This Week in Records

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This week features the long awaited third record from The Libertines, their latest since their reformation, Anthems for Doomed Youth. The newest single from Mumford & Sons and a re-release from Hozier also take centre stage as the festival season comes to a close, but the high quality music keeps on coming.

The Libertines return this week with their first album in 11 years, that has already been hailed the potential comeback album of the century. Anthems For A Doomed Youth is an album frontman Doherty says the band are “really proud of”, and will feature a host of songs that they have been playing at festivals this summer. Out via Virgin EMI.

Too is the second studio album from Los Angeles skate punks FIDLAR. Headed by the release of ’40oz. On Repeat’ in June this year, Too follows the band’s 2013 self-titled LP and will continue their sprinkling of references to illicit behaviour as found on their debut. Out via Wichita Recordings.

The Wonder Years follow-up 2013’s The Greatest Generation with No Closer To Heaven. Their fifth studio album, first teased by the release of ‘Cardinals’ in June, is a concept album dealing with the loss of a loved one, bringing listeners a personal account of grief.

A breakthrough year for the four-piece alternative rock band from London, Wolf Alice’s ‘You’re A Germ’ is the latest single to be released from their debut album My Love Is Cool and, even though starting off in a calmer, softer manner, builds and builds before erupting and showing their recognisably brilliant, full-of-frenzy attitude. Out via Dirty Hit.

The Irish sensation Hozier has had unparalled success in the last 12 months, and the re-release of the subtlety melodic and delightfully catchy From Eden’ is a single as rich in soul and emotion as ‘Take Me To Church’, but with more calm and reflective tone. Out via Rubyworks.

New single ‘Ditmas’ highlights and epitomises the evolution and transformation from Mumford & Sons in their third studio album Wilder Mind, moving away from their infamous banjo-centred sound and straying towards a more electronic feel. Out via Island.

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