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New Music Weekly - October 9, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist is chock full of goodies for your ear, a handpicked set that transcends genres and just brings you good music. This week, that means artists like pop punk heroes New Found Glory and psychedelic specialists Oberhofer, plus indie rock folk from Boy & Bear, lo fi deliciousness by Alex G, synthpop from Hurts and other key releases noted below in the Playlist Notes. Hit up the Rdio New Releases section to browse the complete collection of what has just dropped, including the full albums by all the artists mentioned here. And don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive a new set every Friday.


  • Selena Gomez - Revival (Deluxe)
    The pop star’s second solo studio album explores a new maturity with the help of Charli XCX and A$AP Rocky.

  • Mayday Parade - Black Lines
    The fifth album from the Tallahassee rockers marks 10 years of pop punk greatness.

  • Chris Hadfield - Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can
    The first Canadian astronaut to walk in space offers songs recorded aboard the International Space Station.

  • Game - The Documentary
    10 years after his G Unit debut The Documentary, the LA rapper creates a sequel with heavy-hitters like Dr. Dre, Kanye West, and Drake.

  • City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You
    Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green expands into soulful new territory on his fifth album.

  • Michael Ray - Rdio Sessions
    The country rocker’s performance for Rdio’s exclusive live series features songs from his self-titled album and a Porter Wagoner cover.

  • R. City - What Dreams Are Made Of
    Brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas offer the type of memorable hooks and melodies that they’ve written for Rihanna, Nicki and Miley.

  • John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
    The third solo album from the former frontman of The Czars takes on the angry moodiness of hitting middle age.

  • Corb Lund - Things That Can’t Be Undone
    The Alberta singer-songwriter’s dynamic ninth album balances wit, humor and topical urgency.

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New Music Weekly - October 2, 2015

Our New Music Weekly playlists are the best and most fun way to discover the top new songs across genres every seven days; subscribe and you’ll never miss another beat! This week, we’re enjoying an eclectic mix thanks to the return of alt-rock icons Mercury Rev, UK drum & bass mavericks Rudimental, Canadian retro rockers The Sheepdogs, American Idol alum Lauren Alaina and the heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. Hop over to the Rdio New Releases page when you’re ready to browse the full albums from these artists and hear even more fresh tunes!


  • Janet Jackson - Unbreakable
    The pop icon’s first album in seven years features production by her classic collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and guests Missy Elliott and J. Cole.

  • Matt Nathanson - Show Me Your Fangs
    Fascinating stories about everyday life punctuate the 10th album from the folk/rock singer-songwriter.

  • Avicii - Stories
    The Swedish DJ/producer behind massive dance anthem “Levels” returns with collaborations with Zac Brown and Chris Martin on his second album.

  • Tei Shi - Rdio Sessions
    Ethereal indie-pop songstress delivers a five-song set recorded live for Rdio’s intimate and exclusive performance series.

  • Emilie & Ogden - 10,000
    The debut album from the Montreal indie folk act helmed by Emilie Kahn explores the interplay between voice and harp.

  • Wavves - V
    SoCal’s surf rockers ride bigger and brighter songs about enjoying life than ever before for the fifth album.

  • Eagles of Death Metal - Zipper Down [Explicit]
    Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Jesse Hughes return to their garage rock rooted project after seven years.

  • Scott Helman - Rdio Sessions
    The soulful Toronto pop star performs selections from his Augusta EP live for Rdio listeners.

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New Music Weekly - September 18, 2015

Each New Music Weekly playlist brings you the best overview of what’s just been released across genres; subscribe and you’ll automatically get a fresh set every Friday. This week, you’ll hear the latest from controversial rapper Chief Keef, Canadian New Wave act Metric, London singer Jasmine Thompson, country crooner Robert Ellis, Vampire Weekend side project Baio and more heavy-hitters called out in the Playlist Notes below. You’ll also find all of these albums and more in the complete collection of Rdio New Releases. Happy listening!


