New Music Videos and Albums for the Week of February 13, 2017

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Last Friday’s album releases

Lupe Fiasco
DROGAS Light Spotify

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It’s been an eventful 12 months for Lupe Fiasco, who announced plans to release three albums in 2016, then changed course and said he wouldn’t release any, then suggested that he’d release one in 2017, then canceled all releases and retired after getting in a Twitter war with fans, then decided to unretire to release Drogas Light last week. The 14-song set features Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, and Big K.R.I.T., but critics think the result is a mess, ranking among the rapper’s worst work. Lupe himself only gives the album a 7 out of 10.

Additional new releases last week

Alexander F Alexander F Spotify

Aquarian Blood Last Nite in Paradise Spotify

Beach Slang Here I Made This For You Mixtape Volume II Spotify

Michael Bolton Songs of Cinema Spotify

Louise Burns Young Mopes Spotify

Ornette Coleman The Complete Albums Collection: 1958-1962 4xCD

Cromwell At the Gallop Spotify

Trevor de Brauw Uptown Spotify

Def Leppard And There Will Be a Next Time…Live From Detroit 2xCD+DVD/Blu-ray

Eskmo Billions OST Spotify

Alejandro Fernández Rompiendo Fronteras Spotify

Fog Lake Dragonchaser

Sallie Ford Soul Sick Spotify

The Godfathers A Big Bad Beautiful Noise Spotify

Hand Habits Wildly Idle Spotify

Has a Shadow Sorrow Tomorrow Spotify

Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Spotify

Bert Jansch Live in Australia

JLin Dark Lotus EP Spotify

A full-length album, Black Origami, follows later in 2017

King Kobra Ready to Strike

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Backlash Spotify

Lowly Heba Spotify

Niko Marks Day of Knowing Spotify

Christopher Martin Big Deal Spotify

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Zombies on Broadway Spotify

Meatbodies Alice Spotify

The Moonlights The Moonlights Spotify

The Necks Unfold Spotify

Nidingr The High Heat Licks Against Heaven Spotify

Noveller Pink Sunset for No One Spotify

Nurse With Wound Thunder Perfect Mind

Old Crow Medicine Show Best Of Spotify

Overkill The Grinding Wheel Spotify

Palberta Bye Bye Berta Spotify

Chuck Prophet Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins Spotify

Quelle Chris Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often Spotify

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Human Spotify

Requiem For a World After

Retail Space You Can Catch a Lobster With Eggs But Not Egg Salad Spotify

The Sadies Northern Passages Spotify

Kurt Vile guests

Sinkane Life & Livin’ It Spotify

Teen Daze Themes for Dying Earth Spotify

Thievery Corporation The Temple of I & I Spotify

Thinking Plague Hoping Against Hope

Tinariwen Elwan Spotify

Guests include Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, and Mark Lanegan

Tosca Going Going Going Spotify

Turinn 18 1/2 Minute Gaps

Unwill Past Life Spotify

Various Fifty Shades Darker OST

Includes new music from Sia, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Tove Lo, The-Dream, and more

Vermont II

Paul White feat. Danny Brown Accelerator EP Spotify

Brett Young Brett Young Spotify

Miguel Zenón Tipico Spotify

Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea Planet Earth II OST Spotify

Coming Friday 2/17 (notable releases):

Ryan Adams Prisoner

Animal Collective The Painters EP

Includes three new songs (recorded during the Painting With sessions), plus one cover

Aquilo Silhouette

Bing & Ruth No Home of the Mind

Molly Burch Please Be Mine

The Courtneys The Courtneys II LISTEN (Hype Machine)

Tim Darcy Saturday Night

Solo debut from the Ought frontman

Dutch Uncles Big Balloon

Hanni El Khatib Savage Times

Electric Guest Plural

Lawrence English Cruel Optimism

Flume Skin Companion EP II EP

Grails Chalice Hymnal LISTEN (Stereogum)

Jidenna The Chief

Alison Krauss Windy City LISTEN (NPR)

First solo album in 18 years is a collection of country covers

Nikki Lane Highway Queen

Jens Lekman Life Will See You Now

Mozart’s Sister Field of Love LISTEN (Hype Machine)

The Orwells Terrible Human Beings

The Paperhead Chew LISTEN (Hype Machine)

PVT New Spirit

Maggie Rogers Now That the Light Is Fading

Rogue Wave Cover Me LISTEN (Stereogum)

Covers album includes the band’s take on 1980s hits by The Cure, ZZ Top, Echo & The Bunnymen, Genesis, Kim Carnes, and more

Sam Patch Yeah You, And I

Solo album from Arcade Fire‘s Tim Kingsbury includes appearances by Basia Bulat, John McEntire, and Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara

Shock Machine Shock Machine

Full-length solo debut from former Klaxons member James Righton

Son Volt Notes of Blue LISTEN (NPR)

Strand of Oaks Hard Love

Various New Order Presents Be Music 3xCD

Compilation of tracks produced by members of New Order in the 1980s also includes some newer remixes by the band

Charlie Wilson In It to Win It

Full album release calendar >

Stream upcoming albums and new tracks

Animal Collective

TRACK “Kinda Bonkers” streaming at YouTube (lyric video).

Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF

TRACK “Hypocrite” streaming at SoundCloud.


TRACK “Outlet” streaming at Spotify.

DJ Khaled

TRACK “Shining” (feat. Beyonce & Jay Z) streaming at YouTube.

Dutch Uncles

TRACK “Streetlight” streaming at SoundCloud.

Tim Heidecker

TRACK “Trump Talkin’ Nukes” streaming at Bandcamp.

Hercules & Love Affair

TRACK “Controller” (feat. Faris Badwan) streaming at SoundCloud.

Hurray for the Riff Raff

TRACK “Everybody Knows” streaming at Bandcamp.


TRACK “Cloud 9” streaming at Spotify.

The Jesus and Mary Chain

TRACK “Always Sad” streaming at Spotify.


TRACK “Bambi” streaming at Spotify.

Mark Lanegan Band

TRACK “Nocturne” streaming at SoundCloud.

Jens Lekman

TRACK “Evening Prayer” streaming at NPR.


TRACK “Sisters” streaming at YouTube.

The New Year

TRACK “Recent History” streaming at SoundCloud.

Tara Jane O’Neil

TRACK “Ballad of El Goodo” streaming at Bandcamp.

Katy Perry

TRACK “Chained to the Rhythm” streaming at YouTube (lyric video).

The Range

TRACK “Retune (Redone)” streaming at Bandcamp.

Rick Ross

TRACK “Summer 17” streaming at SoundCloud.

San Fermin

TRACK “No Promises” streaming at YouTube.

Ty Segall

TRACK “Pan” streaming at Stereogum.

Six Organs of Admittance

TRACK “Burning the Threshold” streaming at Bandcamp.

Spiral Stairs

TRACK “Dundee Man” streaming at YouTube.

Adam Torres

TRACK “Dreamers in America” streaming at Bandcamp.

Ryley Walker

TRACK “The Great & Undecided (Alt. Version)” streaming at Bandcamp.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Bomba Estereo (Carson Daly), D.R.A.M. ft. Erykah Badu (Kimmel), Angel Olsen (Conan)
  • Tuesday: Lukas Graham (Kimmel), Middle Kids (Conan), NxWorries (Fallon), Temples (Carson Daly)
  • Wednesday: Bear Hands (Carson Daly), Mariah Carey (Kimmel), Charlotte OC (Meyers), Maggie Rogers (Fallon)
  • Thursday: Fat Joe & Remy Ma (Kimmel), Lady Antebellum (Colbert), Mothers (Carson Daly), Rag’n’Bone Man (Fallon), Bebe Rexha (Meyers), Shovels & Rope (Conan)
  • Friday: Ryan Adams (Fallon)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Adele was the big winner at the Grammy Awards handed out Sunday night. NPR has a full list of winners.
  • Nominees for the Juno Awards (given to top Canadian artists and albums) include The Weeknd, Drake, Tegan and Sara, and Leonard Cohen.
  • Jazz singer Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76. – Rolling Stone
  • Music by Prince returned to non-Tidal streaming services (including Spotify) over the weekend. Expect the star’s estate to begin releasing rarities from his vaults as well, beginning with a Purple Rain reissue this summer that will be accompanied by two LPs of unreleased tracks and a pair of concert films.

The latest music videos

Chance the Rapper, “Same Drugs”:

Lady Gaga, “John Wayne”:

M.I.A., “P.O.W.A.”:

Grimes feat. Janelle Monáe, “Venus Fly”:

Dirty Projectors feat. D∆WN, “Cool Your Heart”:

Depeche Mode, “Where’s the Revolution”:

Goldfrapp, “Anymore”:

Kings of Leon, “Reverend”:

The Staves, “Tired As Fuck”:

Miranda Lambert, “We Should Be Friends”:

In the studio / coming soon

  • Drake could be less than two weeks away from completing his More Life project. – Billboard
  • Snow is The New Year‘s first album since 2008. It’s out on April 28th.
  • For their first studio album in 13 years, Soulwax spent just two days in the studio and recorded the entire album in a single take. From Deewee is out March 24th.
  • A new Mark Lanegan Band album, Gargoyle, is due on April 28th. Contributors include Josh Homme and Greg Dulli.

Visit Metacritic’s Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.

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