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.
Overmono | XL Recordings
After a whirlwind run of ground-breaking club EPs, Welsh electronic music duo Overmono release their debut album, Good Lies. After receiving acclaim from Thom Yorke, the club music duo, consisting of brothers Tom and Ed Russell, have encapsulated the hearts of clubbers all around the world. Savvy, intoxicating and extremely catchy, Good Lies has everything.
Dave Matthews Band | Bama Rags Recordings
Virginian jammers the Dave Matthews Band return for their tenth studio album. Their latest record took shape during the COVID-19 pandemic and is as much a reflection on current times. DMB have including many songs already played in concert, with some tracks dating back fifteen years. The veteran rockers always produce real orchestral drama and Walk Around the Moon is no different, with smooth vocals, energy and flair, it’s incredibly engaging throughout.
Sleep Token | Spinefarm
English rock band Sleep Token present Take Me Back to Eden, their third studio album. Starting with Sundowning in 2019 and This Place Will Become Your Tomb in 2021, the band announced the latest record to be "Part 3 of a trilogy, a spectacular chapter-closer”. Their heaviest album to date, fans will undoubtably be excited for the conclusion of the Sleep Token saga.
Panchiko | Self-released
Over twenty years in the making, British indie rockers Panchiko introduce Failed at Math(s), their solid debut album. Founded during the bands teen years, the story of their reformation was thanks to some loyal fans, who helped kick-start them to perform in 2021, with a tour to follow. Despite being short in length, the latest record feels like they’ve come full circle and fans are excited what the future holds.
Durand Jones | Dead Oceans
Wait Til I Get Over is retro-soul star Durand Jones’ first solo album. Talking about his latest release, Jones said “I wish I could tell my younger self ‘you don’t have to stick to the dreams people have for you'”. Usually part of American contemporary R&B group the Durand Jones & The Indications, Jones reflects on his ancestry on this highly personal record, delving into his gospel, soul and rock n' roll roots along the way.
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