Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of August 26th 2008

MUSIC

  • Solange Sol-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dreams
    Beyonce’s baby sister, Solange has finally stepped out of her sister’s shadow and made a record of her own. A jazzy, poppy collection of laments, it just doesn’t have the bitch slap of her sister’s dance tracks. From the sounds of songs like “Tony”, Solange has been whining behind the scenes for a while, broken-hearted, waiting to breakout. But just like most moaning for attention, who wants to listen?
  • Matthew Sweet Sunshine Lies
    Just like his hit “Girlfriend”, Sweet is still grunging up rock on his latest record. The early ’90s are back in fashion, so it’s time his guitar slappin’ sunshine sound made it back around too.
  • Eva Cassidy Somewhere
    This beloved songstress, renowned in D.C. for her sweet renditions of songs like “Over The Rainbow,” passed away from melanoma at just 33 years old. With a voice as golden as her hair, her memory and songs live on through her loyal cult following. Somewhere is a collection of classics like “Summertime” and “Coat of Many Colors.”
  • The Verve Fourth
    The follow up to their uber-seductive hit Bittersweet Symphony, this record is definitely a nod to the sound that put them on the map.
  • The Game LAX
    Named for the airport in his hometown, The Game is obsessed with Hollywood is his new record. The single “My Life,” which features Lil’ Wayne, questions the untimely deaths of musicians from Biggie to John Lennon. The record sounds trendy, but The Game talks a good one while he plays it.
  • Motorhead Motorizer
    Get your devil horns ready, cause Motorhead is back with a new record. Singer Lemmy has lead his British band of metal misfits through their 20th studio album. Rock on!

DVD

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collectors Edition
    Tim Burton’s classic escape into a dark underworld devoted to his favorite holiday, Halloween. Creepily adorable, you can say you’re buying it for your kid, but seriously what adult could resist Jack Skellington?
  • Purple Violets
    Selma Blair and Debra Messing star in Ed Burns’ latest romantic flick. Maybe it just cause he’s cute, or maybe it’s the casting, but somehow Burns can pull off sappy and cynical without making you puke at his notions of love.
  • What Happens in Vegas
    Passed over in the theaters, this movie staring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz, may have abused the catchiest commercial catch phrase for the last time.
  • Heroes: Season 1 and 2
    See super humans sci-fi their way out of sticky situations. The cast of this NBC hit includes real life couple Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia.
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