In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums By Cee-Lo, Wilco, Elvis Costello, 'Star Wars' & More

Paul Westerberg, Cornershop, Badly Drawn Boy also new on shelves.

The movie may be as anticipated as "Spider-Man," but the soundtrack? Not so sure. Nevertheless, John Williams' "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" score hits shelves this week.

From the files of When Band Members Regroup/Go Solo, the Kickovers — a group made up of ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh and former Mighty Mighty Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert — issue their first album, Osaka, this week, while closet freak and Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo unleashes Cee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections.

Other releases to look out for are Classic Chillout Album, a compilation featuring Moby, Dido and Sade;When I Was Cruel, the umpteenth album from Elvis Costello; and Stereo, the Vagrant debut of ex-Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg. Cornershop generously dole out Handcream for a Generation on their LP, which features Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and Badly Drawn Boy returns with the soundtrack LP "About a Boy," his first full-length release since The Hour of Bewilderbeast.

There's also an embarrassment of riches available for Wilco fans, as their long-delayed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot finally hits stores, as does frontman Jeff Tweedy's solo soundtrack LP, "Chelsea Walls." Meanwhile, Jay Bennett, who left the band last year, releases The Palace at 4 A.M., recorded with Edward Burch.

Finally, if it's felt like a long time since the last Michael Bolton release, that's because it has been. Coming back stronger, sexier and more soulful than ever before, the crooner gives fans Only a Woman Like You.

Out Tuesday, April 23:

  • 10cc - Alive in Japan (BMG)

  • 12 Stones - 12 Stones (Wind-up)

  • Acid House Kings - Mondays Are Like Tuesdays (Hidden Agenda)

  • Agiel - Dark Pantheons Again Will Reign (Unique Leader)

  • Akwid - 2002 A.D. (Two K Sounds)

  • Alfie - A Word in Your Ear (XL/Beggars Banquet)

  • Audra - Going to the Theatre (Projekt)

  • Autopilot Off - Autopilot Off (EP, Island)

  • Susana Baca - Espiritu Vivo (Luaka Bop)

  • Badly Drawn Boy - "About a Boy" soundtrack (Artist Direct)
    Read about it ... [article id="1451040"]About A Badly Drawn Boy: Singer/Songwriter Does Soundtrack[/article]

  • Philip Bailey - Soul on Jazz (Heads Up)

  • Jay Bennett & Edward Burch - The Palace at 4 A.M. (Undertow)

  • Big Moe - Purple World (Wreckshop)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453498"]DJ Screw Protege Big Moe Spills 'Purple Stuff'[/article]

  • Black Tape for a Blue Girl - The Scavenger Bride (Projekt)

  • Michael Bolton - Only a Woman Like You (Jive)

  • Brute - Nine High a Pallet (Velocette)

  • Carbon Leaf - Ether-Electrified Porch Music (Constant Ivy)

  • Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (Arista)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453497"]Cee-Lo Is Water And A Wig-Wearing 'Closet Freak' On Solo Debut[/article]

  • Kenny Chesney - No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (BNA)

  • Tom Clark & the High Action Boys - Cross-Eyed & Bow-Legged (Blacksmith)

  • W.C. Clark - From Austin With Soul (Alligator)

  • Cornershop Handcream for a Generation (Wiija/Beggars Banquet)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453461"]Gump-Like Cornershop Learn Lessons From 'Rocky' On New LP[/article]

  • Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel (Island)

  • Damon and Naomi - Song to the Siren (two CDs) (Sub Pop)

  • Death Threat - For God & Government (Triple Crown)

  • Deeds of the Flesh - Inbreeding the Anthropophagi (Unique Leader)

  • Kevin Denney – Kevin Denney (Lyric Street)

  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Medicated Magic (Ropeadope/Atlantic)

  • Dishwalla - Opaline (Immergent)

  • Florence Dore - Perfect City (Slewfoot)

  • Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75 (Legacy)

  • Mark Eitzel - Music for Courage & Confidence (New West)

  • Entety - Cadaveric Necrogrind (World War III)

