Albums of the Month - June 2024

28th June 2024

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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 June Songs of the Month playlist.

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What Happened To The Heart?

AURORA | Decca (UMO)

Norwegian singer-songwriter and record producer AURORA presents What Happened to the Heart?, her fifth studio album. Aurora created the album's concept and title after being inspired by a letter co-written by indigenous activists. It also formed the theme for the record, as Aurora talks about climate change, capitalism and questions the lack of humanity in society. Personal and cathartic, AURORA is explorative and intelligent, speaking on what she believes. With elements of techno, electronica, pop and folk music, her free-flowing, unique voice is so natural, but full of fear and anger.

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The Stygian Rose

Crypt Sermon | Dark Descent Records

The Stygian Rose is dark heavy metallers Crypt Sermon’s third studio album. The Philly sextet have heavy influences from the likes of Dio, Solitude Aeturnus and Candlemass, and it shows on their epic new record. On the albums concept, guitarist Steve Jansson said “I want to make things that I don't hear other people doing or at least don't hear others doing all in one package. The music also has to have staying power and replay value”. With a dark and destitute vibe, their aggressive sound, passionate vocals, deep bass, loud drums and commanding rhythm’s offer up a true classic.

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This Wasn’t Meant For You Anyway

Lola Young | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

English singer and songwriter Lola Young introduces her second studio album, This Wasn’t Meant For You Anyway. The straight-talking Londoner is a wonderful storyteller, and Young carefully balances a huge voice with her fearless energy and emotionally-charged lyrics, fuelled by rage. Speaking on the albums title, Young said the record was a “First of many and if you don’t like it, then this wasn’t meant for you anyway.” Full of rebellion, Young’s sophomore album is intense, refreshing, disarmingly honest and even in its darkest moments, it’s packed full of wit.

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Charli XCX | Atlantic Records

Brat is the sixth studio album by English singer Charli XCX. With influences from the likes of Avril Lavigne, Rihanna and Siouxsie Sioux, Brat uses a wide range of styles from electropop, club-pop, electroclash, and dance. The album's pop sound draws on both the illegal London rave scene of her teenage years and her more recent experimental releases, and balances an aggressive, confrontational and brash attitude with moments of vulnerability. A record which will be getting heavy rotation this summer. It's cool, blunt and full of swagger and flair - its a masterpiece. Charlie XCX has produced the pop album of the year.

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Where The Butterflies Go in the Rain

Raveena | Moonstone Recordings, LLC - EMPIRE

Combining elements of R&B and pop with traditional Indian instrumentation and sound, American singer and songwriter Raveena presents her third studio album, Where the Butterflies Go in the Rain. Talking about the time and effort took to put the record together, Raveena said “I was licking a lot of fresh and old wounds when I first started making this record. I felt like a too soft butterfly with tattered and torn wings. I needed to go back to my safe space”. Rich, diverse, calm and cohesive, Raveena’s sensual vocals and lyrics reflect her spiritual connections, which provide a seamless listening experience.

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