New Releases: Lillix, ’2 Fast 2 Furious,’ Led Zeppelin, O.A.R., Local H, Vince Neil & More

Fresh off the holiday weekend, the Lillix chicks lead the new-releases charge. Falling Uphill features an all-star cast of producers and songwriters including Linda Perry and the Matrix, plus the touchstone single, a cover of the Romantics’ “What I Like About You,” which also opens the TV show of the same name. Their latest single, “It’s About Time,” is a poppy, feel-good hit.

Next up is the “2 Fast 2 Furious” soundtrack, which boasts one of the movie’s stars, Ludacris, on “Act a Fool” and “Pick Up the Phone.” Other residents on the soundtrack are Fat Joe, Dead Prez, Joe Budden and Trick Daddy.

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil serves up Live One Night Only, a collection of the finest sleaze the Crüe had to offer, including “Girls Girls Girls,” “Live Wire,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” and the requisite power ballad “Home Sweet Home.”

And finally, Local H are no fun. But you already knew that if you knew the name of their new EP, No Fun. The Chicago duo deliver a six-song collection of cynical songs that includes “Birth, School, Work, Death.” Now, let’s turn our attention to the rest of this week’s releases.

Out Tuesday, May 27:


  • 14A – Karma (Orchard)
  • Agent Zero – Agent Zero (Orchard)
  • Devendra Banhart – Black Babies (Young God)
  • Maggie Bell – Live at the Boston USA 1975 (Angel Air)
  • Amedeo – Coming Home (Orchard)
  • Big Moe – Moe Life (Wreckshop)
  • Black Circle – Armageddon (Orpheus)
  • Paul Brill – Sisters (Scarlet Shame)
  • Califone – Deceleration Two (Perishable)
  • The Carter Family – Collection [Mi Plus] (Mi Plus)
  • The Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her (Go)
  • Clockhouse – Every Android That I Know (Orchard)
  • Curse OV Dialect – Lost in the Real Sky (Mush)
  • Cuts – 2 Over Ten (Birdman)
  • Rue Davis – Heaven Has Sent Me Your Love (Kon-kord)
  • De La Soul – Timeless: The Singles Collection (Rhino)
  • Ronnie James Dio – Stand Up and Shout: The Dio Anthology (Rhino)
  • Ex Models – Zoo Psychology (French Kiss)
  • Mary Fahl – Other Side of Time (Sony)
  • Carla Fischi – Wonderlust Album (Orchard)
  • Dan Fogelberg – Full Circle (Morning Sky)
  • Carlos Franzetti – You Must Believe in Spring (Amapola)
  • A Grape Dope – Missing Dragons (Galaxia)
  • Hella Brown – Hellafied (Orchard)
  • Jools Holland – More Friends: Small World Big Band, Vol. 2 (Rhino)
  • Frankie J. – What’s a Man to Do (Sony)
  • Jacquel – You Gotta Work It (Wilbe)
  • Salena Jones – My Love (JVC)
  • Paul Kelly – Buzz (Orchard)
  • Labtekwon – Hustlaz Guide to the Universe (Morphius)
  • Led Zeppelin – How the West Was Won (Atlantic)
  • Lillix – Falling Uphill (Warner Bros.)
    Read: “Lillix Pair Angelic Voices With Rock Sensibilities On Debut”

    Buy Now: Falling Uphill (Warner Bros.)
  • Little Bruce – California Slim (Thizz)
  • Local H – No Fun (EP, Thick)
  • Michael McGinnis – Tangents (RKM)
  • The Meteors – From Beyond (Raucous)
  • Moe Money – Mainza Yero (Armada)
  • Motograter – Motograter (Elektra)
  • Mountain – Roll Over Beethoven (Simply the Best)
  • My Dad Is Dead – Engine of Commerce (Vital Cog)
  • Vince Neil – Live One Night Only (Image)
  • O.A.R. – In Between Now and Then (Atlantic)
  • Odd Nosdam – No More Wig for Ohio (Anticon)
  • Party of One – Caught in the Blast (Fat Cat)
  • Johnny Paycheck – Collection (Madacy)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Disco: The Remix Album (Simply the Best)
  • Phantom Tollbooth – Beard of Lightning (Off)
  • The Pietasters – 92-96 (Morphius)
  • Honest John Plain – HJP & The Amigos (Angel Air)
  • Megan Reilly – Arc of Tessa (Carrot Top)
  • Dieter Reith – The Best of James Bond: Arrangements of the James Bond Theme (Hanssler)
  • Todd Rundgren – With a Little Help From My Friends (Madacy)
  • The Scarecrows – Rattlesnake Law (Hayden’s Ferry)
  • Smile Empty Soul – Smile Empty Soul (Atlantic)
  • Sonny Sixkiller – We’ll Take It From Here (Vital Cog)
  • Sullen – Paint the Moon (Thick)
  • Al B. Sure! – Very Best of Al B. Sure (Rhino)
  • Tizzy – Down With the Furies (Vital Cog)
  • Utp Playas/Skip – Juvenile Presents: Street Stories (Orpheus)
  • Sal Valentino – Positively 12th and K: A Bob Dylan Tribute (Dig Music)
  • Where’s Leo – 6 Feet on the Ground (Orchard)
  • The Windbreakers – Time Machine (1982-2002) (Paisley Pop)
  • Link Wray – Guitar Legends (Mi Plus)
  • X – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll (EP, Laughing Outlaw)
  • ZYX – Letter to God (Orchard)
  • Various artists – “2 Fast 2 Furious” soundtrack (Def Jam)
    Read: “Ludacris, Tyrese, R. Kelly Team Up On ’2 Fast 2 Furious’ LP”
  • Various artists – Best of Both Worlds: Van Halen Tribute (Versailles)
  • Various artists – Best of Soul – Let’s Get It On (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Chicano Rap Oldies (Sideshow)
  • Various artists – It’s Still Workin’: Tommy Boy’s Classic Cuts (Rhino)
  • Various artists – Leaders of the Pack (K-Tel)
  • Various artists – Looks Like Rain (K-Tel)
  • Various artists – R&B Hits ’60s (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Rock Underground (Sony)
  • Various artists – Slammin’: The Original Rap Hits (Time Life)
  • Various artists – Soul Bands (K-Tel)
  • Various artists – Soul Funk ’80s (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Soul Love 1970s (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Ultimate Southern Rock (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Wacky 911 (K-Tel)

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June 17:
  • Petey Pablo – Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry (Jive)



June 24:
  • Gang Starr – The Ownerz (Virgin)



July 8:
  • Beyoncé – Dangerously in Love (Sony)



July 15:
  • Macy Gray – The Trouble With Being Myself (Sony)