Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
U.K. phenoms James Blunt and KT Tunstall return with their sophomore albums, Reba McEntire teams up with some of the biggest names in the game for a duets collection, Barry Manilow revisits the hits oPearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's soundtrack to the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild" (J Records).
New albums from star rappers Chamillionaire ("Ultimate Victory," Universal) and Twista ("Adrenaline Rush 2007," Atlantic).
R&B producer/artist Babyface's predominantly covers-oriented "Playlist" (Island Def Jam).
The Brushfire debut from Bay Area indie rock act Rogue Wave, "Asleep at Heaven's Gate."
Rock outfit the Donnas' "Bitchin'" (Purple Feather).
A solo album from Sonic Youth principal Thurston Moore, "Trees Outside the Academy" (Ecstatic Peace).
Opera vocalist Paul Potts' "Once Chance" (Columbia).
A boxed set from vocalist Emmylou Harris, "Songbird" (Rhino).
An expanded reissue of Counting Crows' 1993 debut, "August and Everything After" (Geffen).