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 February Songs of the Month playlist.
Paramore | Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic
Paramore are far closer to their pop-punk roots on This Is Why, their triumphant sixth studio album. With influences from Bloc Party and Foals, the Tennessee rockers are back with a bang on their first album in six years. The album features punchy drums, jagged guitars and heavy rock riffs, with some powerful vocals from Williams. It’s a shift in musical direction that will be welcomed by the fans and leave them intrigued for whats still to come.
Young Fathers | Ninja Tune
On the soulful fourth studio album by Scottish indie band Young Fathers, the indie trio from Edinburgh expand on their unique sound. Pushing a real mix of genres, the album is warm and sincere, providing strong hooks, skittish drums and pulsing beats. Although the album is brief, with just 10 tracks, Heavy Heavy is passionate, intimate and a welcome addition to their already impressive catalogue.
Inhaler | Polydor
Following on from their well received debut album, Irish rockers Inhaler present the highly-anticipated Cuts & Bruises. Their second studio album is mature, focused and full of charm. Although the pace is slower than its predecessor, the album preserves that winning formula with its punchy, intricate rhythms and authenticity, that more than make up for it. Inhaler are due to support Sam Fender and Arctic Monkeys on their upcoming tours and with their unrelenting energy, you can see why.
RAYE | Human Re Source
My 21st Century Blues is the debut album from British singer and songwriter RAYE. The album lyrically explores various themes including RAYE's own struggles with body dysmorphia and anxiety. Despite the darker themes, the album manages to offer floor-filling dance hits along with a blend of soul, hip hop and blues. Raw, emotional and therapeutic, RAYE is sensational and brave, providing a deep insight into her life.
Logic | BobbyBoy Records, BMG
Arriving less than a year after his last LP, Logic returns for his eighth studio album, but his first as an independent artist. College Park celebrates the Maryland rapper's journey, thus far. This autobiographical tale features other top artists such as RZA, Redman, Seth MacFarlane, Statik Selektah and more. Logic has certainly not retired and his impact is undeniable. The best is yet to come.
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