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New Music Tuesday: The Warm Beats for Cold Weather Edition

Heavy on energized sounds and buoyant beats, this week’s New Music Tuesday features music from Kanye West, the debut album of the already prolific Nicki Minaj, and the final album of Robyn’s Body Talk series. Rounding out the edges, the mix includes music from Japanese shoegazer group Plastic Girl In Closet and new music from the ever-evolving My Chemical Romance. Try something new today and if you like a song, queue up the album, review it or add it to one of your playlists.

Don’t forget, we’re giving away a free month of Rdio to a randomly selected collaborator, so add your favorite new music the playlist. As for the winner of last week’s New Music Tuesday playlist, congratulations alex_gaynor—enjoy a month on us!

Playlist Notes

  • Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Larger-than-life producer turned solo artist, Kanye’s fifth album seems to be universally adored by his critics and hardcore fans. Based on the Rdio reviews so far, this is the don’t-miss album for your 2010 Best Of list.

  • Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Even though this is her first studio album, Nicki Minaj has gained a large following with her no-holds-barred flow seen on guest tracks of other big-name rappers.

  • Robyn, Body Talk: She might be flying under-the-radar in the United States, but people on Rdio seem to love and appreciate the Swedish artist’s party-ready staples. Body Talk is the final installation of her EP series.

  • Ne-Yo, Libra Scale: The big-picture concept album from R&B singer Ne-Yo is full of songs that give you goosebumps. (How can he sound so much like Michael Jackson??)

  • Calle 13, Entren Los Que Quieran: The Puerto Rican super-group was started by a handful of family members. Their multi-cultural music spans many styles and has earned them Latin Grammys galore. Try on their energetic sounds with their 4th studio album.