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
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.
The Smashing Pumpkins - SHINY and OH SO BRIGHT: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN - Volume 1
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity
The electronic pioneer drops his 20th studio album, a sequel to his fourth studio release Équinoxe.
Boyzone - Thank You & Goodnight
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.
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.
William Shatner - Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album
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
The melodic hard rockers, led by singer Gary Hughes, drop their 14th full-length effort.
Arkells - Rally Cry
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.