New Album Releases:
Sleep Well Beast, The National
Sleep Well Beast is The National’s seventh studio album. The album features their lead single “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” which played all over alternative rock radio throughout the summer. The Cincinnati based band has two #1 alternative rock albums on the Billboard 200, High Violet (2007) and Trouble Will Find Me (2013).
Freedom Child, The Script
The Script’s returned with their fifth album, Freedom Child, released on the first of September. The Irish pop rock band’s album is just as catchy as their past albums. Their lead single, “Rain,” has all the elements of a good pop song. Freedom Child is the band’s fourth U.K. #1 album.
New Single Releases:
“The Line,” Foo Fighters
“The Line” is the third single off of the Foo Fighters upcoming album, Concrete and Gold. The Foo Fighters have not released a new album since 2014, Sonic Highways. “The Line” has the classic Foo Fighters texture. The Foo Fighters have 10 #1 alternative songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Too Good at Goodbyes,” Sam Smith
Sam Smith’s long awaited return has finally come. The pop singer’s soulful voice has been missed. Smith’s single “Too Good at Goodbyes,” is just as vulnerable and powerful as the music from his debut album, In The Lonely Hour.
Other Album Releases This Month
American Dream, LCD Soundsystem; Hitchhiker, Neil Young; All The Light Above it Too, Jack Johnson; Southern Blood, Gregg Allman; Slowheart, Kip Moore; Life Changes, Thomas Rhett.
This week in 1997, Mariah Carey had the #1 song with “Honey.”