While people are busy compiling their Best of 2011 year-end playlists, new music continues its weekly release tradition. Today, you’ll find new collaborations between Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane and V-Nasty, which should satisfy listeners who like their rhymes accompanied by a knowing smirk. Those looking for hot songs for non-Holiday party playlists may find them in releases from electronic maestro Moby or UK indie rockers Band of Skulls. Cruise this week’s New Releases and listen to the New Music Tuesday, December 13, 2011 playlist for even more music.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Stage Whisper
The sultry pop singer returns this week with an album of two halves. The first seven songs are studio recordings from the same fertile sessions that produced her acclaimed 2009 effort, IRM; the latter eleven are live takes on tracks from that album and others.
Anthony Hamilton - Back to Love
Grammy-winning R&B vet Anthony Hamilton releases his seventh studio album this week. As evidenced by first single “Woo,” expect the singer’s usual blend of soul and R&B, with touches of funk and gospel.
Taio Cruz - TY.O
TY.O is the third album from British singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, and his first since 2009’s Rokstarr made him a household name. TY.O is catchy and danceable, and should remind listeners both why they fell in love with Cruz, and how to pronounce his name.