A slew of new music arrived this summer, including Slightly Stoopid’s Top of The World, Based on a T.R.U. Story by 2 Chainz, Maroon 5’s Overexposed, and my personal favorite, Channel Orange by Frank Ocean. But with the dawning of the fall comes a lot more new music to look forward to. Kanye West’s newest music project, Cruel Summer, was released through his label G.O.O.D. Music on Sept. 4. The hit single “Mercy” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz was released in April. Banjo picking family act The Avett Brothers will release The Carpenter on Sept. 11. Co-lead singer Scott Avett said that this album is “more intimate, personal” than 2009’s chart-topper I and Love and You. For old-school rock lovers, Bob Dylan is releasing his 35th studio album on Sept. 11 titled Tempest, featuring a uniquely dark sound. Brooding indie darlings The xx will release their sophomore album, Coexist, on Sept. 11, after a long wait since their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, xx.
Folk-rockers Mumford and Sons have announced that their highly anticipated sophomore album, Babel, is set for release on Sept. 25, and their single “I Will Wait” is available on iTunes now. >album title goes here< by EDM guru Deadmau5 is also available on Sept. 25 along with the Mumf. Taylor Swift’s new album, Red will be released on Oct. 22, an album which she said is about “the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years.” In explanation of the name, she said, “There’s nothing beige about any of those feelings, so I called the record ‘Red.'” In addition to these albums, many more will be coming out this fall, so there may finally be a song other than “Call Me Maybe” stuck in everyone’s head very soon.
By Annie Armstrong, Features Editor ’13