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1. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
~ Coldplay
4.1 out of 5 stars (604 customer reviews)
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Wb / Parlophone
June 17, 2008
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To say there has been a lot of anticipation for Coldplay... Read more

2. Juno: Music From the Motion Picture
Juno: Music From the Motion Picture
~ Various Artists
4.4 out of 5 stars (233 customer reviews)
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Rhino Records / Fox Music / Fox Searchlight
January 8, 2008
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Director Jason Reitman's warm, compassionate comedy about an unanticipated teen pregnancy was not only a dark horse Oscar... Read more

3. Sleep Through The Static
Sleep Through The Static
~ Jack Johnson
4.2 out of 5 stars (195 customer reviews)
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Brushfire Records
February 5, 2008
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Jack Johnson recorded his fourth album using nothing but solar power. This is somehow fitting for a singer-songwriter, surfer, and filmmaker who spends most of his days floating in the ocean under Hawaii's open skies. The forces of nature certainly seem to... Read more

4. Hard Candy
Hard Candy
~ Madonna
3.8 out of 5 stars (557 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
April 29, 2008
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Price:$10.71


5. Accelerate
Accelerate
~ R.E.M.
3.8 out of 5 stars (243 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros / Wea
April 1, 2008
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Price:$6.99

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In the decade since the departure of drummer Bill Berry, R.E.M. could seem at times schizophrenic. Their albums of the era, which veered from the experimentalism of Up and reaffirmation of Reveal to 2004's more diffuse, reflective Around the Sun, often sto... Read more

6. Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack
~ Benny Andersson
4.6 out of 5 stars (499 customer reviews)
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Decca
July 8, 2008
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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA... Read more

7. Rockferry
Rockferry
~ Duffy
4.3 out of 5 stars (345 customer reviews)
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Mercury
May 13, 2008
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Rockferry, the Welsh singer's lovingly constructed debut album, has already succeeded beyond expectations, and although Duffy may not quite be the ingénue portrayed by a clever press campaign (she nearly won a local television talent show a few years back while a single credited to Aimee Duffy is still ... Read more

8. Death Magnetic
Death Magnetic
~ Metallica
4.0 out of 5 stars (1,057 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
September 12, 2008
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9. Spirit
Spirit
~ Leona Lewis
4.1 out of 5 stars (300 customer reviews)
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J-Records
April 8, 2008
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Price:$8.35

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Winner of Britain’s "The X-Factor," Leona Lewis debuts with a mix of pop and R&B. She is blessed with a vocal range that’s so versatile, in songs like "Better In Time," that one may immediately compare her to Mariah Carey or Beyoncé Knowles, especially in "The First Time I ... Read more

10. Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder
~ Celtic Thunder
4.6 out of 5 stars (382 customer reviews)
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Celtic Thunder
March 18, 2008
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Price:$12.67


11. All I Intended to Be
All I Intended to Be
~ Emmylou Harris
4.4 out of 5 stars (142 customer reviews)
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Nonesuch
June 10, 2008
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Emmylou Harris has always had a way with woe. On All I Intended To Be, she seems more maudlin than ever as she sings her way through songs about loss, heartbreak, even the odd funeral. Of course, this is the kind of material Harris has always been comfortable with, ... Read more

12. Keep It Simple
Keep It Simple
~ Van Morrison
4.1 out of 5 stars (96 customer reviews)
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Lost Highway / Exile / Polydor
April 1, 2008
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Those familiar with Van Morrison’s ever mercurial muse could hardly have been surprised when he turned up on the artistically centered, avant-country label Lost Highway to pay tribute to a era-spanning slate of country icons on the Nashville imprint's ‘06 collection, Pay the Devil. But while the ensuing ... Read more

13. Narrow Stairs
Narrow Stairs
~ Death Cab for Cutie
4.0 out of 5 stars (143 customer reviews)
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Atlantic
May 13, 2008
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Narrow Stairs might be the first album recorded by Death Cab for Cutie since Ben Gibbard's former solo project went unexpectedly stratospheric, but Gibbard hasn't let it go to his head. Oh, OK, maybe a little: lead-off single "I Will Possess Your Heart" is an eight minute jam that ... Read more

14. Detours
Detours
~ Sheryl Crow
3.7 out of 5 stars (151 customer reviews)
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A&M
February 5, 2008
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Thematically, Detours may not seem like much of a detour to Sheryl Crow fans. Her politics pour out of these songs the way you might expect them to if you caught wind of her epic cross-country bus trip, with the activist Laurie David, to promote environmental awareness months prior ... Read more

