What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is the seventh studio album from The Decemberists, released on January 20, 2015. The album's title comes from a line in the song "12/17/12", a reference to the date of Barack Obama's speech in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and lead singer Colin Meloy's conflicting feelings about the shooting and his happy personal life.
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Panda Bear. It was released on January 9, 2015 by the Domino Recording Company. Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper was preceded by the digital release of an extended play, Mr Noah, and two singles, "Mr Noah" and "Boys Latin".
Monuments to an Elegy is the ninth studio album by American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, released on December 5, 2014. Band leader Billy Corgan has noted that—similar to the band's previous release, Oceania—the album is a part of the ongoing project, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
Talking Is Hard is the second major-label album by American rock band Walk the Moon. The first single was "Shut Up and Dance" that became an international hit for them peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Alternative chart and number 5 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart as well as making to the Hot 100 reaching number 57. It also charted in the Netherlands and Sweden.