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EW's New Music Roundup: Beck, Jonas Brothers, Charity Albums, and more

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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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Various Artists, Dark Was the Night
Genre: Compilation
EW Grade: A
Download This: Sufjan Stevens, “You Are the Blood”
(Check out Dark Was the Night online)

Various Artists, War Child Presents Heroes
Genre: Compilation
EW Grade: B
Download This: Hot Chip, “Transmission”
(Check out War Child Presents Heroes online)

Jonas Brothers, Music From the 3D Concert Experience
Genre: Pop
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Pushin’ Me Away”
(Check out Jonas Brothers online)

Lamb of God, Wrath
Genre: Metal
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Reclamation”
(Check out Lamb of God online)

Jake Owen, Easy Does It
Genre: Country
EW Grade: B
Download This: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”
(Check out Jake Owen online)

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3, Goodnight Oslo
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: A
Download This: “I’m Falling”
(Check out Robyn Hitchcock online)

JJ Cale, Roll On
Genre: Blues
EW Grade: B
Download This: “Who Knew”
(Check out JJ Cale online)

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: B
Download This: “Far Pavilions”
(Check out …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead online)

Black Lips, 200 Million Thousand
Genre: Garage Rock
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Old Man”
(Check out Black Lips online)

Company of Thieves, Ordinary Riches
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: B
Download This: “Oscar Wilde”
(Check out Company of Thieves online)

K’Naan, Troubadour
Genre: Hip-Hop
EW Grade: B
Download This: “Dreamer”
(Check out K’Naan online)