THIRD EYE BLIND Out of the Vein (Elektra) Frontman Stephan Jenkins coproduced Vein, the Bay Area band’s first album since 1999’s Blue.
VARIOUS ARTISTS I’ll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt (Vanguard) This tribute to the gifted singer-songwriter features 10 previously released tracks (including Bonnie Raitt’s rendition of ”Thing Called Love”), plus three new ones.
COLD Year of the Spider (Geffen) Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo cowrote the first single, ”Stupid Girl,” for the latest from the alternative hard-rockers.
MARILYN MANSON The Golden Age of the Grotesque (Interscope) Metal mined from an unlikely source: Theater of the Grotesque, a WWI-era movement characterized by irony and the macabre. Hey, maybe it’s not an unlikely source after all.