Lady Gaga

The Remix |

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DANCE

You are a truly major dance-pop diva when you can release a remix album. Pretty much all the really big ones have done them, from Madonna and Britney to J.Lo and Janet (although hers only came out overseas). Heck, even Paula Abdul did one when she was on top. Now it's Lady Gaga's moment. But this disc, featuring remixes of songs from The Fame and The Fame Monster, is mostly for diehards and deejays. The originals, already club-ready, are all better than these. One possible exception? A pumped-up take on "LoveGame" featuring ghoulish guest vocals from Marilyn Manson.

Arcade Fire

The Suburbs |

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CRITIC'S CHOICE

ALT-ROCK

After being hailed as the future of alt-rock with their debut album, 2004's Funeral, Arcade Fire didn't ignite as much heat with 2007's Neon Bible. Consider that a sophomore stumble: This Montreal septet is back with an epic set that is one of the best rock albums you'll hear all year. Inspired by the suburban origins of the group's members, the disc covers richer musical and emotional terrain than you might expect to find from the land of soccer moms. This shows that yes, they really could be the next (or the new?) Radiohead.

DOWNLOAD THIS: "Suburban War," a nostalgic, dreamily atmospheric reflection

Marc Cohn

Listening Booth: 1970 |

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POP

Proving there's life after Grammy's Best New Artist curse, Marc Cohn hits his soft-rock stride on these remakes of songs from 1970. Veering from Simon and Garfunkel to Smokey Robinson, he also tackles tunes by two Beatles-John Lennon ("Look at Me") and Paul McCartney ("Maybe I'm Amazed")-in back-to-back highlights.

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The country duo returns with "Stuck Like Glue," an acoustic-guitar-driven ditty that will glom onto your brain. It's from their fourth studio album, The Incredible Machine, due Oct. 19.

DANGER MOUSE AND SPARKLE-HORSE

Dark Night of the Soul

The Gnarls Barkley beatmaster joins alt-rock's Sparklehorse, whose leader Mark Linkous died in March, for a psychedelic trip filled with cool guests.

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TRAILER CHOIR

Tailgate

This coed country trio's debut gets production from label chief Toby Keith. Will you like it? Depends on how much tailgating you've done.

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DWELE

W.ants W.orld W.omen

You can hear why Kanye West recruited Dwele to sing on "Flashing Lights" and his new single "Power." This is a first-class neo-soul affair.

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THE YOUNG VEINS

Take a Vacation!

With Panic at the Disco's Ryan Ross and Jon Walker (both on vocals and guitar), this band makes a sweet escape of '60s-splashed pop.

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ON ANOTHER NOTE ...

WHAT IS YOUR HOTEL ALIAS?

ROBIN THICKE

Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg's porn-star character in Boogie Nights) was a good one I have used.

JERMAINE JACKSON

I've used Berry Gordy before. Some of the workers in the hotel wanted to give me a tape of music because they thought they could get a deal.

KE$HA

It's Nut Roll. 4 That's what my mom calls her fat after the holidays. It's really funny.

KELLY ROWLAND

It was Bambi, because Bambi was my favorite Disney movie. But after this I'm not going to use it anymore!

KATY PERRY

Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris' character from the Comedy Central show Strangers with Candy). I loved it as a teenager.

RYAN TEDDER (ONEREPUBLIC)

One is "Mr. Space Ghost Is Dead." To get any concierge to say the phrase makes them look ridiculous, so it's for no real reason but to laugh.

JAMIE FOXX

Lawrence Welk. "A one and a two ... " My grandfather loved Lawrence Welk because there was one black dude on the show and he danced really well.

>• The country duo returns with "Stuck Like Glue," an acoustic-guitar-driven ditty that will glom onto your brain. It's from their fourth studio album, The Incredible Machine, due Oct. 19.

>DANGER MOUSE AND SPARKLE-HORSE

Dark Night of the Soul

The Gnarls Barkley beatmaster joins alt-rock's Sparklehorse, whose leader Mark Linkous died in March, for a psychedelic trip filled with cool guests. [

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TRAILER CHOIR

Tailgate

This coed country trio's debut gets production from label chief Toby Keith. Will you like it? Depends on how much tailgating you've done. [

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DWELE

W.ants W.orld W.omen

You can hear why Kanye West recruited Dwele to sing on "Flashing Lights" and his new single "Power." This is a first-class neo-soul affair. [

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THE YOUNG VEINS

Take a Vacation!

With Panic at the Disco's Ryan Ross and Jon Walker (both on vocals and guitar), this band makes a sweet escape of '60s-splashed pop. [

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ON ANOTHER NOTE ...

WHAT IS YOUR HOTEL ALIAS?

ROBIN THICKE

Dirk Diggler [Mark Wahlberg's porn-star character in Boogie Nights] was a good one I have used.

JERMAINE JACKSON

I've used Berry Gordy before. Some of the workers in the hotel wanted to give me a tape of music because they thought they could get a deal.

KE$HA

It's Nut Roll. 4 That's what my mom calls her fat after the holidays. It's really funny.

KELLY ROWLAND

It was Bambi, because Bambi was my favorite Disney movie. But after this I'm not going to use it anymore!

KATY PERRY

Jerri Blank [Amy Sedaris' character from the Comedy Central show Strangers with Candy]. I loved it as a teenager.

RYAN TEDDER (ONEREPUBLIC)

One is "Mr. Space Ghost Is Dead." To get any concierge to say the phrase makes them look [ridiculous], so it's for no real reason but to laugh.

JAMIE FOXX

Lawrence Welk. "A one and a two ... " My grandfather loved Lawrence Welk because there was one black dude on the show and he danced really well.