It’s an unquestionably diverse week for new music, which sees the second soundtrack to HBO’s Prohibition era series Boardwalk Empire and the return of Hawaiian reggae rock band Pepper as well as the anticipated debuts of Manchester indie act The 1975 and American reality star Tamar Braxton. Our New Music Weekly playlist, which includes these artists and many more, is your express ticket to the best songs of the moment. You can also take a trip over to the Rdio New Releases section to make your own playlist from the latest and greatest.
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The singer-songwriter explores the range of emotions involved with grief with this album following the loss of a family member.
Volcano Choir - Repave
Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon returns with his side project with former members of Collections of Colonies of Bees.
Ariana Grande - Yours Truly
The Nickelodeon star has been compared to a young Mariah Carey, and she shows a similar affinity to rappers through collaborations with Big Sean and Mac Miller on this debut album.
John Legend - Love In The Future
The crooner’s fourth album is executive produced by Kanye West and features a new collaboration with Rick Ross.
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Trent Reznor’s eighth album under the mighty NIN moniker is also the first to be released in five years and motivated the reclusive star to tour again.