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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 20, 2017

Horan is scorin’ this week.

Picking apples at the orchard? Carving pumpkins with the kids? Whatever you’re doing this weekend, don’t forget to refresh that playlist of yours with some new tunes! Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

NIALL HORAN – Flicker (iTunes)
Of course, it’s the One Direction member gone solo leading off this week’s post, now in stores with his debut album. The latest single from it is “Too Much To Ask”, but “This Town” and “Slow Hands” (a #1 single on both the Hot AC and Top 40 lists) can be found on here as well. Will it give him the edge for #1? Will that surprise mixtape dash his hopes of the top spot? Stay tuned.

CHRIS YOUNG – Losing Sleep (iTunes)
The title track from Young’s latest studio album has been struggling up the Country radio survey for several months now, though it’s currently in the top 20 and building. All six of Young’s studio albums thus far, including a Christmas set from last year, made their way into the top ten on the genre-specific albums chart, three hitting the top five on the Billboard 200.

DARIUS RUCKER – When Was The Last Time (iTunes)
Along with Young’s new album, another notable release from the genre this week comes from the Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer, who got his first break at the format in 2008. It features “If I Told You”, which had a slow rise to #1 earlier this year. (The current single off it, “For The First Time”, is below the top 40.)

More albums out this week: Future & Young Thug‘s Super Slimey (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Glasshouse (iTunes), Keyshia Cole‘s 11:11 Reset (iTunes), Margo Price‘s All American Made (iTunes), Tyminski‘s Southern Gothic (iTunes), Tegan And Sara Present The Con X: Covers (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: 98°‘s Let It Snow (iTunes), Cheap Trick‘s Christmas Christmas (iTunes), Lindsey Stirling‘s Warmer In The Winter (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bryce Fox‘s Heaven On Hold (iTunes), Lewis Capaldi‘s Bloom (iTunesMiC LOWRY‘s Mood (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Anywhere”, Rita Ora (iTunes)
“Badi Boum”, Felix Snow featuring Tsunami (iTunes)
“Bedroom Floor”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Before Anyone Knew Our Name”, Stereophonics (iTunes)
“Blackout”, Erin McCarley featuring Bodytalkr (iTunes)
“Bloodstone”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“bright pink tims”, blackbear featuring Cam’ron (iTunes)
“Buttons”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
“Candy Paint”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Caving”, Justin Caruso featuring James Droll (iTunes)
“Christmas Eve” and “Meaning Of Life”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Collide”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
“Confidence” and “Only 4 Me”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Darts In The Dark”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“Don’t Be A Fool (Unplugged)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Don’t Turn Around”, Milow (iTunes)
“Everybody Here Wants You”, George Maple (iTunes)
“Forever”, Martin Garrix and Matisse & Sadko (iTunes)
“Forever”, Sigma featuring Quavo & Sebastian Kole (iTunes)
“Friends (Remix)”, Justin Bieber & BloodPop® featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Gorgeous”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Happy Hour”, Weezer (iTunes)
“High Rollin'”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Home”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“It’s My House”, MIKA (iTunes)
“Kids In Love”, Kygo featuring The Night Game & Maja Francis (iTunes)
“Light The Way”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Lose My Mind (Acoustic)”, Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Mamita”, CNCO (iTunes)
“Miss Me More”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“New Rules (Acoustic)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“One Chance To Dance”, Naughty Boy featuring Joe Jonas (iTunes)
“Sunglasses In The Rain”, John Gibbons (iTunes)
“Take Me With You”, Fleurie x Dalton Diehl x Ruslan (iTunes)
“The Star”, Mariah Carey (iTunes)
“Tongues”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“What About Us (Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS Remix)”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Whiskey”, Maroon 5 featuring A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“You & Me”, Marshmello (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 13, 2017

Think P!nk!

What a Beautiful week for a new batch of excellent releases in the music world… question is, which one will you dive into first? I have some suggestions! Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

P!NK – Beautiful Trauma (iTunes)
What about us? What about her new album? The pop superstar returns with her first studio release in just over five years, and at this point, it should be a worthy contender for the #1 spot on next week’s Billboard 200. Of course, it’s led by ‘What About Us”, a hit at AC, Hot AC and Top 40 radio (and still building nicely.) I’ll certainly be picking up a physical copy.

