My Kind of World

My Kind of World

Amber is known primarily for her dance club hits.
Legs to Make Us Longer

Legs to Make Us Longer

Guitarist Kaki King had a delightful start to her career when she was handpicked out of a gig at the Knitting Factory by Velour Records and produced last year's adventurous "Everybody Loves You." Now under Epic, the young composer has whittled her six-string skills down to a deeper, more mature mastery on the instrumental "Legs to Make Us Longer." Like "Everybody Loves You," "Legs" stands on King's creative energy in her approach to the instrument, sometimes beating the body or tapping the neck of her guitar for rhythms.
Everything I've Got in My Pocket

Everything I've Got in My Pocket

Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called.
Palookaville

Palookaville

With his fourth studio set, Fatboy Slim eschews the smaller beats of his last album, "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars" (2000), for the bigger beats of his 6-year-old debut, "You've Come a Long Way, Baby"—albeit with more live musicianship (new British band Jonny Quality, Justin Robertson, Slim himself).
The Ones We Never Knew

The Ones We Never Knew

Country pedigree notwithstanding, one is still taken aback by the depth of this captivating debut.
Fuego

Fuego

A.B. Quintanilla and his Kumbia Kings have been steadily evolving with every album.
Intimamente

Intimamente

J&N Records has long been at the forefront of the tropical genre.
Between the Sun and the Moon

Between the Sun and the Moon

Best-known for the R&B hits "So Good, So Right" and "Piano in the Dark"—and for penning Oleta Adams' crossover anthem, "Get Here"—singer/songwriter Brenda Russell has never been content to stick to one genre.
Shake Sugaree

Shake Sugaree

A National Heritage Award recipient in 1984, Elizabeth Cotten was one of the inspirational figures of the folk revival of the '50s and '60s.
The Chronicles of Life and Death

The Chronicles of Life and Death

With Good Charlotte's breakthrough album, "The Young and the Hopeless," the group was embraced by the "TRL" crowd, millions of teen girls and mainstream top 40 radio.
Astronaut

Astronaut

It has been 21 years since Duran Duran's original lineup recorded an album together, though the band has carried on in various incarnations, with Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes the only constants.
Futures

Futures

After building a solid underground fan base with landmark 1998 release "Clarity," Arizona's Jimmy Eat World emerged with a now-platinum self-titled third album in 2001, which spawned the hit "The Middle." The same trademarks that made that record so enjoyable are in full effect on "Futures": upbeat pop-punk tempered with moodier, slower songs, great melodies and vocal harmonies courtesy of Jim Adkins and Tom Linton.
Exodus

Exodus

Known as Hikki back home, 21-year-old J-pop superstar Utada Hikaru has opted to go the one-name route for her highly auspicious U.S.

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