By EW Staff
February 16, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

LEONARD COHEN Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 (Columbia) Giving gravelly voice to misanthropes everywhere, the culty Canadian offers diehards 12 faves from live shows in London and Brighton.

BOY GEORGE Essential Mix (London/Sire) Fifteen years after his Culture Club days, the karma chameleon has morphed into a DJ, offering 18 diverse dance tracks.

TORTOISE Standards (Thrill Jockey) The Chicago-based fusers of rock, jazz, and electronica follow 1998’s TNT with another dose of ”post-rock” eclecticism.

FINLEY QUAYE Vanguard (Epic) While the Brit’s debut, Maverick A Strike (1997), mixed dub house with reggae, rock, and jazz, the first single from this second album, ”Spiritualized,” focuses on rock elements.