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All The New Albums Coming Out In May 2022

Keeping track of all the new albums coming out in a given month is a big job, but we’re up for it: Below is a comprehensive list of the major releases you can look forward to in May. If you’re not trying to potentially miss out on anything, it might be a good idea to keep reading.

Friday, May 6

  • !!! — Let It Be Blue (Warp)
  • Aaron Raitiere — Wide Dreamer (Dinner Time Rec)
  • Alison Wonderland — Loner (EMI Music Australia)
  • Alune Wade — Sultan (Enja Records)
  • The Americans — Stand True (Loose Music)
  • Anna Calvi — Tommy EP (Domino Recordings)
  • Arcade Fire — We (Columbia)
  • Astor Piazzolla — Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings (Nonesuch)
  • Aundrey Guillaume. — Energy EP (Secretly Canadian)
  • Awolnation — My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers, And Me (Better Noise Music)
  • Bad Planning — Et Fortes (Jump Start Records)
  • Belle And Sebastian — A Bit Of Previous (Matador Records)
  • Bill Fay — Still Some Light: Part 2 (Dead Oceans)
  • The Black Crowes — 1972 EP (Amazon Music)
  • Bottler — Journey Work (InFiné)
  • Brennen Leigh — Obsessed with The West (Signature Sounds)
  • The Builders And The Butchers — Hell & High Water (Badman)
  • C Duncan — Alluvium (Bella Union)
  • Emeli Sandé — Let’s Say For Instance (Chrysalis Records)
  • The Feeling — Loss. Hope. Love (Island Records)
  • Flight Mode — Torshov, ’05 EP (Sound as Language)
  • Francesco Lurgo — Sleep Together Folded Like Origami (Bosco Rec)
  • Fuzz Meadows — Orange Sunshine (Copper Feast Records)
  • George Winston — NIGHT (RCA Records)
  • Gianni Brezzo — Tutto Passa (Jakarta Records)
  • Halestorm — Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
  • Ibeyi — Spell 31 (XL)
  • Jack Harlow — Come Home The Kids Miss You (Atlantic Records)
  • Jani Liimatainen — My Father’s Son (Frontiers Music Srl)
  • Jeff Scott Soto — Complicated (Frontiers Music Srl)
  • John Tsung — Empire Postcards (Broken Stone)
  • Jon Natchez — Luzzu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Little Twig Records)
  • The Juliana Theory — Still The Same Kids Pt. 1 EP (Equal Vision Records)
  • Kaleidobolt — This One Simple Trick (Svart Records)
  • Karen Dalton — Shuckin’ Sugar (Delmore Recording Society)
  • Kelz — 5am And I Can’t Sleep (Bayonet Records)
  • Kisskadee — Black Hole Era (Anxiety Blanket Records)
  • LÉA SEN — You Of Now Pt. 1 EP (Partisan Records)
  • Leyla McCalla — Breaking The Thermometer (Anti-)
  • Lil Zay Osama — Trench Baby 3 (Warner Records)
  • Lu Silver — Luneliness (Go Down Records)
  • Mack Keane & ESTA — Intersections EP (Soulection)
  • Maria Chiara Argirò — Forest City (Innovative Leisure)
  • The Mary Veils — Esoteric Hex… (PNKSLM)
  • Maryze — 8 (Hot Tramp)
  • Max Frost — Flying Machines EP (Nettwerk)
  • Nico Georis — Desert Mirror EP (Leaving Records)
  • Otoboke Beaver — Super Champon (Damnably)
  • Pink Mountaintops — Peacock Pools (ATO Records)
  • Puppy — Pure Evil (Rude Records)
  • Red Snapper — Everybody Is Somebody (Lo)
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — Endless Rooms (Sub Pop)
  • Rowan — Does It Make You Happy? (Beverly Martel)
  • Saâda Bonaire — 1992 (Captured Tracks)
  • Sharon Van Etten — We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar)
  • Sheryl Crow — Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary (UMe/Big Machine Records)
  • The Shipbuilders — Spring Tide (Mai 68 Records)
  • Sigrid — How To Let Go (Island Records)
  • Silverstein — Misery Made Me (Laced Records)
  • Simple Plan — Harder Than It Looks (self-released)
  • Soft Cell — *Happiness Not Included (Electronic Sound)
  • Tourist — Inside Out (Monday Records)
  • Turbo World — My Challenger (Ramp Local)
  • Wallice — 90s American Superstar EP (Dirty Hit)
  • Warpaint — Radiate Like This (Virgin)
  • The Wilful Boys — World Ward Word Sword (Big Neck Records)
  • Wilma Vritra — Grotto (Bad Taste)
  • Windwaker — Love Language (Fearless Records)
  • Wo Fat — The Singularity (Ripple Music)

Friday, May 13

  • 3LH — Silver Dream Road (My Grito Industries)
  • Album Club — Album Club (Last Night From Glasgow)
  • Ayokay — Digital Dreamscape (Astralwerks)
  • Bear’s Den — Blue Hours (Piccadilly Records)
  • Becky G — ESQUEMAS (RCA Records)
  • The Big Deal — First Bite (Frontiers Music srl)
  • The Black Keys — Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch Records)
  • The Bros. Landreth — Come Morning (Birthday Cake Records)
  • Cam Maclean — Secret Verses (Atelier Ciseaux Records)
  • Chainsmokers — So Far So Good (DISRUPTOR/Columbia Records)
  • Charlie Reed — Eddy (Earth Libraries)
  • Chris Bathgate — The Significance Of Peaches (Quite Scientific Records)
  • Dana Buoy — Experiments In Plant-Based Music: Vol. I (Everloving)
  • David Knudson — The Only Thing You Have To Change Is Everything (Seawall)
  • Delbert McClinton — Outdated Emotion (Hot Shot Records)
  • Dorsal Fins — Star Of The Show (Dot Dash Recordings)
  • The Dreaded Laramie — Everything A Girl Could Ask EP (Wiretap Records)
  • Florence And The Machine — Dance Fever (Polydor Records)
  • FredAtLast — Banner Of A Lost Belief EP (Small Matter Records)
  • Gentle Heat — Sheer (Flesh & Bone Records)
  • Graham Bonnet Band — Day Out In Nowhere (Frontiers Music srl)
  • Ilan Eshkeri — Space Station Earth (Masterworks)
  • Ivan Nahem — Crawling Through Grass (Arguably Records)
  • Joel Jerome — Super Flower Blood Moon (Dangerbird Records)
  • Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (PGLang/Top Dawg Entertainment)
  • Kevin Morby — This Is A Photograph (Dead Oceans)
  • Loraine James & TSVI — 053 EP (AD 93)
  • Luke Steele — Listen To The Water (EMI Australia)
  • Lyle Lovett — 12th Of June (Verve Records)
  • Mallrat — Butterfly Blue (Nettwerk Music)
  • Mandy Moore — In Real Life (Verve Forecast)
  • Matt Dorrien — Blue Pastoral (Mama Bird Recording Co.)
  • Max Creeps — Nein (Velocity Records)
  • Misery Index — Complete Control (Century Media Records)
  • Moderat — MORE D4TA (Monkeytown)
  • Monophonics — Sage Motel (Colemine)
  • Moon Tooth — Phototroph (Pure Noise Records)
  • Obongjayar — Some Nights I Dream Of Doors (September Recordings)
  • Oded Tzur — Isabela (ECM Records)
  • OT The Real And Statik Selektah — Maxed Out (self-released)
  • Perel — Jesus Was An Alien (Kompakt)
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew — Open Bar (Dine Alone Records)
  • Primitive Man — Insurmountable EP (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Raavi — It Grows On Trees EP (Beauty Fool Records)
  • Quelle Chris — Deathfame (Mello Music Group)
  • Sam Gendel and Antonia Cytrynowicz — Live A Little (Psychic Hotline)
  • Sasha Alex Sloan — I Blame The World (RCA Records)
  • Say Sue Me — The Last Thing Left (Damnably)
  • Sister Ray — Communion (Royal Mountain Records)
  • Sloan Brothers — System Update (Science Project Records)
  • The Smile — A Light For Attracting Attention (XL Recordings)
  • Sofía Valdés — In Bloom EP (Warner Records)
  • Spencer Zahn — Pale Horizon (Cascine)
  • State Champs — Kings Of The New Age (Pure Noise Records)
  • The Stereo — Thirteen (The Stereo)
  • Steve Forbert — Moving Through America (Blue Rose Music)
  • St. Michael Front — Schuld & Sühne (Prophecy)
  • Tank And The Bangas — Red Balloon (Verve Forecast)
  • Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers — Pretty Good For A Girl Band EP (Domestic La La)
  • They Hate Change — Finally, New (Jagjaguwar)
  • Tops — Empty Seats EP (Musique TOPS)
  • Tray Wellington — Black Banjo (Mountain Home Music Company)
  • Van Morrison — What’s It Gonna Take? (Exile Productions/Virgin)
  • Victor Mucho — Moonlight In Visby (Tone Tree Music)
  • Vonica — If You’re New Here Dance EP (Lamela Records/Awal)
  • Where’s My Bible — Circle EP (Inverse Records)
  • Woorms — Fatalismo (SuperNova Records)
  • Ye Vagabonds — Nine Waves (River Lea)
  • Yves Jarvis — The Zug (Anti-)

