New Releases: Jim Jones, Bjork, Kurupt, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Every Time I Die

Also due Tuesday are discs by Public Enemy, Chuck Leavell, New Pornographers and Hush.

Jones' Diary: Jim issues Harlem: Diary of a Summer in multiple configs, including DualDisc form, with enhanced stereo and a 35-minute bonus DVD, plus additional videos. Tracks include: "Throw Back Muzic '86," "Speak in It" and "Tha Past" (featuring Dave Hollister).

2-Packed: Kurupt's Against the Grain brings back 2Pac on "My Homeboys (Back to Back)" and ushers in Roscoe and M.O.P. on "Jealousy." Other tracks include "Deep Dishes," "Anarchy '87" and "Can U Feel It" (featuring Potion).

Singing Along To Barney: Björk widens her ever-widening boundaries with the "Drawing Restraint 9" soundtrack, an abstract audio accompaniment to the film made by her longtime boyfriend, Matthew Barney. Tracks include "Ambergis March," "Vessel Shimenawa" and "Holographic Entrypoint."

Red Hot: The Bled's Found in the Flood, the Flaming Lips' "VOID: Video Overview in Deceleration" DVD, Leon Redbone's Live - October 26, 1992: The Olympia Theater, Paris, France, Chad VanGaalen's Infiniheart and Young Bleed's Rise Thru Da Ranks. Also sexy: the Big Screen's Left Coast Love Affair, the Lovemakers' Time of Romance and the New Pornographers' Twin Cinema.

Song Titles Of The Week:

"It's Not About Breaking Hearts, It's About Breaking Faces" (Bobaflex's Apologize for Nothing)

"540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit" (Fear Factory's Transgression)

Other Notables:

Hush's Bulletproof: Eminem, D12, Nate Dogg, Talib Kweli and, bizarrely, Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, lend a hand on the Detroit rapper's debut, sprucing up a lineup fitted with "Real T.V." and "Woodpecker."

The various-artists DVDs "Burn to Shine: Chicago IL 09.13.2004" and "Spend an Evening With Saddle Creek": Ante up with Bright Eyes, the Faint and Rilo Kiley on the Saddle Creek set, or shine on with the Chicago-centric "Burn to Shine," which features live performances by Tortoise, Shellac and Wilco.

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon's Sixty Six Steps: The guitarist and erstwhile Phish member get even more experimental on their second collabo, glancing over Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" with a Turkish banjo and Pete Seeger's "Living in the Country."

Chuck Leavell's Southscape and Dickey Betts & Great Southern's "Back Where It All Begins: Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" DVD: Rolling Stones pianist Leavell glosses over "Jessica," written by Allman Brother Dickey Betts, while Betts revisits that tune and a whole lot more on "Back Where It All Begins," a double disc recorded last year at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

New releases:

