Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves

updated 07/11/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/2005 01:00AM

Foo Fighters, In Your Honor: The Foo crew doubles your pleasure on a two-disc set with one CD of the quartet rocking out at its hardest and another of the band stripped down and mellowed out as never before.

The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan: Pop's oddest couple revel in their eccentricities and straight-from-the-garage sounds on a bold and bizarre disc that seems startlingly like the work of a great unsigned band.

Amy Grant, Rock Of Ages...Hymns & Faith: This quietly inspiring collection of religious standards, including a moving take on "Rock of Ages," is a praiseworthy sequel to 2002's Legacy...Hymns & Faith.

Embrace, Out of Nothing: Brit-pop band that sounds an awful lot like Coldplay (Chris Martin even wrote the U.K. hit "Gravity") deserves to have U.S. listeners welcome them with open arms.

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