Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

T.I. transcends his legal woes on his new album, Jennifer Hudson makes her long-awaited debut, Robin Thicke tries to build on his sophomore success and Faith Hill gets serious about a Christmas album

Holiday albums from Bela Fleck and Flecktones ("Jingle All the Way," Rounder) and Melissa Etheridge ("A New Thought for Christmas," Island).

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco's "Red Letter Year" (Righteous Babe).

The multi-disc Jesus & Mary Chain boxed set "The Power of Negative Thinking" (Rhino).

The latest album from singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and his band the Lonely Astronauts, "Temporary People" (Lonely Astronaut).

Singer/songwriter Ben Folds' "Way to Normal" (Epic).

Former "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler's self-titled sophomore album for RCA Nashville.

A new album from veteran indie rock act Mercury Rev, "Snowflake Midnight" (Yep Roc).

A new album from folk legend Pete Seeger, "At 89" (Appleseed).

Swedish psychedelic rock combo Dungen's "4" (Kemado).

Fantasy's expanded reissues of six Creedence Clearwater Revival albums: "Bayou Country," "Cosmo's Factory," "Creedence Clearwater Revival," "Green River," "Pendulum" and "Willy & the Poor Boys."

An expanded reissue of U2's "Live at Red Rocks" and "Under a Blood Red Sky" (UMe).