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The first new album bearing the Queen name since 1995, "The Cosmos Rocks" (Hollywood) and the first to feature new vocalist Paul Rodgers.

A three-disc set of ultra-rare Hank Williams live radio performances, "The Unreleased Recordings" (Time Life).

The CD release of the third Bloc Party album, "Intimacy" (Atlantic), which was released in a slightly different form digitally this summer.

The third album from U.K. rock outfit Kaiser Chiefs, "Off With Their Heads" (Universal).

A worship album from Christian rock pioneer Michael W. Smith, "A New Hallelujah" (Reunion).

Veteran electronica artist Squarepusher's "Just a Souvenir" (Warp).