Weekly US music releases: PJ Harvey, Drive-By Truckers, and Bieber remixes

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On February 15, Justin mixes up his favorite hits, PJ Harvey sings of her native England and current events, and the Drive-By Truckers deliver country soul.

PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
Seventh on Amazon's alternative rock chart, critically acclaimed British singer/songwriter PJ Harvey's eighth album was recorded in a 19th-century English church and features guest musicians such as Flood, John Parish and Mick Harvey. The atmospheric 12-track collection on Vagrant Records thematically touches on her native country and delves into the mysteries of war, from Afghanistan to Gallipoli, with titles like "The Glorious Land" and "On Battleship Hill" with her signature lyrical prowess.

Drive-By Truckers, Go-Go Boots
Second on Amazon's classic rock chart, the ninth studio album by this Southern rock band from Athens, Georgia, hometown of R.E.M., features the country-and-soul side of the six-member act led by frontman Patterson Hood. These 14 tracks on ATO Records were recorded at the same time as the more rock-oriented The Big To-Do, released last year. A deluxe version includes bonus tracks.

Justin Bieber, Never Say Never: The Remixes
In 12th place on Amazon's pop chart, this album accompanies the teen superstar's 3D film, opening February 11. Guests include Usher, Miley Cyrus, and Jaden Smith, while collaborators for these remixes on RBMG/Island Records include Kanye West and Raekwon. Features a new song written by the renowned Diane Warren, "Born to Be Somebody."