Moby, Rob Thomas also hit the shelves
Rob Thomas, "Cradlesong" (Atlantic)
Matchbox twenty front man shines on his second solo album, produced by Matt Serletic. Thomas created much of the primarily up-tempo collection in his home studio in New York over a two-year period. While the beats may be bright, much of the subject matter is dipped in darkness: First single, "Her Diamonds," is about a couple dealing with one partner's illness and is loosely based on his wife's battle with an auto-immune disease.