May 11, 2018

This Week's New Albums: May 11th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 11/05/2018

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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. 

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

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.

Click here to read our full preview


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 - Follow the Cipher

Nuclear Blast

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.


The Prodigal Son

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. 

Shadow On Everything

Bambara - Shadow On Everything

Wharf Cat

The eccentric trio, who sometimes moonlight as members of Liars' live band, drop their third album of gnarly noise rock this week. 

Providence Canyon

Brent Cobb - Providence Canyon


The country troubadour unveils his third studio LP this week. 

Road Eyes

Amusement Parks On Fire - Road Eyes

Saint Marie

The Nottingham shoegazers offer a lavish reissue of their 2010 album Road Eyes. 

Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek

Rough Trade

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. 

Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)

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.