Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
Anne Murray, All of Me: An unusual—and unusually entertaining—two-disc set includes one CD of pop standards, newly rendered with Murray's warm, character-filled voice, and one CD of her own greatest hits.
Kings of Leon, Aha Shake Heartbreak: On a royally good sophomore disc, this Tennessee quartet produces a distinctly homegrown sound that is rootsy, retro and raw. These Kings could be the heirs to the southern-rock throne.
The Game, The Documentary: This rap protégé of 50 Cent and Dr. Dre wins respect with his major-label debut, which establishes the West Coast emcee as a top new player in hardcore hip-hop.