FAST FORWARD UPCOMING ALBUMS
EELS Shootenanny! The fifth studio album from the man called E (and friends) promises more sprawling pop.
DAVE GAHAN Paper Monsters Not to be outdone by bandmate Martin Gore, the Depeche Mode frontman takes his first stab at solo glory.
JEWEL 0304 The former yodeler takes the dance-pop route, collaborating with Shakira and Enrique Iglesias producer Lester Mendez.
JOHN MELLENCAMP Trouble No More Roots rocker bows to the folk and blues that inspired him with live rerecordings of heartland classics.
SUGAR RAY In the Pursuit of Leisure Just when it looked like ’80s-inspired pop-rock was dead, McGrath & Co. save the day.
DURAN DURAN Duran Duran: The Singles Box 81-85 Forget Fischerspooner. Check out MTV’s first electro darlings in their prime.
ANNIE LENNOX Bare The flame-haired torch singer returns with her third solo album, produced by longtime collaborator Steve Lipson.
METALLICA St. Anger The metal gods’ 10th record includes a free DVD with live rehearsal recordings of all 11 album tracks.
BEYONCE Dangerously in Love Destiny’s Child head diva drops highly anticipated solo debut. Kelly and Michelle, the writing is really on the wall now.
DAVID LEE ROTH Diamond Dave Aging idol co-opts classics by Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles…perhaps Cubic Zirconia Dave would have been a more appropriate title.
6/10 RADIOHEAD Hail to the Thief With their sixth effort, the Brit-rock brain trust gives critics something more to swoon over.
6/17 LUTHER VANDROSS Dance With My Father Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Foxy Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Stevie Wonder join the soul icon.
6/24 MICHELLE BRANCH Hotel Paper Singer looks to Dave Navarro and Sheryl Crow for guitar-rock cred on her sophomore set.
LIZ PHAIR Liz Phair With lyrics like ”Give me your hot, white [rhymes with bum],” the singer’s new album should come with an XXX label.