Every week sees a flood of new music arrive in the shops, both online and on the highstreet. Some of it we've been waiting to get our hands on forever, some we've hardly even heard of, and all of it is just waiting to find its way onto our mp3 players and CD racks. But with so much coming out each week it can be hard to keep track of what's new, so we do it for you, presenting 20 of the most significant new releases in one easy-to-listen-to playlist.
Launch the pop-out player below, take a listen, and let us know what you think in the comments at the bottom!
--- March 26th 2012 - Single Releases ---
1. Apparat - Candil De La Calle
The atmospheric, dub-influenced producer releases the new single from fourth album The Devil's Walk, his least dance-oriented album yet.
2. Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay - 212
New York's hottest new hip hop property isn't afraid to get foul-mouthed on her new single, already in the UK Top 40 before its official release.
3. B Traits feat Elizabeth Troy - Fever
Canadian drum and bass producer B Traits teams up with singer Elizabeth Troy for a dance-pop tune in the vein of DJ Fresh.
4. Black Veil Brides - Ritual
American rockers Black Veil Brides show off their epic side with this powerful ballad from their second album Set The World On Fire.
5. Chris Isaak - My Baby Left Me
Chris Isaak honours his roots with a rockabilly cover of Elvis' My Baby Left Me, taken from Isaak's recent covers album Beyond The Sun.
6. Feist - The Bad In Each Other
The new single from Feist's BRIT-nominated album Metals taps into the sparse blues of the deep south.
7. Jake Bugg - Troubled Town
A teenage singer-songwriter who wears his love for Bob Dylan on his sleeve releases his impressive new single.
8. James Morrison - One Life
The multi-platinum singer-songwriter's newest single is a piano-led reflection on chances missed and seizing the day.
9. Jessie Ware - Running
The new single from one of London's most talked-about new talents is a smoky vocal over slinky, late-night house beats.
10. Paul McCartney - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
The latest single from Macca's new album Kisses On The Bottom is a cover of a tune from 1944, previously popularised by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.
11. Plan B - Ill Manors
The comeback single of one-time soul-star Plan B is a vitriolic and scathing political tirade against class divisions and prejudices.
12. Poliša - Lay Your Cards Out
Poliša feature members of Gayngs and Bon Iver, and their new single introduces the world to their seductive synthpop.
13. Wale - Slight Work
The Washington DC rapper teams up with Big Sean and production maestro Diplo on his latest single from the album Ambition.
--- March 26th 2012 - Album/EP Releases ---
14. Amadou & Miriam - Folia
Featured track: Dougou Badia feat. Santigold
The Malian couple release their seventh studio album, featuring a wide range of guests including Santigold, TV On The Radio and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.
15. Blood Red Shoes - In Time To Voices
Featured track: In Time To Voices
The Brighton duo's third album introduces a bigger sound for the band, who this time decided not to let their diminuative size restrict their ambition.
16. Breton - Other People's Problems
Featured track: Interference
Highly rated new London band Breton release their eagerly-awaited album of genre-bending indie-come-electronica.
17. Chet Faker - Thinking In Textures EP
Featured track: Terms and Conditions
The enigmatic Australian producer releases his debut EP of woozy disco-influenced tunes, with a debut album soon to follow.
18. Madonna - MDNA
Featured track: Give Me All Your Luvin' feat. NIcki Minaj & M.I.A.
Queen Madge breaks a four-year silence with album number twelve: MDNA, intended as a celebration of the last decade of dance music.
19. Pinkunoizu - Free Time!
Featured track: Time Is Like A Melody
The Danish four-piece release their debut album of experimental indie, both psychedelic and folky in its scope.
20. The Used - Vulnerable
Featured track: Hands & Faces
Alternative rock/post-hardcore band The Used return with their fifth album, produced by long-time collaborator John Feldmann.