November 9, 2018

This Week's New Albums: November 9th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 09/11/2018

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This Week's New Albums: November 9th 2018

Muse, Architects, Olly Murs and Imagine Dragons are among the artists with new albums out this week.

Simulation Theory

Muse - Simulation Theory

Warner Music

Muse go all out on their eighth full-length effort, which is billed as a synth-rock album with themes of simulation and centring on the idea of "fantasy becoming real". 

To help the band get the job done, they've recruited a stellar production line-up that includes Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Max Martin protegee Shellback and Timbaland. 

Click here to read our full preview

Holy Hell

Architects - Holy Hell

Epitaph

The Brighton metallers return with their eighth studio album and their first since the death of founder and key songwriter Tom Searle. 

Searle's twin brother Dan has taken over duties as key songwriter and teams up with new guitarist and Sylosis man Josh Middleton in producing the album. 

Click here to read our interview with the band

You Know I Know

Olly Murs - You Know I Know

Sony

The singer follows up his 2016 LP 24 HRs with a brand new effort.

The album includes new single 'Moves' as well as a duet with Shaggy and a track written with Ed Sheeran. 

You Know I Know will be released with a bonus disc of Murs' Greatest Hits. 

Click here to read our interview with Murs

Blue

Jonas Blue - Blue

Virgin EMI Records

After two years of releasing hit singles, the DJ finally gets around to putting out his debut album. 

The album includes the DJ's monster hits 'Perfect Strangers' and 'Mama', with the likes of Liam Payne, Zak Abel, JP Cooper and Nina Nesbitt among the guest singers. 

Click here to read our interview with Jonas Blue

Origins

Imagine Dragons - Origins

Universal

The anthemic foursome unveil a quick follow-up to their 2017 LP Evolve with fourth LP Origins. 

Featuring hit single 'Natural', the album has an array of top production talent on show, including Eminem key man Alex Da Kid and Swedish hitmakers Mattman & Robin. 

The Capitol Studios Sessions

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - The Capitol Studios Sessions

Decca Records

The Jurassic Park star, who hosts a weekly jazz variety show at LA’s Rockwell Table and Stage, teams up with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra to record a standard album of jazz standards. 

Among the guests on the album are singer Till Bronner, Imelda May and comedian Sarah Silverman. 

First Collection 2006-2009

Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006-2009

Bella Union

The beloved folk rockers celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a lavish new box set.

That collection also includes 2006’s The Fleet Foxes EP, which was previously only available on self-made, self-released CD-R; 2008’s Sun Giant EP; and eight B-sides, rarities, and demos.

I'll Remember You

The D-Day Darlings - I'll Remember You

Sony Music CMG

The nine-piece all-female vocal group, who found fame on Britain's Got Talent, perform classic songs from the 1930s and 1940 for their debut studio album. 

In Harmony

In Harmony

BMG Rights Management

The two mega-lunged singers team up for this joint album, which includes 14 new takes on classic songs, including 'Ave Maria', 'Cinema Paradiso' and 'You Raise Me Up'. 

Greater Than

SHVPES - Greater Than

Spinefarm

The metallers, led by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's son Griffin, unveil their debut album this week. 

The LP, which has been produced by Jim Pinder, also features collaborations with Trivium's Matt Heafy and singer Rosanne Hamilton. 

My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth

Liela Moss - My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth

Bella Union Records

The Duke Spirit singer and frequent UNKLE collaborator unveils her debut solo LP this week. 

Produced by Moss's partner, Toby Butler, the album sees the singer exploring folkier territory. 

Victim of the New Disease

All That Remains - Victims Of The New Disease

Eleven Seven Music

The heavy metal stalwarts release their ninth LP this week. 

Produced by The Acacia Strain's Daniel Laskiewicz, the record is the band's final album to feature founding guitarist Oli Herbert, who passed away last month. 

Bought to Rot

Laura Jane Grace - Bought To Rot

Bloodshot

Bought to Rot is the debut solo full-length album by Against Me! founder Laura Jane Grace. 

The album, which is more inspired by Tom Petty and Bob Dylan than her band's punk leanings, also features former Offspring and Rocket From The Crypt drummer Atom Willard and producer Marc Hudson. 

Elastic Days

J Mascis - Elastic Days

Sub Pop

The Dinosaur Jr keyman drops his third solo effort this week, his first since 2014's Tied To A Star. 

Greatest Hits

Train - Greatest Hits

Columbia

The big-selling melodic types, best known for their hit 'Drops Of Jupiter', bring together 17 of their biggest tracks for this new collection. 

Among the tracks included are a new cover of Wham!'s 'Careless Whisper'  featuring none other than Kenny G on sax...