October 12, 2018

This Week's New Albums: October 12th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 12/10/2018


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This Week's New Albums: October 12th 2018

Jess Glynne, John Grant and Eric Clapton are among the artists with new albums out this week.

Always in Between

Jess Glynne - Always In Between

Atlantic Records

The singer follows up 2015's I Cry When I Laugh with a brand new collection, lead by new single 'I'll Be There'. 

To help her out, Glynne has called in some big name production talent, including John Legend/Demi Lovato frequent collaborator Toby Gad, hitmaker supreme Starsmith, Olly Murs' key man Steve Mac, One Direction songsmith Julian Bunetta and Years and Years' producer Mark Ralph. 

Glynne has already booked and largely sold out an arena tour to support the album, expect to come back with the songs to fill those cavernous rooms...

Click here to read our full preview

Love Is Magic

John Grant - Love Is Magic

Bella Union Records

The beloved singer-songwriter goes solo for a fourth time this week with lighter LP Love Is Magic. 

The follow-up to 2015's bleak Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, the album sees Grant exploring the concept of love over a backdrop featuring more synths and electronics than ever before. 

Grant has co-produced the album alongside Midlake’s Paul Alexander. 

Click here to read our full preview

The Atlas Underground

Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground

BMG Rights Management

The Rage Against The Machine axeman unveils his latest solo effort, which comes with a series of star-studded guests. 

Rappers Big Boi, Killer Mike, K. Flay are joined by Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, Steve Aoki, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath and Portugal. The Man in lending a hand. 

Give Out But Don't Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings

Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings

Sony Music CMG

The Scottish collective re-release their 1994 fourth album this week. 

Originally, the band recorded the LP in Memphis’ Ardent Studios with producer Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, but decided against releasing them. 

Now, after the tapes were discovered in a box in guitarist Andrew Innes’ basement, they are re-releasing them. 

Click here to read our full preview

Loving the Alien 1983-1988

David Bowie - Loving The Alien


The Thin White Duke's spell from 1983 and 1988 is brought together in this lavish new box set. 

Included in the box set is a brand new production of the 1987 album Never Let Me Down by Mario McNulty and a series of Bowie's long-time collaborators.

Click here for full details. 

Drogas Wave

Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave

1st and 15th Productions

The rapper releases the second in his album trilogy that began with his 2017 album Drogas Light. 

Nikki Jean and Damian Marley on this epic 24-track collection. It tells the story of a group of slaves who jump off a slave ship transporting them from Africa.

After surviving, the slaves somehow managed to live under the sea and devote the rest of their lives to sinking other slave ships. 

Piano Odyssey

Rick Wakeman - Piano Odyssey

Sony Classical

The prog veteran follows up his Piano Portraits collection with a brand new album of piano covers. 

Among the covers are 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. 

Happy Xmas

Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas


The guitar icon unveils 24th studio album and his first since 2016’s I Still Do. 

The LP is a festive collection, featuring Clapton's take on 'White Christmas', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' and 11 other Xmas standards. 

There's also an original new track 'For Love On Christmas Day'. 

Pieces of Me

Tiffany - Pieces of Me

Go On Then Records

The singer, best known for her megahit 'I Think We're Alone Now', releases her 10th album. 

The album sees the singer move away from her experimentation with country music and back into traditional pop territory. 

Look Now

Elvis Costello and The Imposters - Look Now


Elvis Costello unveils his first new album since 2013's Wise Up Ghost, a 12-track effort that includes collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King.

The album features his longtime backing band the Imposters, which includes members of Costello’s original backing band, the Attractions. 

Bottle It In

Kurt Vile - Bottle It In


The eccentric troubadour follows his joint LP with Courtney Barnett with a new solo LP, packed with guest appearances. 

Among the contributors are Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Mary Lattimore, Cass McCombs, Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa, and Lucius’ Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. 

In Our Wake

Atreyu - In Our Wake


The California metalcore types drop their seventh album, their second since their return from hiatus. 

The album has been produced by Black Veil Brides/All Time Low keyman John Feldmann and sees the band in anthemic form. 

Click here to read our interview with the band

In the Drink

Justin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink


The former Motion City Soundtrack frontman goes it alone for the first time with this LP. 

The album sees Pierre play every instrument on the album except for drums, which were provided by one-time Gratitude sticksman David Jarnstrom. 

Beside Myself

Basement - Beside Myself

Fueled By Ramen

The Suffolk melodic alt-rockers return with their fourth full-length effort, an album co-produced by Five Seconds Of Summer and ONE OK Rock man Colin Brittain and the band themselves. 



Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters

Mexican Summer

The Kiwi troubadour unveils his third album and first in five years. The LP sees the singer dabbling with electronica and R&B, all in his own eccentric way.