We scour the world to select the songs that go on each New Music Weekly playlist. This week features many international artists that you’ll enjoy musically familiarizing yourself with, including UK rockers The Bohicas, Scottish indie rock act The Fratellis, Canadian pop powerhouse Carly Rae Jepsen and more key releases described in the Playlist Notes. Check out our picks on the playlist (don’t forget to subscribe so you always get the latest set!) and then discover more of your own future favourites on the Rdio New Releases page.
Dr. Dre - Compton
The first album in sixteen years from the influential hip hop artist and producer Andre Young is a companion piece to the new N.W.A biopic. 'Compton' solidifies Dre's positon in the upper echelons of hip-hop.
Bad // Dreems - Dogs At Bay
Raw lyrics, maniacal guitar and all round sing-along thrashings, the Adelaide quartet embrace their honest Aussie rock-dog reputation wholeheartedly on their debut album.
Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION
Third studio album from the Canadian dance pop artist and former Canadian Idol contestant is loaded with footloose and fancy free tracks.
Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs
Frantic pianos and increasingly spaced-out vocal echoes abound on the third album of synth pop / indie rock from the Santa Barbara five-piece
The Fratellis - Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied
Fourth album from the Scottish rockers, produced by Tony Hoffer (Belle & Sebaastian, The Kooks, M83
Dead Letter Circus - Aesthesis
On their third album, the Brisbane prog-rockers maintain their signature dark yet positive sound whilst reaching for a more mainstream, stadium rock appeal. Emotions run strong and large.
Pop Evil - Up
Produced by Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam), the Michigan quintet unleash a high adrenaline, blue collar rock album.
Jordin Sparks - Right Here, Right Now
The American Idol alumni finds her groove on her third album, merging a slow and sexy 90's RNB vibe with hip-hop cuts from B.o.B., J-Doe and 2 Chainz.
Deradoorian - The Expanding Flower Planet
Having prevously worked with Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus and Dirty Projecters, Angel Deradoorian draws on experience for a debut album that is delightfully complex and ambitious.
Disturbed - Immortalized
Despite a five year hiatus, the chart-topping nu-metal act pick up right where they left off, releasing an album sure to satisfy fans.