By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated January 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST
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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: The Lonely Island dude grooves to Fleet Foxes

And here we thought we might be Fleet Foxes’ biggest fans. Not so! Thattitle has to go to Saturday Night Live writer/The Lonely Island memberJorma Taccone, in light of recently leaked footage which shows himdancin’ and saxin’ his heart out while the Seattle folkies rehearsed “Blue Ridge Mountains” for SNL a couple weekends back. Maybe FleetFoxes should consider bringing Jorm along on their next tour dates.He’d be an invaluable addition to their stage show, the Bez to theirHappy Mondays. (Or is that the “Soy Bomb” to their Dylan?)

This week’s reviews:

Bruce Springsteen, Working on a Dream
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: A
Download This: “My Lucky Day”
(Check out Bruce Springsteen online)

Franz Ferdinand, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Live Alone”
(Check out Franz Ferdinand online)

Melinda Doolittle, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and more, after the jump.

Melinda Doolittle, Coming Back to You
Genre: R&B
EW Grade: B
Download This: “It’s Your Love”
(Check out Melinda Doolittle online)

The Fray, The Fray
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: C–
Download This: “Happiness”
(Check out The Fray online)

The Bird and the Bee, Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future
Genre: Pop
EW Grade: A–
Download This: “Diamond Dave”
(Check out The Bird and the Bee online)

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Eye Legacy
Genre: Rap
EW Grade: C–
Download This: “Let’s Just Do It”
(Check out Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes online)

Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Ready for the Flood
Genre: Folk
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Chamberlain, SD”
(Check out Mark Olson & Gary Louris online)

Joshua Redman, Compass
Genre: Jazz
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “Faraway”
(Check out Joshua Redman online)

A.C. Newman, Get Guilty
Genre: Rock
EW Grade: B+
Download This: “The Heartbreak Rides”
(Check out A.C. Newman online)

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Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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