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New Music Weekly - January 27, 2015

The New Music Weekly playlist will make you dance, rock and swoon. The hand-picked mix features only the very best of the latest offerings, including a beautiful techno mix from DJ Nina Kraviz, a new EP from anti-folk hero Emmy The Great and the debut album from Swedish soul pop siren Seinabo Sey. If the New Music Weekly playlist makes you want to hear more, subscribe to get a new set each week and head over to the Rdio New Releases page in order to listen to the full albums right now.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction (Deluxe)
    Collaborations with rappers T.I., Schoolboy Q, Jeezy, Juicy J and Pitbull feature heavily on the R&B star’s sixth album.

  • Milo Greene - Control
    The cinematic pop group with four singers spin dark tales over light uptempo beats on their second album.

  • Kenny G - Brazilian Nights
    The king of smooth jazz plays bossa nova classics like “The Girl From Ipanema” alongside original works on his 14th album.

  • The Dodos - Individ
    Personal pain and loss are channeled through the San Francisco indie rock duo’s sixth album.

  • Pond - Man, It Feels Like Space Again
    The Australian psychedelic rock act sharing members with Tame Impala present a fun and weird sixth album.

  • Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
    The Nashville singer-songwriter dedicates her debut album to unraveling the emotions involved in heartbreak.

  • Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
    Originally released in 1967, the country star’s seventh album brought her first hit and now makes its digital debut.

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New Music Weekly: January 13, 2015

Women threaten to steal the spotlight in the latest New Music Weekly playlist, which includes songs by singer/rapper Kat Dahlia and soul shaker Jazmine Sullivan (as well as Meghan Trainor, who you’ll read more about in the Playlist Notes below). But don’t worry, the men also get their licks in, from punk stalwarts California X to the sonic noodlings of Panda Bear and the latest ensemble album from Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson. As always, you can subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to get a new hand-picked set each seven days, and dive into the Rdio New Releases to hear every latest offering in our collection.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
    Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and Mystikal are among the unlikely superstar guests on the British producer’s fifth album.

  • Dan Mangan and Blacksmith - Club Meds
    Vancouver’s JUNO Award-winning singer enlists a new band to make playful, genre-bending songs on his fourth album.

  • Meghan Trainor - Title (Deluxe)
    The “All About That Bass” singer’s debut album merges retro styles with pop and hip-hop.

  • Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
    On his fifth album, The Animal Collective member and experimental electronic artist talks about personal growth over Nineties-style hip-hop drums.

  • Guster - Evermotion
    Boston’s alt-rockers play with new instruments and sounds on the group’s first album in four years.

  • DMX - Redemption of The Beast
    Swizz Beatz and Dame Grease contribute production for the rough rapper’s eighth album.

  • Justin Townes Earle - Absent Fathers
    The American roots artist emerges with a new album just four months after his last one, Single Mothers.

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New Music Weekly - January 6, 2015

The first New Music Weekly playlist of the year is bursting with fresh sounds from all over the world! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the playlist so that you get each new one as it drops.)

2015 is off to a great start with new singles from artists like country hero Reba McEntire, X-Factor UK alum Ella Henderson, pop punk darlings Fall Out Boy, plus albums from African singer Kassé Mady Diabaté and a retrospective from hip-hop mixmaster DJ Shadow. Read on for more in the Playlist Notes below and hop on over to the Rdio New Releases page when you’re ready to delve deeper into these albums. And go!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife
    Brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy crank up infectious Southern rap party anthems on their debut album.

  • Ludacris - Burning Bridges
    An EP from the Atlanta rapper features appearances by Rick Ross, John Legend and an unlikely collaboration with country star Jason Aldean.

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen - The Balcony
    The Welsh rock act and international festival favourite drops their debut album in North America.

  • A Skylit Drive - Rise Ascension
    A beautiful acoustic album from the surprising source of a Californian post-hardcore band.

  • The Ready Set - Celebrity - EP
    Electropop singer Jordan Witzigreuter crafts catchy songs about famous people.

  • Joshua Radin - Onward and Sideways
    The sixth album from the Cleveland born rootsy pop artist features an appearance by Sheryl Crow.

  • Kid Rock - “First Kiss”
    The title track from the Detroit rocker’s forthcoming 10th album oozes nostalgic guilty pleasure.

∞  January 6, 2015 — 10:20AM

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New Music Weekly - December 16, 2014

Have you seen any good films lately? The latest hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist, which features music from the original soundtracks of Into The Woods, Inherent Vice and Unbroken may just give you a few ideas. The set also features a taste of the best of country star Toby Keith and pop sensations like Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and 5 Seconds of Summer, which you’ll read more about in the Playlist Notes. Hear full albums and more on the Rdio New Releases page.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint (Deluxe)
    The flamboyant rapper’s third album features pop and rap collaborations with Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.

