Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

A fresh batch of funky tunes from the always-interesting Prince, a double-disc sonic salvo from Ben Harper, the second album from the Wilco side project Loose Fur and a new release from eccentric sibl

A combination live CD/DVD package from breakthrough rock act My Chemical Romance, "Life on the Murder Scene" (Reprise).

The latest release from country music icon Kenny Rogers, "Water and Bridges" (Capitol).

The third solo album from former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, "Keys to the World" (Virgin).

The debut album from teenage singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger, "Underage Thinking" (Columbia).

A new release from Giant Sand principal Howe Gelb, "Sno Angel Like You" (Thrill Jockey).

New albums from veteran indie rock acts Mates Of State ("Bring It Back," Barsuk), Quasi ("When the Going Gets Dark," Touch & Go) and Liars ("Drums Not Dead," Mute).

The debut Sub Pop album from rock act Band Of Horses, "Everything All the Time."

An expanded reissue of Elvis Costello's "The Juliet Letters" (Rhino).

Rapper Murs' "Murray's Revenge" (Record Collection).

A live EP from Norwegian dance/electronica duo Royksopp, "Royksopp's Night Out" (Astralwerks).

The debut album from up-and-coming U.K. rock outfit Editors, "The Back Room" (Kitchenware/Fader).

A live DVD from the Black Crowes, "Freak 'n Roll Into the Fog" (Eagle Rock).