Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

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A live DVD from U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt, "Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions" (Atlantic).

The third album from New York guitarist Kaki King, "...Until We Felt Red" (Velour), produced by Tortoise's John McEntire.

Jive's soundtrack to the film "Step Up," featuring a new single from Ciara.

U.K. rock act Dirty Pretty Things' "Waterloo to Anywhere" (Interscope).

Modern rock combo's Breaking Benjamin's "Phobia" (Hollywood).

A new album from Canadian rock act Blood Meridian, featuring members of Black Mountain, "Kick Up the Dust" (V2).

An expanded reissue of seminal indie rock outfit Sebadoh's "III" (Domino).