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New Music Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It’s a strong week for many lesser-heard musical specialties on Rdio—reggae (King Tubby, Stephen Marley), hard rock (Against Me!, Boris, Black Tusk) and country music (Brad Paisley, Edens Edge, Ralph de Jongh & Crazy Hearts). Take a listen to this week’s new music playlist and find your next favorite album. Don’t just take our word for it—explore Rdio’s New Releases yourself and discover something great.

  • MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1: MMG, the Maybach Music Group, is fronted by Rick Ross and his band of merry rappers Wale, Meek Mill and Pill. Also featured on this semi-compilation mixtape are verses by J. Cole, Drake, and Jadakiss.

  • Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Special Edition): The queen supreme tackles her sophomore album with stylistic aplomb and danceable vigor. We’re so excited about this album that we’re giving away Free Music For Life on Facebook to one lucky winner.

  • Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts: Sonic Youth’s lead singer Thurston Moore unplugs and starts strumming while Beck mans the producer’s chair.

  • Kreayshawn, Bumpin Bumpin: With catchy hooks and cartoon-like outfits, this young female rapper (whose name is pronounced “chrison”) is quickly building buzz on the Internet. Check out the viral video from this Berkeley film-school dropout and member of the White Girl Mob, and listen to her latest single, Bumpin Bumpin.

  • Foster the People, Torches: For such a young band, Foster the People built an impressive following from just one EP. Listen to their debut album, Torches, to hear what there is to love.

∞  May 24, 2011 — 12:00AM