October 12, 2017

This Week's New Albums: October 13th 2017
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 12/10/2017


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This Week's New Albums: October 13th 2017

Beck, Robert Plant, P!nk and Scouting For Girls are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Beautiful Trauma

P!nk - Beautiful Trauma


The singer returns with her seventh studio album and her first since 2012’s The Truth About Love.

Featuring production from frequent Olly Murs collaborator Steve Mac, Bleachers' Jack Antonoff, songwriter supreme Max Martin and the aforementioned Greg Kurstin, the album sees the singer head into fiery political territory with tracks like ‘Barbies’ and ‘What About Us’.

Click here to read our full preview. 


Beck - Colors

Island Records

It’s taken Beck Hansen three years to deliver the follow-up to his mournful 2014 effort Morning Phase, but he returns next month with the altogether brighter Colors.

Greg Kurstin is at the controls and between him and Hansen they’ve cooked up a groove-laden collection for the dark winter nights.


Carry Fire

Robert Plant - Carry Fire

East West

The Led Zeppelin frontman returns next month with his 11th LP as a solo artist and his second with the Sensational Space Shifters serving as his backing band.

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde makes a guest appearance, duetting with Plant on a new rendition of Ersel Hickey's 'Bluebirds over the Mountain'.

Click here to read our full preview. 


St. Vincent - Masseducation

Loma Vista

Annie Clark’s fifth studio LP arrives this week, her first new output since her 2014 self-titled effort.

Jenny Lewis and Clark’s former partner Cara Delevingne provide backing vocals, while Kamasi Washington lends a hand with some saxophone.

Produced largely with Bleachers mainman Jack Antonoff, the album has been described by Clark as "all about sex and drugs and sadness". 

Ten Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls - Ten Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting for Girls

Sony Music CMG

The pop trio's biggest hits, including 'She's So Lovely' and 'Elvis Ain't Dead', are gathered together for this new collection. 

The Missing Piece

L.A. Guns - The Missing Place


The hard rockers release their 11th studio album and their first for 15 years with both singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns in the band. 

Light in the Dark

Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark

Frontiers Records

The hard rock trio, who include former members of Journey and Whitesnake, drop their second full-length effort this week. 

The Knowledge

Squeeze - The Knowledge

Love Records

The pop stalwarts deliver a quick follow-up to 2015's Cradle To The Grave, making it now 15 albums and counting. 


Simon Webbe - Smile


The Blue man releases his third solo album and his first new LP for more than a decade. 


Cara Dillon - Wanderer

Charcoal Records

The Irish folk songstress reveals her seventh studio album this week. 


William Patrick Corgan - Ogilala

BMG Rights Management

The Smashing Pumpkins mainman unveils his second solo album and his first under the name William Patrick Corgan. 

The album was co-produced by Corgan with Rick Rubin, and does not feature Corgan's longtime collaborator Bjorn Thorsrud. It does, however, feature a guest appearance from Corgan's former bandmate James Iha.


Fozzy - Judas

Century Media

Chris Jericho's metal collective come back roaring with a brand new LP this week. 

Lotta Sea Lice

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

Marathon Artists Limited

The eccentric singer-songwriters team up for this joint album. Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three, Mick Harvey, and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint lent a hand in the LP’s making.


Enslaved - E

Nuclear Blast Records

The extreme metallers go hard on album number 14. 

Click here to get inside guitarist Ivar Bjørnson's record collection. 

Stay Lucky

Nerina Pallot - Stay Lucky

76709 Idaho Records

The ever-creative songstress drops a brand new LP this week.