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New music for May 2016

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Fallen angels by Bob Dylan

Fallen angels by Bob Dylan

Fallen angels by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan follows Shadows in the Night with his 37th studio album. This one draws on the tunes of some of America’s greatest songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Harold Arlen.

These people by Richard Ashcroft

These people by Richard Ashcroft

Fourth solo album from The Verve lead singer. These People is the first new album in six years from the Brit and Ivor Novello award winning artist. It was produced by Ashcroft and marks a reunion with Wil Malone, who worked on the string arrangements on The Verve’s A Northern Soul (1995), Urban Hymns (1997), and the platinum-selling debut solo album Alone with Everybody (2000).

I still do by Eric Clapton

I still do by Eric Clapton

23rd solo album from Eric Clapton. This one features a combination of new material as well as cover versions of classic songs, contemporary tunes and influences Clapton has interpreted in his own style. It also features the track I will be there featuring one “Angelo Mysterioso” who may or may not be George Harrison according to speculation.

The ride by Catfish & the Bottlemen

The ride by Catfish & the Bottlemen

The indie heroes return with the follow-up to their massive-selling debut, The Balcony. They say their album consists of songs that were ‘made to play live’.

Electronica 2 by Jean Michel Jarre

Electronica 2 by Jean Michel Jarre

Second part of the two-part album based around collaborations with other electronic musicians from a wide range of decades and styles. This one features contributions from Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream and Gary Numan amongst others.

Kidsticks by Beth Orton

Kidsticks by Beth Orton

It is always great to have new material from Beth Orton. Four years after her last album Beth returns with more trippy electronics.

The heart speaks in whispers by Corinne Bailey Rae

The heart speaks in whispers by Corinne Bailey Rae

Third album from CBR. This one “is about transformation and new life and confidence and joy” and finding beauty in life’s tragedies and triumphs.

Brandon King

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