New this week: Björk, Noel Gallagher, Yes, and more

Wendy Geller
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Searching for something to listen to this weekend? Yahoo Music has you covered with a rundown of some of this week’s biggest and buzzing releases, from artists including Björk, Noel Gallagher, Yes, and more. Check back every Friday for a fresh list of albums to help fuel your weekend playlists.

Björk: Utopia (One Little Indian). Björk’s latest lives up to the hype. The set is lush, beautiful, artistic, haunting, and abstract — everything that any fan of the artist could expect or desire. That said, it is a little challenging for the casual listener, but that’s part of her appeal.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon? (Sour Mash/Caroline International). Guests Paul Weller and Johnny Marr join the Oasis brother on this big, bold, fun up-tempo record — which was released not too long after brother Liam’s effort. Given the well-documented feud between these siblings, it’s a fun exercise to compare.

Yes: Topographic Drama – Live Across America (Rhino). This extensive set showcases highlights from the 2017 leg of the legendary band’s 28-show tour.

Englebert Humperdinck: The Man I Want to Be (OK! Good/MRI). A particular standout on this set is the track “I’m Glad I Danced With You,” which was written by the 81-year-old pop crooner’s daughter Louise as a tribute to his wife of 53 years, Olivia, who has Alzheimer’s.

Luis Miguel: ¡Mexico Por Siempre! (Warner Latina). Miguel’s first album in seven years is his second mariachi album, and it offers up 14 classic selections in the genre filled with power and passion.

Pugwash: Silverlake (Lojinx). Produced by indie favorite Jason Falkner, the Irish band’s latest is another classic power-pop entry that will please fans of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Jellyfish, and other like-minded melodic outfits.

Bob Saget: Zero to Sixty (Comedy Dynamics). Comedian Saget brings the dark side of comedy to the Big Apple, taking the audience on a stroll through his brain that is rude, crude, and not recommended for those who are offended easily.

New Fumes: Teeming 2 (Rad Cult). Daniel Huffman, the creative force of New Fumes, has lent his talents to a multitude of diverse bands, including the Flaming Lips. Here, Wayne Coyne joins him on his sophomore effort, an offbeat blend of electronic and rock tones.

Matt Terry: Trouble (RCA). Terry may be familiar to some as the winner of the 2016 U.K. series of The X Factor. Here, he shows off an assured, impressive vocal range on a selection of R&B/pop tunes.