  • Metric - Pagans in Vegas
    The Toronto outfit led by Emily Haines of Broken Social Scene crafts an upbeat, synth-driven sixth album to carry the New Wave torch.

  • Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
    The singing siren departs from her Ultraviolence era to cast her cinematic songs with a noir feel for her fourth album.

  • Shinedown - Threat To Survive
    Florida’s hard rock ambassadors dedicate the fifth album to exploring the powers of music to heal from sadness and tough times.

  • Mac Miller - GO:OD AM
    The Pittsburgh rapper’s third album and major label debut veers from party tracks to reveal personal struggles.

  • David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (Deluxe)
    Pink Floyd’s guitar hero sings lyrics by his wife, novelist Polly Samson, on his fourth solo album.

  • Clare Dunn - Clare Dunn
    Rdio’s Nashville Rising star showcases serious chops on acoustic and electric guitar on her first EP.

  • Glen Hansard - Didn’t He Ramble
    The Irish actor, songwriter, guitarist and member of The Frames and The Swell Season steps out for a second solo release.

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New Music Weekly - September 11, 2015

Your latest New Music Weekly playlist is packed with goodies to listen to, including Ben Folds with an orchestra, brand new raps from hip-hop icons LL Cool J and Salt-N-Pepa and what might be your first introduction to retro partiers Shannon and The Clams. But wait, there’s more! Much more music can be found on the Rdio New Releases page, including the full albums by all the artists highlighted here.


  • Bring Me The Horizon - That’s The Spirit
    The Sheffield act’s fifth album veers from metalcore towards a more alternative sound, with new songs that celebrate darkness.

  • Leona Lewis - I Am (Deluxe)
    The British singer and X Factor winner takes control for a revealing and empowering fifth album.

  • Beirut - No No No
    Minimal and elegantly stripped-down songs characterize the fifth album for the indie folk act known for ornate arrangements.

  • Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
    A sonic spectrum that runs from gospel to funk is tapped on the second album by the Austin blues guitarist.

  • Brett Kissel - Pick Me Up
    Alberta’s reigning country star and JUNO winner croons singalong tunes on his sixth album.

  • Duran Duran - Paper Gods
    The 14th studio album from the New Wave heroes explores funk with guests like Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Kiesza.

  • Slayer - Repentless
    The first album since the passing of founding member Jeff Hanneman keeps the thrash metal legends’ legacy strong.

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New Music Weekly - September 4, 2015

The latest edition of your handpicked New Music Weekly playlist mingles iconic names with up and coming artists across genres, including the return of psych pop duo Painted Palms, playful punks The Wonder Years, indie rockers Family of the Year, galactic soul from DâM-FunK and more key releases highlighted in the Playlist Notes below. There’s even more music waiting for you to play on the Rdio New Releases page once you’ve warmed up here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive a fresh set each Friday.


  • K-OS - Can’t Fly Without Gravity
    The Toronto MC’s first album in three years balances the immediacy of rap with the longevity of rock sensibilities.

  • Young Empires - The Gates
    The Toronto rock act's sound grows to epic, anthemic proportions with an injection of electronic sounds.

  • Travis Scott - Rodeo (Deluxe)
    The rapper and producer from Houston unleashes a star-studded debut album with appearances by Kanye West, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Justin Bieber.

  • Animal Collective - Live at 9:30
    Baltimore’s experimental ambassadors capture a seminal 2013 concert performance at legendary music venue 9:30 in nearby Washington, DC.

  • The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily,
    Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys debuts an eclectic band that incorporates genres like soul, latin, garage and psychedelic rock into a fresh mix.

  • Diane Coffee - Everybody’s a Good Dog
    A solo alter ego of producer and Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming returns for a second time and genre-hopping album.

  • Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
    The sweet 16th album from the British heavy metal legends is the band’s first double full-length release.

