The #1 seller at Amazon currently is the 2 CD/1 DVD complete works of the Traveling Wilburys. This contains both albums, four bonus tracks, and a DVD containing, among other things, all their music videos. On one hand, this group had some considerable grace as a relaxed and understated collaboration, considering the mega-star talent involved. On the other hand, by the same token they were not especially artistically ambitious with this project. Plus, everybody involved was well past their prime when they made these. Ultimately, it was one of those deals where the whole was less than the sum of the parts. They made a couple of passably decent songs, but it's their collective names selling this rather than anything of any lasting actual musical significance.
Fabolous goes From Nothin' to Somethin' on his first album for Def Jam. He packs this thing with guest appearances from Rihanna, Akon, and Little Jeezy among others.
The Dixie Chicks' favorite country singer is back. Toby Keith has a new thing called Big Dog Daddy. It is his first time self-producing.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases, courtesy AMG:
DMX The Definition of X: The Pick of the Litter Def Jam
Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap
Fabolous From Nothin' to Somethin' Def Jam
East Coast Rap, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap
Joan as Police Woman Real Life PIAS
Indie Electronic, Indie Rock
Toby Keith Big Dog Daddy Show Dog Nashville
New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris Interscope
Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Joseph Alessi Bone-A-Fide Brass Summit
Contemporary Music for Brass
An Angle The Truth Is That You Are Alive Drive Thru/Red
Indie Pop, Emo
Anterior This Age of Silence Metal Blade
Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash
The Bongos Drums Along the Hudson [Special Edition] Cooking Vinyl
Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Harry Christophers Into the Light Decca
Choral Music with Guitar