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. In addition to my picks below, Jem's new album, Down to Earth, featuring her popular single "Crazy" is out today, though I can't locate it on iTunes. Here are today's selections:
The hit maker: Did you know Ne-Yo wrote Beyonce's hit "Irreplaceable"? So it's no surprise that he's released an album that sounds like it's full of addicting melodies. Most of you have heard "Closer" already, as well as "Single" (another version of which can be found on the new NKOTB album). Songs like "So You Can Cry" and "Fade Into the Background" could also easily be standalone hits.
Lovely Leona: Leona Naess is a folk singer currently on tour with Ray LaMontagne and her new album (from what I've heard so far) is divine. I can't get enough of "Heavy Like Sunday" and "Ghosts in the Kitchen," and I'll be really surprised if "Leave Your Boyfriends Behind" doesn't become a hit. If you like Feist I bet you'll enjoy this!
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Thrashers: Hey Metallica fans, the band is back with a new album (technically released September 12) and so far so good on the reception from the music world. Rolling Stone says that "everything comes together" to give fans a rejuvenating album true to the band's form. Check out "The Unforgiven III" and "The End of the Line" to get started.