Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: Not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores, including iTunes. So I take a spin through each week's iTunes music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. Here's what's on my list this week:
Free sneak peek: This list is usually all about music, but I got a heads up today about some never-before-seen clips from the upcoming Twilight movie. There's been many a trailer out already, but there's some extended stuff in here that we haven't seen before, so enjoy! You can download the free clips here to savor until the movie hits theaters Nov. 21, and don't forget you can also grab the soundtrack now.
My kind of X-mas: This year when you're gathered around the fire sipping eggnog and mom reaches for the same old Christmas album, perhaps you can intercept her choice and convince her to give this album a try. This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday, Vol. 1 is a laid-back holiday album with songs from some great artists including "Christmas" by Rogue Wave, a Mason Jennings cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and "Someday at Christmas" by Jack Johnson.
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Sweet sensation: You know what? I like Taylor Swift. She could be in danger of being overlooked as just another Jonas Cyrus Miley Lovato Brother, but she's actually something all her own, and her new album showcases her talent for songwriting. "White Horse" was featured on Grey's Anatomy and is a pop-country heartbreaker that I've personally downloaded. I'm also really enjoying a song called "The Best Day."
An idol gets his album: Hmm. How do we feel about young Archuleta's album cover? I feel like he could have used some under-eye makeup and perhaps a smile. But that's neither here nor there — how's the music? I've only taken a cursory listen through his new album, but it's pretty good. "Touch My Hand" is one of his better up-tempo tracks, "You Can" is a little ballad that showcases his pretty voice, and his single "Crush" is cute, of course. Enjoy!