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Aural Fixation: 11/4 (Music You Need To Know)

Aural Fixation: 11/4 (Music You Need To Know)

November, already?

Well, fall’s in full swing for us now, Darlings, and it’s getting colder. Luckily, winter means a rush of holiday releases across the entire musical spectrum; it’s the ideal time for artists and labels to hustle those Q4 figures and push purchases, which means new singles, videos, albums, and, of course, tons of new music.

We have a ton of album reviews coming your way covering some of the most anticipated major albums of this fall/winter season, and of course, Aural Fixation here to keep a finger to the pulse each and every #MusicMonday.

And hey, don’t hesitate to let us know (@LitDarling) what you’re listening to—it could end up here with a shoutout to your Twitter.

Here’s a little pick-me-up to start your week—what do you think of these new releases?

— @Litzwich

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Sky Ferreira: “24 Hours”

I’ve been a big fan of Sky Ferreira for years now (the stuff she liked recording and, er, well… the rest of it, too), so I can’t help but stick around for her just-released trip to the dark(er) side, ‘Night Time, My Time.’ Fresh off the record is “24 Hours,” and I can dig it. (If you like what you hear, “24 Hours” is the iTunes Single of the Week, which mean’s it’s free—so be sure to grab a copy! Just click the linked single title above.)

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CocoRosie: “Lemonade”

This week’s curve ball, CocoRosie’s “Lemonade” is something I picked up on from a friend at work. It’s quirky enough to make your head tilt (particularly the bemusing Goulding-Newsom hybrid vocal), but there’s also something delightfully fresh and engaging in the production and the variation in vocal prodction. “Lemonade” won’t be for everybody, but I don’t mind the different flavor.

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Eminem feat. Rihanna: “The Monster”

Colliding again in catastrophic perfection, the tornado-meets-a-volcano combo of Rih and Em is another success on “The Monster,” which feels much like a more buoyant cousin to prior megahit “Love The Way You Lie.” No one nails a featured hook quite like Rihanna, and this hook’s a monster, indeed.

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Justin Bieber: “Bad Day”

It’s actually quite good, thank you very much.

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Britney Spears: “Perfume”

{Click the “Perfume” single cover below to listen!}

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Aural Fixation runs new music every Monday, right here on Literally, Darling

Tweet and follow me on Twitter @Litzwich to give your feedback, comment on the column, or just to share your favorite Britney .gif.

I’d love to hear what you’re listening to.


Erin R

Copy Editor at Literally, Darling
Erin R. hails from Austin, Texas, and meandered through Houston, San Diego, and Milan before high-tailing back to the greatest state in the nation. Her interests include correct spelling and grammar, her adorable cat Shiloh (see #FloofWednesday), making poignant lists, and consorting with her troublemaker friends at bars on East 6th. She is seriously starting to freak out about growing up, but is looking forward to crankiness and sarcasm being more acceptable. For more writing, check out her website
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