Bang Dem Sticks
Breakout star Meghan Trainor isn't making bold claims for the future on her debut Title -- 4 of these 11 tracks (15 deluxe) were featured on 2014's identically titled EP, another saw release one month later, and don't forget the 24-second intro. That leaves 5 new songs to ponder. While glimpses of outside interests do appear ("Like I'm Going to Lose You" suggests country may be in Ms. Trainor's future), most tracks adhere to the "All About That Bass" formula: doo-wop hooks sprinkled with soca and lotsa harmonies. Best new cut: "Bang Dem Sticks," a Jason Derulo rip-off heavy on the sax.