New Releases: Christina Aguilera, ’8 Mile,’ Bone Thugs, Nirvana, Nick Carter, Shaggy, Tori Amos & More

We’ve seen her get dirrty; now it’s time for Christina Aguilera to get Stripped.

The former genie releases her second album proper, one she calls more personal and authentically X-tina, featuring collaborations with Lil’ Kim and Redman and production by Alicia Keys, Linda Perry and Scott Storch.

In other pop-gone-mature news, Nick Carter steps out as the latest boy band member to release a solo album. Now or Never finds a more down-home Carter playing guitar as well as performing some of his own material.

Also out Tuesday is the “8 Mile” soundtrack — featuring Eminem’s get-pumped anthem “Lose Yourself” plus songs by Nas, Jay-Z and Xzibit — in addition to Shaggy’s Lucky Day and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Thug World Order.

Iceland’s Sigur Rós release their first major-label album alongside Tori Amos’ Scarlet’s Walk, a sprawling record written on a road trip after September 11.

Finally, if you guessed that Nirvana’s long-awaited (and much fought-over) greatest-hits album would get a special mention, you know you’re right.

Out Tuesday, October 29:


  • 4ft Fingers – From Hero to Zero (Golf)
  • 999 – Biggest Tour in Sport (Captain Oi!)
  • Acumen Nation – Coming Down (Underground Inc)
  • Add N to (X) – Loud Like Nature (Mute)
  • Christina Aguilera – Stripped (RCA)

    Read: “Christina Aguilera: Not Your Puppet”

    Buy Now: Stripped (RCA)
  • Alka – Deployed (Caroline)
  • Tori Amos – Scarlet’s Walk (Epic)

    Read: “Tori Amos Writes Scarlet Letters, Draws Tour Map”

    Buy Now: Scarlet’s Walk (Epic)
  • Avantasia – The Metal Opera Pt. 2 (Century Media)
  • Barn Shakers – 5 Minutes to Live (Goofin)
  • Bile – Demonic Electronic (Underground Inc.)
  • Black Bombay – Black Bombay (Amiata)
  • Blades of Grass – Blades of Grass Are Not for Smoking (Rev-Ola)
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Thug World Order (Ruthless/Epic)
    Buy Now: Thug World Order (PA)

    Read: “Nick Carter Album A Trip Back To The ’80s”

    Buy Now: Now or Never (Jive)
  • Classics – Aiming for Girls and Missing (Skunk Ape)
  • Lacuna Coil – Comalies (Century Media)
  • Cowboy Nation – Cowgirl a-Go-Go (Paras)
  • Damage Done by Worms – Evil Eyes (Crazy Love)
  • Daycare Swindlers – Heathen Radio (Go Kart)
  • Dixie Chicks – Collector’s Box (Chrome Dreams)
  • Dr. Dooom – First Come First Serve (Threshold)
  • Electric Frankenstein – Listen Up Baby (TKO)
  • Ellis and the Angry Teens – Can You Hear the Sound (Goofin)
  • Flunk – For Sleepyheads Only (Guidance)
  • Gabin – Gabin (Astralwerks)
  • The Gloryholes – Want a Divorce (Dirtnap)
  • Justincase – Justincase (Warner Bros.)
  • Knightowl – Best of 2 (Familia)
  • Koma – Criminal (Locomotive Music)
  • Rachel Lampa – Blur (Word)
  • Landmarq – Aftershock (Cyclops)
  • Bill Laswell – Dub Chamber 4 – Book of Exit (ROIR)
  • Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz – Kings of Crunk (TVT)
  • Patty Loveless – Bluegrass and White Snow – A Mountain Christmas (Epic Nashville)
  • Maharaja – 786 (Amiata)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Forever Delayed (Epic)
  • Adam Marsland – 232 Days on the Road: Live (Karma Frog)
  • MC Unique – The King of Linguistics (Rap Junkie)
  • Jimmy McGriff – McGriff Avenue (Milestone)
  • Jo Dee Messina – A Joyful Noise (Curb)
  • Meredith Monk – Mercy (ECM)
  • Mr. Scruff – Trouser Jazz (Ninja Tune/NTone/Big Dada)
  • Tracy Nelson – Deep Are the Roots (P-Vine)
  • Nirvana – Nirvana (Universal)
    Read: “Courtney Love, Universal Reach Agreement; Nirvana Material Freed Up For Release”
    Buy Now: Nirvana (Universal)
  • Phish – Live Phish Vol. 13 10/31/94 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY (Elektra)
  • Phish – Live Phish Vol. 14 10/31/95 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois (Elektra)
  • Phish – Live Phish Vol. 15 10/31/96 The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia (Elektra)
  • Phish – Live Phish Vol. 16 10/31/98 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada (Elektra)
  • Q & Not U – Different Damage (Dischord)
  • Queer for Girls – Android Sex & Cartoon Drugs (Feedback Boogie)
  • Race for Titles – Race for Titles (The Redemption Recording Co.)
  • Rascal Flatts – Melt (Hollywood)
  • Kenny Rogers – Gift (Curb)
  • Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision (Columbia)
  • Shaggy – Lucky Day (MCA)
    Buy Now: Lucky Day (MCA)
  • Sigur Rós – Untitled (MCA)
  • Simian – We Are Your Friends (Source/Astralwerks)
  • Sixpence None the Richer – Divine Discontent (Reprise/Squint/Curb)
  • Stars of Lid – Avec Laudenum (Kranky)
  • Subincision – Berkeley’s Newest Hitmakers (Substandard)
  • Suicide – American Supreme (Mute/Blast First)
  • Tandy – The Lowdown (Gammon)
  • Tank – One Man (Blackground)
  • This Is the Army – Call Me Mister (Jasmine)
  • Thrust – Parade of Idiots (Bomb)
  • Too $hort – What’s My Favorite Word? (Jive)
    Read: Too Short Gets Serious (About Pimpin’) On New Album”
  • Mick Turner – Moth (Drag City)
  • Various artists “8 Mile” soundtrack (Interscope)
    Read: “Eminem Writes From Rabbit’s Perspective For ’8 Mile’ Album”
  • Various artists – The Excelsis Box Set (Projekt)
  • Various artists – “Grand Theft Auto” (Sony)
  • Various artists – Lenny Dee Presents Industrial F—ing Strength 4: Chillin’ Is Killin’ (The Music Cartel)
  • Various artists – Punks on Drugs (Antidote)
  • Various artists – Songs in the Key of Z Vol. 2: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music (Gammon)
  • Various artists – Totally Hits 2002 (Warner Music/BMG)
  • Kirk Whalum – The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter 2 (Squint/Curb)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh – Music to Duel By (DreamWorks)



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