This week, it looks like quite a few notable new singles & EPs hit Xbox Music, but only a handful of new full-length albums dropped.
Notable Singles and EPs
They Might Be Giants – Nanobots EP – Not quite as enjoyable as some of their greatest hits, but still a fun album
Deadmau5 – Channel 42 – This single includes the original version of the song from his “>insert album title here<” album, along with 2 remixes. The second remix (the “GTA remix”) is a pretty cool twist on the original.
Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Stone Sour – Do Me a Favor
Drowning Pool – One Finger and a Fist
Hot Chelle Rae – Hung Up
Bullet for My Valentine – Temper Temper
The Cast of Smash – Bombshell
Imagine Dragons – Night Visions – This album appears to have actually come out some time last year, but was just added to Xbox Music this week.
Other Interesting Releases
This week, I only checked out one album from an artist I hadn’t heard before.
Modestep – Evolution Theory – This is definitely an interesting album. Each song seems to take influence from a different style of music, each one infused with a solid dubstep feel. The first track sounds almost like it could be a remix of a song by The Killers, then the album jumps into a solid R&B feel and then flows into a smooth, jazz-influenced hip-hop track.