This Week in Records

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As we slip back into the term-time routine, there are a few musical titbits to keep us going. Editors return with their fifth studio album In Dream, with a fifth album from Wavves too. On the singles side, The Wombats bring their latest release, and we see a different side to Miley Cyrus.

In Dream, Editors’ fifth album, is their first self-produced album. It sees the band diving into a sound made in isolation by the five of them, creating a more progressive sound than found on 2013’s The Weight Of Your Love, such as can be found on the interestingly electronic ‘No Harm’. Out via PIAS Recordings.

Featuring collaborations from an incredible lineup, including Lianne La Havas, Ed Sheeran, Ella Eyrea and Bobby Womack, We The Generation is the second album from Hackney collective Rudimental. It will continue in the same vein as their previous repertoire: combining great voices with upbeat dance music for a happy outcome. Out via Asylum Records. 

Following a dispute over Twitter with Warner Bros over its release, the fifth album from rok band Wavves arrives this week. was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Woody Jackson, and was headed by the release of the jauntily rocky ‘Way Too Much’. Out via Ghost Ramp.

Yolanda Be Cool are set to release their newest track ‘Soul Makossa’ this week, with a promise that this could be the next big single for them since We No Speak Americano. The single samples one of the first true disco tunes and bringing it into the 21st Century. Out via Sweat it Out!

British low-fi rockers Wombats will also be releasing ‘Emoticons’ this week off their latest album Glitterbug just in time for their upcoming tour. The track is a sensitive ballad in their own established style of yearning guitars and brash tones. Same same but different? Out via 14th Floor Records.

Scoring the real life struggle of a same sex couple in the upcoming film Freeheld, Miley changes her tone but is no less honest. As a supporter and icon for LGBTQ+, Miley was perfect for the role according to Linda Perry, who wrote the song. A charming change, soulful and emotive.

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