The Week In New Releases

Previewing new albums from Rod Stewart, Ashlee Simpson, Stevie Wonder, Silver Jews and more.

Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

Veteran dance/rock act Depeche Mode's "Playing the Angel" (Warner Bros.).

A new album from trumpeter Chris Botti, "To Love Again" (Columbia).

U.K. electronia duo Boards Of Canada's "The Campfire Headphase" (Warp).

Modern rock act Thrice's "Vheissu" (Island).

The debut solo album from Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run, "Distortion" (Russell Simmons Music Group/Def Jam).

Velvet Underground principal John Cale's "Black Acetate" (Astralwerks).

The soundtrack to the video game "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland" (Vagrant), featuring acts such as My Chemical Romance, Hot Snakes, Thursday and Senses Fail covering songs by their favorite hardcore/punk artists.

Noise rock duo Lightning Bolt's "Hypermagic Mountain" (Load).