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Eno
Here Come The Warm Jets

Here Come the Warm Jets was Brian Eno's debut solo album, credited under the name Eno it marked a continuation from the glam/art rock of Roxy Music but with a much more experimental bent. Tracks like the storming opener Needles in a Camel's Eye and Baby's On Fire anticipate the forward thinking art rock later to explored by David Bowie and the more out there post punk bands. 
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The Chemical Brothers
Out Of Control (Secret Psychedelic Mix)

Taken from the forthcoming 20th anniversary box set re-issue of 1999’s classic Surrender - for which the original served as the third single release - this is the Chemical Brothers’ own Secret Psychedelic mix of ‘Out Of Control’ pressed on to one-sided limited edition vinyl. Tom and Ed take the version we all know and love and transports it to much weirder and more wonderful places. 

David Sylvian
Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities

Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities was the second solo album by David Sylvian. The album is made up of two projects coming together, hence the use of the word alchemy in the title. Both projects were worked on in 1985, in between Sylvian's Brilliant Trees and Gone To Earth albums, and featured help from a number of creative types. Avant-garde composer Jon Hassell, Can’s Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp of King Crimson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and fellow Japan bandmate, Steve Jensen all contributed. 180g vinyl reissue on Virgin/EMI
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Massive Attack
The Spoils

Two massive tracks from Massive Attack. The Spoils is a soft and string filled ballad that gets under the skin, featuring the haunting vocals of Hope Sandoval. And on the flip side Ghost Poet channels Spaceape over a lunging bass driven half time track with a pluck string melody. Presented on coloured vinyl and in stunningly printed sleeves.
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David Sylvian
Dead Bees On A Cake [Expanded Edition]

Almost twenty years on from its 1999 release and David Sylvian’s Dead Bees On A Cake is still a contender for the best album-title of all time. The music’s not bad either. On his fifth solo LP, the former Japan frontman and Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborator opts for a breed of jazz-influenced folk-rock pitched somewhere between John Martyn and Tom Waits. This edition features four cuts that didn’t make the original track listing.
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Doves
The Last Broadcast

Most bands follow the well worn trajectory of starting off all guitary and ending up adding dance and electronica influences into their work. Not Doves. They emerged out of Sub Sub who had an enormous dance hit in 1994 with Aint No Love. Doves were (and are) a totally different beast writing big emotional indie-rock that like their previous incarnation was remarkably successful. The Last Broadcast was their second LP from 2002 and you can now get it re-issued on 180g orange wax.   
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Doves
Some Cities

Some Cities was the third album by rainy Northerners Doves and was a lyrical ode to the changes their hometown city of Manchester had seen in recent years. The music was more stripped down and perhaps more reflective than their Mercury Prize nominated the Last Broadcast and this melancholic collection contains a Ryuichi Sakamoto co-write on The Storm. 
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David Sylvian
Gone To Earth

Gone to Earth was the second solo album by David Sylvian and followed on from his debut Brilliant Trees. It's a double album full of brooding imagery and who else but Sylvian could have artists as diverse as Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, John Taylor, Steve Nye appear as guests on the same album. Also just look at his hair. 
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Genesis
Selling England By The Pound

Selling England By The Pound is the album that gave Genesis their first taste of real commercial success. The band's fifth long-player was originally released in 1973. It charted at No.3 and also contains their first top 30 hit, the strangely melodic I Know What You Like (In Your Wardrobe). Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.
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Doves
Lost Souls

Doves were of course once Sub Sub who had an enormous hit with *that* song 'Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)' but in a twist in the usual guitar band picks up synths career pattern put down their 303s and picked up guitars to become a decent big league emotional rock act as Doves. This is their debut now re-pressed onto grey coloured 180g vinyl.   
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David Sylvian
Secrets Of The Beehive

An absolutely wonderful album. Secrets of the Beehive sees David Sylvian at his autumnal best on a beautiful song cycle with contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Jansen and Danny Thompson. Perhaps his most emotional album and a certainly a must for fans of Talk Talk and the Blue Nile. Now re-issued on 180g vinyl.   
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Twin Atlantic
Power

Having toiled their way to two UK Top Ten albums in a row, Scottish alternative rock act Twin Atlantic present their fifth studio album Power, and their first on Virgin EMI. Having taken a short breather from the substantial successes they’ve enjoyed, the quartet enter the second decade of their career with renewed vigour. 
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Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)

