Songs of September – new music releases

September has not only brought us a lot of rain- but it has also rained down new music releases on us.  It’s been a rather exciting month for the ears of the nation, with the highly anticipated second studio album from The XX and mega-star Pink releasing her sixth album.

Here’s the low down on some of the hottest albums out right now:

 

 

 

Pink, The Truth About Love, HMV, £13.00
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It seems like years ago I was dancing round my bedroom to ‘Get this party started’ by Pink. Since then she’s gone on to release five successful chart albums. Now Pink is back with her sixth, which true to her style is bold and go-getting.

Here’s what Pink has to say on the album:

“The Truth About Love is one of my favourite songs on the record, but I realised it also sums up my whole adventure in this lifetime. I used to be really motivated to do really dangerous and stupid things for love, and I was really fearful of love.”

Mumford & Sons, Babel, Play.com, £8.99
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These folk-rock stars have just released the follow-up to their debut album Sign No More, ‘Babel’.  I’ve already had a listen to the album and they’ve stuck to their signature style – expect huge choruses, wailing vocals and a whole lot of banjo. It’s a great listen.

Jake Cohen says: ‘Their message hasn’t changed much (despite a few attempted alterations), contained as ever in high energy, life-affirming songs.’

The XX, Coexist, £7.99, iTunes
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OK, so I may be biased with this because The XX are one of my favourite bands. I love the  minimalism of their music coupled with beautifully written lyrics- easy listening at its finest.

Although my friend describes it as: Coexist makes me want to sleep and then never listen to it again. I’m pretty sure they just recorded someone breathing heavily and added some instrumentals.’