New Music Tuesday – Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, and 5 Seconds of Summer [VIDEO]
Newer stars still on the rise with this week's latest album releases. I thought for sure there would be more Christmas CD's out as we get closer to the big holiday, but I was presently mistaken. So let's dive in, shall we?
Nicki is back with her third album and it's a little different then what she has released in the past. Moving away from her more "pop-ish" sound and in to more of a hip hop sound. With appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, Beyonce and more, this CD might please the average Nicki fan. I'll give it a 2/4 red beards.
After jumping on the fast track to popularity by singing the hook on Iggy's 'Fancy' Charli finally released her highly anticipated second album. She reminds me of a singer from the 80's singing on modern tracks and I love it! SUCKER is an easy to listen to CD from start to finish and she didn't even need to feature any big names! 3.5/4 red beards for this one!
This young Australian pop rock band went from covering songs on YouTube to touring around the world to adoring fans. It's your typical live CD with a bonus non-live track at the end. While I'm not a huge fan of live albums, I will give you my two cents on the bonus track; a cover of 'What I Like About You'. Even though I'm a Romantics fan and enjoy the original better, it's not that bad. They give it a nice revival you could say, and I bet the 5SOS fans will love it! Since it is a live performance CD, I'll give it a 2.5/5 red beards.