Genre: Synthpop, Indie Electronic, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
This boys are just beginning to appear in the charts and ****. They remind me a lot of Foster the People 1 year ago. They started getting known in the Hipster/Indie/Alternative Rock, and now, they be just coming for the Pop market. They are very good artists, hope they get the success and the money.
Carly Rae Jepsen Genre: Pop Rock, Teen Pop, Dance Pop, Power Pop
Ok, it's quite uncorfontable to see a 26-year old woman, singing a song that could fit Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, or even Rebecca Black. But it's cute, seeing that not every artist is all about the sex, all about the drinks, all about the disco-stick. I hope she's not a one-hit wonder, and will be here for a long time.
'James Blake (Deluxe Edition)' Genre: Post-Dubstep, Trip Hop, Blue Eyed Soul, Ambient Pop, UK Garage
#4. Male #9. Alternative #7. Dance/Electronic
This album is... Weird. But REALLY weird, i mean, this bitch came with a different sound, mixing Trip Hop, Dubstep, Soul, UK Garage, Post-Rock, Alternative Dance, etc, to create a unique sound. He came second in the BBC Sound of 2011 contest, which, in my opinion, helped him to get a lil' popular. Well, not REALLY popular, since his most succesful song peaked #44 on the UK Charts, but, at least more than SBTRKT will ever get. I'm sorry Aaron, #JamesBadUMad.
Jonna Lee is the one behind this project. Well, we knew this since... mid-2010? I guess? well, anyways. I was at first scared of her videos/her music. Now, to me, this project is one of the best internet-made projects ever. This people put a lot of effort on this. Now, they've released their first album, 'Kin', in my opinion, an awesome album. Recommend it of course.
In Due Order
'VOWS' Genre: Indie Pop, Synth Pop, Art Pop, Pop Soul
#10. Female #7. Alternative
So this is the first girl in this chart. Unlike, almost all of you, I didn't knew her from "Somebody That I Used to Know". I know her awesome music since the collaboration she did with Miami Horror, "I Look to You", by 2010. Now I know she's been releasing music on her own, and, lemme tell you all ****ing ****, that this is one of the best albums of the year. Her music is very eclectic, you can see her doin', to Indie Rock to Synth Pop to Soul to Jazz music. And all of this, she does it VERY good. Your favs WISH doing an album as good as this (*cough*cough*ONEDIRECCTIONJUSTINBIEBER*cough*coug h*)
"Glad You Came" Genre: Dance Pop, Electro Pop, Progressive House Album: The Wanted EP/Battleground Country: UK
Peak in the TRF's Tea Top 15 = #09.
This is not your typical boy-band-something-One-Direction-would-do song. This is WAY more than this. This song is such a party anthem, almost all of my friends play it, and they love it, unlike something the others would do. And I'm happy they could cross-over succesfully to the USA, with other british artists, like Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Nero, Cher Lloyd, Alex Clare, etc.
"Stupid Stupid/Stupid Hoe" Genre: Hip Hop, Electro Hop, Happy Hardcore, Hardcore Hip Hop, Drill and Bass Album: Pink Friday Roman Reloaded Country: Trinidad & Tobago
Peak in the TRF's Tea Top 15 = #08.
I don't understand why this video is hated. I just don't. It's one of the most funny, shady, ass-y videos of the year. Plus this Avant-Garde-Hip-Hop track instrumental is just IJADIAUSHFUASHDFASHOIDFSDFOASUIHDUFSAHFDHASDOFUAHS DOUF. When will Lil Wayne, Nas, Missy Elliot will experiment with DRILL-AND-F*CKING-BASS RHYTHM!. They'll neva.
NERVO featuring Steve Aoki & Afrojack
"We're All No One" Genre: Dance Pop, Electro Pop, Disco House, Glitch Pop Album: The Nervo Twins Country: Australia
Peak in the TRF's Tea Top 15 = #11. (Chart wasn't uploaded to Top 15)
This disco/glitch influenced track was one of the best tracks of this year so far. Tho, it didn't did as well as I thought i was going to do. These bitches wrote a lot of hits, like "When Love Takes Over", "Let's Get Crazy" (Yes, Hannah Montana song.), and "**** Him He's a DJ". They're so amazing aren't they?
Now they've just released their latest single "You're Gonna Love Again". If you love Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris you gon' like them.
"Nuclear Seasons" Genre: Synth Pop, Indie Electronic, Electro Pop, Dark Pop Album: You're the One - EP Country: UK
Peak in the TRF's Tea Top 15 = #07. (Chart wasn't released)
This girl is amazing. This song is one of the catchiest, most-melancholic, beautiful I've heard this year, and I can say this girl has a future ahead on the music industry. Thought, she's not being as succesful as I (and Owl) want, she's having lots of critical-acclaim, and, after all, that's what I care for. Most of time.