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Fall 2014's essential music releases

October

Oct. 7 - Hozier: "Hozier"

Irish singer and guitarist Hozier is an artist to watch this year, whose already grabbing attention with his first gospel-fueled single "Take Me to Church:"

Oct 13. - Jessie J: "Sweet Talker"

You've heard "Bang Bang," and this October, the rest of the British pop star's third album will arrive. Jessie J worked with Diplo and Max Martin this time around, so one should expect some pop, some electronic, and some more hits:

Oct. 14 - Foxygen: "...And Star Power"

After canceling a batch of shows and coming as close to breaking up without actually breaking up as bands get, Foxygen is miraculously back. In fact, the band is coming out with a double album, complete with 82 minutes of music. So far, it sounds a bit like Todd Rundgren.

Oct. 14 - OK Go: "Hungry Ghosts"

"The treadmill band" OK Go is releasing its fourth album, along with the single and super-fun video "Writing's On the Wall." The band describes it as more electronic and modern than their first three LPs, so stay tuned:

Oct. 14 - Mary Lambert: "Heart On My Sleeve"

You may know her from the chorus of "Same Love," but now, Mary Lambert is going solo. Here's the first single from her upcoming debut LP:

Oct. 21 - Jessie Ware: "Tough Love"

British R&B singer Jessie Ware could be this year's Adele. Her sophomore LP includes the singles "Tough Love," "Say You Love Me" and a track featuring R&B singer Miguel. Lots of quality slow jams on this one:

Oct. 28 - Dillon Francis: "Money Sucks, Friends Rule"

Though Dillon Francis has been putting out very enjoyable dance-pop tracks since 2010, his first formal album is coming this fall. It includes "When We Were Young" and "Get Low":

Oct. 29 - Taylor Swift: "1989"

Probably the most anticipated fall release would have to go to chart-topping princess Taylor Swift, who already has a huge hit on her hands with "Shake It Off." The singer says "1989" is her favorite album yet, so hopefully fans will feel the same: