PATTI SMITH Land 1975-2002 (Arista) Half of this two-CD set gathers Smith singles like “Gloria”; the other half offers rarities, like a cover of “When Doves Cry.”
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS Rings Around the World (XL) The Brit rockers’ fifth disc–released to critical raves in the U.K. last year–comes with a DVD featuring short films to accompany each of the 18 tracks.
GLENN LEWIS World Outside My Window (Epic) This debut should push Lewis, who channels Stevie Wonder and opens for Alicia Keys, toward neo-soul stardom.
MEGADETH Rude Awakening (Sanctuary) The 24 live tracks on this double disc, like “Trust” and “Peace Sells,” were chosen by fans on the band’s website.
IF YOU LIKE…
Chirpy indie-popsters HEAVENLY, smile along to Portland, Ore.’s ALL GIRL SUMMER FUN BAND, whose self-titled debut recently came out on K Records.
The atmospheric electronic parts of RADIOHEAD’s Amnesiac and Kid A, pick up Geogaddi (Warp), the latest from Scottish studio wizards BOARDS OF CANADA.
English retro-soul outfit JAMIROQUAI, groove to The Way I Feel (Motown) from Canadian singer-songwriter/one-man band REMY SHAND, who looks, sounds, and moves a whole lot like Jamiroquai frontman JAY KAY.
Pixies-style rock matched with Dischord-like emoting, check out Chicago quartet THE DETACHMENT KIT’s They Raging. Quiet Army (The Self-Starter Foundation).
Rap and metal, bang your head to “Stick ‘Em Up” (Columbia), the debut single from new rap-metalers QUARASHI, who hail from–get this–Iceland.