In Stores Now And Coming Soon: ‘Spider-Man’ Soundtrack, New Albums By C-Murder, Ali, Blackalicious, & More

Everyone expects “Spider-Man” to be a box office blockbuster, but it’s likely to make a pretty big dent on the Billboard albums chart as well.

The movie’s soundtrack features Aerosmith doing their version of “Theme From Spider-Man” alongside tracks by Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, the Strokes, Pete Yorn and others.

Meanwhile, Ali from Nelly’s St. Lunatics crew reveals how he keeps his baggy pants manageable on Heavy Starch, which features guest spots from Nelly, Ms. Toi, Toya and Murphy Lee.

Blackalicious drop Blazing Arrow, the follow-up to 2000′s Nia, and newcomer Vanessa Carlton releases Be Not Nobody.

And from the wayback machine, former teen heartthrob David Cassidy issues his fourth non-Partridge effort, Then & Now, while Robert Palmer releases the quizzically titled Best of Both Worlds, an anthology having nothing to do with Jay-Z or R. Kelly and featuring songs from 1974-2001.

Out Tuesday, April 30:


  • 38th Parallel – Turn the Tides (Squint)
  • 7th Rail Crew – Sevenation (Capo)
  • Alabama Thunderpussy – Staring at the Divine (Relapse)
  • Ali – Heavy Starch (Universal)
    Read about it … “St. Lunatic Ali Unveils His Lexicon, Cleaning Instructions”
  • Trey Anastasio – Trey Anastasio (Elektra)
  • Babu: Dilated Junkie – Duck Season 1 (Sequence)
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company – Live in San Francisco 1966 (Varese Sarabande)
  • Big Tymers – Hood Rich (Cash Money)
  • Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow (MCA)
  • Boeing – Beta (Urabon)
  • Brant Bjork & the Operators – Brant Bjork & the Operators (Music Cartel)
  • C-Murder – Tru Dawgs (Riviera)
  • Vanessa Carlton – Be Not Nobody (A&M)
  • David Cassidy – Then & Now (Decca)
  • Ray Chew & Crew – Feelin’ It (Charu)
  • Crosstops – Cloverleaf:Fandango (Tinnitus)
  • Dissection – Storm of the Light’s Bane: Where Dead Angels Lie (Nuclear Blast)
  • Electric Universe – Unify (EFA)
  • Electric Wizard – Let Us Prey (Music Cartel)
  • Ghostface Killah – Wonderful World of Wallabees (Warner Bros.)
  • Gonzales – Presidential Suite (EFA)
  • Miguel Graca – Monkey Mass (Bombay)
  • Hip Hop Dub All-Stars – Hip Hop Dub All-Stars Volume 1 (Illstyle)
  • Iniquity – Grime (Candlelight US)
  • Insomnium – In the Halls of Awaiting (Candlelight US)
  • Jethro Tull – Living With the Past (Fuel 2000)
  • Kalmah – They Will Return (Century Media)
  • Mark Knopfler – “A Shot at Glory” soundtrack (Warner Bros.)
  • Mr. Lil One – Tha Sicko Hits (East Side Records)
  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult – Golden Pillz: Luna Remixes (Underground Inc.)
  • Nuspirit Helsinki – Nuspirit Helsinki (Guidance)
  • Robert Palmer – Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001) (Hip-O)
  • Andrew Pelker – Station to Station (EFA)
  • Amanda Perez – Where You At? (Universal)
  • Ram-Zet – Escape (Century Media)
  • REO Speedwagon – Hits (reissue, Legacy)
  • Rocking Horse Winner – Horizon (Equal Vision)
  • Roman Candle – Says Pop (Outlook Music)
  • Simon & Milo – Ready Ready Set Go (Hollywood)
  • Slug & El-P – RPM: Revolutions Per Minute Version 2.1 (Counterflow)
  • Solar Dawn – Equinoctium (Candlelight US)
  • Sonic Sum – Plasterman (Ozone)
  • South Park Mexican – Reveille Park (Dope House)
  • Suffocation – Despise the Sun (Relapse)
  • Teddy Jack – Teddy Jack (Leon Russell)
  • Tiamat – Judas Christ (Century Media)
  • Tino – Tino’s Breaks Volumes 1&2 (Tino Corp)
  • Various artists – Battleaxe Warriors 2 (Battleaxe)
  • Various artists – Between or Beyond the Northern Lights (EFA)
  • Various artists – “Changing Lanes” soundtrack (Varese Sarabande)
  • Various artists – House 2 Trance Me (Universal Music Latino)
  • Various artists – More Ethereal Melodic Trance (Water Music)
  • Various artists – Notes From Thee Real Underground Vol. 3 (Invisible)
  • Various artists – Sole Beats (Sole)
  • Various artists – T.H.C.: The Hip-Hop Collection Vol. 1 (High Times)
    Read about it … “High Times Records: The Greenest Label In The Biz”
  • Various artists – Tribute to the Beast (Nuclear Blast)
  • Various artists – Troubadours: The Essential Album (Manteca)
  • Various artists – “Salton Sea” soundtrack (Varese Sarabande)
  • Various artists – Sharp Dressed Men: ZZ Top Tribute (RLG)
  • Various artists – “Spider-Man” soundtrack (Columbia)
    Read about it … ‘Spider-Man’ Theme To Come Courtesy Of Aerosmith
  • Various artists – Ultra Chilled 02 (Ultra)

May 7:

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: