New Arrivals: Albums Released Today
New Arrivals is the starting point for your New Music Friday. Dig into the week’s freshly delivered stack of new album releases with this playlist highlighting choice cuts from the wide platter of new LPs dropped each week; from big name releases to the albums you’ve been anticipating for months – as well as new favorites from a broad range of genres. Listen to the playlist here.
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The Hamilton Mixtape
The eagerly anticipated and topical Hamilton Mixtape is an album featuring a selection of re-imagined songs from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton alongside entirely new material. Masterminded by American treasure and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, the record includes performances from the likes of Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, Nas, Usher, Alicia Keys, Sia, Francis and The Lights, Wiz Khalifa, Ashanti and many more. Out via Atlantic Records, The Hamilton Mixtape is an important piece of quintessentially American art and must hear for fans of any genre.
You can listen to The Hamilton Mixtape here.
Better known by his Deadmau5 performance moniker, prominent electronic music producer Joel Zimmerman is back today with W:/2016ALBUM/, his most recent studio full-length. The album, as described by Zimmerman, anyhow, is said to have “an 80′s sci-fi, fantasy vibe.” Singles from W:/2016ALBUM/ include “Snowcone,” “Desynchronized,” “Saved,” “Strobe” and “Let Go.” The highly anticipated electronic experience is out today by way of mau5trap, Zimmerman’s personal independent label.
Darkness and Light
Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Legend is back with Darkness and Light, his fifth studio album to date. Supported by singles “Love Me Now,” “I Know Better” and “Penthouse Floor,” a standout featuring Chance The Rapper, the album is out via GOOD Music and Columbia Records. Produced by Black Mills, John Ryan and Greg Kurstin, Darkness and Light is an album to get lost in.
Awaken, My Love!
From acting, to writing, to music, it doesn’t seem like there’s much that the prolific polymath Donald Glover can’t do. The artist released his third studio album, Awaken, My Love!, today under his Childish Gambino musical moniker. With production assistance from Ludwig Göransson and distribution support from Glassnote Records, Awaken, My Love! follows stunning singles “Me and Your Mama” and “Redbone.”
The Rolling Stones
Blue & Lonesome
Blue & Lonesome is the 25th American and 23rd British studio album from the absolutely legendary rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse known across the world as The Rolling Stones. Blue & Lonesome marks the first ever covers album by The Rolling Stones in addition to being their first studio album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. The blues-based album also includes contributions from bonafide guitar hero Eric Clapton. With production credits going to Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, the album is out by way Polydor Records and follows singles “Just Your Fool,” “Hate To See You Go” and “Ride ‘Em On Down.”
You can listen to Blue & Lonesome here. You can also listen to our Legends: The Rolling Stones playlist here or otherwise to our Covering The Stones playlist here. Additionally, be sure to check out our Tracks & Traces: The Rolling Stones playlist here.
Peter Doherty is truly a jack of all trades. Best known for his work co-fronting the celebrated British indie rock outfit known as The Libertines, the musician, songwriter, actor, poet and writer released his second solo studio album just today. Produced, recorded and mixed by Johann Scheerer, Hamburg Demonstrations serves as a follow up to his 2009 solo debut, Grace/Wastelands. Headlined by the singles “The Whole World Is Our Playground,” “Kolly Kibber” and “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone),”the album is out via BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
You can listen to Hamburg Demonstrations here.
On the 40th anniversary of his original Oxygéne album, French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre is out with Oxygéne 3, his nineteenth studio album to date. Over the course of his seasoned career, Jean-Michel Jarre has often contemplated “what Oxygène could be if I was composing it today” and, after four decades of waiting, we finally have the result. The album follows leading single “Oxygene, Pt. 17.”
You can listen to Oxygéne 3 here.
Kane Brown is the self-titled debut studio album from country music singer-songwriter Kane Brown. Featuring the previously released singles “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” and “Thunder In The Rain” alongside brand new singles “Hometown” and “Learning,” the album is out today by way of RCA Records Nashville.
You can listen to Kane Brown here.
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