Tuesdays are big in entertainment-ville: 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. In addition to the selections below, Fergie released a new deluxe version of her album The Dutchess. Here are today's selections:
Blast from the past: It's been nearly 12 years since '80's pop sensation Cyndi Lauper has had a new album, and rather than fully reinventing herself the songstress sticks to what she knows on Bring Ya to the Brink. It'll make you want to boogie and there is no mistaking that distinctive voice.
The softer side of Usher: If there is one thing you can count on Usher for, it's an infectious summer club hit. The first single off of his new album, Love in This Club is undoubtedly catchy, but isn't "making love in this club" somewhat unsanitary? I kid, I kid. The album is chock-full of guest appearances including Jay-Z and Beyonce.
One more album full of cool duets, so read more.
Full of soul: No one does soul quite like Al Green and on his new album, Lay It Down he pairs up with contemporary artists such as Corinne Bailey Rae on Take Your Time and John Legend joins in on Stay With Me (By The Sea).