>RYAN BINGHAM & THE DEAD HORSES
Coming off his Oscar for “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart),” Bingham ventures into more rich alt-country terrain with producer T Bone Burnett. 
From “Hot Tottie,” a rubbery hip-hop groove, to the sexy, Prince-esque slow jam “Lay You Down,” Usher gives fans more reason to go “OMG” on this nine-song EP. 
Back to Me
After her recent suicide attempt, Fantasia emerges with her best album yet. On old-schoolish songs like “Bittersweet,” she digs deep with raspy-voiced soul. 
No Better Than This
This vintage-sounding set, exploring traditional country, blues and folk, shows how far the heartland rocker has come from his John Cougar days.