Album OTW: The Gaslight Anthem- Get Hurt

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New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem came up from the New Jersey punk rock scene in the mid 2000s, but their songwriting encompassed influences as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Wilson Pickett. Lead singer Brian Fallon has said their new album “Get Hurt” is “completely different from anything they’ve ever done before.” Judge for yourselves, listen as much as you want to “Get Hurt,” from The Gaslight Anthem, our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: They Want My Soul From Spoon

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Spoon is one of the most successful and acclaimed bands to come out of the ‘90s Austin indie rock scene. Inspired by artists like the Pixies and Wire (and named after a song by Krautrockers Can), the band are experimentalists at heart, but their music found a wider audience in the 2000s with unlikely placements on TV shows like “The O.C.” It’s been four years since their last release, but Spoon have returned with an album they call their “loudest and gnarliest” ever. Listen as much as you want to “They Want My Soul” from Spoon, our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: Bob Marley’s Legend

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There are few artists as influential and as beloved as Bob Marley. Born into poverty 69 years ago in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Marley eventually became an ambassador of reggae and Rastafarianism, as well as an international icon of peace and social justice. While his album “Legend” is a compilation that came out three years after his death, it helped introduce his music to a new generation of fans around the world, and eventually became the best-selling reggae album of all time. Here on the 30th anniversary of its release we present “Legend” from Bob Marley for unlimited on-demand listening as our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-Titled Debut

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Judging by the frenzied reaction of young ladies around the world, you might think Australian act 5 Seconds of Summer is just another boy band. But Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton write their own songs and play their own instruments, and look to the pop punk style of artists like Blink 182 for inspiration. Their debut album features assistance from artists like Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte as well as Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low. Listen as much as you want to the self-titled album from 5 Seconds of Summer, it’s our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: Jason Mraz’s Yes!

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Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz got his start playing coffee shops in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. Since then he’s won two Grammys and was even inducted into the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame. His just-released fifth album is unambiguously titled “YES!” and it features his longtime collaborators Raising Jane. You can catch them out on tour kicking off in San Diego August 22nd, and listen as much as you want to “YES!” from Jazon Mraz right here, it’s our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: 1000 Forms of Fear From Sia

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Australian singer and songwriter Sia isn’t your average star. She started off doing solo work and singing with indie darlings Zero 7 and eventually wrote songs for pop stars from Christina Aguilera to Katy Perry, all while struggling with stage fright and health issues. In the wake of the success of her recent single Chandelier, however, she’s found innovative ways around her anxiety, performing on talk shows without facing the audience. We’ve got her sixth album for you here, it’s called “1000 Forms of Fear” and features guest appearances from The Weeknd and Diplo. Listen as much as you want to “1000 Forms of Fear” from Sia, it’s our Album of the Week.

 

Album OTW: Trey Songz – Trigga

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Singer and rapper Trey Songz was discovered at a talent show when he was just 15 years old, and he began recording his debut album right out of high school. Now he’s one of the biggest names in the game, and has worked with everyone from Drake to Nicki Minaj. He just released his fourth album “Trigga,” it features collabs with Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J and even Justin Bieber. Listen as much as you want to “Trigga” from Trey Songs, it’s our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: Ed Sheeran’s X

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Cutie-pie ginger-haired Ed Sheeran is just 23 years old but has already captured America’s hearts with songs like “The A Team” and “Sing.” Following in the footsteps of his first album which used a plus symbol as the title, his second album is called “x,” the symbol for “multiply.” The album features production help from Pharrell Williams and Rick Rubin, so listen as much as you want to “x” from Ed Sheeran, it’s our Album of the Week.

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