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Easy on MeAlbum: 30 by AdeleTrack Listing: 2
Adele’s fourth studio album 30 was released last month on November 19. The album has already received widespread acclaim from music critics with many saying that it’s Adele’s most honest album to date and features her strongest vocal performances. 30 tackles Adele’s separation and divorce from Simon Konecki, motherhood, and the vulnerabilities of fame.
Shivers and Bad Habits
Album: = by Ed Sheeran (Pronounced Equals)
Track Listings: 2 and 4 Equals is the fifth studio album by Ed Sheeran and has reached number 1 on the music charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand, and more despite mixed reviews from critics. Sheeran describes the album as a “coming-of-age" record where he reflects on his marriage, the birth of his daughter, turning 30, and the passing of a close friend.
If I Didn’t Love You
Album: Macon by Jason Aldean
Track Listing: 5
"If I Didn’t Love You" is the first single from Jason Aldean’s tenth studio album Macon and features Carrie Underwood. Macon is part of a double album project consisting of 30 total tracks; 20 new songs and 10 live recordings of Aldean’s top hits. The second part of the project entitled Georgia is set for release in April 2022. Macon plays homage to Aldean’s hometown and the many musical styles he encountered while growing up.
Happier Than Ever
Album: Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish
Track Listing: 15 Happier Than Ever is the second studio album from Billie Eilish. Like her first album, Eilish wrote the music with her brother Finneas O’Connell. Eilish cites self-reflection during the COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest inspiration for the record. Music critics have praised the album for its bold depiction of teenage stardom, candor, and humor.
Album: Justice by Justin Bieber
Track Listing: 11 Justice is the sixth studio album from Justin Bieber. The album has received mixed reviews with critics praising Bieber’s vocals, but finding the lyrics confusing. Bieber has stated that he hopes the album reflects all he has learned about commitment, healing, and building trust. Bieber will begin a world tour for the album this coming February.
Cold As You
Album: What You See Is What You Get by Luke Combs
Track Listing: 12What You See Is What You Get is the second studio album from Luke Combs. It includes all five songs from Comb’s 2019 EP The Prequel. When it was released in 2019, the album debuted as number 1 on the US Billboard 200. The album was rereleased in 2020 with five new songs. At 11 months and 15 days, the record became the first since Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not for Sale to return to number 1 after an extended wait. The album was among the top 10 albums of 2020 and Combs’ popularity continues to skyrocket.
Need to Know
Album: Planet Her by Doja Cat
Track Listing: 5
Self-published rapper Doja Cat found fame in 2018 after the music video for her song “Mooo!” became a viral meme. Planet Her is her third studio album. She has explained that Planet Her is the most visually captivating project she’s ever done, complete with lush and detailed music videos, and that the album is meant to focus on relationships and feel “otherworldly.” Critics have praised Doja Cat’s vocals and versatility on the album.
All Too Well (Taylor's Version)
Album: Red (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift
Track Listing: 5
Ever since ownership of her first six studio albums changed hands in 2019, Taylor Swift has been on a crusade to rerecord her music to make a master catalog that she fully owns. Red (Taylor’s Version) follows Swift’s first rerecorded album Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Red (Taylor’s Version) consists of 30 tracks: 20 songs from the original deluxe album edition; Swift’s 2012 charity single “Ronan;” a 10-minute long version of “All Too Well;” 2 recordings of songs Swift wrote for Little Big Town and Sugarland; and six new “from the vault” tracks that never made the original album. Critics have praised the new songs, the tone of Swift’s adult voice, and improved production details.
HeatwavesAlbum: Dreamland by Glass Animals
Track Listing: 14
Glass Animals drummer Joe Seward suffered a near-fatal collision in July 2018. In the years following, frontman Dave Bayley wrote and produced their third studio album Dreamland. Dreamland is almost entirely autobiographical, and takes inspiration from Bayley’s childhood in Texas and 90s pop culture. The album is even structured around audio clips of Bayley’s childhood home videos. Dreamland has received mostly favorable reviews since its release.
Smokin Out the WindowAlbum: An Evening with Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic
Track Listing: 5
R&B duo Silk Sonic is comprised of rapper Anderson .Paak and singer Bruno Mars. .Paak opened for Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour in 2017 and the two joined forces by the end of the year “as a joke” and to have fun. Their debut album An Evening with Silk Sonic has received widespread acclaim with critics stating that the album is full of charisma and pays homage to 70s soul singers and funk.
Album: Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition by Dua Lipa
Track Listing: 13Future Nostalgia is the second studio album by Dua Lipa. Songs speak to feminism and the experiences of female adolescence. Lipa has said she wanted the album to feel like a dancercise class with nostalgic tones of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The album has been remixed, produced in French, and reissued many times since its original release.
Save Your Tears
Album: After Hours by The Weeknd
Track Listing: 11
"Save Your Tears" was the fourth single released by The Weeknd from his 2020 album After Hours. In November of this year, "Save Your Tears" was remixed with Ariana Grande and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. After Hours has been described as a reinvention for The Weeknd, with the introduction new wave, dream pop, and psychedelic influences. The album is said to explore promiscuity, overindulgence, and self-loathing.