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New Music Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Whether you try something completely new or revisit an artist you liked previously, reward yourself with some new tunes this week. Let your eyes lead you to some catchy album art or pick something from your network’s recent activity—who knows what new greatness you’ll find? For a selected sample of music, try our New Music Tuesday playlist and read our notes below.

Playlist Notes

  • Little Dragon, Ritual Union
    The detached, heartbeat-like rhythms and alluring voice of Little Dragon’s third album, Ritual Union, make it hard to fight off the urge to dance.

  • Drake, Marvins Room
    After his rapid rise to fame, Drake uses his distinct combination of singing and rapping to tackle some of the pitfalls of success on his latest single, which is off his upcoming album, Take Care.

  • Wilco, I Might
    Veteran alt-country rockers Wilco drop a long-awaited single from their eight studio album, complete with distorted guitar, some serious organ, and a tried and true garage-band edge.

  • Kelly Rowland, Here I Am (Deluxe Version)
    There are more than just love songs and heart-sick ballads on Kelly Rowland’s third solo album. The former Destiny’s Child singer creates modern pop and dancefloor-ready songs with the help of guests like Lil Wayne and Big Sean.

  • Joss Stone, LP1
    In honor of her newly created label, Joss Stone named her fifth album LP1 for its first album release. Co-written and produced by the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, Stone executes with raw vocals and an earnest spirit.

∞  July 26, 2011 — 3:27PM