The second soundtrack from the hit FOX-TV series Glee leads off this week's FOXLight music release round-up. Barely a month after the release of Volume 1, Glee: The Music - Season One, Volume 2 arrives with cast renditions of tracks originally by John Lennon, Lily Allen and Kelly Clarkson.
Chris Brown drops his shot at career redemption, Graffiti, with professional guest Li'l Wayne.
Timbaland Presents: Shock Value 2 is the three years in the making sequel featuring all-star help from Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Nickelback.
Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds To Mars return with This Is War, with Kanye West guesting on one track.
Parrothead alert! Buffet Hotel (yes, with one "T", not a typo) is the latest sun-baked batch of sing-alongs from Jimmy Buffett.
Also out this week...
Three generations of Hip-Hop...The Clipse' drop Til The Casket Drops; Snoop Dogg is back in the hizzle with Malice 'N' Wonderland; and All World 2 is a second career retrospective for LL Cool J.
Neil Young hasn't released anything in, oh, at least 5 minutes, so he dug up Dreamin' Man: Live '92, a live version of his Harvest Moon album.
Puddle Of Mudd come back with Vol. 4: Songs In The Key of Love and Hate.
Hits is the second best of in four years for Seal.
For those who don't have enough Elvis Presley compilations, here's another...Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight is 4 CDs/100 tracks celebrating what would have been Presley's 75th birthday January 8th.
7 classic albums from recently deceased folkie Kenny Rankin get re-released: 1967's Mind-Dusters, 1970's Family, 1972's Like A Seed, 1975's Inside and Silver Morning, 1976's The Kenny Rankin Album, and 1980's After The Roses.
And Rhino Flashback re-releases classic comedy albums from the squeaky clean Bill Cosby (like 1967's Revenge or 1968's To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With) and Bob Newhart (1960's The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart), to the not-so-clean George Carlin (1981's A Place For My Stuff) and Sam Kinison (1990's Leader of the Banned)
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