BECK – Colors (iTunes)
Making his way up the top ten on Alternative and Triple A top ten with “Up All Night”, this performer’s 13th studio album comes just under four years after his last one. It also features “Dreams” and “Wow”, two of his previous hits at the formats over the past couple of years. Could this set make a run for #1? Stay tuned.

GUCCI MANE – Mr. Davis (iTunes)
Mane’s Droptopwop mixtape narrowly missed the top ten on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, so the rapper is likely to get this release, at the very least, well into the region. His new studio album is led by the Migos-assisted “I Get The Bag”, bulleted at #11 on the most recent Urban chart.

CARLY PEARCE – Every Little Thing (iTunes)
Pearce is one of 2017’s most promising newcomers at Country radio format, as she climbs the top ten there with her track “Every Little Thing”. It should have a solid entry on the overall chart, and could be in the mix for #1 on the Country-specific survey.

More albums out this week: Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile‘s Lotta See Lice (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s Southern Girl City Lights (iTunes), Marc E. Bassy‘s Gossip Columns (iTunes), Robert Plant‘s Carry Fire (iTunes), Russell Dickerson‘s Yours (iTunes), The Score‘s Atlas (iTunes), Wu-Tang‘s The Saga Continues (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Kodaline‘s I Wouldn’t Be (iTunes), Nick Fradiani‘s Where We Left Off (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Blood On The Surface”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Dream”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Fall From Glory”, Causes (iTunes)
“Feels Great”, Cheat Codes featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ (iTunes)
“Find You (Acoustic)”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“First Love”, Lost Kings featuring Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Headphones”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“High End”, Chris Brown featuring Future and Young Thug (iTunes)
“Higher Than Higher”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Holy Mountain”, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (iTunes)
“House Party”, The Knocks featuring Captain Cuts (iTunes)
“I Love You But I’m Lost”, Tears For Fears (iTunes)
“If You Want To Make Money”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
“Just Like You”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Let You Down”, Peking Duk featuring Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Love You Like That”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Medusa”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Must Be Hard Being You”, Clark Beckham (iTunes)
“My Name (Say It)”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“New”, Daya (iTunes)
“No Man’s Land”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“Paper Doll”, FRANKIE (iTunes)
“Passion”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Personal”, The Vamps featuring Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Please Stay”, Bryan Adams (iTunes)
“Phone Calls”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Playboy Sh*t”, Blackbear featuring Lil Aaron (iTunes)
“Poking Holes”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Real Thing”, Tory Lanez featuring Future (iTunes)
“Same Boat”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“Secrets”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Silence (Tiësto’s Big Room Remix)”, Marshmello featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Sucker for You”, Matt Terry (iTunes)
“Take Me”, Brasko (iTunes)
“That Don’t Impress Me Much (Like A Version)”, HAIM (iTunes)
“Thorns”, Lo Moon (iTunes)
“Too Much To Ask (Cedric Gervais Remix)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Touch”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Under A Million Lights”, Tom Chaplin (iTunes)
“Vault”, Keyshia Cole (iTunes)
“We Could Go Back”, Jonas Blue featuring Moelogo (iTunes)
“Wishlist”, Kiiara (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Lindsey Stirling, Niall Horan and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 6, 2017

Music is our religion.

Say a few pop prayers for our contenders this week, as they all compete for the top debut on next week’s Billboard 200. Here are the albums and singles you need to know:

NF – Perception (iTunes)
The Contemporary Christian hip-hop artist is poised to score his highest-charting album to date with his latest effort, as he looks to score his first crossover hit with “Let You Down”, impacting at CHR/Top 40 radio on Halloween. The album includes the song “10 Feet Down”, featuring PGTC favorite Ruelle, the only collaboration in the mix. Just how high will it go? Stay tuned.

AUGUST BURNS RED – Phantom Anthem (iTunes)
From Pennsylvania, this heavy metal quintet has gone as high as #9 on the Billboard 200 with their last two studio albums, both of them topping the Independent Albums chart. Like NF, they also have a Christian fanbase driving their sales numbers. It could rise above that #9 high mark, assuming streaming numbers are solid for it.

