New Music Tuesday: recommended releases of the week

Maybe you are into downloading music digitally, or perhaps, you’re still rocking a discman with a handful of CDs. Of course, there are still plenty of people into vinyl, too; but whatever way you get your music, you still just have to have it. So when it comes to Tuesdays, they can be the best days of the week for music fans, especially when a long-awaited release comes out or you spy something new that looks interesting and it turns out to be even better than expected.

At any rate, AfterEllen.com readers are way into music, so we’ve started our weekly recommended guide to what’s new and worth your time and $20.

Black Kids: Partie Traumatic (Red Ink)

Two ladies, two dudes, dance music. Dig it!

Patti Smith: Original Album Classics (Sony/BMG)

The legendary musician releases a box set with five entire albums from 1975-1988.

CSS: Donkey (Sub Pop)

The Brazilian electro-pop quintet’s follow-up to their successful 2006 debut.

David Bowie: Live Santa Monica ’72 (Virgin)

Regarded as the icon’s best live show ever recorded, the album includes hits like “Changes” and “Life on Mars.”

Janis Ian: Best of Janis Ian — The Autobiography Collection (Rude Girl/Cooking)

The compilation of songs from the out songstress also includes B-sides never heard before.

SugarLand: Love on the Inside [Deluxe Fan Edition] (Mercury Nashville)

The third album from one of contemporary country’s hottest groups.

Are there any other albums out this week you’d recommend your fellow AfterEllen.com audiophiles?

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