New Releases: Monica, A Tribe Called Quest, Tricky, Boyd Tinsley, Type O Negative, Mogwai & More

Boyd Tinsley's through playing second fiddle. This week Tinsley, best known as the violinist for the Dave Matthews Band, releases his solo album, True Reflections. He reworks Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" and is joined by pal Dave Matthews on the title track.

Underground heads can turn to Swollen Members' Bad Dreams Instrumentals or the Notwist's self-titled album, and the FTW constituency can tune in to the Suicide Machines as they light up their latest album, A Match and Some Gasoline, or Type O Negative's Life Is Killing Me.

Tricky gets Vulnerable this week. The British trip-hopper follows in his own tradition of including cover songs on his albums. This time he reinterprets the Cure's "The Love Cats" and XTC's "Dear God." Meanwhile, A Tribe Called Quest's Hits, Rarities and Remixes features "Award Tour," "Can I Kick It?," "Bonita Applebum" and some previously unreleased tracks like "Mr. Incognito" and "The Night He Got Caught."

Monica, who last was seen fighting with Brandy on "The Boy Is Mine," tells us what it was like After the Storm. Five years since her last album, Monica returns with the first single "So Gone," produced by Missy Elliott. Other guests on the album include DMX on "Don't Gotta Go Home" and Tyrese on "Go to Bed Mad." PMD's Awakening consists of tracks produced by Kutmasta Kurt, Pete Rock and DJ Honda, among others, plus collaborations with Fat Joe, B Real and, of course, Erick Sermon.

Now for some quick rock hits: Clutch release their first live album, Live at the Googolplex, while Death in Vegas trade in their electronica sounds for some good old-fashioned rock on Scorpio Rising. Liam, one half of the scowling Gallagher brothers from Oasis, appears on the title track, in full Beatles homage/rip-off regalia. Finally NYC "it" band the Fever release their Pink on Pink EP.

Out Tuesday, June 17:

  • Bryan Adams - Live at the Budokan (A&M)

  • Alchemist - Austral Alien (Relapse)

  • All Girl Summer Fun Band - Summer of 98 (EP, Magic Marker)

  • The American Analog Set - Promise of Love (Tiger Style)

  • Amorphis - Chapter (Relapse)

  • Animosity - Shut It Down (Tribunal)

  • John Arch - Twist of Fate (EP, Metal Blade)

  • Atomsmasher - Drop the Bomb (Rip Off)

  • Jon Auer/Ken Stringfellow - Private Sides (EP, Arena Rock)

  • Aurelie - Desde Que Naci (Swim)

  • Bad Brains - Banned in DC: Bad Brains' Greatest Riffs (Caroline)

  • Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - Best of the Best (Federal)

  • The Banner - Posthumous (Blackout)

  • Behemoth - Pandemonic Incantation (Season Mist America)

  • Behemoth - Chaotica (Season Mist America)

  • Madison Smartt Bell and Wyn Cooper - Forty Words for Fear (Gaff Music)

  • Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys - It's Time! (Yep Roc)

  • The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed (Metal Blade)

  • Bleu - Redhead (Red Ink)

  • Bluestring - Bluestring (Flying Frog)

  • Suzy Bogguss - Swing (Compadre)

  • Brand New - Deja Entendu (Razor & Tie)

  • Brand New Disaster - Maybe We Should Run (Tribunal)

  • The Bug/Cutty Ranks - Gun Disease (EP, Rephlex)

  • Calibretto - Dead by Dawn (Standard)

  • Jack Casady - Dream Factor (Eagle)

  • Johnny Cash - 20 All-Time Original Greatest Hits (TeeVee)

  • Clem Snide - Soft Spot (Spin Art)

  • Patsy Cline - Hall of Fame 1973 (Federal)

  • Club 8 - Strangely Beautiful (Hidden Agenda)

  • Clutch - Live at the Googolplex (Mega Force)

  • Comets on Fire - Comets on Fire (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Cranes - Live in Italy (Instinct)

