BY Advocate.com Editors
March 26 2010 11:10 AM ET
"Alligator" by Tegan and Sara — A great listen to begin with, Tegan and Sara's second single off their new album, Sainthood, is getting majorly remixed. "Alligator" gets made over 17 different times and released as a digital album on Tuesday. DJs including Doveman, Dave Sitek, and Josh Harris put their own spin on the tune.
New Amerykah Part II (Return of the Ankh) by Erykah Badu — The second half of Badu's New Amerykah opus arrives Tuesday. The great R&B poetess gifts us with 11 new tracks, mostly lighter in nature than the politically motivated Part I. Songs include the first single, "Jump Up in the Air (and Stay There)," and the hypnotic "Window Seat."
Raymond v. Raymond by Usher — He's sexy (and) back. The fact that this album has been delayed — and lacking the usual Usher buzz — doesn't augur well for its success. And, um, no comment on the name of the first single: "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)." Suffice it to say, it's not about fatherhood.