New Release Sampler, 9/3/2013
by Linda Ryan | September 7, 2013
There are plenty of smooth sounds this week, thanks in part to new releases from John Legend and Raheem Devaughn. If you are looking for something edgier, check out the new Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks -- and don't let the uber-bouncy, '80s flashback single "Everything" fool you; there's plenty of deep, dark brooding on the rest of the album. If country music is your thing, Craig Morgan's The Journey (Livin' Hits) will remind you just how great a singer he is. If that's not enough, country star Sara Evans offers new single "Slow Me Down." A couple of newcomers worth checking out include English alt pop band The 1975 and Ariana Grande (also known as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon's Victorious), who has the kind of chops that bring to mind Mariah. Discover all these and more in this week's New Release Sampler.