A crossover hit leads Snoop Dogg into the land of "Seduction," Paula Abdul gives "American Idol" colleague Randy Jackson a boost, Rick Ross and Fat Joe rap their way back and Kaki King makes a guitar-

The first solo album in eight years from famed indie rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, "11th Hour" (Definitive Jux).

Electronica artist Junkie XL's "Booming Back at You" (Nettwerk).

A comeback album from fun-loving Seattle rock act the Presidents Of The United States Of America, "These Are the Good Times, People" (Fugitive/EMI).

Mike Patton's soundtrack for the film "A Perfect Place" (Ipecac).

Singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins' "Honeydew" (Vanguard).