September 20, 2018

This Week's New Albums: September 21st 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 20/09/2018

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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. 

The Blue Hour

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

Because Music

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. 

Click here to read our full preview. 

Living the Dream

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. 


The Big Bad Blues

Billy F. Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues

Snakefarm Records

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

Provogue Records

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. 

Ten 10

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.


Josh Groban - Bridges

Warner Bros Records

The hugely successful vocal virtuoso drops his eighth studio album this week. 

The album includes duets with Andrea Bocelli, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Sarah McLachlan.

Black Honey

Black Honey - Black Honey

Foxfive Records

The Royal Blood-approved scuzzy rockers release their much-anticipated debut LP this week, an album produced by Emre Ramazanoglu, best known for his work with Lily Allen and Paloma Faith. 


Louis Cole - Time


Jazz maestro Louis Cole unveils his latest collection this week. Thundercat and Brad Mehldau both guest on the album. 

The Art of Pretending to Swim

Villagers - The Art of Pretending to Swim

Domino Records

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.

Click here to read our interview with O'Brien. 


Macy Gray - Ruby

Artistry Music

The singer returns to her R&B roots with this new album after her 2016 jazz covers album Stripped. 

Guitar icon Gary Clark Jr. and Meghan Trainor are among the guests on the album. 

The Wake

Voivod - The Wake

Century Media

The Canadian heavy metal veterans roar back with their 14th full-length effort, their first new LP since 2013's Target Earth. 



Mayan - Dhyana

Nuclear Blast

The symphonic death metal collective release their third new album this week, an album recorded in collaboration with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. 


Denzel Curry - TA13OO

Loma Vista

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.


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Invada Records

The electronic collective, led by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, unveil their third LP. 

The record features 10 tracks, all of which were written over the last year and recorded mostly live in Bristol.