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New Music Releases For Nov. 17, Including John Mayer, Kris Allen, and Leona Lewis

What to Download: New Music Today

Time for more Tuesday entertainment! I've already shared a few new DVD releases to give your movie library a shot in the arm, but now, let's amp up your iPod. Big-name albums hit shelves today, so be sure to read up on these three. (And if you want to see your own music reviews featured on Buzz, submit them in the Music Review Group in the community!)

Fan-pleasing pop: "Bring it Back." Both songs get needed oomph from orchestral accompaniment to create a sweeping sound that's sure to make Allen aficionados swoon. As for the rest of the album, it's predictable, but likable, much like the singer himself.

Why the sad face? Listening to "All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye."

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Diva in training: Leona Lewis burst onto the scene two years ago with "Bleeding Love," and now she returns with her sophomore follow-up to Spirit, Echo. Lewis hits the high notes — and she'll once again draw comparisons to Mariah Carey — but the lyrics don't always pack the same punch, and they often feel like recycled love musings. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see Lewis branch out of her usual comfort zone with the dance track "Outta My Head" and "Can't Breathe," which goes heavier on the R&B. If you've seen those Precious promos, you've heard another song from the album, "Happy," but it was recently announced that Lewis will be providing the title track for the film Avatar, so listen for her voice to show up there, too.

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mediaddict000 mediaddict000 7 years
My favorite track off of Battle Studies is Assassin. Give that one a listen.
joanna33t joanna33t 7 years
I totally agree with you, Buzz!! I bought Mayer's new CD because I like the "Who Says" track on the radio and figured the rest of the CD would be similar. It's much slower than his usual up-beat, fun, catchy tunes. It's still an OK CD, it's just not as great as I usually find his work to be.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Reading this ...Listening to John Mayer's latest, Battle Studies, you've got to wonder who ripped his heart out — Jessica Simpson? Jennifer Aniston? Every song is about a hurt guy who doesn't want to love again. I immediately thought the only one who ripped his heart out is the media. Oh I like him but boy does he love the spotlight!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Reading this ... Listening to John Mayer's latest, Battle Studies, you've got to wonder who ripped his heart out — Jessica Simpson? Jennifer Aniston? Every song is about a hurt guy who doesn't want to love again. I immediately thought the only one who ripped his heart out is the media. Oh I like him but boy does he love the spotlight!
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