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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 17, 2017

Get your Life.

The musical madness of March continues, and you can expect some notable jump shots and layups this week. Who’s got the sound of a slam dunk success? Enough alliteration, Adam, let’s check out all the action right here:

DRAKE – More Life (iTunes) – release date: 3/18 (Saturday)
What exactly is this? An album? A mixtape? A playlist? Whatever it is, it’s going to debut at #1. Of course, you’ll have to wait an extra day to actually listen to it. The biggest song from it thus far is “Fake Love”, which recently topped the Rhythmic and Urban charts. (A CHR/Top 40 run maxed out in the top 20.) Will it be able to pass Ed Sheeran‘s recent bow to become the biggest of 2017 so far? It certainly has the potential, given all the hype surrounding the release. Stay tuned.

DEPECHE MODE – Spirit (iTunes)
It’s hard to believe that these guys have been releasing albums since 1981, but this is the English group’s 14th full-length set. It might become their eighth top ten album in a row, a chain that started with 1990’s Violator. Lead single “Where’s The Revolution” is in the top 40 on Alternative radio. Considering the amount of older acts with new material that the format won’t play anymore, that’s very cool.

RICK ROSS – Rather You Than Me (iTunes)
Five out of Ross’s first six studio albums reached #1 on the Billboard 200, a very impressive feat at the time. His opening frames are still fairly solid, but he probably won’t be in the running for the top spot this time around. Single “I Think She Like Me” is just below the top 20 at Urban radio. Look for this set in the top ten.

MILKY CHANCE – Blossom (iTunes)
The German duo’s second album features the single “Cocoon”, which recently made the top 20 on the Alternative chart. Hey, it’s not “Stolen Dance”, but then again, what is? If their last set could reach the top 20, we’re expecting this one somewhere in the top 40.

More albums out this week: 2Cellos‘s Score (iTunes), Conor Oberst‘s Salutations (iTunes), Frances‘s Things I’ve Never Said (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Climate Change (iTunes), SoMo‘s The Answers (iTunes), Spoon‘s Hot Thoughts (iTunes), Zara Larsson‘s So Good (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TBA

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“1 Night”, Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX (iTunes)
“A Long And Happy Life”, Delta Rae (iTunes)
“Anything’s Possible”, Lea Michele (iTunes)
“At My Best”, Machine Gun Kelly featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Battle Symphony”, Linkin Park (iTunes)
“Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea”, MISSIO (iTunes)
“Can’t Bring This Down”, Bridgit Mendler & Pell (iTunes)
“Chained To The Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)”, Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Coldhearted”, Bryce Fox (iTunes)
“Dennis Rodman”, Mansionz featuring Dennis Rodman (iTunes)
“Feeling Pretty Good”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Feels Like Summer”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Flame”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Good Life”, G-Eazy & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Kinda Complicated”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Sody (iTunes)
“Like I Did (Acoustic)”, Shane Harper (iTunes)
“Mama Say”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Man On The Moon”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Million Reasons (Andrelli Remix)”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)
“Pleasure”, Feist (iTunes)
“Solid Gold”, Tom Chaplin & JONES (iTunes)
“Superpowers”, SAARA (iTunes)
“Symphony”, Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Weekends”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“You”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from James Blunt, RaeLynnTrey Songz and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 4, 2015

Will their Dreams come true?

Will their Dreams come true?

This week’s New Music Friday is Full of notable releases for the first week of December. After all, it is the heart of Q4 and there’s a need for new music before Christmas. Here’s a look at this week’s top new albums and singles:

