Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m

The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band's 2004 split, "From a Compound Eye" (Merge).

An album of covers from Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise and Will Oldham's Bonnie "Prince" Billy alias, "The Brave and the Bold" (Overcoat).

A new album from singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik, "White Limousine" (Rounder).

Solo releases from Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis ("Rabbit Fur Coat," Team Love) and Blake Sennett (as the Elected, "Sun, Sun, Sun," Sub Pop).

English reggae outfit UB40's "Who You Fighting For?" (Rhino).

Reissues of the T. Rex albums "Tanx," "Works in Progress," "Bolan's Zip Gun" and "Futuristic Dragon" (Rhino).

Up-and-coming U.K. rock act Test Icicles’ “For Screening Purposes Only” (Domino).