This Week's Main Releases

--"Cardiology", Good Charlotte (--It includes the single "Like It's Her Birthday".)

--"Death To False Metal", Weezer (--This is an album of previously unreleased material . . . including a cover of Toni Braxton's hit, "Un-Break My Heart".)  (???)

(--Weezer also released a deluxe version of their 1996 album, "Pinkerton".  It's a double-disc release with 25 bonus songs . . . most of which are live tracks.)

--"National Ransom", Elvis Costello (--Guests include Vince Gill, Buddy Miller and Leon Russell, plus Elvis' backing bands The Imposters and The Sugarcanes.)

--"Dreams", Neil Diamond (--Neil covers his favorite old-school rock tracks.)

--"Soulsville", Huey Lewis & the News (--A tribute to Stax Records' old soul music.)

--"Small Craft on a Milk Sea", Brian Eno

--"Merry Christmas 2 You", Mariah Carey (--It includes a new version of Mariah's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", plus a new song called "Oh Santa", along with traditional holiday classics like "Little Drummer Boy" and "O Come All Ye Faithful".)

--"Sidewalks", Matt & Kim (--Their third album.  You may have heard their music on "Entourage", "Gossip Girl", and the NBC sitcom "Community".)  (--You may also know them from their "Lessons Learned" video, in which they stripped naked in New York City's Times Square.  You can see that video, HERE.)

--"Black Dub", Black Dub (--You can watch them live in studio performing the song "Nomad Knows" HERE.)

--"Escape the Fate", Escape the Fate (--Their self-titled third album includes the rockin' track "Issues".  You can watch the video HERE.)

--"The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria", Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax (--A 5-CD, 2-DVD set, but you can purchase it as just a DVD or Blu-Ray.)  (--So the "Big 4" won't perform here, but they will sell their live DVDs here?  Lame.)

--"Vintage Vinos", Keith Richards (--A best-of disc featuring music from the band Keith formed in the late '80s, The X-Pensive Winos.)

--"Icon", Scorpions (--A greatest hits disc, that includes their classics "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "No One Like You" and "Winds of Change".)

--"Nothing", N*E*R*D (--Nelly Furtado guests on the track "Hot-n-Fun".)

--"Armando", Pitbull (--His guests include Lil Jon, Papayo, Jencarlos and Nayer.)