November 16, 2018

This Week's New Albums: November 16th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 16/11/2018

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This Week's New Albums: November 16th 2018

Mumford & Sons, The Smashing Pumpkins, Little Mix and Michael Bublé are among the artists with new albums out this week.


Mumford & Sons - Delta

Universal Music

The all-conquering foursome follow-up 2015's Wilder Mind with a brand new effort that sees them returning to the rootsy influences of their debut Sigh No More. 

Recorded at The Church Studios in London with producer Paul Epworth, the album finds the band in experimental form, incorporating electronica, rap, jazz and world music into their sound, all the while keeping their trademark anthemic tendencies. 

Click here to read our full preview


The Smashing Pumpkins - SHINY and OH SO BRIGHT: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN - Volume 1

Napalm Recordings

Now bolstered by the return of original members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha, the rockers are back with a new LP.

Produced by super producer Rick Rubin and recorded at his Shangri La studio, the album comes in at eight tracks and is the first in the Shiny And Oh So Bright series.



Michael Bublé - Love

Warner Bros Records

The crooner supreme returns with a new collection, this time with a new take on classic love songs, including 'When I Fall In Love', 'My Funny Valentine', 'I Only Have Eyes for You' and 'When You're Smiling'.

Bublé has also written new tracks 'Forever Now' and 'Love You Anymore', which he co-wrote with Charlie Puth. 

Loren Allred and Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the guests.

Click here to read our full preview.


Mariah Carey - Caution


The singer unveils her 15th studio album and her first since 2014's Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. 

The album features hit single 'With You' and see the singer working with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Mustard and key Justin Bieber collaborator Poo Bear. 

Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, Slick Rick and Blood Orange all guest on the album.


Little Mix - LM5


The all-conquering pop foursome follow-up the hugely successful 2016 LP Glory Days. 

The album includes hit single 'Woman Like Me' and includes collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Cheat Codes, Kamille and Sharaya J. 

Merrie Land

The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Merrie Land


Damon Albarn re-teams with Paul Simonon, Simon Tong and Tony Allen for a second album as The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

This time the foursome have hooked up with David Bowie key man Tony Visconti and produced a whimsical and maudlin collection of new songs. 

50 Years - Don't Stop

Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years - Don't Stop


The iconic rockers celebrate their 50th anniversary with a lavish new collection of 50 of their finest tracks. 

Released across three CDs or five LPs, the collection includes hits like 'Rhiannon', 'Go Your Own Way', 'Dreams' and so many more. 

The Greatest Showman: Reimagined

Various Artists - The Greatest Showman: Reimagined


P!nk, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson and Craig David are among the artists who come together to cover every track from the soundtrack to musical juggernaut The Greatest Showman. 

The Last King of Pop

Paul Heaton - The Last King of Pop

Virgin EMI Records

The singer-songwriter gathers together the hits from across his career, including tracks from his time in The Housemartins, The Beautiful South and his solo days. 

Equinoxe Infinity

Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity


The electronic pioneer drops his 20th studio album, a sequel to his fourth studio release Équinoxe. 

Thank You & Goodnight

Boyzone - Thank You & Goodnight

Warner Bros

The hugely successful boyband call it quits with their final studio album this week. 

Featuring tracks written by Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow, the album also includes a song recorded with vocals from sadly departed member Stephen Gateley. 

Click here to read our interview with the band

Down the Road Wherever

Mark Knopfler - Down the Road Wherever

Virgin EMI Records

The Dire Straits key man unveils his ninth solo album this week, his first since 2015's Tracker. 

The album sees Knopfler working with Dire Straits' keyboardist Guy Fletcher and Imelda May, who offers up backing vocals. 

Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album

William Shatner - Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album

Cleopatra Records

The eccentric actor goes all festive with his new album, which sees him covering festive favourites like 'Jingle Bells' and 'The Little Drummer Boy'. 

Among the guests on the album are Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley and Rick Wakeman.


Ten - Illuminati

Frontiers Records

The melodic hard rockers, led by singer Gary Hughes, drop their 14th full-length effort. 

Rally Cry

Arkells - Rally Cry

Last Gang

The Canadian indie types release their new LP this week, produced once again by Eric Ratz. 

This new album sees the band embracing power pop to record a collection of uptempo, muscular rock songs.