Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's YouAllen's debut album has been my favorite contemporary pop album for her clever lyrics and cute-as-hell pop tunes. Her second album It's Not Me, It's You, even with the casually sharp remarks on man and love, didn't surprised me too much. Yes, there are still many adorable pop songs(like the track 'Not Fair') with lots of swearing(like 'F**k You'), but just not as impressive. Nevertheless, It's Not Me, It's You is surely still a hype-worthy, a more grown-up and personal album for Lily Allen.
Franz Ferdinand - TonightIt's been 4 years since the last Franz Ferdinand album, which was the time period that I was a freshman and now becoming a senior students in college. For 4 years I've been waiting for this album to come out, maybe the expectation was too much or I've simply grown tired of dance-rock, Tonight was actually a disappointment. Though some of the tracks I do enjoyed very much('Ulysses' ,'No You Girls'), but most of the songs just felt flat. Like the quote from Uncut magazine's review, "Tonight is fine, but will you still love them tomorrow?"
U2 - No Line On The HorizonI still remembered a few weeks ago, my initial reaction upon hearing 'Get On Your Boots' was 'frightened.' But , thank God, the album No Line On The Horizon is damn good. The sound is epic and grand, the amazement brought by every tracks were so immense that I really couldn't describe my astonishment toward the kind of sound U2 can make and be. There's no way U2 can ever be trapped in the dead zone, No Line On The Horizon is so inspiring and uplifting for this depressing year.
.......Next on, M. Ward and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.