Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

Death Cab For Cutie takes it to the next level on its second major-label album, Duffy takes on the States after quickly conquering her native United Kingdom and Jason Mraz goes mellow for the fans in

A new album from fresh-from-jail rapper Foxy Brown, "Brooklyn's Don Diva" (Koch).

Reunited modern rock combo Filter's "Anthems for the Damned" (Pulse Recordings).

An album from producer/artist T-Bone Burnett, "Tooth of Crime" (Nonesuch).

Veteran vocalist Joe Cocker's "Hymn for My Soul" (Fantasy).

R&B vocalist Keith Sweat's "Just Me" (WEA).

African native Emmanuel Jal's "Warchild" (Sonic360).

Roots rockers Old 97's' "Blame It on Gravity" (New West).