Additional titles hitting stores this week include:
R&B vocalist Tweet’s “It’s Me Again” (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott.
A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, “The Alternative To Love” (V2).
Modern rock act Lifehouse’s self-titled third album (Geffen).
Los Super Seven’s “Heard It on the X” (Telarc), featuring guest appearances by Calexico, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett.
Country star Trace Adkins’ “Songs About Me” (Capitol).
Singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt’s “Ghetto Bells” (New West), with contributions from Van Dyke Parks and Bill Frisell.
Louisville rock quartet the Shipping News’ “Flies the Fields” (Quarterstick).
A new album from up-and-coming indie rock act the Decemberists, “Picaresque” (Kill Rock Stars).
X principal John Doe’s “Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet” (Yep Roc).
New York dance/rock combo Out Hud’s sophomore album, “Let Us Never Speak of It Again” (Kranky).
A new album from rock veteran Billy Idol, “Devil’s Playground” (Sanctuary).
The debut album from San Diego rock act Louis XIV, “The Best Little Secrets Are Kept” (Atlantic).
A triple-disc collection of “B-Sides and Rarities” from enduring singer/songwriter Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Mute).
A double-disc retrospective from indie rock trio Yo La Tengo, “Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs, 1985-2003” (Matador).
R&B artist Frankie J.’s “The One” (Columbia), featuring the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Obsession (No Es Amor).”
The album “Cinema: A Windham Hill Compilation” (Windham Hill/Legacy), featuring popular movie themes performed by George Winston, Liz Story, Philip Aaberg and Alex DeGrassi, among others.