New Music Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

The High Note

Welcome to October, readers of The High Note. We made it here together and now we’re dropping heavy beats, maybe throwing up peace signs or middle fingers in the air, or both, depending on your mood and your station. Nevertheless, we have business here on Friday before we can kick back and enjoy the weekend.

Each New Music Friday amazes me and this week’s list of new albums is no different. There are new albums by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour as well as Dawes, Bon Jovi, 21 Savage, Aloe Blacc, YG, Mxmtoon, Born Ruffians, Drive-By Truckers and a surprise release from Laura Jane Grace of Against Me. Wow, what a diverse group of artists.

Of course, that’s not all. Every Friday so many albums are released and I do my best to collect what looks like to be the best list of albums I can find. It includes a bunch of bands that I have never heard of, but maybe you have, or you will soon. And, I’m sure I missed some, so let me know in the comments and on social media what you’re listening to.

Below, in no particular are The High Note’s list of new albums released Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

New Album Releases – Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

21 Savage and Metro Boomin – Savage Mode II
Aloe Blacc – All Love Everything
Blackpink – The Album
Bon Jovi – 2020
Bryson Tiller – Anniversary
Carys – To Anyone Like Me
Corey Taylor – CMFT
Cosmo’s Midnight – Yesteryear
Dolly Parton – A Holly Dolly Christmas
Eartheater – Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
Enslaved – Utgard
Jónsi – Shiver
Lany = Mama’s Boy
Mariah Carey – The Rarities
Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
Melanie C – Melanie C
Mxmtoon – Dusk
Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine
Smoke DZA – Homegrown
Westside Gunn – Who Made The Sunshine
YG – My Life 4Hunnid
Dagny – Strangers / Lovers
Laura Jane Grace – Stay Alive
Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club
Boof Bois – Is Femboy Kermit Old Enough To Say The N-Word?
Walt Disco – Young, Hard and Handsome
The Nude Party – Midnight Manor
Nathy Peluso – Calambre
Yung Gravy – Gasanova
An Unkindness – 10 Years
Marcelo D2 – Assim Tocam os MEUS TAMBORES
Yung Lambo – Lambo Season
Meitei – Kofū
Robert Plant – Digging Deep: Subterranea
Brent Cobb – Keep ‘Em On They Toes
Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Agüita
Born Ruffians – Squeeze
Larry June and Harry Fraud – Keep Going
Drive-By Truckers – The New OK
Marc Rebillet – Loop Daddy III
Ailbhe Reddy – Personal History
Dawes – Good Luck With Whatever
Smokekiller – Chiba
Thunder Jackson – Thunder Jackson
Hot Chip – Late Night Tales
Skyzoo – Milestones