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Top 10 New Pop Albums March 5, 2013

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UK singer-songwriter Kate Nash leads off this week's new albums with a bit of a shift toward edgier music with a punkish attitude.

1. Kate Nash - Girl Talk

UK singer-songwriter Kate Nash blasted on to the pop charts on both side of the Atlantic with her debut album Made Of Bricks in 2007. It reached #1 at home in the UK on the strength of the single "Foundations." In the US the album reached #36. Girl Talk is her third studio release and includes a turn toward an edgier sound.Buy from Amazon »

2. They Might Be Giants - Nanobots

Alternative music duo They Might Be Giants have been successful recording music specifically for children in addition to their work aimed at adult fans. Their most recent album Join Us reached the top 10 on both alternative and rock charts and became the duo's highest charting release to date. Nanobots includes the single "Can't Keep Johnny Down."Buy from Amazon »

3. Marcus Canty - This Is...Marcus Canty

R&B singer Marcus Canty finished fourth in the first season of X Factor USA. His first single "Won't Make a Fool Out Of You" edged its way on to the R&B singles chart last year. This Is...Marcus Canty is his debut EP release.Buy from Amazon »

4. Rhye - Woman

Rhye are a duo made up of Mike Milosh from Canada and Robin Hannibal from Denmark. The music of Rhye has earned comparisons with the music of Sade. Woman is the duo's debut full-length album.Buy from Amazon »

5. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels

Jimi Hendrix ranks as one of the greatest electric guitar players of all time. He tragically died at the age of 27 in 1970, but time has not dimmed appreciation for the music he created. People, Hell and Angels is the ninth studio album released since his death. This is the last of unfinished studio recordings that will be released.Buy from Amazon »

6. Luke Bryan - Spring Break...Here To Party

This is the first compilation album from country singer Luke Bryan. All three of his studio albums reached the top 2 of the country album chart. Tailgates and Tanlines, the most recent reached #1 on the country chart and was certified platinum for sales. Luke Bryan has a string of nine consecutive top 10 country singles.Buy from Amazon »

7. Blue Hawaii - Untogether

Blue Hawaii are an electronic pop duo based in Montreal. Untogether is their first full-length album. The music here is more somber than the warm sound of the act's debut EP Blooming Summer.Buy from Amazon »

8. Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room

Madeleine Peyroux is a well respected singer songwriter who has had her sound compared to that of Billie Holiday. Among influences on her music that she has mentioned are Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan.Buy from Amazon »

9. Boz Scaggs - Memphis

Boz Scaggs has a long, illustrious career in popular music. He gained his first widespread acclaim as a guitarist in the 1960s with the Steve Miller band. In the 1970s he climbed into the pop mainstream as a solo artist. The landmark album Silk Degrees reached #2 in 1976 and was certified five times platinum. The single "Lowdown" was a #3 pop hit. Boz Scaggs' more recent albums have headed into blues and jazz territory.Buy from Amazon »

10. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose

Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe formed the trio Pistol Annies in 2011 with Miranda Lambert and Angeleena Presley. Their album Hell On Heels was a #1 country hit. Like a Rose is her second solo album. It has received extensive critical acclaim praising Ashley Monroe for her use of authentic emotion and dedication to traditional country music.Buy from Amazon »
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