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August 26, 2009

August Album Releases (Pt. 2): Colbie Caillat, Letoya & Matisyahu

Filed under: New Music — Felicia @ 2:56 pm

BreakthroughColbie Caillat Breakthrough (Republic)

Breakout singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat first emerged in 2007 with her debut album, Coco which turned out to be a great success. Now the California native is back with her sophomore follow-up, Breakthrough to solidify her success. Her simple alternative pop/rock insignia shines through with this album as like the first. I heard a few songs from her first album and it pretty good. I’ll definitely give this one a listen when I have some down time.

Letoya Lady Love (Capital) Letoya

You know you’ve come into your own when you’re no longer known as that girl from that group. You’ve also made a come up when you can drop your last name, and with a second solo album under her belt, Letoya is proving that she’s more than just a former girl band member. Initially slated for a 2008 release, Lady Love was finally released to the masses yesterday and features a host of notable names assisting with the production. Again I thought her first album was great, so I will be checking out Ms.Luckett’s new release.

MatisyahuMatisyahu Light (Epic)

Hasidic Judaism follower Matthew Miller, p/k/a Matisyahu releases not his first or second, but third Reggae/Dancehall inspired album, Light. Nope, no typo. His debut album, Shake Off The Dust…Arise was release back in 2004 and garnered a light buzz for the West Chester native. I’m not entirely familiar with his music and have only heard a handful of his songs, his sound is astonishingly pretty good. I think the problem here is all about the packaging. There are a lot of people still unfamiliar with this Reggae star whose songs they may have heard, but would never believe the man behind the music. Producer David Kahne had a heavy hand with with the production of Matisyahu’s latest release, so hopefully we will hear and see more from him this time around. Third time’s a charm. It’s a shame artists like this don’t get as much shine as some of the garbage that’s in constant rotation on the radio.



  1. I like that fact you give out information on whats coming out in all types of music. Keep it coming girl. I see big things for you!!!

    Comment by yeslocks — August 26, 2009 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for keeping me in the loop with the new albums, i must get Latoya’s album. Latoya and Kelly are the two favorits by far to come out of that group(Beyonce had her dad’s help)

    Comment by C. Prince — September 1, 2009 @ 9:01 am | Reply

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