Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
AFI reasserts its modern rock dominance, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint pay tribute to a post-Katrina New Orleans, Cheap Trick lets it rip and top artists steer the "Cars" soundtrack in this week'The latest album from rapper Ice Cube, "Laugh Now, Cry Later" (Lench Mob Records).
Up-and-coming rapper Yung Joc's "New Joc City" (Warner Bros.).
Electronica veteran Paul Oakenfold's new artist album, "A Lively Mind," featuring collaborations with Pharrell, Grandmaster Flash and actress Brittany Murphy (Maverick).
A new album from U.K. electronica duo Zero 7, "The Garden" (Atlantic).
A live DVD from jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, "Tokyo Concert" (ECM).
Expanded reissues of the Depeche Mode albums "Violator," "Music for the Masses" and "Speak & Spell" (Rhino).