It's Tuesday and that means it's new music day, bitches. Grab your headphones, find those Mediafire links before the RIAA shuts them down, and get your new albums on with us as your guide.
First up, Tricky returns with his new album Mixed Race.
One of the grand daddies of trip-hop music, we're always happy makes a return to the music scene because nobody knows his way around a sample quite like Mr. Tricky. Is he breaking ground at this point? Not really. But he doesn't have to. He just has to maintain and does a great job at that on his new album.
Another artist making a comeback is Faith Evans and her album Something About Faith
We haven't heard much from the album, but we have a deep affection for the singer. We just wished somebody hadn't dressed her as the Lady of the Manor for her album cover.
Our response if ever your stylist asked our opinion of it:
Bonus, our favorite Faith song, "Love Like This"
Next up is Clinic and their new album Bubblegum
We know fuck all about this band, but we like the video. It's like a lost opening credit for a Sid and Marty Kroft show from the 1970s.
Next up is alleged cokehead Bruno Mars and his album Doo-Wop and Hooligans
The 2010s male equivalent of Ashanti, Bruno Mars first launched himself singing the hooks on several hit tunes for Travie McCoy and B.o.B. as well as being responsible for being one of the writers of Flo Rida's "Right Round." Now he gets to bless the world with a whole album. Oh joy.
It's not that we truly despise Bruno Mars. His music is so blandly inoffensive we can't work up the necessary give a fuck to even be truly hipster douchebag about his existence. It's just that he sounds like one of the lesser members of Debarge who didn't get solo singles or beat up Janet Jackson.
Speaking of generic and inexplicably having a record contract, Miley Cyrus' sidekick and little sister of that kid who could see dead people Emily Osment apparently has an album out this week. The classy first single is below:
This. I just. I can't.
I mean, we understand Emily is going through that terrible transition from teen star to floundering adult star which is about as awkward as when Glee tries to remember it has a plot and not just a Autotuned variety show. Many of teen stars go through this:
To cleanse your palate, a video from Belle and Sebastien who have a new album coming out next week.