Music News: Full album release schedule for May

All you need to know for May.
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It is almost summer, music fans! That means it is time to get your playlist ready for riding in your boat or sitting on the beach. Maybe you just have to go to work every day and need new tracks for your daily trip.

May should be a fun month for new music. There are releases that should make fans happy of all genres. Billie Eilish might be the pop standout, but not the only one. Dua Lipa has a new record set to drop as well.

In order to set aside the money you will need to add albums to your collection, we at Audio Phix have a calendar for you. May 17 is going to be insane. But there is a new album each week - at least one - that you might want to purchase.

Full album release schedule for May

May 3

Camera Obscura - Look To The East, Look To The West
Charlotte Day Wilson - Cyan Blue
Dua Lipa - Radical Optimism
Hana Vu - Romanticism
Ibibio Sound Machine - Pull The Rope
Jessica Pratt - Here In The Pitch
John Carpenter - Lost Themes IV: Noir
Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement
Mdou Moctar - Funeral For Justice
P.O.D. - Veritas
Sia - Reasonable Woman
The Lemon Twigs - A Dream Is All We Know

The highlight of this week for most is probably the Dua Lipa album. P.O.D. might give her a run for most sales for a new album this week, but that seems like a stretch. The Lemon Twigs, a rock band from Long Island, New York, might be the way to go for rock fans, though.

May 10

A.G. Cook - Britpop
Arab Strap - I’m totally fine with it don’t give a (expletive) anymore
Dehd - Poetry
Hot Water Music - Vows
How to Dress Well - I Am Toward You
Jordan Rakei - The Loop
Keeley Forsyth - The Hollow
Kings of Leon - Can We Please Have Fun
Sebastian Bach - Child Within The Man

The week before the chaos of May 17 features Kings of Leon's new record. There have been three songs released so far from the album with "Mustang" being the standout. It is likely another solid, if not ground-breaking, record, which is perfectly fine for mid-May.

May 17

Ani DiFranco - Unprecedented Sh!t
Arkells - Disco Loadout
Beth Gibbons - Lives Outgrown
Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard And Soft
Bright Light Bright Light - Enjoy Youth
Cage the Elephant - Neon Pill
Crumb - AMAMA
GIRLI - Matriarchy
Guster - Ooh La La
Kate Hudson - Glorious
New Kids on the Block - Still Kids
Of Montreal - Lady On The Cusp
Shellac - To All Trains
Slash - Orgy Of The Damned
The Avett Brothers - The Avett Brothers

This is the week that might set you up for the rest of summer. There will be a new Billie Eilish record but no singles beforehand. This means everyone will get to hear the entire album at once. Fun. It will be interesting to see who wins the week; Eilish or NKOTB.

The Of Montreal record should not be missed, however. Based on the first two tracks released from the record, "Rude Girl on Rotation" and "Yung Hearts Bleed Free," the record will be as eclectic as one would hope for in a new Kevin Barnes album. Perfection.

May 24

Bess Atwell - Light Sleeper
DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water
Kim Richey - Every New Beginning
La Luz - News Of The Universe
Lenny Kravitz - Blue Electric Light
Old Man Luedecke - She Told Me Where To Go
RM - Right Place, Wrong Person
Twenty One Pilots - Clancy
Wallows - Model

If you saw Depeche Mode live last year you likely also saw DIIV. They will never be overly popular likely because they are too amazing. This will be a must-own album for music lovers.

Lenny Kravitz's album should be interesting as almost all of his are. Twenty One Pilots will probably produce fine songs for the false emo set.

May 31

Bat for Lashes - The Dream Of Delphi
Ben Platt - Honeymind
Crowded House - Gravity Stairs
Idaho - Lapse
Keaton Henson - Somnambulant Cycles
Maya Hawke - Chaos Angel
Richard Hawley - In This City They Call You Love
Sam Jr. - Inner Shadow
Unessential Oils - Unessential Oils

This may be the strangest week of the month and that is a good thing. Maya Hawke with a new album? Interesting. And something from Crowded House? Goodness. Sounds fun.

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