Bruce Springsteen’s huge album release may be behind us, but there’s plenty of major new music still to come. We’re counting down 2012’s Biggest Summer Albums. Whether you’re searching for that perfect pop beach mix or just looking for a sweet new ringtone for your cellphone, our cloud-based music delivery service can satisfy all your music needs.
Tops on our list is the super-catchy pop candy of Maroon 5, whose “Overexposed” album drops in late June. Pop fans are also in luck with the debuts of Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself” and new songs from his self-styled junior crooner, Justin Bieber. Can’t decide which ones to buy? Visit the MyMusicCloud store to preview tracks from all three and then download your faves and mix them together for the ultimate portable summer playlist. Sync them across your Mac, PC, tablet or cellphone to play on- or off-line wherever you go.
If rock and skinny jeans are more your style, The Hives return in early June with their first album in five years, “Lex Hives,” and so do dreamy synth rockers Passion Pit, known for their hits “The Reeling” and “Little Secrets.” If you’re like us and have trouble deciphering either of these band’s lyrics, just click the handy “Lyrics” button in our browser and instantly see exactly what lead singer Pelle Almvqist is singing.
Isn’t it ironic? With Garbage’s new album just out, nostalgia for the ‘90s is in full effect this summer. Collections from angsty chick rockers Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple and moody grungers The Smashing Pumpkins are all on tap. Throw on some flannel and alert your Facebook friends that the ‘90s are back with our convenient “Share” button, which broadcasts what you’re listening to to all your pals.
Those are just a few highlights from our Top 10 preview of 2012’s Biggest Summer Albums. See the full list below and tell us who you’re looking forward to downloading most!
10. Usher “Looking 4 Myself” (June 12)
9. Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”( June 19)
8. Kenny Chesney “Welcome to the Fishbowl” (June 19)
7. Wiz Khalifa, “O.N.I.F.C.” (August)
6. Justin Bieber “Believe” (June 19)
5. Alanis Morissette “Havoc & Bright Lights” (August 28)
4. Smashing Pumpkins “Oceania” (June 19)
3. Passion Pit “Gossamer” (July 25)
2. The Hives “Lex Hives” (June 5)
1. Maroon 5 “Overexposed” (June 26)