I’m probably right in thinking that Norman’s stance on Queen is that they’re crap [editorial note; it's not!].....[Actual Editor's Note: It is!] . Love ‘em or hate ‘em, though, it is undeniable that Freddie Mercury was a one-off and they don’t make music like anyone else. Here we have the soundtrack to the massively successful Bohemian Rhapsody, the film about Freddie Mercury and Queen. It’s a mix of previously released Queen songs and previously unreleased songs from their legendary Live Aid performance. You also get the bonus of the 20th Century Fox fanfare being played in Brian May’s signature guitar style. The press release bangs on about sales achieved in Q4 - when did it stop being about the music, man? Double Heavyweight Vinyl LP on Virgin EMI.
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The Future Sound Of London
Lifeforms

It's excellent to see such a seminal work still deserving reissue treatment. Future Sound of London's 1994 masterpiece is a timeless collage of synthesised and environmental sounds, standing at the centre of the duo's vast contribution to electronic music history. If you don't already own it, time to make a change.
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Blossoms
Foolish Loving Spaces

As a 'celebration of love' in all its guises, Blossoms return with their most mature offering to date - 'Foolish Loving Spaces'. As the five-piece's fifth album, tracks are characterised by their trademark harmonies between intertwining arcade synths and twitchy guitars. Highly anticipated stuff from one of biggest modern day indie wave-makers.
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Genesis
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway was the sixth album by Genesis and was originally released in November 1974. It was a concept album telling the story of a boy who lived on the streets. Whilst the concept wasn’t that far-reaching, the six-month long tour that followed was one of the most ostentatious in rock history - Peter Gabriel really went for it. This is an album you need to make time for, sit down and listen to the whole thing at once, not something you can simply dip into. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.
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BJ The Chicago Kid
1123

BJ The Chicago Kid drops his latest LP of widescreen hip-hop. 1123 is very much a post-To Pimp A Butterfly album, but it’s also a post-Stankonia album, a post-Channel Orange album and a post-Acid Rap album. That is to say there’s a lot going on here, with neo-soul and trap beats sitting side by side. 1123 boasts a pretty varied guestlist too - Rick Ross and Offset rub shoulders with J.I.D., Afrojack and Anderson .Paak.
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XXXTentacion
? (Deluxe)

The press release suggests that XXXTentacion's 2018 album ? sold a total of 5.6 albums worldwide  - about par for the course for most artists these days. I think they mean 5.6 million looking at the digital sales for this controversial rapper/producer. This deluxe version features the original album plus the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP on vinyl for the first time, a poster, remixes and all sorts of ephemera. Sure to sell at least 4 units. 
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  • Virgin EMI

David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Brilliant Trees was the debut album from David Sylvian following the dissolution of his band Japan. The album moved away from the post new romanticisms of their swansong Tin Drum and towards the more acoustic reflective material he would perfect on Secrets of the Beehive. Now re-issued on 180g vinyl. 
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Slaves
The Velvet Ditch

Appearing 11 months after their last studio album Acts of Fear and Love pierced the UK Top Ten, The Velvet Ditch is a new four-track EP from modern punk favourites Slaves. Constructed to reflect the duo’s personalities, the first side sees two outbursts of raging guitars, while the flip finds them in a much more reflective mood. 
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  • Virgin EMI

Eno
Another Green World

Another Green World is Brian Eno's third solo album and marks the beginning of his move from rock-based compositions to the ambient work he pursued in the late '70s. It contains some of his best known tracks such as St Elmo's Fire and the beautiful title track and is notable for guest spots from Robert Fripp, John Cale and Phil Collins. 
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  • Virgin EMI

Pearl Jam
Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam’s album Lightning Bolt, unfortunately not named for the avant-metal band, is a comfortable listen for fans of the old rock 'n' roll sound of the band, without being too precious or uptight about it. Recommended for anyone who is a big fan of Vedder’s talent of singing through the nostrils. On limited vinyl LP.

