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Karen Elson covers Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman' -- EXCLUSIVE

As the Aug. 14 release date for the Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me gets nearer, we get treated to more and more gems from the Starbucks-masterminded compilation. A few weeks ago, we heard the New Pornographers offer their version of “Think About Me,” and, more recently, our ears met Best Coast’s cover of “Rhiannon.”

Now we have British model and musician Karen Elson giving her take on the Rumours closer, “Gold Dust Woman,” which you can listen to exclusively here.

Give the track a spin below, and head to the comments to let us know how you think Elson did:
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Fly like GOOP: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her ultimate travel playlist -- Hear it here

Are you still catching your flights to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports? Pssh, that’s so last century.

Thanks to the consistent knowledge droppings we pick up from GOOP’s weekly newsletters, we now know how Gwyenth Paltrow likes to flyfancily!

First of all, we learned that Mrs. Chris Martin boards planes with high doses of vitamin C to “ward off viruses and strengthen immunity.” Contagion taught her well! On top of that, she also makes sure to carry on fizzy quantities of magnesium (to calm her nervous system, of course), as well as bottles of “active silver.” That’s right, wankstas — active silver.

But despite all that GOOP-y goodness, we’re still more interested in what she dubs her “transatlantic playlist,” which she jams on her iPod/iPad devices during her frequent flights between Los Angeles and London. It’s quite long — 27 songs long, to be exact — and full of surprises. READ FULL STORY

Usher, Grace Potter, Superchunk are all over this week's Spotify playlist

This week in new releases, Usher’s latest finds the radio vet keeping up with the cool kids (hey there, Diplo!), much like the 68-year-old Bobby Womack does on his Damon Albarn-helmed 28th album. And speaking of cool kids, new releases from the likes of Waka Flocka Flame, Evans the Death, and Hot Chip also kept our headphones busy this week.

Plenty of stand-alone singles made the grade as well, including new ones from Lil Wayne, Kylie Minogue, Superchunk and more. Check it all out in the playlist below:

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Beach Boys, Japandroids, Big K.R.I.T. crowd our weekly Spotify playlist

JAPANDROIDS

Thanks to great new material from the likes of Liars, Japandroids, and Temper Trap, this week’s playlist goes heavy on indie rock. Underground hip-hop is also repped hard by Mississippi mixtaper Big K.R.I.T. And then there’s the obscure little garage heroes the Beach Boys, who recently reemerged for their comeback album That’s Why God Made the Radio. 

Also on deck this week: a new collaboration between Sean Kingston and T.I., a fiddle-heavy number from Zac Brown Band, and a downtempo howler from Swede garage monkeys the Hives. And if Wilco’s “Me Avivé” sounds a little familiar to you, it’s because they covered their The Whole Love standout “Dawned on Me” — in Spanish. Y se trabaja muy bien!

Find out what we’re talking about by giving this week’s playlist a spin in the player below:

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Maroon 5 'Songs About Jane' release includes 'This Love,' 'She Will Be Loved' demos: Hear them here -- EXCLUSIVE

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In a few weeks, Maroon 5 will deliver the band’s fourth album, Overexposed. But first they’d like to remind you of their breakout debut, Songs About Jane, which is getting the rerelease treatment today in honor of its tenth anniversary.

Can you believe it’s been a decade since a young, Voice-less Adam Levine first entered our lives? To put that in perspective, take into consideration that Songs About Jane is older than: Kanye West’s College Dropout, the Postal Service’s Give Up, and most Carly Rae Jepsen fans.

But Maroon 5′s debut wasn’t an immediate hit. Its first single, “Harder to Breathe,” was only a modest success, topping out at No. 18 on the Billboard 100 when it was released in 2002. It wasn’t until two years later when band released their next single, “This Love,” that things took off: chart domination, a Grammy win, and the seal of approval from John Mayer, who told Rolling Stone, “It’s one of those perfect songs you always hope to write.” The album became the tenth best-selling album of 2004, two years after its release.

To get an idea of how that hit single — and its follow-up, “She Will Be Loved” — came to be, the Songs About Jane: Tenth Anniversary Edition includes a second disc containing demo versions of the tracks, which you can listen to here.

And as a bonus, we’ve also included an exclusive video of Levine and the guys trying to pick out a band name. (Let’s just say we’re not writing this post about a band named Maroon Poon.)

Check it all out in the videos below:

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Team Breezy gets busy: Chris Brown leaks six new songs and a video

How much Chris Brown can you handle at once? Let’s find out!

On Memorial Day, Breezy began what would turn out to be a weeklong jag of new music by linking to the track “One More Time” on Vimeo, his preferred method of song delivery.

