September 28, 2018

This Week's New Albums: September 28th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 28/09/2018

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This Week's New Albums: September 28th 2018

Rod Stewart, Kodaline and The Joy Formidable are among the artists with new albums out this week.


The Joy Formidable - AAARTH

Hassle Records

The powerhouse Welsh trio unveil their fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2016's Hitch. 

Self-produced by the trio, the album was laid down in the band's mobile recording studio, with the bulk of the work done in their native Wales and the canyons of the Utah/Arizona border. 

The title references the Welsh word 'arth', which means bear...

Click here to read our interview with the band

Blood Red Roses

Rod Stewart - Blood Red Roses

Decca Records

The veteran rocker unveils his 30th studio album this week, his first since 2015's Another Country. 

Co-produced by Kevin Savigar, who has worked with Stewart on-and-off since 1980, the album sees Stewart dabbling in folk, rock and roll and old school motown. 

Click here to read our full preview

Dancing Queen

Cher - Dancing Queen

Warner Bros Records

Inspired by her show-stealing turn Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, the legendary diva has recorded an entire album of ABBA covers. 

Among the tracks she takes on are 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)', 'SOS' and, of course, 'Fernando'. 

It's About Time

Nile Rodgers and Chic - It's About Time

Virgin EMI Records

The disco icons return with a brand new collection this week, an album that fees a star-studded line-up of guests. 

Among the guests are Craig David, Stefflon Don, Hailee Steinfeld and Lady Gaga, 

Kids See Ghosts

Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West and Kid Cudi's collaboration gets a physical release this week after appearing digitally in the summer. 

Pusha T, Yasiin Bey and Ty Dolla Sign are among the guests on this seven-track collection. 


Beartooth - Disease

Red Bull Records

The emotionally-charged metallers unveil their third full-length effort this week. 

Frontman Caleb Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album with assistance from executive producer Nick Raskulinecz, best known for his work with Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains. 

Brighter Days

Sigala - Brighter Days

Ministry of Sound

The DJ, best known for his mega hits 'Sweet Lovin' and 'Came Here For Love', finally gets around to releasing his debut album. 

Paloma Faith, Nina Nesbitt, Craig David, Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor all lend their voices to this album.

The Rick and Morty Soundtrack

Various Artists - The Rick and Morty Soundtrack

Sub Pop

The soundtrack to the beloved adult cartoon series arrives this week, with Mazzy Star, Chad Vangaalen and Blonde Redhead among the artists featured alongside composer Ryan Elder. 

Politics of Living

Kodaline - Politics of Living

Sony Music

The Irish pop foursome make it three albums and counting this week with the release of new LP Politics Of Living

The album sees the band working with a slew of big-name producers, like Olly Murs/One Direction key man Steve Mac and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid. 

Click here to read our interview with the band

Can U Cook?

Seasick Steve - Can U Cook?

BMG Rights Management

The bearded troubadour unveils his ninth effort, the follow-up to 2016's Keepin' the Horse Between Me and the Ground. 

The LP was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida with longtime drummer Dan Magnusson and guitarist Luther Dickinson. 

Elephants On Acid

Cypress Hill - Elephants On Acid

BMG Rights Management

The rap stalwarts return with their first new album in eight years. 

Produced by the group's own DJ Muggs, the epic, 21-track LP sees the band dabbling heavily with psychedelia and 1970s sonics. 


Riverside - Wasteland


The experimental Polish prog types drop their seventh LP this week, their first since 2015's Love, Fear and the Time Machine

Bad Mouthin'

Tony Joe White - Bad Mouthin'

Yep Roc

The legendary swamp rocker continues his rich vein of form with new LP Bad Mouthin'. 

An American Treasure

Tom Petty - An American Treasure


The career of the iconic singer is celebrated in this lavish box set. 

The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks.