Top 10 Albums Of 2014

2014 was a fairly calm year for music. There weren't any crazy events at the VMAs. There wasn't any one artist that singlehandedly dominated the whole year. All in all, a lot of artists got to shine with a hit single or two, and there were no eruptions of outrage to distract anyone from what matters most:…

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Album Of The Week: Wrapped In Red

'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to lift your spirits than with a good holiday album! Wrapped In Red is Kelly Clarkson's first Christmas album, and one that is on its way to becoming a holiday classic. It came out in October last year, and ended up being the best selling holiday…

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Album Of The Week: The Reason

Hoobastank's sophomore album, The Reason, came out in December 2003, but it was 2004 when the record soared up the charts thanks to the success of its title track. The album is filled with post-grunge and alternative/hard rock, but it also has its radio friendly ballads. Energetic and guitar driven songs are complemented by frontman Doug Robb's clear…

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Album Of The Week: Strip Me

Four years ago this month, Natasha Bedingfield released her 3rd studio album, Strip Me. It was led by the upbeat first single "Touch," and followed by the second single and title track, "Strip Me." Neither song did very well on the charts - they failed to match the success of earlier singles in her career, like…

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Album Of The Week: Breakaway

Can you believe it's been 10 years already? Kelly Clarkson's iconic album Breakaway has been out for a full decade now, and its numerous hit singles are now considered modern classics. This was a game changing album, not just for Kelly Clarkson, but for pop rock music in general. Before Breakaway, Kelly was often written…

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Album Of The Week: ¡Dos!

In 2012 Green Day announced that they would be releasing not one new album, but three. Their trilogy started with ¡Uno!, an album that harkened back to the pop punk simplicity of their major label breakthrough, 1994's Dookie. This was followed by their experimental, garage rock record ¡Dos!, and ended with ¡Tré!, the album most…

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Album Of The Week: “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.”

2014 marks an important year for Gwen Stefani. Not only does this fall mark the 10 year anniversary of her debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby., but this also signals her return to music. After 8 years away from her solo music career - she was busy having children and reuniting with her band No…

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Album of the Week: Avril Lavigne

It's been one full year since Avril Lavigne released her self-titled 5th album, and after all these months, it still remains an intriguing and impressive album. Despite some acclaim from critics, Avril Lavigne failed to do especially well commercially, and is Avril's lowest selling album to date. But that doesn't take away from the fact…

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