He kept the ball rolling with, so far, “Countdown,” fan ode “I Love You Team Breezy,” the Hit-Boy-produced “Off That Liquor,” “Second Serving,” and, finally, the Lil Wayne collaboration “What Your Girl Like.” 

In case you were wondering, he did assure fans that none of these newly leaked tracks will appear on his upcoming album Fortune, which is slated for a July 3 release. In other words, Breezyheads just got a freebie EP. (And people who hate him will probably never have to hear these songs on the radio.)

He also debuted a new video for  his single “Till I Die,” roping guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. So, yes, it’s a weird one — and according to Brown’s Twitter account, it’s dedicated to late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

Breezy interrupts a slow work day at someone’s office and drips swagu all over the place, including the copy machine. Then he bails early to ride around in a car with Snoop, Wiz, and some unidentified females. Gotta love Summer Fridays. Inevitably, things get kinda Pineapple Express-y after that, with a pair of Wu-Tang vets (you’ll never guess which two!) barely visible through the smoke.

Check out the clip, as well as the rest of Brown’s offerings for the week, in the videos below:
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The 12 Best Singles of 2012 (So Far): Listen to the playlist here!

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What have we been loving from January to June? We’ve got it down to a dozen – Hot 100 smashes and indie-rock anthems alike. (Unfortunately, two of our picks aren’t on Spotify, so we’ve included YouTube videos of those songs below.)

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Azealia Banks, Patti Smith, Haley Reinhart invade our weekly Spotify playlist

What do a Harlem rapper, an American Idol runner-up, and a legendary French chanteuse have in common? They’ve all landed repeat-worthy songs on our playlist this week.

Hip-hop hipster Azealia Banks proved there’s more where “212″ came from with her long-awaited 1991 EP, while third-place Idol contestant finds her own style on her debut, Listen Up! Elsewhere, the soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom gave us an excellent reason to put Francois Hardy’s timeless “Le Temps de l’Amour” back in rotation.

Also here: punk poet Patti Smith unleashes her first new album in five years, indie-folk messiah Edward Sharpe (a.k.a. onetime Robot Alex Ebert) and his Zeroes bliss out on his second album, and Rick Ross and Usher joined forces to touch us with their hot new single.

Other artists on this week’s docket: Kip Moore, Travis Porter, Katy Perry, 2:54, Scissor Sisters, and more. Check it all out in the playlist below:

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Justin Bieber's new single 'Die in Your Arms': Hear it here

From JT to MJ?

That seems to be the transition Justin Bieber has made on the Jackson 5-evoking “Die in Your Arms,” the second single off his upcoming album Believe. Unlike the album’s first single, “Boyfriend,” which took a sexy-adult, Justin Timberlake-y route, Bieber’s latest returns to a more classic retro-R&B sound reminiscent of a young Michael Jackson.

(Biebs, it seems, had a busy weekend; the 18-year-old pop star is currently being investigated for criminal battery after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a paparazzo on Sunday.)

Until we find out how that shakes out, let’s just enjoy the sounds of innocent JB while we can. Take a listen to “Die in Your Arms” in the video below:

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In honor of 'Moonrise Kingdom,' listen to a playlist of our favorite Wes Anderson soundtrack songs

If you’ve already put on your finest camp gear and nonprescription black-framed eyeglasses, then you’re well aware that Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom – the director’s first live-action movie in five years — opens today. And you know what that means: a new Wes Anderson soundtrack!

By now, the filmmaker’s soundtracks have become more or less their own genre. Anderson is clearly a man of cultured (and very specific) tastes, and his curatorial chops shine on his soundtracks as brightly as they do in his obsessively detailed movies. The trailer for his latest, for instance, has Francois Hardy’s classic “Le Temps de l’Amour” basically woven into its DNA.

Yet the soundtrack to Kingdom, his seventh feature-length film, is the most unlike his previous ones. Anderson’s movies are usually supported by a mix of vinyl-era rock greats and British Invasion hipsters (think David Bowie, Love, the Rolling Stones, and especially the Kinks, which he originally wanted to be the only band soundtracking Rushmore) as well as Newport Folk Festival friendlies (such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez), plus original compositions from Devo vet Mark Mothersbaugh. This time around, though, the music comes largely from composer Alexandre Desplat; after him, Hank Williams is the dominant force, with three songs.

Of course, a lot of this probably has to do with the movie being set in 1965, before most of his favorite go-tos were hitting their stride. But that doesn’t mean we’re any less excited — if anything, we’re all the more intrigued.

To get further amped for Anderson’s latest entry, we’ve combed through sixteen years of his soundtracks — from 1996′s Bottle Rocket to today’s Moonrise Kingdom — and put together our ultimate Wes Anderson playlist. Give it a spin below and let us know if you agree with our selections:

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