Each 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.
Master chameleon Cee Lo Green is back with his first solo work in six years. The Gnarls Barkley frontman has created a thematic album that is mostly based on some classic R&B but has hints of everything from soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Standouts include hit single “F**k You” and a totally new spin on Band Of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You.”
For fans of: Aloe Blacc, Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley
Swedish folk-crooner The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) follows up his critically acclaimed full-length album The Wild Hunt with an EP of quieter songs, including the bluesy electric “The Dreamer” and the peaceful “Tangle In This Trampled Wheat.”
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver
This pop band from Huntington, California brings the energy on their second album, following 2006’s Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! Their high-octane brand of pop is not for the weak of heart, but if you’re looking for some caffeine-like music to get you through your day, hellogoodbye is a band for you.
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