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 artists featured below, you can also download the first single from Jessica Simpson's forthcoming country album, new music from dance club sensation Hercules and Love Affair, and a new album from the Oscar-winning musicians Three 6 Mafia. Here are today's selections:
I don't know what they're saying, but I like it: If you haven't discovered the Icelandic band Sigur Rós yet, now's the time: Their new album, Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (translated to With a Buzz in Our Ears, We Play Endlessly), sounds so far like the band's most upbeat to date. I love the percussion in the first track, "Gobbledigook," and "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" makes me smile.
The '80s called. They want their music back: Mötley Crüe's ninth album, Saints Of Los Angeles, is the first album with all four original members in more than a decade, and instead of reinventing the wheel, the guys stuck with what they know: big-haired rock 'n' roll. The reviews so far have been so-so, but tracks like "Down at the Whiskey" and "Chicks = Trouble" (and by "chicks" surely they mean "Pam") are mostly getting the thumbs-up.
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