  • Charli XCX - Sucker
    The pop punk siren behind blockbuster hit hooks for Iggy Azalea and Icona Pop steps out on her own.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Studio Album Collection 1991-2011
    This set of the first 10 studio albums of the LA punk-funk pioneers precedes a new album in 2015.

  • YG - Blame It On The Streets
    A soundtrack for the LA rapper’s fictional short film about Compton features six new tracks, two remixes and a live version of “BPT.”

  • D'Angelo - Black Messiah
    The reclusive soul singer's first album in 14 years is charged with funk and sociopolitical consciousness.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - LIVESOS
    The Australian pop punk band’s first live album was recorded in North America, Europe and Down Under and features songs from their album and EPs.

  • Diplo - F10RIDA
    The DJ/producer who’s worked with Usher and Beyonce reissues his 2004 debut album, a trip hop classic.

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New Music Weekly - December 9, 2014

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist now to receive a hand-picked playlist of the latest tunes each week. This week’s set includes funniness courtesy of The Kroll Show, a brand new song from Sir Paul McCartney, a techno-fied EP from James Blake, plus reissued goodies from Otis Redding and Warren G and the heavy-hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. When you’re ready to explore even more, saunter over to the Rdio New Releases and browse the complete collection of freshness.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Bastille - VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III)
    The UK indie rock act’s latest release carries on a theme begun with the 2010 debut, this time with a more stripped down sound.

  • Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons
    The Wu-Tang Clan member’s lively 11th solo album features unexpected collaborations with Kool G Rap and AZ.

  • The Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments To An Elegy
    Melodic love songs and trippy guitars abound on the band's ninth album.

  • J.Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    The rapper/producer names his third album after the home where he grew up, which he was able to buy back last year after it was foreclosed upon as a kid.

  • Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits Decade #1
    The American Idol star’s first compilation of hits features the new single “Something in the Water.”

  • K. Michelle - Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart
    The R&B singer-songwriter and VH1 reality star unleashes raw ballads and funky cuts.

  • E-40 - Sharp On All Corners: Corner 1 [Explicit]
    The Bay Area rapper with tongue-twisting linguistics drops the first of what will be four new themed albums.

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New Music Weekly - December 2, 2014

The latest New Music Weekly playlist celebrates the past as well as the present with the inclusion of a rare selection from alt rock heroes Pixies and highlights from the latest Soul Jazz history of disco and boogie from 1978-82 alongside brand new tunes from Australian neo-soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote, British DJ/producer Bonobo, Jersey indie rock vets Yo La Tengo and more heavy hitters that you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to get a brand new set every seven days and don’t forget to check out full albums and more in New Releases.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • She & Him - Classics
    This cover album by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward enlisted an orchestra for their tribute to icons like Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield.

  • Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions
    The queen of hip-hop soul went to England to collaborate with artists like Disclosure and Sam Smith on her 13th album.

  • The Flaming Lips - Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets Christmas
    A “secret” 2007 album of exotically-reworked Christmas standards is reissued, this time the band claiming credit.

  • Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
    The hip-hop supergroup’s first album in seven years features interludes and refrains by the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

  • Owen - Other People’s Songs
    This solo album from Mike Kinsella (Owls, Joan of Arc) covers songs by bands such as Depeche Mode, Promise Ring and Blake Babies.

  • Kristin Chenoweth - Coming Home
    The first live album by the Tony-winning singer and actress features songs from blockbuster musicals like My Fair Lady, Cabaret and Phantom of the Opera.

  • Erasure - Snow Globe (Deluxe Nutcracker Edition)
    A new version of last year’s holiday-themed album by the synthpop duo features 16 bonus tracks.

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New Music Weekly - November 18, 2014

Soundtracks get some peak screen time in this week’s New Music Weekly playlist with highlights from Annie (featuring Sia) and the new concert film by Depeche Mode. There’s also a spotlight on veteran stars such as Bryan Ferry and electronic acts like Gotan Project and Loscil, but you’ll hear much more once you press play. Subscribe to get the new playlist each week and hop over to the Rdio New Releases page to browse the complete collection.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • TV On The Radio - Seeds
    The Brooklyn indie rock act known for conscious chaos adopts a more melodic approach to love songs on the fifth album.

  • One Direction - Four (Deluxe)
    The fourth album from the English-Irish boy band titans topped pre-sale charts around the world before release.

  • Clean Bandit - New Eyes
    The debut album from the fusion-minded classical/electronic group hit number 3 in their native UK.

  • Ariel Pink - pom pom
    The provocative LA artist who is known for ruffling feathers returns with a new album of smart retro pop.

  • Thalia - Amore Mio (Deluxe Edition)
    The 12th studio album (and 17th overall) from the Latin pop siren features a more acoustic feel.

