In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums By B2K, Destiny’s Child, Eels, N.E.R.D. & More

Except for diehard fans of B2K, it doesn’t look like people will be storming the record stores this week. Amid a modest selection of new releases, the boys of B2K are hoping to reinvigorate the popularity of boy bands by issuing their self-titled debut.

In girl band news, while talk of solo albums still swirls, the ladies of Destiny’s Child are trying to keep fans satisfied. Hoping to breathe new life into older material, the trio follow J. Lo’s lead by releasing This Is the Remix, an album of reworked numbers by hitmakers such as Rockwilder, Timbaland and the Neptunes.

Speaking of the Neptunes, the U.S. version of N.E.R.D’s In Search of … will finally see the light of day. On this edition, all the electronic music that appeared on the overseas release has been replaced with real instruments.

Can fans also look forward to new material from the Candy Butchers (Play With Your Head), Remy Shand (The Way I Feel) and Eels (Souljacker)? As B2K would say, uh huh.

Out Tuesday, March 12:


  • Aarktica – Or You Could Just Go Through (Red Eye)
  • B2K – B2K (Epic/Sony)
    Read about it … ‘Uh Huh,’ Ladies — B2K Are Single
  • Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo – Live (Gold Circle)
  • Brady Brock – I Will Live in You Where Your Heart Used to Be (Red Eye)
  • Greg Brown – Milk of the Moon (Red House)
  • Calibretto 13 – Adventures in Tokyo (Tooth and Nail)
  • Candy Butchers – Play With Your Head (Sony)
  • Cinema 8 – Cinema 8 (Mason)
  • The Corrs – VH1 Presents the Corrs Live in Dublin (Atlantic)
  • Countrypolitans – Face of My Hometown (Sideburn)
  • Henry Cow – Western Culture (Rykodisc)
  • Departure Lounge – Too Late to Die Young (EMI)
  • Destiny’s Child – This Is the Remix (Columbia)
    Read about it … Destiny’s Child Mix It Up With Remix Album
  • DJ Montana – Concept (Black Hole)
  • Paquito D’Rivera – The Best of Paquito D’Rivera (Columbia Legacy)
  • Eels – Souljacker (DreamWorks)
    Read about it … Eels’ Souljacker Began As Scribbling On Toilet Paper
  • Falconer – Chapters From a Vale Forlorn (Metal Blade)
  • Finch – What It Is to Burn (Universal)
  • Robben Ford – Blue Moon (Concord)
  • Kenny Garrett – Happy People (Warner Bros)
  • Stan Getz – The Very Best of Stan Getz (reissue, Verve)
  • Clive Gregson – Comfort & Joy (Compass)
  • Ely Guerra – Lotofire (Higher Octave)
  • Hayden – Skyscraper National Park (Badman)
  • Hot Rod Circuit – Sorry About Tomorrow (TVT)
  • Indigo Girls – Become You (Epic/Sony)
  • Brian James – Brian James (Pilot)
  • Jacky Jasper – Keep My Sh– Clean (Number 6)
  • Peter Keane – Milton Street (Red Eye)
  • Killa Beez – The Sting (Koch)
    Read about it … Wu-Tang’s Killa Beez Sting To Thrill With ODB
  • Dave Mason – Live at Perkins Palace (Koch)
  • Bobby McFerrin – Beyond Words (Blue Note)
  • Lisa Mednick – Semaphore (Texas Music Group)
  • Memphis – Good Day Sailing (Red Eye)
  • Millencolin – Home From Home (Epitaph)
  • Bob Mould – Modulate (Relativity)
  • Mr. C the Slide Man – Slide Album Part II (EMI)
  • N.E.R.D – In Search of… (Virgin)
  • Michael Nyman – Film Music 1980-2001 (Virgin)
  • Rialto – Night on Earth (Koch)
  • Jim Roll – Inhabiting the Ball (The Telegraph Company)
  • Remy Shand – The Way I Feel (Motown)
  • Snowdogs – Animal Farm (Relativity)
  • Soul Hooligan – Music Like Dirt (Maverick)
  • Soulive – Next (Blue Note)
  • Garrison Starr – Songs From Take-Off to Landing (Virgin)
  • Squad Five-O – Squad Five-O (Tooth and Nail)
  • Supersuckers – Must’ve Been Live (Mid-Fi)
  • Tosca – Suzuki in Dub (K7)
  • Ying Yang Twins – Alley Return of the Ying Yang Twins (Koch)
  • Various artists – Best of Narada New Age (Narada)
  • Various artists – Latin Groove (Putumayo)
  • Various artists – Latin Kids (Putumayo)
  • Various artists – Old School Love Affair (WEA)
  • Various artists – “Resident Evil” soundtrack (Roadrunner)
    Read about it … Slipknot, Manson, Coal Chamber Wake The Dead With ‘Resident Evil’
  • Various artists – Virgin Dance (Virgin)

Coming Soon (Dates Subject To Change)
March 19:

March 26:

April 2:

April 9:


  • Baldwin Brothers – Cooking With Lasers (TVT)
  • Bonnie Raitt – Silver Lining (Capitol)
  • Ultrapull – From All Directions (Gold Circle)
  • Quarashi – Jinx (Columbia)

April 16:


  • Ashanti – Ashanti (Island/Def Jam)
  • Various artists – “Spider-Man” soundtrack (Columbia)

April 23:


  • Naughty by Nature – Iicons (TVT)
  • Tina Novak – Been Around the World (Arista)
  • Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract (Arista)
  • Sloan – Pretty Together (RCA)
  • Sneaker Pimps – Bloodsport (Tommy Boy)

April 30:


  • Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow (MCA)
  • Donell Jones – Life Goes On (Arista)