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    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:24:48

    This Week In Albums - January 23-29 - Sia! Rihanna, Massive Attack! Bloc Party! Saul Williams! [an error occurred while processing this directive]

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    A couple major albums hit the shelves and 'waves this week. Rihanna finally dropped the long-awaited ANTI, and managed to keep it a surprise. Sia's released her highly anticipated seventh studio album, This Is Acting, and ARTISTdirect put together a list of some of our favorite quotes. Massive Attack unveiled its first record in over half a decade, Ritual Spirit EP. The band formerly known as the Morning Benders, released their second album, Souvenir, under the name POP ETC.

    Reincarnations of former indie rock giants didn't shy away from releasing big albums this week either. Bloc Party debuted its first album with a new lineup, the band's fifth LP, Hymns. Walter Martin of the currently-on-hiatus the Walkmen debuted his sophomore record, Art & Leisure. The intelligent and challenging Saul Williams put out his sixth studio record, MartyrLoserKing. Meanwhile, Emily Wells dropped by ARTISTdirect to talk about her new album Promise, before its release today. And that was only the beginning for a week that saw releases from all over the music map.

    Check out songs from each album below:

    Rihanna - ANTI - Westbury Road, Roc Nation

    Stream "Work" at TIDAL

    Sia - This Is Acting - Inertia, Monkey Puzzle, RCA Records

    Massive Attack - Ritual Spirit - Virgin Records

    Bloc Party - Hymns - BMG, Infectious, Vagrant

    Walter Martin - Art & Leisure - Ile Flottante Music

    Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing - Fader Label

    MONEY - Suicide Songs - Bella Union

    Cian Nugent - Night Fiction - Woodsist

    Emily Wells - Promise - Thesis and Instinct

    POP ETC - Souvenir - self-released

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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    Tags: Sia, Massive Attack, Saul Williams, Walter Martin, Emily Wells, POP ETC, Bloc Party, Cian Nugent, MONEY, Rihanna

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