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Jordan Smith: Something Beautiful

“He’s just happy to be here, happy to be singing, and whether you find that something to smile about depends entirely on how ingratiating you find that starry-eyed optimism.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Leona Lewis: I AM

“… I Am appeals on a pure sonic level, eclipsing the often monolithic glare of Spirit and Glassheart, but the songs here, largely co-written by Lewis and Gad with other collaborators, are her strongest compositions…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Adam Lambert: The Original High

“Here, and throughout The Original High, Adam Lambert demonstrates he’s in perfect control of his style and sound and knows how to combine both into a sterling modern pop record.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Carly Rae Jepsen: E-Mo-Tion

“The excellent ‘Your Type’ is so deftly self-deprecating and catchy that it could actually be a Robyn song, while the title track and ‘Boy Problems’ capture longing and heartache in ways that feel like they were written for everyone’s inner junior high schooler. An even more consistent album than Kiss, E-MO-TION further defines Jepsen as […]

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Little Mix: Salute

“The sophomore full-length album from Little Mix, 2013’s Salute, showcases the British all-girl group’s bright, high-energy pop music….Ultimately, while Salute retains all of Little Mix’s infectious, teen-friendly ingredients, it reveals a new recipe for fans whose palates have matured right along with the band.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Daughtry: Baptized

“DAUGHTRY has never allowed DAUGHTRY to be silly before this record. This relative lightness makes a big difference — it also helps that the music itself is relatively nimble — and, ultimately, this turns Baptized into the best album he or his band has made. He’s updated his sound just enough to stay relevant but, […]

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One Direction: Take Me Home

“One Direction deliver another immediately catchy mix of dancey pop that maximizes the group’s shared lead-vocal approach and peppy, upbeat image. This album highlights even more than their previous one how much One Direction’s mix of punchy guitars over snappy beats, handclaps, and bright synthesizers has in common with the positive, fun-loving tone of ’70s […]

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