Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves

UPDATED 01/19/2009 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/19/2009 at 01:00 AM EST

FALL OUT BOY Folie à Deux
After Green Day and My Chemical Romance, now it's FOB's turn to make their Big Album. Just check out the epic centerpiece, "What a Catch, Donnie," which pours on the strings and a choirful of guest vocalists.

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In the Auto-Tune generation of R&B, Hamilton is a throwback to when singers were singers and songs were songs. "Diamond in the Rough," a gem of a slow jam, sounds like an old Isley Brothers tune.

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TOM JONES 24 Hours
With the retro movement ongoing in the U.K., the Welshman reclaims his '60s sound on his first U.S. studio release in 15 years. "If He Should Ever Leave You" hangs with Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" or Duffy's "Mercy."

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KANYE WEST 808s & Heartbreak
On his risky, radical latest, the Grammy-winning rapper turns crooner. His electronically manipulated vocals help create a virtual world where he explores cool—and chilly—ambient sounds. Take that, T-Pain.

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