By this time, April showers should have brought May flowers to where you are, but if not, don’t fret — plenty of new music should brighten the new month for you. This week, SoCal punkers Pennywise, horror-rock maestro Marilyn Manson, cerebral indie-pop outfit Lower Dens, and San Francisco metal troupe Wild Hunt all have new full-lengths for your Rdio collections. Former Menomena member Brent Knopf also returns this week, with a debut album from his band Ramona Falls.
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
The former soft-rock and jazz chanteuse developed an edge on her fifth studio album thanks to a new sound, produced by Danger Mouse.
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds
The hip-hop singer-songwriter returns with his second full-length this week, including guest spots from Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and T.I.
Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
Eccentric pop singer-songwriter Santi White impressed fans with the way she blended a seemingly infinite number of influences on her first album — hip-hop, pop, R’n’B, punk, and electronic. Four years later, hear what else she has in store for fans on her much anticipated follow-up album.
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Underwood’s success as a solo country singer-songwriter has nearly erased the fact that she was once a hopeful on American Idol. Today, she releases her fourth album of twangy pop tunes, rendered in her mellifluous croon.