More New Music!
We’re always ordering new CDs for our libraries, and here are a few that will be hitting the shelves soon. If you have any suggestions for albums that you’d like to see at your local library, fill out this Suggest a Purchase form and we’ll see if we can get them for you.
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars, you know, the guy with the fancy hair who sings about “beautiful girls” and “grenades,” is back with his second solo album. Unorthodox Jukebox features the single “Locked Out of Heaven,” which sounds somewhat like a lost Police song. If you like this song, you should give Sting and his buddies a chance. You might like them.
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
The Police – “Message in a Bottle”
Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
The English singer who had huge success with her single “Lights” is back with her second album, Halcyon. For some reason I always picture her as being some sort of ice princess from a long lost Nordic tribe. Maybe it was the lyrics for Lights (with references to a queen and turning to stone), I’m not sure, but when I hear her sing I imagine some sort of tiny little ice nymph, which apparently she is not. The opening to her new single “Anything Could Happen” sounds kind of like a tiny ice nymph if you ask me, which isn’t a bad thing.
Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”
Here’s a video from one of my favorite ice nymph sounding groups, Múm. It’s kind of a slow builder, but it’s a great album.
Múm – “We Have a Map of the Piano”
Tame Impala - Lonerism
I wrote about Tame Impala’s first album Innerspeaker awhile back in this post. Kevin Parker is back with a new album entitled Lonerism, which has been getting a lot of great reviews. Check out this awesome video for “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.”
Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
Operation Ivy - Energy
A reissue from the highly influential Berkeley, CA group Operation Ivy. Energy is the only studio album from the group and came out in 1989. (Again, who is letting this geezer post on the Teens blog?) This CD features the full album plus extra songs from an EP and single from that same time period. Green Day covered their song “Knowledge” and members of the Operation Ivy went on to form the group Rancid. This is a great listen from beginning to end.
Operation Ivy – “Bad Town”
T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
T.I. returns with his 8th studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. The album is set to release on December 18th, but you can reserve your copy now. Guest appearances are said to include Kendrick Lamar, whose Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City album is quite good, and Andre 3000, who has had some amazing guest verses in the past few years.
Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Raps from Seattle MC Mackelmore and his producer Ryan Lewis. The Heist is the kind of stuff the Internetz love! Their “Thrift Shop” video has over 25 million views on YouTube.
Other CDs to look for
Tommy M likes it when new CDs arrive at the library.