May 31, 2018

This Week's New Albums: June 1st 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 31/05/2018

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This Week's New Albums: June 1st 2018

Ben Howard, Father John Misty, Ghost and Roger Daltrey are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

God's Favorite Customer

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

Bella Union

The much-loved troubadour and former Fleet Foxes man Josh Tillman releases his fourth album under his Father John Misty moniker this week. 

The album is the follow-up to 2017’s Pure Comedy, which earned Tillman another round of rave reviews.

Tillman has pulled in a wide range of contributors for the new album, including The Haxan Cloak, Weyes Blood, Mark Ronson and Tillman's long-time producer Jonathan Wilson.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Prequelle

Ghost - Prequelle

Spinefarm

For their fourth full-length effort, the Swedish metallers have reinvented themselves once again.

Frontman Tobias Forge has moved on from playing Papa Emeritus and has graduated into Cardinal Copia and the band’s lyrical inspirations have moved on from the demonic and supernatural and into more contemporary and overtly political territory.

Tom Dalgety, producer of Skunk Anansie and Royal Blood, is at the controls for this new album.

Noonday Dream

Ben Howard - Noonday Dream

Island Records

The singer-songwriter drops his third full-length effort this week. 

Noonday Dream was recorded in several studios between south-west France and south-west England, and produced by Howard himself. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Blaze Away

Morcheeba - Blaze Away

Fly Agaric Records

The trip-hoppers release their ninth studio album this week and their first without founding member Paul Godfrey. 

Roots Manuva and Benjamin Biolay both guest on the album. 

As Long As I Have You

Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You

Polydor

The Who frontman releases his ninth solo studio album this week, the LP features Pete Townshend's guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards and Sean Genockey on lead guitar.

As well as a series of originals, Daltrey also covers tracks from Nick Cave, Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder. 

LUMP

LUMP - LUMP

Dead Oceans

Laura Marling teams up with Tuung's Mike Lindsay for this seven-track collaboration, mixing Moog keyboards with psychedelic guitars and taking inspiration from early 20th century absurdist poets. 

About You

Albin Lee Meldau - About You

Astralwerks

The much-tipped Swedish singer-songwriter unveils his debut album this week, with production talent on there that includes Sam Smith/Disclosure key man Jimmy Napes, DJ Khalil (Anderson .Paak), and hit songwriter Jamie Scott. 

Meditations

Kataklysm - Meditations

Nuclear Blast

The Canadian death metallers return with their 13th studio album this week. The LP has been produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by Anthrax/Stone Sour collaborator Jay Ruston. 

Age Of

Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of

Warp

Electronic oddball Daniel Lopatin returns with his ninth full-length effort. Among the contributors are James Blake (who additionally produced and mixed the album), ANOHNI, Prurient, Kelsey Lu and Eli Keszler, while the album is the first to feature Lopatin's own vocals. 

The Future and the Past

Natalie Prass - The Future And The Past

ATO

The songstress follows her hugely acclaimed self-titled debut with The Future And The Past. 

Recorded in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia with long-time collaborator Matthew E. White and Adrian Olsen, the album sees Prass taking inspiration from 1970s studio pop and classic Disney soundtracks.

Apart

Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson - Apart

Virgin EMI Records

The actress and the troubadour release a second collaboration this week, a new four-track EP. 

The EP features four new songs and Johannson's take on Yorn’s 2016 song 'Tomorrow'. 

Hell-on

Neko Case - Hell-on

Epitaph

The New Pornographers' singer unveils her seventh solo album this week, her first new LP in five years. 

The album is self-produced but does feature guest appearances from Beth Ditto, Mark Lanegan, k.d. lang, Nada Surf's Doug Gillard, Laura Veirs and Calexico's Joey Burns. 

Liberty

Lindi Ortega - Liberty

Shadowbox Music Inc.

The Canadian country crooner releases Liberty, her fifth full-length effort, this week. 

Throwback Reggae Dancehall

Various Artists - Throwback Reggae Dancehall

Ministry of Sound

60 reggae and dancehall classics are gathered together across three CDs, including all-time greats from Sean Paul, 10CC, Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks and more.