10 exciting music albums we’ll all be listening to this month

From Lil Wayne Trust Fund for Babies to Elton John The confinement sessionshere are ten exciting albums due out in October 2021.

With countless singles and albums released every month, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the latest music releases. From old school rock to alternative to modern rap to mainstream pop, here are ten albums set to drop in October 2021.

Fellow melophiles, make sure you’re up to date with what’s new in the world of music with our recurring monthly column in which we select and feature ten music albums coming out that month.

The long-running album finally sees an October 2021 release. Considered by many to be one of the most influential hip-hop artists of our time, American rapper Lil Wayne teams up with Rich the Kid for the release of his latest album, Trust fund for babies. This collaborative album features ten songs, with one song featuring YG, Buzzin’ (with YG).

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'Trust Fund Babies' by Lil Wayne and Rich the Kid

Release date

October 1, 2021

In stark contrast to the September 2021 re-release of a remixed version of his 2020 album Chromatic, Lady Gaga pivots on easy listening in this October 2021 album, Love to sell. Unlikely duo Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet, 95, recreate Cole Porter classics, including jazz standard Night and day and the all time classic I have you in my skin. Tony Bennet bids farewell by collaborating with Lady Gaga for his 61st and final album.

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Release date

October 1, 2021

Universally loved British rock band Coldplay are back with their ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres. With three of the album’s twelve singles already released – Higher Power, Colorature, My Universe – the remaining tracks will see release later this month, five of which are titled with emoticons. In July 2021, the band released an album trailer titled Opening, a mixtape of songs from the upcoming album.

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Release date

October 15, 2021

Iconic English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John is releasing his 32nd studio album in October 2021. The confinement sessions will feature high profile collaborations with artists from all musical backgrounds, including Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Lil Nas X and many more. However, on the 16-track album, Finishing line by Elton and Stevie Wonder effortlessly becomes team of the month, if not of the year. You can broadcast Finishing line now.

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Release date

October 22, 2021

'Blue Banisters' by Lana del Rey

The incomparable Lana del Rey is known and loved for her idiosyncratic and stylized aesthetic. His music explores themes of tragic romance, melancholy and glamor like no other, and we love him for it. The latest album from the one-of-a-kind artist blue ramps is a 15-track album, with four singles already released – Arcadia, Text Book, Wildflower Wildfire, Blue Banisters. Check out the full album later this month.

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'Blue Banisters' by Lana del Rey

Genres

Alternative, indie rock, baroque pop

Release date

October 22, 2021

Ed Sheeran's 'Equals'

Ed Sheeran’s next album is an addition to his existing collection of mathematical symbol albums (+, x, ÷). Although we assumed that his next album would be titled “Minus”, the soon to be released album is titled “Equals” or “=” and is a list of 14 songs. However, we have reason to believe that the album after this one will be called “Minus” or “-“. Three bachelors of Equals have already come out – Chills, bad habits, visiting hours.

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Ed Sheeran's 'Equals'

Release date

October 29, 2021

Although faces isn’t exactly a new album, the eleventh mixtape from the late American rapper Mac Miller will be available on streaming services and on vinyl for the first time this month. The 25-track mixtape was originally released independently seven years ago in 2014. Tracks from the mixtape include Colors and Shapes, Ave Maria, and a bonus track – Yeah.

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Genres

Cloud rap, neo-psychedelia, hip hop

Release date

October 15, 2021

'Sympathy for Life' by Parquet Courts

The American rock band from the Big Apple is releasing their seventh studio album later this month. Parquet Courts is made up of four members, Andrew Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton and Max Savage. The Brooklyn rockers released three singles before the album – Black widow spider, walking to the beat of downtown, plant life.

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'Sympathy for Life' by Parquet Courts

Genres

Rock, indie, post-punk

Release date

October 22, 2021

Optimist by Finneas

The upcoming album by the multi-talented American singer-songwriter Optimistic features ten new tracks, plus previously released singles What they will say about us, a concert in six months, and The 90’s. Although Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas has always been a backstage guy until recently, he is widely loved and listened to by music lovers everywhere.

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Optimist by Finneas

Release date

October 15, 2021

Besides the catchy track, the English electronic duo’s third disc features guest artists such as Khalid, Pink Sweat$ and Griff. Unlike their previous albums and singles, for this third album they bent the rules and created whatever they wanted. The first part of the album has been released and includes three songs: IDGAF About the pain, now I’m alone, and What would you do?

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Genres

Electronic, alternative, indie

Release date

October 22, 2021


George L. Hernandez