Don’t know what to give that impossible person on your gift list?! Well, chances are he/she loves music. And December happens to be a hot month for new albums.
Take a look at these five albums your Secret Santa recipient will love you for! I also included my fave songs on each album if you want to gift them on iTunes, rather than purchasing just one album.
T.I., No Mercy:
Even from prison, T.I. is influential on the hip-hop scene. He released a message to his fans in conjunction with the record coming out, saying: "I can't say enough on how much I appreciate the support and all the positive feedback. I read so many tweets, letters, reviews and comments that spoke volumes to how much love was still out there and how much respect still exists for my art and my passion."
Fave tracks: “That’s All She Wrote,” “Get Back Up”
Diddy-Dirty Money, Last Train to Paris:
Diddy has reinvented himself yet again with this album that has—count ‘em—19 tracks! It’s chock full of collaborations, from Justin Timberlake, Notorious B.I.G., Usher and Chris Brown.
Fave tracks: “Strobe Lights,” “Coming Home”
Michael Jackson, Michael:
There’s a lot of speculation Michael’s voice was altered for this album, and a lot of people are pretty pissed about its released, like will.i.am. But it’s just cool to hear MJ’s voice on new tracks!
Fave tracks: “Another Day,” “Hold My Hand”
Ciara, Basic Insinct:
Sexy Ciara is back with her fifth studio album Basic Instinct, featuring two hot tracks with Ludacris and Usher.
Fave tracks: “Gimmie Dat,” “Turn It Up”
Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy:
It’s just cool that Daft Punk was asked to be responsible for such a huge film—a Disney film at that. It’s fun to listen to this the whole way through, but some tracks are great on their own, like the ones below.
Fave tracks: “Derezzed,” “The Son of Flynn”