Where to start with this week’s new offerings? You can have a wee boogie with Scottish post-disco artist Grum and chill out with American psychedelic soul family The Stepkids, admit that you swoon for country star Keith Urban, and rediscover your love for The Clash via three new compilations.
Our New Music Weekly playlist, supported by the Playlist Notes below, brings you a taste of these and other releases that we think really stand out right now. And if you’re the kind of music listener who wants more, the Rdio New Releases section has plenty more to hear right now.
Arctic Monkeys - AM
The fifth effort from the indie rock giants pays tribute to the Velvet Underground in title (a reference to the classic VU album) and includes a collaboration with Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age.
2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S II #METIME
The ATL rapper drops a swagged-out sequel to his last gold album to proclaim that his time has come.
The Weeknd - Kiss Land
After a trilogy of hotly-tipped mixtapes, the dreamy Canadian singer unleashes an official debut featuring his friend and supporter Drake.
Sean Kingston - Back 2 Life
The international pop star’s third album, featuring guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and more, is all the more meaningful since it’s the first since his near-fatal jet skiing accident.
Arcade Fire - “Reflektor”
The title track off the band’s forthcoming album, due out on October 29, is the centerpiece of a short film produced with Google.