New Releases: 50 Cent, Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys, Jars of Clay, Nada Surf, Juliana Theory & More

With so much hype surrounding 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, it’s no surprise that bootlegged copies of the album began circulating last week. As a result, its release date was pushed up from February 11 to this Thursday.

The album features the popular tracks “Wanksta” and “In Da Club,” plus “Patiently Waiting” with one of the album’s Eminem guest spots and “Many Men,” a song that addresses 50′s “wanted” status.

Detroit blues-rockers Soledad Brothers roll out their third album, Live, produced by the White Stripes’ Jack White and featuring a guest drum spot by the other Stripe, Meg. The Pet Shop Boys offer up some remixes on their Disco 3 EP, and DJ Spinna gathers the likes of Jean Grae, Vinia Mojica and Soulive for Here to There.

Saliva, Nickelback, Chevelle and Hoobastank all come together on the “Daredevil” soundtrack, while on the “Shanghai Knights” soundtrack it’s the way-back sounds of the Kinks, the Who and the Dave Clark 5.

Out Tuesday, February 4:


  • Alabama – In the Mood: Love Songs (RCA)
  • All-American Rejects – The All-American Rejects (DreamWorks)
  • Antiseen – Noise for the Sake of Noise (TKO)
  • Jay Aston – Alive and Well (Angel Air)
  • Dave Attell – Skanks for the Memories (Comedy Central)
  • Baptist Generals – No Silver/No Gold (Sub Pop)
  • Jason Bivins & Ian Davis – Benthic (Family Vineyard)
  • Broken Home – Broken Home (Angel Air)
  • Burd Early – Leveler (Western Vinyl)
  • Bobi Céspedes – Rezos (Six Degrees)
  • Ray Charles – Georgia on My Mind (Prism)
  • Nick Curran – Doctor Velvet (Blind Pig)
  • Daycare Swindlers – This Is No Way to Make a Living (Vile Beat)
  • Didjworks – Tranceformation (Nature Beat)
  • Dirt Bike Annie – It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Single (Dirtnap)
  • Diva Destruction – Exposing the Sickness (Metropolis)
  • DJ Spinna – Here to There (Rapster)
  • Drummonds – Pas de Trois (True Life)
  • Baxter Dury – Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift (Sanctuary)
  • Electric Company – It’s Hard to Be a Baby (Tigerbeat6)
  • Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage (EP, XL/Beggars Banquet)
  • Elefant – Gallery Girl (EP, Kemado/Palm Pictures)
  • Bill Evans – Big Fun (ESC)
  • Farse – Boxing Clever (Moon Ska UK)
  • Frukwan – Life (Empire Musicwerks)
  • Funky Lowlives – Cartouche (Stereo Deluxe)
  • Gentle Giant – Endless Life (United States)
  • Glass Candy & the Shattered Theatre – Love Love Love (Troubleman Unlimited)
  • The Good Ship – The Good Ship (Orange Twin)
  • Grand Ulena – Gateway to Dignity (Family Vineyard)
  • Peter Himmelman – My Best Friend Is a Salamander (Liquid 8)
  • The Iditarod – The River Nektar (BlueSanct)
  • If Thousands – Yellowstone (Chairkickers’)
  • Jars of Clay – Furthermore — From the Studio, From the Stage (Essential)
  • Joan of Arc – So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness (Jade Tree)
  • The Juliana Theory – Love (Epic)
  • Quincy Jones – Exodus (Prism)
  • Jon Langford and His Sadies – Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot)
  • Keen-O – Nobody Knows How and Why (Materiali Sonori)
  • Kenny Lee Lewis – Music of the Steve Miller Band (Liquid 8)
  • Loveless & Goodnight Trail – Loveless & Goodnight Trail (Sonic Boom)
  • Lupine Howl – The Bar at the End of the World (Beggars Banquet)
  • Harry Manx & Kevin Breit – Jubilee (Northern Blues)
  • Johnny Marr + the Healers – Bloomslang (iMusic)
    Read: “Ex-Smiths Guitarist Follows Dream Snake, Finds His Voice”
  • The Marsalis Family – A Jazz Celebration (Marsalis Music)
  • Mixtwitch – Smile for the Money Shot (Moon Ska UK)
