Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: Not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores. So I take a spin through each week's music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. In addition to my picks below, you can also download new country singles from Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Rascal Flatts.
The lady with the bangs: After the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' newest album, It's Blitz!, leaked last month, the group decided to move up its digital release to today! So woohoo! (It's still set to hit stores March 31.) In the tracks I've heard so far, there's a lot more synthesizer going on, which is cool — and means Karen O and gang are mixing things up a bit. I'll give the entire thing a whirl soon but so far I recommend checking out "Zero" and "Soft Shock".
Idol returns: Yay for Kelly Clarkson! I already took a listen to this pop star's new songs and thought her fourth album was a solid mix of catchy hooks that marks a return to form for the talented singer. I'd recommend the addicting "I Do Not Hook Up" for download as well as the sassy "Don't Let Me Stop You."
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Living the dream: Love vs Money is The-Dream's second album, and I'm really into it so far. I got curious about the record after reading one reviewer describe it as "a seamless, brilliantly produced affair featuring his unmatched contemporary pop technique and songwriting craftsmanship." Check out his duet with Kanye West on the smooth and sweet "Walkin' on the Moon" and the interesting "Right Side of My Brain."