The Kooks
Konk

Only recently we were smitten all over again by the re-issue of the Beatles 'Sergeant Pepper's'... and 2017 has even more treats in store with a vinyl re-issue of the Kooks 'Konk'. This was their second album and features such hits as  ‘Ooh La’ and  ‘Sofa Song’. Klassic Kooks - we should feel blessed. 
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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) is the second solo album by Brian Eno and was the first to employ his oblique strategies cards. Like a lot of Eno's early solo work some of the music is surprisingly upbeat an accessible at times but also delves deep into the sort of dense art rock that his work with Roxy Music only hinted at.  
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  • Virgin EMI

Ian Brown
First World Problems

The wonky alt-rock wizard of Warrington and Stone Roses alumnus Ian Brown concludes a decade off and leads comeback album Ripples with new earworm ‘First World Problems’. Brown’s disdain for those who dwell on those titular problems is palpable. He even becomes irate enough to rhyme ‘crazy’ with ‘lazy’.
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

1976: Goodbye Peter Gabriel, step forward Mr. Phil Collins! A Trick Of The Tail was the album where Phil Collins left his drum stool and stepped up to the mic, or just got a mic shoved in front of his mouth while he sat at the drums. He replaced Peter Gabriel on vocals anyway as Gabriel left to embark on a solo career. A more song-orientated, less theatrical version of Genesis was born.

Genesis
Foxtrot

The fourth album in the Genesis cannon was 1972’s Foxtrot. According to critics at the time, this is the one where their blend of prog, creativity and musical nous were combined perfectly. Foxtrot was notable for its ambitious closing track, Supper’s Ready, a complex construction which clocked in at 27 minutes. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.
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Genesis
Duke

Duke by Genesis was originally released in 1980. It was their second album as the classic three-piece of Collins, Rutherford and Banks that men in ironed jeans and brogues would love throughout the ‘80s. All signs of their prog experimentation were gone and they started to write hits. Contains the No.8 hit, Turn It On Again. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Collard
Unholy

Here’s rising star Collard with his debut Unholy. Raised in a Mormon household near South London, the 24-year-old deploys sultry falsetto over lithe songs of funky r’n’b-ish rock and pop. Tunes such as ‘Hell Song’ and ‘Warrior Cry’ are filled with tight instrumentation, pregnant pauses and personal lyrics.
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  • Virgin EMI

whenyoung
Reasons To Dream

Do people need Reasons To Dream though? Isn’t dreaming, by its very nature, an escape from reason? Whatever. Anyway, whenyoung are a newish band who claim to be ‘London’s premier indie songsmiths’. Them’s big words, but on Reasons To Dream (leave it…) the trio do a pretty good New Order/Echo & The Bunnymen/other prominent post-punk group impression, so maybe they are.
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  • Virgin EMI

Empire Of The Sun
Walking On A Dream

One of those reissues that make you feel old. I remember hearing Walking On A Dream and thinking “this sounds a lot like MGMT and some other bands” like it was yesterday. And apparently the album is already due to be vinylized. In fact, I just learned that Empire Of The Sun recorded even more music after this debut! Whodathunk.
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The Chemical Brothers
No Geography

For the first time since 2015, big beats are back. Yep, The Chemical Brothers are at it again. No Geography, the duo’s ninth studio LP, is pretty classic Chem Bro fare. Once more we find them balancing pop nous with arena-sized techno instrumentals. Aurora features on several of the tracks here. Nene crops up as well.

Lil Baby & Gunna
Drip Harder

Here it is, the hyped collaboration between Lil Baby and Gunna - young men who, judging from a recent music video, both take great delight in the female form. Their musical reputation precedes them anyhow - Lil Baby’s stream count, for example, is nothing to sniff at. Drake, Young Thug, NAV and Lil Durk guest.
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  • Virgin EMI

Lil Baby
Street Gossip

Lil Baby’s ‘commercial mixtape’ (that’s an album, then) Street Gossip gets a physical release. The one born Dominique Jones is the latest in Atlanta’s long and distinguished line of spit-gurgling autotuners, but his clear love of Young Thug means he’s willing to push his voice a bit more than your average trapper. Thug even shows up on ‘Section 8’, a track that feels like something of a baton-passing moment. Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Lil Baby’s mate Gunna are among Street Gossip’s other features.
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  • Virgin EMI

Tyler Ramsey
For The Morning

Tyler Ramsey was the guitarist in Band Of Horses. For The Morning is his solo debut album. The cover depicts the beautiful scenery of his hometown in North Carolina which inspired the music. Expect a mix of country, folk and rock that builds a bridge between Neil Young and Fleet Foxes. LP and CD on Virgin.

Connie Constance
English Rose

English Rose by Connie Constance mixes myriad influences making an album that’s not particularly like anything else. The title track is a piano-led cover of The Jam’s classic. Elsewhere electronic production, poetic lyrics and soulful delivery make this a debut album by a likely future star. LP and CD on Virgin.

Lil Yachty
Nuthin' 2 Prove

He’s right, you know. At this point Lil Yachty really does have Nuthin’ 2 Prove. Despite still being just 21 years old the MC already has a classic album under his belt (2016’s Lil Boat) as well as a slew of massive singles and legions of followers. His third LP, full of the kind of bouncy beats and cheeky bars on which Yachty made his name, will only continue to grow his legend. Features Cardi B, Offset, Lil Baby and a bunch of others famous rappers.
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KT Tunstall
Eye To The Telescope

Way back in 2004 a wee Scottish lassie wowed TV viewers around the country with just a voice, acoustic guitar and a loop pedal. KT Tunstall made her debut on Later….with Jools Holland performing Black Horse And The Cherry Tree. The question is, was Ed Sheeran watching and is she to blame for his career? Anyway, the song came from her debut album Eye To The Telescope, which went on to sell bloody loads. 

Yak
Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness

Yak is pretty much the epitome of the indie power-rock trio. From riffs that approach The Black Keys levels of addictiveness to noisy genre-defying jams that reminisce a higher paced Spiritualized, their second album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness has exactly what you’d expect of a band living in their car with nothing but their Big Muff pedals to keep them warm.
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Ian Brown
Ripples

With the big paydays from those Stone Roses reunion gigs apparently wrapped up for now, Ian Brown has got back into solo music-making: Ripples is his first solo material to land in nine years. The wider Brown family are all over this record, with Ian’s sons contributing to both songwriting and musical performances. That’s pretty sweet really. Ripples is out from Virgin EMI.
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Queen
Greatest Hits

If you recently saw the film Bohemian Rhapsody and want to learn more about the band behind the man behind the mustache, Queen’s Greatest Hits is just what you need. Includes all your favourite hits like Don’t Stop Me Now and We Will Rock You. Be warned: does not include the soundtrack to the 1986 film Highlander.

Richard Ashcroft
Alone With Everybody

Richard Ashcroft, as you probably know, was the lead singer with The Verve. Alone With Everybody was his debut solo album, and moved Ashcroft even further away from The Verve’s early shoegazing sound. It was very popular with people who like this kind of thing upon its release in 2000. Chris Martin of Coldplay has apparently hailed Ashcroft as the greatest singer in the world. 180g vinyl repress on EMI.

whenyoung
Given Up EP

There once was a band called Whenyoung / Who left Limerick for London / With Cranberries covers and numerous others / They’ve now quite a reputation! With apologies to Whenyoung and the people of Limerick in general. The trio’s new single ‘Given Up’ goes for snappy and poignant alt-radio-rock with a winning chorus.

Genesis
Trespass

Trespass was the second album by Genesis, originally released in 1970. This album featured the pre-Phil Collins original line-up with Anthony Phillips and John Mayhew in place on guitar and drums respectively. Standout track The Knife is widely regarded as one of the best songs from the band’s early period. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids

David Sylvian fronted new wave synth-pop outfit Japan’s fourth studio album Gentlemen Take Polaroids was originally released on Virgin in 1980, and was their first album with the label. This half-speed mastered reissue is available as a single LP as per the original, or a 2LP edition cut at 45 RPM. Defining avant-synth-pop in hi-def.

Japan
Tin Drum

David Sylvian fronted arty-odd-synth-pop-new-wavers Japan originally released their fifth and final album Tin Drum in 1981 through Virgin. This half-speed mastered edition is available as a single LP as per the original, or a 2LP edition cut at 45 RPM for a better noise floor. Includes the singles Ghosts and The Art of Parties, as well as the ever infectious Talking Drum.
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Various
Yardie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The music from Idris Elba’s directorial debut feature-length Yardie gets a soundtrack release courtesy of Virgin EMI. There are some undeniable Jamaican classics among the track listing here. Yardie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) includes ten-tonne takes from the likes of Yellow Man and Dennis Brown. It also includes a special cover by Skip Marley of his old man’s tune ‘Johnny Was’.
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  • Virgin EMI

Slaves
Acts of Fear and Love

It’s 2030 and Britain is hosting the centenary edition of the Fifa World Cup™. A decade on from Brexit, the UK has torn off the shackles of European control to become the richest and most powerful country in the whole world, and Prime Minister Johnson is keen to rub it in the faces of all those naysayers who thought we couldn’t do it. For the opening ceremony, he takes to the Wembley stage with a hologram of Sepp Blatter and a portly, middle-aged Wayne Rooney. The trio shake hands, release a flurry of doves painted the colours of the Union Jack, and introduce the musical entertainment. Rooney wanted the Stereophonics, but the ever-tactful Johnson has plumped for recent Glastonbury headliners Slaves. The greying ‘punks’, lightly pinking in the London sun, run through a short salvo of ‘Vindaloo’, ‘Ooooooh Naughty!’ (the new single that will feature on their upcoming greatest hits compilation) and a couple from their truckload-selling third LP Acts Of Fear And Love. A global audience of over one billion bloody love it, you mug.

