BETH ORTON Daybreaker (Astralwerks) The Brit folkie enlisted the Chemical Brothers, Emmylou Harris, and Ryan Adams for her debut on Astralwerks.
LINKIN PARK Reanimation (Warner Bros.) Thank goodness P. Diddy invented the remix. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have this disc of Hybrid Theory tracks recut with members of Korn, Jurassic 5, and Staind.
LINDA THOMPSON Fashionably Late (Rounder) Thompson’s first new CD since 1985’s One Clear Moment features contributions from son Teddy, Rufus Wainwright, and ex-husband Richard Thompson.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND The Rising (Columbia) Eighteen years after their last studio album together–a little something called Born in the U.S.A.–Bruce & Co.’s latest includes “My City of Ruins” from the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon.
LL COOL J is halfway through his first tour in four years, showcasing tunes from his 10th album, titled–what else?–10. He rolls into Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino on Aug. 20.
PINK, who just completed her first headlining tour, gets the party started for LENNY KRAVITZ on his whirlwind 33-gig pass through the U.S. They head to Japan after their Sept. 2 show in Phoenix.
BECK cues up a solo acoustic tour in Seattle on Aug. 2 that will include stops in St. Paul (Aug. 10), Toronto (Aug. 12), and Austin (Aug. 22). More dates are expected soon. Then, on Sept. 24, look for his follow-up to 1999’s Midnite Vultures.