Fire It Up

Fire It Up

This is Perry's first album for Blind Pig, and he has made the most of the opportunity.
Oxygen

Oxygen

On their fifth Sparrow album, the members of Avalon once again demonstrate the impressive gifts that have made them one of the most acclaimed groups in contemporary Christian music: vibrant vocals and an unerring song sense.
Irresistible

Irresistible

Sony has its sights set on nothing less than super-stardom for its reigning pop princess, Jessica Simpson.
Poses

Poses

The danger of an artist issuing a universally praised debut is that the follow-up is inevitably a let-down.
A Twist of Marley

A Twist of Marley

Guitarist Lee Ritenour—a central force behind 1997's Antonio Carlos Jobim tribute, A Twist of Jobim—pays homage this time to reggae pioneer Bob Marley, who died 20 years ago in May.
Los Reyes del Trópico

Los Reyes del Trópico

If the notion of having Joe Arroyo and Juan Carlos Coronel—arguably Colombia's best-known salsa vocalists—together in a recording studio sounds too good to be true, you're right.
Blimundo

Blimundo

Bau (Portuguese for "box") is the nom de disque of Cape Verdean string virtuoso Rufino Almeida.
BERLIOZ, BRUCKNER, RACHMANINOFF

BERLIOZ, BRUCKNER, RACHMANINOFF

Although Philips is no longer a fully functioning separate entity (having been merged with Decca), Universal Classics is celebrating the label's highly regarded half-century by remastering and reissuing 50 vintage titles over the course of this year.
Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray

This is the album that Sugar Ray has been inching toward recording since its 1997 break-out hit, Floored.
Amnesiac

Amnesiac

In some quarters, there seems to be an air of impatience with Radiohead digging in its avant-garde heels with the follow-up to the experimental Kid A.
Leroy

Leroy

Six months before the release of Leroy's eponymous debut, four of its tracks were secured for film and TV spots: the blues-etched opening track "Good Time" (ABC sitcom The Job), the hip-hop-inflected "New World" (the film 10 Things I Hate About You), the hot-buttered soul vibology of "Trans Am" (TV's Felicity), and the straight-up rocker "Make It Hot" (two upcoming films, Chain of Fools and Joy Ride).
Viva Nueva

Viva Nueva

Growing up in Portland, Maine, the six members of Rustic Overtones were far enough from the big-city din to develop their own sound but close enough to absorb the diverse influences (rock, funk, hip-hop, punk, ska, swing, space-age pop) that they exhibit on their first national release.
Maroon

Maroon

The debut full-length from the Webb Brothers—Justin and Christiaan, the sons of singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb ("Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park")—is a smart collection of California-style orchestral-pop fused with Elvis Costello sensibilities.

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