Alison Moyet Hometime: A more mature album from England's contemporary answer to Dusty Springfield.

Josh Joplin Group The Future What Was: One of the most promising new singer-songwriters releases his second major-label work.

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    Which new CD are you going to rush out to buy?

    Which new CD are you going to rush out to buy?

    • Beck's "Sea Change"
    • Peter Gabriel's "Up"
    • Weezer's "The Lion and the Witch"
    • The Rolling Stones' "40 Licks"
    • Faith Hill's "Cry"
    • LL Cool J's "X"
    • Tori Amos' "Scarlet's Walk"
    • A few of them
    • None of them
Ryan Adams Demolition: A collection of castoffs and B sides from alt-rock's hottest star.

Rhett Miller The Instigator: An excellent solo debut from the leader of the alt-country act Old 97's.

Gerald Levert G Spot: More make-out anthems for R&B swanksters.

Steve Earle Jerusalem: The father of alt-country returns with an album featuring his controversial ode to John Walker Lindh.

Elvis Presley 30 1 Hits: All the King's top tracks, plus the propulsive remix of his "A Little Less Conversation" (a deserved No. 1 U.K. smash).

Beck Sea Change: The intellectual changeling returns with a serious new sound.

Peter Gabriel Up: The star's first album of all-new material in a decade.

Weezer The Lion and the Witch: The prolific popsters' second album in a single year.

Lifehouse Stanley Climbfall: The follow-up to the trio's breakthrough hit.

Isyss The Way We Do: The debut from R&B's new hit-making hotties.

Burning Brides Fall of the Plastic Empire: The major-label first from the pride of Philly punk. Is this band the next Hives?

Uncle Kracker No Stranger to Shame: More neo-'70s pop-soul from Kid Rock's DJ.

Nas The Lost Tapes: Unreleased cuts from the star wordsmith.

Various artists Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash: Features Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Little Richard, Emmylou Harris and other stars covering songs by the man in black.

Oct. 1

Mark Knopfler The Ragpicker's Dream: Another soundtrack from the thoughtful guitarist.

Jackson Browne Naked Ride Home: Will this long-careening folk-rocker finally wrestle back his muse?

The Rolling Stones 40 Licks: The Stones' first hits album to combine classics from the '60s with the group's best-known songs since. Also features four new tracks to help flog the Stones' 40th-anniversary tour.