New Music Tuesday: 12-7-2010

You guys, I’m having a hard time with winter over here. I feel like about two hours after I wake up, the sun starts to set and all I can think about is how long I have to go until I can put my pajamas back on and crawl into bed. By the by, I’ve found that a great way to get you through the winter blues is to listen to this hilarious Chick Habit podcast. (Disclaimer: Trish and I do the podcast.)

Let’s see what goodies we’ve got to listen to this week.

ABBAABBA Gold – Greatest Hits Special Edition (Polar Music International)

The top spot this week goes to an oldie but always goodie. The Swedish pop sensations gave us “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Take A Chance On Me,” and, my favorite, “Mamma Mia” — because I’m narcissistic like that. This disc comes with a documentary DVD as well as all 19 of their videos. It’s time to make like Muriel and celebrate all things ABBA.

DuffyEndlessly (Mercury)

Some people are up in the air about Duffy, others have chosen to throw some hate her way – not me. I love her bluesy soulful vibe and when she funks it up I am ready to get down with the get down. I think she’s cute as a button and if this album is anything like Rockferry, I’ll be playing the heck out of it.

Natasha BedingfieldStrip Me (Sony)

One of these days I’m hoping be able to listen to Ms. Bedingfield without thinking of MTV’s: The Hills. She’s totally pop and ready for the remix dance floor but Natasha also excels at injecting some R&B soul into her songs.

FlyleafRemember to Live (A&M Records)

The Flyleaf crew has put out an EP that shows the gentle side of rock balladry. The non-practicing Jew in me is a little uncomfortable with all of the God talk, but just like with Evanescence, the heavy bass lines and frontwoman Lacey Mosley’s gorgeous voice is front and center. Amen.

Honorable Mentions: Daft Punk, Hedley, Hinder, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Plain White Ts, Redman, T.I. and Charlie Wilson.

Did I miss anything this week? Let us know in the comments.