This Week's New Albums: June 22nd 2018
Panic! At The Disco, Nine Inch Nails, Bebe Rexha and Dawes are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked
Brendon Urie follows up 2016’s supremely successful Death Of A Bachelor with new LP Pray For The Wicked, a new collection of swaggering, big-hearted pop rock.
Recorded with Fall Out Boy/Weezer producer Jake Sinclair, the album was written and committed to tape in the weeks after Urie returned from a stint on Broadway starring in the Kinky Boots musical.
Bebe Rexha - Expectations
The American songstress has been building up to her debut album for the last three years, but it finally arrives this week.
Rexha’s contact book has been firmly plundered with hitmaker supreme Max Martin, The Weeknd/Taylor Swift collaborator Ali Payami and Watch The Throne key man Hit-Boy all on the LP, as well as this, collaborations with country boys Florida Georgia Line, soulful man Tory Lanez and rapper Quavo, also appear.
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
It’s been almost five years since Trent Reznor and co’s last full-length LP, but it arrives this week.
Now boasting a line-up that includes Reznor’s partner in film composition Atticus Ross as well as long-time guitarist Robin Finck and ex-Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin, the band will make it nine albums and counting with Bad Witch.
The LP is a short one with only six tracks included. It completes a trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE.
Dawes - Passwords
The folk rockers, who are led by brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, return with their sixth LP this week.
The album reunites the band with producer Jonathan Wilson, with whom they recorded their first two albums and drops via their own HUB Records.
Jane McDonald - Cruising With Jane McDonald
The singer, who found fame back in the late 1990's on BBC show The Cruise, returns to that territory with her new album.
Among the songs she's covered are Wham!'s 'Club Tropicana', Ultravox's 'Vienna' and ABBA's 'The Winner Takes It All'.
Swing Out Sister - Almost Persuaded
The pop duo, best known for their 1986 hit 'Breakout', return with their first new album in nine years.
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
The hugely acclaimed jazzman releases his latest collection this week, an epic new LP featuring 16 new compositions.
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call a Summer Party 2018
Hits from Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber are among the 60 included on this three-disc collection of summery floorfillers.
Dannii Minogue - Neon Nights
The singer's 2003 album gets a deluxe anniversary reissue, complete with bonus tracks and remixes by Tiga, Jason Nevins and Almighty.
The Orb - No Sounds Are Out of Bounds
The veteran electro oddballs plough on with their 15th full-length effort, this time featuring collaborations with Youth, Roger Eno, Hollie Cook, Guy Pratt and Jah Wobble.
Khemmis - Desolation
The Colorado doom metallers unveil their third studio album, produced once again by Colbalt/Cattle Decapitation man Dave Otero.
The album contains six tracks, including the sprawling 'From Ruin', which rocks in at almost nine and a half minutes.
Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay
The country superstars unveil their third full-length effort, which features hit single 'Tequila' as well as a duet with Kelly Clarkson.