New Releases

Turpin Hero (From Turn)

Jake Bugg

Vangelis - Sound of pictures

Vangelis

Top Albums

Pitch Perfect Soundtrack

Various Artists

Wicked: Original Cast Recording

Various Artists

Rwby Volume 1 Soundtrack

Jeff Williams

The Sims 3: Generations

Steve Jablonsky

Fast & Furious 6

Various Artists

Purple Rain

Prince and the Revolution

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 marks the finale of the epic vampire series and its soundtrack befittingly bleeds with moody romance and melancholy. Twilight consistently assembles strong soundtracks, and here, Twi-hards say goodbye to Bella and Edward to the tune of new tracks from Green Day ("The Forgotten"), Feist ("Fire in the Water") and Passion Pit, who open with wistful anthem "Where I Come From." Ellie Goulding's aptly-titled "Bittersweet," produced by her on-again/off-again boyfriend Skrillex, is a whimsical electropop dance track which warns: "You always want what you're running from." The follow-up from her Part 1 tearjerker, Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years (Part 2)" declares eternal love, while Reeve Carney's "New for You" trembles with devotion.

Laura Checkoway, Google Play

The Book Of Mormon

Original Broadway Cast

Tangled

Various

Mac and Devin Go To High School (Music From and Inspired By The Movie)

Snoop Dogg
The soundtrack to their Cheech & Chong-like feature film, Mac and Devin Go to High School finds Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in glorious stoner mode, offering plenty of blunt anthems and smokers delights. Production-wise, the album is split evenly between booming, G-Funk nostalgia (prime cut “I Get Lifted” features a slow, rolling, Warren G beat) and more contemporary, Wiz-friendly sounds (lead single “Young, Wild & Free” is polished, bright, sunshine material crafted by Bruno Mars and his crew, the Smeezingtons). Highly desirable names like Jake One, Drumma Boy, Exile, and Nottz fill the rest of the production credits, and while the material is light and redundant, anyone with a little hip-hop schooling should be prepared, and rightly assume, this is much more How High than Blackout! Snoop and Wiz offer a flashy, multi-generational alternative to Method and Red, and bouncing between their styles keeps this single-minded effort from being a bore. The target audience should think of it as a bag marked “regs” that comes with no organic flavor or transcendent buzz, but is easy to roll and surprisingly dank.

David Jeffries, Rovi

Top Songs

Happy

Pharrell Williams

Let It Go

Idina Menzel

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Kristen Bell

I See Fire

Ed Sheeran

A Thousand Years

Christina Perri

Young And Beautiful

Lana Del Rey

Danger Zone

Kenny Loggins

Forever (Explicit)

Drake

Despicable Me

Pharrell Williams

Hold You Up

Shane Harper

The Climb

Miley Cyrus

Life is a Highway

Rascal Flatts

Purple Rain

Prince and the Revolution

r - Cali

A$AP Rocky

Skyfall (Full Length)

Adele

You and Me

Lifehouse