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New Music Weekly - August 21, 2015

Getting to share a bumper crop of new music with you is our favorite time of the week! Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to automatically receive a fresh set handpicked for you every Friday.

It’s a banner week for blockbuster releases, including a surprise album from beatmaster Dr. Dre and the return of stadium-fillers Bon Jovi, experimental darling Panda Bear, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas and hard rockers Pop Evil, just to name a few (see more in the Playlist Notes). Press play, find your favourites and then hit up the Rdio New Releases to hear the full albums and browse the complete collection of just-hatched sounds.


  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
    Canada’s upbeat pop star returns with sweet songs inspired by Eighties sensations on her third album.

  • Method Man - The Meth Lab
    The Wu Tang Clan veteran takes his first solo album in nine years back to the gritty streets to cook up rhymes.

  • Joywave - Rdio Session
    Rochester’s indie rock breakthrough act performs exclusive live versions of songs from How Do You Feel Now?

  • Disturbed - Immortalized (Deluxe Version)
    After four years off, Chicago’s hard rock heroes reinvigorate with shocking surprises like a Simon and Garfunkel cover.

  • Kip Moore - Wild Ones (Deluxe)
    The sophomore album from the country singer-songwriter balances love songs with the bachelor life.

  • Jordin Sparks - Right Here Right Now
    The third album by the American Idol champ brings hip-hop spiked R&B with guests like 2 Chainz. B.o.B. and Shaggy.

  • Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs
    The new album from the indie pop act takes on the rapid technological advancements of the present with an ear to classic experimental rock.

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New Music Weekly: August 14, 2015

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 Welsh rockers Neck Deep, Massachusetts indie hip-hop duo Aer, UK downtempo revivalists Slime, Latin pop/rock powerhouse Julieta Venegas, Canadian electronic producer CFCF, 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.


  • Bullet For My Valentine - Venom (Deluxe Edition)
    Wales’ heavy metal heroes return to their harder roots with a dark and aggressive fifth album.

  • Grace Potter - Midnight
    After 10 years fronting the soulful rock band The Nocturnals, the Vermont singer turns to a varied batch of pop sensibilities for her solo debut.

  • Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby (Deluxe)
    The Voice alum penned the pop/trap songs on her first album around childlike themes in a grownup world.

  • New Politics - Vikings
    The third album from the Denmark via Brooklyn trio flirts with danceable pop, rock and grunge for their hybrid styles.

  • Joss Stone - Water for Your Soul (Commentary)
    The English singer reveals the stories behind the world-wise palette of sounds that she employs on an exclusive commentary version of her seventh studio album.

  • Glass Animals - Zaba
    Psychedelic pop with R&B underpinnings permeates the deluxe album version from the quartet hailing from Oxford, England.

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New Music Weekly: August 7, 2015

Our New Music Weekly playlist highlights the key releases across genres; subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days! The current set brings you a taste of modern surf rock from La Luz, mellow pop ‘n R&B by Night Beds, youthful old soul from The Mynabirds, stirring folk by Small Feet and a lot more. When you’re ready forage for beats on your own, the Rdio New Releases is where you’ll find all of this week’s single, EP and album offerings.


  • Luke Bryan - Kill The Lights
    The stadium-filling country star shows off his sexy side with playful songs including a duet with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on his fifth studio album.

  • Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
    Distorted beats and guitars accompany the singer’s lyrical wanderings of the depths between sleeplessness and lucid dreaming.

  • TobyMac - This Is Not A Test
    The Christian hip-hop and pop star shares uplifting tracks with guests including dc Talk, Capital Kings, and Hollyn.

  • Mac Demarco - Another One
    The Canadian artist drops a mini LP with laidback, funky grooves and honest looks at love’s many emotional facets.

  • Michael Ray - Michael Ray
    The country music star, mentored by John Rich of Big & Rich, debuts a full-length album of songs, including his chart-topping single, "Kiss You In the Morning."

