Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Tom Petty goes solo for the first time in 12 years, Pharrell Williams finally brings forth his oft-delayed solo debut, the New York Dolls recharge after a 30-year hiatus and Tapes 'N Tapes climbs theA new album from hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5, "Feedback" (Interscope), with a guest appearance from Dave Matthews.
Singer/songwriter Edie Brickell's first album with her band the New Bohemians in 16 years, "Stranger Things" (Fantasy).
A new album from eclectic hip-hop act Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Yell Fire" (Epitaph).
Singer/songwriter Toby Lightman's "Bird on a Wire" (Atlantic).
The soundtrack to the Leonard Cohen documentary "I'm Your Man" (Verve Forecast), featuring U2, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton and Nick Cave, among many others.
A reissue of the 1996 Spoon album "Telephono" and EP "Soft Effects," combined into a single package (Merge).
The final studio album from late African musician Ali Farka Toure, "Savane" (Nonesuch).
The latest effort from veteran rocker Sammy Hagar and his band the Wabos, "Livin' It Up" (Rhino).
A new release from U.K. rock act Scritti Politti, "White Bread, Black Beer" (Nonesuch).