September swiftly fell upon us, but which albums should we be listening to this month, and which major artists are releasing new LPs? Check out our list below for 5 Albums You Need To Hear This September...
1. The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ – Released September 8
The National are finally set to stage their comeback, in a bid to prove they’re one of the best indie-rock bands around – still to this day. No major shifts in sound or tone have been changed for this record, but that’s not to say it’s any less interesting than anything else that has been released this year. Lead singer Matt Berninger insists it’s about “marriages falling apart”, so it should be a cheery listen, for sure!
2. Gucci Mane – ‘Mr. Davis’ – Released September 15
As the artist’s 11th studio album, there are high expectations surrounding Gucci Mane’s upcoming release ‘Mr. Davis’. Here, he must prove that he’s not just releasing for sales and actually has some meat around the bones of this record: something he’s already started to do with the release of his track ‘I Get The Bag’. This is gonna be one to watch!
3. Lights – ‘Skin & Earth’ – Released September 22
This concept album has already been hyped in some of the most creative ways possible, with a comic series already being delivered to fans and set to conclude before the end of the year. With commentary on today’s world scattered throughout the LP, despite it being written in a pre-President Trump world, this should be a mind-bending adventure and one of this year’s most creative releases.
4. Miley Cyrus – ‘Younger Now’ – Released September 29
Miley has never sounded better than in recent months, with the release of her brilliant ‘Malibu’ setting fans’ hearts alight. That was just a slice of what we should expect from her upcoming record, where she seems to have done away with the headline-grabbing party tricks in favour of a more streamlined and potential Grammy Award-winning sound. Expect big things from this one.
5. Protomartyr – ‘Relatives in Descent’ – Released September 29
Though they may just sound like ‘another noisy band’ at first listen, Protomartyr are able to bring a deeper meaning to their music, in what will be their fourth studio album. Speaking about the collection, band member Joe Casey said: “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty. Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more sceptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”