  • Georgia - Georgia
    A one-woman band from Northwest London shares tough, grime-informed rhythms and lyrics on her debut album.

    The LA band known for its industrial disco leanings reveal the hard and hedonistic side of pop life on the third full-length release.

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New Music Weekly - July 31, 2015

Time to dive right into your latest New Music Weekly playlist to hear the top highlighted songs hand-picked just for you. Remember to subscribe so that you’ll never miss a beat! This week, we’re checking out the long-awaited album from Florida rapper Gunplay, UK indie rockers The Maccabees, electronic jazz producer Quantic, soul singer Joss Stone, and alt-rock heroes Placebo, plus more you’ll read about in in the Playlist Notes below. When you’re ready for even more, browse the complete collection of Rdio New Releases and have fun!


  • Migos - Yung Rich Nation [Explicit]
    Atlanta’s hot rap trio spit trap tales and grab guests Young Thug and Chris Brown for their first full-length album.

  • Albert Hammond Jr. - Momentary Masters
    Astronomer Carl Sagan inspired this exploration of funk-tinged rock on The Strokes’ guitarist’s third solo project.

  • Finger Eleven - Five Crooked Lines [Explicit]
    The Canadian rock act’s first album since 2010 contemplates the fortune of life over beefy guitar riffs and loud beats.

  • Lianne La Havas - Blood
    The London artist’s second album delves into her Greek and Jamaican roots, the latter assisted by reggae producer Stephen McGregor.

  • Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia
    The first album by a rock supergroup formed in Toronto by Staind and ex-Three Days Grace members unleashes tough harmonies and hard guitars.

  • Various Artists - Descendants [Original TV Movie Soundtrack]
    Shawn Mendes and Kristin Chenoweth contribute to the soundtrack to the TV movie centered on the teenage lives of Disney's greatest villains.

  • Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
    The debut album from an acclaimed English poet and pianist sees a Stateside release after international success.

  • Lil Dicky - Professional Rapper
    The comedic rapper’s debut album blends the approachable with the absurd in funny rhymes.

∞  July 31, 2015 — 9:31AM

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New Music Weekly - July 24, 2015

Lock in to each New Music Weekly playlist by clicking subscribe; then, sit back and enjoy your handpicked set of the latest highlights across genres! This week, that means new music from artists like electronic soul wanderer Seven Davis Jr., Syrian cult favorite Omar Souleyman, indie rock outfit On An On, intergalactic funk from L'Orange & Kool Keith and more highlights you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. You can also visit the Rdio New Releases to browse the complete collection of what’s just come out, including full albums from all these artists. Happy listening!


  • Prince Royce - Double Vision (Deluxe Edition)
    The Bronx-bred Latin pop star recruits J. Lo, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Kid Ink for his first English language album.

  • Jill Scott - Woman
    The singer’s fifth studio album finds her stretching her storytelling prowess over classic Philly soul instrumentation.

  • MS MR - How Does It Feel
    Danceable indie pop fuels the sophomore album from singer Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow.

  • Roger Waters - Amused to Death (Remixed / Remastered) [Deluxe]
    The Pink Floyd frontman’s 1992 solo album has been remastered and remixed to bring out new melodies and ideas.

  • Ashley Monroe - The Blade
    On her latest critically acclaimed album, the Tennessee born country singer-songwriter teams with producers Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.

  • Hopsin - Pound Syndrome
    After rumors of retirement, the LA rapper and producer returns to analyze tough subjects such as lost faith on his latest album.

  • Ducktails - St. Catherine
    Matt Mondanile’s psychedelic pop outfit explores love, romance and spiritual imagery on the fifth album.

  • Dirty Ghosts - Cataract
    The San Francisco trio drop an EP in advance of their forthcoming album Let It Pretend with remixes by TOBACCO and Mikey Young.

∞  July 24, 2015 — 9:30AM