Welcome to this week’s edition of EW’s New Music Roundup,aregular post highlighting the “Download This” track recommendationsfrom the latest crop of music reviews found in Entertainment Weekly.All songs are from albums that are in stores now, and most are readilyavailable via iTunes, eMusic, or similar services. Enjoy — and be sureto share with your fellow readers if you’ve got opinions on any of thefollowing albums or singles…
Staff Web Pick of the Week: Beck’s “Replica” video
If Beck’s “Gamma Ray” redux video — the one with Big Love’s Chloe Sevigny dancin’ her tail off — was a kaleidoscopic explosion of color and images, then “Replica” is decidedly the opposite. The video, his latest off Modern Guilt, echoes the original “Gamma Ray” video in terms of its explorations with black and white color, light and dark, and geometrical shapes — with only short, fleeting glances of the singer himself. The video looks and feels like art, and is a stunning reminder that nobody makes music videos like Beck these days.
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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self
EW Grade: B–
Download This: “Far Pavilions”
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