Saturday, August 19

John Legend's fifth studio album "Darkness and Light" (left) and Pete Doherty of The Libertines' "Hamburg Demonstrations" (right) were both released Friday. (Columbia Records (left) and BMG Rights Management (right)).
John Legend's fifth studio album "Darkness and Light" (left) and Pete Doherty of The Libertines' "Hamburg Demonstrations" (right) were both released Friday. (Columbia Records (left) and BMG Rights Management (right)).

Title Tracks' latest album "Long Dream" (left), released Friday, incorporates the rock 'n' roll sounds of predecessors, including The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys. Thee Oh Sees' new release "An Odd Entrances" (right), also from Friday, blends 1980s electronic krautrock with dream pop.
Title Tracks' latest album "Long Dream" (left), released Friday, incorporates the rock 'n' roll sounds of predecessors, including The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys. Thee Oh Sees' new release "An Odd Entrances" (right), also from Friday, blends 1980s electronic krautrock with dream pop.

Honeyblood's Oct. 28 album “Babes Never Die" (right) brings female energy and powerful delivery, while Slow Hollows' Friday release “Romantic” (left) is repetitive and sleep-inducing.
 (Danger Collective Records/FatCat Records)
Honeyblood's Oct. 28 album “Babes Never Die" (right) brings female energy and powerful delivery, while Slow Hollows' Friday release “Romantic” (left) is repetitive and sleep-inducing.
 (Danger Collective Records/FatCat Records)

Both Eminem and Tyler, The Creator use jarring lyricism and weave dialogue into their respective shock-rap albums "The Marshall Mathers LP" and "Goblin." (Left: Aftermath Entertainment, Right: XL Recordings)
Both Eminem and Tyler, The Creator use jarring lyricism and weave dialogue into their respective shock-rap albums "The Marshall Mathers LP" and "Goblin." (Left: Aftermath Entertainment, Right: XL Recordings)

Taylor Swift's 2008 album "Fearless" (right) foreshadowers her rise as a soon-to-be pop star, whereas her 2012 album "Red" (left) shows off catchy choruses that prove Swift was already on her way toward her true pop sound on 2014's "1989." (Big Machine Records)
Taylor Swift's 2008 album "Fearless" (right) foreshadowers her rise as a soon-to-be pop star, whereas her 2012 album "Red" (left) shows off catchy choruses that prove Swift was already on her way toward her true pop sound on 2014's "1989." (Big Machine Records)

On Friday, rapper The Game released his eighth studio album “1992” (left) while hip-hop artist Gucci Mane released his tenth studio album “Woptober" (right). (Entertainment One Music/Atlantic Records)
On Friday, rapper The Game released his eighth studio album “1992” (left) while hip-hop artist Gucci Mane released his tenth studio album “Woptober" (right). (Entertainment One Music/Atlantic Records)

Green Day’s twelfth studio album “Revolution Radio” offered political lyrics. (Reprise)
Green Day’s twelfth studio album “Revolution Radio” offered political lyrics. (Reprise)