  • Criteria en Garde - Criteria en Garde (Initial)

  • Julian Curry - Guide to Wine (Naxos)

  • Death in Vegas - Scorpio Rising (Sanctuary)

  • Deep Purple/Rainbow - Winning Combinations (Universal)

  • Dirt Bike Annie - Show Us Your Demons (Dirtnap)

  • D.O.A./Thor - Are U Ready (Sudden Death)

  • Fats Domino - 20 Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Hits (TeeVee)

  • The Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day (New West)

  • Duvall - Racine (Asian Man)

  • Eastmountainsouth - Eastmountainsouth (DreamWorks)

  • Ephel Duath - Painter's Palette (Earache)

  • Faith & Disease - Passport to Kunming (Projekt)

  • Fasts - Fasts (Pollution)

  • Fatback Band - Remixes (Southbound)

  • The Fever - Pink on Pink (EP, Kemado)

  • Finger Eleven - Finger Eleven (Wind-Up)

  • Firewater - Man on the Burning Tightrope (Jetset)

  • Forty Foot Echo - Forty Foot Echo (Hollywood)

  • Pete Francis - Untold (Hollywood)

  • King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader (Ninja Tune)

  • Green Carnation - Blessing in Disguise (Season Mist)

  • Steve Hackett - To Watch the Storms (Inside Out)

  • Hella - Bitches Ain't Sh-- But Good People (EP, Suicide Squeeze)

  • High Strung - These Are Good Times (Tee Pee)

  • Himsa - Courting Tragedy and Disaster (Prosthetic)

  • Claire Holley - Dandelion (Yep Roc)

  • The Honor System - Rise and Run (Suburban Home)

  • Ilya - Poise Is the Greater Architect (Second Nature)

  • In Flames - Trigger (EP, Nuclear Blast America)

  • George Jones - Best of the Best: Hall of Fame 1992 (Gusto)

  • Kid Gorgeous - This Feeling Gets Old (Uprising)

  • Knockout Drops - Killed by the Lights (Mayhem)

  • Andre Lee - Simple Dre (Mardis Gras)

  • A Life Once Lost - Great Artist (Deathwish Inc.)

  • Limbeck - Hi, Everything's Great (Doghouse)

  • The Love Scene - Blood Is the New Black (EP, Fenway)

  • Lullatone - Computer Recital (Audio Dregs)

  • Mad Parade - Bombs and the Bible (Dr. Strange)

  • Magic Magicians - Magic Magicians (Suicide Squeeze)

  • Barbara Mason - Greatest Hits (Empire Musicwerks)

  • Nicolas Matar - Sun Dance (Journeys By DJ)

  • Minus - Halldor Laxness (Victory)

  • Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People (Matador)

  • Moneen - Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now? (Vagrant)

  • Monica - After the Storm (J)

    Read: "Monica Revises LP With Help From Missy Elliott"

    Buy Now: After the Storm (J)

  • No Motiv - Lola (Vagrant)

  • The Notwist - Notwist (Bubble Core)

  • On Broken Wings - Some of Us May Never See the World (Eulogy)

  • O.T.T. - Blumenkraft (EFA)

  • Outrageous Cherry - Stay Right Here For a While (Rainbow Quartz)

  • Passenger - Passenger (Century Media)

  • Pele - Elephant (Polyvinyl)

  • PMD - Awakening (Solid)

  • Portorock Blades - Hijo de Gloria (Universal Latino)

  • Mr. Quintron - Are You Ready for an Organ Solo (Three-One-G)

  • Eros Ramazzotti - 9 (RCA)

  • Rated R - Ghetto Psychic (Universal)

  • Razor Skyline - Bitter Well (Cop)

  • Rhythm Makers - Funk Grooves (Classic World)

  • Rifles at Recess - Whisper in Tongues (Tribunal)

  • Sam Roberts - We Were Born In A Flame (Universal)

  • Chuck Roberson - Woman Wants a Freak (Ecko)

  • Rufio - MCMLXXXV (NIT)

