Justin Bieber – My World 2.0: With part two of his debut album released, Justin Bieber continued his reign on pop music. My World 2.0 featured bigger beats, bigger production and slightly bigger vocals from JB, making nearly everyone catch Bieber fever.
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown: What’s the best way for Kings Of Leon to top an album that produced smash singles like Use Somebody and Sex On Fire? To not even try. A blatant attempt at producing Only By The Night (Part 2) would more than likely sound so contrived that it would turn off their core fan base. So KOL simply did what they do best: make rock music that’s easily digestible to the masses.
Vampire Weekend – Contra: Forget all about “Holiday” being jammed into your head in a TV ad this winter. That can’t change how truly epic the indie rock darlings’ second set is. It should be criminal for songs to be as catchy as “Holiday,” or for beats to be as sunny as they are on “White Sky” or to be as haunting yet twinkle as brightly as they do on “Taxicab.” With so many fresh sounds running through the album, the only way to describe their sound is Vampire Weekend.