Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen

updated 11/30/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/30/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

>THE MASTERPLAN Oasis (Epic) More delightfully derivative pop from the famously Beatlesesque Brits. But these heard-only-in-the-U.K. hits, including a version of you-know-who's "I Am the Walrus," seem more Stones-like.

IN PROGRESS & IN MOTION 1965-1998 Taj Mahal (Columbia/Legacy) One of the wonders of world music, the Massachusetts-raised folk-blues-country-reggae-rocker sticks mostly to the blues in this lilting boxed set.

DIONNE SINGS DIONNE Dionne Warwick (River North/Platinum)

And nobody—including Julia Roberts—does it better. Here she reprises the My Best Friend's Wedding hit "I Say a Little Prayer," plus assorted oldies and five new tunes.

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