MARILYN MANSON – Heaven Upside Down (iTunes)
Manson and his group have been hitting the Billboard 200 for over 20 years now, and their tenth studio effort is likely to reach a top ten peak next week. Of course, they have two #1 albums to date, their last coming in 2003. Lead single “KILL4ME” is headed toward the top 20 on the Active Rock chart.

More albums out this week: Cody Fry‘s Flying (iTunes), Jeremy Camp‘s The Answer (iTunes), JP Cooper‘s Raised Under Grey Skies (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Kane Brown (deluxe edition) (iTunes), Liam Gallagher‘s As You Were (iTunes), Lil Pump‘s Lil Pump (iTunes), New Politics‘s Lost In Translation (iTunes), Rationale‘s Rationale (iTunes), Zak Abel‘s Only When We’re Naked (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Blake Shelton‘s Cheers, It’s Christmas. (reissue) (iTunes), Elvis Presley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‘s Christmas (iTunes), Fantasia‘s Christmas After Midnight (iTunes), Frank Sinatra‘s Ultimate Christmas (iTunes), Gwen Stefani‘s You Make It Feel Like Christmas (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bea Miller‘s chapter three: yellow (iTunes), filous‘s For Love (iTunes), Gabrielle Aplin‘s Avalon (iTunes), Jacob Sartorius‘s Left Me Hangin’ (iTunes), LÉON‘s Surround Me (iTunes), XXXTENTACION/Ski Mask The Slump God‘s Members Only, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The Love”, SAARA featuring Jillionaire (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Be My Lover”, Sam Feldt x Alex Schulz (iTunes)
“Black And White”, Rudy Mancuso x Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Can’t Lie”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Control (Secretly Sorry)”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Dear Hate”, Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill (iTunes)
“Easy Love”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Escape My Mind”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Eyes Shut”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Fade”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Fantasies”, Biyo (iTunes)
“Fly With You”, The Last Bandoleros (iTunes)
“For The Gram”, Craig David (iTunes)
“For You”, James TW (iTunes)
“Go To Work (Acoustic)”, Nadine (iTunes)
“Good Ol’ Boys”, Gazzo & American Authors (iTunes)
“Hair Down (Xenomania Remix)”, Mollie King (iTunes)
“Help Me Out”, Maroon 5 and Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Hey”, Matthew Young (iTunes)
“How Long”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Ill Nana”, DRAM featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“James Has Changed”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Like A Riddle”, Felix Jaehn featuring Hearts & Colors & Adam Trigger (iTunes)
“Love So Soft (Cash Cash & Ryan Riback Remixes)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Más De Lo Que Sabes (More Than You Know)”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso featuring Sebastian Yatra and Cali Y El Dandee (iTunes)
“Mess”, Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Milk”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Mystik”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Nobody Compares To You”, Gryffin featuring Katie Pearlman (iTunes)
“Not My Ex”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Only You”, Zara Larsson featuring Nena (iTunes)
“Perfect For You”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
“Raincheck (Jack Fickle Friends Remix)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Right To It”, Louis The Child featuring Ashe (iTunes)
“Thin”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“Til I Get Found”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Vesuvius”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Weekend Woman”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, Tayler Buono (iTunes)
“Wild Animal”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Wonder Years”, Fedde Le Grand featuring Adam McInnis (iTunes)
“You Should Be Loved”, Hunter Hayes featuring The Shadowboxers (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Beck, P!nk and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 29, 2017

Love is coming her way.

Here come the girls! As the end of September approaches, the ladies are bringing the heat with their powerful pop sets. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this week:

DEMI LOVATO – Tell Me You Love Me (iTunes)
Lovato has been all over the radio this summer and fall, including her collaboration with Cheat Codes called “No Promises”, as well as the lead single from her latest album, “Sorry Not Sorry”. A number of instant grats from the album have also done well. It should be one of the top debuts on next week’s chart, due to solid sales and streaming statistics. Will it reach #1? Stay tuned.

MILEY CYRUS – Younger Now (iTunes)
The other of the former Disney stars in the mix this week is Cyrus, who took her breezy “Malibu” into the top 20 on both the Hot AC and CHR/Top 40 charts. The title track from the release was issued as the follow-up single, but it’s since been pulled, with no word on a third single as of yet. Still, Cyrus will likely make a splash in the top five on the Billboard 200.

