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New Albums by Stars of 'American Idol'

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New Albums by Stars of 'American Idol'

New Albums by Stars of 'American Idol'

New Albums by Stars of 'American Idol'

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The new season of TV's American Idol starts on Tuesday, but four previous Idol stars — Taylor Hicks, Fantasia Barrino, Kellie Pickler and Chris Daughtry — have all put out albums within weeks of each other. Rock critic Ken Tucker says their styles vary widely, but that quality-control is a common problem.