May 3, 2017

This Week's New Albums: May 5th 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 03/05/2017

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This Week's New Albums: May 5th 2017

Kasabian, Blondie, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and At The Drive-In are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

For Crying Out Loud

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud


The Leicester follow-up 2014's 48:13 with a brand new collection. 

For Crying Out Loud has been produced by the band's key songwriter Serge Pizzorno and sees the band take a more upbeat direction with big pop hooks at the centre of things. 

Click here to read our full preview. 


Blondie - Pollinator

BMG Rights Management

The iconic pop stars return with a brand new studio album this week. 

Pollinator is the follow-up to 2014's Ghosts Of Download and was produced by John Congleton, best known for his work with St. Vincent, War On Drugs and David Byrne. The album was recorded in New York's new closed down studio The Magic Shop.

It features tracks written by Sia, Charli XCX, Dev Hynes, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Johnny Marr as well as songs written by the band themselves.

Click here to read our full preview. 

Inter Alia

At The Drive-In - Inter Alia

Rise Records

It’s been 17 years since the band’s last studio album, 2000’s groundbreaking Relationship Of Command, but they return with a new LP this week.

Now a fivesome again after former Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis replaced founding member Jim Ward, the album sees the band teaming up with Muse/Mastodon producer Rich Costey.

Graveyard Shift

Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift

Fearless Records

The goth metallers return with a fourth album, their first since 2014’s Reincarnate and featuring new single ‘570’.

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

BMG Rights Management

The iconic gloom rockers bring together 21 of their finest moments on this new compilation, including the likes of 'Red Right Hand', 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' and 'Higgs Boson Blues'. 

In Spades

The Afghan Whigs - In Spades

Sub Pop

The reunited alt-rockers follow up 2014's acclaimed Do To The Beast with a brand new album, the eighth of their career to date. 

From a Room - Volume 1

Chris Stapleton - From a Room - Volume 1

Decca Records

The big-selling country troubadour returns with a brand new LP this week, featuring singles 'Broken Halos' and 'Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning'. 

Turn Up the Quiet

Diana Krall - Turn Up The Quiet


The singer unveils her 13th studio album this week, an LP which sees Krall take on a series of jazz standards, made famous originally by the likes of Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald. 

This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog

Captured Tracks

The eccentric singer-songwriter drops his third full-length LP this week, an album that saw him relocate from his isolated home in New York to a house in Los Angeles to create the album. 


Clean Cut Kid - Felt


The Liverpool angular indie types unveil their long-awaited debut album this week. 

The Weather

Pond - The Weather

Marathon Artists Limited

The shonky Australians garage rockers, who count three members of Tame Impala among their line-up, return with a seventh album this week. 

United States of Horror

Ho99o9 - United States of Horror

Caroline International

The controversial hip-hop collective unveil their debut studio album this week. 

No Shape

Perfume Genius - No Shape


The eccentric singer teams up with Laura Marling/Fiona Apple producer Blake Mills for his fourth studio album, which also features a guest appearance from Weyes Blood. 


Slowdive - Slowdive

Dead Oceans

The much-loved shoegazers cement their reunion with their first new studio album in 22 years.