Albums: April 13th 2018

Manic Street Preachers, The Weeknd and Breaking Benjamin are among the artists with new albums out this week.

Resistance Is Futile

Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile


The Welsh trio make it 13 albums and counting this week with Resistance Is Futile.

Recorded at the band’s new studio in Newport with long-time collaborator Dave Eringa producing, the album returns to the anthemic sweeping rock of Everything Must Go, with the band channelling Born To Run-era Bruce Springsteen on many of the tracks.

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My Dear Melancholy

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy

Universal Music

The R&B superstar returns with a six-track EP, French techno artist Gesaffelstein guests on a number of tracks, while Mike Will Made It, Skrillex and Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo all contribute production. 

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Breaking Benjamin - Ember

Hollywood Records

The bigselling US arena rockers return with their sixth full-length effort, an album produced by singer Benjamin Burley and featuring a guest appearance from Derek Hough. 


Tinashe - Joyride


The sultry singer drops her full third studio album this week, complete with hit single 'No Drama'. 

Future, Little Dragon, Offset, Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana all offer up guest slots. 

Baby Driver: The Score for a Score - Volume 2

Various Artists - Baby Driver: The Score for a Score - Volume 2


The second soundtrack album for Edgar Wright's 2017 car-chase film features selections from the movie's score by Steven Price, as well as bits of dialogue, songs from the original soundtrack, remixes, and songs that were left off the first album. 

Isaac Gracie

Isaac Gracie - Isaac Gracie

Virgin EMI Records

The hotly-tipped singer-songwriter unveils his long-awaited debut album this week. 


A Place to Bury Strangers - Pinned

Dead Oceans

The hard-hitting rock trio unveil their fifth studio album this week, their new LP in three years. 

The Lookout

Laura Veirs - The Lookout

Bella Union Records

The beloved songstress returns with her 10th studio album, produced, once again, by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, Veirs’ longtime collaborator and husband. 

Sufjan Stevens and My Morning Jacket's Jim James provide guest vocals.

Love in the Modern Age

Josh Rouse - Love In The Modern Age

Yep Roc

The alt-folk singer drops his 12th full-length effort this week. 

Rearview Town

Jason Aldean - Rearview Town

Sony Music CMG

The country superstar returns this week with a brand new collection, this time featuring a guest spot from Miranda Lambert. 

The Other

King Tuff - The Other

Sub Pop

The psych-pop trio unveil album number five and their first for four years. 

The Straight Hits!

Josh T. Pearson - The Straight Hits!


The eccentric troubadour unveils his first new album in seven years. The LP contains nine new tracks as well as a cover of Jonathan Terrell’s ‘Damn Straight’. 


Alison Wonderland - Awake

Virgin EMI Records

The Aussie electronica star unveils album number two this week, complete with collaborations with Chief Keef and Slumberjack. 

The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-revisited

Metallica - The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-revisited


The metal titans' 1987 EP, which includes covers of tracks from Diamond Head, Misfits and Killing Joke, gets a lavish re-release this week.