Don’t let the three-day holiday weekend trick you into forgetting that this faux Monday is actually New Music Tuesday. Sidle up to these exciting new albums—queue them up, share what you like on Twitter and Facebook. Go ahead, try something new today. If these releases whet your appetite for more, don’t forget that you can dive into the full list of New Releases.
Robyn continues her pop-greatness quest in this second of three 2010 releases. Following Body Talk Pt. 1, here comes Body Talk Pt 2.
Hugely influential artists are pretty uncommon so when the world finds one, these musicians are celebrated for years after their peak. One example? The inimitable David Bowie. We Were So Turned On, a charity compilation of Bowie covers, is another hat tip to his greatness. It includes contibutions from established performers like Duran Duran, Carla Bruni, and Keren Ann and newer musicians such as Chairlift, Vivian Girls and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
Rhythm & Culture, a record label dedicated to lounge, downtempo and electronic music, released their first artist roster compilation, The Sound of Rhythm and Culture.
Sarah Bareilles, songstress and piano extraordinaire, is at it again with her sweet and earnest 3rd studio album, Kaleidoscope Heart.
Former G-Unit member Young Buck has fought bankruptcy, the law, and beef with 50 Cent to release this 3rd album, The Rehab.
Gold Panda’s music is as warm and enveloping as you think it’d be. Fresh from Ghostly International is this producer’s first full-length album, Lucky Shiner.
Singles- a taste of the future
While it’s not entirely clear if R. Kelly has 1, 2 or 3 new albums coming out, he did just release a single for one of them, When a Woman Loves.
Rapper and mixtape artist Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday isn’t available yet, but her collaboration with will.i.am is—Check It Out. (Can you i.d. the sample?)
Super spooks Fever Ray cover Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street.
Historic releases- a look at the Past
With the egos put aside, the 1970’s Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel are treated to a Best Of album. Com’mon Steve, Make Me Smile.
Placebo fans, the BBC sessions are waiting here for you. First stop is September 9th, 1996, next is the Simon Mayo Show, followed by The Evening Session and Lamacq Live.
Helmet was supposed to be 1991’s next Nirvana but unfortunately for this 4-piece, that never quite materialized. Remember the band in this expanded version of their sophomore release, Betty.