Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le

Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen."

Pixies frontman Frank Black new solo album, under his old moniker Black Francis, "Bluefinger" (Cooking Vinyl).

Vancouver rock outfit Hot Hot Heat's second major-label album, "Happiness Ltd." (Sire).

Swedish indie act Shout Out Louds' "Our Ill Wills" (Merge).

The Deerhoof-heavy soundtrack to the film "Dedication" (Koch).

A host of notable indie rock releases from Black Lips ("Good Bad Not Evil," Vice), the Go! Team ("Proof of Youth," Sub Pop), Figurines ("When the Deer Wore Blue," The Control Group) and the Cursive side project the Good Life ("Help Wanted Nights," Saddle Creek).

Singer/songwriter Joe Henry's "Civilians" (Anti-).

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