July 10, 2008

Coming Next Week: John Mellencamp, Nas, O.A.R., Randy Travis and More

Due in stores Tuesday:

_Bajofondo, "Mar Dulce" (Decca). Band from Argentina and Uruguay fuses tango, electronica, pop and rock.

_David Banner, "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Motown).

_Elisa, "Dancing" (Sugar). Italian chanteuse's song "Dancing" was featured in the reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance."

_Delta Goodrem, "Delta" (Decca U.S.). Australian singer-songwriter.

_The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive" (Vagrant Records).

_John Mellencamp, "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" (Hear Music). Folk-rocker churns out 14 new Americana anthems.

_Nas, "Nas" (Def Jam). Ninth album from one of hip-hop's best lyricists.

_O.A.R., "All Sides" (Atlantic/Wea). Sixth album from college rockers features the single "Shattered."

_Randy Travis, "Around the Bend" (Warner Brothers).

_Wire, "Object 47" (Pink Flag). Eleventh studio album from influential British experimental rockers.

_Ace Young, "Ace Young" (Pazzo Music). "American Idol" heartthrob takes his turn in the post-show limelight.


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