Previewing The Week's Top New Releases
A modern-day tribute to the music of the legendary Sly & the Family Stone, a country album from actor Rick Moranis, the U.S. debut of Mylo and a new album from singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer are pThe Jack Johson-helmed soundtrack to the animated film "Curious George" (Brushfire/Universal).
Hip-hop act Dem Franchize Boyz' "On Top of Our Game" (Virgin).
A new album from U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton, "Comfort of Strangers" (Astralwerks), produced by Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Wilco).
The latest release from Scottish indie rock act Belle & Sebastian, "The Life Pursuit" (Matador).
A six-disc boxed set from veteran singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, "RT: The Life and Music of Richard Thompson" (Free Reed).
A new album from Scott Herren's Prefuse 73 project, "Security Screenings" (Warp), featuring guest appearances by members of Four Tet and TV On The Radio.
A second volume of music from the 2005 Cameron Crowe film "Elizabethtown" (RCA).
The debut album from U.K. singer/songwriter KT Tunstall, "Eye to the Telescope" (Relentless/Virgin).