Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Bjork bounces back with eclectic collaborators on her first album in three years, the late Elliott Smith is saluted with the release of a host of archival recordings, Barbra Streisand celebrates her hNew album from British rock outfits the Clientele ("God Save the Clientele," Merge) and Maximo Park ("Our Earthly Pleasures," Warp).
Veteran U.K. rock act Travis' "The Boy With No Name" (Epic).
Chicago indie stalwarts the Sea & Cake's "Everybody" (Thrill Jockey).
Rapper Sage Francis' "Human the Death Dance" (Epitaph).
A self-titled album from worldly singer/songwriter Keren Ann (Blue Note).
Albums from well regarded indie acts Lavender Diamond ("Imagine Our Love," Matador) and Great Lake Swimmers ("Ongiara," Nettwerk).
San Diego-based emo group Weatherbox's "American Art" (Doghouse).