The last wave of new releases before the new music season slows down to a near stop for a few weeks. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may never have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stage Whisper (Elektra)
The French chanteuse and actress presents seven studio recordings and 11 live songs, many of the former from sessions for the Beck-produced 2010 album IRM.
Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love (RCA)
The fourth studio album from the R&B superstar and follow-up to his Gold-certified, critically-acclaimed 2008 release, The Point of it All; production credits comprise industry legends and Grammy Award winners Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Salaam Remi, Kelvin Wooten and Hamilton, himself.
Katherine Jenkins, One Fine Day (Decca)
Naughty By Nature, Anthem Inc (eOne)
The seventh album from the veteran hip hop trio as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary; this is the first NBN album to feature all three original members (Treach, Vin Rock and Kay Gee) since 1999's Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury.
Nero, Welcome Reality (Cherrytree / Interscope)
Spin magazine wrote: “Nero's Joe Ray and Dan Stephens produce “post-dubstep with its can-you-believe-this-sh*t? flash of stadium-size euphoria, enhancing (or defiling, depending on your perspective) the genre's bass-heavy payload with trancey synths and wailing vocals." Check out the video for "Crush on You" after the jump.