Born To Die
by Lana Del Rey
Her video went viral even before she released Video Games as an official debut single, and the sound of her talent spread like wildfire. Musical influences of yesteryear seem to be more present than ever as Del Rey croons in a haunting fashion befitting the self-proclaimed “gangster Nancy Sinatra.”
Love After War
by Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke’s fifth album is packed with sexy tunes and love-based ballads, the genre through which he’s gained such a huge following. From the upbeat An Angel on Each Arm and I’m An Animal to slower tracks like Cloud 9 and Full Time Believer, fans of R&B and Soul music will love this one.
Sticks + Stones
by Cher Lloyd
When this Former X Factor finalist released her debut single Swagger Jagger, it had people calling her the ‘musical version of Marmite’—we’re guessing that means you either really like her music or can’t stand it. This catchy first album mixes rock and hip hop for a radio-friendly sound.