MTV Video Music Awards
Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Conor Oberst takes a country-rock detour away from Bright Eyes, Lloyd offers a hearty dose of love "Lessons," Randy Newman returns to original music for the first time in nine years and the Faint goesA new album from emo rock outfit Hawthorne Heights, "Fragile Future" (Victory).
Supermodel/French first lady Carla Bruni's "Comme Si de Rien N Etait" (Downtown).
New albums from country artists Jamey Johnson ("That Lonesome Song," Mercury Nashville) and Heidi Newfield ("What Am I Waiting For," Curb).
Phish bassist Mike Gordon's "The Golden Sparrow" (Rounder).
Latin rock combo Plastilina Mosh's "All You Need Is Mosh" (Nacional).
Singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez's "She Ain't Me" (Back Porch).