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This week’s edition brings a taste of the first album in five years from British crooner Morrissey and debuts from his electronic-leaning countrymen The Acid and Jungle, plus the return of modern goth queen Zola Jesus and the introduction of new country duo Maddie and Tae.
Read the Playlist Notes below for more highlights from this week’s best offerings, and click over to the Rdio New Releases when you’re ready to do even more exploring on your own.
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour (Deluxe)
The deluxe version of the UK singer’s long-awaited debut contains an acoustic version of “Latch,” his hit with dance duo Disclosure.
Jason Mraz - Yes!
Love and happiness are explored on the pop rock singer’s fifth album with the help of all-female band Raining Jane.
Rise Against - The Black Market
Chicago’s veteran punk act takes a surprisingly introspective turn for the seventh album, melding the political with the personal.
Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath
The Arcade Fire’s multi-instrumentalist experiments with melding classic music with his sampled heartbeats and breaths on his debut solo album.
Bleachers - Strange Desire
Another high-profile solo debut this week is an Eighties-inspired full-length from Jack Antonoff of fun.