Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

My Chemical Romance adopts an alter-ego and over-the-top, theatrical rock for its new album, John Legend serves up a soulful classic on his sophomore set and Paul Stanley gets back to his solo career

A collaborative album from country legends George Jones and Merle Haggard, "Kickin' Out the Footlights ... Again" (Bandit).

A collaborative album from jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau, "Givin' It Up" (Monster Music/Concord).

Retrospectives from electronica maven Moby ("Go: The Very Best of Moby," V2) and Bright Eyes ("Noise Floor: Rarities 1998-2005," Saddle Creek).

An expanded edition of Def Leppard's 1988 album "Hysteria" (UME) and the Flaming Lips' recent "At War With the Mystics" (Warner Bros.).

The DVD "Sunken Treasure," chronicling Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy's 2006 solo tour (Nonesuch).

The third studio album from rock act Sparta, "Threes" (Hollywood).

R&B vocalist Shareefa's "Point of No Return" (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam).

Country duo Montgomery Gentry's "Some People Change" (Columbia).