QuickTakes

KSM-Read Between the Lines
(Buena Vista Records)

Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, watch out! There are five new Disney starlets on the block, and they go by the name of KSM. The all-girl pop group sings about boy troubles, girl power and all of the adolescent issues in between. If you want something to dance around to alone in your room, then download their new album, Read Between the Lines.
-Erika Grohoski

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson-Break Up
(Boleytown Music, Inc.)

The product of Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson, the newly released album Break Up is simply sit-back-and-enjoy refreshing. In addition to their immediate appeal as a duo, with Yorn’s scruffiness complimenting Johansson’s sensuality, their upbeat music is truly download-worthy. And don’t let the stereotypes fool you – Scarlett Johansson significantly surpasses Linsday Lohan, David Hasselhoff and countless other attempts at actors-gone-singers. Their playful top hit, “Realtor,” will, without a doubt, ignite body swaying, head bopping and hand clapping from any audience, should the duo ever perform it live.
-Paloma Aelyon

Kid Cudi-Man on the Mood: The End of Day
(Motown Universal)

Kid Cudi, who has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Kanye West and is responsible for creating the perfect “Make Her Say” remix of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” is doing something distinctively ambitious for his debut album. Man on the Moon: The End of Day is set up in five acts and offers an innovative theatrical element to the modern hip-hop arena. Whether it’s considered a soundtrack or an album, this new release will be at the top of the charts within the month.
-Sara Schlosser

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