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December 21, 2009 12:00 PM

>GUCCI MANE

The State vs. Radric Davis

In a case of real-life street drama, the rapper born Radric Davis is in jail for a probation violation as his major-label debut—featuring guests like Lil Wayne, Usher and Keyshia Cole—arrives. []

JIMMY WAYNE

Sara Smile

It’s fitting that the country crooner covers Hall & Oates (on the title tune featuring the duo) because he colors his third album with hues of blue-eyed soul. []

THE BRAVERY

Stir the Blood

This alt-rock band’s ’80s nostalgia act may be getting a little old. But their mix of the Cure, Joy Division and New Order can still rouse. []

ANGIE STONE

Unexpected

From an old-school R&B singer like Stone, it’s indeed unexpected when you hear what sounds like Auto-Tune here. Thankfully, it’s only on one song. []

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