Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen

updated 09/21/1998 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/21/1998 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>SEVERE TIRE DAMAGE They Might Be Giants (Restless) The quirk rockers are a kick in concert, as this hook-laden live album of old hits ("Birdhouse in Your Soul") and new tunes proves.

TREASURES LEFT BEHIND: REMEMBERING KATE WOLF (Red House) Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris and 12 others pay loving tribute to the singer-songwriter, who died in '86.

LA LLORONA Lhasa de Sela (Atlantic) A collection of haunting, passionate songs from the 25-year-old artist who was born in America, lives in Canada and sings in Spanish.

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