Tunes for Back To School

Big Sean, Finally Famous

The phrase ‘Back to School’ can mean many things: waking up early, tests, new clothes, and seeing old friends again. In the music world, it usually signals the beginning of the season when artists drop albums. No Doubt and Coldplay are in the studio now with no official album release date, but are hinting they will drop albums in 2011, while Lenny Kravitz and the Red Hot Chili Peppers already have their albums set to go. Make sure to add the following albums to your back to school shopping list.

Big Sean – Finally Famous G.O.O.D. Inc./Island Def Jam
David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat Astralwerks
Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne Roc Nation/Def Jam
Lenny Kravitz – Black and White America Roadrunner/Atlantic
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You Warner Bros
The Game – The R.E.D. Album Geffen/Interscope
The Nightwatchman – World Wild Rebel Songs New West Records
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story Roc Nation
Lady Antebellum – Own The Night Capitol
Mary J. Blige – My Life Too, The Story Continues Geffen

Originally published in September/October 2011

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