REANIMATION Linkin Park (Warner Bros.) With a little help from friends like Korn’s Jonathan Davis, the rap-metal sextet reinterprets its Grammy-winning 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory, with thumping hip-hop beats, electronica and soaring strings, giving new life to hits like “In the End.”
DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC: LIVE AT MASSEY HALL Herbie Hancock (Verve)
Pianist Hancock leads a superb all-star quintet—featuring trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxman Michael Brecker—in honoring jazz icons Miles Davis and John Coltrane with cheeky new arrangements.
A CELLARFUL OF MOTOWN Various Artists (Motown) This two-disc set unearths 40 Motown rarities by Stevie, Gladys, Marvin, et al. Nearly all of these recordings, such as the Temptations’ “There’s a Definite Change in You,” haven’t been released before.