This Week's New Albums: September 21st 2018
Suede, Christine & The Queens, Slash and Billy Gibbons are among the artists with new albums out this week.
Suede - The Blue Hour
The Britpop icons, now revitalised, release their third album in the past five years.
Recorded at Assault & Battery Studios in London with U2/Foals man Alan Moulder, marking the first time since 2002 that Suede haven't recorded with regular producer Ed Buller.
Eight tracks on the album have been recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and frontman Brett Anderson has billed the LP as the band's "most complicated" album to date.
Christine and The Queens - Chris
Héloïse Letissier smashed expectations with the success of her debut album Chaleur Humaine and it's fun-filled quirky pop, but now she must deliver a follow-up.
For new second LP, all 11 tracks are entirely written, arranged, and performed by Letissier, with American funkster Dâm-Funk guesting.
Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Living the Dream
The legendary Guns N' Roses axeman re-teams with the Alter Bridge frontman for a third time, following up 2014's hit World On Fire.
Produced by Alter Bridge regular Michael “Elvis” Baskette, the LP was recorded at Slash's new Snakepit Studios in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Billy F. Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
The ZZ Top frontman unveils his second solo album.
A sonic departure from his Afro-Cuban-flavored solo debut Perfectamundo, the LP features a mix of originals and classic blues covers.
Gibbons is joined by keyboardist Mike Flanigin, bassist Joe Hardy, drummers Greg Morrow and Matt Sorum, guitarist Austin Hanks and harmonica player James Harman on the album.
Joe Bonamassa - Redemption
The bluesman makes it 13 albums and counting with this new collection.
Produced by Iron Maiden keyman Kevin Shirley, the LP sees Bonamassa expanding his sound with two drummers, a horn section and an array of backing singers.
Chip - Ten 10
The hard-hitting British rapper releases his fourth album this week, the follow-up to 2017's League Of My Own II.
JME, Frisco and Not3s are among the guests, while Sampha and Lil Silva are among the production talent on the LP.
Villagers - The Art of Pretending to Swim
Conor O'Brien returns this week with the fourth LP from his folky collective.
The follow-up to 2015's Darling Arithmetic, the album was written, produced, mixed and performed almost entirely by O’Brien in his Dublin studio.
Denzel Curry - TA13OO
The rapper's third studio album sees him on trailblazing and intense form, with the LP billed covering such topics as olestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music and personal tales of his own near-death experiences.
The album features guest appearances from GoldLink, Billie Eilish, J.I.D, JPEGMAFIA, Nyyjerya, Twelve'len and ZillaKami as well as production support from Charlie Heat and FNZ.