New Releases: Crystal Method, Lou Reed, Jimmy Buffett & More

Meanwhile, Oxygen disc compile Tori, Avril, Macy and Stacie.

The Crystal Method’s Legion of Boom features ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on “Weapons of Mass Distortion.” Other guests such as Milla Jovovich (“I Know It’s You”) and the Roots’ human beatbox, Rahzel (“American Way”), appear on the album as well.

Oh! From the Girls is a compilation from the Oxygen network that features songs by Avril Lavigne, Dido, Tori Amos, Macy Gray, Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan, Stacie Orrico and the Pretenders.

Lou Reed’s Bataclan 72 is a live album from a show with John Cale and Nico recorded in Paris in 1972.

Finally, WWE Originals includes such classics as “Where’s the Beer?” by Stone Cold Steve Austin, “I Don’t Suck (Really)” by Kurt Angle and “Put a Little Ass on It” by Rikishi.

Out Tuesday, January 13:


  • Ahvak – Ahvak (Cuneiform)
  • Chava Alberstein – End of the Holiday (Rounder)
  • Amici Forever – The Opera Band (RCA Victor)
  • Bingo – The Cicada and Other Stories (Cravedog)
  • Brian Bromberg – Choices (A440)
  • Jimmy Buffett – Live in Cincinnati (Mailboat)
  • Barbara Carr – Talk to Me (Mardi Gras)
  • Claudia Quintet – I, Claudia (Cuneiform)
  • The Crystal Method – Legion of Boom (V2)
  • Joey DeFrancesco – Plays Sinatra His Way (HighNote)
  • Joel Frahm with Brad Mehldau – Don’t Explain (Palmetto)
  • Achille Gajo Trio – Blue Sand (Piadrum)
  • Guapo – Five Suns (Cuneiform)
  • Holmes Brothers – Simple Truths (Alligator)
  • The Honorary Title – The Honorary Title (EP)
  • Jamie Hoover & Bill Lloyd – Paparazzi (Paisley Pop)
  • Keren – Gone (Big Pea & a Dime)
  • Habib Koité & Bamada – Fôly! Live Around the World (World Village)
  • Laika and the Cosmonauts – Local Warming (Yep Roc)
  • Brennen Leigh – Lonesome, Wild & Blue (Barking Dog)
  • Lucky Dube – The Other Side (Heartbeat)
  • Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath – Bremen to Bridgwater (Cuneiform)
  • Mr. T Experience – Yesterday Rules (Lookout!)
  • Kenny Neal and Billy Branch – Double Take (Alligator)
  • Nerissa & Katryna Nields – This Town Is Wrong (Rounder)
  • The New Original Sonic Sound – The New Original Sonic Sound (Book)
  • David Newman – Song for the New Man (HighNote)
  • Shane Nicholson – It’s a Movie (Virt)
  • Peligro – Sum of Our Surroundings (Dirrty)
  • Richard Pinhas – Tranzition (Cuneiform)
  • Lou Reed – Bataclan 72 (Pilot)
  • Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana – Spirit Dome (Projekt)
  • Kate Rusby – Underneath the Stars (Compass)
  • Skrape – Up the Dose (RCA)
  • Sons of Champlin – Secret (Sons of Champlin)
  • Eddie Spaghetti – The Sauce (Mid-Fi)
  • Mike Stern – These Times (ESC)
  • Tanglefoot – Captured Alive (Borealis)
  • Volebeats – Country Favorites (Turquoise Mountain/Rainbow Quartz)
  • Matthew West – Happy (Universal South)
  • Zao – Legendary (Solid State)
  • Miguel Zenón – Ceremonial (Rounder/Marsalis Music)
  • Various artists – Drum Nation, Volume 1 (Magna Carta)
  • Various artists – Oh! From the Girls (Nettwerk)
  • Various artists – “Pixel Perfect” soundtrack (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists – “Teacher’s Pet” (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists – This Is Trance! (Water Music)
  • Various artists – WWE Originals (DMZ/Soundtrax)
  • DVD: Rammstein – Lichtspielhaus (Republic/Universal)

January 20:


  • Cee-Lo – Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine (Arista)
  • Ani DiFranco – Educated Guess (Righteous Babe)

January 27:


  • Stereolab – Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)