New music: in stores and online
Recent "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks (pictured) stalls out on her sophomore effort while SoCal pop-heads Sugar Ray sour and indie rockers Magnolia Electric Co. unveil a beautifully somber set—Metromix has full reviews of this week's biggest releases (listed below), as well as quick takes on fresh LPs from the likes of Demi Lovato, the Fiery Furnaces, Bad Veins, Brooke White and more, inside the photo gallery.—Keith N. Dusenberry, Special to Metromix
Jordin Sparks, 'Battlefield'
Sugar Ray, 'Music for Cougars'
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, 'Under the Covers Vol. 2'
Set Your Goals, 'This Will Be the Death of Us'
Magnolia Electric Co., 'Josephine'
Generationals, 'Con Law'
Portugal. The Man, 'The Satanic Satanist'
Which of this week's releases are on your must-hear list? Tell us in the comments section.