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Deborah Cox - Destination Moon

Through the ’90s, Cox dominated the Junos as Canada’s top r&b vocalist. Then the Toronto-born songbird, a former Céline Dion backup singer, flew south to further her career. Now, following acting roles and taking the lead turn in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Cox is back with this tribute to her childhood idol Dinah Washington. Featuring big-band numbers (“All of Me”), sultry blues (“Misery”) and evocative ballads (“This Bitter Earth”), the album stretches Cox’s range and proves her versatility as a vocalist.June 19
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The Chemical Brothers - We are the Night

The first breakout act of electronica is also the movement’s longest surviving one. Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have kept their block-rockin’ beats fresh by collaborating with artists as diverse as Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, the Flaming Lips and k-os. On their sixth album, the Grammy winning duo teams up with the Pharcyde’s Fatlip on the zany “Salmon Dance,” singer-songwriter Willy Mason on the hypnotic “Battle Scars” and U.K. buzzband the Klaxons on the dizzying psych-synth workout “All Rights Reserved.”June 19    
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Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Yes, they favor heavy-duty riffage and jackhammer beats. But QOTSA are no hard-rock Neanderthals. There’s an intelligence to Josh Homme’s modus operandi that even pop queens like Nelly Furtado find appealing. The band’s fifth album offers the usual serving of thrashy tracks such as “3’s & 7’s,” the corrosive “Battery Acid” and the frenetic “Sick, Sick, Sick,” featuring the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas. But there are also such softer psych sounds like “Into the Hollow” and the oh-so-sweet-and-sexy “Make It Wit Chu.”June 12
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