Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Kanye West To Nicki Minaj

This pre-T-day Tuesday, there’s a whole lot to be thankful for. Not one friggin’ turkey in the bounty that is this week’s new music releases. Sweet potato pie! Basically, Kanye West’s album is beautiful, dark, twisted, rad-onkulous awesomeness, if you listen to the critics; Nicki Minaj’s debut record is the motha-frickin’ lady-rappin’ hawtness; My Chemical Romance is back, and Jersey-er than ever; Ne-Yo, Ke$sha, Lloyd Banks and Robyn want you to get down in da club. Plus, the wild card, Royksopp, will help you sleep it all off. So, if that motherload of jams didn’t convince you to get your headphones on, you need to check your pulse. Let’s get into the groove, after the jump.

Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Awesomest cover, evah! Also, one badass rapper, like Lil Kim 2.0. While she’s been backing up the best in the biz, she doesn’t have to steal the spotlight anymore. It’s all hers with this fab debut album.

My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
Rock so hard you can hear the Jersey accent. Plus, if you’re a mix maker, it’s got some sweet hype monologues.

Ne-Yo , Libra Scale
Club R&B lite.

Lloyd Banks , Hunger For More 2
Sick rhymes muddled with heavy production.

Ke$ha, Cannibal
A mess of whatever you’ll have to hear where you’re in da club.

Robyn, Body Talk
Fun. Fun. Fun. Chick pop.


Royksopp, Senior
Beats to chillax to.

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Hells to the yes, new Kanye! Pitchfork gave this album a 10, the first new record to get a perfect rating since 2002. ‘Nuff said.