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 the songs and albums below you can now download a second volume of the Sex and the City soundtrack. Here are today's selections:
Let's Rock: The new Kings of Leon album, Only By the Night, seems like a pretty straightforward effort by the band in all its arena-rock glory. I've already been digging the track "Sex on Fire," and I think "17" sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl.
When I grow up I might not listen to this stuff anymore: First of all, I have to tell you that I laughed out loud when I laid eyes on this cover. It appears that the middle Pussycat Doll lost her shirt on her motorcycle ride. But I digress. I don't think I'll ever buy an entire Dolls album but will admit I've succumbed to their catchy dance tunes in the past. The song we've all heard a lot already, "When I Grow Up," is of course included on their new album as is an obligatory song featuring Snoop Dog called "Bottle Pop," and what I bet is the next song none of us will be able to get out of our brains, "Halo".
Two more picks up next so
Reflecting: Oh, wow, I really like Cold War Kids and I'm totally digging their new album Loyalty to Loyalty. I read an article about what inspired this new album and discovered that the lyrically mesmerizing track, "Every Man I Fall For," is written about a female's perspective of relationships. I'm really enjoying the song "Relief" as well but I'll likely download the entire thing.
"Down-home Dixie-fried home-grown..." Those are some of the fun, spirited lyrics from the first track on the Old Crow Medicine Show's new album Tennessee Pusher. The banjo-plucky album has more of the OCMS's super-Southern country-folk tunes. In fact, it's like a fond love letter to the South, from the energetic "Alabama High-Test" to the much darker "Motel in Memphis" and title track "Tennessee Pusher."