While not veering too much from the Keys playbook, the singer-pianist once again scales artistic heights. From the soulful hit single "No One" to the powerful ladies' anthem "Superwoman," it hardly strikes a bad note.
JAY-Z American Gangster
On his dope new disc inspired by the hit movie of the same name, Jay-Z traces the rise and fall of a drug dealer, vividly detailing the action. Best is the horn-infused hustlers' anthem "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is) ..."
Heidi Klum's hubby returns to his dance roots without missing a techno beat. Club-friendly cuts like "The Right Life" and first single "Amazing" merge atmospheric electronica with his usual soulful delivery and melodic flair.
AMY WINEHOUSE Frank
Just released in the U.S. after coming out in her native Britain in 2003, Winehouse's candid debut, which finds her working in more of a jazz aesthetic, proves that the success of Back to Black was no fluke.