Music Shopping Spotlight: Jidenna & Ryan Adams

Music Shopping List: Jidenna (The Chief) and Ryan Adams (Prisoner) need new albums released on February 17, 2017. 

Ah – another Friday, another list of new albums to check! Beginning on Friday, February 17, 2017, some notable new releases arrive courtesy of Jidenna (The Chief) and Ryan Adams (Prisoner) among others.

Jidenna, The Chief © Epic1. Jidenna, The Chief


Finally, the “Classic Man” himself, Jidenna, drops his highly anticipated debut album, The Chief.  Despite releasing several singles ahead of The Chief, the rollout for the album is relatively quiet.  The biggest featured guest of note is label mate Janelle Monaé (“Safari”). In addition to Monáe, Roman GianArthur, Nana Kwabena, and St. Beauty appear on the album.

2. Ryan Adams, PrisonerRyan Adams, Prisoner © Blue Note

[PaxAmericana / Blue Note]

Ryan Adams returns with his first album of originals since his 2014 self-titled album.  Prisoner is Adams’ first new album since he covered Taylor Swift’s 1989 in 2015. Three singles arrived ahead of the album: “Do You Still Love Me?,” “Doomsday,” and “To Be Without You.

Also Released: Alison Krauss, Windy City [Capitol]; Charlie Wilson, In It to Win It [RCA]; Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Plata O Plomo [RNG/EMPIRE]; Jens Lekman, Life Will See You Now [Secretly Canadian]; Jessie James Decker, Gold – EP [Epic]; Son Volt, Notes of Blue [Transmit Sound]

Photo Credits: Epic, PaxAmericana / Blue Note

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