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Even Paul Anka's staunchest admirers are likely skeptical at news that his new album "Rock Swings" features songs originally created and recorded by some of rock music's raunchiest bad boys. However, this is easily among Anka's best albums. Anka, who has long shown that he will probe to its limits any musical idea that appeals to him, anticipates skepticism over his performing big-band, crooner-style interpretations of songs by Nirvana, Van Halen, the Cure, and Oasis. "This is not a novelty," he explains. "When people get past the smirk and the joke, they realize there's a great quality to this CD. They hear the quality of the musicianship, and the arrangements."