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Album Release Round Up

Posted on March 29th, 2011

Hey-o! It’s Lauren from the New.Music.Live. Team. Today is the day I’ve been waiting for since Christmas. March 29th marks the first day of many more great new music Tuesday’s to come. So start saving your change because you have a lot of music stock up on.

Starting with the album at the top of my list of listening today, Wiz Khalifa’s major label debut Rolling Papers. I have a crush on The Wiz (as I’m sure you know) and I’ve been waiting for this album to drop since the middle of last year. Wiz Khalifa lives up to all the hype he’s been giving since releasing the mega hit “Black & Yellow” and he has all the makings of a hip hop superstar. It doesn’t hurt that he and Snoop Dogg are BFF’s too.

Coincidentally, The Doggfather releases his 11th album, Doggumentary, today. I don’t know exactly what it is that makes Snoop Dogg so invincible, but he can do anything. Whether it’s making adult cartoons, cooking with Martha Stewart, endorsing ridiculous products or collaborating with the most random people, he still remains the coolest. Snoop sticks to his roots across the 21 song album and being that he’s the king of collaborations there are all kinds on here – Kanye West, John Legend, Too $hort, and Willie Nelson just to name a few.

It’s Britney B&#%@$ and she’s back with Femme Fatale. I’ve always been a sucker for a hot Britney track and she eventually hooked me with her first single “Hold It Against Me”. I wasn’t immediately convinced this would be the come back I feel she deserves but after enough listens I heard the potential… it must have been the dubstep. With producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke in the driver’s seat the hope was to make Femme Fatale like no other dance-pop album out there right now – and with all the fierce female competition Brit Brit kind of has no choice. It’s a full on programmed, auto-tuned dance album that gets your body moving, which is fine by me since I’ve never been a fan of Britney’s ballads anyway.

If you’re at the point of gagging from all this polished hip hop and poppy princess stuff, don’t leave yet! Our Canadian boys in Sum 41 release Screaming Bloody Murder today too and it’s sure to satisfy your inner angst… or make you weep with sadness over Deryck and Avril’s divorce. When Sum 41 were on New.Music.Live. recently, Deryck said writing this album was very easy for him. Screaming Bloody Murder was produced by Deryck and it’s the first album guitarist Tom “Brown Tom” Thacker has had a part in writing and recording.

- Lauren
New.Music.Live. Team


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