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:
Music for the TV: When I think of The Fray I can't help but associate them with the golden era of Grey's Anatomy. So maybe that's why, despite receiving mixed reviews, I'm keeping an open mind about their newest CD following the breakout success of that Grey's song "How to Save a Life." Nothing too different going on here, but "You Found Me" is emotional and "Never Say Never" is a pretty track.
Idol success: Remember when Melinda Doolittle was on American Idol and every single time she sang the judges were all, "You are perfect"? I'm pretty sure they said that every single time. Anyway, now her first album is out and critics think she's pretty great too. Check out some of her soulful tracks including "Fundamental Things" and "Wonderful".
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Pop punk fun: I remember hearing the song "Face Down" on the radio and it reminded me of the Plain White T's track "Hey There Delilah" in terms of its earnest acoustic rockness that I can't help but embrace. I never looked up who sang it but it's a band from Florida called The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and they have a new album out that is similarly infectious. I downloaded "Pull Me Back" and "You Better Pray."