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.
Green Day, Hurray!: Green Day's new album is being praised by music critics across the board, which is exciting. Rolling Stone compares this new album to the band's previous release, American Idiot, saying the album is "so masterful and confident it makes Idiot seem like a warm-up." Standout tracks include "East Jesus Nowhere," "21 Guns," and the title track, "21st Century Breakdown."
Pretty and depressing: I think people either love Tori Amos or hate her, but either way the woman knows how to get people thinking with her lyrics. Her newest album is a little on the new-agey side for my taste, but there are some beautiful, if dark, tracks here that I'm definitely adding to circulation. The slow and heartbreaking "Maybe California" is lovely and "Welcome to England" is catchy and feisty.
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Too good to be true: Almost a year ago White Rabbits put out Fort Nightly, an amazing album I've been listening to a lot. Now, here they are with another one, and so far I think it sounds great. If you like Spoon (their lead singer and guitarist produced this album) or even TV on the Radio, you will probably dig these guys. I can't say enough good things. I've downloaded the whole thing but check out "They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong," "Percussion Gun," and "Midnight and I."