We might be nearing the end of August, but some of the best album releases of the month have been left to last. If you are looking to add some new tunes to your playlist for your next Penny boarding session, look no further. We have rounded up the best album releases of August just for you. Happy listening.
1. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
Carly returns with her sophomore album, Emotion. A bright and fizzy compilation sporting some serious 80’s pop vibes, Emotion is a soundtrack for summer cruise sessions. Filled with sparkling synth sounds, it features collaborations with SIA and Vampire Weekend, delivering arguably the best pure pop album of the year.
2. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Set to drop August 25, Beauty Behind the Madness is the highly anticipated album from Abel Tesfaya, aka The Weeknd. Known for his dark electro sound, The Weeknd has been taking us on a journey with his summer smash hits, Can’t Feel My Face and the R’n’B influenced electro ballad, The Hills.
3. Foals – What Went Down
Most bands mellow with time, but British indie rock outfit Foals are just getting bigger and more stadium worthy. Their fourth studio album, What Went Down, is set to drop on August 28, but the two tracks we have heard so far – A Knife In The Ocean and the title track, What Went Down confirm the Oxford Quintet will be dropping a more mature and darker sound. These are the perfect tracks to get you pumped up when you’re cruising to school.
4. Jordin Sparks – Right Here Right Now
Jordin is back, with a more urban vibe than the pop ballads we’ve come to expect from the singer. Delivering the perfect album to pull your “sassy face” to, Right Here Right Now is the soundtrack for weekend cruise sessions with the gals.
5. Beach House – Depression Cherry
The masters of chilled out indie pop are back with their fifth album, Depression Cherry. Their albums might be the ideal sound track to daydream to, but Beach House are certainly clear minded about the direction their music is taking. This is an album for chilled out carving sessions.