Prevewing The Week's Top New Releases
The Game presses on without the help of 50 Cent or Dr. Dre, Akon gets a pre-release boost thanks to two huge singles, Tenacious D rocks back with its first album in four years and Fat Joe starts freshThe first pop album in nearly 30 years from Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, "An Other Cup" (Atlantic).
The debut album from +44, "Until Your Heart Stops Beating" (Interscope), featuring former Blink 182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.
The third Interscope album from Texas rock combo ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, "So Divided," featuring a cover of Guided By Voices' "Gold Heart Mountain Top Queen Directory."
The self-titled debut from Army Of Anyone (Firm Music), featuring former members of Stone Temple Pilots and Filter.
A 19-disc boxed set from the Clash, "The Singles," replicating each of the singles released in the band's lifetime (Epic/Legacy).
The first release in Neil Young's long-rumored Archives series, "Live at the Fillmore East," chronicling a Crazy Horse performance from 1970 (Reprise).
A new album from Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice, "9" (Vector/Warner Bros.)
The latest release from enduring saxophonist Kenny G, "I'm in the Mood For Love...The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time" (Arista).
A holiday album from Latin star Luis Miguel, "Navidades Luis Miguel" (Warner Music Latina).
The second album from indie rock chanteuse Joanna Newsom, "Ys" (Drag City).