**Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band**
“Magic” (Columbia Records)
The Boss’s first album with the E Street Band since 2002 features a litany of new songs that reflects a range of Springsteen’s power and ability. Tracks can be counted among his finest or weakest. “Magic” is less of a rocker than much of his previous work.
p. **Annie Lennox — “Songs of Mass Destruction” (RCA)**
Lennox’s new album possibly marks her best work yet. Gone are the experiments in style that plagued her earlier efforts. The few course adjustments stay true to the message of her work, brought forth with crystal clarity and beauty: although as a culture we may be on a road to destruction, Lennox finds redemption in the fray. Oct. 2
p. **“Feast of Love” (MGM)**
True, this is a chick flick, but this one is good, especially with its talented cast. Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander, Greg Kinnear and Selma Blair headline this look at love as a fluid and uncertain emotion. This film oozes with excellence; the acting, filming and score create a satisfying experience.
p. **“Cavemen” (ABC)**
Inspired by the cavemen who face constant but humorous racial prejudice while leading bourgeoisie lifestyles, this series brings those commercial cavemen to the sitcom world. Will it work? Probably not. Tony nominee Julie White brings some comic energy to the show, but “Cavemen” will eventually become history. Oct. 2
p. **“Pushing Daisies” (ABC)**
This new series is marked by dazzling beauty, a cast with chemistry and an interesting plot. Lee Pace plays a baker who has the power to revive the dead with a single touch. The catch? If he touches them again they’re dead for good, and if they’re alive for more than a minute, innocent bystanders begin to drop like flies. Oct. 3