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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The Order Of Time
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June is back again with The Order Of Time, her sophomore effort and latest full-length release since 2013’s Pushin’ Against A Stone. The album is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, and follows singles “Astral Plane,” “Shakedown” and “Two Hearts.” The Order Of Time is available now via Concord Music Group.
You can listen to The Order Of Time here.
Beauty And The Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
Beauty And The Beast is the new original soundtrack of the 2017 Disney film of the same name. The album includes appearances from artists like John Legend, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Alan Menken, Emma Watson and many more. Beauty And The Beast follows leading single “Beauty and the Beast” featuring John Legend and Ariana Grande and is out via Walt Disney Records.
Heartworms marks the The Shins’ long awaited fifth studio album and first since the release of Port of Morrow back in 2012. The album follows the release of singles “Dead Alive,” “Name For You,” “Mildenhall” and “Painting A Hole.” Heartworms is out today via Aural Apothecary and Columbia Records.
Number 1 Angel
After an unexpected delay last month, British singer-songwriter Charli XCX is out released her eagerly-anticipated and brand new Number 1 Angel mixtape. The mixtape follows her 2016 Vroom Vroom EP and precedes her upcoming party-pop album, expected for release later in 2017. Number 1 Angel features Raye, MØ, Uffie, Abra and is out now via Asylum Records UK.
The Magnetic Fields
50 Song Memoir
50 Song Memoir marks the eleventh studio album by indie-pop savant Stephen Merritt AKA The Magnetic Fields. The album is an autobiographical fifty track concept album, with each song representing a year in Stephen Merritt’s life. Out via Nonesuch Records, 50 Song Memoir follows singles “‘81: How to Play Synthesizer” and “‘83: Foxx and I” with production credits going to Stephen Merritt, Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman.
The Never Story
J.I.D, a TIDAL Rising artist and the newest Dreamville Records’ signee, is out today with The Never Story, his debut studio album. The release follows singles “NEVER” and “Division.” The Never Story includes appearances from 6lack and Earthgang in addition to production from J.Cole and Childish Major (Future, Rick Ross) among many others. The album marks the first full-length release from Dreamville Records this year.
You can listen to The Never Story here.
Husband and wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, better known by their collective Tennis performance moniker, are back with Yours Conditionally, their fourth studio album. Yours Conditionally is out via Mutually Detrimental and follows singles “In The Morning I’ll Wait For You,” “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,” “Modern Women” and “My Emotions Are Blinding.”
You can listen to Yours Conditionally here.
British singer-songwriter Laura Marling is back with Semper Femina, her sixth studio album to date. Marking her latest release since 2015’s Short Movie, the album follows singles “Soothing,” “Wild Fire,” “Next Time” and “Nothing, Not Nearly.” Semper Femina is out today via Marling’s own More Alarming Records.
You can listen to Semper Femina here.
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