8 Albums You Need to Check Out


Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor

1. The Wombats, Glitterbug (release date: April 13th, 2015)

English indie rock band The Wombats released their third full album, which features instant hits such as “Greek Tragedy” and “Your Body Is A Weapon.” Full of upbeat tempo songs, crisp drum rhythms, and skillful basslines, this album is sure to be a hit for fans of indie rock.
2. James Bay, The Chaos and the Calm (release date: March 23rd, 2015)

24 year old newcomer James Bay is a singer-songwriter and guitarist sure to steal your heart with his heartfelt lyrics and velvety voice. Featuring his hit single “Hold Back The River,” this debut album will wow fans of every age and genre.

3. Misterwives, Our Own House (release date: February 24th, 2015)

New York City based indie pop band Misterwives caught the attention of many with their hit single “Reflections,” which has an incredibly catchy chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Their debut album Our Own House showcases an impressive range of potential hits–each song memorable yet unique.

4. Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors (release date: February 17th, 2015)

Alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, best known for their chart topper “Radioactive,” is back with their sophomore album. Like their debut album Night Visions, Smoke + Mirrors also features a handful of songs fit for serious butt-kicking.

5. Milo Greene, Control (release date: January 27th, 2015)

Pop quintet Milo Greene’s sophomore album, Control, shows the spectacular effect four voices can have when working together. The tranquil melodies and resonating bass lines make this album perfect for when one needs to focus.

6. Shawn Mendes, Handwritten (release date: April 14th, 2015)

16 year old Canadian newcomer Shawn Mendes quickly gained fame through his legions of fans on popular social media app Vine, leading him to a record deal (if this sounds uncomfortably familiar to you, worry not–Mendes is not just another Bieber). Mendes’s debut album showcases 12 songs he wrote himself.

7. The Mowgli’s, Kids in Love (release date: April 14th, 2015)

American alternative rock band The Mowgli’s unveiled their sophomore album this April. Full of upbeat and catchy songs such as “I’m Good” and “Bad Dream,” this album is perfect for the summer season and is guaranteed to boost your mood.

8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (release date: May 15th, 2015)

Musical duo Twenty One Pilots topped the Billboard charts with the release of their fourth full album, Blurryface. From ukulele to vocals to rap, this album has it all. Songs from the album that have quickly become fan favorites include “Stressed Out,” “Tear In My Heart,” and “Fairly Local.”