Other key titles
Additional titles hitting stores this week include:
-- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam).
-- The 12th installment in the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series, featuring tracks from LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and Nas (Capitol).
-- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor, and the Fairfield Four (Columbia/Legacy).
-- Scottish rock outfit Idlewild's "The Remote Part" (Capitol) and a new EP from Texas rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, "The Secret of Elena's Tomb" (Interscope).
-- Country veteran Ricky Skaggs' "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" (Skaggs Family Records).
-- Remix collections from electronica pioneer Aphex Twin ("26 Mixes for Cash," Warp) and rock outfit the Faint ("Danse Macabre Remixed," Astralwerks).
-- The first studio album in eight years from singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading, "Lover's Speak" (Denon).
-- New world music-leaning albums from former Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen ("Home Cooking," Shakti) and the Afro-Celts ("Seed," Real World).
-- New Zealand rock act the D4's "6Twenty" (Flying Nun/Infectious).
-- A new Capitol album from country vocalist Rosanne Cash, "Rules of Travel," featuring Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock.
-- Jazz veteran Wayne Shorter's "Alegria" (Verve).
-- New albums from vocalists Maria Muldaur ("A Woman Alone With the Blues," Telarc) and Stacie Orrico ("Stacie Orrico," Virgin).
-- An expanded reissue of the Who's seminal album "Who's Next" (Universal).