This Week's New Albums: February 2nd 2018
Justin Timberlake, Rae Morris, Don Broco and Simple Minds are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Justin Timberlake - Man Of The Woods
The superstar takes a radical new turn on his follow-up to his 2013 double album The 20/20 Experience.
The material on this new LP is a departure for Timberlake and is more inspired by his Tennessee roots that the slick R&B he’s made his name with.
The album features production from Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Max Martin and Shellback and includes hit single 'Filthy'.
Rae Morris - Someone Out There
Rae Morris follows up her hit 2015 debut album Unguarded in early February with new LP Someone Out There.
She’s back with some serious production help, with Fryars, Ariel Rechtshaid, My Riot, Fred Gibson, Buddy Ross and Starsmith all on hand to help out for this album, which sees Morris take her quirky, ethereal pop to a new level.
Don Broco - Technology
After their departure from Sony Records, the eccentric pop rockers have regrouped with new label Sharptone Records and are preparing their third full-length effort.
Recorded with A frontman Jason Perry and Lower Than Atlantis key collaborator Dan Lancaster, the album sees the band combining the sharp-edged riffola of their debut album Priorities with the wide-eyed pop of 2015’s Automatic.
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
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The Scottish rockers, best known for their teen movie anthem 'Don't You (Forget About Me)', return with their 18th studio album this week.
The album marks a departure for the band, with a prominent soul influence and the addition of vocals from The Anchoress. It is also the first time since 2002 the band have recorded without drummer Mel Gaynor or keyboardist Andy Gillespie.
Saxon - Thunderbolt
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The Sheffield trad metallers drop album 22 of their career.
Andy Sneap has handled production for this one, which is the follow-up to their 2015 record Battering Ram.
Among the tracks on the album are ‘They Played Rock And Roll’, which is a tribute to Motorhead and the spooky 'Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)'.
Hookworms - Microshift
The Yorkshire psychedelic fivesome return this week with a fiery new LP, the third of their career to date and their first for four years.
AWOLNATION - Here Come The Runts
Aaron Bruno and arena rocking cohorts return with album number three this week.
Various Artists - Smooth Love Songs
37 of the smoothest tracks are gathered together for this two-disc compilation, which features classics from Al Green, The Temptations, Take That and The Commodores among others.
DZ Deathrays - Bloody Lovely
The raucous Australian duo return with their third album and their first for four years. The LP is their debut on new label Alcopop! Records.
Field Music - Open Here
The eccentric duo drop their sixth record this week, which features a guest appearance from The Cornshed Sisters' Liz Corney as well experimentations with strings and flutes...
Rhye - Blood
The Canadian/Danish duo drop their second full-length effort of quirky pop and R&B.
Bette Smith - Jetlagger
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The much-tipped soul singer unveils her debut album this week.