Here are the top picks of what was released right at the tail end of August, 2015. These all dropped on Friday, 8/29. Click the links to listen to them right now from any computer, android, or apple mobile device. These are all available through hoopla, your free source for music, audiobooks, ebooks, movies, comics, and television shows. Never any waiting, never any late fees - Listen Now!
- Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
Alternative R&B. Abel Tesfaye's star-filled, drug-addled second proper LP is led by three sonically dissimilar singles that reached the Top Ten prior to its release.
- Depression Cherry by Beach House
Indie Rock. Combining Bloom's sophistication with the simplicity of their debut, the duo's fifth album demands and rewards close listening.
- Start Here by Maddie & Tae
Contemporary Country. Smart and sentimental, bright and lively, the debut from Maddie & Tae is a fresh, dynamic debut that captures the sound of modern country in 2015.
- Cheers to the Fall by Andra Day
Retro-Soul. Impressive ballad-heavy set of retro-soul made in collaboration with the likes of Adrian Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq.
- You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything: 1970-1975 by Faces
Album Rock. A box set containing expanded editions of the four Faces albums, including a bunch of rarities not found on the Five Guys Walk into a Bar... box.
- What Went Down by Foals
New Wave/Post-Punk Revival. Yannis Philippakis pushes his voice harder than ever before on the persistently driving follow-up to Holy Fire.
- Steep Canyon Rangers by Radio
Bluegrass. Talented and youthful bluegrass upstarts add a percussionist and let their pop, country, and traditional influences mingle.
- XXXX: Bad Magic by Motörhead
Heavy Metal. After a bout with ill health, Lemmy rallies his troops and returns to the studio, bloody but unbowed, and as loud as ever.
- Noctunes by Willis Earl Beal
Alternative Singer/Songwriter. This meditation on the breakup of a marriage is the artist's most restrained yet emotionally complex recording.
- Cranekiss by Tamaryn
Shoegaze. Featuring members of Weekend and Violens, Tamaryn's third album is an arresting blend of the best dream pop and Top 40 singles of the late '80s and early '90s.