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Rachel Devitt

Pop Roundup, August/September 2011

by Rachel Devitt

Pop Roundup, August/September 2011


The last month has been a bit slow for straight-up pop releases: albums by those artists who can only be classified under "pop." That said, the last month has also bestowed upon us a clutch of new albums that may come to us from other primary genres, but are also perfectly comfortable under pop's roof: hip-hop fueled by serious star power, rock and pop-punk that's not afraid of a hook or a dance beat, and indie music from around the world that's aesthetically as pop as Gaga, but just hasn't found her level of fame yet. So come hang out under the vast, varied, sparkly umbrella (ella ella) that is pop, and get to know this month's Top 10 albums.