SHANIA TWAIN – Now (iTunes)
Twain’s first studio album in 16 years features “Life’s About To Get Good”, which is approaching the top ten on the AC chart. The set won’t come anywhere near her three Diamond-certified albums in the long run, but it’s pretty nice to have a new collection of songs from her.

More albums out this week: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s The Bigger Artist (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s The Attractions Of Youth (iTunes), Dolly Parton‘s I Believe In You (iTunes), Hoodie Allen‘s The Hype (iTunes), Jamie Lawson‘s Happy Accidents (iTunes), Michael Jackson‘s Scream (iTunes), Robin Schulz‘s Uncovered (iTunes), Tamar Braxton‘s Bluebird Of Happiness (iTunes), Wolf Alice‘s Vision Of A Life (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Echosmith‘s Inside A Dream (iTunes), Terror Jr‘s Bop 3: The Girl Who Cried Purple (iTunes), Why Don’t We‘s Invitation (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Mine”, KYLE featuring MadeinTYO (iTunes)
“All Shook Up”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Beautiful Trauma”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Butterflies”, Daniella Mason (iTunes)
“Calm Down (Acoustic)”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Calm Of The Sea”, SHOR (iTunes)
“Carry You Home”, Tiësto featuring Stargate & Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Egoísta”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Everybody Knows”, Kimbra (iTunes)
“Famous”, ROZES (iTunes)
“Feel It Still (Gryffin Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Firefly (Acoustic)”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Flowers In A Vase”, Rainsford (iTunes)
“Flying” and “Nobody But You”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Footprints”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, Mokita & Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“It’s A Shame”, First Aid Kit (iTunes)
“Keep Me Coming Back”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Lifeboat”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Lucy”, Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Mi Gente”, J Balvin & Willy William featuring Beyoncé (iTunes)
“No I Love Yous”, Era Istrefi featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“On Me”, Quality Control featuring Lil Yachty & Young Thug (iTunes)
“Once In A Lifetime”, The Night Game (iTunes)
“Out Of My Head (Acoustic)”, Loote (iTunes)
“Play That Song (Live)”, Train (iTunes)
“Reflection”, SJ (iTunes)
“Santa Baby”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
“She Don’t Know Me (Acoustic)”, Mullally (iTunes)
“So Far Away”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“So Simple”, Marc E. Bassy featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Stop”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Sunshine”, KYLE featuring Miguel (iTunes)
“superlit”, gnash & Imad Royal (iTunes)
“Sweet Dreams”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“Take Back Home Girl”, Chris Lane featuring Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“Teacher”, PrettyMuch (iTunes)
“Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix)”, Michael Jackson (iTunes)
“Tied”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)
“Too Good At Goodbyes (Galantis Remix)”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Two Laces”, THØSS (iTunes)
“Waste A Moment (Live)”, Kings Of Leon (iTunes)
“What You Want”, Jay Sean featuring DaVido (iTunes)
“What Would I Leave”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Won’t Forget You”, Pixie Lott featuring Stylo G (iTunes)
“You Should Talk”, FLETCHER (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Liam Gallagher, NF and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 22, 2017

Mmmm… it’s New Music Friday.

A very happy Rosh Hashanah to all of those celebrating, and the new year calls for some big new releases to top the charts. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this week:

ALTERNATIVE / ROCK
If you feel like rocking out to new music by a couple of hot bands, notable Alternative and Rock albums this week include Gossip (iTunes) by Sleeping With Sirens and Wonderful Wonderful (iTunes) by The Killers. The latter group recently hit #1 on the Triple A chart with the lead single from that set, “The Man”.

COUNTRY
They’ve both hit #1 on the Country radio chart, and now, they’ll be competing for the top of that album chart. Notable releases in the genre this week include Everybody (iTunes) by Chris Janson and On The Rocks (iTunes) by Midland. “Drinkin’ Problem” landed the latter trio their first #1 single just a few weeks ago.

