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It’s the start of a new month, and with that comes a whole new batch of albums to look forward to by both your favorite musicians and your soon-to-be favorites. This start-of-the-month is extra-special, as almost all albums come out on Fridays, so since today, November 1, is Friday, and November has 30 days, November will include five release dates instead of the average month’s four. Of course, this means that today is a release date, so you won’t even have to look forward to some of the albums listed here – November 1 releases are out today.
Below, find six albums to look forward to this month – including ones that are out today.
1. Sudan Archives: Athena
November 1; Stones Throw
Brittney Parks, best known as Sudan Archives, first turned heads in 2017 with her self-titled EP, but she’s only now releasing her debut studio album. Parks’ sound is notable for melding electronic production with lead violin melodies, unlike in much electronic music, where synthetic violins are often used for texture rather than as lead instruments.
2. Pabllo Vittar: 111
November 1; Sony Music
Brazilian artist Pabllo Vittar is as well known for his drag career as for his musical output. 111 is his third album in three years, and its second single “Flash Pose” features massive global pop star Charli XCX, who can arguably be credited with introducing Vittar to U.S. and U.K. audiences.
3. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
November 1; Decca
In recent years, famed actor Jeff Goldblum has become as known for his jazz career as for his hot streak of legendary leading film roles. His newest jazz album, out today, features no shortage of guests, including beloved Brooklyn indie rock star Sharon Van Etten.
4. FKA twigs: MAGDALENE
November 8; Young Turks
FKA twigs’ long-awaited sophomore album, MAGDALENE, was originally scheduled for an October 25 release. Instead, it’ll now be out one week from today. She accompanied the news of her album release delay with a new song and video, “home to you.”
5. Mount Eerie: Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
November 8; P.W. Elverum & Sun
Over the past few years, Phil Elverum (aka Mount Eerie) has flirted with mainstream fame via a brief marriage to actress Michelle Williams. He’s also focused increasingly on grief and heartbreak in his music following the death of his wife Geneviève Castrée earlier this decade. In an open letter, Elverum has promised that Lost Wisdom Pt. 2 will focus on the numerous losses he’s recently experienced.
6. Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance
November 22; Columbia
In October 2016, revered Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen released his album You Want It Darker just weeks before his unexpected death. Cohen’s son Adam has finished sketches that his father left over following the You Want It Darker sessions, and Columbia will release these songs as the posthumous Leonard Cohen album Thanks for the Dance. Guests will include Feist, Beck, and Damien Rice.
What albums are you looking forward to the most this month? Share your faves in the comments!