  • Willow - 3
    14-year-old actress and singer Willow Smith (daughter of Will and Jada) drops a sophisticated and soulful EP.

  • Nickelback - No Fixed Address (Explicit)
    The eighth album from the Canadian rockers tries on some stylistic departures, such as a collaboration with rapper Flo Rida.

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New Music Weekly - November 11, 2014

We do all the sonic homework each release day so that your New Music Weekly playlist has a great balance of styles and substance. The latest edition features icons like Whitney Houston, Pink Floyd and Marianne Faithfull and Simon and Garfunkel (the latter on the soundtrack for Reese Witherspoon’s new film Wild) alongside a younger generation of artists such as Hookworms and Zac Brown Band. Check out the Rdio New Releases when you’re ready to hear full albums and much more. You can also subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so that you’ll never miss a beat.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
    The eighth album from Dave Grohl and company features songs recorded live in different cities and is paired with an HBO television series.

  • Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    Ireland’s treasured singer-songwriter returns after an eight-year recorded absence to release his third album.

  • Royksopp - The Inevitable End
    While they’re not breaking up, Norway’s favorite electronic duo has announced this darker set of songs will be their last album.

  • Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas (Deluxe)
    The second solo album from the youngest of the Jonas Brothers is influenced by sexy R&B and pop.

  • Big K.R.I.T. - Lost on the River Deluxe Edition)
    Mississippi’s rising rap star splashes out on his second album, which features guest stars like Wiz Khalifa and Lupe Fiasco.

  • The New Basement Tapes - Lost On The River (Deluxe)
    T Bone Burnett produced this album of songs based on Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes and performed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford.

  • Antony & The Johnsons - Turning
    This new live album captures the same November 2006 performance at The Barbican in London that was the subject of the 2011 film of the same name.

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New Music Weekly - November 4, 2014

Subscribe to our hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll get an epic and diverse set each week. This week, we're taking in the third album from Mariachi El Bronx (the mariachi alter ego of hardcore band The Bronx), partying with the boys of young UK pop act The Vamps, seeing the future via the tech grooves of Arca and rocking out to the new [Deerhoof] album, celebrating the band's 20th anniversary. Read about more key highlights of the week in the Playlist Notes below and check out all of these full albums and much more on the Rdio New Releases page.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Calvin Harris - Motion
    The fourth album from the superstar Scottish DJ/producer features collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding and Big Sean.

  • Theophilus London - Vibes
    The rapper’s sophomore full-length was executive produced by Kanye West and includes a Yeezy collaboration.

  • Teyana Taylor - VII (Deluxe)
    The long-awaited debut from the Harlem singer first seen on My Super Sweet 16 channels a Nineties R&B vibe.

  • Deptford Goth - Songs
    British producer Daniel Woolhouse eschews the melancholic experimental pop of his debut for a more joyous sophomore effort.

  • Maddie & Tae - Maddie & Tae
    Maddie Marlow and Taylor Elizabeth Dye shake up country music’s boys club on their first album.

  • Neil Young - Storytone (Deluxe Version)
    A 92-piece orchestra and a choir were Young’s accompaniments for his 35th studio album.

  • Ryan Hemsworth - Alone For The First Time
    The EDM DJ/producer explores a more low-key and quirky pop sound on his third album.

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New Music Weekly - October 28, 2014

The latest, hot off the presses New Music Weekly playlist should be a real treat for people who like a little bit of everything in the mix. The Playlist Notes below will give you the low-down on the big releases of the week, but there are also several sleeper gems to discover. Don’t miss the return of post punk act I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, the debut from Maybach Music rapper Stalley, the sophomore swing from sisterly folk act Lily & Madeleine, ambient elegance from female producer Grouper, a surprisingly quieter effort from screamo band Pianos Become The Teeth and the killer remixes of Germany’s DJ Koze. You can find the full albums from these artists and many more in the Rdio New Releases, which is a handy page to bookmark if you haven’t already done so. And don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive the latest sets right as they drop.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends
    This cover album of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band features collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket and more.

  • Rancid - ...Honor Is All We Know (Standard Version)
    The first album in five years from the punk icons packs 14 catchy tracks into a half hour.

  • Haerts - HAERTS
    The debut album from the Brooklyn quartet is a lighthearted indie pop romp of dreamy hooks and melodies.

  • Sam Hunt - Montevallo
    This solo debut melds country and R&B from the singer-songwriter who has penned for Kenny Chesney.

  • East India Youth - Total Strife Forever (Deluxe Version)
    UK electronic producer (and Mercury Prize nominee) William Doyle's eclectic first album has the music world buzzing.

  • Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule
    The star electronic producer’s debut album of club bangers features cameos by Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix and Twista.

  • Flight Facilities - Down to Earth
    Australia’s rising dance duo snags guest stars like Kylie Minogue and Reggie Watts on their debut album.