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September is traditionally a pretty big month for popular music album releases, and this month is no exception–expect the latest from Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Jack Johnson, Avicii, Kings of Leon and more to drop in the coming weeks.
But lot of great artists are making their debuts this month, and in true Internet-age fashion, we’re already a little familiar with some of them. LA’s crazy-talented Haim (disclaimer: one of my favorite bands) have been on the worldwide festival circuit for over a year now, but “Days Are Gone” isn’t out until the 30th.
British band Bastille hit it big with the single “Pompeii,” and their full-length album offers plenty of songs that are even better. Canadian R&B artist The Weeknd has been a critic’s darling since releasing a round of mixtapes in 2011. All of the musicians on the playlist this week have been giving listeners plenty of videos, acoustic sessions and exclusives through social media, making the wait for their albums a little less anxious.
The rest of this year and 2014 look to bring us some fantastic new music of every genre. These relatively young artists are incredibly accessible, which makes being their fan all the more rewarding.
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