2008 Archive of Pop Music Reviews
Folie a Deux
Fall Out Boy's Folie a Deux, their 5th studio album, is reviewed. It is the follow up to the #1 album Infinity on High. The first single was "I Don't Care."
Janet Jackson - Discipline
Discipline is Janet Jackson's first album since the early 80's to be recorded without the producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Michael Jackson - Thriller 25
Michael Jackson reissued his all-time bestselling album 'Thriller' for its 25th anniversary. It includes re-recorded versions of some of the classic songs featuring Akon, Fergie, and will.i.am.
Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's 5th studio album 'Sleep Through the Static' is reviewed. It includes the single "If I Had Eyes."
Leona Lewis - Spirit
Spirit is the first album from British singer Leona Lewis. It includes the #1 hit single "Bleeding Love."
Madonna - Hard Candy
Madonna's 11th studio album. 'Hard Candy' features the hit single "4 Minutes" with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.
Idina Menzel - I Stand
This is the 3rd solo album from Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel. She is best known for her lead role in the musical 'Wicked.' Most of the album was produced and co-written by Glen Ballard.
Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
Flavors of Entanglement by Alanis Morissette features the single "Underneath." The album was produced by Guy Sigsworth.
Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
Made of Bricks is the debut album from singer-songwriter Kate Nash. She is a musical comrade of Lily Allen and uses humor to help sweeten pop songs about failing relationships.
Pink - Funhouse
Funhouse is Pink's 5th studio album and includes the #1 hit single "So What."
Plain White T's - Big Bad World
Big Bad World is the first Plain White T's album following their huge hit single "Hey There Delilah." It was produced by Johnny K.
Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
Consolers of the Lonely is the second album by the Raconteurs, and it was rush released into the market ahead of press reviews. The band is led by the White Stripes' Jack White and solo indie artist Brendan Benson.
Sia - Some People Have REAL Problems
Sia is an Australian pop singer recording on Starbucks' Hear Music label. The songs range from languid, sophisticated adult pop to quirky, delicate tunes that call to mind the likes of Regina Spektor
Simple Plan - Simple Plan
This third Simple Plan includes collaborations with hot producer Nate "Danja" Hills. The first single is "When I'm Gone."
Usher - Here I Stand
'Here I Stand' is Usher's 5th studio album. Released in May 2008, it follows his 9 million selling 4th album 'Confessions.'
Vanessa Hudgens - Identified
'Identified' is the second solo album by Vanessa Hudgens. She first came to stardom among teens in a key role in the TV movie 'High School Musical.'
Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
With it's name taken from a Frida Kahlo painting, 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends' is the 4th studio album from Coldplay. It features the hit single "Viva La Vida."
Britney Spears - Circus
Circus is Britney Spears' follow up to last year's comeback Blackout. It includes the hit single "Womanizer."
David Cook - David Cook
David Cook is the 2008 American Idol champion. His self-titled album is his major label debut. It includes the single "Light On" and was produced by Rob Cavallo.
Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce
I Am...Sasha Fierce is Beyonce's 3rd solo album. It is divided into two parts - the I Am... half is more traditional R&B ballads while the Sasha Fierce half is experimental, uptempo dance-oriented material. The album includes the hit single "If I Were a Boy."
David Archuleta - David Archuleta
David Archuleta is probably the most popular second-place finisher on American Idol since Clay Aiken. His debut album gets a head start on his rival David Cook by being released a week earlier.
Keane - Perfect Symmetry
Perfect Symmetry is the 3rd album from British pop-rock group Keane. It follows 2 #1 hit albums, and takes a turn in style toward 80's pop. The producers are Jon Brion and Stuart Price.
Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
Doll Domination is the second Pussycat Dolls album. It features the hit single "When I Grow Up."
New Kids on the Block - The Block
The Block is the first New Kids on the Block album in 14 years. It includes the hit single "Summertime."
The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High
Fast Times at Barrington High is the third studio album from the band the Academy Is... It was produced by S*A*M and Sluggo. The collection includes the single "About a Girl."
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
The Jonas Brothers' 3rd studio album A Little Bit Longer includes the singles "Burnin' Up," "Tonight," and "Pushin' Me Away."
Miley Cyrus - Breakout
'Breakout' is the 3rd Miley Cyrus solo album. It is the first that is completely separate from her Hanna Montana TV character. The album includes the single "7 Things."
Now That's What I Call Music! 28
Review of Now That's What I Call Music! 28. This set includes a wide range of top pop music hits from early 2008.
Clay Aiken - On My Way Here
On My Way Here is Clay Aiken's 4th full-length studio album. It was produced by Kipper.
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
Pocketful of Sunshine is Natasha Bedingfield's second album released in the US. It is a repackaged and reworked take on her second UK album N.B. The collection features the hit single "Love Like This."
Mariah Carey - E=MC2
E=MC2 by Mariah Carey is her 11th studio album. The first single "Touch My Body" was a #1 pop hit single.
Various Artists - Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One
Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One is an album put together by producer and 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson. It features a wide range of performers including fellow judge Paula Abdul, former Idol contestants Katharine McPhee and Elliott Yamin, and Joss Stone.