Today’s new releases: Mark Ronson, Fall Out Boy, Enter Shikari and more

Plus; new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Marilyn Manson and Belle and Sebastian

Mark Ronson, Fall Out Boy and Sleater-Kinney lead this week’s new releases.

Ronson follows the huge success of new single ‘Uptown Funk’ with his fourth solo album. Guests on the album include Stevie Wonder, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala and Bruno Mars on the aforementioned Number One hit. Read NME’s 7/10 review of the record now.

Ronson worked with award-winning author Michael Chabon on the lyrics on the album, which is the follow up to his 2010 release ‘Record Collection’. As reported, Ronson’s soundtrack to new Johnny Depp film Mortdecai is released on the same day and features Miles Kane on the opening track.

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Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy release their latest album ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ today. The album is Fall Out Boy’s follow up to 2013’s comeback album ‘Save Rock and Roll’, which was their first LP in five years.

Fall Out Boy released a string of singles from the album, including ‘Centuries’, ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’, ‘Irresistible’ and ‘Uma Thurman’. The band appeared on Fearne Cotton’s show on Radio 1 earlier last week, during which they performed a cover of Mark Ronson’s Number One single ‘Uptown Funk’.

Enter Shikari‘s ‘The Mindsweep’ was recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring with producer Dan Weller, who also worked on the group’s last record, 2012’s ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’. Read NME’s 7/10 review of the record now.

The tracklisting for ‘The Mindsweep’ is:

‘The Appeal & The Mindsweep I’
‘The One True Colour’
‘Anaesthetist’
‘The Last Garrison’
‘Never Let Go Of The Microscope’
‘Myopia’
‘Torn Apart’
‘Interlude’
‘The Bank Of England’
‘There’s A Price On Your Head
‘Dear Future Historians…’
‘The Appeal & The Mindsweep II’

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Sleater-Kinney return with ‘No Cities To Love’, their first album in a decade. The band recently recruited stars including Gerard Way and comedian Sarah Silverman for a video for the album’s title track. Read NME’s glowing 9/10 review of the record now.

There are also new records from Aqualung, Belle and Sebastian, The Decemberists, Funeral For A Friend and Marilyn Manson while Menace Beach and Viet Cong both release eagerly anticipated debuts.

This week’s new album and EP releases:


Alex Calder – ‘Strange Dreams’
Amen Dunes – ‘Cowboy Worship’ [EP]
Aqualung – ’10 Futures’
BC Camplight – ‘How To Die In The North’
Belle And Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’
Boxed In – ‘Boxed In’
The Decemberists – ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’
Enter Shikari – ‘The Mindsweep’
Fall Out Boy – ‘American Beauty / American Psycho’
Funeral For A Friend – ‘Chapter And Verse’
Hanni El Khatib – ‘Moonlight’
Joey Bada$$ – ‘B4.DA.$$’
Marilyn Manson – ‘The Pale Emperor’
Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Special’
Meat Wave – ‘Brother’ EP
Menace Beach – ‘Ratworld’
Mikky Ekko – ‘Time’
Petite Noir – ‘The King Of Anxiety [EP]
Sleater-Kinney – ‘No Cities to Love’
Viet Cong – ‘Viet Cong’

Find definitive NME album reviews here.