Lil Yachty
Lil Boat 2

After the mess that was Teenage Emotions, Lil Yachty returns to form with the sequel to his Lil Boat Mixtape. Lil Boat 2 manages to recapture the charm of Yachty’s breakout record, highlighting his strengths - the affable persona, cartoonish beats and sing-song flow - while also displaying a marked improvement in his rapping ability. Offset, Quavo and 2 Chainz are among the guests.
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  • Virgin EMI

Genesis
Nursery Cryme

Nursery Crime was the third Genesis album and was originally released in 1971. It was notable for being the first to feature guitarist Steve Hackett and some drummer bloke named Phil Collins. Their inclusion completed what many fans believe to be the classic Genesis line-up. 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Miles Kane
Coup De Grace

Once again Miles Kane is out to prove that he can do a music without Alex Turner at his side. Coup De Grace is Kane’s first solo LP in five years, but it’s almost as if time has stood still since 2013’s Don’t Forget Who You Are went top ten. That is to say what we have here another bunch of Bond themes from Kane, some of which were co-written by Jamie T and Lana Del Rey. Imagine those three in a room together.

Zuzu
Made On Earth By Humans

Zuzu is a Liverpool-born singer and songwriter who moved to London to pursue her musical ambitions. It turns out she caused enough of a stir to be snapped up by Virgin/EMI. Her debut EP, Made On Earth By Humans shows her talent for sharp lyrics and writing a great hook. She has been likened to Haim and will also be touring in support of Courtney Barnett. 10” single on Virgin/EMI.

Migos
Culture II

Migos’ Culture II finally gets a vinyl release. You may have heard by now that this LP is reeeeeeeeeally long - twenty-four tracks long, as a matter of fact. As lengthy as it is, this is a fine collection of finessed braggadocio. Features ‘Walk It Talk It’, ‘MotorSport’, ‘Stir Fry’ and plenty others. Guests include Drake, Gucci Mane and Cardi B.
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  • Virgin EMI

Public Image Limited
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)

It's pleasing that perhaps John Lydon will be remembered just as much for his PIL project as with punk legends the Sex Pistols. Over recent years people seem to have realised that, yes, PIL were pretty innovative. To coincide with a film about the band, here is a career spanning box set with a singles collection, B-sides, rarities, radio sessions and a ton of live recordings. More Rotten than you'll probably ever need. 
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (RottenPiLLP)
  • Limited edition
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  • Virgin EMI

Kanye West
ye

The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is when he has something to say, even if it’s not very much, the people will listen.
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  • Virgin EMI

Cold War Kids
Audience

Well hang me up to dry, Cold War Kids are still alive and kicking. Though they may have slipped down the pecking order somewhat after the success of 2006’s Robbers & Cowards, the Long Beach band have plugged away admirably and released five more LPs in the intervening years. Audience - a live album recorded last year in Athens, Georgia - shows off a quietly impressive body of work.
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  • Virgin EMI

Florence + The Machine
High As Hope

Florence Welch and her Machine are back with fourth album High as Hope. Besides the usual lineup, this time the Machine can count Jamie xx, Kamasai Washington, Sampha and Tobias Jesso Jr. among its turning cogs. Despite the collaborations, things tend to sound quite stripped-down and sincere, as Welch gracefully covers love, loneliness and other intimate lyrical topics.

Chvrches
Love Is Dead

This is Chvrches latest record called Love Is Dead and it contains a whole load of sparkly new tracks that, at some point, you'll hear floating around on the ol' radio. These 13 tracks are available on multiple formats; two vinyl LP's, one blue coloured and one transparent, and on CD. Released on Virgin EMI.