HIP-HOP / RAP
It’s a big week for a number of rappers and plenty of hip-hop and R&B projects, with some of the notable titles including By Any Means 2 (iTunes) by Kevin Gates, All Things Work Together (iTunes) by Lecrae and Gemini (iTunes) by Macklemore. Only Lecrae has previously hit #1 on the Billboard 200, with the other two performers going as high as #2.

POP
Of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning this week’s top pop sets, and those notable ones include Double Dutchess (iTunes) by Fergie and Skin&Earth (iTunes) by Lights. The latter title features the track “Giants”, which is making its way up the top 30 at the Hot AC format.

More albums out this week: Circa Survive‘s The Amulet (iTunes), Haley Reinhart‘s What’s That Sound? (iTunes), Ledisi‘s Let Love Rule (iTunes), Van Morrison‘s Roll With The Punches (iTunes), My Little Pony: The Movie (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Harrison Storm‘s Change It All (iTunes), Kygo‘s Stargazing (iTunes), NAWAS‘s Trouble (iTunes), Starrah & Diplo‘s Starrah x Diplo (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Different Way”, DJ Snake featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Again”, Noah Cyrus featuring XXXTENTACION (iTunes)
“Beg”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“Champion”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Changes”, DeJ Loaf (iTunes)
“Don’t Tempt Me”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Generous”, Olivia Holt (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Hideaway”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Hillside Boys”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Hold On To Me”, Hurts (iTunes)
“Hollow”, Super Duper featuring Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“I Found God”, Mainland (iTunes)
“Into The Blue”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Russ (iTunes)
“Northern Lights”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“One Foot”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Phases”, ALMA & French Montana (iTunes)
“Royal Highness”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“See You”, Thriving Ivory (iTunes)
“Sexy Dirty Love”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Shy Love”, Sinclair (iTunes)
“Split Stones”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Starlight”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Truth Hurts”, Lizzo (iTunes)
“Week Without You”, Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“What’s Next”, Youngr (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 15, 2017

Fightin’ for the top.

Are you ready for another exciting week of new music? Rock bands lead the charge, but there’s plenty of pop and R&B in the mix as well. Here are the notable albums and singles out now:

FOO FIGHTERS – Concrete And Gold (iTunes)
Featuring “Run” and “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”, the former reaching #1 on the Active Rock survey, the new album from these rock giants should be in the running for #1 on next week’s Billboard 200. The group last debuted atop the album chart in 2011.

More albums out this week: Galantis‘s The Aviary (iTunes), Michael McDonald‘s Wide Open (iTunes), Musiq Soulchild‘s Feel The Real (iTunes), Prophets Of Rage‘s Prophets Of Rage (iTunes), Quinn XCII‘s The Story Of Us (iTunes), Ringo Starr‘s Give More Love (iTunes), Superfruit‘s Future Friends (iTunes), The Lone Bellow‘s Walk Into A Storm (iTunes), Wyclef Jean‘s Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee (iTunes), Yusuf/Cat Stevens‘s The Laughing Apple (iTunes), This Is Us (Music From The Series) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Cobi‘s Songs From The Ashes, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Alone”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Bones”, Kenzie Nimmo (iTunes)
“Build A Fire After Dark”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Color”, Carly Pearce (iTunes)
“Deadwood”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Dear World”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Do It”, Rae Morris (iTunes)
“Does It Feel Like Falling”, Alex Aiono featuring Trinidad Cardona (iTunes)
“Fall Into Me”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Find You”, Nick Jonas (iTunes)
“Firefly”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Heartline”, Craig David (iTunes)
“Hole In The Weather”, David Gray (iTunes)
“Homemade Dynamite (Remix)”, Lorde featuring Khalid, Post Malone and SZA (iTunes)
“Hurt Somebody”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Hurts Good”, R5 (iTunes)
“I Believe In Us”, LÉON (iTunes)
“If I Dare”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Imperfection”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“In My Way”, MUNA (iTunes)
“It Was A Very Good Year” and “Luck Be A Lady”, Seal (iTunes)
“Kaleidoscope”, Donkeyboy (iTunes)
“Madeline”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Misbehaving”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Momma’s Prayers”, JP Cooper featuring Stormzy (iTunes)
“Nostalgia”, NAO (iTunes)
“Nothing”, The Rasmus (iTunes)
“Opalite”, Martin Luke Brown (iTunes)
“Party Animal”, Charly Black & Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Radio”, Mohombi (iTunes)
“Rainbow”, Sia (iTunes)
“Raincheck”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Ride The Wave”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“rockstar”, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Saint (Tigertown Remix)”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“She Don’t Know Me (Wookie Remix)”, Mullally (iTunes)
“So Much More Than This”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Some Kind Of Love”, The Killers (iTunes)
“STFU & Hold Me (Acoustic)”, Liz Huett (iTunes)
“Temptation”, Leo Kalyan (iTunes)
“The Gate”, Björk (iTunes)
“The Last Of The Real Ones”, Fall Out Boy (iTunes)
“The Spectre”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
“Think About That”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Too Much To Ask”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“We Got Something They Don’t”, Shania Twain (iTunes)
“You’re The Best Thing About Me (Kygo Remix)”, U2 (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Chris Janson, Fergie, Macklemore, The Killers and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 8, 2017

