We're celebrating Veterans Day with new music! Every Tuesday, we’ll be giving you our rundown of the best new albums released. Check below for more info and links to hear the albums yourself.
The Endless River - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd have rightfully earned their spot as one of the most revered and beloved rock bands of all time. This week, they’ve released what they are calling their final album, The Endless River, recorded without founding member Roger Waters (who left the group in 1985). Read our comprehensive review and stream the full album right here at Zumic.
Cadillactica - Big K.R.I.T.
Big K.R.I.T.'s new album sees the rapper take a different approach in creating this body of work. K.R.I.T handed over some of the production duties to Jim Jonsin, Alex da Kid, DJ Dahi, and Raphael Saadiq, giving him space to focus on his soulful lyrics. Stream the album and read our full review here at Zumic.
Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters
With Sonic Highways and the HBO series of the same name, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have embarked on one of the most ambitious album projects in music history. The basic premise is that the band traveled to 8 cities in the United States to absorb the history and culture before recording a song inspired by each city. Frontman, guitar player, and songwriter Dave Grohl wrote the songs with lyrics taken directly from his conversations with some of the most successful and influential musicians in those cities, as well as inviting those local heroes into the studio to collaborate on the recordings. Stream the full record right here at Zumic.
My Favourite Faded Fantasy - Damien Rice
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice has released My Favourite Faded Fantasy, his 8th studio album and first since 2006′s 9. The Rick Rubin produced album finds Damien doing what he does best, which is setting the mood with soul-searching lyrics and expertly played guitar. Blending in perfectly are cascading string arrangements, piano, backing vocals, and the occasional drum part. You can listen to the complete album here at Zumic.
Lost On The River - The New Basement Tapes
Under the supervision of producer T Bone Burnett, The New Basement Tapes -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford -- have released Lost On The River, a collection of songs created from recently discovered Bob Dylan lyrics. The songs, handwritten by Dylan in 1967, take on new life as the artists take turns on lead vocals. Stream the album right here at Zumic.
Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas has just released his self-titled sophomore album on Island Records. Jonas spoke to Time about his vision for the album:
I came in really wanting to make a record that was different from anything I’d done in the past, but that was true to my influences: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Bee Gees. And then, more recently, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean. That whole vibe of alternative R&B/pop. It just fell into a really natural place really early. To the point where we were six songs in, like, “Oh, we have a record taking shape.” I came in really sure of what I wanted to do.
Stream the record right here at Zumic.