January 25, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Happy

Hi guys! Its New Music Monday again, and this week I have some great stuff for you.

Panic! at the Disco's new album, 'Death of a Bachelor,' was released on January 15th.  I've been excited for this album since it was announced (if you couldn't tell - I mentioned it several times in past posts!) and the final product is nothing short of what I expected.  Half the album was released prior to the January 15th date, making the ultimate release slightly lackluster for me.  However, the album as a whole is incredible, touching upon old P!ATD's borderline raunchy songs about sex and sinning while also showing that they have evolved yet again, gracing our ears with a new sound that will be stuck in our heads for days.
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Listen to: "LA Devotee," "The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty," and "Crazy=Genius"
Hoodie Allen's new free album was released on Friday under an accurate name: "Happy Camper" definitely made me a happy camper!  This album is truly the whole package - an upbeat pop song, a killer feature by "Blackbear" that is as just sexy as you would expect it to be, a hip-hop banger about relationship issues, and a fun song with a catchy feature by a talented female vocalist - the whole shebang.  As if I wasn't excited enough to see Hoodie in March, I REALLY can't wait now!  Much like the transformation that is apparent on Panic! at the Disco's new album, Hoodie's fresh release has some undertones of the young, boisterous Hoodie while also exhibiting his growth as both an artist and a professional.  Check it out - its free and 100% worth it!
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Listen to: "Surprise Party (feat. Blackbear)," "Remind Me Of," "Too Invested"

Also on Friday, Weezer FINALLY gave us the album announcement we've all been praying for since the release of "Thank God For Girls" in October.  Unless you're like me and you've just been itching for more Weezer since "Everything Will Be Alright in the End" was released October 27th, 2014.  Weezer's tenth studio album will be self-titled, with a parenthetical "White Album" title and will be released on April 1st.  The album announcement was accompanied by a new single, "King of the World," as well as a tour announcement with none other than Panic! at the Disco!  Unfortunately the tour doesn't come anywhere near Pittsburgh... road trip, anyone?