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:
Kanye West’s Sky High mixtape
For the latest installment in his excellent “We Got the Remix” series of online mixtapes, Michigan’s own DJ Benzi got access to scads of unreleased a capella tracks from Kanye West’s vault. Along with Kanye sidekick Plain Pat, Benzi tapped top-flight underground producers including Diplo and Nick Catchdubs to put their own spin on tracks like “Flashing Lights,” “Get ‘Em High,” and more. If you can’t wait to hear Kanye’s actual new album 808s & Heartbreak on Nov. 25, consider this authorized giveaway a very tasty appetizer.
(Stream it online for free by clicking here)