A career-spanning greatest hits collection from Jennifer Lopez leads this week's new pop albums.
Gossamer is the major label debut from critically acclaimed alternative band Passion Pit. The band plays shimmering electropop. Gossamer includes the top 20 alternative songs chart single "Take a Walk."
Tomorrow Never Knows is a new Beatles collection, and an iTunes exclusive, intended to bring together some of the group's most influential rock songs. The tracks range from the #1 pop smash "Paperback Writer" to lesser known album cuts like "Hey Bulldog" and "Savoy Truffle."
Teenager Ryan Beatty first gained attention through YouTube. Because Of You is his debut EP. He was nominated this year at the Teen Choice Awards in the Choice Web Star category. His videos have gained more than 30 million views on YouTube.
Singer-songwriter Rodriguez released two albums in the early 1970s titled Cold Fact and Coming From Reality. They did not sell well in the US, but surprisingly became hits in South Africa and Australia. Rodriguez himself did not know about the international success. Finally in 1979 he went on tour in Australia and then retired after more touring in 1981. Rodriguez did not know about his South African success until 1998 when his daughter found a website dedicated to him. Searching For Sugar Man is a documentary about the efforts of two fans to find out whether Rodriguez is still alive and what has become of him.
Love and Theft are a country duo that broke into the top 10 of the country album chart with their 2009 debut World Wide Open. Their top 5 country smash hit song "Angel Eyes" is the first single from this second, self-titled album.