>CORINNE BAILEY RAE
The Love EP
After last year’s underappreciated The Sea, the soul-pop siren dives into covers—from Prince to Bob Marley—with splendid results. Best is her tender take on Paul McCartney & Wings’ “My Love.” 
Live on Ten Legs
“Well we’re still here, we ain’t going yet,” says Eddie Vedder before launching into Pearl Jam’s ’91 hit “Alive.” Indeed, they boast a fierce vitality on this live album. 
The reliable rapper gets help from Wu-Tang cohorts Raekwon, GZA, Method Man, Cappadonna and U-God—plus Busta Rhymes—on this old-school party. 
The Party Ain’t Over
First Loretta Lynn, now it’s the rockabilly veteran’s turn to get the Jack White production. Covering songs like Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good,” Jackson, at 73, still displays plenty of old grit.