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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.

  • Toby Keith - 35 mph Town
    Surprisingly tender and soulful tunes dot the country star’s short and sweet 18th studio album.

  • 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.

  • A Skylit Drive - ASD
    Five albums in, this California post-hardcore act still balances melody with fury.

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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.

  • Tamar Braxton - Calling All Lovers
    The R&B/reality star’s fourth album covers a spectrum of issues about love, whether classic (“King”) or contemporary (“Catfish”).

  • 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.

  • New Years Day - Malevolence
    Blood and tears fuel the emotional third album by the self-described purveyors of “hauntedmansioncore.”

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New Music Weekly - September 25, 2015

It’s time for the New Music Weekly playlist, your exclusively curated look at the very best sounds across genres; don’t forget to subscribe now so you never miss a beat!

This week, we are dancing to the latest efforts by Kaskade and Peaches, sailing away with the classical pop of Julia Holter, greeting the return of alt-rockers Silversun Pickups, enjoying a foray into country by Don Henley and savoring what is said to be the final studio album from Julio Iglesias. Read about more key offerings of the week in the Playlist Notes below and hear the full albums via the Rdio New Releases page.


  • Disclosure - Caracal (Deluxe)
    Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence create soulful house cuts with Lorde, Sam Smith, Miguel and more on their sophomore album.

  • The Dead Weather - Dodge and Burn
    The alt-blues supergroup featuring Jack White and Alison Mosshart returns for a raucously rocking third album.

  • CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye (Special Edition)
    The second album from the Scottish synthpop specialists features soaring choruses and an uplifting outlook.

  • Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap (Deluxe)
    The buzzing New Jersey rapper’s first album features the platinum selling debut single “Trap Queen” alongside hits “679” and “My Way.”

  • Thomas Rhett - Tangled Up
    Memorable country pop tunes fill the second album from the Georgia star and son of Rhett Akins.

  • Kurt Vile - b’lieve i’m goin down...
    Guitar, banjo and piano help Philadelphia’s indie folk hero craft the sweet and lonely songs on his sixth album.

  • New Order - Music Complete
    Dance-rock legends return after a decade with classic pop sensibilities still irresistibly intact and guest stars like Brandon Flowers, La Roux’s Elly Jackson and Iggy Pop.

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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!


  • 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.

  • Andy Mineo - Uncomfortable
    Christian-friendly hip-hop from the rapper, producer, minister and artist formerly known as C-Lite.

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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 Eldredge - Illinois
    The Midwestern country star hit-studded debut with fun, grooving songs with a soulful edge.

  • 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 Latin singing star Gloria Estefan, 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • K Camp - Only Way Is Up (Deluxe)
    The rising Atlanta rap star enlists guests like T.I., Snoop Dogg, Bun B and Yo Gotti for his first full-length album.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Against Me! - 23 Live Sex Acts
    A live album recorded on the Florida punk act’s 2014 tour features songs inspired by lead singer Laura Jane Grace’s transition into a transgender woman.

  • 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 28, 2015

The latest edition of the New Music Weekly playlist mingles classic icons with emerging voices, from metal heroes Motörhead and the psychedelic live vibes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Aussie rockers Atlas Genius and otherworldly New Zealand singer Tamaryn. Dig into the Rdio New Releases pages to browse everything that has just come out, including full albums from the artists spotlighted here. And don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so you’ll never miss a beat.


  • The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness [Explicit]
    The second official album by the Canadian singing star takes his dark, sensual soul to pop heights with the help of Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran.

  • Maddie & Tae - Start Here
    The country duo reveal their down to earth and ready to play natures with no fuss on their first album.

  • Destroyer - Poison Season
    An impressive 11th album from the Dan Bejar-fronted group engages a string orchestra for dramatic pop and rock songs.

  • Beach House - Depression Cherry
    Muted drums, simple melodies and spare instrumentation make for a back to basics fifth album from Baltimore’s dream pop ambassadors.

  • Halsey - BADLANDS (Deluxe)
    The debut from the New Jersey electropop and rock singer-songwriter explores angry and lonely mindstates with uplifting anthems.

  • Foals - What Went Down
    The Oxford indie rockers tackle topics like loyalty and mortality with sweet melodies balanced with harder instrumentation on the fourth album.

  • Axwell & Ingrosso - Sun Is Shining (Remixes)
    Sweden’s EDM superduo unleash their successful single to remixers including R3hab and M-22.

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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 favorites 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 favorites 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.

  • Teen Daze - Morning World
    Canadian producer Jamison brings his singing voice into the forefront for this dreamy indie pop full-length, which is his third.

  • 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.