The Fray: The Fray
This is The Fray's second studio album, and I've been waiting very patiently for it. There first CD was a slam dunk in my opinion, but their second album has left me a bit disappointed. Now don't get me wrong it's still a really good CD, however it's nothing new, nothing jumps out at you. The album for the most part stays at the same mood, which leaves you wanting to listen a bit more upbeat. Even the first single "You Found Me" fell a bit short. Is this it for The Fray? Is this all we're to expect from them? I really hope not, I really like The Fray and would hate to see them go.
Hot Download: Syndicate
Overall Ratting: C
Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You
I really enjoy listening to Lily Allen because her music is fun, clever, and funny. She'll sing just about everything from bad sex to being a Fag Hag. Her second studio album It's Not Me, It's you definitely delivers. If you've enjoyed her earlier stuff, you'll really like her new stuff. You can tell Lily Allen keeps her music fresh. There are curve balls thrown all over the place. One point your listening to her telling someone it will never happen in Never Gonna Happen then all of a sudden she's telling a specific leader to leave and never return in Fuck You. Whether or not that song is really about George W. Bush or not, I kind of like to think that it is. This is definitely is a buyer of a CD.
Hot Download: Fuck You
Overall Ratting: A
Confessions Of A Shopaholic
I mainly got this CD because of the Lady Gaga song Fashion. Unfortunately iTunes knows how to screw you over. In order to get one song, you have to buy the whole album. I'm not a very big fan of the soundtrack. It's mostly just boring. I found myself constantly skipping almost of the music on there. There's only four songs that are worth listening to, Accessory, Fashion, Again, and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. So with that being said, the CD isn't worth the trouble. Find a friend or wait until the library gets it or something.
Hot Download: Fashion
Overall Ratting: D
The Lonely Island: Incredibad
The Lonely Island band have been featured on some of SNL shorts. Known mostly for Dick In A Box and Natalie's Rap. Musically the album is really good, however lyrically it's kind of sad. It's hard to take these three white guys rapping seriously. If this album is strictly a way to be funny than they're on the right track. Some tracks are really funny like Sax Man, when others just fall really really short for example Lazy Sunday. The album has a lot of guest appearances like Jack Black and Norah Jones, which are just two of the eight featured on their tracks. If you've really liked what you saw on SNL by The Lonely Island gang then you might enjoy the album, but if your scratching your head wondering what the hell is going on stay away from it.
Hot Download: Space Olympics
Overall Ratting: C+
Leona Lewis: Best Kept Secret
There is a reason why the album is called Best Kept Secret, because it should have remained one. The CD was made before her win at the European version of American Idol X Factor. How ever thought that releasing this CD was a smart move should be shot. It sounds nothing like Leona Lewis. I think if I didn't know it was Leona Lewis, I may have enjoyed it more, but because it is her I'm shocked. If you like Leona Lewis stay far away from this disaster. It will preserve the woman we all know and love who sang Bleeding Love.
Hot Download: -Blank for a reason
Overall Ratting: Z-
Kelly Clarkson: All I Ever Wanted
There was a slight glitch in the iTunes system, and it allowed the new Kelly Clarkson album to be purchased three weeks before it's original release date. This is her fourth studio album, and I stand by when I say she has yet to top her second CD Breakaway. The CD on a whole is good, but it's beginning to sound all the same. Usually when you get a brand new CD you can easily tell which songs stand out the most for you, however with Kelly's new CD All I Ever Wanted, it just sounds like the same song over and over so it's really hard to pick the good from the bad. I'm still waiting for her next "Breakaway" album, who knows if we'll ever get one. If your a Kelly fan, you'll enjoy the album, but if your a first time listener start with her Breakaway album first.
Hot Download: Long Shot
Overall Ratting: B-
Again sorry for the delay, I hope this will make up for my absence.
-The Artistic Stitch