11/13/2006 at 01:00 AM EST
The Killers, Sam's Town
On their ambitious second album, the Killers venture into the arena-rock realm of Bruce Springsteen. The awesome, anthemic "When You Were Young" is a direct homage to "Born to Run."
Vince Gill, These Days
On a remarkable four-disc set of new material, Gill stretches out from country and bluegrass to rock, pop, jazz and gospel with some help from Sheryl Crow
, Diana Krall, Bonnie Raitt and, natch, wife Amy Grant.
John Legend, Once Again Reaffirming
that he is no ordinary performer, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and pianist continues to lovingly update old-school soul for the hip-hop generation.
Scissor Sisters, Tah-dah The Scissor Sisters
put their boogie shoes back on for their second CD, which, with groovy tunes like "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," is as delightful as its title.