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Ed Sheeran: x

Ed Sheeran certainly doesn't exceed expectations, but he delivers something that resembles a solid mish mash of genres and often cliche lyrics about romance and breakups.

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Mac Miller: Faces

Mac Miller continues on his path following money, fame, drugs and alcohol, while writing some clever, craftily worded lyrics along the way.

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Rostrum Records

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Asylum Records

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Katy B: Little Red

The sound is there, but the energy is missing.

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Birdy: Fire Within

Birdy is attempting to make her mark on her own terms with second album Fire Within, her first release entirely composed of original material. The results are certainly better than you might expect.

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Jack Johnson: From Here to Now to You

Some of Jack Johnson's most beautiful songs can be found on this album, if you can stomach the endless romantic references and the abundance of similar-sounding guitar melodies.

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Rizzle Kicks: Roaring 20s

British duo Rizzle Kicks seem to have stuff they want to say, but no effective means of saying it.

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Icona Pop: This Is... Icona Pop

Unashamedly fun, This Is... Icona Pop is the perfect pop album to blare out of your speakers and dance around your room without a care in the world.

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Naughty Boy: Hotel Cabana

Hotel Cabana is just what you'd expect from your typical hotel stay, with a few treats thrown in.

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Avicii: True

Genres are clearly not something Avicii adheres to with his electric dance album True.

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A$AP Ferg: Trap Lord

An exciting debut album, although perhaps it would more aptly be named Trap Prince, as opposed to Trap Lord.

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A$AP Worldwide

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White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.

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AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.

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J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.

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Columbia/Roc Nation

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Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game

Kelly Rowland delivers another mediocre album that's nothing special, yet again.

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Benga: Chapter II

While there's nothing wrong with an artist exploring new avenues and using diverse styles, it seems Benga is possibly being carried by the tide and not forging his own paths and directions.


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