This Week's New Albums: April 27th 2018
Blossoms, Anne-Marie, DMA's and Janelle Monae are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Blossoms - Cool Like You
Virgin EMI Records
The Stockport fivesome return with their second full-length effort this week.
The new LP sees the band embracing electronica wholeheartedly, channelling the new wave of Talk Talk and Prefab Sprout into the laddish indie of their earlier work.
For their second album, the band have reunited with The Coral frontman James Skelly for production duties.
Anne-Marie - Speak Your Mind
The singer, best known for her collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, finally gets around to releasing her debut album this week.
Production talent involved on the album include frequent Olly Murs collaborator Steve Mac, R&B powerhouse MNEK and TMS, who’ve come up with some of Sigma, Little Mix and Jess Glynne’s biggest hits.
The album features hit singles ‘Ciao Adios’ and ‘Alarm’ as well as a collaboration with dance maverick Marshmello.
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
The eccentric R&B star unveils her first new album in five years, which includes hit singles 'Pynk' and 'Make Me Feel'.
Among the guests on the album are Brian Wilson, Grimes, Zoe Kravitz and Pharrell Williams.
DMA's - For Now
The Australian Britpop revivalists return with their second full-length effort this week, an album produced by The Presets’ Kim Moyes.
Skindred - Big Tings
The ragga metallers drop their seventh studio album this week.
Reef frontman Gary Stringer and Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell are among the guests on the album, which has been produced by My Vitriol/Sumo Cycle knob twiddler James Loughrey.
Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy
Sony Music CMG
The veteran troubadour teams up with jazz virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco for this new collaboration, which sees the duo putting new spins on a series of standards, including classics from Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer.
Matt Cardle - Time To Be Alive
Sony Music CMG
The X-Factor champ returns with his first new album in five years, an album he has made with Ellie Goulding/Olly Murs frequent collaborator Jim Elliot.
The album sees Cardle opening up about his trouble with drug and alcohol addiction for a confessional and cathartic new LP.
We Are Scientists - Megaplex
The indie duo return with a sixth studio album, produced again by Max Hart, the album sees the band fully embracing electronica.
Riot V - Armor Of Light
The heavy metal stalwarts, once known as Riot, are back with a new album and a new line-up.
It is Riot's second album not featuring long-time guitarist and founder Mark Reale who died in 2012.
Godsmack - When Legends Rise
The nu-metallers make it seven albums and counting this week with When Legends Rise, their first new album in four years.
Various Artists - Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert
Sony Music CMG
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's beloved musical is reworked and brought to life again with John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles among the key cast.
Various Artists - Hip-hop: The Golden Era
Universal Music TV
72 hip-hop classics from between 1979 and 1999 are brought together on this four-disc compilation.
Among the artists included are Public Enemy, Nas, N.W.A and The Notorious B.I.G.
Okkervil River - In The Rainbow Rain
The Texan folk collective, led by frontman Will Shelf, return with a new LP, the ninth of their career.
Produced by Alabama Shakes/The War On Drugs man Shawn Everett, the album sees Shelf teaming up with regular collaborators Benjamin Lazar Davis, Will Graefe, Sarah Pedinotti and Cully Symington.
Sink the Ship - Persevere
The Cleveland post-hardcore group come back firing with new album Perserverance.
Louise Dearman - For You, For Me
The singer, best known for her various roles in the West End, returns with a new album, this time taking on tracks from La La Land, Hamilton and Waitress among others.