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by Ashley Cooper

1 Sep 2009


Jay-Z
The Blueprint 3
(Roc Nation)
Releasing: 11 September (US) / 14 September (UK)

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Despite his announcing a retirement from rap and hip hop, the superstar also known to his fans as Shawn Carter, Jay-Z has stepped back onto the scene with the upcoming release of The Blueprint 3, which follows the albums, The Blueprint (2001) and The Blueprint II (2002), both receiving warm reviews from critics all across the globe. The Blueprint 3 is set to receive similar accolade, with guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell, Drake, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi and Rihanna. The first single, D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune), helped to create the massive buzz surrounding the album, and millions of Jay Z fans around the world will rejoice as this album prepares to captivate their ears and appetite for more of their favorite rap artist.

SONG LIST
01 What We Talkin About (feat. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun
02 Thank You
03 D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
04 Run This Town (feat. Rihanna and Kanye West)
05 Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
06 Real As It Gets (feat. Young Jeezy)
07 On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
08 Off That (feat. Drake)
09 A Star is Born (feat. J. Cole)
10 Venus Vs. Mars
11 Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
12 Hate (feat. Kanye West)
13 Reminder
14 So Ambitious (feat. Pharrell)
15 Young Forever (feat. Mr Hudson)

by Katharine Wray

1 Sep 2009


James Cameron’s Avatar is the director’s first release since Titantic. While that’s a lot to live up to, this teaser trailer proves that he may done that, and more so with this science fiction flick.

by Matt Mazur

1 Sep 2009


Looks like a rare funny movie will get some traction this fall—with George Clooney, Ewan MacGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges heading the cast, The Men Who Stare at Goats trailer feels like a mix of the Coen Brothers and David O. Russell, with a major wink to the current “bromance” trend in film.

by PopMatters Staff

31 Aug 2009


GusGus
24/7
(Kompakt)
Releasing: 14 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Thin Ice
02 Hateful
03 On the Job
04 Take Me Baby (feat. Jimi Tenor)
05 Bremen Cowboy
06 Add This Song

by Tyler Gould

31 Aug 2009


Pelican
What We All Come to Need
(Southern Lord)
Releasing: 27 October

Chicago instrumental metal outfit Pelican’s fourth full-length, What We All Come to Need is nigh upon us, recorded by Chris Common of These Arms Are Snakes, and featuring guest spots from Greg Anderson of Sunn O))) and Aaron Turner of Isis. The free-to-download track “Strung Up from the Sky” is a persistent, chugging number, stubborn in its course and rhythm, turning momentarily to take on new riffs and melodies but never wandering far.

SONG LIST
01 Glimmer
02 The Creeper
03 Ephemeral
04 Specks of Light
05 Strung Up from the Sky
06 An Inch Above Sand
07 What We All Come to Need
08 Final Breath

Pelican
“Strung Up from the Sky” [MP3]
     

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