The DT3 – Our top new albums for October 27

the dt3 our top new albums for october 27 27thEach week the Digital Trends staff selects three albums that we think you should know about. Not in-depth reviews, just passing on some music we like.

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the dt3 our top new albums for october 27 codename rondoGhostland Observatory – Codename: Rondo

This duo of electro-rockers from Austin is back with their fourth album and the first since 2008’s Robotique Majestique. Frontman Aaron Behrens brings the rock star grit and drummer/producer Thomas Turner brings the catchy, danceable beats.

For fans of: Bassnectar, Daft Punk, Gorillaz

the dt3 our top new albums for october 27 useless creaturesAndrew Bird – Useless Creatures

Indie master-whistler Andrew Bird is now releasing this entirely instrumental album, which was previously only available with the deluxe edition of 2009’s Noble Beast, as its own LP. Anyone who is a fan of Bird or both classical and indie music will enjoy this experimental record.

For fans of: Sufjan Stevens, M. Ward, St. Vincent

the dt3 our top new albums for october 27 speak nowTaylor Swift – Speak Now

Country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift is back with her much anticipated release, Speak Now. The songs are more mature, Swift is almost 21, and now seem to come from real life instead of imagination. The album hits on everything from the Kanye West controversy, a rumored fling with John Mayer, and girlfriends of ex-boyfriends.

For fans of: Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus