20. LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
Coming in with a 4/11 at #20 is LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking. While this album is a stellar leap ahead for the group over their last album, I still cannot seem to totally enjoy a lot of their music. My picks from the album were Party Rock Anthem, Sexy and I Know It, Sorry For Party Rocking, and Take It to the Hole.
Overall - 4/11 - 36.4%
19. Lady GaGa - Born This Way
It has been well known my disgust with Lady GaGa as a human. However, I do love some of her music. She landed back here at #19 simply on percentage. With the deluxe copy wielding 17 tracks, I have only gotten pleasure out of 7 of them. The six tracks being: Marry the Night, Born this Way, Judas, Hair, Bad Kids, You and I, and The Edge of Glory. The rest of the tracks were a bit off and not listener friendly. My advice to her for next album, drop the horrible artwork director, make shorter music videos, and drop the stupid antics. Go back to "The Fame" Lady GaGa because you are on a downward spiral here.
Overall - 7/17 - 41.2%
18. Natalia Kills - Perfectionist
Early in the year, I praised Natalia Kills as the up and coming Lady GaGa. Here, at the end of the year, she shows up, ripping the wig off GaGa's head to usurp the #18 spot. The album could have been much better but the tracks that shine really do shine such as Wonderland, Acid Annie, Kill My Boyfriend, Break You Hard, and Love is a Suicide. It was a good album, slightly sad that it has not really impacted the US music market yet. Check out Kill My Boyfriend if you haven't.
Overall - 5/12 - 41.7%
17. Blake Shelton - Red River Blue
Overall - 5/11 - 45.6%
16. Kelly Rowland - Here I Am
Overall - 8/17 - 47%
15.Daughtry - Break the Spell
Overall - 8/16 - 50%
14. Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby
Four years have passed since Lavigne released The Best Damn Thing. Finally, she returns with a completely unexpected, yet amazing album. While the record has many forgettable songs, there are seven that have worked their way onto my iPod and show no signs of leaving such as What the Hell, Push, Smile, Alice, Remember When, Wish You Were Here, and Everybody Hurts.
Overall - 7/14 - 50%
13. Selena Gomez & the Scene - When the Sun Goes Down
Overall - 6/11 - 54.5%
12. Jennifer Lopez - LOVE?
Overall - 10/16 - 62.5%
11. Leann Rimes - Lady & Gentlemen
Overall - 9/14 - 64.3%
10. Jessie J - Who You Are
Overall - 11/16 - 68.8%
9. Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Overall - 10/14 - 71.4%
8. Dev - The Night the Sun Came Up
Overall - 8/12 - 75%
7. Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
Overall - 12/16 - 75%
6. David Guetta - Nothing But the Beat
This time last year, I would have told you that David Guetta is just another ugly French DJ. I never in a million years could have imagined the smash record he was working on! Nothing But the Beat leaked and I haven't stopped listening since. Not going to lie, I was pretty much hooked since the original leak of Where Them Girls At? (with Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj). Other tracks not to miss are: Turn Me On (with Nicki Minaj), Sweat (with Snoop Dogg), Titanium (with Sia), Without You (with Usher), I Can Only Imagine (with Chris Brown & Lil Wayne), I Just Wanna F. (with Timbaland & Dev), Repeat (with Jessie J), Night of Your Life (with Jennifer Hudson), and Little Bad Girl (with Ludacris & Taio Cruz). I don't even think Guetta was prepared for how much this album took off in the US.
Overall - 10/14 - 76.9%
5. Miranda Lambert - Four the Record
Overall - 12/15 - 80%
4. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Overall - 15/18 - 83.3%
3. Beyonce - 4
Overall - 15/17 - 87.5%
2. Adele - 21
This difficult decision will probably land me the most scorn of them all. I blame it on the numbers. I honestly expected her to take the cake (and eat it too)! This album is flawless. Every song is Grammy worthy and she sells like hot dogs at fat camp. 2 smash #1 singles and one at to Set Fire to #1 soon. She's unstoppable and it is completely understandable. The only song I did not care for on this album was Lovesong. I did not like The Cure's version and her's did not change my mind. That is what knocked her down.
Overall - 11/12 - 91.6%
1. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Overall - 13/14 - 92.8%