New Releases: Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette, Roger Alan Wade, Young Jeezy, Babyface

Albums from A Perfect Murder, Ruff Ryders, Bob Mould, Twiztid also due this week.

Johnny Knoxville’s cousin Roger Alan Wade has penned songs for country greats like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, but on his debut solo album, Wade borrows some of his cousin’s crass humor on songs like “Butt Ugly Slut” and “Fryin’ Bacon Nekkid.”
The “Dukes of Hazzard” star, who helped Wade get national attention when he sent some of his raunchy tracks to Howard Stern, produced Wade’s All Likkered Up, due on Oglio Records.

Before starting his career as a singer/songwriter, Wade dabbled in forklift and milk truck driving. After almost two decades behind the scenes, Wade got a push into the mainstream in 2001 when his “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb” appeared on “Jackass: The Music, Vol. 1.”

Out Tuesday, July 26:


  • Jason Aldean – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow)

  • Babyface – Grown & Sexy (Arista)
    Buy Now: Grown & Sexy (Arista)

  • Barcode – Showdown (Nuclear Blast)

  • Jeff Black – Tin Lily (DualTone)

  • Blessing the Hogs – The Twelve Gauge Solution (Goodfellow)

  • Boondogs – Fever Dreams (Max)

  • Boys Night Out – Trainwreck (Ferret)

  • Brad – Brad vs. Satchel (Establishment Store)

  • Bratz – Rock Angelz (Hip-O)

  • Tom Braxton – Bounce (Rendezvous)

  • Kai Brown – Better Now (How Now Brown Cow)

  • Andy Caldwell – Late Night With Andy Caldwell (Swank)

  • Eddie Cane – Presents (PR Records)

  • The Cherry Valence – TCV3 (Bifocal Media)

  • Chiodos – All’s Well That Ends Well (Equal Vision)

  • The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Live at MCG (MCG Jazz)

  • The Commercials vs. Shadow Agency – The Split EP (Blackout!)

  • The Concretes – Layourbattleaxedown (Astralwerks)

  • Copperpot – Chapter Seven Instrumentals (EV Productions)

  • Cru Jones – A Roadside View EP (Undecided)

  • Brian Culbertson – It’s On Tonight (Verve)

  • Daphne Loves Derby – On the Strength of All Convinced (Outlook)

  • The Dayton Family – Family Feud (Koch)

  • Robert Deeble – This Bar Has No One Left EP (Fractured Discs)

  • DJ Williams Projekt – Projekt Management (Harmonized)

  • Dope – American Apathy (Artemis)

  • The Dying Light – The Killing Plan (Willowtip)
  • Danny Federici – Out of a Dream (V2)
  • Fight Paris – Paradise, Found (Trustkill)

  • Fruit Bats – Spelled in Bones (Sub Pop)

  • Gary Higgins – Red Hash (Drag City)

  • The High Dials – War of the Wakening Phantoms (Rainbow Quartz)

  • Kids Like Us – Outta Control (Eulogy)

  • King Elementary – Kudzu (Sweet Tea/Terminus)

  • Ani Kyd – Evil Needs Candy Too (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Latin Pimps – Me Voy (Basement Front)

  • Emily Lord – Brand New Day (Jungle Queen)

  • The Love Hall Tryst – Songs of Misfortune (Appleseed)

  • Yngwie Malmsteen – Unleash the Fury (Eagle Rock)

  • Mazarin – We’re Already There (I and Ear)

  • Mecca Bodega – Skin (Harmonized)

  • Thee Minks – Are You Ready Now? (Steel Cage)

  • Mon Frere – Real Vampires EP (Cake)

  • Moonbabies – War on Sound (Hidden Agenda)

  • Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (Maverick)
    Read: “Alanis Morissette Plots Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour”
    Buy Now: Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (Maverick)

  • Bob Mould – Body of Song (Yep Roc)

  • Jason Mraz – Mr. A-Z (Atlantic)
    Read: “Jason Mraz Turns His Tongue-Tripping Surname Into An Asset For Next LP”
    Buy Now: Mr. A-Z (Atlantic)

  • Milton Nascimento – Pieta (Savoy Jazz)

  • Nations by the River – Holes in the Valley (Astralwerks)

  • Odiorne – Heavy Wish (File 13)

  • Outspoken – Spotlight (Indecision)

  • A Perfect Murder – Strength Through Vengeance (Victory)
    Read: “A Perfect Murder Survive Mutiny, Return With A Vengeance

  • Mike Phillips – Uncommon Denominator (Red Urban)

  • Psalm One – Bio: Chemistry II: Esters and Essays (EV Productions)

  • Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot! Volume One: A Tribute to Sun Records (Surfdog)

  • Kevin Sharp – Make a Wish (Cupit)

  • Brian Simpson – It’s All Good (Rendezvous)

  • Trey Songz – I Gotta Make It (Atlantic)

  • Summer Lawns – First We Waited … Then It Started (Stunning Models on Display)

  • Third World – Black Gold Green (Shanachie)

  • This Moment – Finding a Voice in the Dark (Uprising)

  • Twiztid – Mutant (Vol. 2) (Psychopathic)

  • The Unusual Suspects – The Unusual Suspects (Teflon Muzik)

  • Yoko Utsumi – Yoko Utsumi (Asian Man)

  • Gerald Veasley – At the Jazz Base! (Telarc Jazz)

  • Veda – The Weight of an Empty Room (Second Nature)

  • Roger Alan Wade – All Likkered Up (Oglio)

  • Chris Whitley – Soft Dangerous Shores (Messenger)

  • Denison Witmer – Are You a Dreamer? (The Militia Group)

  • Jim Yoshii Pile-Up – Picks Us Apart (Absolutely Kosher)

  • Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (Def Jam)
    Read: “You Hear It First: Young Jeezy”

  • Young Sicc – The Statement (PR Records)

  • Various artists – Honey Love: Smooth Jazz Plays R. Kelly (Shanachie)

  • Various artists – Last Tango in Buenos Aires (Milan)

  • Various artists – reBOOT: Notes for the Next Generation (Om)

  • Ruff Ryders – Redemption, Volume 4 (Artemis)

  • Various artists — “Marilyn’s Man” soundtrack (Empire)

  • Various artists — “Sky High” soundtrack (Hollywood)

  • Various artists – “The Island” soundtrack (Milan)

  • DVD: “Maestro” (Sanctuary)

  • DVD: Death Cab for Cutie — “Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Death Cab for Cutie” (Plexiflim)

  • DVD: Bruce Hornsby — “Three Nights on the Town” (Columbia)

  • DVD: S.O.D. – “20 Years of Dysfunction” (Megaforce)

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