  • Cor Fijneman - Mesmer 1 (Razor & Tie)

  • John Forte - I, John (Kinetic)

  • Frost - Still Up in This S#*T! (In the Paint)

  • Gada - Addictive Lifestyle (Nuff Nuff)

  • Gay Dad - Transmission (Thirsty Ear)

  • Hate Theory - Hate Theory (World War III)

  • Hot Hot Heat - Knock Knock Knock (Sub Pop)

  • Jim Hurst - Second Son (Pinecastle)

  • Insight - Updated Software V.2.5 (Landspeed)

  • Bert Jansch - Dazzling Stranger: Anthology (Castle America)

  • Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons - Conscious Contact (Terminus)

  • Joeski & Onoinz - Nu-York Nite Life (NRK)

  • K's Choice - Almost Happy (Sony)

  • Nik Kershaw - To Be Frank (Koch)

  • The Kickovers - Osaka (Fenway)

  • King Kong - Big Bang (Drag City)

  • Greg Long - Balance (Shadow)

  • Joe Lovano - Viva Caruso (Blue Note)

  • Luna - Romantica (Jetset)

  • Lupine Howl - Vaporizer EP (Beggars Banquet)

  • Mad Happy - Feel Good Music for the Broke Middle Classes (Bar None)

  • John Martyn - Patterns in the Rain: Anthology (Castle America)

  • The Meat Purveyors - All Relationships Are Doomed to Fail (Bloodshot)

  • Kylie Minogue - Hits + (Arista)

  • Mae Moore - It's a Funny World (Paras Group)

  • Mortal Decay - Forensic (Unique Leader)

  • Peter Murphy - Dust (Metropolis)

  • Non-Phixion - Future Is Now (Landspeed)

  • NRBQ - NRBQ Live From Mountain Stage (Black Pumpkin)

  • The Octopus Project - Identification Parade (Peekaboo)

  • Organic Grooves - 4 (Codek)

  • Oxymoron - Best Before 2000 (GMM)

  • Oxymoron - Feed the Breed (GMM)

  • Eddie Palmieri - La Perfecta II (Concord Picante)

  • Palomar - Palomar II (Self Starter Foundation)

  • Pet Shop Boys - Release (Sanctuary)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453441"]Pet Shop Boys 'In Love' With Gay Eminem Character[/article]

  • Gary Primich - Dog House Music (Antone's)

  • Primus - Frizzle Fry (reissue, Prawn Song)

  • Primus - Suck on This (reissue, Prawn Song)

  • The Promise Ring - Woodwater (Anti/Epitaph)

  • Rae & Christian - Mixer Presents Rewind (Razor & Tie)

  • Racer X - Snowball of Doom (Shrapnel)

  • Toshi Reagon - Toshi (Razor & Tie)

  • Reid Speed - Resonance (Breakbeat Science)

  • Will Rigby - Paradoxaholic (Diesel Only)

  • RL - RL:Ements (J Records)

  • Rovo - Tonic 2001 (Tzadik)

  • Savatage - Dungeons Are Calling (Metal Blade)

  • Daryle Singletary - That's Why I Sing This Way (Audium)

  • Charlie Sizemore - The Story Is ... The Songs of Tom T. Hall (Rebel)

  • Sloan - Pretty Together (RCA)

  • Darden Smith - Sunflower (Dualtone)

  • Sneaker Pimps - Bloodsport (Tommy Boy)

  • Soul Hooligan - Music Like Dirt (Maverick)

  • Stevens Sisters - Little by Little (Rounder)

  • Step Kings - 3 the Hard Way (We Put Out)

  • Curtis Stigers - Secret Heart (Concord Jazz)

  • Still Breathing - September (Solid State)

  • Stir Crazy - Stir Crazy (Global Ent.)

