Albums of the Month - May 2024

Date: 24th May 2024 Posted in: Company News and Events

Our top picks of the latest albums to listen to every month, from pop to rap to rock. Our top choices this month will be a great addition to anyone’s record collection.

We have picked out our favourite songs from the albums below. Check out our May Songs of the Month playlist.

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Lives Outgrown

Beth Gibbons | Domino Recording Co

On her intriguing debut solo album, Beth Gibbons reflects on her life over a period of 10 years, with 10 beautiful songs. The English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer for the band Portishead, contemplates mortality on Lives Outgrown. Thirty years on from Portishead’s Dummy, and having experienced the loss of several people close to her, it’s Gibbons’ most personal work to date. With soothing, heart-wrenching vocals, full of melancholy, its a hypnotic record that promises hope.

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Can We Please Have Fun

Kings of Leon | LoveTap Records

Veteran’s Kings of Leon return for their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Can We Please Have Fun. Departing from RCA Records for the first time, the Nashvillian rockers are invigorated, with some refreshing material that cleverly blends with their signature southern rock roots - thanks to producer Kid Harpoon. High tempo and full of atmosphere - though some fans may have tailed off over the past couple of years, they will have their heads turned with this latest record.

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Look To The East, Look To The West

Camera Obscura | Merge Records

Look To The East, Look To The West is the sixth studio album from Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura. The sound on the Glaswegians latest outing is upbeat and minimal, but also sophisticated and exhilarating. With captivating lyrics of sadness and regret that reflect the loss of former band member Carey Lander, it’s full of nostalgia and is a fitting tribute. Tracyanne Campbell’s vocals are infectious, taking your breath away, and after an 11 year hiatus, though subdued at times - it’s their most evocative and poignant record yet.

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twenty one pilots | Fueled By Ramen

Alternative pop-rock duo twenty one pilots present Clancy, their seventh studio album. On the albums title, frontman Tyler Joseph said, “Clancy is our protagonist in this story we’ve been telling”. Lyrical references to the decade-long narrative are great for hardened fans who have followed Blurryface, Trench, Scaled and Icy and now Clancy, which serves as the final chapter in the concept series. Chilled vibes, full of energy and cleverly orchestrated, fans will no doubt look forward to seeing what the creative pair can conjure up next.

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Pull The Rope

Ibibio Sound Machine | Merge Records

English electronic afro-funk band Ibibio Sound Machine introduce Pull The Rope, their well-executed fifth studio album. Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements, and inspired by West African funk, they breathe new life into their distinctive sound. From their previous entries, the atmosphere has somewhat shifted from a sunlit festival to an all-night dance club, which is slightly more downtempo, but is full of charm, spirit and intensity.

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