Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

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New albums from rock acts Alter Bridge ("Blackbird," Universal) and Puddle Of Mudd ("Famous," Geffen).

A holiday album from pop vocalist Josh Groban, "Noel" (Warner Bros.).

The first solo album from Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry in more than a decade, "Necessary Evil" (Eleven Seven Music).

The Thrill Jockey debut from sibling band the Fiery Furnaces, "Widow City."

A "Greatest Hits" package with four new songs from country star Sara Evans (RCA).

Rock duo She Wants Revenge's sophomore album, "This Is Forever" (Geffen).

A new album from Wolf Parade side project Sunset Rubdown, "Random Spirit Lover" (Jagjaguwar).

Sibling rock combo Van Zant's "My Kind of Country" (Columbia).