Posted 33 minutes ago by Tamar Anitai in Celebrity, Music, Must See
It’s officially fall, y’all. Which means pumpkin lattes (unnecessary yet impossible to resist), bowls of free candy (dooon’t mind if I do) and a superabundant stream of new albums vying for any remaining space on your iPod. So here at Buzzworthy, our music writers — Tamar Anitai, Nicole James, Jason Newman, Jenna Rubenstein and Brad Stern — harvested 29 of our favorite new and upcoming albums into a fall-friendly guide that’s easier to digest than those weird brown candy corns.
The fall music forecast calls for dance floor fillers like Jason Derulo’s Future History, Patrick Stump’s Soul Punk and Joe Jonas’ Fast Life (two highly anticipated solo missions!), with high chances of comebacks like Blink-182’s Neighborhoods, Evanescence’s self-titled album, Gym Class Heroes’ The Papercut Chronicles II and Demi Lovato’s Unbroken. Expect new music by overachievers too: Britney released Femme Fatale six month ago, but that’s not stopping her from dropping her remixes album next month. And Rihanna will debut her sixth studio album almost a year to the day she released her Loud album, which is still riding high on the charts.
So, without further adieu or belaboring, here’s Buzzworthy’s Fall Music Preview 2011 — 29 new fall albums on our radar that need to be on yours too!
ALLSTAR WEEKEND, All the Way: San Diego pop band Allstar Weekend have struggled recently, with founding guitarist Nathan Darmody exiting the band less than two weeks before the release of their second album All The Way. While the band continues to search for Darmody’s replacement, All The Way features an impressive list of producers and writers, including J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and Dan Wilson (Adele). The album’s lead single, “Not Your Birthday,” features rapper Anthony “Anth” Melo. — Jason Newman
Standout songs: “Not Your Birthday,” “Blame It On September”
Release date: September 27
DEMI LOVATO, Unbroken: On Unbroken, her third album, Demi Lovato comes clean, inspires, and experiments with something totally healthy: musical styles. Though Unbroken reflects her time getting sober and getting healthy after entering rehab in late 2010, Unbroken’s both confessional and cathartic. Pulling in Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Iyaz, Demi goes dance-pop on party tracks like “All Night Long” and “Who’s That Boy” (featuring Dev) while going beneath the surface into personal territory, like on her revelatory, Phoenix-rising redemption song, “Skyscraper.” Demi’s definitely on the right track: Unbroken went to No. 1 within the first HOUR it was released. — Tamar Anitai
Standout songs: “Skyscraper,” “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Who’s That Boy”
Release date: September 20
JOE JONAS, Fast Life: With production credits from Danja (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears), Rob Knox (T.I., Chris Brown), and Brian Kennedy (Ciara, Rihanna), Joe Jonas’ debut solo album Fast Life has all the ammunition behind it to score himself at least a couple top tens. Breaking away from both his Jonas Brothers sound and squeaky-clean look, fans can an expect an older, wiser, and definitely more mature Joe Jonas on Fast Life. (Um, hi, his “Just In Love” video features a sometimes-shirtless Joe in a hotel room with a French model.) He’s still “Burnin’ Up,” but just in an 18+ way now. — Nicole James
Standout songs: “Just In Love,” “Love Slayer”
Release date: October 11
HONOR SOCIETY, A Tale of Risky Business, Part 2: Although we don’t have too many details about Honor Society’s upcoming album, we do know that the soul-pop act hit the studio with producer Adam Blackstone, so we’re happily anticipating more of the hook-heavy Maroon 5/ OneRepublic vibe we’ve heard on a few of their recent singles, including “Living A Lie.” Their second LP is the follow-up to 2009’s Fashionably Late full-length album.
Standout songs: “Hurricane,” “Living A Lie”
Release date: October 25
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