Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

The Chemical Brothers keep the party going on an album that is already No. 1 in their U.K. homeland, Suzanne Vega salutes New York on her first project in six years, Charles Mingus lives again on a mu

The first new Meat Puppets album with both Kirkwood brothers since 1995, "Rise To Your Knees" (Anodyne).

Actress Minnie Driver's second album, "Seastories" (Rounder).

Sophomore albums from up-and-coming rock acts Editors ("An End Has a Start," Fader/Epic) and Rooney ("Calling the Word," Cherry Tree/Geffen).

Former Tonic singer Emerson Hart's "Cigarettes and Gasoline" (Manhattan).

U.K. rock outfit the Magic Numbers' "Those the Brokes" (Astralwerks).

A country covers album from the Mavericks' Raul Malo, "After Hours" (New Door).

A DVD from metal combo Avenged Sevenfold, "All Excess" (Warner Bros.).