June 8, 2018

This Week's New Albums: June 8th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 08/06/2018


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This Week's New Albums: June 8th 2018

Lily Allen, Lykke Li and Jorja Smith are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Lost & Found

Jorja Smith - Lost & Found


The hype for Jorja Smith’s debut LP has been building since she was awarded the Brits’ Critics Choice Award at the start of the year. An award that has previously been awarded to the likes of Adele, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; no pressure at all then…

Featuring hit singles ‘Teenage Fantasy’ and ‘Blue Lights’, the album showcases Smith’s soulful vocals and a keen ear for a chorus...

Click here to read our full preview

So Sad So Sexy

Lykke Li - So Sad So Sexy


The sensual Swedish songstress releases her first new LP in four years with the wonderfully titled So Sad So Sexy.

Recorded with Vampire Weekend’s  Rostam Batmanglij, frequent Frank Ocean collaborator May and Jeff Bhasker, co-creator of 'Uptown Funk' and Li's partner, are all on production duty.

Featuring a guest appearance from rapper Aminé, Li brings her usual blend, mixing ludicrously dark lyrics with bombastic pop.

Click here to read our full preview

No Shame (Signed Hmv Exclusive)

Lily Allen - No Shame


The songstress returns with her fourth studio album, which features hit singles 'Trigger Bang' and 'Higher'.

Mark Ronson. Fryars and BloodPop are among the album's production talent, while rapper Giggs and dancehall star Burna Boy are among the guests. 

The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


17 of the Beach Boys' classic tracks, including 'Fun, Fun, Fun', 'Good Vibrations' and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' are reworked with the assistance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this new collection. 

A Dying Machine

Tremonti - A Dying Machine

Napalm Recordings

Alter Bridge axeman Mark Tremonti unveils his fourth solo album this week. 

Recorded with bassist Eric Friedman and drummer Garrett Whitlock, the LP is Tremonti's first concept record and tells the story of a time at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called "vessels" are trying to co-exist.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Various Artists - Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story


The soundtrack to the lavish new documentary series about Mick Ronson, David Bowie's long-time friend and collaborator, comes out this week. 

Among the tracks included are cuts from Queen, Elton John, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott as well as number of songs from Bowie's back catalogue. 

Tales from Home

Eleanor Tomlinson - Tales From Home

Sony Classical

The Poldark star unveils her debut album this week, which is a collection of folk songs. 

The actress has covered the likes of Simon & Garfunkel and Carole King on Tales From Home as well as a number of traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs. The album also includes a duet with her brother Ross.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!: The Final Kill

Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!

Century Media

The thrash metallers reissue their much-loved debut album this week. It has been remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark Lewis and remastered by Ted Jensen. 


Sugarland - Bigger

Big Machine

The country music duo release their first new album in eight years, an LP that includes a duet with Taylor Swift. 


Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg

Rough Trade

The Super Furry Animals mainman releases his new solo venture, an album recorded with a 72-piece orchestra. 

Click here to read our interview with Rhys


Snail Mail - Lush


Eccentric singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan unveils her much-anticipated debut album this week. 

The Horror

Get Well Soon - The Horror

Caroline International

Konstantin Gropper's prog-folk project offer up their latest LP this week. 

Talking to the Moon

Tony Hadley - Talking To The Moon

Moonstone Music

The former Spandau Ballet man drops a new solo album this week, his first since leaving the band. 

Among the guests on the album are Go West's Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. 



Serpentwithfeet - Soil

Secretly Canadian

Josiah Wise brings out the first full-length effort from his strange electro-gospel project. 

Good Man

Ne-Yo - Good Man

Island Records

The soulful R&B man drops a new album this week, his seventh in all. 

Among the guests are PARTYNEXTDOOR, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don and Romeo Santos.