Here are the other albums you can expect to see make a big impact on the charts this year Westlife are well and truly back! It's the legendary Irish group's first studio album in nine years, with tracks co-written and produced by the lads as well as hitmakers including Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran and James Bay. The superstar has announced details of her new album Courage - her first English-language album in six years. Celine announced the title of the record along with a new tour at a show in Los Angeles, explaining: "I think I went through a lot. And life had given me the tools… to find my inner strength, to find courage, and to keep going. Lead single Flying On My Own is out now, while Celine also released a trio of tracks - the title track, Imperfections and Lying Down - when announcing the release date. The soundtrack for the first Frozen film has shifted 1.
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In a hyperspeed world, it is increasingly meaningful to sit with the vision of one artist for an extended period of time. From drowsy hip-hop to pitch-perfect pop, albums of all genres felt more profound than ever. Synthesizing devastating breakups and calling for revolution in every style of sound, these albums went all-in on what matters. Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our retail links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission. British electronic producer Sam Shepherd has always exerted remarkable control over his meticulous musical output as Floating Points: With his favored instrument, the Buchla modular synthesizer, he can contour sound waves and alter circuitry to suit his needs. But Shepherd, like the rest of us, has comparatively little control over his input, and the chaos of the past three years—Brexit, Trump—shook something loose inside him.
Fri 20 Dec Those sounds are more than just another layer of Americana cosplay: her obsession with American archetypes, once dismissed as superficial, has matured into an acute understanding of how they are created and frustration at what they conceal. A subtly defiant assertion that Del Rey is here for the long haul, no matter what. Laura Snapes Read the full review. Until this year, rapper Dave was a singles artist — he managed 11 before his debut album was released — but Black marked a sea change: serious, reflective and grown-up. An absentee father, a sibling in prison his brother Christopher is serving a life sentence for his involvement in the killing of Sofyen Belamouadden , a burgeoning, pressurised music career — it all gets mixed into an urban opera that plays out intensely, and internally.
Will the format be as alien to us now in as it would be to listeners in seeing what it's become today? The answer to both is probably yes -- and we'll probably still be doing a top albums of the year list then, too. In her latest effort, Celine both digs deep, and lets us see her lighter side -- and that's the power of Dion. Instead, guitars and drums are replaced by mournful, disorienting synths and delicate, otherworldly choral voices; the result is a psyche-straining work of tenderness and loss more beautiful than anything the post-punk legend has made before in his four-decade career. Spoilers much? Nibiru follows suit but it highlights an artist on a very clear evolution. This is an artist with the depth and breadth to last for a long time. And when all else fails, just a schedule a date night with your old friend tequila.