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Libran or Scorpio friends?…my pick of the 6 best album release gifts for October

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Florence + the Machine return with their second studio album, ‘Ceremonials‘ on October 31st, 2011 in the UK, November 1st, 2011 in the US. The album was produced by Paul Epworth, who has claimed that there is not one weak track; if first single, ‘Shake It Out‘ is any marker of judgement, then I would be inclined to believe him.


Lisa Hannigan returns with her second studio album ‘Passenger‘ on October 10th, 2011 in the UK, September 20th, 2011 in the US and Canada. The first single to be released from the record will be ‘A Sail.’ I have been waiting for this album for almost two years and from what I hear so far, my wait has not been in vain.


Coldplay release their fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto‘ on October 24th, 2011 in the UK and October 25th, 2011 in the US. ‘Paradise‘ will be the second single to be released from the album, hoping to follow the success of its predecessor, ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.’ The album is said to be based on “a love story with a happy ending‘” (Chris Martin); my favourite Coldplay track will always remain; ‘Fix You‘, perhaps that says more about my romantic history than any concept album could!


Feist returns with her fourth studio album, ‘Metals‘ on October 3rd, 2011 in the UK and October 4th, 2011 in the US and Canada. The first single to be released from the album will be ‘How Come You Never Go There.’ Short snippets of album tracks can be found on Feist’s official website ( An instrumentally colourful and fervent indie-folk affair; the new single heightens anticipation for the new album offering from the sometime member of Broken Social Scene.


Kelly Clarkson releases her fifth studio album, ‘Stronger‘ on October 24th, 2011 in the UK/US and the first single to be released from the record will be, ‘Mr Know It All.’ Clarkson does break-up themed songs like nobody else (‘Since U Been Gone‘, ‘Walk Away‘) but this is a little bit different to the norm. The track focuses more on Clarkson’s powerful and raw vocals and features much less technical wizardry, which clearly was never needed in the case of the American Idol Season One victor. I love this track and am yet to see Clarkson perform live in the UK, perhaps a tour will follow the release of the new record. Here’s hoping.


Veronica Falls release their self titled debut album on October 17th, 2011 in the UK. Currently touring the US with The Drums;  the indie-pop four-piece from London have been making waves Stateside and online with their tracks ‘Beachy Head‘ and ‘Bad Feeling.’ I don’t expect that it will be long before we see these guys on Jools and the like. My favourite track from the album would be ‘Come On Over.’ Hope you enjoy!


shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

September 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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