This Week's New Albums: May 11th 2018
Arctic Monkeys, Charlie Puth and Simian Mobile Disco are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
It’s been five years since Arctic Monkeys unleashed AM, their all-conquering fifth album, five years they’ve filled with starting families, revamping side projects and some much needed time off, but they finally return this week with the wonderfully named Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
The album has been produced by James Ford and Alex Turner and was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London.
Charlie Puth - Voicenotes
The singer, best known for his hit single 'See You Again', returns this week with his second full-length effort.
The album includes hit 'Attention' as well as collaborations with Kehlani, Boyz II Men and James Taylor.
Follow the Cipher - Follow the Cipher
The Swedish metallers, built around guitarist Ken Kängström, a former key collaborator in Sabaton, unveil their electro-powered debut album.
Sabaton's Joakim Brodén, Astral Doors' Nils Patrik Johanson and Nocturnal Rites' Johnny Lindkvist all drop in for guest appearances.
Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations
The electro duo unveil their sixth album this week, a nine-track LP that includes four collaborations with collective Deep Throat Choir.
Beach House - 7
Bella Union Records
The dream pop outfit make it seven albums and counting with their appropriately titled new LP.
This album sees the group departing from longtime producer Chris Coady, instead collaborating with Sonic Boom and embracing an expansive new sound.
Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son
The bluesman returns with his first new album in six years. The LP is a mixture of originals and interpretations of songs by Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, the Stanley Brothers and other traditional recordings.
Bambara - Shadow On Everything
The eccentric trio, who sometimes moonlight as members of Liars' live band, drop their third album of gnarly noise rock this week.
Brent Cobb - Providence Canyon
The country troubadour unveils his third studio LP this week.
Amusement Parks On Fire - Road Eyes
The Nottingham shoegazers offer a lavish reissue of their 2010 album Road Eyes.
Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek
The prolific Sun Kil Moon and one-time Red House Painters man unveils his latest solo collection.
No Fun at All - Grit
Bird Attack Records
The Swedish punks unveil their first new album in a decade this week.
Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
BMG Rights Management
The Spinal Tap bassist, played by Harry Shearer, unveils his first solo venture this week.