Recommended songs for the week of Oct. 21: Find tunes on the web by Juelz Santana, and others

By Ryan Dombal
October 21, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
Juelz Santana: Fernando Leon/Retna

Download This: Songs by Juelz Santana, and others

Harlem hip-hop wizard Juelz Santana tries to revive the old-fashioned construction-worker wolf whistle with his flirty ”There It Go! (The Whistle Song).” Just put your lips together and blow…. Buy tracks on iTunes

Sprawling Canadian collective Broken Social Scene proffer a rare acoustic take on their ”Cause = Time,” which is steered by hushed string plucking and singer Kevin Drew’s whispery ruminations. Buy the track at Arts & Crafts Records

Many neo-soul artists lack a certain oh-so-important musical ingredient: soul. Not Steve Spacek, who bucks the trend on his Mayfield-esque ”Dollar,” produced by underrated beat guru J Dilla. Download it here

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Anchored by supple vocal harmonies, country duo Freakwater endow their hard-knock tales with a hopeful backbone. A live version of the somber ”Lullaby” could pass as a bittersweet standard. Download it for free at Thrill Jockey Records

(Some of this week’s links may expire after Oct. 28, 2005.)

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