New Releases: Radiohead, Justin Guarini, Fountains Of Wayne, Joe Budden, Kenna, Grandaddy & More

After two years of waiting, Radiohead finally give fans what they want this week: Hail to the Thief. This more extroverted and politically minded album features the songs “Backdrifts,” “2+2=5″ and the first single, “There There.”

Last year’s “American Idol” runner-up throws his hat into the ring this week with his album Justin Guarini. On the record is the single he performed on this year’s “American Idol,” a cover of “Unchained Melody,” plus a duet with Kelly Clarkson called “Timeless.”

Pearl Jam are sending stores two live albums from the official bootleg series they’ve been selling online — one from Perth, Australia, the other from Tokyo. Duran Duran’s The Singles ’81-’85 box set features all the old, amazing, familiar faces, including “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio,” “Reflex” and “Wild Boys.”

Fountains of Wayne’s third album, Welcome Interstate Managers, finds the New York pop-rockers tackling such pressing subjects as love, work, bad waitresses and clip-on ties. Also out this week is Grandaddy’s Sumday, which mostly finds the group navel-gazing about getting their lives together, and Mest’s self-titled album, which includes the single “Jaded,” featuring Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden.

Finally, Joe Budden and Inspectah Deck release Joe Budden and The Movement, respectively, while Annie Lennox gets Bare and the Buzzcocks revisit their Inventory. Now on to the rest of our stock.

Out Tuesday, June 10:


  • The Agony Scene – Agony Scene (Tooth & Nail)
  • Akwid – Proyecto Akwid (Univision)
  • Beach Boys – Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys (Capitol)
  • Andrew Bird – Weather Systems (Righteous Babe)
  • Bitch & Animal – Sour Juice & Rhyme (Righteous Babe)
  • Sarah Brightman – Harem (Angel)
  • Stevie Brock – Stevie Brock (Wire)
  • Brotha Lynch Hung – Lynch by Inch: Suicide Note (Siccmade)
  • Joe Budden – Joe Budden (Def Jam)
    Read: “Finally Getting His Shot In The Game, Joe Budden’s On ‘Fire’ “
    Buy Now: Joe Budden (Def Jam)
  • Buzzcocks – Inventory (box set, Capitol)
  • Cinerama – Cinerama Holiday (Manifesto)
  • Closer Than Kin – Machineries of Breath (Arctic)
  • Bruce Cockburn – You’ve Never Seen Everything (Rounder)
  • Cork – Out There (United States)
  • Billy Ray Cyrus – Time Flies (Madacy)
  • Digital Underground – Best of Digital Underground Playwutchyalike (Rhino)
  • Dropkick Murphys – Blackout (Epitaph)
  • Duran Duran – The Singles ’81-’85 (box set, Capitol)
  • East West – Hope in Anguish (Word)
  • Five Stairsteps – Their Greatest Hits (Collectables)
  • Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve)
  • Freddie Foxxx – Tha Konexion (Rapster)
  • Grandaddy – Sumday (V2)
  • Peter Green – Blues by Green (Varese)
  • Justin Guarini – Justin Guarini (RCA)

    Read: Justin Guarini Sets Out To Prove ‘I Can Really, Really Sing’

    Buy Now: Justin Guarini (RCA)
  • Harper – Way Down Deep Inside (UTR)
  • Richard Hartley & Soul Resurrection – Love Is All We Need (Shanachie)
  • James William Hindle – Prospect Park (Badman)
  • Hodges Brothers – Bogue Chitto Flingding (Arhoolie)
  • Inspectah Deck – The Movement (Koch)
  • Joy Electric – Tick Tock Treasury (Tooth & Nail)
  • Kenna -New Sacred Cow (Sony)
    Read: “Kenna Leaves The Shadows Of Fred Durst, Neptunes For His Own Spotlight”
  • Kinto Sol – Hecho en Mexico (Sony)
  • Annie Lennox – Bare (J)
  • Harvey Mandel – Cristo Redentor … Plus Selected Sessions (Raven)
  • Mest – Mest (Warner Bros.)
    Buy Now: Mest (Warner Bros.)
  • Scott Miller and the Commonwealth – Upside Downside (Sugar Hill)
  • Minibar -Fly Below the Radar (Foodchain)
  • Mo Thugs Family – IV: The Movement (Riviera)
  • Myriam – Mujer (EMI)
  • Naughty by Nature – Greatest Hits: Naughty’s Nicest (Rhino)
  • Jeffrey Osborne – Music Is Life (Koch)
  • Pearl Jam – Live: February 23, 2003 — Perth, Australia (Sony)
  • Pearl Jam – Live: March 3, 2003 — Tokyo, Japan (Sony)
  • Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – Best of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: Good Life (Rhino)
  • Pillar – Fireproof (MCA)
  • Pinback – Offcell (Absolutely Kosher)
  • Play – Replay (Sony)
  • Portorock Blades – Hijo de Gloria (Universal)
  • Poulain – For Passengers (EP, MCA)
  • Queensrÿche – Revolution Calling (box set, Capitol)
  • Radiohead – Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
    Read: “New Radiohead Album, Hail To The Thief, Due In June”
    Buy Now: Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
  • Ramiyah – Ramiyah (Sony)
  • Reach 454 – Reach 454 (Atlantic)
  • Jerry Richards – Paradogs: Foul Play at the Earth Lab (United States)
  • Roscoe – Young Roscoe Philaphornia (Capitol)
  • Nate Sallie – Inside Out (Curb)
  • Vincent Segal – T-Bone Guarnerius (Label Bleu)
  • Slaves on Dope – Metafour (MCA)
  • Steely Dan – Everything Must Go (Warner Bros)
  • John Stephens – Live at SOB’s New York City (DCN)
  • Martin Stephenson – Haint of the Budded Rose (United States)
  • George Strait – Honkytonkville (MCA)
  • Throcult – Soldiers of a Blackend War (Crash Music)
  • Treble Charger – Detox (Nettwerk)
  • Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father (J)
  • John Wetton – Live in Argentina (United States)
  • Various artists – Absolutely the Best of Classic Rock (Varese)
  • Various artists – Ballers, Thugs N Hustlas, Vol. 2 (East Side)
  • Various artists – Best of Soul 60′s (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Best of Soul 80′s (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Conecta (Aries)
  • Various artists – Deacon John’s Jump Blues (Image)
  • Various artists – G Party (Capitol)
  • Various artists – Honor Bound (Cord)
  • Various artists – Let Freedom Sing (Capitol)
  • Various artists – Pickin’ on Bruce Springsteen, Vol. 2 (CMH)
  • Various artists – Pickin’ on Keith Urban (CMH)
  • Various artists – Soul 70′s: What’s Going On (Madacy)
  • Various artists – Soul 70′s: Boogie Down (Madacy)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Bon Jovi (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – String Quartet Tribute to Slayer (Vitamin)
  • Various artists – This Is 80′s Hair Metal (Cleopatra)
  • Various artists – This Is Neo-Goth (Cleopatra)
  • Various artists – Tribute to Ashanti (Big Eye)
  • Various artists – Tribute to Toby Keith (Big Eye)
  • Various artists – Ultimate Country Hits Vols. 1 & 2 (Curb)

June 17:

  • Petey Pablo – Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry (Jive)
  • Monica – After the Storm (J)

June 24:



July 15:

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