Friday, May 20

  • Alex Izenberg — I’m Not Here (Weird World)
  • Andrew Bernstein — A Presentation (Hausu Mountain)
  • Annie Hamilton — The Future Is Here But It Feels Kinda Like The Past ([PIAS] Australia)
  • Avi Kaplan — Floating On A Dream (Fantasy Records)
  • Banditos — Right On (Egghunt Records)
  • Brandon Coleman — Interstellar Black Space (Brainfeeder)
  • Cave In — Heavy Pendulum (Relapse Records)
  • Charlie Hickey — Nervous At Night (Saddest Factory)
  • Courtney Jaye — Hymns And Hallelucinations (Tropicali Records)
  • Craig Finn — A Legacy Of Rentals (Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers)
  • Dave Stewart — Ebony McQueen (‎ Bay Street Records)
  • Dean Spunt And John Wiese — The Echoing Shell (Drag City)
  • Delta Spirit — One Is One (New West Records)
  • Eliza & The Delusionals — Now And Then (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Everything Everything — Raw Data Feel (AWAL Recordings)
  • Fanclubwallet — You Have Got To Be Kidding Me (AWAL Recordings)
  • Flume — Palaces (Future Classic)
  • Gavin DeGraw — Face The River (RCA)
  • Grant-Lee Phillips — All That You Can Dream (Yep Roc Records)
  • Gronibard — Regarde Les Hommes Sucer (Season of Mist)
  • Hanson — Red Green Blue (3CG Records)
  • Harry Styles — Harry’s House (Columbia)
  • Hate Moss — NaN (Stock-A)
  • Hodgy — Entitled (Poortrait Records/Repost)
  • Jeremy & The Harlequins — ABRA CaDaBRA (Yep Roc Records)
  • Jo Schornikow — Altar (Keeled Scales)
  • Joe Rainey — Niineta (37d03d)
  • John Rocca — Once Upon A Time In N.Y.C. (Beggars Arkive)
  • John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, And The New York Philharmonic — A Gathering Of Friends (UMe)
  • Jordana — Face The Wall (Grand Jury Music)
  • José Medele — Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems (Jealous Butcher Records)
  • LaMacchia — Thunderheads (Aqualamb Records)
  • Lampland — Dry Heat (Park The Van)
  • The Lickerish Quartet — Threesome Vol. 3 EP (Stranger Danger Records)
  • Liz Lamere — Keep It Alive (In the Red Records)
  • The Loyal Seas — Strange Mornings In The Garden (American Laundromat Records)
  • Lykke Li — Eyeye (Pias)
  • Marina Herlop — Pripyat (PAN)
  • Matt Koziol — Wildhorse (RED Creative Records)
  • Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena — West Kensington (Three Lobed Recordings)
  • Mavis Staples And Levon Helm — Carry Me Home (Anti-)
  • Mxmtoon — Rising (AWAL)
  • Nate Bergman — Metaphysical Change (Velocity Records)
  • Pete Muller — Spaces (Two Truths Records/Santa Barbara Records))
  • Peter Coccoma — A Place To Begin (Whatever’s Clever)
  • Peter McPoland — Slow Down EP (Columbia Records)
  • Porridge Radio — Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky (Secretly Canadian)
  • Prateek Kuhad — The Way That Lovers Do (Elektra)
  • Ravyn Lenae — Hypnos (Atlantic)
  • Rebelution — Live In St. Augustine (Cerro Redondo Records)
  • Robert Pollard — Our Gaze (Guided By Voices)
  • Semantics — Paint Me Blue (SideOneDummy!)
  • Seth MacFarlane — Blue Skies (Republic)
  • Soak — If I Never Know You Like This Again (Rough Trade Records)
  • Spice — Viv (Laced Records)
  • Tess Parks — And Those Who Were Seen Dancing (Fuzz Club Records)
  • Train — AM Gold (Columbia Records)
  • Uffie — Sunshine Factory (Company Records)
  • The Volebeats — Lonesome Galaxy (Mad Bunny Records)
  • Will Joseph Cook — Every Single Thing (The Vertex)
  • Yotam Ben Horin — Young Forever (Double Helix Records)
  • Zach Bryan — American Heartbreak (Warner)
  • Zinny Zan — Lullabies for The Masses (Wild Kingdom)
  • Zola Jesus — Arkhon (Sacred Bones Records)

