Aging soul superstars are obligated to start referring to themselves in the third person once they hit 50.

Al Green’s “Lay It Down” is soooooo good. Look for a full, in-depth (rave) review of the album in next week’s Times.

Plus, via iTunes you can cop the sophomore release from one of Arkansas’ finest, the Good Fear, the solo debut from Big Silver and the Easys front man, Isaac Alexander and the new one from sometimes Little Rocker Jason Morphew. All via Max Recordings.

Big CD release show and seventh anniversary celebration for Max on Friday at White Water.