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New Music Tuesday - April 3, 2012

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There’s a international flavour to this week’s new releases — Brazilian singer-songwriter Céu and the late Mexican singer Selena have new full-lengths out this week, as does American rapper Obie Trice. A new album from Canadian folk troupe Great Lake Swimmers make this a truly global release day. Listen to the New Music Tuesday playlist and read the playlist notes below for even more from our musical world this week.

Playlist Notes

  • Dr. John - Locked Down
    The blues singer-songwriter’s new solo album has a distinctly modern flavor — it was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Hear Dr. John’s new sound now.

  • Rascal Flatts - Changed
    The country-pop trio release their eighth studio album today, complete with the appropriately-titled first single “Banjo.”

  • Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
    Dramatic pop diva Nicki Minaj follows up her major label debut with an album that more fully demonstrates her quirks. With more rapping, more varied production, and more theatrics from Minaj, this is a party worth attending.

  • Justin Bieber - “Boyfriend”
    This summer, the pop sensation will drop his second album, and “Boyfriend” is our first taste. Strumming guitars, whistling synths, and Bieber’s restrained vocals hint at a mature sound for the young singer.

∞  April 3, 2012 — 11:51AM