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Macy Gray - The Id

With the Freudian album title and tracks like “Psychopath,” you might fear that the world’s most distinctive soul singer has been on the therapist’s couch and turned all dark and introspective. In fact, her latest is a giddy romp through rock, funk, disco and hip-hop and even includes the wild, Threepenny Opera -ish “Oblivion.” Turns out, Gray just got in touch with her freak side and went for full-on eclecticism.
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Neil Finn - One Nil

Fans of clever, mellifluous pop mourned the 1996 loss of Australia’s Crowded House, a trio that created more memorable music over the course of four albums than most artists can dream of producing in a lifetime.  Two years later, the man behind those songs got back in the game with Try Whistling This , an overlooked solo debut than contained at least two instant classics: “Addicted” and “She Will Have Her Way.” With One Nil, Finn has scored another winner. Featuring guest appearances by ex-Prince girls Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, the album contains such melodic gems as “Anytime” and “Secret God” and again proves Finn a pop genius with few equals.
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Garbage - BeautifulGarbage

Scottish-born Shirely Manson is a red-haired force of nature who favors short skirts, big boots and swears like a drunken sailor.  But she also howls like a hellcat and fronts this stylish electronic rock group from Madison, Wis., whose self-titled debut and followup, Version 2.0 , sold over eight million copies. Judging from the buzz, this will be one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated releases.
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