Happy New Year 2014 – New Albums & Releases ♫ CDs+LPs becomes ad-free!

New Albums & Releases ♫ CDs+LPs wishes you a happy and prosperous new year 2014!

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2013 has been a successful year for this site in every year: never before did so many readers visit New Albums & Releases ♫ CDs+LPs as in 2013!

The new year has just been started, but there is already good news for you: New Albums & Releases ♫ CDs+LPs will be free of ads and promotion in 2014! That means that you will neither be disturbed by big banners nor promotion links any more – you can decide for yourself where to shop your favourite albums! ;)

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Best of 2013: Top 10 songs

The second part of 2013’s résumé deals with the top songs being releases this year. Below you can find a subjective selection and ranking of ten tracks being released in 2013 – limited to one song per band.

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Johnny Marr
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01 Johnny Marr – New Town Velocity
02 Temples – Mesmerize
03 Grohl, Homme, Reznor – Mantra

04 Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
05 Dream Theater – The Looking Glass

06 David Bowie – The Next Day
07 Jake Bugg – What Doesn’t Kill You?
08 The Virgins – What Good Is Moonlight
09 White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again
10 ME The Band – Their Song

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Best of 2013: Top 50 albums

2013 is coming to and end – time to look back on a year full of great releases. Which albums have been really important this year? Below you can find a subjective selection and ranking of the best 50 albums in 2013 – according to New Albums & Releases.

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David Bowie: new album “The next day” came out in March 2013
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01 David Bowie – The Next Day
02 Dream Theater – (self-titled)
03 Editors – The Weight Of Your Love

04 Arctic Monkeys – AM
05 Dave Grohl – Sound City: Real To Reel (OST)

06 Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
07 Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
08 Jake Bugg – Shangri La
09 Sigur Ros – Kveikur
10 Atoms For Peace – Amok

11 Johnny Marr – The Messenger
12 White Lies – Big TV
13 Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
14 How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
15 My Bloody Valentine – MBV
16 The Virgins – Strike Gently
17 Sulk – Graceless
18 The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
19 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
20 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spectre At The Feast

21 Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
22 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
23 Eels – Wonderful, Glorious
24 In The Valley Below – Belt
25 Toy – Join The Dots
26 Savages – Silence Yourself
27 Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull
28 ME The Band – Even The Odd Oned Out
29 Midlake – Antiphon
30 Travis – Where You Stand

31 Darkside – Psychic
32 Fates Warning – Darkness In A Different Light
33 Foals – Holy Fire
34 Exit Calm – The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be
35 Blackfield – IV
36 Placebo – Loud Like Love
37 Ocean Colour Scene – Painting
38 Babyshambles – Sequel To The Prequel
39 Peace – In Love
40 Arcade Fire – Reflektor

41 Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
42 Suede – Bloodsports
43 The Flaming Lips – The Terror
44 Capital Cities – In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
45 Delphic – Collections
46 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
47 Slut – Alienation
48 Shout Out Louds – Optica
49 Beady Eye – BE
50 Chelsea Light Moving – (self-titled)

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Morning Parade: New song “Shake the Cage” on SoundCloud and as free download!

More news from Morning Parade! The alternative rockers from Essex have released a new track from their forthcoming EP “Alienation” – it’s called “Shake the Cage”!

Morning Parade
Morning Parade
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The new track is available here via SoundCloud.

Furthermore, you can download “Shake the Cage” here on the official band homepage for free!

The track seems to be more “down to earth” than most tracks of their space and electro influenced debut album, sounding more like an American rock tune. However, you will recognize the typical sound of the band. Will this be the sound of the new EP and of the new album, or is this the grounded start of a new space trip? We will see…

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Temples: Debut album “Sun Structures” out in February 2014!

The Temples have finally announced their much anticipated debut album! It will be titled “Sun Structures” and be released on Monday, February 10th in 2014. It will include all of the single A sides released so far, none of the b-sides and nine new songs.

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The new album will not only be the debut album of Temples, but also the 100th record released by “Heavenly Recording”. You can already preorder “Sun Structures” directly via the label here on LP, CD and MP3 – and, by the way, the first 200 vinyl copies will be signed by the band members themselves!

