Welcome to another edition of On The Shelf, Idolator’s every-Monday look at Tuesday’s roster of new albums. It’s another slow, holiday tie-in-laden week, and you’ve already heard us go on about what’s undeniably the week’s biggest release: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade. After the jump, we present our take on new albums by John Legend, Brooke Hogan, and Skid Row.
John Legend, Once Again
The artist: Grammy-winning, ivory-tinkling crooner/Kanye West pal.
The sound: Striking, slowed-down soul with a scratched-record sheen.
The first in line: Ladies left wanting by the velvet teddy bear’s latest offering.
Brooke Hogan, Undiscovered
The artist: Hulk Hogan’s singing, dancing, nearly-naked-picture posing offspring.
The sound: Scott Storch-helmed blondie-pop, with hip-hop cameos thrown in for extra cred.
The first in line: Post-Hulkamaniacs who have traded in their red headbands for Paul Wall’s “budget” grills.
Skid Row, Revolutions Per Minute
The artist: Three-fifths of the Jersey band that gave the world “Youth Gone Wild” and “I Remember You.”
The sound: Hooky hard rock, amped up to 21st-century compression levels.
The first in line: We’re not sure, but it definitely won’t be Sebastian Bach.
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