September 21, 2017

This Week's New Albums: September 22nd 2017
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 21/09/2017

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This Week's New Albums: September 22nd 2017

The Killers, The Horrors, Van Morrison and Enter Shikari are among the artists with new albums out this week. 

Wonderful Wonderful

The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful


It’s been five years since The Killers released their fourth album Battle Born, years they’ve filled with solo projects, Greatest Hits collections, lengthy tours and long breaks, but now they’re back with new LP Wonderful Wonderful.

Produced by Jacknife Lee with contributions from Stuart Price, Brian Eno and Mark Knopfler as well as super songwriter Ryan Tedder, the album sees the band embrace widescreen electronics and thundering guitars.

The album features hit single ‘The Man’ as well as new jam ‘Run For Cover’.

Click here to read our full preview. 



The Horrors - V


The much-acclaimed fivesome have teamed up with Adele/Bloc Party producer Paul Epworth for their fifth full-length effort.

The LP is the follow-up to 2014’s Luminous and sees the band embrace electronics and jarring guitars in a big way.

Click here to read our full preview. 

The Spark

Enter Shikari - The Spark


After vastly expanding their horizons on 2015’s The Mindsweep, the St Albans noiseniks have embraced a poppier sound on their new effort.

Recorded with Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything producer David Kosten, the album features 11 tracks, including the excellently titled 'An Ode To Lost Jigsaw Pieces’ (in two movements)' and the irony-clad 'Take My Country Back'.

Click here to read our interview with the band. 

Roll With The Punches

Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches

Caroline International

The iconic singer-songwriter releases his 37th studio album, which features 10 covers and five originals, including new takes on tracks by Sam Cooke, T-Bone Walker and Mose Allison. 

Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Sargent House

The gothed up songstress unveils her fifth studio album this week, an album recorded with Converge's Kurt Ballou and featuring guitar from Queens Of The Stone's Troy Van Leeuwan. 

Click here to read our interview with Wolfe. 

Double Duchess

Fergie - Double Duchess

BMG Rights Management

It's been 11 years since the former Black Eyed Peas singer last unveiled a solo album, but she returns with a new effort this week. 

Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and YG all make guest appearances on the album, which includes hit single 'M.I.L.F.$'


Black Country Communion - BCCIV

Mascot Records

The supergroup, who include Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian in their ranks, release their fourth studio LP and their first for five years. 

Shadows and Reflections

Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections

BMG Rights Management

The Soft Cell man takes on classics from Burt Bacharach, The Action, The Yardbirds, Bobby Darin, Julie Driscoll, Billy Fury and the Young Rascals on this new album. 

Luciferian Towers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers


The Canadian post-rockers unveil their sixth studio album this week, a new epic eight-track collection with two three-parters and four tracks over five minutes in length. 


Sleeping With Sirens - Gossip

Warner Bros

The Florida post-hardcore types go big on their major label debut with Tonight Alive/Tool producer David Bendeth at the controls and hit single 'Legends' included. 

Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay

Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay

Nuclear Blast

The goth metal stalwarts drop their 12th studio album this week, an album inspired by Victorian gothic horror and the Victorians' relationship with the supernatural...


Macklemore - Gemini


The rapper goes solo for this new album and recruits Skylar Grey, Offset, Ke$ha and Lil Yachty for the ride. 

The Death of a King

Reverend and the Makers - The Death Of A King

Cooking Vinyl

The Sheffield indie troublemakers return once again with a new LP. 


Josh Ritter - Gathering

Pytheas Recordings

The beloved troubadour returns this week with a ninth full-length effort, recorded with the Royal City Band and engineer Trina Shoemaker, the album also features a guest appearance from Bob Weir. 

Stranger in the Alps

Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps

Dead Oceans

The hotly-tipped folkster unveils her debut album this week.