October 19, 2018

This Week's New Albums: October 19th 2018
by Tom

by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 19/10/2018


hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

This Week's New Albums: October 19th 2018

Richard Ashcroft, Soulfly and MØ are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Forever Neverland

MØ - Forever Neverland


The Danish songstress has taken four years to follow-up her brilliant debut No Mythologies To Follow, but it finally arrives this week. 

Charli XCX, Diplo and Empress Of are among the collaborators who help out on the LP, which sees the singer continuing her rich vein of form of powerful, sassy and super catchy pop. 


Natural Rebel

Richard Ashcroft - Natural Rebel

BMG Rights Management

The former Verve frontman returns with his fifth solo album, a follow-up to 2016's These People. 

Ashcroft has made the 10-song collection with producers Jon Kelly and Emre Ramazanoglu and has embraced the anthemic songwriting of his early years on this new LP. 

Click here to read our full preview


Disturbed - Evolution

Warner Bros Records

The arena-filling metallers return with the seventh studio album of their career and the follow-up to 2015's Immortalized. 

Produced once again by Papa Roach/Ozzy Osbourne key man Kevin Churko, the LP sees the band upping the ante with a more classic rock sound. 

Click here to read our interview with the band


Soulfly - Ritual

Nuclear Blast

The metal veterans return with a new record, the 11th of their career and their third with frontman Max Cavalera's son Zyon behind the drum kit. 

The album features guest appearances from Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Ross Dolan of Immolation and sees the band working with Black Tide/All That Remains man Josh Wilbur. 

Click here to read our interview with Cavalera

The Overtones

The Overtones - The Overtones

Gamblin' Man Records

The big-selling pop group release their new album this week, their first since the tragic death of lead singer Timmy Matley.

The album sees the band covering hits like The Real Thing's 'You to Me Are Everything', The Jackson 5's 'Rockin' Robin' and Aretha Franklin's 'I Say a Little Prayer' as well as nine other tracks. 

Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Virgin EMI Records

The bluesy Michigan rockers unveil their long-awaited debut album this week. 

Produced by Marlon Young, Al Sutton and Herschel Boone, the LP was recorded earlier this year at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan. 


Amaranthe - HELIX


The Swedish power metallers make it five albums and counting with the release of HELIX. 

The album is the band's first with new vocalist Nils Molin and was made with Volbeat/Epic knob twiddler Jacob Hansen. 

Click here to read our interview with the band

Bryn Terfel: Dreams and Songs

Bryn Terfel - Dreams and Songs


The Welsh singer collaborates with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a slew of guests including Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe and Emma Thompson for this new collection. 

Shake the Spirit

Elle King - Shake The Spirit


The soulful country singer unveils her second album, the follow-up to her 2015 hit debut Love Stuff. 

Among King's collaborators on this LP are super-producer Greg Kurstin, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Larkin Poe sister members Rebecca and Meghan Lovell. 

Last Building Burning

Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning


Dylan Baldi and his ramshackle indie collective issue their fifth full-length effort this week. 

Recorded in eight days with Sunn O)))/Wolves in the Throne Room producer Randall Dunn, the album finds the band in furious and frenetic form. 

Broken Politics

Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics

Smalltown Supersound

The sassy songstress, best known for her hits 'Buffalo Stance' and '7 Seconds', returns with a new album. 

The album, which is the singer's fifth, has been produced by dance maverick Four Tet. 

The Anteroom

How to Dress Well - The Anteroom

Domino Records

Tom Krell drops his fifth album this week, a typically avant-garde collection that also features poetry contributions from writers Li-Young Lee and Ocean Vuong. 


Ace Frehley - Spaceman


The former KISS frontman puts out his eighth solo collection this week. 

The album features eight originals and a cover of the Eddie Money hit 'I Wanna Go Back' as well as guest appearances from Frehley's former KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Eric Singer. 

Darker Days

Peter, Bjorn and John - Darker Days


The Swedish trio, best known for their megahit 'Young Folks', release the eighth studio album of their career this week. 



Empress Of - Us

Terrible Records

Lorely Rodriguez, better known as Empress Of, is back this week with a second album, an LP that includes guest spots from Dev Hynes and Spanish producer Pional.