Nas courts controversy with the name (and content) of his new album, John Mellencamp strips things down with producer T Bone Burnett and the Hold Steady pushes itself forward in this week's Hot Produc

Rapper David Banner's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (Universal Motown).

Legendary U.K. rock outfit Wire's "Object 47" (Pink Flag).

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's score to the new Batman film, "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.).

Australian superstar Delta Goodrem's "Delta" (Decca).

A self-titled album from former "American Idol" contestant Ace Young (Pazzo Music/Fontana).

Rock act O.A.R.'s "All Sides" (Atlantic).

Country veteran Randy Travis' "Around the Bend" (Word).