New Releases: Bad Boy’s Da Band, Dido, Sting, Kelly Osbourne, Paul Oakenfold, Alice Cooper, Chemical Brothers & More

If you thought all Bad Boy’s Da Band did was choke each other on national television, think again. The kids from “Making the Band 2″ got an album out of their time together as well. Too Hot for TV features the six scrappers from the series as well as guest star Wyclef Jean and da man behind Da Band, P. Diddy.

We’ve all heard about Sting’s Sacred Love, but this time we’re talking about his new album. Mary J. Blige joins him on the ballad “Whenever I Say Your Name,” and Sting addresses the war in Iraq on “This War.” Also out this week is airy Brit-pop singer Dido’s Life for Rent, featuring the first single “White Flag” and “The Eyes of Alice Cooper,” on which the rocker finally gives his famous eyeliner-smeared peepers their due.

Paul Oakenfold releases a mix CD — a two-disc set that remixes Madonna and Björk, among others. And Kelly Osbourne gets a bit of a remix herself as her debut album, Shut Up, is rechristened Changes. The disc features five new tracks, including a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” co-sung by her famous dad, Ozzy.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale features music by Michelle Branch, Blur and Joey Ramone, plus the Dandy Warhols on the show’s theme song. Elsewhere in soundtrack land, the Jack Black movie “School of Rock” is set to classic rock tunes by the Who, the Doors, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, the Ramones and, of course, the School of Rock itself.

Finally, “Beef”: it’s what’s on shelves this week. The DVD features 50 Cent, DMX, Ja Rule and other feuding rappers doing what they do best.

Out Tuesday, September 30:


  • 22-20s – 0503 (EP, Astralwerks)
  • Gary Allan – See If I Care (MCA Nashville)
  • Bad Boy’s Da Band – Too Hot for TV (Bad Boy)
  • Richard Bona – Munia (The Tale) (Verve)
  • Chris Botti – A Thousand Kisses Deep (Columbia)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Singles 93-03 (Astralwerks)
    Buy Now: Singles 93-03 (Astralwerks)
  • Alice Cooper – The Eyes Of (Spitfire)
  • Billy Currington – Billy Currington (Mercury Nashville)
  • Daúde – Neguinha, Te Amo (Real World)
  • Neil Diamond – Stages (Sony)
  • Dido – Life for Rent (Arista)
    Read: “Dido Won’t Let Success Go To Her Head Or Her Songs”
    Buy Now: Life for Rent (Arista)
  • Lila Downs – La Sandunga (Narada World)
  • Dufus – 1:3:1 (ROIR)
  • Enigma – Voyageur (Virgin)
  • The Federation – The Federation (Virgin)
  • Fragma – Embrace (Water Music)
  • Paula Frazer – A Place Where I Know (Birdman)
  • Grand Champeen – The One That Brought You (Glurp)
  • Merle Haggard – Haggard Like Never Before (Compendia)
  • Ill Niño – Confession (Roadrunner)
  • Jethro Tull – Christmas Album (Fuel 2000)
  • Kin Za Za – Number One in Shambala (Narada)
  • KJ-52 – It’s Pronounced Five Two (UpRok)
  • Lo-Pro – Lo-Pro (413/Geffen)
  • Lyle Lovett – My Baby Don’t Tolerate (Lost Highway)
  • Maria – My Soul (DreamWorks)
  • Kathy Mattea – Joy for Christmas Day (Narada/Virgin)
  • Martina McBride – Martina (RCA)
  • Bette Midler – Bette Sings Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook (Columbia)
  • Leslie Mills – Different for Girls (Atlantic)
  • Airto Moreira – Life After That (Narada Jazz)
  • Geoff Muldaur’s Futuristic Ensemble – Private Astronomy — A Vision of the Music of Bix Beiderbecke (edge)
  • The Network – Money Money 2020 (Adeline)
  • Paul Oakenfold – Perfecto Presents: Great Wall (Sire)
  • Oranger – Shutdown the Sun (Jackpine Social Club)
  • Kelly Osbourne – Changes (Sanctuary)
    Read: “Kelly Osbourne’s Going Through Changes
    Buy Now: Changes (Sanctuary)
  • The Red West – The Red West (Atlantic)
  • Martin Rev – To Live (File 13)
  • Shikari – Dead Men (EP, Level Plane)
  • Sting – Sacred Love (A&M)
    Buy Now: Sacred Love (A&M)
  • Strike Anywhere – Exit English (Jade Tree)
  • Donna Summer – The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer (UTV)
  • Thousand Foot Krutch – Phenomenon (Tooth & Nail)
  • Throttlerod – Hell and High Water (Small Stone)
  • Tyrades – The Tyrades (Broken Rekids)
  • Vexers – Gangland Ballads and the Death Sex Set (Ace Fu)
  • Various artists – Blues Story (Shout! Factory)
  • Various artists – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale (Virgin)
  • Various artists – Johnny Cash — Artist’s Choice: Music That Matters to Him (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Various artists – “Horatio’s Drive” soundtrack (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Various artists – “Journey of Lewis and Clark: Journey of Corps of Discovery” soundtrack (Sony)
  • Various artists – Lion King Special Edition (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists – Livin,’ Lovin,’ Losin,: The Songs of the Louvin Brothers (Universal South)
  • Various artists – “School of Rock” soundtrack (Atlantic)
  • Various artists – “SSX 3″ soundtrack (Astralwerks)
  • DVD: All-American Rejects – Live From Oklahoma: The Too Bad for Hell DVD! (DreamWorks)
  • DVD: Various artists – “Beef” (Image Entertainment)

October 7:

October 14:


  • Mariah Carey – Remixes (Sony)
  • Clay Aiken – Measure of a Man (RCA)
  • Raphael Saadiq – All Hits at the House of Blues (Pookie)

October 21:


  • Barenaked Ladies – Everything to Everyone (Warner Bros.)
  • Mandy Moore – Coverage (Sony)
  • Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros – Streetcore (Epitaph)
  • Yo La Tengo – Today Is the Day (EP, Matador)

October 28:


  • R.E.M – In Time: The Best of R.E.M 1998 — 2003 (Warner Bros.)
  • The Strokes -Room on Fire (RCA)
    Read: “Strokes Album Preview: Gideon Yago Tours Their Room On Fire”
  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog – Come Poop With Me (Warner Bros.)

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November 28: