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What to Download: New Music Today

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. Here are today's selections:

Let's dance: I like dancing to Franz Ferdinand. When "Take Me Out" plays at a party or in a bar, it usually has the power to make me do something goofy like flip my hair all over the place. Anyway, I'm glad the band is back with all new sexy tunes for toe-tapping goodness, like the seriously fun song "No You Girls." I also like the first single on the album, "Ulysses."

Chillax music: I'm glad the psychedelic pop duo The Bird and The Bee (aka. Inara George and Greg Kurstin) have staying power because their music is so pretty. It's the perfect cocktail hour music that's part whimsy, part haunting, and totally easy on the ears. Their new album is full of gems like "Baby," "My Love," and "Ray Gun."

One more selection up next, so


The man: Bruce Springsteen's new album is earning rave reviews with some actually describing his new songs as optimistic. That's nice considering how bleak this moment in history can feel these days. If the guy who sings about angst so often can find a silver lining, then maybe we all can. I'm excited to download tracks like "My Lucky Day," "Working on a Dream," "What Love Can Do," and his beautiful song from The Wrestler.

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