Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

Meticulously remastered in state-of-the-art 24-bit sound, the two-disc Echoes comes close to achieving the impossible task of encapsulating the essence of perhaps the most ambitious and enduringly successful of all album-oriented rock bands.
Live at Montreaux 1982 & 1985

Live at Montreaux 1982 & 1985

This double album—recorded years apart on "Blues Night" at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (and consisting mostly of previously unreleased material)—is testimony to what the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his rhythm section, Double Trouble, did best: ripping it up live.
Animosity

Animosity

Hard-rock act Sevendust is like the slightly worn pickup truck that keeps going in the midst of the newer, sleeker models just churned out.
Experience: Jill Scott

Experience: Jill Scott

Few live albums actually capture the magic that occurs when a performer and audience are vibing on all cylinders.
Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry

Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry

With energy and charisma to spare, Petey Pablo brings his kinetic spirit to the masses via his Jive debut, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry.
In Search Of N*E*R*D

In Search Of N*E*R*D

The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have already changed the sound of urban music from behind the boards.
Now and Forever

Now and Forever

Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera.
Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Never accused of playing it safe (remember Chris Gaines?), Garth Brooks offers up a comparatively focused effort on Scarecrow, having zeroed in on his vocal strengths, Allen Reynolds' crystalline production, and powerful songs. A muscular Brooks vocal and arena-rock guitars propel the panoramic midtempo "Why Ain't
Love, Shelby

Love, Shelby

Love, Shelby opens with "Trust Me," which Lynne begins by whispering the words "faith" and "hope" as a piano gently plays.
Blockbuster Cancels Awards Show

Blockbuster Cancels Awards Show

Video-rental giant Blockbuster Inc. has canceled its annual awards show because it was uncertain how many viewers would watch in the post-Sept. 11 climate. The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, which honor film and music stars, had been scheduled for next spring in Los Angeles.
Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," which also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally, is Brooks' best opening since 1998's "Double Live," which sold a then-record of 1.01 million units in its first week.
BBC Radio Host DJ Village Shot Dead

BBC Radio Host DJ Village Shot Dead

Horrace Pinnock, better known as BBC national network Radio 1's reggae expert DJ Village, was shot dead following a gang fight in London early yesterday morning (Nov. 20). According to the Metropolitan Police, Pinnock, 24, was shot following an argument with six to 10 men outside the Plaza Hotel in Wembley at around 2.30 a.m. Shortly afterward, he was pronounced dead at Central Middlesex Hospital.

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