This Week's New Albums: November 3rd 2017
Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Bryan Adams and Sheridan Smith are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Sam Smith - The Thrill Of It All
After shifting 12 million copies of his debut album In The Lonely Hour, Smith has taken his time crafting a follow-up, but it arrives finally this week.
The album sees Smith working alongside long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes, but he also calls on an array of producing talent including Timbaland, StarGate and Zayn Malik/Frank Ocean knob twiddler Malay.
Smith has promised a painfully intimate collection of songs, as shown on lead-off single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’.
Maroon 5 - Red Pill Blues
Now a seven-piece, the pop collective return with their sixth full-length effort, their first since 2014’s V.
Including new single ‘What Lovers Do’, the album sees the band in the studio with likes of Diplo, Charlie Puth and John Ryan to create a collection that owes more to hip-hop and R’n’B than their previous efforts.
The band have recruited heavyweights guests for this LP, with A$AP Rocky, Julia Michaels, SZA and LunchMoney Lewis all featuring.
Sheridan Smith - Sheridan - The Album
The actress, best known for her starring roles in Cilla and Gavin And Stacey, shows off her singing voice on this debut album.
The collection sees her taking on tunes from La La Land and Funny Girl as well as classics from Robert Palmer and Gnarls Barkley.
Converge - The Dusk In Us
The hardcore powerhouses have left us waiting for five years now, but they return with a new album next month.
Produced by the band’s own Kurt Ballou, the LP might find the Massachusetts foursome in their 27th year, but they’ve lost none of their ferocity. As you can hear on new single ‘I Can Tell You About Pain’...
Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically
Sony Music CMG
The much-fancied country songstress unveils her second studio album and the follow-up to the Gold-selling The First Time.
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Christmas
71 of the biggest Christmas classics are gathered together for this lavish compilation, with Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Wham! and so many more included.
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Disney
97 of Disney's classics, including iconic tunes from Frozen, Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King, are included on this all-encompassing four-disc collection.
Grace VanderWaal - Just The Beginning
The America's Got Talent champ unveils her first full-length effort.
James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits
Dance producer James Holden unites with long-time collaborators Tom Page and Etienne Jaumet, as well as Marcus Hamblett, Liza Bec and Lascelle Gordon for this new album, which is heavily inspired by Morocco’s Gnawa trance tradition.