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REVIEWED - Linkin Park / Maroon 5 / Jedward
LINKIN PARK - Living Things
CONTINUING their mission to successfully cross the rock-rap-pop divide, Linkin Park return with their fifth album.
They are perhaps best known for Numb / Encore, their 2004 hit collaboration with Jay-Z, and What I’ve Done, which shot them into the stratosphere.
With 12 tracks produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, this is edgy music which will please their legions of fans.
MAROON 5 - Overexposed
MAROON 5 take an experimental hardcore psychedelic jazz-blues-dub direction on their latest album.
Only kidding. Overexposed features more of the same easy listening middle of the road rock we’ve come to expect from this American five-piece.
Sales could be affected by the fact that it doesn’t include their biggest hit to date, Moves Like Jagger, which was re-released to such excitement in the UK at the end of last year.
JEDWARD - Young Love
Oh dear - that’s the best I can say about this album by X Factor failures Jedward.
They’ve tried to recreate themselves by getting rid of their ridiculous brushed-back hair and replacing it with ridiculous brushed-forward hair.
Whether it works or not is anybody’s guess, but they’re banking their career on the hope that their Justin Bieber-clone songs will appeal to many a teeny-bopper.