If you can manage to take a break from speedrunning Tears of the Kingdom, spend some time with this week’s assortment of new albums: The first of several Philly-based artists with new albums out today, Madison McFerrin shows off multi-generational vocal skills and ear-catching production on her full-length debut, I Hope You Can Forgive Me. Best known as the vocalist in the duo that bears her surname, Alison Goldfrapp‘s solo turn The Love Invention is brimming with neon-lit melodies and the confidence of well over 20 years in the spotlight. Now into his sixth recorded decade, Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn delivers trademark poeticism on his 35th (!!!) album, O Sun O Moon.
Representing the new generation of Canadian songwriters, Charlotte Cornfield‘s fifth album Could Have Done Anything couples tour-diary lyrics with warm production by Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman. Returning to Philly, pop-rock mainstays The Hooters recapture the energy of their early days on Rocking & Swing, their first LP in over a decade. Making his solo debut, The War on Drugs’ Charlie Hall presents Invisible Ink; a mesmerizing collection of cosmic instrumentals.
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Madison McFerrin – I Hope You Can Forgive Me
CHECK OUT: “(Please Don’t) Leave Me Now” “Stay Away (from Me)”
Alison Goldfrapp – The Love Invention
CHECK OUT: “So Hard So Hot” “Digging Deeper”
Bruce Cockburn – O Sun O Moon
CHECK OUT: “Us All” “On a Roll”
Charlotte Cornfield – Could Have Done Anything
CHECK OUT: “You and Me” “Cut and Dry”
The Hooters – Rocking & Swing
CHECK OUT: “Why Won’t You Call Me Back”
Charlie Hall – Invisible Ink
CHECK OUT: “Montcalm” “Meet Me at Fagan’s”
Animal Collective – Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished (Reissue), Aoife O’Donovan – Age of Apathy Solo Sessions, BC Camplight – The Last Rotation of Earth, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain feat. Rakesh Chaurasia – As We Speak, Belinda Carlisle – Kismet EP, The Courettes – Boom! Dynamite (An Introduction to the Fabulous Courettes), Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition), Dropkick Murphys – Okemah Rising, Eluvium – (Whirring Marvels in) Consensus Reality, Esben & The Witch – Hold Sacred, Fatoumata Diawara – London Ko, Island of Love – Island of Love, James Ellis Ford – The Hum, Johnny Polonsky – Rise of the Rebel Angels, Mike Gordon – Flying Games, Moby – Resound NYC , Overmono – Good Lies, Parker Millsap – Wilderness Within You, Pete Francis – PTRN SKY!, R. Stevie Moore – On Earth, Rick Astley – Hold Me in Your Arms (Deluxe Edition), Rob I. Miller – Companion Piece, The Salt Collective – Life, Sam Zalta – Memento Mori, Scott Weiland – 12 Bar Blues (Deluxe Edition), Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret…and Other Stories: Live, Symphony Orchestra – Radiant Music, Tears for Fears – The Hurting (40th Anniversary Edition), Teri Gender Bender – CATSPEAK EP, War – The Remixes EP