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New Music Tuesday: Black Eyed Peas, Glee and Tim McGraw

Posted by on November 30, 2010 at 2:10 PM EST

black eyed peas the beginningTuesday is a day of music and today we have new releases from Black Eyed Peas, Glee and Tim McGraw.

This week have some pretty big new music releases (Black Eyed Peas, Glee: The Music Volume 4, Tim McGraw), some movie soundtracks (Burlesque and Black Swan) and some Christmas stuff. This is a pretty big week in music so I’ll cover a bunch of different things that you might have interest in.

In the big new release area we have the new Black Eyed PeasThe Beginning.” This one is classic Black Eyed Peas.  Filled with infectious beats, catchy harmonies and songs about having a good time, dancing, living a good life and just being happy, The Beginning catches the Peas doing what they do best which is to make you want to get up off the couch, hit the club and shake your ass. Someone once told me that the Black Eyed Peas make hip hop for people who hate hip hop and that same formula holds true here. It is, technically hip hop, but with such a heavy techno and dance infusion, it is also very pop. If you like the Peas there is no reason you won’t love this album.

Glee hits the stores with their newest album simply titled “Glee: The Music Volume 4.” This version includes 18 new songs from Season 2 of the show including Gwyneth Paltrow doing “Forget You,” the Glee cleaned up version of Cee-Lo Green’s hit “Fuck You,” “Teenage Dream,” “Billionaire,” and “Toxic,” as well as a few different songs from the very popular Britney Spears episode. If you are a fan of Glee and you like the way they cover the songs, you should enjoy this album.

Tim McGraw releases his greatest hits album called “Number One Hits” this week. It is actually a really good deal because most places will have it at regular cost even though it is a 2 disc set. With a total of 24 tracks this album covers all his hits from “Don’t Take the Girl” to “Felt Good on My Lips.” I am more of a casual country fan so I didn’t realize he had so many hits, but this album is full of great songs and is available at a really good price.

In the soundtrack world we have a couple of interesting choices. The sound track for “Burlesque” hits the stores and it is safe to say that it is actually more of a new Christina Aguilera album than a soundtrack. Of the ten tracks on the album eight of them are her songs and two are Cher’s. If you are into the movie or Christina this one is a good bet. Also releasing is the soundtrack for the movie “Black Swan.” The movie itself has gotten a lot of press, but the soundtrack could be very interesting. The movie’s Director Darren Aronofsky always has interesting music in his movies and this movie, set the ballet world, should have a nice mix of classical and contemporary pieces.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some Christmas releases. Daniel O’Donell puts out his “Oh Holy Night – Gift Edition.”  O’Donell is best known for his uplifting, positive music and his appearances on PBS. There is also a Christmas album that features Bill Bobbins jazz arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. It’s not a traditional Christmas album like you normally hear, but it is different, interesting and a nice change for the holiday season.

That about wraps it up, have a good week and enjoy the music.



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