The tracklisting of “Sun Structures” – including the well-known “Shelter Song”, “Colours To Life” and “Keep In The Dark” – is as follows:

01 Shelter Song
02 Sun Structures
03 The Golden Throne
04 Keep In The Dark
05 Mesmerise
06 Move With The Season
07 Colours To Life
08 A Question Isn’t Answered
09 The Guesser
10 Test Of Time
11 Sand Dance
12 Fragment’s Light

The song #3 “Mesmerise” will also be single #4 being released on January 13th.

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Morning Parade: New EP “Alienation” on 10.12.2013, new album in March 2014

Morning are going to release a new EP this year! The mini album will be titled “Alienation” and come out in December 10th, 2013. The new album will be out in March 2014.

Morning Parade
Morning Parade
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These are amazing news but no surprise, as the band has already preannounced the announcement of new material last friday via facebook:

NEW MUSIC AND NEWS ON ALBUM 2 ON MONDAY!! (Posting source)

Morning Parade’s debut album came out in early 2012. The following single release of “Headlights” has become their most successful track, peaking at chart position 16 in the USA.

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Morning Parade: News & music of 2nd album (out 2014)!

A new Morning Parade album in 2014? That rumour seems to become true – the band has announced to publish details about their second full-length record on next Monday, November 18th!

Morning Parade
Morning Parade
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Furthermore it seems to very likely that Morning Parade will also provide their fans with a first download single release.

That’s what the band has posted via facebook yesterday:

NEW MUSIC AND NEWS ON ALBUM 2 ON MONDAY!! (Posting source)

Their first, self-titled album came out in early 2012, following the releases of three singles “Under The Stars”, “A&E” and “Us And Ourselves” which had already been out in 2010 and 2011. Their fourth single “Headlights” has become their most successful track yet, peaking at chart position 16 in the USA.

Can we expect single #5 to be out on Monday? We hope so! :)

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U2: New U2-Album out in April 2014!

U2’s new album will be out in April 2014! The release of the new record via CD, Vinyl and download is finally almost confirmed. According to the band, it should mark a return to U2’s old sound.

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U2 live on stage
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The new album, which is still unnamed but may be titled “Songs of Ascent”, will be out in spring 2014, most likely on some day in April. Release details of the album will be announced at the Superbowl in February.

The record will be produced by Danger Mouse who is known to give a very modern alternative sound to records. However, the band members have announced to release a record that will include tracks that are written and recorded in a very old-school style.

The new album will be the first U2 record since the release of “No line on the horizon” which had been released four years ago. Their latest song that had been released was the track “Ordinary love” which had been part of the soundtrack of the Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”. It is not yet confirmed if that track will also be part of the new album’s track listing, too.

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Transatlantic: New album “Kaleidoscope” in January 2014

The progressive rock supergroup Transatlantic is going to return with a new album next year! The new record is named “Kaleidoscope” and due for release in January 2014.

Transatlantic live 2010
Transatlantic live 2010
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Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion) have come together to record their fourth album, still in their original lineup.

Following “SMPTe”, “Bridge Across Forever” and “The Whirlwind”, the tracklisting of “Kaleidoscope” will as usual contain only a few, but very long tracks which are named as follows:

1. Into The Blue
2. Shine
3. Black As The Sky
4. Beyond The Sun
5. Kaleidoscope

You can notice that the tracks titles seem to be semantically quite closely connected, as they all refer to the blue sky and the shining sun. Maybe these are hints that we will get a huge concept album, being hardly split into only a few tracks?

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The Notwist: New album in 2014

The break is over – 2014 will bring us a new album of The Notwist. The German Alternative Pop band is going to give us their first release after almost six years.


Martin Gretschmann (The Notwist)
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The last album of The Notwist, “The Devil, You + Me”, has been released in 2008, just before the band members started to work on solo projects and side collaborations. During those years news about the band became rare, but now the wait for another release is over.

The band will not only come back with a new album, the musicians from Weilheim in South Bavaria will also play their new tracks on an European tour, including seven gigs in Germany.

Currently neither the title and track listing nor the precise release date of the new album have been published yet, but more news are sure to come during the next months!

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