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New Music Weekly - November 13, 2015

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist, which drops every Friday, to stay in tune with the freshest songs across styles. Among the many highlights this week, we’re digging the return of classic rock icons Electric Light Orchestra, discovering previously unreleased home recordings from Kurt Cobain, feeling the blunt beats and rhymes of Redman, swooning with love songs from Chris Isaak, peeping the production debut from country star Chris Young, stripping down with psychedelic soul act MuteMath and head-nodding to the debut from Beyoncé and FKA Twigs producer Boots. Read about more key releases in the Playlist Notes below and listen to all of these albums and more on the Rdio New Releases page.


  • Justin Bieber - Purpose
    The pop star’s fourth album features Big Sean, Skrillex, Diplo and his first number one hit “What Do You Mean?”

  • One Direction - Made In The A.M.
    The UK boy band’s fifth album is the first to be recorded without Zayn Malik and their last for a while.

  • Jeezy - Church In These Streets
    The Atlanta rapper’s eighth album discusses social injustice and looks upward for guidance.

  • Alessia Cara* - Know-It-All (Deluxe)*
    Toronto singer-songwriter and viral video star debuts with big pop songs and a powerful voice.

  • Logic - The Incredible True Story [Explicit]
    The Maryland rapper’s second album takes on a science fiction theme as he leaves Earth.

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC
    The long awaited debut album from the LA singer whose songs feel more like rap than R&B.

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New Music Weekly - November 6, 2015

The latest hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist brings you sounds from seasoned icons as well as fresh faces; it’s the best way to stay on top of what’s just been released, so don’t forget to subscribe!

This week, we’re turning the spotlight on rare recordings from Bob Dylan, a new album of love songs from Seal, the latest from metalcore act Ghost Town, humble rhymes from rapper Pell and a new electric sound from Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison. Hop over to Rdio New Releases in order to hear the full albums from these artists and the ones you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below.


  • Ellie Goulding - Delirium (Deluxe)
    The UK singer-songwriter challenges herself to reach new heights of pop on her third album.

  • Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)
    The UK singer releases a new version of his 2014 debut plus bonus tracks with new guests like Mary J. Blige and John Legend.

  • Andrew Combs - Rdio Sessions
    The Nashville singer-songwriter merges classic country and contemporary pop in an exclusive live set.

  • Tim McGraw - Damn Country Music (Deluxe Edition)
    The country star duets with his daughter Gracie and collaborates with Big & Rich on his 14th album.

  • Old Dominion - Meat and Candy
    This month's Nashville Rising artist is composed of powerhouse country songwriters that have united for a balance of light and hearty songs on their debut album.

  • Grimes - Art Angels
    The electropop star’s fourth album finds Claire Boucher playing newly-learned instruments like guitar, drums, violin and ukelele.

  • Sara Bareilles - What's Inside: Songs From Waitress
    The fifth album from the singer-songwriter is an original score for the musical version of 2007 film Waitress.

  • Little Mix - Get Weird (Deluxe)
    The UK girl group’s third album features dance pop hits like “Black Magic” and guest stars Jason Derulo.

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New Music Weekly - October 30, 2015

Are you sitting down? Today’s New Music Weekly playlist may quickly bring you to your feet to dance to the latest from trance king Armin Van Buuren, trap queen Alison Wonderland, country star Chris Janson, neo-soul singer Jamie Woon and more friends you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below.

Want to explore further on your own? Venture over to the Rdio New Releases page to browse the complete collection of what’s just dropped.


  • for King & Country - Rdio Sessions
    Turn on this exclusive five-song live performance from Christian pop brothers Joel and Luke Smalbone.

  • Trey Anastasio - Paper Wheels
    The Phish frontman continues his prolific solo career with a ‘70s pop-rock tinged 10th album.

  • Various Artists - We Love Disney (Deluxe)
    Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Jessie J and more stars sing Disney classics.

  • Escape The Fate - Hate Me (Deluxe Version)
    New lead guitarist Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft and rhythm guitarist TJ Bell join the Vegas metal band on the fifth album.

