February 17, 2017

This Week's New Albums: February 17th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 17/02/2017


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This Week's New Albums: February 17th 2017

Ryan Adams, Amy Macdonald, Kid Cudi and Big Sean are among the artists with new albums out this week. 


Ryan Adams - Prisoner


After going self-titled back in 2015 this time Ryan Adams goes to jail with his new album Prisoner.

After the quiet contemplation of his self-titled LP, this is a louder, brasher record taking in influences from AC/DC and ELO, his first recorded since his split with wife Mandy Moore. 

Adams handled the majority of the production himself, but he enlisted the help of Rolling Stones producer Don Was to cut down the 80 songs he’d written to a more manageable 12.

Click here to read our interview with Adams. 

Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'

Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'

Island Records

The rapper, who has been through a tough time lately with a spell in rehab for depression and suicidal urges, channels his frustrations into a brand new album.

To help him on this his sixth studio album, Cudi calls on production from Dot da Genius, Mike Dean, Mike Will Made It, Anthony Kilhoffer and Plain Pat, along with guest appearances from André 3000, Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Under Stars

Amy Macdonald - Under Stars


The big-selling singer-songwriter Macdonald unveils her first studio album in over five years.

The singer has worked on the album with Cam Blackwood, who has worked with both George Ezra and Florence and The Machine in the past, as well as production duo My Riot, who have worked closely in the past with London Grammar and Birdy.

Click here to read our interview with Macdonald.

Brit Awards 2017

Various Artists - Brit Awards 2017

Universal Music TV

Ahead of this year's awards some of the biggest hits of 2016 and early 2017 are brought together across three discs. Among those included are hits from Clean Bandit, The Chainsmokers, The 1975 and more. 

Dread Times

Dreadzone - Dread Times


The dub reggae-infused rockers unveil their eighth studio LP this week. 

I Decided.

Big Sean - I Decided

Virgin EMI Records

Eminem, Jeremih and The Dream are among those who help out Big Sean on his fourth full-length effort. 

The Long Road Home

Danny Worsnop - The Long Road Home


The Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot frontman embraces country music on his debut solo album. 

The Incessant

Meat Wave - The Incessant

Big Scary Monsters

The Chicago punk trio unveil their second full-length effort. 

Lost in the Ghost Light

Tim Bowness - Lost In The Ghostlight

Sony Music CMG

Bowness, best known as one half of prog duo No Man, unveils his latest solo collection. 

Highway Queen

Nikki Lane - Highway Queen

New West

The country superstar aims high on her third full-length effort. 

Bringer of Pain

Battle Beast - Bringer Of Pain

Nuclear Blast

The Finnish heavy metallers return with their fourth LP. 

Anjunabeats - Volume 13

Various Artists - Anjunabeats: Volume 13


The 13th edition of the much-loved dance collection this time with tracks from Jaytech, Alpha 9 and Oliver Smith. 

Notes of Blue

Son Volt - Notes Of Blue

Transmit Sound

Jay Farrar, formerly one half of country blues duo Uncle Tupelo, unveils a brand new album this week.


Vant - Dumb Blood


The hotly-tipped indie foursome unveil their much-anticipated debut album this week.