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)

  • Cadillac Angels - Bucking the Odds (Envicta)

  • Nick Carter - Now or Never (Jive)


    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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