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Ultraviolence by Lana Del Ray
Released June 16
The singer-songwriter’s hit 2012 album Born to Die sold five million copies worldwide, so you’d be right to anticipate this follow-up album with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Dan produced this latest album, which was recorded in his Nashville studio with a seven-piece band shortly after the two artists met by chance in New York. Dhs75.

A.K.A. by Jennifer Lopez
Released June 16
Actress, singer, film and TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian; is there anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do? The singer’s latest album is set for success, especially as it features American rappers Rick Ross, Pitbull, French Montana and T.I and Aussie guest star Iggy Azaela. Dhs75.

X by Ed Sheeran
Released June 23
Aged 23, and with just one album behind his name, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran already has three Grammy nominations and two Brit Awards on his CV. This follow-up, also known as Multiply, sees him working alongside producers Rick Rubin and Pharrell Williams. Listen out for the lead track ‘Sing’. Dhs85.

DVDs

The Monuments Men
Released June 18
Director George Clooney is behind this action drama, which is based on a true story. A World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Clooney stars alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Dhs55 DVD, Dhs85 Blu-Ray.

Dexter: The Complete Final Season 8
Released June 18
This final season follows Miami Metro Police Department’s skilled forensics expert, Dexter Morgan, who hunts down criminals who have escaped justice in his spare time, then kills them. Dhs195.

The Simpsons Season 16

Released June 25
Yes, the popular animation is still going. Watch all 21 episodes and find out what happens when Bart fakes his own kidnapping, Marge takes in a surrogate child, Homer smuggles prescription pills from Canada and Lisa files a restraining order against Bart. Dhs160.
Unless otherwise stated, you can buy these books, games and DVDs from Virgin Megastore, Abu Dhabi Mall (02 644 7882) and Al Wahda Mall (02 445 3327), www.virginmegastore.me

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