Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen

updated 04/02/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/02/2001 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>WALK ALONE Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (Ultimatum) That's a big name to twang up to, but these cheeky Southern California alternative-country rockers pull it off.

NOITES DO NORTE Caetano Veloso (Nonesuch) Brazil's premier songwriter delivers a melodic, inventive concept album about race and national identity.

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