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Robbie Williams, Tasha the Amazon and Hunger Games: Catching Fire deliver our must-hear albums of the week

Robbie Williams
Swings Both Ways

The tenth studio album from British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, Swings Both Ways not only has a super cheeky title, but it makes for a super fun - and different - listen.

How so? Well, it's not exactly every day you get to hear Robbie and other fabu musicians like Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson and Rufus Wainwright tackling swing.

A follow-up to 2001's Swing When You're Winning, this album maintains a vibe similar to its predecessor's, however, it also does things a little differently by including both covers AND originals.
Lesson: Listening to Robbie Williams performing songs from the swing genre is pure awesomeness. And bliss.  
Tasha the Amazon

If there was ever any doubt at all about just how fierce Toronto’s Tasha the Amazon is, it has surely been laid to rest with this, her first full-length effort.

Dubbed FiDiYootDem, the release highlights influences that range from tribal to island and trap rhythms and it even mixes in pop and electro vibes. 

More simply put, Tasha delivers a truly original mixtape that’s got the grit and street cred of female hip-hop heavyweights like Lil’ Kim Nicki Minaj.
Bonus: You can now stream and download all of FiDiYootDem here!

Various Artists
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Island, Republic

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, so is it really any wonder that the movie’s official soundtrack is absolutely massive? (Hint: The answer is 'no'.)
Featuring tracks by Coldplay, The National, The Weeknd, Christina Aguilera, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, The Lumineers, Ellie Goudling and Of Monsters and Men, this soundtrack is the equivalent of putting your iPod on shuffle and ending up with a playlist that’s absolutely boss.

Trust us, if you buy it, you'll end up listening to this record again and again. And again.