I’ve been writing the New This Week column at MSN Music since the beginning of the year, and this slate of albums is definitely the strongest yet—Album of the Year contenders from Marnie Stern and Kacey Musgraves, a glorious Suede comeback, Brian McKnight’s time-warp to the glory era of Urban AC, and Justin Timberlake’s sorta-wanky 20/20 Experience.
Meshell Ndegeocello & Toshi Reagon cover Nina Simone’s “Real Real.”
I love the harmonic progression in this one… so smooth.
“Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It,” Stars.
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Rufus Wainwright, “Rashida.” I spent part of a drive from New Braunfels back to Austin on Saturday telling my friend K how wonderful this album is.
Icona Pop, “Manners.”
Think “Call Me Maybe” will be the song of the summer? You may be right. But we are totally behind dark-horse candidate “I Love It,” by Icona Pop.
Chris Richards ponders both songs, and other summer contenders, here.
Crazy and fun, but I don’t love it (ahem) as much as “Call Me Maybe.”