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Scarlett Scorned by Critics

Scarlett Johansson Atco

It was a tough week for ScarJo.

First, there was the minor brouhaha about her missing the premiere of her new film with Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival. Now she's facing the music from critics about her album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head.

And they don't like what they're hearing: "Unremarkable," "fussy and forgettable" and "deeply in a druggy ambiance" are just a few of the descriptions of the disc and her voice.

Plus, there's this deep-thought gem from the Washington Post: "Every song is like every other song, even the ones that sound different."

Whoa.

Anyway we've got a couple of tracks right here if you haven't made up your mind yet. But now how about we check out the rest of this week's new releases?

Foxboro Hot Tubs, Stop, Drop and Roll!!!

Wherein the members of Green Day decide the best way to follow-up the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning American Idiot is to go undercover as long-forgotten retro garage rock group. Sure, why not?

Listen: "Mother Mary"


Donna Summer, Crayons

Toot toot, hey, beep beep! What makes us most excited about the disco queen's first new studio album in 17 years? The Gwen Stefani-ish single "Stamp Your Feet"? The old school house remixes of "I'm A Fire"? A Ziggy Marley cameo? Nope. The fact that we just got to write that first sentence.

Listen: "Stamp Your Feet"


Also Out:
Caroline Liar, Coming to Terms; James Carter, Present Tense; Flobots, Fighting With Tools, Eric Hutchinson, Sounds Like This; Mates of State, Re-Arrange Us, Jesse McCartney, Departure; Ralph's World, Rhyming Circus; 3 Doors Down, S/T; the Wedding Present, El Rey

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