  • Rune - End of Nothing (Willowtip)

  • Michael Schenker - Arachnophobiac (Shrapnel)

  • Peggy Scott-Adams - Busting Loose (Miss Butch)

  • Matt Sharp - Puckett's Versus the Country Boy (EP, In Music We Trust)

  • The Sick Lipstick - Sting Sting Sting (Tiger Style)

  • Sightings - Absolutes (Load)

  • Singapore Sling - Curse of the Singapore Sling (Stinky)

  • Phoebe Snow - Natural Wonder (Eagle)

  • Soldado Lil 40 Oz - Malt Lyrics (Cinsity)

  • Soul Purpose - Breaking Records (Coup d'Etat)

  • Soviettes - Soviettes (Adeline)

  • Spitalfield - Remember Right Now (Victory)

  • Statistics - Statistics (EP, Jade Tree)

  • Stills - Rememberese (Atlantic)

  • Suicide Machines - A Match and Some Gasoline (USA Side 1 Dummy)

  • Swollen Members - Bad Dreams Instrumentals (Battle Axe)

  • Telescopes - As Approved by the Committee (Committee to Keep)

  • Testors - Testors Complete Recordings 1976-79 (Swami)

  • This Day Forward - In Response (Equal Vision)

  • Thyrane - Hypnotic (Century Media)

  • Robert "Duke" Tillman - Still Thinking (Waldoxy)

  • Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon (Beggars Banquet)

  • Boyd Tinsley - True Reflections (RCA)

  • Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine (Inside Out)

  • Devin Townsend - Infinity (Inside Out)

  • Tractor Kings - Gone to Heaven (Mud)

  • A Tribe Called Quest - Hits, Rarities and Remixes (Jive)
    Buy Now: Hits, Rarities and Remixes (Jive)

  • Tricky - Vulnerable (Sanctuary)

  • The Tyde - Twice (Sanctuary)

  • Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me (Roadrunner)

  • UGK - Best Of (Jive)

  • Ugly Duckling - Taste the Secret (Emperor Norton)

  • Vico-C - 15 Canciones Favoritas (RCA)

  • Virus Nine - Blastin' Away (Af)

  • Von Bondies - Raw and Rare (Dim Mak)

  • The Wailers - Wailers Wailers Everywhere/Out of Our Tree (Big Beat UK)

  • Doug Wamble - Country Libations (Rounder)

  • Johnny Winter - Winter Essentials 1960-1967 (Varese)

  • Steve Winwood - About Time (Sci Fidelity)

  • Woven - 8 Bit Monk (Interscope)

  • Yonder Mountain String Band - Old Hands (Sci Fidelity)

  • Various artists - 20 All Time Country Hits (King)

  • Various artists - Ambulance (TVT)

  • Various artists - American Heritage Music Set (King)

  • Various artists - Black Music (LTM)

  • Various artists - British Dance Bands, Vol. 2 (Naxos)

  • Various artists - Closure (TVT)

  • Various artists - Essential Patriotic Collection (King)

  • Various artists - First Damned (Season Mist America)

  • Various artists - Food for Woofers (SPG)

  • Various artists - Hardest Hits (SPG)

  • Various artists - Juke Joint Saturday Night, Vol. 2 (Ecko)

  • Various artists - Legends of the Fiddle: 20 Bluegrass Favorites (King)

  • Various artists - "Nine: The Musical" soundtrack (PS Classics)

  • Various artists - Old School Funk Jams (Thump)

  • Various artists - Punk Seven Inch CD, Vol. 1: 1988-1989 (Lookout)

  • Various artists - Radio Waves of the 80's: Pop Hits (Universal)

  • Various artists - Ready Steady Go: The Countdown Records Story (Big Beat UK)

  • Various artists - Sequence Mixtape, Vol. 1 (Sequence)

  • Various artists - Smokey Mountain Pickin': 24 Great Bluegrass Ins (Rural Rhythm)

  • Various artists - Summer Booty Party Vols. 1,2,3 (DM)


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