BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Magic
After a pair of folk-oriented releases, the Boss reunites with the E Street Band for the first time in five years on this set of crowd-pleasing rock, featuring the rousing, arena-ready standout track “Livin’ in the Future.”
KT TUNSTALL Drastic Fantastic
On this superior follow-up to her duly acclaimed debut, the lyrically gifted artist revisits, with winning results, the funky folk and rootsy pop that made the Scottish singer-songwriter a critical favorite.
JAMES BLUNT All the Lost Souls
The sensitive troubadour channels ’70s-era James Taylor and Elton John, yet proves a true original, particularly on “Same Mistake,” which rivals the loveliness of his signature mega-hit “You’re Beautiful.”
JILL SCOTT The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3
This is without a doubt the sexiest album of the year. The soulful songstress captivates with gems like the sultry “Whenever You’re Around” and the rock-tinged “The Real Thing.”