In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums By Gorillaz, Alanis, X-ecutioners & More

Albums from Montell Jordan, Lisa Loeb, Paul Oakenfold also out this week.

While the music industry prepares to honor its own on Wednesday, fans shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that new releases are the lifeblood of the Grammy Awards. This week’s new music features a mellowed-with-age Alanis Morissette issuing Under Rug Swept and fellow pop-music veteran Kylie Minogue offering Fever. Buzz-heavy animated hip-hop group (and Grammy nominees) Gorillaz follow up their debut with G-Sides, while turntablist coalition the X-ecutioners drop Built From Scratch with help from Linkin Park, Xzibit and others.

Next year’s potential Grammy winners include …

Out Tuesday, February 26:


  • Altan – The Blue Idol (Narada World)
  • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Source Tags and Codes (Interscope)
  • Anyone – Anyone (Roadrunner)
  • Audio Learning Center – Friendships Often Fade Away (TVT)
  • Baby S – Street Fractions (Epic/Sony)
  • Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out (expanded reissue, Capitol)
  • Cannibal Corpse – Gore Obsessed (Metal Blade)
  • Capleton – Still Blazin (VP)
  • Cher – Living Proof (Reprise)
         Read about it… Do You Believe In Déjà Vu?Cher Does
  • Club 8 – Spring Came, Rain Fell (Hidden Agenda/Parasol)
  • Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) – All Star Breakbeats (Navarre)
  • Course of Nature – Superkala (Atlantic)
  • DJ Keoki – Misdirected Jealousy (remix album, Moonshine)
  • Dressy Bessy – Sound Go Round (Kindercore)
  • Dru Down – Gangsta Pimpin’ (C-Note)
  • Few Left Standing – Wormwood (Solid State)
  • Neil Finn – 7 Worlds Collide – Live at the St. James (EMD/Nettwerk)
  • Fishbelly Black – Crusader (Universal)
  • Gorillaz – G-Sides (Virgin)
  • Grandpaboy – Mono (TVT)
  • Great Big Sea – Sea of No Cares (Zoe)
  • Billy Idol – VH1 Storytellers (EMD)
  • Injected – Burn It Black (Island/Def Jam)
  • Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (Blue Note)
  • Roy Jones Jr. – Round One: The Album (Virgin)
  • Montell Jordan – Montell Jordan (Island/Def Jam)
         Read about it … Montell Jordan Sick Of Getting No Respect
  • Christopher Lawrence – Around the World (Moonshine)
  • Lasse Lindh – You Wake Up at Sea Tac (Hidden Agenda/Parasol)
  • Lisa Loeb – Cake and Pie (Interscope)
         Read about it … Lisa Loeb To Return With Cake And Pie
  • Kylie Minogue – Fever (Capitol)
  • Alanis Morissette – Under Rug Swept (Maverick)
         Hear the album now … MTV.com’s First Listen
         Read about it … Alanis discusses Under Rug Swept
  • Stanton Moore – Flyin’ the Koop (Blue Thumb)
  • Nappy Roots – Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz (Atlantic)
         Read about it … Nappy Roots Aim To Nourish Kentucky-Style With Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
  • Paul Oakenfold – Bust a Groove (Navarre)
  • Phantom Planet – The Guest (Epic/Sony)
         Read about it … Phantom Planet — More Than Just ‘That Band With The “Rushmore” Guy’
  • Reverend Horton Heat – Lucky 7 (Artemis)
  • Sharissa – No Half Steppin (Universal)
  • Switched – Subject to Change (Virgin)
  • Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Alif: Love Supreme (Narada World)
  • Underoath – The Changing of Times (Solid State)
  • Sherri Youngward – Six Inches of Sky (BEC)
  • X-ecutioners – Built From Scratch (Loud)
         Read about it … Linkin Park, Xzibit, Big Pun Turn Up On X-ecutioners’ Latest
  • Earl Zinger – Put Your Phazers on Stun Throw Your Health Food Skyward (K7)
  • Various artists – Moulin Rouge 2 (Interscope)
  • Various artists – Farm Club Live (Interscope)
  • Various artists – Roswell (Netwerk America)
  • Various artists – Global Hits 2002 (Universal)
  • Various artists – This Is Solid State Vol. 3 (Solid State

Coming Soon (dates subject to change)

March 5:


  • Apex Theory – Random Bursts (DreamWorks)
  • Brandy – Full Moon (Atlantic)
  • Entrain – Rise Up 1: Live (Rounder)
  • Natalie Imbruglia – White Lilies Island (RCA)
  • Indigo Girls – Become You (Epic/Sony)

March 12:

  • B2K – B2K (Epic/Sony)
  • The Corrs – VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin (Atlantic)
  • Destiny’s Child – This Is the Remix (Columbia)
  • Eels – Souljacker (DreamWorks)
  • Hot Rod Circuit – Sorry About Tomorrow (TVT)
  • Killa Bees – The Sting (Koch)

March 19:

  • Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare (expanded reissue, Atlantic)
  • Grateful Dead – Postcards of the Hanging (Arista)
  • PPK – Resurrection (Tommy Boy)
  • Simple Plan – No Helmets, No Pads … Just Balls (Atlantic)
  • Patti Smith – Land (1975-2002) (Arista)

March 26:

  • Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come (Epic/Sony)
  • Funky Green Dogs – Super California (MCA)
  • Jay-Z and R. Kelly – The Best of Both Worlds (Island/Def Jam)
  • Project Pat – Layin da Smack Down (Loud)
  • Rubyblue – Beyond Pink (BAB)