Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
updated 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST
The Good, the Bad & the Queen, The Good, the Bad & the Queen Gorillaz' Damon Albarn and his new cast of characters produce a royal achievement with this depiction of a near-apocalyptic England.
Lily Allen, Alright, Still There is plenty of cheeky attitude on the wickedly fun debut from this British pop star. Her ska-tinged single "Smile" is deliciously catty–and catchy.
Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture This spirited soundtrack belongs to Jennifer Hudson, whose powerhouse performance of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" is a real revelation.