New Arrivals: Albums Released Today

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 weekly updated playlist here, and read about some of this week’s biggest albums below.

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Katy Perry

Witness is the fifth studio album by pop songstress Katy Perry and her first since 2013’s Prism. The album follows singles “Chained To The Rhythm” ft. Skip Marley, “Bon Appétit” ft. Migos and “Swish Swish” ft. Nicki Minaj. Witness is out via Capitol Records.

You can listen to Witness here. For more Katy Perry, be sure to check out our Katy Perry Essentials playlist here

Vic Mensa
The Manuscript

Chicago-bred rap artist Vic Mensa released his brand new EP entitled The Manuscript. The four track-long EP features collaborations with Pharrell, Pusha T and Mr. Hudson. The Manuscript is out via Roc Nation.

You can listen to The Manuscript here.


At last, SZA has released her much-anticipated debut studio album Ctrl. The album follows singles“Drew Barrymore,” “Broken Clocks” and “Love Galore” ft. Travis Scott. The album also features appearances from TDE label mates Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad. Ctrl is out via TDE and RCA records.

You can listen to Ctrl here.

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister released a collaborative album entitled Planetarium, a solar system-inspired LP featuring tracks named after planets and other astronomical objects. Planetarium is out via 4AD.

Be sure to listen to Planetarium here.

London Grammar
Truth Is a Beautiful Thing

Four years after their 2013 debut, If You Wait, British dream pop trio London Grammar has returned with their sophomore album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The album follows the release of singles “Rooting For You,” “Big Picture,” “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing,” “Oh Woman Oh Man” and “Hell To The Liars.” Truth Is A Beautiful Thing is out via Metal & Dust and Ministry of Sound as well as Sony Music Entertainment.

You can listen to Truth Is A Beautiful Thing here.

Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie
Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac vocalists Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie released a collaborative album entitled Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie. The album follows singles “In My World,” “Feel About You,” “Sleeping Around The Corner” and “Red Sun.” Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie is out via East West and Atlantic records.

You can listen to Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie here.

Ti Amo

French rock group Phoenix released Ti Amo, their first album since 2013’s Bankrupt!. The album follows singles “Ti Amo,” “J-Boy” and “Goodbye Soleil.” Ti Amo is out via Glassnote Records.

You can listen to Ti Amo here. Also, be sure to check out the Phoenix Essentials playlist here

 Ice Cube
Death Certificate (25th Anniversary Edition)

 For the album’s 25th anniversary, Ice Cube has re-released Death Certificate.  The new edition of the album includes three previously unreleased tracks: “Only One Me,” “Dominate The Weak,” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” The 25th-anniversary version of Death Certificate is out via Lenchmob/Interscope Records.

You can listen to the 25th-anniversary edition of Death Certificate here. For more on the iconic album, be sure to check out The ControversyandAnd Brilliance Of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate here.

Lady Antebellum
Heart Break

Heartbreak is the seventh studio album by country trio Lady Antebellum. The album follows singles “You Look Good”, “Heartbreak”, “Somebody Else’s Heart,” “This City” and “Hurt.” Heartbreak is out via Lady A Entertainment/Capitol Nashville.

You can listen to Heartbreak here.

Various Artists
The American Epic Sessions
Part of the PBS Series, The American Epic Sessions features original recordings from artists such as Jack White, Nas, Beck, Elton John, Alabama Shakes and more. The American Epic Sessions is out via Columbia Records. You can listen to The American Epic Sessions here.
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