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Handwritten

Handwritten

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes circumvented traditional routes to a recording contract by posting short clips of himself singing other people’s songs on the video-sharing service Vine.


Double Vision

Double Vision

Prince Royce

Slick guest artists Tyga and Kid Ink help the listener bridge the gap between the album’s maverick moments and the sweet songs aimed at teens, and with smooth-voiced Royce showing equal grace with love and lust, Double Vision becomes the great and infectious model for a 2015 pan-global pop album.


Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Sabrina Carpenter

The debut album from singer/actress Sabrina Carpenter, 2015’s Eyes Wide Open showcases her heartfelt acoustic pop sound.


Peace Is The Mission

Peace Is The Mission

Major Lazer

Launched as an electro-dancehall act fronted by a fictional Jamaican comic book character who comes from outer space, no one should have expected that Diplo’s Major Lazer project could grow and expand artistically. Still, this third album surprises with its weight and, more than anything, subtlety as three of the best numbers are ballads.


Talking Is Hard

Talking Is Hard

Walk The Moon

The second major-label-issued full-length outing from the crafty Cincinnati-based quartet, Talking Is Hard finds Walk the Moon doubling down on their predilection for neon-streaked ’80s dance music with a 12-track slab of twisty, pulsating, yet always melodious Phoenix-, Jukebox the Ghost-, Bleachers-, and Foster the People-inspired indie pop that’s as clever as it is tooth-decay […]


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