There’s no maybe about the fact that this release date is packed to the goods with music. Everyone from Band of Horses to Michael Jackson (twice!) Check out the highlights and stream some of the albums in this week’s new, improved New Release Report!
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” exemplifies the shift among pop’s reigning divas — from P!nk to Katy to Ke$ha — away from self-aggrandizement and toward messages of self-help aimed directly at their audiences. Jon Cummings explores the new pop paradigm.