It's hard to believe another week's gone by and we're back to Friday again. There's some big releases this week, from Boyzone's final album, to Michael Bublé's "final" album. There are two posthumous releases from Chris Cornell, and Kerry man Christie Hennessy. Mariah Carey has also managed to rustle up some new music. 

Little Mix - 'LM5'

The 'X-Factor' winners are back, and they've grown up a bit. Having finally gotten out of the clutches of Simon Cowell, they've switched recording labels to RCA. And their music is all the better for it. A sample of 'Strip' has been doing the rounds for raising body-awareness.

 

Mumford & Sons - 'Delta'

Marcus Mumford and co have returned with their fourth studio album. Previous albums 'Sigh No More,' 'Babel,' and 'Wilder Mind' have all gone to number one in Ireland - will 'Delta' buck that trend? Very doubtful. Have a good one if you're heading to see Mumford & Sons tonight at the 3Arena.

 

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records have released the soundtrack for their newest animated adventure, which releases on November 30th. Imagine Dragons feature on the album, as well as original song 'A Place Called Slaughter Race' which is performed in the film by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot.

 

Boyzone -'Thank You and Goodnight'

Their farewell album, Boyzone's 'Thank You and Goodnight' is their seventh and final studio release. The album features the late Steven Gately on the track 'Dream,' after an old tape was found with a song he had written 15 years earlier.

 

Mariah Carey - 'Caution'

'Caution' is Mariah's 15th album, and it's here just in time for winter - so now we know what half of Ireland is getting in their Christmas stocking this year. Her newest single 'A No No' was released on November 1st.

 

Chris Cornell - 'Chris Cornell'

A 4-CD compilation album of his greatest work, Chris Cornell only released four studio albums as a solo artist. The frontman of both Soundgarden and Audioslave, Cornell died at the age of 52 last year. This album also features his tracks from his time in the band Temple Of The Dog.

 

Michael Bublé - 'Love'

In case you missed it, Bublé confirmed last weekend on the 'X-Factor' that he's not retiring anymore. 'Love' has brought the crooner out of his cave, and is his follow-up to 2016's 'Nobody But Me'. He recently performed 'I Only Have Eyes For You' on 'The Graham Norton Show'.

 

Christie Hennessy & The RTE Concert Orchestra - 'The Last Goodbye'

'The Last Goodbye' is a collection of Christie’s hits, re-recorded with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The album also includes two duets with his daughter Hermione Hennessy on ‘Every Time A Star Falls,’ and ‘If  You Were To Fall (And I Was To Fall In Love With You)’.

Other albums being released this week include re-releases from Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac, and a reimagined soundtrack of 'The Greatest Showman'. William Shatner has also released a Christmas album entitled, believe it or not, 'Shatner Claus'.

There's new music singles from Rita Ora, Zayn & Nicki Minaj, Hozier, and The Vaccines. And finally, Katy Perry is getting into the festive spirit with 'Cozy Little Christmas'.