In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums From Xzibit, ‘American Idol,’ Rolling Stones, Floetry & More

They’re back on the road, have re-released a good chunk of their catalog and they have a new-ish double album out this week. While it’s true that only one of those activities requires the group to actually do anything, it’s also true that the Rolling Stones are showing no signs of slowing down.

Forty Licks, a compilation featuring the band’s most popular songs hits shelves alongside a compilation from a less venerable, though still popular group: the “American Idol” gang.

“American Idol” Greatest Moments includes some of the unforgettable individual performances from the TV show, plus a special collabo track: “California Dreamin’” by the Finalists. And don’t think you can get away from Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” and “Before Your Love,” because they’re on the CD, too.

Xzibit returns with his Man Vs. Machine, while Good Charlotte’s The Young & the Hopeless debuts in addition to Floetry’s Floetic and Elvis Costello & the Imposters’ tour CD Cruel Smile unofficially subtitled: “Studio Mysteries, Airshots, Dub Mixes and World Tour Performances.”

Another new release with an impossibly long and enigmatic title is the Flaming Lips’ The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg – The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos and Outtakes, featuring music from the band’s first eight years together, while rocker Matthew Sweet has a similar LP, simply called To Understand: The Early Recordings of Matthew Sweet. Sweet.

Out Tuesday, October 1:


  • 3rd Storee – Get With Me (Def Jam)
  • Advent – Sketched for Life (EFA-CAR)
  • Blondie – Greatest Hits (Chrysalis)
  • Blue States – Man Mountain (ELS)
  • Joe “King” Carrasco – Joe “King” Carrasco (Tornado)
  • Cassius – Au Rêve (Astralwerks)
  • Cherrie Blue – Chemical Messiah (Underground Inc.)
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Cruel Smile (Island)
  • Darkane – Expanding Senses (Nuclear Blast)
  • Daylight Dies – No Reply (Relapse)
  • Digger – Keystone (Hopeless)
  • Discount – Singles Collection Vol. 2 (New American Dream)
  • DJ Vadim – U.S.S.R. The Art of Listening (Ninja Tune)
  • Downthesun – Downthesun (Roadrunner)
  • Dzihan & Kamien – Gran Riserva (Six Degrees)
  • Electrochemie LK – Gold! (Radikal)
  • Feel – Feel (Curb)
  • The Flaming Lips – The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg – The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos and Outtakes (Restless)
  • Floetry – Floetic (DreamWorks)

    Read: “Floetry Bring London Vibe To Philly Soul Movement”

     
     Buy Now: Floetic (DreamWorks)

  • Good Charlotte – The Young & the Hopeless (Epic)

    Read: “Good Charlotte Shoot Vid With ‘NSYNC, Tenacious D Members”


       Buy Now: The Young and the Hopeless (Epic/ Sony)
  • Hate Eternal – King of All Kings (Earache)
  • Homunculus – Words (Megaforce)
  • Isyss – Way We Do (Arista)

    Read: “Isyss, Lovher, TG4 & More: Meet The New R&B Girl Groups”
  • Junction 18 – Heroes From the Future (EP, Fearless)
  • Mark Knopfler – Ragpicker’s Dream (Warner Bros.)
  • Bobby Konders and Massive Sounds – Lost Era in NYC (EFA-CAR)
  • Less than Jake – Pezcore: Remixed and Remastered (Fueled by Ramen)
  • Life in a Blender – Tell Me I’m Pretty (Fang)
  • Midwikid – Something Wikid This Way Comes (Arista)
  • Necrophobic – Bloodhymns (Hammerheart)
  • Pork Tornado – Pork Tornado (Rykodisc)
  • Primordial – Storm Before Calm (Hammerheart)
  • Relativez – Snoop Dogg Presents: The Takeover (AMC)
  • Bill Ricchini – Ordinary Time (Megaforce)
  • Kim Richey – Rise (Lost Highway)
  • Leann Rimes – Twisted Angel (Curb)

    Read: “LeAnn Rimes Talks Sex Over Techno Beat On Twisted New Album
  • Rolling Stones – Forty Licks (Virgin)

     
     Buy Now: Forty Licks (Virgin)

  • Michael Schenker – Thank You 3 (Shrapnel)
  • Sissel – Sissel (Decca)
  • Slightly Stoopid – Acoustic Roots (Megaforce)
  • Sourvein – Will to Mangle (Southern Lord)
  • Squarepusher – Do You Know Squarepusher? (Warp)
  • Stavesacre – Stavesacre (Nitro)
  • Sting/The Police – The Very Best of Sting and the Police 2002 (Universal TV)
  • Stroke 9 – Rip It Off (Universal)
  • Matthew Sweet – To Understand: The Early Recordings of Matthew Sweet (Hip-O)
  • Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon (ESL)
  • Thyrfing – Vansinnesvisor (Hammerheart)
  • Steve Von Till – If I Should Fall to the Field (Neurot)
  • Tino – Tino’s Breaks Hallowe’en Dub Vol. 6 (Tino Corp.)
  • Various artists – ’90s Pop Hits (Sony)
  • Various artists – “American Idol” Greatest Moments (RCA)

    Read: “‘American Idol’ CD To Feature Four Kelly Clarkson Numbers”

  • Various artists – Amiata: Milano Lounge (Amiata)
  • Various artists – Love Songs (Sony)
  • Various artists – New Wave Hits of the ’70s and ’80s (Sony)
  • Various artists – Pop and Soul Divas (Sony)
  • Various artists – Rebirth of the Heavy (Music Cartel)
  • Various artists – Soul Hits of the ’70s (Sony)
  • Various artists – Soul Hits of the ’80s (Sony)
  • Various artists – Ultra Trance Vol. 1 (Ultra)
  • Xzibit – Man Vs. Machine (Sony)

    Read: “Xzibit Clip Has Bus With Stripper Pole But ‘Nothing Corny’ “

     
     Buy Now: Man Vs. Machine (Sony)




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December 10:

  • Mariah Carey – TBD (MonarC/Island/Def Jam)