  • EL VY - Return To The Moon
    A quirky collaborative album by Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls/formerly Menomena.

  • Fall Out Boy - Make America Psycho Again
    This remix album for “American Beauty/American Psycho” features rappers Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and A$AP Ferg.

  • Martin Courtney - Many Moons
    Real Estate’s vocalist and guitarist takes an adventure through soft psychedelic rock on his first solo album.

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New Music Weekly - October 23, 2015

Today’s New Music Weekly playlist takes you across genres and around the world in search of the best tunes. Here you’ll find the latest from Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, a rarity from Scotland’s Mogwai, fresh funk and soul from New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop, an instrumental offering from hip-hop producer RJD2 and more key highlights described in the Playlist Notes. When you’re ready for much more (we’re not kidding), the Rdio New Releases page is a great place to go. Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to automatically receive an updated set every Friday!


  • 5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Good, Feels Good
    The sophomore album from Sydney’s charismatic pop punk act features co-writing by Joel and Benji Madden.

  • Fuzz - II
    Ty Segall takes the drums in his hard rocking trio with bassist Chad Ubovich of Meatbodies and guitarist Charlie Mootheart of Moonhearts.

  • DJ Khaled - I’ve Changed a Lot
    Stars including Jay Z, Chris Brown, Future and Fetty Wap are front and center for the Miami DJ/producer’s latest collaboration-heavy album.

  • Carrie Underwood - Storyteller
    The country star’s fifth album dips into personal territory and dabbles with styles like pop and R&B.

  • Seinabo Sey - Pretend
    A soul pop siren from Sweden laces her debut album with uplifting and emotionally timeless tracks.

  • Rod Stewart - Another Country (Deluxe)
    Reggae, ska and Celtic influences pop up on the British rock star’s stylistically diverse 29th studio album.

  • Pure Bathing Culture - Pray For Rain
    Portland duo Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman drift from dream pop to a new analog sound.

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New Music Weekly - October 16, 2015

Want to keep up with the best of the best? Subscribe to our New Music Weekly playlist and receive a new set of hand-picked tunes every Friday. This week, we’re loving the big sounds of Brooklyn’s Small Black, Golden State dance punks !!!, Atlanta hip-hop shaman Raury, Texan vocal powerhouse Pentatonix, and UK singer Jamie Lawson, plus the marquee names you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes. There’s much more waiting for you in the Rdio New Releases department, where you can hear these full albums and browse the complete collection of fresh tunes.


  • Demi Lovato - Confident (Deluxe Edition)
    The former Disney star plays with pop, rock and EDM styles for the mature songs on her fifth album.

  • Omi - Me 4 U
    Reggae and pop fuse on the first album by the Jamaican American singer behind the international hit “Cheerleader.”

  • Game - The Documentary 2.5
    One week after The Documentary 2 was released, Game surprises his fans with a follow-up featuring Lil Wayne, E-40 and Schoolboy Q.

  • Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
    The dream pop duo’s sixth album quickly follows the fifth album Depression Cherry, also released in 2015.

  • BØRNS - Dopamine
    Honest and love-drenched California rock songs fill the debut from Rdio’s October Artist to Watch.

  • Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
    Atlanta’s indie rock act led by Bradford Cox explore the beautiful briefness of pop songs on the seventh album.

  • Coheed and Cambria - The Color Before The Sun
    The sci-fi leaning progressive rock act’s sixth album is the first that’s not part of The Amory Wars saga.

  • Machine Gun Kelly - General Admission
    Midwestern Bad Boy rapper examines internal demons and external pressures on his sophomore album.

  • Joe Budden - All Love Lost
    The New Jersey MC and reality star’s third studio album examines hard times and depression.

  • Josh Ritter - Sermon On The Rocks
    Eloquent tales of dark humor characterize the eighth album from the Americana-steeped singer-songwriter.

  • Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School
    The synthpop act’s third album envisions retro-minded afterhours beats with saucy sensibilities.

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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.