Essential Album Downloads this Winter

Essential Album Downloads this Winter

With a new season come new releases and downloads. This winter there are loads of new albums being released from, Little Mix, DNCE, Bruno Mars and many more. SIXTYNINE DEGREES’ Jessica Howkins looks at what you should be listening to this winter.

You Me At Six: Night People 

Breaking boundaries for the fifth time this winter are British rockers You Me At Six with their brand spanking new album, Night People. The five-piece have always made a statement in being one of the most innovative bands of our generation and if Night People is anything to go by, they will certainly be making their mark as one of the most important bands of the teens era.

The Weeknd: Starboy

Broadening the R&B scene is The Weeknd. After his hit single Can’t Feel My Face from his second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd is here to offer more of his intriguing and brilliant sounds on Starboy. The album beholds a master-piece in the form of its title-track with a magnificent feature from Daft Punk, only showing the heights that the Canadian star is hitting.

Metallica:  Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

Heavy metal titans Metallica are back and louder than ever! With their tenth studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct out this winter you can expect some of the finest heavy music. Whilst the sounds of Metallica have changed throughout the years and perceptions on their music constantly differing, Hardwired is set to show just why the legendary four-piece are part of the Big Four. If you was a fan of Death Magnetic, guaranteed Hardwired is ultimately the album for you!

Little Mix: Glory Days

Girl-group Little Mix get risqué with their latest album, Glory Days! The four-piece found their fame on ITV’s X-Factor and rightly so. Glory Days will see Little Mix get down and dirty, showing the ultimate amount of girl power and that there is nothing wrong with a bit of sensuality. Little Mix have already released two tracks from their album, with their single Shout Out To My Ex debuting at number one in the charts back in October.

Beans on Toast: A Spanner in the Works

Beans on Toast has always been a breath of fresh air in the music industry with his stunning DIY approach to his music. His new album A Spanner in the Works however sees him carry on in that direction but he has opened up to the use of technology all on a laptop at his mates house. He’s blunt and to the point, especially in the single 2016, but it’s what will really grab your attention and make you sit and think.


DNCE are set and ready to go with their self-titled debut album! They’re fresh off winning Best New Artist at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and are on a mission to become your favourite new band. They have already made a splash with songs, Toothbrush and Cake by the Ocean over the summer and with main singer Joe Jonas on board their album is set to be a smash.

Bruno Mars 24K Magic

Claiming that 24K Magic is the best album he’s ever done is Bruno Mars himself when talking about his third studio album. It’s hard to believe that this is only the mega superstar’s third album but if the predecessors are anything to go by, you’ll be hitting funky town in no time!

Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa 

Bringing style and art into the pop world is Dua Lipa with her self-titled debut album. Her album is guaranteed to ooze everything that breaks boundaries; she’s definitely going to be bringing a breath of fresh air to the music scene. Dua Lipa is a woman on a mission and her album will prove that despite being her debut, she’s in it for the long run.