15. Mudcrutch
Mudcrutch
~ Mudcrutch
4.6 out of 5 stars (105 customer reviews)
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Reprise
April 29, 2008
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16. We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
~ Jason Mraz
4.6 out of 5 stars (383 customer reviews)
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Atlantic
May 13, 2008
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Since 2002’s jaunty Waiting for My Rocket to Come, Jason Mraz has developed into a more mature, well-rounded pop artist. We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things is his most multi-dimensional work yet, covering everything from groove-based material to ballads. While tracks such as "Make It Mine" and "Butterfly" ... Read more

17. Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings [ECOPAK]
Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings [ECOPAK]
~ Counting Crows
4.0 out of 5 stars (145 customer reviews)
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Geffen
March 25, 2008
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Given the churning tides of fashion and fate, six years can often feel more like an eternity in pop music. Yet Counting Crows' first studio album since 2002 bristles with an urgent energy that makes their creative restlessness almost palpable. The Crows ha... Read more

18. Covers
Covers
~ James Taylor
3.6 out of 5 stars (139 customer reviews)
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Hear Music
September 30, 2008
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Price:$9.31

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I've done covers of other people's songs since the beginning. Looking over the various collections of my tunes a fair-sized portion of my "hits" have been covers: "You've Got a Friend", "How Sweet it Is", "Up On the Roof", "Handyman"...so this is not un... Read more

19. Consolers of the Lonely
Consolers of the Lonely
~ The Raconteurs
4.6 out of 5 stars (184 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
March 25, 2008
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Price:$5.99


20. Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
~ Vampire Weekend
4.1 out of 5 stars (232 customer reviews)
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Xl Recordings
January 29, 2008
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It would take a lot for Vampire Weekend's debut to rise above the stench of privileged hype that surrounds it. A bunch of kids who formed the band in their Columbia dorm room borrow wholesale from Afrobeat and angular '80s stuff, and they quickly become an... Read more

21. Third
Third
~ Portishead
3.8 out of 5 stars (227 customer reviews)
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Mercury
April 29, 2008
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Portishead's Third has been a long time coming, the result of a lengthy creative torpor following 1997's dark, distinctly underrated album Portishead. Importantly, though, they've shaken it. While the core trio of Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, and Adrian Utley remains, this is quite a different band to Portishead's 90s ... Read more

22. Symphony
Symphony
~ Sarah Brightman
4.3 out of 5 stars (212 customer reviews)
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Manhattan Records
January 29, 2008
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Price:$13.74


23. A Little Bit Longer
A Little Bit Longer
~ Jonas Brothers
4.2 out of 5 stars (115 customer reviews)
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Hollywood Records
August 12, 2008
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Price:$11.82

About the Artist
For Jonas Brothers, the last year has been all whirlwind, all the time. Yet somehow, on the road to becoming a pop culture phenomenon, the trio never broke a sweat - other than on the stage, giving their all, and living their dream. If anything, Jonas Bro... Read more

24. Pocketful of Sunshine
Pocketful of Sunshine
~ Natasha Bedingfield
4.5 out of 5 stars (126 customer reviews)
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Epic
January 22, 2008
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On Pocketful of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield sounds like Joss Stone only bouncier. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, the brightness and buoyancy of this record will keep it spinning long after CDs that shoot for hipster credibility--with funked-up bells and fancy production whistles--have been deposited back into their jewel ... Read more

25. E=MC2
E=MC2
~ Mariah Carey
4.0 out of 5 stars (267 customer reviews)
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Island
April 15, 2008
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Price:$11.78


26. Two Men With The Blues
Two Men With The Blues
~ Willie Nelson
4.3 out of 5 stars (121 customer reviews)
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Blue Note
July 8, 2008
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Two Men with the Blues is no more a jazz album than a blues album. It's neither jazz returning home, nor blues wandering out. What Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis have created is a compilation of jump-blues standards with arrangements that compliment both genres. While most of the album ... Read more

27. Just A Little Lovin'
Just A Little Lovin'
~ Shelby Lynne
4.2 out of 5 stars (145 customer reviews)
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Lost Highway
January 29, 2008
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It's a risky move for any singer to attempt a direct ascent on the towering peaks of Dusty Springfield's evergreen legacy. (Rolling Stone once called ... Read more

28. Nine Lives
Nine Lives
~ Steve Winwood
4.4 out of 5 stars (85 customer reviews)
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Columbia
April 29, 2008
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Price:$9.85


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