Welcome to Buzzworthy's "The Week In Pop," where we round up new album releases, talk show musical guests, and TV performances by your favorite pop stars and more (so you don't have to).
This week, Fall Out Boy drop Save Rock And Roll (catch them on Wednesday's "Conan"). Also, Yeah Yeah Yeahs release Mosquito (they hit "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tonight), and Olly Murs and Jessie Ware make their Stateside debut with Right Place, Right Time (he's on "The View" Wednesday) and Devotion. Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips get dark on The Terror, and Major Lazer wants to Free The Universe. Additionally, The Thermals and Ghostface Killah each release their respective sixth album, Kid Cudi makes album No. 3, and Charli XCX drops her full-length debut. On TV, make sure to tune in to the "NewNowNext Awards 2013" on LOGO TV tonight or stream at NewNowNext beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Ke$ha and Tegan And Sara will be performing. Things are heating up in the singing competition department as well, with "American Idol" presenting their Top 5, and "The Voice" begins its battle rounds where advisers Pharrell Williams, Sheryl Crow, Good Charlotte's Joel Madden, and Hillary Scott join coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ Fall Out Boy, Save Rock And Roll: By now you've heard FOB's new album (if not, get on it, and check out our track-by-track review!), the first since their hiatus some four years ago. While FOB's album title may imply some bombast, the band's earnest mission to make a record for themselves pays off in ambition. Fall Out Boy are back with a vengeance in the back-to-back fiery anthems "The Phoenix" and "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" with 2 Chainz. Soulful singer Patrick Stump exudes confidence with his vocal acrobatics on "Where Did The Party Go," the falsettos of "Death Valley," and with the rich inflections on "Just One Yesterday" featuring Foxes. Courtney Love ("Rat A Tat"), Big Sean ("The Mighty Fall"), and Elton John ("Save Rock And Roll") also make appearances.
+ Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito: On their fourth album, Yeah Yeah Yeahs blend disparate music styles. "It's kind of like a Yeah Yeah Yeahs soul record -- our version of one -- but it's also really playful and tongue-in-cheek sometimes. I think it's got something for everyone," Karen O explained in their video premiering Mosquito. Penned in New Orleans, "Sacrilege" features a gospel choir and "Subway" is an ode to New York with looping rhythms courtesy of a rumbling train. They explore roots reggae in "Under The Earth," and the churning, James Murphy-produced "Buried Alive" features Dr. Octagon. They lean romantic as the album closes with "Always" and the atmospheric "Wedding Song."
+ Olly Murs, Right Place, Right Time: U.K. sensation Olly Murs already has three albums under his belt and he's toured with One Direction, but he hadn't yet released an album Stateside... until now. For the 2009 "X Factor" runner-up's U.S. debut, songs from his No. 1 U.K. album of the same name are packaged with tunes from his sophomore album, In Case You Didn't Know ("Heart Skips A Beat," "Dance With Me Tonight," and "Oh My Goodness"). Watch Olly perform his smash hit "Heart Skips A Beat" (the recorded U.S. version features Chiddy Bang), and watch his video for "Troublemaker" featuring Flo Rida.
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.