Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Usher To Erykah Badu

This week some pretty friggin’ sweet sonic stuff hits the shelves and it’s even been distracting me from all those amazing Lady Gaga covers popping up on the interwebs. Now it’s time to get fresh with the hottest new tracks — we’ve got Usher making us say OMG, the Dum Dum Girls gettin’ their sassy girl group rock on, and Erykah Badu belting out part two of anthems for Amerykah. Plus, sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone kill us softly, and a triumvirate from the original clan, Wu Massacre, returns with blood on their hands and beats. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump!

Usher, Raymond vs. Raymond
While just everything about Usher is right, it seems like a sin to autotune him.

Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be
Punked out ‘60s girl group sounds that make for some sweet chick rock.

Wu Massacre, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon
Part of the OG clan reunites to rhyme about being killahs. Warning: this video is crazy scary.

Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
Badu rules on another record of smooth ‘70s R&B grooves that get funky.

Angus & Julia Stone, Down The Way
The brother-sister duo release their sophmore record of chill jams sung in whispers.