Friday, May 27

  • Alfie Templeman — Mellow Moon (Chess Club Records)
  • Bay Ledges — Ritual (Nettwerk)
  • Bottled Up — Grand Bizarre (Misra Records)
  • Brian Jackson — This Is Brian Jackson (BBE)
  • Bruce Hornsby — ‘Flicted (Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers)
  • Cabin Boy Jumped Ship — Sentiments (AFM Records)
  • The Chineke! Orchestra — Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra (Island Records/UMe)
  • Coheed And Cambria — Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind (Roadrunner Records, Inc.)
  • Companion — Second Day Of Spring (Companion)
  • CoN&KwAkE — Eyes In The Tower (Native Rebel Recordings)
  • Def Leppard — Diamond Star Halos (Universal UMC)
  • Erin Anne — Do Your Worst (Carpark Records)
  • Federico Aubele — The Holographic Moon (Rude Records)
  • First Hate — Cotton Candy (Cascine)
  • Flower Face — The Shark In Your Water (Nettwerk)
  • DJ Haram And Moor Mother — Nothing To Delaware (Hyperdub)
  • HAAi — Baby, We’re Ascending (Mute Records)
  • Hey Thanks! — Start/Living (Iodine Recordings)
  • Hifiklub — ScorpKlub I & II Original Soundtracks (Electric Valley Records.)
  • Jahmal Padmore — Esparonto (Telephone Explosion Records)
  • James Edwyn And The Borrowed Band — Highlights Of The Low Nights (Last Night From Glasgow)
  • Jean Carne, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad — Jean Carne JID012 (Jazz Is Dead)
  • Jeshi — Universal Credit (Because Music)
  • Jukebox The Ghost — Cheers (BMG)
  • Just Mustard — Heart Under (Partisan Records)
  • Liam Gallagher — C’mon You Know (Warner Music UK)
  • Magi Merlin — Gone Girl EP (Bonsound/AWAL)
  • Maria BC — Hyaline (Father/Daughter)
  • Mark Tremonti — Tremonti Sings Sinatra (JMM)
  • Melissa Weikart — Here, There (Northern Spy Records)
  • Michael Schenker Group — Universal (Atomic Fire Records)
  • Mirraa May — Tales Of A Miracle (Island)
  • Nduduzo Makhathini — In The Spirit Of Ntu (Blue Note Records)
  • One Armed Joey — Happiness, To Me (Sell The Heart Records)
  • Rip Room — Alight And Resound (Spartan Records)
  • Rosie Carney — I Wanna Feel Happy (Color Study)
  • Sarayasign — Throne Of Gold (Siren Records)
  • Say It Anyway — Picture Frames EP (Real Ghosts Records)
  • Sean Paul — Scorcha (Island Records)
  • Shaggy — Com Fly Wid Mi (Atlantic)
  • Simon McBride — The Fighter (earMUSIC)
  • Slang — Cockroach In A Ghost Town (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Sofie Birch — Holotropica (interCourse)
  • Stars — From Capelton Hill (Last Gang Records/MNRK)
  • Steve Earl & The Dukes — Jerry Jeff (New West Records)
  • Tate McRae — I Used To Think I Could Fly (RCA Records)
  • Ulf Ivarsson & Bill Laswell — Nammu (Ropeadope)
  • Venus Principle — Stand In Your Light (Prophecy Productions)
  • Wallis Bird — Hands (Bird Records)
  • Wild Wild Wets — Love Always (Yeah Yeah Blah Blah)

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