New albums today include the hard copy of Tha Carter IV from Lil Wayne which went on sale digitally after his VMA performance.  Also, Powerman 5000 and Puddle of Mudd both putting out albums featuring the bands covering songs from other bands.  Red Hot Chili Peppers drop their first in 5 years and more.

--"Tha Carter IV", Lil Wayne - It has his singles "6 Foot 7 Foot", "How to Love", "John" featuring Rick Ross, and "She Will" featuring Drake.  Other guests include Jadakiss, John Legend and T-Pain.

--"I'm With You", Red Hot Chili Peppers -- It's their first album since "Stadium Arcadium" in 2006, and their first album without guitarist John Frusciante since 1995's "One Hot Minute"Dave Navarro was the guitarist on that album, and a guy named Josh Klinghoffer is the axeman on this one.

--"Nothing But the Beat", David Guetta - A double album . . . the first disc features collaborations with artists and the second disc is just instrumental tracks.  His guests include Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Will.I.Am, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Akon, and Timbaland.

--"Black and White America", Lenny Kravitz

--"Night Shades", Cobra Starship -- It includes the single "You Make Me Feel…"

--"The Rip Tide", Beirut (--Attention hipsters:  It's available on vinyl, too.)

--"The Original Jill Scott From The Vault, Volume 1", Jill Scott - Previously unreleased tracks.  The album's lead single is a cover of Bill Withers' 1977 song "Lovely Day", which was produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff.

--"Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down", Ry Cooder

--"Re:(disc)overed", Puddle of Mudd - An album of covers.  The track list

includes their versions of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter", Neil Young's "Old Man", AC/DC's "T.N.T.", Steve Miller Band's "The Joker", Elton John's "Rocket Man" and Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er".

--"August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall", Counting Crows - The band played their entire 1993 album during this live performance recorded back in 2007 in New York City.  The concert is also available on DVD and Blu-ray this week.

--"Am I The Enemy", The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

--"Copies, Clones, & Replicants", Powerman 5000

--"Mercy Bound", Edwin McCain

--"Spade", Butch Walker & The Black Widows

--"Committed", Committed - This group won Season Two of NBC's "The Sing-Off".  This is their debut album.  It includes their cover of Michael Jackson's "Hold My Hand", which they performed on the show's finale . . . as well as some original songs.

--"Sweet Nothings", Girls Guns and Glory