Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Bob Dylan looks back on "Modern Times," Jessica Simpson comes clean with her "Public Affair," Sam Moore recaptures his soul with a host of superstars and Tego Calderon drops the bling in this week's HA 40th anniversary edition of the Beach Boys' iconic "Pet Sounds," featuring a wealth of documentary material (Capitol).
The Def Jam debut from hip-hop outfit the Roots, "Game Theory."
A new album from Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man, "4:21 -- The Day After" (Def Jam), and the debut from hot Southern rapper Young Dro, "Best Thang Smokin'" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic).
Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn's third album, "Nightcrawler" (Epic).
The sophomore set from soul-tinged singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne, "Until the Sun Turns Black" (RCA).
Two archival releases from the Black Crowes: the double-disc set "The Lost Crowes" and the DVD debut of the home video "Who Killed the Bird Out On Your Window Sill ... The Movie" (Rhino).
Expanded reissues of a host of solo releases from the Who's Pete Townshend, including the albums "Empty Glass," "All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes" and "Psychoderelict" (Universal).
Veteran reggae artist Beenie Man's "Undisputed" (Virgin).
The debut album from Jawbox/Burning Airlines principal J. Robbins' new band, Channels, "Waiting for the Next End of the World" (Dischord).