The standout title on this month’s list. The sixth studio album from Arctic Monkeys is their first new material in five years and has been eagerly awaited by fans.
Bay, now minus his trademark hat and sporting a short haircut, signals a new direction in his music. There is even an excerpt from Allen Ginsberg’s love poem Song at the album’s close.
Fans of Ben Drew, aka Plan B, tend to fall into two camps. There are those who champion his earlier hip-hop and those newer fans who came on board when he took a more soulful direction with The Defamation of Strickland Banks. This album is neither of those. There is hardly any rapping and it is closer to Rag’n’Bone Man than Strickland.
What started out as an Internet sensation is now a fully fledged debut album. Last Words was the song that started the ball rolling. You will find that here alongside other strong tracks like Terrified.
10th solo album from Laura Veirs. Anyone who was alerted to her talent by the 2016 album case/lang/veirs is likely to enjoy this one.
Third album from the Glasgow synth pop trio. Matt Berninger from The National has also contributed.