2014 Published: August 11, 2014 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Straat Picks: Album Releases in August 2014

This month sees album releases from several popular female artists. Find out which are worth your time and which are, unfortunately, forgettable.

By Louis Chen

Pixie Lott: Pixie Lott

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Pixie Lott’s third and latest album has been in the works since 2012, so it’s about time it saw the light of day. Unfortunately, the supposedly “Motown-inspired” album leaves a lot more soul to be desired. A poor imitation of a cross between Christina Aguilera’s 2002 album Stripped and the sounds of early Amy Winehouse, this album will keep hardcore Lott fans happy, but it’s not enough to convert the non-believing Lott, we mean, lot.

1. Nasty
2. Lay Me Down
3. Break Up Song
4. Champion
5. Kill a Man
6. Ain’t Got You
7. Heart Cry
8. Ocean
9. Raise Up
10. Bang
11. Leaving You
12. Cry and Smile