All Music picks of the week

The AllMusic New Release Newsletter

Here are our editors' picks for this week's most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.
Lift Your Spirit
Interscope / XIX
Retro-Soul
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The rapper-turned-singer's first major-label album spiffs up his retro-soul and mixes it up with touches of blues, gospel, and a blast of stadium folk.
The Classic
Play It Again Sam
Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Joan as Police Woman's fourth album is a soulful treatise on happiness and what it takes to get it.
Love Letters
Because
Alternative/Indie Rock
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Trading breezy synth-pop for urgent, heartbroken soul and psych-rock influences, Metronomy deliver some of their most gripping music.
The Take Off and Landing...
Polydor
Alternative/Indie Rock
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The band grapples with middle age on its gorgeously melancholic sixth album.
The Truth
Verve
Adult Contemporary R&B
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This succinct, largely upbeat, wholly R&B set from one of the genre's most consistent voices features guest appearances from...nobody.
A  Trip to the Coast
Tapete Records
Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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After one of a few lengthy disappearances, this cult songwriter resurfaces with an album of optimistic jangly guitar pop.
Dean Wareham
Double Feature
Alternative/Indie Rock
Slow Me Down
Sony Music
Contemporary Country
The Imagined Savior Is...
Blue Note
Avant-Garde Jazz
Glow
Astralwerks / EMI / Virgin EMI
Neo-Disco
Reflections
Sugar Hill
Country-Pop
Place in the Sun
Vanguard
Alternative Latin
A Perfect Contradiction
RCA
Contemporary Pop/Rock
Live
Rounder
Bluegrass
Going Back Home
Universal
Rock & Roll
King of Clubs
Warner Bros.
Pop-Rap
Ooh La La: An Island Harvest
Universal
Rock & Roll
Stereolithic
311 Records
Alternative/Indie Rock
Stratosphere
Rok Dok Recordings
Hard Rock
Lost Forever, Lost Together
Epitaph
Metalcore
The Soul of the Hour
Clouds Hill
Alternative/Indie Rock
Worlds Around the Sun
Omnivore
Spiritual Jazz
Divergent [Original Motion...
Interscope
Dance-Pop
KXM
Rat Pak Records
Hard Rock
Flyying Colours
Club AC30 / Shelflife
Alternative/Indie Rock
All Unrevealed Parts of...
Ample Play
Alternative/Indie Rock
Kingdom Technology
Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records
Alternative/Indie Rock
Cursing the Sea
Fortuna Pop
Alternative/Indie Rock
Electric Ocean
Fire Records
Alternative/Indie Rock
Bless Off