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Taylor Swift to drop concept album in October; Critics heart Arcade Fire; Eminem lingers

taylor swiftWill Taylor Swift's new concept album be as strong as her previous efforts? (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

By Chris Richards

- So you're a game-changing 20-year-old pop-country uber-star who made your name singing about the ups and downs of teenagerdom with a wisdom far beyond your years. What's your next move? Concept record. That's what Taylor Swift says she'll be delivering when her new album "Speak Now" arrives on October 25.

- Reviews for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" are starting to spring up and -- surprise! -- everyone loves it. Rolling Stone gives the new album four stars and the BBC puts it a notch higher than Radiohead's "OK Computer."

- And in chart news, Eminem topped Billboard for the fourth week in a row with "Recovery" while M.I.A.'s hotly anticipated "Maya" barely cracked the top 10 in its chart debut.

By Chris Richards  |  July 22, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Arcade Fire, Eminem, M.I.A., Taylor Swift  
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