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 our 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 and read about some of this week’s biggest albums below.
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Lupe Fiasco is finally out with his much-anticipated sixth studio album DROGAS Light, clearly indicating that the Grammy Award-winning rapper’s recent retirement has come to an abrupt end. Out via 1st and 15th, Inc./Thirty Tigers, DROGAS Light follows leading singles ‘Wild Child,” “Jump” and “Tranquillo.”
You can listen to DROGAS Light here.
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker is the soundtrack for the romantic drama film of the same name. The albums features tracks from artists such as John Legend, ZAYN, Taylor Swift, The-Dream, Nick Jonas and Kygo among many others. Out via Universal Studios and Republic Records, be sure to check out the singles “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” by ZAYN and Taylor Swift, as well as “Not Afraid Anymore” by Halsey.
You can listen to Fifty Shades Darker here.
Rag’n'Bone Man first made a name for himself just last year with his debut hit single “Human.” Today, the promising singer-songwriter from East Sussex, England is back with his long awaited studio debut of the same name. Following leading singles “Human,” “Grace,” “Odetta” and “Skin,” Human is out now via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment.
You can listen to Human here.
Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Veteran singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Chuck Prophet returns once again with a brand new album titled Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins. The aforementioned album, Prophet’s latest since 2014’s Night Surfer, follows singles “Bad Year For Rock And Roll,” “Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins” and “Open Up Your Heart” and is out today courtesy of Yep Roc Records.
You can listen to Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins here.
Canadian country and western rockers The Sadies have returned with Northern Passages, their tenth studio album to date and first in four years. Following 2014’s And The Conquering Sun, their new album boasts singles “Riverview Fog,” “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” featuring Kurt Vile and “Another Season Again.” Northern Passages is out today via Yep Roc Records.
You can listen to Northern Passages here.
Tinariwen, the Grammy Award-winning Malian outfit hailing from the West African nation’s Northern Sahara desert region are back with Elwan, their seventh studio album to date. Elwan includes guest features from the likes of Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney and Mark Lanegan among others. The album is out today via ANTI- and is follows leading singles “Assàwt,” “Ténéré Tàqqàl” and “Sastanàqqàm.”
You can listen to Elwan here.
The Temple of I & I
Thievery Corporation, the Washington D.C.-based recording artist and DJ collective primarily comprised of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are back with The Temple of I & I, their tenth studio album. The Temple of I & I follows leading singles “Letter To The Editor,” “Let The Chalice Blaze” and “Ghetto Matrix.” The album is out today via Thievery Corporation’s own ESL Music.
You can listen to The Temple of I & I here.
Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Brett Young is out today with his self-titled studio debut. The album marks Young’s first release since 2016’s Brett Young EP. Brett Young is out and available now courtesy of the Big Machine Label Group.
You can listen to Brett Young here.
Memories Are Now
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jesca Hoop is out now with Memories Are Now, her seventh studio album to date and latest since releasing Love Letter for Fire with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam in 2016. The album follows leading singles “Memories Are Now” and “The Lost Sky” and is out via Sub Pop Records.
You can listen to Memories Are Now here.
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