  • moe. – Wormwood (iMusic)
  • Polly Moller – Diogenes (Silver Wheel)
  • Mortification – Blood World (Acts 26)
  • Moving Units – Moving Units (EP, Palm Pictures)
  • Nada Surf – Let Go (Barsuk)
  • New Wet Kojak – This Is the Glamorous (Beggars Banquet)
  • Faris Nourallah – I Love Faris (Western Vinyl)
  • Billy Ocean – On the Run (Planet Media)
  • The Orb – Back to Mine (Razor & Tie)
  • Oswald – “Pop Goes the Octopus” soundtrack (Nick/Jive)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Disco 3 (EP, Sanctuary)
  • Ian Pooley – Excursions (Obsessive)
  • Suzi Quatro – Wake Up Little Suzi (Go)
  • Trevor Rabin – Live in L.A. (United States)
  • Radioactive Man – Fabric 08 (Fabric)
  • Reunion – Re (Sonar Kollektiv)
  • Savoy Brown – Strange Dreams (Blind Pig)
  • Blake Shelton – The Dreamer (Warner Bros.)
  • Since by Man – We Sing the Body Electric (Revelation)
  • Sister Hazel – Chasing Daylight (Universal)
  • Snog – Beyond the Valley of the Proles (Metropolis)
  • Soledad Brothers – Live (Dim Mak)
  • Stiffed – Sex Sells (Cool Hunter)
  • Storm – The Unpredictable Amalgamation (Orpheus)
  • Subb – Daylight Saving (Stomp)
  • The Sun – Love & Death (EP, Warner Bros.)
  • Surgin’ – Tokyo Rose (Zoom Club)
  • Keith Sweat – Live (Elektra)
  • Tank – Still at War (Zoom Club)
  • Tiga – DJ Kicks (K7)
  • Tigersmilk – Tigersmilk (Family Vineyard)
  • Uncurbed – Chords for Freedom (Sound Pollution)
  • Undead – First Worst & Cursed (Bacchus)
  • Ral Partha Vogelbacher – Kite vs. Obelisk (Megalon)
  • Walkabouts – Drunken Soundtracks: Lost Songs (Glitterhouse)
  • Rick Wakeman – Live (United States)
  • Dionne Warwick – Dionne Sings Dionne (Empire)
  • Whitmore – Smoke the Roach (Moon Ska UK)
  • Wiggles – Magical Adventure: A Wiggly Adventure (Lyons Group)
  • Tony Williams – Wilderness (reissue, Ark 21)
  • Frank Zappa – For Collectors Only (Go)
  • Various artists – 60 Classic Punk Tracks (Simply the Best)
  • Various artists – Acoustic Coffee House: A Tribute to Elvis (Reverberations)
  • Various artists – Being Black (Spun)
  • Various artists – Breathe: The Bluegrass Tribute to the Dave Matthews Band Vol. 2 (CMH)
  • Various artists – Chillout: Adventures in Leisure (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – Cuba Cha Cha Cha (Orfeon)
  • Various artists – Cuba Live: Recorded Live in Cuba (Rounder)
  • Various artists – Daredevil: The Album (Wind-Up)
  • Various artists – Disney’s Princess Sing-Along Album (Disney)
  • Various artists – “Gods and Generals” soundtrack (Sony Classical)
  • Various artists – Gypsy Swing: The Nashville Tribute to Django Reinhardt (CMH)
  • Various artists – Jungle Book 2 (Disney)
  • Various artists – Keep on the Sunny Side: Bluegrass Salutes the Carter Family (CMH)
  • Various artists – Pure Trance (Varese)
  • Various artists – Real Americana (Lakeshore)
  • Various artists – “Shanghai Knights” soundtrack (Hollywood)
  • Various artists – The String Quartet Tribute to Jane’s Addiction (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – Tribute to Staind (Big Eye)
  • DVD: The Blood Brothers – Jungle Rules Live (ARTISTdirect)
  • DVD: Judy Collins – Live at Wolf Trap (Pioneer Entertainment)
  • DVD: Widespread Panic – Live From the Backyard in Austin, TX (Sanctuary/Widespread)

February 6:

March 4:


  • Cursive – Ugly Organ (Saddle Creek)
  • Fabolous – Street Dreams (Elektra)
  • Hootie & the Blowfish – Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
  • Lil’ Kim – La Bella Mafia (Atlantic)
  • Special Goodness – Land Air Sea (Control Group)
  • Voivod – Voivod (Navarre)
    Read: “Jason Newsted Says His New Band Can Kick Metallica’s Ass”

March 11:


  • Various artists – Punk Goes Acoustic (Fearless)

March 18:


  • Buzzcocks – Buzzcocks (Merge)

March 25: