This is the third week the whole world has gotten all the fresh albums on the same day, with New Music Friday replacing New Music Tuesday. Today we've got releases from Philadelphia singer/actress Jill Scott, Virginia metal masters Lamb of God, bachata boss Prince Royce and metalcore kings We Came as Romans.
Without further ado, let's get you listening, courtesy of Spotify.
Jill Scott, Woman
Runtime: 57 minutes
Best song title: "Jahraymecofasola"
Context: It's Ms. Scott's fifth studio solo album and her first since 2011's The Light of the Sun. The final cut, "Beautiful Love," has a feature from BJ the Chicago Kid. Scott is touring the United States through Aug. 28. Buy Woman here.
Lamb of God, VII: Sturm und Drang
Runtime: 56 minutes (deluxe edition)
Best song title: "Delusion Pandemic"
Context: The band's seventh album and its first since frontman Randy Blythe was imprisoned in the Czech Republic and later acquitted of manslaughter charges. Buy VII: Sturm und Drang here.
Prince Royce, Double Vision
Runtime: 57 minutes (deluxe edition)
Best song title: "End of My World"
Context: The 26-year-old Bronx-born bachata boy's fourth full-length—but his first in English. Opener "Stuck on a Feeling" features Snoop Dogg; elsewhere you'll hear Jennifer Lopez, Tyga, Pitbull and Kid Ink. Buy Double Vision here.
We Came as Romans, We Came as Romans
Runtime: 33 minutes
Best song title: "Savior of the Week"
Context: The Michigan metalcore outfit waited till LP4 to do a self-titled. It's got more of a rock vibe than the earlier stuff. Still loving that music video for "Regenerate," by the way. Buy We Came as Romans here.
Getting Out Our Dreams/Def Jam
Janet Jackson (@janetjackson on Twitter)
300 Entertainment/RGF Productions
Century Media Records
Young Turks Recordings
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
Warner Music UK
Relapse Records Inc.
Bonnie McKee Music
Doggystyle Records, Inc./i am OTHER entertainment
Bright Antenna Records
Infectious Music UK
Cash Money Records Inc.
Sub Pop Records
Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era