  • Simon Stokes - Honky (Uppercut/Disgruntled)

  • The Stranglers - Live in Concert (Castle America)

  • Strike Boys - Grapefruit Flavoured Green Tea Time (Stereo Deluxe)

  • Strung Out - An American Paradox (Fat Wreck Chords)

  • Tall Paul - Back & Forth (Moonshine)

  • James Talley - Touchstones (Cimarron)

  • Templars - Reconquista 1994-1998 (GMM)

  • Toy Dolls - We're Mad! The Anthology (Castle America)

  • Tuatara - Cinemathique (Fast Horse)

  • Jeff Tweedy - "Chelsea Walls" soundtrack (Rykodisc)

  • Unwed Sailor - Firecracker EP (Constant Ivy)

  • Vinyl - Flea Market (Tornado)

  • The Walkabouts - Ended Up as a Stranger (Innerspace)

  • Waterboys - Waterboys (Chrysalis)

  • Wayward Shamans - Alchemy (Fedora)

  • Paul Westerberg - Stereo (Vagrant)

  • Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch/Atlantic)
    Read about it ... [article id="1441369"]Jeff Tweedy Describes Wilco's Evolution[/article]

  • John Williams – "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" soundtrack  (Sony Classical)

  • Luther Wright and the Wrongs - Rebuild the Wall (Back Porch)

  • Pete Yorn - Musicforthemorningafter (reissue, Columbia)

  • Frank Zappa - Threesome #1 (Rykodisc)

  • Frank Zappa - Threesome #2 (Rykodisc)

  • Various artists - "Ansel Adams" soundtrack (Green Linnet)

  • Various artists - Because We Care: Benefit for the Children's Hospital of Orange County (Glue Factory/Oglio)

  • Various artists - Best of House Vol. 2 (Robin's Ent.)

  • Various artists - Classic Chillout Album (Epic)

  • Various artists - "Dark Angel" soundtrack (Artemis)

  • Various artists - Exposure (Four Foot Eleven)

  • Various artists - Full Cycle Live! (Full Cycle)

  • Various artists - Glasgow Underground Presents - Explorations in Chill (Paras Group)

  • Various artists - Hed Kandi: Disco Heaven (Hed Kandi)

  • Various artists - My Favorite Things - A Richard Rodgers Celebration (RCA Victor)

  • Various artists - Monster Disco (Razor & Tie)

  • Various artists - "The New Guy" soundtrack (Epic)

  • Various artists - Progressive Development 01 (Nettwerk)

  • Various artists - Stereo Sushi Vol. 2 (Hed Kandi)

  • Various artists - Trance: The Progressive Experience (Capitol)

  • Various artists - Ultimate After Hours Vol. 2 (Groovilicious)

April 30:

  • Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (MCA)
    Read about it ... [article id="1452688"]Zack De La Rocha Joining Blackalicious On Blazing Arrow[/article]

  • Donell Jones - Life Goes On (Arista)

  • Various artists - "Spider-Man" soundtrack (Columbia)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453316"]'Spider-Man' Theme To Come Courtesy Of Aerosmith[/article]

May 7:

  • Grandmaster Flash - Essential Mix (Warner)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453185"]Grandmaster Flash Brings Back '70s, '80s Beats On Essential Mix[/article]

  • Musiq - Juslisten (Island/Def Jam)
    Read about it ... [article id="1452132"]Musiq Soulchild Croons Conversation Pieces On Juslisen[/article]

  • Naughty by Nature - Iicons (TVT)
    Read about it ... [article id="1452120"]Naughty By Nature, 3LW Save The Day[/article]

  • Various artists - Family Values Tour 2001(Elektra)
    Read about it ... [article id="1452810"]Aaron Lewis Assists STP, Linkin Park On Family Values CD[/article]

May 14:

  • Atticus Fault - Atticus Fault (Island/Def Jam)

  • Various artists - Now Presents Urban Hits (Columbia)

May 21:

  • Breeders - Title TK (Elektra)

  • Tommy Lee - Never a Dull Moment (MCA)

  • Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage (Universal)

June 4:

  • Eminem - The Eminem Show (Interscope)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453165"]The Doc's Diagnosis: Eminem Still Crazy[/article]

  • Lil' Romeo - Game Time (Universal/No Limit)
    Read about it ... [article id="1453172"]Lil' Romeo Battles His Evil Twin On B-Ball Court[/article]