Blossoms
Cool Like You

Just look at the sleeve? Wouldn't you just want to hang out with those guys? They are like Embrace but with cool lights. Well last time round Blossoms knack of writing catchy post Oasis anthems and adding enough 80s production to get local radio programmers everywhere putting away their Howard Jones LPs was a winning formula.  Now it's that 'difficult' second album. They have a great car. They'll be ok. 
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  • Virgin EMI

Isaac Gracie
Isaac Gracie

Hot new British soft rock prospect Isaac Gracie's self-titled debut album comes out on the tail of a series of well received singles.  On it the young Londoner gets to grips with himself and his anxieties. Virgin EMI have very kindly given us some indies only yellow vinyl copies of this limited to 500 copies.

The Libertines
Anthems For Doomed Youth

So, The Libertines actually made a new album to accompany that big-money live reunion. Anthems For Doomed Youth is that album, approaching their much loved sound from an older, possibly wiser position. An interesting prospect considering the inherently youthful nature of the band’s earlier work… Twelve tracks, or sixteen should you choose the deluxe edition CD.
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  • Virgin EMI
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  • Virgin EMI

Slaves
Are You Satisfied

Debut full-length from Slaves, the Tunbridge Wells band who have been rightly castigated recently for their dodgy name. Thirteen tracks of well-polished sort-of punk with a snarky attitude, packaged in pink with a disco ball of foil. Contains several ‘anthems’, no doubt, including recent single ‘Cheer Up London’.
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  • Virgin EMI

Jake Bugg
Hearts That Strain

Recorded in Nashville with some of the best players in the history of recorded music, lord knows what these veterans of Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick sessions felt about this nasal voiced Nottingham upstart. Still, Bugg is nothing if not ambitious and this latest soul influenced opus contains collaborations with Black Keys Dan Auerbach amongst others. 

Pearl Jam
Let's Play Two

Grunge champions Pearl Jam unleashed their haughty, heaving rock music on Wrigley Fields in 2016, most likely sparking debates of "do they rock or do they rock?" amongst friends. These shows coincided with a World Series victory for the Chicago Cubs (sorta like the Leicester City love story of baseball), so Pearl Jam decided they'd release a celebratory documentary of the shenanigans they contributed. Go Cubs?
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  • Virgin EMI

The Killers
Wonderful Wonderful

Fresh from jamming with Prince Harry, The Killers unleash more of their danceable rock which again is predicted to do well with non music fans. Having successfully forged a career out of having one good song the band now unleash their first new work since 'Battle Born' - an album distinct for being one that no-one can remember.  
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  • Virgin EMI

Cut Copy
Haiku From Zero

Haiku From Zero is the new album from Australian electronic band, Cut Copy.The album was recorded in Melbourne, New York and several places in between. It seemingly owes a great debt to Deerhunter and Animal Collective producer Ben Allen, whose work on this album provided the clarity among the craziness.

Benjamin Clementine
I Tell A Fly

I tell a fly get out of the goddamn kitchenette! Awful creatures. Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine has announced his second album which is described as empathetic and compassionate. Hard to be either of those things where flies are concerned but there's also anger here which is far more apt an emotion. He's recently collab'd with Gorillaz. So there. 

Arcade Fire
Get Right

I guess this is time for Arcade Fire fans to get very excited. Their new single, Get Right was an outtake from the James Murphy produced Reflektor album. The band had previewed the song live as early as April 2014, but it has not been released until now. The 7” vinyl single is backed with Crucified Again.
  • Vinyl 7" (4750774)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Society
All That We've Become

After a long wait, Society have finally released upon to us their first full length debut record. A captivating combination of experimental indie-rock has given room for All That We’ve Become to grace its presence on earth. More than just a side project, Jamie Girdler and Brendan Lynch release this album on Vinyl LP.

Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

North beach Wunderkind Vince Staples is finally releasing his sophomore full-length album. Known for being from Norf Side Long Beach and sketching a grim view of life around Ramona Park, Staples’ voice is always lucid, and his tracks both catchy and moody. Here's to Big Fish Theory treating us to more of that.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Beth Ditto
Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto, known as the driving force of The Gossip, is now back back back with her first solo album! Fake Sugar is a powerful statement of soulful rockin’ pop, imbued with Ditto’s charismatic personality and mighty voice. Fake Sugar is released by Virgin EMI, with both CD and LP editions available.

The Strypes
Spitting Image

My how they have grown. The Strypes are now actual adults but are still producing a lively form of adrenalised rhythm and blues which they mix with high octane power pop and '70s styled pub rock. This is their third album and showcases tuneful guitar music that should hit hard with fans of Eddie and the Hot Rods.  

