Friday Napster Freebies (Week of Dec 23 - Dec 29)

by Erica Sadun

Friday has rolled around once again, and this week many of you have new digital music players to enjoy. Load 'em on up with this fresh heap of Napster freebies.

"Make Love" by Jess Klein
Even with six albums under her belt, Jess Klein's latest is her most revelatory. City Garden, which features today's free download, is an emotional work which Klein hopes will "release and heal." Download this track and get soothed. [Dec 29]

"Ella y Yo" by Aventura
Known for their excellent musicianship, look for these Dominican sensations to enjoy a long and prosperous career. This reggaeton offering features one of the genre's heavy hitters, Don Omar. [Dec 28]

"Can't Stop" by Ozomatli
This Los Angeles collective's infectious mix of salsa, hip hop and jazz-funk has earned them a Grammy and countless fans. Download this track and be among the first to get an early taste of Ozo's highly anticipated new album, Don't Mess with the Dragon, currently set for release in March. [Dec 27]

"Two Ton Paperweight (EXPLICIT)" by Psychostick
Originally from Odessa, Texas, this band has undergone many transformations on their way to becoming what you hear today. Almost everyone can relate to this hardcore ode to a less-than-dependable hunk of metal (also known as a car) from Psychostick's debut album, We Couldn't Think of a Title. [Dec 26]

"Greensleeves (Alternate Take 6)" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
Merry Christmas from the man behind the music for the beloved Peanuts TV specials. This alternate take from the Charlie Brown Christmas sessions (done as a bossa nova rather than the jazz waltz version used in the show) is from the newly expanded and remastered soundtrack. [Dec 25]

"Jingle Bells" by Lisa Loeb
Pop star Lisa Loeb remembers that Christmas is really for the kids and offers this "gift," as featured on Kid's Club--Holiday Fun Volume 1, a diverse collection of children's holiday favorites. [Dec 24]

"Mais" by Pierre Aderne
Originally released in Brazil in 2005, the third album from this former competitive swimmer has made its way around the world and has become a Top 10 album in Japan. This track features one of Aderne's diverse Brazilian musical styles. [Dec 23]