Ellie Goulding's eagerly awaited second album leads off a strong selection of new pop albums landing in stores this week.
After a long slow climb Ellie Goulding went all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her single "Lights." Now she has released her eagerly awaited second album. Halcyon includes the top 5 UK pop hit single "Anything Could Happen." Ellie Goulding says the new album is a bit less electronic and more of a pop album than the first.
Irish pop rock band the Script return with their third studio album. Their last album Science and Faith climbed to #3 on the chart in the US. "Hall Of Fame," the lead single from #3 has been a major worldwide pop hit. It reached #1 in the UK and the top 10 in countries across Europe.
Punk pop band All Time Low left major label Interscope after last year's album Dirty Work. For Don't Panic they are back with independent label Hopeless Records. The band says their new album revisits the best qualities of the group's four previous studio albums. All Time Low's last two releases both reached the top 10 on the album chart.
For her latest release the legendary Barbra Streisand has dug into the vault to offer fans rare and previously unreleased recordings. Her last four studio albums have all reached the top 5 on the album chart. Barbra Streisand is considered the bestselling female recording artist of all time in the US.
It has been seven years since the last studio album from rock band The Wallflowers. The group blasted into the pop mainstream with their second album Bringing Down the Horse back in 1996. It reached #4 on the album chart and was certified quadruple platinum. Bringing Down the Horse included the #2 pop hit single "One Headlight."
Jeff Lynne was the leader of the legendary pop band Electric Light Orchestra or ELO. Long Wave is his second solo album and first in more than 20 years. The new album is a collection of cover versions of mostly pop standards and early rock and roll songs. Jeff Lynne says these are the songs he grew up hearing on long wave radio.
Monster is the 20th studio album from legendary rock band KISS. It is the follow up to 2009's Sonic Boom. That album was a #2 chart smash. The single "Hell or Hallelujah" has reached the top 40 on the mainstream rock chart.
Don Felder was lead guitarist for the Eagles until an acrimonious firing from the group of 2001. The firing resulted in lawsuits that were ultimately settled out of court in 2007. Road To Forever is his second solo album.
Weathervanes, the first album from electronic indie pop band Freelance Whales, was the subject of significant critical acclaim in 2009. Diluvia, the group's second album, follows a wide range of strong live performances.
This is the 18th studio album from pop singer and actor Rick Springfield. He reached the peak of his pop success with the two top 10 albums Working Class Dog and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet in the early 1980s. He reached the top 10 of the pop singles chart with five hits between 1981 and 1984.