The Stone Roses
All For One

It was the 'where were you' moment for anyone still under the vaguest misapprehension that the Stone Roses were able to construct anything approaching a listenable song.  When your last decent attempt at a melody was released in 1989 that's a lot of years to try to repeat the trick. 'All For One' is of course laughably bad but the last smirk might be on the face of the band who will generate millions in ticket sales off the back of whatever they manage to come up with to fill an album. 

Marika Hackman
I'm Not Your Man

Marika Hackman’s second full-length album arrives with The Big Moon in tow as her backing band. I’m Not Your Man is a cool record, intimate when it needs to be and guitar-rocking when it feels like it. We have four different formats available (at time of release, depending on stock levels), including the deluxe coloured vinyl edition which comes with an extra bonus 7”! On Virgin EMI.

Cold War Kids
LA Divine

Cold War Kids are using their sixth full-length LP to pay homage to their beloved hometown of Los Angeles: the City Of Angels. L.A. Divine is another set of full-throated soulful indie, with a more muscular thrust to it than many of Cold War Kids’ lighter indie contemporaries. CD / double LP release on Virgin EMI.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Circa Waves
Different Creatures

If Circa Waves’ last album Young Chasers was a bright and sunny record (as they tell us it was), then Different Creatures is the somewhat darker album of the night. But don’t worry, the band are still playing polished radio indie-rock that will have no trouble scaling festival line-ups over the summer. CD and LP editions, plus a special CD version that comes with a DVD of the band’s 2015 Brixton Academy show.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Ryan Adams
Prisoner

It seems a long long way from Whiskeytown now but David Ryan Adams is still at it veering somewhere between alt country troubadour and balls out rocker. This album follows his ill-advised attempt at covering Taylor Swift's '1989' and showcases a prolific period of writing. Indeed 'Do You Still Love Me?' is brash stadium rock worthy of his near namesake Bryan.    

Vaults
Caught In Still Life

Vaults are in serious ascendancy. Their rise is, admittedly, largely due to this debut's conclusive track, One Day I'll Fly Away - as featured in 2016's John Lewis xmas ad. However this album rides on a vast depth of emotional vibrancy and crystal clear production, not simply on a singular momentous hit.

Loyle Carner
Yesterday's Gone

Loyle Carner presents his debut full-length album, Yesterday’s Gone. The Croydon-based rapper is clearly serious about family and roots: as well as various lyrics and the lovely Carner family snap used for the album artwork, Yesterday’s Gone even features Loyle’s mum and dad themselves, as well as Kwes, Rebel Kleff and a gospel choir.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Paul Weller
More Modern Classics

More Modern Classics by Paul Weller is another new collection featuring the best tracks from the last fifteen years of the Modfather’s career. More Modern Classics is available as a double vinyl LP, a limited edition 3CD set including 20 additional tracks and 12 radio session tracks and standard CD.

Fangclub
Coma Happy

Fangclub's blend of sweet, catchy pop tunes and in-your-face distortion seems to place their style about halfway between pop-punk and grunge, although at times it can be difficult to decide where exactly they lie on the spectrum. Coma Happy is the second EP from the Dublin-based trio, featuring the addictive single Dreamcatcher. Released as Vinyl 10" on the Virgin EMI label.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Stevie Parker
Blue

Consistently dreamy, sensual and ethereal is the London Grammar-esque Blue offering from Bath-born Stevie Parker. Soft synths and stripped back beats provide a sparse atmosphere for Parker's shimmering voice to flourish in this melancholic and ultimately highly-anticipated 2016 release.

Slaves / Wonk Unit
Take Control / We Are The England

Slaves, the Tunbridge Wells punky outfit responsible for one of our least favourite singles from the last year, have persuaded another band to associate with them. Wonk Unit take the B-side of the Take Control / We Are The England split single. And those titles makes me think: is this a Brexit single? 1500 7” copies out there on Virgin EMI.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Jake Bugg
On My One

As far as I am aware, this is Jake Bugg’s first foray into production after his previous album, Shangri La was produced by none other than Rick Rubin. A bit of a leap for Bugg perhaps who wrote, played and produced everything except three tracks produced by Jacknife Lee. Perhaps this is why the album is called On My One and has such insular, inflected track titles as ‘Love Hope and Misery’ and ‘Gimme the Love’ which sees Bugg begging for love in the chorus. It’s yet another move away from the boy-with-guitar sound of his first album and one with bold ambitions for rock/pop success.     

