ACETONE York Blvd. (Vapor) On their fourth disc (and second on Neil Young’s label), the indie-rock trio serve up more of their soulful roots-rock stew.
VARIOUS ARTISTS The New Young Lions of Jazz (Arkadia Jazz) The cats on this compilation (Javon Jackson, Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, Benny Golson) represent some of the genre’s most likely up-and-comers.
ALABAMA When It All Goes South (RCA) The title could refer to 1999’s Twentieth Century, one of the country-music group’s worst-selling albums ever. Now they hope to lure back disappointed fans with Jann Arden and Christopher Cross collaborations.
VARIOUS ARTISTS Traffic soundtrack (TVT) The accompaniment to Steven Soderbergh’s latest includes a score by ex-Chili Pepper Cliff Martinez and additional tracks by Morcheeba, Fatboy Slim, and Brian Eno.