A downpour of new music has recently been released from your favorite artists, but with the noticeable change of an earlier availability. From Taylor Swift to Danity Kane, Mondays – or late Sunday nights – have noticeably become the new it time to push the latest offerings on eager music fans. Adios, new music Tuesday! Here are three albums you can check out today:
1. Taylor Swift – 1989
The hotly anticipated pop album 1989 from Taylor Swift is officially available on iTunes and already topping the charts – likely due to over-promotion from iTunes, below – with its catchy, true life inspired lyrics and 80’s vibe. 1989 is unfortunately not yet available on Spotify, which is a smart move on Taylor’s and her label’s part.
I’m going to be honest and admit that it’s one of my least favorite releases from the singer, but it still has some worthy listens. Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams and How You Get The Girl are tracks that definitely stand out, but the expected catchiness of Swift songs from albums like Red have gotten lost in translation since Taylor decided to pay tribute to her birth year.
2. Danity Kane – DK3
On DK3, above, which is probably the final effort – ever – from the late Danity Kane, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’day and Shannon Bex turn up the heat on 10 hot new tracks that actually managed to reach the number one spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart. Stand out tracks include familiar tracks like Lemonade (featuring Tyga), Rhythm Of Love, Tell Me and the unique All In A Day’s Work. Also make sure you listen to the sexy Secret Lover and the emotional Pieces. DK3 is currently available on iTunes.
3. Leighton Meester – Heartstrings
Heartstrings, the recently released single from Leighton Meester has already been talked about on RAMrants.com, but the full length album of the same name has officially arrived, above. Heartstrings features a more folk, americana, singer-songwriter vibe that vastly differs from her pop sound of 2009. With songs like the light and airy Heartstrings, angsty Entitled, telling Good For One Thing, and the catchy Sweet, Meester’s new sound is a welcome change that truly showcases her artistry as a singer and storyteller.