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?

 

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    Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

    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.

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    Charli XCX - SUCKER

    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!

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    5 Seconds of Summer - LIVESOS

    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.