Katy Perry – Prism
Prism is chalk full of tracks produced by Dr. Luke and even one by Greg Kurstin (Bird and the Bee). Check out Trent Wolbe’s comprehensive review on Prism. This is the only review expert analysis you need to read.
Best Coast – Fade Away
Los Angeles band Best Coast brings us a small release to hold fans over until next year. Nothing surprising here: if you like their previous work, you’ll enjoy this one.
Sara Bareilles – Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse
Sara Bareilles follows up the Blessed Unrest with this live release that includes some unique covers: Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John). She’s a talent live musician (I saw her tape at Jimmy Kimmel Live) and this release is particularly special since it does not include her band. The sound is raw in a good way. Her piano and voice are clear and the loud energy of the audience. Any doubters of hers will be converted to believers.