July 21, 2017

This Week's New Albums: July 21st 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 21/07/2017


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This Week's New Albums: July 21st 2017

Now That's What I Call Music! 97 and new albums from Dizzee Rascal, Foster The People and Declan McKenna are among the new releases out this week. 

Now That's What I Call Music! 97

Now That's What I Call Music! 97

Now Music

The 97th Now compilation includes 45 tracks across two discs. Among the tracks featured are five Number One singles from Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson, Harry Styles and the recent Artists For Grenfell team-up. 

Tracks from the likes of The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Little Mix also featured on the compilation. 

Click here for full details of the tracklisting. 


Dizzee Rascal - Raskit

Island Records

The rapper releases his sixth studio album and his first since 2013's The Fifth.

Click here to read our full preview

Sacred Hearts Club

Foster The People - Sacred Hearts Club


The indie poppers, best known for their hit 'Pumped Up Kicks', return with their third full-length effort. 


What Do You Think About the Car?

Declan McKenna - What Do You Think About The Car?

Columbia Records

Still only 18, the prodigious singer-songwriter hits hard on his debut album, which hits shelves this week.

Produced by Arctic Monkeys/Florence and the Machine man James Ford, the album sees McKenna train his lyrical ire on a series of social issues, including the heartbreaking ‘Paracetamol’, his re-telling of the death of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio.

Click here to read our interview with McKenna

Emerging Adulthood

Dan Croll - Emerging Adulthood


The Scouse troubadour aims for the big time on his second studio album.

Produced by Ben Allen, best known for his work with Kelis and Amerie, the album sees Croll embracing bigger choruses and much sunnier melodies.

Click here to read our interview with Croll

Crooked Calypso

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Crooked Calypso

Virgin EMI Records

The former Beautiful South pair release their third album together, the follow-up to their 2015 album Wisdom, Laughter & Lines

Click here to read our interview with Heaton

Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life


The sultry songstress unveils her fourth LP, roping in The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks and A$AP Rocky for guest appearances. 

The album includes new single 'Love' as well as the title track. 

Click here to read our full preview

Flower Boy

Tyler, the Creator - Scum F*ck Flower Boy


The Odd Future man drops his fifth album this week. To help him he has recruited Estelle, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky and Frank Ocean for guest spots. 

Click here to read our full preview

The Knife

Goldfinger - The Knife

Rise Records

John Feldmann and his pop-punkers unveil their first new album in nine years.

Barefoot in the Head

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Barefoot in the Head


The former Black Crowes frontman and his band return with their new album today.

The Storm

ZZ Ward - The Storm


The country star releases her second LP and her first for five years this week. 

Universal High

Childhood - Universal High

Marathon Artists Limited

The Nottingham garage rockers return with their second album this week. 


In This Moment - Ritual

Roadrunner Records

The metalcore fivesome unveil their sixth studio album, an LP inspired by a trip to the witchy town of Salem and the band's first since the departure of drummer Tom Hane. 

Stony Hill

Damian Marley - Stony Hill

Ghetto Youths International

The reggae star unveils his first new LP in 12 years, the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's big-selling Welcome To Jamrock.