R&B singer Mario switched up his usual melodic and romantic ballads to a more edgy sound. This new album is R&B influenced with a modern dance/pop sound.
Mario’s music is still personal and very relatable to those who have been where he has been and those who are willing to follow his lullabies to wherever they lead us.
Me’Shell N’Degeocello—”Devil’s Halo” (10/6)
Remember, the song “You Made a Fool of Me” from the movie, “Love & Basketball?” The artist, Me’Shell N’Degeocello is back with her eighth studio album.
Staying true to her uniqueness as a musician, NdegeOcello takes her listeners back to the way music once was, no studio recordings, little to no collaborations and the lyrics written from her own heart.
N’Degeocello emphasizes love, loss and politics.
Paramore—”Brand New Eyes” (9/29)
After much anticipation, Paramore finally released their third studio album.
Last year’s rumors about the band dismantling caused them to speed up the process of their album release, not wanting fans to believe the rumors.
“Brand New Eyes” is said to remind listeners of a more “honest and earnest time,” shying away from their normally emo style, but still staying true to the Paramore fans love.
The group changes up their heavy metal sound to more acoustic ballads. The tempo and mood of the album aren’t reminiscent of their previous one, “Riot!” but the messages and meanings behind the lyrics are still very true to themselves.
Plies—”Goon Affiliated” (10/6)
With chart topping albums, “The Definition of Real”, “The Real Testament” and “Da Realest” under his belt, the question remains, why did Plies take “real” out of this album title?
We are already getting a taste of Plies’ new album with the club banger, “Becky,” but he makes things a little easier with songs like “Thug Section,” “What They Talking About” and the controversial hit, “The First 48.”
Mariah Carey—”Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (9/29)
Set up as an intimate conversation or entries in a private diary, Mariah Carey’s 12th studio album released yesterday is another glimpse into the life, love and undeniable talent of Carey.
Written mostly by Carey, the album includes collaborations from Bryan-Michael Cox, the Dream and Jermaine Dupri.
The album is upbeat and contemporary while still giving listeners the famous high notes and heartfelt professions of love.
Ghostface Killah—”Ghostdini: the Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City” (9/29)
Ghostface has been just that: ‘ghost’ from the rap game.
His eighth album is R&B-inspired featuring collaborations from the likes of Ne-Yo to early ‘90s crooners, Jodeci.
The lack of vision in this album makes it difficult to put in a category.
Although the reason behind Killah switching up his sound is unsure, there’s no doubt that his music is still the rough Ghostface Killah we originally met in the Wu-Tang Clan.