April 6, 2018

This Week's New Albums: April 6th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 06/04/2018


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This Week's New Albums: April 6th 2018

Kylie Minogue, 30 Seconds To Mars, Lisa Stansfield and Eels are among the artists with new albums out this week. 


Kylie Minogue - Golden

BMG Rights Management

Last time we had a studio album from Kylie Minogue, she was getting all festive and duetting with James Corden, but things are quite different on new album Golden.

During the writing and recording of this album, Minogue has been working in Nashville and there is a distinct country influence on much of her new LP.

Among the writers and producers, the singer has worked for her new LP are Amy Wadge (she of co-writing ‘Thinking Out Loud’ fame), frequent Taylor Swift collaborator Nathan Chapman as well as rising dance producer Sky Adams.

The album also includes a duet with throaty troubadour Jack Savoretti.

Click here to read our full preview


Tom Misch - Geography

Beyond The Groove

22-year-old Tom Misch is an incredible proposition. A soulful multi-instrumentalist who brings together smooth R&B, hip-hop beats and gliding electronica.

His debut album, which is being released by his own label Beyond The Groove, arrives this week. 

Song for Alpha

Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha


Dance maverick Daniel Avery has taken his sweet time with the follow-up to his hugely acclaimed 2013 LP Drone Logic, but it finally drops this week with techno and psychedelia pushed to the fore. 


30 Seconds to Mars - America


The Jared Leto led trio return with their fifth studio album and their first new LP for five years. 

Featuring hit singles 'Walk On Water' and 'Dangerous Night', the album sees the band teaming up with dance producers Zedd and Robopop, while A$AP Rocky and Halsey both guest on the album. 

Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Various Artists - Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin


Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and Sam Smith are among the artists who have covered one of Elton John's classic tracks for this new compilation. 

Titled ReVamp, the album sees 13 of the singer and long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin's tracks reworked by contemporary artists, with Alessia Cara, Coldplay, The Killers, Lady Gaga and Queens Of The Stone Age among the other artists included. 

The Deconstruction

Eels - The Deconstruction

E Works

Mark Everett and his eccentric indie types return with their first new album in four years, an album made by Everett with longtime collaborators Koool G Murder, P-Boo, the Deconstruction Orchestra and Choir.

Click here to read our interview with Everett


Lisa Stansfield - Deeper


The singer, best known for her hit single 'All Around The World', returns with her eighth studio album, an album recorded with partner Ian Devaney and producer Snowboy. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings

Various Artists - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings


Presented in a lavish new box set, the soundtrack to the beloved fantasy epic is re-released this week, with a Blu-ray that features a high-resolution 5.1 mix and stereo mix of the entire score.

I Don't Run

Hinds - I Don't Run

Lucky Number Ltd

The Spanish firebrands return with their second full-length effort, an album recorded with Gordon Raphael, producer of The Strokes' classic Is This It?

Click here to read our interview with the band.

Erase Me

Underoath - Erase Me

Fearless Records

The Christian metalcore types cement their reunion with their eighth studio album and first for eight years. Produced by Panic! At The Disco/Sum 41 knob twiddler Matt Squire, it also marks the return of founding drummer and clean vocalist Aaron Gillespie since 2008's Lost in the Sound of Separation

Sex & Food

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food


The New Zealand electro experimentalists return with a brand new collection, this time recorded in different places across the world, with South Korea, Vietnam, Mexico City and Iceland among the origins of this new LP. 

Goat Girl

Goat Girl - Goat Girl

Beggars Banquet

The hotly tipped punks unveil their debut album, an LP which includes a whopping 19 tracks across 40 minutes. 


Bleed from Within - Era

Century Media

The Scottish metalcore fivesome roar back with their first new album in five years. 

Find a Light

Blackberry Smoke - Find a Light


The Southern rockers follow up 2016's hit Like An Arrow with a brand new collection. 

On Hold

Fenne Lily - On Hold

Fenne Lily

The much-tipped singer-songwriter unveils her debut album this week, an album recorded in Bristol and featuring a contribution from frequent PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish.