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The third album from Tennessee familial rock act Kings Of Leon, "Because of the Times" (RCA).

Houston rapper Paul Wall's "Get Money, Stay True" (Swishahouse/Atlantic).

The U.S. release of Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker's solo debut, "Jarvis" (Rough Trade).

Hard rock act Chevelle's "Vena Sera" (Epic).

Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile's "The Story" (Columbia), featuring a guest appearance by the Indigo Girls.

A new album from hard rock outfit Shadows Fall, "Threads of Life" (Atlantic).

A collection from Black Sabbath spotlighting "The Dio Years," and featuring three new songs written with that vocalist (Rhino/Warner Bros.).

A retrospective with five new songs and rarities from Alison Krauss, "A Hundred Miles or More" (Rounder).