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What to Download: New Music on iTunes

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. Here are today's selections:

Idol voice: Despite that goofy-looking picture and the fact that this isn't necessarily my favorite type of music, David Archuleta's first post-Idol single, "Crush" isn't half bad. I could imagine a me in another universe wistfully looking out over the ocean on a beach, thinking of that special someone with this tune blazing in my earphones.

Futuristic R&B: If David A. is a bit too saccharine for your taste, check out this super-weird, super-awesome album from Janelle Monae. You may know this artist from OutKast's movie soundtrack for Idlewild. Take a listen to the fun and funky track "Many Moons." I'm also enjoying her surreal cover of the standard "Smile."

One more selection that stood out to me this week, so

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Folk singer grows up: I've always been a fan of Dar Williams's pretty, lyric-driven songs, so I anxiously await her new album (her first original material in over three years) Promised Land, which is due for release in September. Today I'm excited to report a little EP of hers, a kind of preview of what's to come, is available on iTunes. Check out "It's Alright," a track that might feel right at home on a Cameron Crowe movie soundtrack. It's lovely!

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Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Haha, I'm glad you noticed, Allyace. ;) A little something for the Lost fans, or fans of hotness. I can definitely see the Jack appeal, but Sawyer is first in my heart!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Haha, Buzz, I love how your "thinking of that special someone" links to Sawyer :). I'm more of a Jack girl myself, but I support Sawyer ;).
millarci millarci 8 years
Why are all american idol covers (except Daughtry's) so badly designed?
hil34 hil34 8 years
I love David's new song, but i agree that the cover is horrible..
Susie1975 Susie1975 8 years
I think this song is great! Word of warning, Buzzsugar, it's terribly addicting! (Thank goodness it is summer vacation...) :D
ggdoorsfan ggdoorsfan 8 years
David has delivered an amazing first single to his fans, and the public. It is rhythmic, David's superior vocals soar and are identifiable throughout, has a catchy beat.. Hey-> I watched lotsa American Bandstand back in the day His older fans like me find themselves humming along unconsciously, and the verses transport the listener back to those bygone days of school girl and schoolboy CRUSHES... It has an appeal across a very broad spectrum of listeners, and should effectively silence the detractors and critics who didn't believe he had mainstream appeal. CRUSH is the catapult for David to continue his growth and evolution as an artist - I ANTICIPATE MANY MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING MUSIC FROM HIM. TAKE A BOW DAVID... YOU'VE ARRIVED.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I didn't watch American Idol this past season (no cable yet, sob!) but that kid's CD cover is awfully bland and kind of lame.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i actually heard david's song on the radio the other day - and it's not awful - it's just not something that i would choose to listen to on my own. i'm sure there's a market for him out there - seeing as everyone loved him so much on the show.
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