March 22, 2006
One of the best things about today's online music services is the opportunity to purchase individual songs for unlimited listening regardless of whether or not they have been released as a single. Each week I uncover some of the best pop tracks to download from online music services. These are some of the best tracks from recent pop album releases.
1. Ne-Yo - Time
"Ooh La La" is an ultra-sexy slice of electronic pop rock built on a bassline borrowed from Norman Greenbaum's rock classic "Spirit in the Sky."
Bruce Springsteen's 1975 Hammersmith Odeon concert recording from London is the perfect document of the genius of Springsteen at even an early age. Enjoy this medley of classic Detroit rock beginning with "Devil With a Blue Dress On."
There's more than a hint of Pink Floyd in this new song from the band's lead guitarist.
She's identified as alt-country, but Neko Case's brilliant voice will appeal to a wide range of pop fans.
Contemporary r&b from Javier's latest album Left of Center.
Kris Kristofferson's aging, grizzled voice will rivet your attention in this sparse tune of gratitude.
This new wavish project with a classic punk edge will having you singing along even if the lyrics are intensely dark in tone.