July 27, 2017

This Week's New Albums: July 28th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 27/07/2017


hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: July 28th 2017

Arcade Fire, Alice Cooper, Toddla T and The Fall are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Everything Now (Day Version)

Arcade Fire - Everything Now


It’s been four years since 2013’s sprawling Reflektor, an album that saw the band embrace wholeheartedly embrace bleepy electronics and claustrophobic arrangements.

With Everything Now, which arrives in stores this week, the band have expanded their sound in search of something more epic and have teamed up with a series of big-name producers, these include Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Pulp bassist Steve Mackey, and Markus Dravs, who has co-produced Arcade Fire's past three albums.

Click here to read our full preview. 


Alice Cooper - Paranormal


The hard rock icon unveils his first new album in six years and the 27th of his career to date. 

Produced by Cooper's longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, the LP features guest musicians like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

A Boy from Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley - A Boy from Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Sony Music CMG

This new collection of The King's early work includes - for the first time in one collection - every known Elvis Presley Sun Records master and outtake.

Click here to check out full details of the box set and buying options. 

Foreign Light

Toddla T - Foreign Light


It’s been a cool six years since the Sheffield dance maverick had a new album, but he returns with one this week.

For new album Foreign Light he’s recruited the likes of Wiley, Stefflon Don, CasIsDead, Chilly Gonzales and Coco for vocals as well as Andrea Martin, a vocalist who has worked with the likes of Toni Braxton, En Vogue, Angie Stone and Paloma Faith - she features on almost every track.

Click here to read our full preview. 

New Facts Emerge

The Fall - New Facts Emerge

Cherry Red

It's now 32 albums and counting for Mark E. Smith and his band of post-punk firebrands. 

Produced by Kieron Melling, the album sees Smith on typically acerbic form with tracks like 'Couples Vs Jobless Mid 30s' and 'Victoria Train Station Massacre'. 

Various Artists - I Need House

Universal Music TV

Some of the most iconic floorfillers are brought together for this new three-disc, 63-track compilation, including classics from Mojo, Shapeshifters, Justice and Simian, Phats & Small and more. 

A Black Mile to the Surface

Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface

Loma Vista

The heartswelling Georgia rockers unveil the follow-up to 2014's hugely acclaimed Cope and the fifth LP of their career overall. 

This time the band have worked with The Big Moon/Foals producer Catherine Marks and St Vincent/Blondie man John Congleton. 

Pure Pacha Collection

Various Artists - Pure Pacha Collection

New State Music

The Ibiza superclub's biggest summer slams are collected together across this 40-tune, two-disc collection, with cuts from Alesso, David Guetta and Tiësto among them. 

The Autobiography

Vic Mensa - The Autobiography

Virgin EMI Records

The rapper, who is best known for his collaborations with Chance The Rapper, finally gets around to dropping his debut album this week.

For the LP he has recruited the likes of Weezer, Syd, The-Dream, Chief Keef, Joey Purp, Pharrell Williams, Saul Williams, Ty Dolla Sign and Pusha T for guest spots.

Sunset Chilled

Various Artists - Sunset Chilled

Ministry of Sound

60 iconic dancefloor staples are brought together for this three-CD compilation. Classics from Groove Armada, William Orbit, Moby and Air are among the 60 tracks included. 

Tongue Tied

Earl - Tongue Tied

BMG Rights Management

Paloma Faith and Basement Jaxx and the New Orleans Preservation Jazz Hall Band are among those who help out Alaskan-born songstress Earl on her debut full-length effort.

Freaked Out American Loser

Juiceboxx - Freaked Out American Loser

Dangerbird Records

The Milwaukee rapper unveils his fiery new album this week. 

Before, During, After: The Story of 10cc

10CC - Before, During, After: The Story of 10CC


This new four-disc box set shows is a career-encompassing collection of Eric Stewart, Lol Crème, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman’s work – both with 10CC and outside the group, including all their greatest hits and collaborations with the likes of Paul McCartney and Garden Odyssey. 

Recovery Is Learning

Kim Seviour - Recovery Is Learning

White Star

The former Touchstone singer goes it alone with her first solo LP.