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This Week's CDs Include Christina Aguilera, Green Day and One Direction


Christina Aguilera . . . It includes the Blake Shelton duet "Just a Fool", and Cee Lo on a track called "Make the World Move".

"Dos!"Green Day . . . The second in their three-disc series.  Since Billie Joe Armstrong is in rehab, and they had to postpone some tour dates, they moved up the release of the third album, "Tre!", from January to December 11th.  (It includes the single "Stray Heart" and "Amy", a song dedicated to Amy Winehouse.)

"King Animal"Soundgarden . . . This is their first album of new songs in OVER 16 YEARS.  It includes the single "Been Away Too Long".

"GRRR!"The Rolling Stones . . . A 50th anniversary greatest hits box set with the two new songs "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot".  It comes in several different packages.  For more information on them, hit

"Take Me Home"One Direction . . . With the single "Live While We're Young".

"Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage"Susan Boyle . . . An album of songs from theater and movies.  It includes duets with Donny Osmond and "Phantom of the Opera" star Michael Crawford.

"I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston"Whitney Houston . . . It includes a previously unreleased song called "Never Give Up", and a new version of "I Look To You", which is now a duet with R. Kelly, who wrote the song.

"Paradise"Lana Del Rey . . . An EP with eight new songs, including "Ride" and "Blue Velvet".  It's also available packaged with her debut album, "Born to Die"

"The Road"Aaron Lewis . . . The first full COUNTRY album from the lead singer of the rock band Staind.  He released a country EP last year titled "Town Line".

The soundtrack to "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" . . . with music by: Passion PitEllie GouldingGreen Day,FeistSt. Vincent and Christine Perri.

The soundtrack to the Brad Pitt movie "Killing Them Softly", with music by NicoThe Velvet UndergroundKitty Lester and The Wreckery.

"Bears For Lunch", the 18th album by Guided By Voices

"Lux", another ambient album by Brian Eno

"Koi No Yokan", the seventh album by Deftones

"Psycho White", Drummer Travis Barker and rapper Yelawolf  [EP]

"Trilogy"The Weeknd . . . A three-disc collection featuring all the tracks from their "House of Balloons""Thursday", and "Echoes of Silence" albums, plus three new songs.

"Machine [Effing] Head Live"Machine Head

"This Christmas"John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John . . . Their guests include Barbra StreisandKenny GTony BennettJames TaylorCliff Richard and Chick Corea.  (You can revisit our full rundown on this album's cheesiness, here.)

"Classic", Terri Clark.  It's Terri's take on country classics from the 1950s through the '80s, including Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" and Loretta Lynn's "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)".  Guest performers include Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley and Tanya Tucker.  (Listen to it here.)