Guess what, folks? It’s another Tuesday! Time for some more new release action!
Tops on the list is Mr. Tremaine Neverson, better known as Trey Songz. Despite being one of the most consistent R&B hitmakers of the past half decade or so, Trey hasn’t really done the pop crossover thing like Usher or Chris Brown. Which is cool in a way, because he probably wouldn’t have to worry about his audience deserting him the way Usher’s and Chris’s seems to have been. At any rate, Trey is on album #5, and it’s appropriately entitled Chapter V. Look for it to be the week’s biggest debut, chart-wise.
Thought Bloc Party was on the way out? You probably weren’t alone. Breakup rumors were traveling fast and furious a year or so ago, especially as the British band’s lead singer, Kele Okereke, released a solo album and went on tour. Well, guess what? The dance/rock favorites are still together and are releasing their fourth album, entitled Four (what’s up with the unimaginative song titles this week?) Have you read our review yet? You can find it here.
What exactly does DJ Khaled do? The world may never know. What we do know is that for several albums, he’s been able to amass an impressive group of modern-day hip hop and R&B talent for his albums. His latest effort, Kiss The Ring, boasts a guest list that includes T.I., Rick Ross, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T-Pain and more. Not a bad alignment of stars for someone with no discernible talent.
Whiny electro-popper Owl City has proven the critics who called him a one-hit wonder wrong, courtesy of Carly Rae Jepsen and their duet hit “Good Time.” The earnest “Fireflies” singer (otherwise known as Adam Scott) is on the comeback trail with The Midsummer Station, which contains Jepsen as well as blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.
Those are just a few of the major titles seeing release this week. For those of you who still hold “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and “Get Your Hands Off Of My Woman” close to your heart, rejoice! The Darkness is back! Justin Hawkins brings his impressive pipes back to the fold on the new album Hot Cakes. They are joined on the release schedule by jam-band favorites Dispatch. Despite hosting several reunion shows over the years, they haven’t made an album in a decade. Their fans (and jam band fans are a devoted bunch) will no doubt be clamoring for their new album, Circles Around The Sun. They are joined on the release schedule by Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Christian rockers Project 86, and still-not-in-the-Rock-N-Roll-Hall-of-Fame hard rock legends Kiss, who are reissuing their classic 1976 album Destroyer.
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