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B2K fans who've been in mourning since the group's breakup will have something to scream about again this week when Omarion's debut solo effort, O, hits shelves. Omarion calls out former B2K members for the problems the group had ("Growing Pains"), but he also gets optimistic with upbeat dance tracks. Rodney Jerkins lends production skills to the track "Drop That Heater," while former B2K producers the Underdogs, Allstar, Corna Boyz and Outkast's Big Boi also lend a hand.
On the heels of their nod from U2, who asked them to provide tour support on the North American portion of their upcoming trek, Nashville's Kings of Leon (made up of three brothers and one cousin) are releasing their sophomore album, Aha Shake Heartbreak. The Southern rock quartet's follow-up to their 2003 debut, Youth & Young Manhood, has already produced two #1 singles in the U.K.
Taking energy levels down a notch is a new album by Tori Amos, The Beekeeper. Released along with her memoir, "Tori Amos: Piece by Piece," The Beekeeper is the artist's first new release since 2002's Scarlet's Walk. It's been about three years since fans heard from Aussie singer/songwriter Ben Lee as well. Coming off a high-profile breakup with Claire Danes, Lee this week releases his Awake Is the New Sleep, which, despite his publicized sadness, is not a breakup album but a collection of tracks full of pop hooks.
Also out this week are albums by Aesop Rock (Fast Car Danger Fire & Knives); Thievery Corporation (Cosmic Game); Widespread Panic (Live at Myrtle Beach); Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone (Bone Brothers); Robbers on High Street (Tree City); (hed) p.e. (Only in Amerika); and Phoenix (Live! Thirty Days Ago).
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (Universal)
Jennifer Lopez - Rebirth (Sony)
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute (Universal)
50 Cent - The Massacre (Aftermath)
Black Label Society - Mafia (Artemis)
Kasabian - Kasabian (RCA)
Daft Punk - Human After All (Virgin Records)
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (Universal)
Various artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 18 (Sony)