A glance at other albums of interest:
Coldplay "Coldplay Live 2003" (Capitol): A combo release with a DVD and a CD, both documenting a pair of the Britpop group's summer performances in Sydney, Australia.
Stone Temple Pilots "Thank You" (Atlantic): The Southland hard-rock band's career is surveyed in this collection of 14 songs, plus a bonus acoustic version of the song "Plush."
Various Artists "Now That's What I Call Music! 14" (Columbia): Recent hits by Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake, Jagged Edge, Fountains of Wayne, Liz Phair and a dozen others, all in one place.
Trace Adkins' "Comin' On Strong" (Capitol Nashville): The big (6-foot-6) country singer with the big baritone voice returns with 11 songs dominated by tales of the good, the bad and the ugly sides of love. In stores Tuesday.
Nick Lachey "Soulo" (Universal): Hoping to follow Justin Timberlake into a successful post-boy band career, the 98 Degrees singer (and hubby of Jessica Simpson) makes his solo debut.
Randy Travis "Worship & Faith" (Label): The erstwhile king of '80s country music continues his exploration of gospel music in an outing highlighting numerous religious standards.