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February 22 2010 8:09 PM ET

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 ERYKAH BADU THE NEW AMERYKAH X300 | ADVOCATE.COM

New Amerykah, Part II by Erykah Badu — This fierce talent, who can sing about love or money with equal power and fury, is back with the second half of her New Amerykah opus. Badu told Billboard.com that this album is lighter and more fun than the first album, which was rightfully lauded by critics. Expect top-notch production thanks to collaborators like ?uestlove, Lil' Wayne, and Andre 3000, the father of Badu's son, Seven.

 JOANNA NEWSOM HAVE ONE ON ME X300 | ADVOCATE.COM

Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom — She may be better known for dating SNL's Andy Samberg, but Newsom is a talent in her own right. The willowy harpist's Have One on Me is a three-disc project with more than two hours of music.

 GOLDFRAPP X300 (FAIR USE) | ADVOCATE.COM

"Rocket" by Goldfrapp The new single by the electronica duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory is a return to the upbeat sounds of Supernature and Black Cherry, though certainly more '80s and more pop than those two amazing albums. Prepare to have your blood boiled with "Rocket," the first single from Head First, the English group's next album. "Rocket" is out March 9 (so no preview is available yet), Head First two weeks later. Here's a snippet of "Head First," the album's eponymous single. Welcome back, Alison and Will!

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