Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Metallica roars back on its first album in five years, Jessica Simpson makes a play for country stardom, LL Cool J says adios to Def Jam and Gym Class Heroes bare their souls in this week's Hot ProducThe first album in five years from trip-hop innovator Tricky, "Knowle West Boy" (Domino).
A compilation from Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan's long-running Portastatic side project, "Some Small History" (Merge).
A new album from singer/songwriter Joan Baez, "Day After Tomorrow" (Razor & Tie), produced by Steve Earle.
The latest from desert rock outfit Calexico, "Carried To Dust" (Quarterstick).
A children's album from former Moldy Peaches principal Kimya Dawson, "Alphabutt" (K Records).
Michael Franti & Spearhead's "All Rebel Rockers" (Anti-).
Indie rock act Okkervil River's "The Stand-Ins" (Jagjaguwar).
The latest from R&B veteran Eric Benet, "Love & Life" (Warner Bros.).
An instrumental album from pianist Jim Brickman, "Unspoken" (Savoy).