The first studio album in 11 years from the crotch rockers is a fun nostalgia trip for fans. But if you didn't care then, you won't care now. Includes a bonus CD of rerecorded "klassics" and a live DVD.
Never Been Gone
With help from son Ben (dad is James Taylor), Simon brings new life to old faves like "Anticipation" on this intimate, stripped-down set.
THE AVETT BROTHERS
I and Love and You
This trio—only two of whom are actually brothers—hook up with Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin on their rootsy-good major-label debut.
FIVE TIMES AUGUST
Life as a Song
Fans of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz will dig Brad Skistimas, who goes by Five Times August. Luckily, the music beats the moniker.