  • COLDPLAY — A Head Full Of Dreams (iTunes)
    • It’s looking like Adele will likely grab a third week at #1 with 25, which means a second-place finish for this group is a sad end to their streak of four chart-topping studio albums in a row. That being said, I think they’re doing just fine. It is led by “Adventure Of A Lifetime”, the current #2 song on AAA radio and a top ten on the Alternative chart. Will the bevy of featured artists and poppier sound give this era some longevity? Stay tuned.
  • TROYE SIVAN — Blue Neighbourhood (iTunes)
    • Sivan has built up a huge following on YouTube in the past several years, and his two major-label EPs both peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 about a year apart. Despite this, he’s had no major radio play here, and that could ultimately shift some units. We’ll see what happens when “Youth” is sent to pop radio in January. Look for this in the top five.
  • RICK ROSS — Black Market (iTunes)
    • Thus far, five out of Ross’s seven studio albums have debuted at #1 on the album chart, which is a pretty solid batting average. This one is going to miss, but it’ll definitely keep his top ten streak alive at eight. “Sorry” is the current radio single from it, a current top 20 hit (and climbing) at Urban radio, and it features Chris Brown.
  • G-EAZY — When It’s Dark Out (iTunes)
    • The 26-year-old hip hop artist from Oakland is out with his second major-label album today, which features the song “Me, Myself & I”, a collaboration with Beba Rexha. It’s approaching the top 30 at Rhythmic radio. Look for it in the top ten, but it’ll likely have a lower entry than the #3 debut of his last effort.
  • More albums out this week: Babyface‘s Return Of The Tender Lover (iTunes), Bette Midler‘s A Gift Of Love (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (iTunes), Curren$y‘s Canal Street Confidential (iTunes), Fleetwood Mac‘s Tusk (Deluxe Reissue) (iTunes), Jeremih‘s Late Nights (iTunes), Kid Cudi‘s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (iTunes), Pimp C‘s Long Live The Pimp (iTunes), The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 4, Volume 1 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: FERN‘s 68 And Douglas (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s This Christmas (iTunes), Mainland‘s Outcast (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Ain’t Too Cool”, LunchMoney Lewis (iTunes)
  • “FloiDada”, Animal Collective (iTunes)
  • “Genghis Khan”, Miike Snow (iTunes)
  • “Livin’ The Dream”, Drake White (iTunes)
  • “My D**k”, 3OH!3 (iTunes)
  • “New York City”, The Knocks featuring Cam’Ron (iTunes)
  • “One And Only”, Royal Tongues (iTunes)
  • “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland”, Straight No Chaser (iTunes)
  • “Seasick Dream”, Jack Johnson (iTunes)
  • “Start A Riot”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “Stay”, Kygo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
  • “Steady”, Chrisette Michele (iTunes)
  • “Too Late To Say Goodbye”, Cage The Elephant (iTunes)

Next week, we’ll have an update with new albums from August Alsina, CamR. Kelly and more. See you then!

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 3)

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“Happy” to be back.

Thanks to a dashing Despicable fellow, most of this week’s releases are out a day early! (NOTE: some releases may still not be out until Tuesday dependent on record label availability/iTunes response time.) Here’s what you need to know about on the schedule for the week of March 3:

  • Clap along if you feel like this one’s going to grab some big sales next week. Pharrell Williams‘s G I R L (iTunes) is his first album since 2006 and features “Happy”, which is all over the radio and also received a nomination for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. The only thing that could thwart his plan is the ever-present Frozen, which won in the same category for Idina Menzel‘s “Let It Go”. Expect that these two releases will be the top two albums in the country next week, with the order TBD.
  • If you’re feeling might Country this week and want to wrangle some (w)releases, check out the new albums from David Nail, titled I’m A Fire (iTunes), and the Eli Young Band with 10,000 Towns (iTunes). Both acts have hit #1 on the Country chart with the leadoff singles (“Whatever She’s Got” and “Drunk Last Night”, respectively) from each of the releases.
  • Originally from Boston and now based in Brooklyn, twangy pop-rockers American Authors are in stores with their first full-length album, Oh, What A Life. It features the single “Best Day Of My Life”, which you’ve been hearing in the movies and on TV since the fall. (iTunes) (My review of Oh, What A Life)
  • Rapper Rick Ross is out with his sixth studio album, Mastermind. The current radio single from it, climbing up at Urban radio, is “The Devil Is A Lie”, which features Jay Z. (iTunes)
  • Glee‘s golden girl Lea Michele packs some pop on her debut solo effort, Louder. The first single from it is “Cannonball”, which hasn’t exactly been making waves on the radio. Alas, the Gleeks will be out for this one. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Ashanti‘s BraveHeart (iTunes), Bob Dylan‘s deluxe re-issue of 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (iTunes), Chris Wallace‘s re-release of Push Rewind (iTunes), Drive-By Truckers‘s English Oceans (iTunes), Fuel‘s Puppet Strings (iTunes) and Ghost Beach‘s Blonde (iTunes).

New digital-only EPs and singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Magic”, a new single from Coldplay. (iTunes)
  • “Raging Fire”, a new single from former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. (iTunes)
  • Somebody’s Party (EP), a six-song effort from Erik Hassle. (iTunes)

Next week, Aloe Blacc and the crew from Young Money have the biggest albums hitting stores; will either go to #1? A preview is coming in seven!

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