Featured New Releases:

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj is a little eccentric. From her performances to her fashion choices, she continues to keep her fans and critics alike on their toes. So, in a surprise to no one, her 2nd album is in fact a concept record, from the perspective of her alter-ego “Roman,” who was introduced at this year’s GRAMMY™ awards in a typically Nicki, over-the-top performance.  The first few tracks are pretty off the wall with character voices, but deeper into the album, she re-focuses and shows the serious emcee chops that made her famous.

 If You Like:   Drake, Keri Hilson, Beyonce
Recommended Track: “Beez in the Trap”

Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal  

Hailing from Iceland and off to a roaring start with the single, “Little Talks,” in the US, Of Monsters and Men seem primed to pick up where Mumford & Sons left off, with a female twist! Incredibly rompy and somewhat campy, it employs the same kind of group harmonization, alongside rotating instruments played by the six-member-strong band. It’s clear that the musicianship takes the forefront with this group, with longer guitar shreds, heavier tones and a slightly less attainable feel. This is definitely a band to keep an eye on in the coming months.

If You Like:  Mumford & Sons, The Head and the Heart, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Recommended Track:  “Little Talks”

Rascal Flatts – Changed

Rascal Flatts has a long history in country. With eight studio albums under their belt since 2000, all 26 of their singles have been in the Top 20 or higher on the Billboard  Hot Country Songs charts. Their classic country style and non-controversial lyrics opened them up to a broad audience, one that has sent the band to platinum status or higher on all of their previous records. The band kicks off their summer “The American Band Tour” with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge  in tow, kicking off June 15th in Hartford, CT.

If You Like: Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban
Recommended Track: “Banjo”

Other Featured Titles Available This Week (4/3/12):

Marvin SappI Win

Great Lake SwimmersNew Wild Everywhere

Lenny SantosLenny Santos . . . Aventurero

Dr. John –  Locked Down

GarbageBlood For Poppies (single)

PennywiseLet Us Hear Your Voice (single)

T.I.Love this Life (single)

Quantic and Alice Russell Look Around the Corner

Bear in HeavenI Love You, It’s Cool

MXPX - Plans with Plans

First Aid KitThe Big Black and the Blue

Brandi Carlile That Wasn’t Me (single)

 

Coming Up Next Week (4/10/12)

Monica – New Life

Various Artists – Think Like a Man (Original Movie Soundtrack)

Florence + The Machine – MTV Unplugged

Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion

Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream

Wilson Phillips – Dedicated

Taproot - The Episodes

Halestorm – The Strange Case of…

Devin – Romancing

Dead Sara – Dead Sara

Original Cast Recording – Newsies

Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy

Pelican - Ataraxia/Taraxis

Gold Fields – Gold Fields EP

Datsik – Vitamin D

Dinosaur Feathers – Whistle Tips

Zambri - House of Baasa

Radiation City – Cool Nightmare

Trampled By Turtles – Stars and Satellites

One Response to “New Releases on the Music Unlimited service 4/3/12”

butcherknife

Apr 3, 2012

I am patiently awaiting the addition of the Tool catalog, specifically Opiate and Aenima.

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