Spring into some new music

Samantha McCormick, Staff Writer

Spring does not just mean more sunlight and nicer weather; it also means new music. Not only do we get to look forward to wearing flip-flops again, we get to look forward to running to the music store and picking up some brand-spanking new music from some great musicians. There are all sorts of new music, ranging from “American Idol” favorites to head-banging rockers. There’s something for everybody. Get a pen and a calendar and mark the dates down, ‘cause these are albums you don’t want to miss.

 

3/20

Adam Lambert: “Trespassing”

Lambert describes “Trespassing” as “an exciting journey through the past two years of my life. It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced,” he said to Amazon.com.

I, for one, am very excited to hear his new album. I have always been a fan of Lambert from the very beginning when he was on “American Idol” two years ago. His voice is amazing and he has made it further then the winner of “Idol” that year, Kris Allen. His last single, “What Do You Want from Me?” was a huge hit. In my eyes, he can do no wrong.

 

The Shins: “Port of Morrow”

The Shins are one of the greatest rock bands ever. Their music is so raw and real that I will without a doubt be at the music store the day this album comes out.

 

3/27

Shinedown: “Amaryllis”

“Amaryllis” is the fourth studio album by American rock band Shinedown. “It reflects on everything we’ve done and where we’re heading,” said Shinedown singer Brent Smith to noisecreep.com. “It’s a message of empowerment, perseverance and inspiration.” I think that is a message that should be found in all music. It’s the real emotions that make a great record, which is why I can’t wait for this album.

 

The Used: “Vulnerable”

Utah emo band The Used knows just how to make angry rock music. Let’s face it, when anybody is having a bad day, they don’t want to blast Taylor Swift music. They want to blast The Used. The Used have a way of making you feel understood and not alone.

 

All American Rejects: “Kids in the Street”

According to lead singer Tyson Ritter, the album will be very different to All American Rejects’ past releases, including the experimental “When the World Comes Down.” This is another great band with a good-looking lead singer. I have always loved listening to them since I first heard “Dirty Little Secret” six years ago. Their music is just what the world needs to hear, and what you need to buy.

 

4/27

Jack White: “Blunderbuss”

The tracks on “Blunderbuss” were written from scratch and had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but White’s own expression, his own colors on his own canvas. This is his first completely solo album ever. Yes, I will miss listening to his sister Meg White play the drums and sing with him, but I’m still excited to hear Jack on his own. Let’s see what he can do solo.