Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
Sought after albums from R&B artist Ne-Yo (his Def Jam debut), Hawthorne Heights (their biggest album yet for Victory) and Alan Jackson (his first gospel album for Arista Nashville) are profiled iA new release from Elvis Costello backed by the Metropole Orkest, "My Flame Burns Blue" (Deutsche Grammophon), recorded in July 2004 at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.
Live albums from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ("Hammersmith Odeon '75," Columbia) and Kid Rock ("Live Trucker," Atlantic).
The debut album from U.K. rock act Nine Black Alps, "Everything Is" (Interscope).
A new solo release from Old 97s' frontman Rhett Miller, "The Believer" (Verve).
The first mainstream album since 1984 from country veteran Jessi Colter, "Out of the Ashes" (Shout! Factory).
A double-disc set from Hank Williams III, "Straight to Hell" (Curb).
Rock act Say Anything's "... Is a Real Boy" (J Records).
Expanded reissues of the classic ZZ Top albums "Fandango" and "Tres Hombres" (Rhino).