Dig a little deeper into current album releases beyond what you hear on the radio. These are 10 of the most outstanding recent album tracks from top pop releases.
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The Verve pull out all the majesty of their classic British rock sound here in a more than 7 minute opus. Richard Ashcroft's vocals are a highlight.
Move beyond the hit single "Paper Planes" with this outstanding example of the underground dance sound of M.I.A.
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Usher delivers laidback R&B enlivened by a guest rap from collaborator will.i.am.
Charming old-school R&B from Beyonce's little sister.
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Musically it's a bit of a change of pace, but "Beware! Cougar!" is a perfect example of the wit in music from power pop of The Academy Is...
The Game pays tribute to the powerful fallen trio of Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., and Eazy-E
The fierce metal band slow things down here for an appealing rock ballad.
Funky dance-pop from the ever-eclectic Beck.
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More gems are still being uncovered over a decade after Eva Cassidy's death. This is self-penned composition.
Powerful Southern style rocker that kicks off 3 Doors Down's latest self-titled album.