Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica
Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "The Dutchess" (will.i.am/A&M), featuring the No. 1 Hot 100 hit "London Bridge."
Rapper Chingy's third album, "Hood Star" (Slot-A-Lot/Capitol), featuring the hit "Pullin' Me Back."
A concert album from country superstar Kenny Chesney, "Live Those Songs Again" (BNA).
The soundtrack to the video game "NBA 2K7," crafted by producer Dan the Automator with assistance from Mos Def, Fabolous, Ghostface and E-40, among others (Decon).
Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's debut album for his own Lonely Astronaut label, "Nuclear Daydream."
Jazz chanteuse Diana Krall's "From This Moment On" (Verve).
Rock outfit the Mars Volta's "Amputechture" (Universal).
Aaron Neville's debut for Burgundy Records, "Bring It on Home -- The Soul Classics."
The latest album from Will Oldham's Bonnie Prince Billy project, "The Letting Go" (Drag City).
An expanded edition of Lou Reed's 1975 album "Coney Island Baby" (RCA/Legacy).
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