Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

UPDATED 04/27/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/27/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

>NEIL YOUNG Fork in the Road There's a low-budget quality—just check out the dirt-cheap packaging—but it suits the recession that hangs over this car-themed CD. "I've got hope/ But you can't eat hope," sings Young on the title tune. Amen, brother.

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FAST & FURIOUS Original Soundtrack More cohesive than your average soundtrack, with the Neptunes handling most of the production (including six new tracks), this is a beat-driven party mix. Rapper Pitbull brings his Latin flavor to five cuts.

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PETER BJORN AND JOHN Living Thing If you thought that this Swedish trio might sound anything like Peter, Paul and Mary, think again. PB&J make electro-fied pop, but they could use more songs like "Stay This Way" that really stick with you.

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JADAKISS The Last Kiss It's been five years—an eternity in rap—since Jadakiss' No. 1 last album, Kiss of Death. Helping him make this successful (if overstuffed) comeback is an army of guest stars, from Nas and Ne-Yo to Jazmine Sullivan and Mary J. Blige.

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