New Music Friday, September 18, 2020

The High Note

Is it fall yet? It sure does feel like it on the east coast and our friends on the west coast are continuing to battle wildfires. Meanwhile, the Gulf coast is picking up the pieces from Hurricane Sally.

In the music world, it feels like fall with the full slate of new releases out today. It’s as if all these artists were holding out on us until we needed them most.

There are a lot of familiar names at the top of the list with new albums out today by Alicia Keys, Curren$y, Joan Osbourne, Keith Urban, Neil Young and yes – Cat Stevens is back!

I’m also stoked about new albums from Mike Shinoda, Cults, Lil Tecca, Butcher Brown and El Ten Eleven. Of course, let me know what you’re listening to in the comments and on social media.

Below, in no particular order, is my list of new albums released today – Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

New Album Releases – Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

10 Years – Violent Allies
A. G. Cook – Apple
Alicia Keys – Alicia
Ava Max – Heaven and Hell
Cults – Host
Curren$y and Harry Fraud – The Director’s Cut
Elderbrook – Why Do We Shake in the Cold?
Gus Dapperton – Orca
Into It. Over It. – Figure
Joan Osbourne – Trouble and Strife
Kamaiyah and Capolow – Oakland Nights
Keith Urban – The Speed of Now Part 1
Knuckle Puck – 20/20
Lil Tecca – Virgo World
Max – Colour Vision
Mike Shinoda – Dropped Frames, Vol. 3
Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta – Code Red
Movements – No Good Left to Give
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Osees – Protean Threat
Yusuf/Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman²
Deradoorian – Find The Sun
Yellow Days – A Day In A Yellow Beat
Fenne – Lily Breach
Daniel Romao’s Outfit – How Ill Thy World Is Ordered
Anjimile – Give Taker
Slauson Malone – Vergangenheitsbewältigung (Crater Speak)
Sault – Untitled (Rise)
Ammar 808 – Global Control / Invisible Invasion
Bright Light Bright Light – Fun City
Steve Arrington – Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions
A. Swayze and The Ghosts – Paid Salvation
Imelda May – Slip Of The Tongue
Matt Berry – Phantom Birds
George Diamandis – Serene
Sarah Davachi – Cantus, Descant
Neil Young – The Times
Ed Harcourt – Monochrome to Colour
Butcher Brown – #KingButch
Cindy Blackman Santana Give The Drummer Some
El Ten Eleven – Tautology
Emma Kupa – It Will Come Easier
Eric Copeland – Dumb It Down