Rhett’s a good bet.

Keep it country with this week’s batch of hot new releases, featuring several hitmakers from the genre, both old and new. There’s plenty more from outside of that world, so check out this week’s notable albums and singles:

THOMAS RHETT – Life Changes (iTunes)
Rhett’s star continues to rise in the Country world, with a number of chart-topping singles to his credit since 2013. His new set is already off to a good start, containing the Maren Morris-assisted “Craving You” (a #1 single at Country radio) and his latest hit at the format, “Unforgettable”, which is just below the top ten. It could very well be next week’s highest new entry.

JACK JOHNSON – All The Light Above It Too (iTunes)
Johnson is back and riding a wave into the top ten at the Triple A format with “My Mind Is For Sale”, and his latest studio album is also for sale (and streaming) at your favorite digital platform. Johnson’s last four studio releases, including one soundtrack, all went to #1 on the Billboard 200. We’ll see if this makes it five.

DUSTIN LYNCH – Current Mood (iTunes)
Lynch just scored his latest #1 at the Country format with “Small Town Boy”, with previous single “Seein’ Red” topping the list in February. Both songs are featured on this set, which should be one of the top new entries on both the overall and country charts.

More albums out this week: Gregg Allman‘s Southern Blood (iTunes), Hanson‘s Middle Of Nowhere – The Greatest Hits (iTunes), Kip Moore‘s Slowheart (iTunes), Leikeli47‘s Wash & Set (iTunes), Odesza‘s A Moment Apart (iTunes), The National‘s Sleep Well Beast (iTunes), Toby Keith‘s The Bus Songs (iTunes), Tori Amos‘s Native Invader (iTunes), Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TOMI‘s Used To (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“2U (Seeb Remix)”, David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Another Shot”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Be Real”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Bringing It Home” and “Lookin’ Up”, Barenaked Ladies (iTunes)
“Come Together”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Craving”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Dusk Till Dawn”, ZAYN featuring Sia (iTunes)
“Echoes”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Everyday”, The Americanos featuring D.R.A.M & Kyle (iTunes)
“Fantasy”, George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Flowers”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Go To Work”, Nadine (iTunes)
“Holding Your Tongue”, Terror Jr. (iTunes)
“Hurry Up!”, Superfruit (iTunes)
“I Believe I’m Fine”, Robin Schulz & Hugel (iTunes)
“I’ll Name The Dogs”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Let Me Go”, Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt (iTunes)
“Love”, iLoveMakonnen featuring Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“Love So Soft” and “Move You”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Mattress (Valley Girl Remix)”, Leland featuring Allie X (iTunes)
“Miles (Acoustic)”, Phillip Phillips (iTunes)
“More More More”, Dagny (iTunes)
“More Than You Know (Acoustic)”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Never Going Back”, The Score (iTunes)
“Out Of My Head”, Loote (iTunes)
“Red Bow”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Rocket”, Miriam Bryant featuring NEIKED (iTunes)
“Say It To My Face”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Selfish Love (Acoustic)”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Swerve”, Starrah & Diplo (iTunes)
“The Line”, Foo Fighters (iTunes)
“Too Good At Goodbyes”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Beck (iTunes)
“What Good Is Love”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“You’re The Best Thing About Me”, U2 (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from the Foo Fighters, Galantis and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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