Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen

updated 11/16/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/16/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

>LOS SUPER SEVEN Los Super Seven (RCA) A truly magnifico siete, including Latin roots rockers Freddy Fender and Los Lobos's Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo, celebrate the lovely Mexican folk songs (and one Woody Guthrie classic) they grew up on.

KRONOS QUARTET: 25 YEARS Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch) In a dramatic 10-CD retrospective, classical music's Fab Four—violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud—reinvent their genre.

ON A DAY LIKE TODAY Bryan Adams (A&M) The price of admission: Vancouver's would-be working class hero Spices up his meat-and-potatoes sound on "When You're Gone," a duet with—we're not kidding—Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm (aka Sporty; aka Mel C).

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