The first 3 months of 2008 come to a close Monday. Generally, the first quarter is the least interesting for new albums. This year was no exception, although there were a few good releases, most notably the joyous debut from British singer Duffy and the second album from Jack White's "band-on-the-side," The Raconteurs. Second quarter does promise to be more interesting, with new albums on the way from Madonna, Coldplay, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Sam Sparro, The Ting Tings, Franz Ferdinand, and The Fratellies, to name a few.
Here's my ranking of the new albums I reviewed this quarter:
4. Adele - 19Vampire Weekend