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New Music Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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August is almost over, but that doesn’t mean summer’s done just yet. With this week’s new releases come a set of summery tunes, including upbeat albums from Bombay Bicycle Club, Cobra Starship, David Guetta and a reissue of Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker. There are also new last-minute, long-awaited summer blockbusters from Lil Wayne and Lenny Kravitz—check them out in this week’s New Music Tuesday playlist.

Playlist Notes

  • Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - World Wide Rebel Songs
    This week former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello returns to his political acoustic jams under the alias The Nightwatchman. Passion, politics and unbelievable guitar chops make for a potent mix—don't miss this one.
  • Florence + The Machine - What The Water Gave Me
    With the amount of excitement surrounding the UK’s Florence Welch, it’s remarkable that thus far she's only had one album to her name. Her sophomore album features more of her powerful voice and quirky hooks.
  • Lenny Kravitz - Black and White America
    Rock and roll veteran Lenny Kravitz releases his ninth studio album today—this time he’s tackling funk. The first single, “Stand,” gave us a taste, but the whole album is here now—dig in.
  • David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
    Superstar DJ David Guetta furthers his dream of bridging the gap between hip-hop hits and urban dance music with his latest album, Nothing But the Beat. Filled with singles already climbing the charts, you’ll hear features from VIPs Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Flo-rida, and Ludacris.
  • Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
    Lil Wayne has grown up from a prodigious young rapper to a legitimate pop-star and has quite a reputation to uphold. His newest album has genuine Weezy gems like 6 foot 7 Foot, She Will, and an attention-grabbing response to a recent diss in It’s Good.