Jim James
Eternally Even

Most commonly known as frontman of My Morning Jacket, Jim James brings us his sophomore record - Eternally Even. Produced by Alabama Shakes' Blake Mills, this offering is set to top his debut release - which was met with widespread critical acclaim. Kentucky-incepted indie-rock, generously bathed in psychedelia.

Empire Of The Sun
Two Vines

Although the press release cheerfully discloses that their debut Walking on A Dream sold 1.5 million copies it fails to confirm sales of it's follow up Ice on the Dune. Something went very wrong between the two albums but there's hope yet for Empire of the Sun if they can just stay clear of being too cheesy. Two Vines does sound like another very hi end production from these guys with big banks of catchy pop pulping out of ridiculously dressed men. 

Slaves
Take Control

Energised and fervent second album from mercury faves, Slaves. Produced by ex-Beastie Boy Mike D (He also guests on one of the tracks), they push into heavier and more politically charged material. Tonally you can hear Mike D’s sheen, mixing 90s hip-hop and elements of The Damned and The Cramps.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Jamie T
Trick

Popular rap rock dude Jamie T is back after a gap of two years with more massive ear worms that you'll know even if you claim otherwise. Lead single 'Tinfoil Boy' is both emo-tinged and moshpit friendly which bodes well for an album of expansive /punk/reggae/rap/pop that is sure to be one of the years bigger releases. He's one of the ok ones this lad.    

Blossoms
Blossoms

Blossoms are an indie band from Stockport. Their stock is rising fast in 2016: they came 4th in the BBC’s new music poll and their first single, At Most A Kiss shot to number one in the iTunes chart. Its follow-up Getaway also proved to be a success and they’ve wowed with an appearance on Later...with Jools Holland. Expect big things with their self-titled debut album.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Prose
Home Of The Brave

Prose are three lads from Manchester whose anthems of growing up, life and love are imbued with a working class narrative. The band’s popularity has risen exponentially since signing with British producer Naughty Boy and yet bigger things are expected following their debut album Home Of The Brave.

Band of Horses
Why Are You OK

On the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut album, Everything All The Time, Seattle’s Band Of Horses release their fifth album Why Are You OK. The album contains all the melodic hooks and the stories the band are known for. This time however, the album is informed by top horse Ben Bridwell’s time songwriting at home whilst looking after his daughters. The album was produced by Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle with the help of the legendary Rick Rubin.

Clare Maguire
Stranger Things Have Happened

Clare Maguire hit the depths of despair when her first album didn't work out but thankfully she got herself together, bought a sausage dog and started tentatively posting songs online. This has resulted in her second album in which she has taken control of her music once again. She has a big foghorn of a voice that veers between Lana Del Ray style introspection and massive Adele style honks. People are going to really like this backstory. 

Jake Bugg
Gimme The Love

Jake Bugg works out his unusual-sounding flow over a swaggering rock-as-hip-hop instrumental on this preview of his forthcoming album On My One. He insists that the listener Gimme The Love, and sounds pretty worked up about it: both vocal and production have an aggressive heft to them. 7” single on Virgin EMI.

Bleeding Heart Pigeons
Anything You Want EP

Bleeding Heart Pigeons are an indie rock band from Ireland. Anything You Want is a four track EP with some solid, impassioned tunes. The sound is like early Radiohead meets a bit of Pulp perhaps, via a bit of White Lies. It’s really solid, catchy stuff with some surprising instrumentation. One to watch for sure. Shame about the band name ‘ey lads?

Placebo
MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged by Placebo sees the band not being content with stripping back their songs to their bare bones. Brian Molko and co. wanted to do something special to contribute to the on-going history of MTV Unplugged. Available on a staggering number of formats: Double vinyl LP picture disc, 180g double vinyl LP, limited edition CD/DVD/Blu-Ray box set with 32-page booklet, Blu-Ray and standard CD.
  • Label(s):
  • Virgin EMI

Chvrches
Every Open Eye

Chvrches return with Every Open Eye, their second album. This is an impressively full-blown synth-pop record, almost recalling a Taylor Swift or a Robyn. Pretty notable levels of craft for a band only two records in. The last album sold plenty, and this one sounds like it could sell yet more… On Virgin / EMI.

The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echoes

Brand new, full length record from The Chemical Brothers, the first in quite some time! These massive dance-smash tracks are full of familiar Chemical goodness, though also reinvigorated with some 2015 energy. Vocalists include Beck, Q-Tip and St Vincent! CD, deluxe CD with bonus tracks, or heavy 180g double vinyl.

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