September is traditionally a ripe month for fantastic new albums, and 2013 isn’t going to let us down. Starting with The Weeknd – ‘Kiss Land’ (September 10). The Weeknd’s already given his fans the opportunity to stream his latest album ‘Kiss Land’ online. It gets a proper release later this month, before a big UK tour later this year.
The self-titled third album from wizardy rockers MGMT will be coming out on September 17. The duo have described it as “less distraught, nervous and paranoid” than their last album ‘Congratulations’.
Janelle Monae’s new album ‘The Electric Lady’ hits shelves on September 10. Prince, Miguel, and Erykah Badu are just some of the names featured on it. An outrageous cast of collaborators, and some seriously cool artwork.
Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ (September 9). Simply one of the most anticipated new albums of the year. The Sheffield rockers are on the cover of this weeks NME magazine talking through the final chapter of its creation – check it out.
Drake’s new one ‘Nothing Was The Same’ is slated for a September 24 release (he hopes). According to a fresh interview the Canadian rapper has done he’s currently sleeping in the studio in an attempt to get it finished on time. Alongside vocals from his father, Dennis Graham, Jay Z and Lil Wayne will also appear on the record.
Off the back of their appearances at Reading and Leeds festival Nine Inch Nail release their new album ‘Hesitation Marks’ on September 3. The follow up to ‘The Slip’ documents frontman Trent Reznor’s process of recovery after his struggle with depression.
‘Rewind The Film’ will be the 11th offering from the Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers (September 16). Taking a more acoustic approach, the album features guest vocals from Lucy Rose and Richard Hawley. Single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ will tee it up on September 9.
Haim bossed the UK’s summer festivals – everywhere from Glastonbury to T In The Park. Now it’s time to unleash their debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ (30 September). It promises to be a hook-filled pop gem.
Singles ‘Sonsick’ and ‘Daedalus’ promise only good things from American artist San Fermin’s upcoming album. ‘San Fermin’ is released on September 17. Still, not entirely sure what he’s doing here.
Out next week… Four years after their first single, post-industrial trio Factory Floor’s debut album has, according to the critics, been worth the wait.
Babyshambles’ album ‘Sequel To The Prequel’ (3 September) is here six years after their last album. Recently frontman Peter Doherty told NME, “Babyshambles aren’t back – this band has always been here.”
Now, Willis Earl Beal is no doubt an interesting character but his debut album lacked a certain something. He returns with ‘Nobody Knows’ on 9 September, and it’s a distinctly more evolved offering. It features guest vocals from Cat Power, and a track sampling Lana Del Ray’s ‘Black Beauty’.
Holy Ghost!, ‘Dynamics’ (September 17). The Brooklyn duo have released a series of teasers for their new album on Soundcloud, as well as outtake ‘Teenagers In Heat’.
The Naked And Famous enjoyed a terrific reception to their first album, picking up NME’s Phillip Hall Radar award amongst other honours. They follow it up with ‘In Rolling Waves’ on September 16.
Four singles have already been released from Chrvches debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’. ‘Lies’, ‘The Mother We Share’, ‘Recover’ and ‘Gun’ have already been lapped up. The Glasgow band released ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ on September 23.
‘Vapor City’ is the first of a four-album recording contract that Machinedrum (aka Travis Stewart) has signed with label Ninja Tune. It’s out at the end of the month.
Sub Focus, ‘Torus’, September 23. The album features Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke. He kicks off a massive UK tour in October.
Neko Case’s ‘The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You’ comes out on September 3. Not just a tongue-twisting title but a wonderful album.
The first release from Yuck – now minus frontman Daniel Blumberg – arrives on September 30. With Max Bloom now fronting the band, their second album will be out at the end of the month.
Justin Timberlake doesn’t waste any time. Hot on the heels of March’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’, the second part of that album will be released on September 30. The singer was recently reunited with his boyband bandmate N*Sync at the VMA’s.