The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language

The Manchester foursome’s reputation for musical excess usually results in wildly varied albums that (sorry) can tend toward being patchy. Not this one. Critics have been united in their praise for a collection that is their most cohesive and maybe even best yet.

Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You

Once lead singer of synth-pop duo Chairlift, Caroline Polachek now goes from strength to strength as a solo artist, becoming a critical darling and 6Music fixture in the process. This latest finds her mixing up musical styles to devastating effect.

Gracie Abrams - This Is What It Feels Like

Indie-popstar Gracie is the daughter of director JJ Abrams, and thus has creativity written into her DNA. For her debut album, she’s done a Taylor Swift and teamed up with The National’s Aaron Dessner. Now that’s what you call a mouth-watering combo. 

The Lathums - From Nothing To A Little Bit More

If you’ve heard the single Struggle then you’ll know to expect something very special from this second album from Wigan’s finest. And if by any chance you haven’t heard Struggle then may we respectfully suggest you rectify that right now. 

Little Simz - No Thank You

Despite the fact that Simz’s fifth album dropped at the end of 2022, it was still named Album of the Year in all the places that matter. Why? Because its blend of hip hop, gospel, soul, funk and IDM is intoxicating. Oh, and also because Simz is at the top of her game right now.

Måneskin - RUSH!

For their third album, Italian rockers Måneskin took inspiration from Radiohead and jetted to LA to work with legendary producer Max Martin. The result has been called ‘utterly unstoppable’ by Kerrang! And only the very foolhardy would disagree with that. 

Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation

Once the, ahem, ‘butt’ of many jokes thanks to her misconceived Wrecking Ball video, Miley has since won over the doubters with a series of brilliant releases. This one, which is divided into AM and PM sections, has had critics in raptures.

Pink - Trustfall

Nine albums into her glittering career and Pink shows no signs of slowing down. You know what to expect from Pennsylvanian tornado and boy, do you get it here: heart-on-sleeve lyrics delivered with sincerity and power.

Raye - My 21st Century Blues

Despite being one of the most-streamed artists in the world, Raye struggled to get this album released. Finally, after tussles with her label, here it is, and having already yielded a number one single, Escapism… well, let’s just say her old label must be kicking themselves. 

Sam Smith - Gloria

Although they’ve recently unveiled a tendency for outrageous and eye-popping visuals, Sam Smith has stopped short at attempting anything new with their music. Thus, this third album is business as usual, showcasing that incredible voice to full effect. 

Samara Joy - Linger Awhile

Winner of the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards, Linger Awhile is an album that truly delivers on the early promise shown by the brilliant Samara Joy McLendon. Maturity, creativity and feeling – it’s all here. 

Somebody’s Child - Somebody’s Child

Dublin-born Cian Godfrey, aka Somebody’s Child, gained an interest in songwriting as a means of telling stories. This album finds him reflecting upon difficult mental health experiences, as well as the endearing happenings of a youngster growing up in Dublin.

Tennis - Pollen

Retro indie-poppers Tennis are husband-and-wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley from Denver, Colorado. This is their sixth album and although they still have a way with a mean hook, they’re also sounding more up-to-date than ever. 

Various Artists - Bullet Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The soundtrack to the Brad Pitt action, set on the titular train, has a suitably Japanese flavour (Kyu Sakamoto, Tamio Okuda) mixed with a soupçon of 1970s US soul (Shuggie Otis, Rare Earth). And you know what? It works.

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

For the new Whitney Houston biopic, many of the legend’s most iconic songs have either been remade featuring appearances from guest artists (keep an eye out for Clean Bandit and SG Lewis) or completely remixed. Meanwhile the classics in their unadulterated form also appear. 

Vera podcasts

The Vera Magazine Podcast

In each themed series, we bring you episodes featuring exclusive interviews and a behind the scenes look at the people, places, events and culture featured in Vera magazine.

Behind Number 3
Abbey Road Season 2

With Abbey Road celebrating 90 years in operation, it’s easy to forget about the people behind the scenes who make the studio what it is. Join broadcast journalist Paul Sexton on this exclusive series chatting with those people who bring a family spirit to the studios.


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Behind Number 3 Abbey Road

With Abbey Road celebrating 90 years in operation, it’s easy to forget about the people behind the scenes who make the studio what it is. Join broadcast journalist Paul Sexton on this exclusive series chatting with those people who bring a family spirit to the studios

Afrobeats Takeover


A sound that came from Nigeria and has become a major force influencing artists such as Kanye and Drake. Borrowing from the blueprint that Fela laid down, this takes on new influences but with the same musical impact. World dominance guaranteed.

Junior Favourites


This may have the name junior in the title, but this playlist can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Friendly for those under 13 and guilty pleasures for those older. Dive into a world of pop anthems, movies favourites and party classics to put a smile on your face. 

Icons – Faithless


The voice of Faithless Maxi Jazz sadly passed away last year but he left a unique mark to the dance music world adding a soulful poetry to the big riffs and energetic beats. A real mixture of the greatest hits and tracks that were not made for the dancefloor – I can’t get no sleep. 

Icons – Foo Fighters


Not many people can claim to have been in two generation spanning bands, not many people are called Dave Grohl, who founded rock band Foo Fighters after Nirvana. With the loss of their drummer Taylor Hawkins the band took a small break but will be powering on – it’s what Taylor would have wanted. 


Boarding music


Depending on your flight time you’ll be listening to our Day or Night Boarding Music Playlist.

Now in the evenings when you fly with us we play a more relaxed playlist, creating a laid back vibe and during the day enjoy an upbeat mix of familiar and new tracks, both are available to listen to on Virgin Atlantic Vera