  • Alycone - The Stars Are Real (System)
  • American Princes - Little Spaces (Yep Roc)
  • Amsterdam - The Sore Score (Aeria)
  • Jasy Andrews - Little Girl (Versailles)
  • Animosity - Empires (Black Market/ Metal Blade)
  • August Born - August Born (Drag City)
  • Bayside - Bayside (Victory)
  • Beautiful Creatures - Deuce (Spitfire)
  • Sarah Bettens - Scream (K's Choice singer; Hybrid)
  • The Big Screen - Left Coast Love Affair (Undecided)
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl (RCA)
    Buy Now: Howl (RCA)
  • The Bled - Found in the Flood (Vagrant)
    Buy Now: Found in the Flood (Vagrant)
  • Björk - "Drawing Restraint 9" soundtrack (One Little Indian)
  • Bobaflex - Apologize for Nothing (TVT)
  • Boozoo Bajou - Dust My Broom (Studio K7)
  • Broken Spindles - Inside/Absent (Saddle Creek)
  • Bucho - Omit the Harsh (DIG)
  • Cafe Soul Allstars - Love Pages (You Entertainment)
  • Noam Chomsky - The Imperial Presidency: Sovereignty, Terror, and the "Second Superpower" (G7 Welcoming Committee)
  • The Classic Struggle - Feel Like Hell (Metal Blade)
  • Crazy Frog - Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits (Universal)
  • Criteria - When We Break (Saddle Creek)
  • Terry Cummings - Nothing Is What It Seems (Pyramid)
  • Krishna Das - All One (live, features Def Leppard's Rick Allen plus a choir of 70 and an orchestra of 20; Triloka)
  • Nob Dylan and His Nobsoletes - Positively 12 Stiff Dylans (Alternative Tentacles)
  • El Michels Affair - Sounding Out the City (Fastlife)
  • Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon (Ferret)
    Buy Now: Gutter Phenomenon (Ferret)
  • Fear Factory - Transgression (Calvin/ Liquid 8)
  • Orenda Fink - Invisible Ones (one-half of Azure Ray; Saddle Creek)
  • FJ & Living Souls - Ambient Africa (Eagle)
  • Guy Forsyth - Love Songs: For & Against (Small & Nimble)
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  • Nnenna Freelon - Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holliday (Concord)
  • Friends of Dean Martinez - Live at Club 2 (Aero)
  • Gabin - Mr. Freedom (Astralwerks)
  • Richard Galliano - Ruby, My Dear (Dreyfus)
  • The Get Quick - How the Story Goes (Rainbow Quartz)
  • The Grates - The Ouch. The Touch. EP (Cherry Tree)
  • Matthew Herbert - Plat du Jour (Accidental)
  • Warren Hill - Pop Jazz (Pop Jazz)
  • Hush - Bulletproof (Interscope)
  • I Am Kloot - Gods and Monsters (Echo)
  • I Wayne - Lava Ground (VP)
  • Infusion - Six Feet Above Yesterday (Thrive)
  • Jack's Mannequin - Everything in Transit (enhanced; Maverick)
  • John Wilkes Booze - Telescopic Eyes Glace the Future Sick (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Jim Jones - Harlem: Diary of a Summer (Koch)
    Buy Now: Harlem: Diary of a Summer (Koch)
    Read: "Jim Jones Goes 'Miami Vice' For New Clip"
  • Josh Joplin - Jaywalker (Eleven Thirty)
  • JT the Bigga Figga - Who Grind Like Us (Get Low)
  • Judd & Maggie - Subjects (RCA)
  • June - If You Speak Any Faster (Victory)
  • Juvenile - Reality Check (UTP/Atlantic)
    Buy Now: Reality Check (UTP/Atlantic)
    Read: "Juvenile Gets Busy At The Holiday Inn; Making An Album>"
  • Josh Kelley - Almost Honest (Hollywood)
  • Kennedys - Half a Million Miles (Appleseed)
  • Khanate - Capture & Release EP (Hydra Head)
  • Steve Kimock Band - Eudemonic (Sci Fidelity)
  • Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Sixty Six Steps (RCA)
  • The Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle - You've Stolen My Heart: Songs From R.D. Burnham's Bollywood (RCA)
  • Kurupt - Against the Grain (Death Row)
    Buy Now: Against the Grain (Death Row)
  • Chuck Leavell - Southscape (Evergreen Arts)
  • Lofty - In the Beginning (33rd Street)
  • The Lost Patrol Band - The Lost Patrol Band (Burning Heart/ Epitaph)
  • Lovemakers - Time of Romance (Cherry Tree/ Interscope)
  • Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice (Southern Lord)
  • Timo Maas - Pictures (Ultra)
  • The Makers - Everybody Rise! (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Masters at Work - The Kings of House (Studio K7)
  • Delbert McClinton - Cost of Living (New West)
  • Neal McCoy - That's Life (enhanced; 903)
  • Hendrik Meurkens - Amazon River (Megaforce)
  • Minus the Bear - Menos El Oso (Suicide Squeeze)
  • Michael Martin Murphey - Storm Over the Rangelands: Cowboy Songs, Vol. 5 (Emergent/92e)
  • Mossyrock - Zero to One Sessions (Nice & Smooth)
  • Najee - My Point of View (Heads Up)
  • New Buffalo - The Last Beautiful Day (Arts & Crafts)
  • New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (Matador)
    Buy Now: Twin Cinema (Matador)
  • Nural - Weight of the World (Hopeless)
  • One Block Radius - Long Story Short (Avatar)
  • Orange - Welcome to the World of ... Orange (Epitaph)
  • Shane Owens - Let's Get on It (Rust)
  • Ozomatli - Live at the Fillmore (with bonus DVD; Concord)
    Buy Now: Live at the Fillmorea (Concord)
  • The Pale Pacific - Urgency (SideCho)
  • Mike Park - North Hangook Falling (Sub City)
  • Pitch Black [nz] - Ape to Angel (Waveform)
  • Portastatic - Bright Ideas (Merge)
  • Prurient - Black Vase (Load)
  • Public Enemy featuring Paris- Rebirth of a Nation (Guerrilla Funk)
    Buy Now: Rebirth of a Nation (Guerrilla Funk)
  • T. Raumschmiere - Blitzkrieg Pop (enhanced; Mute)
  • Real McKenzies - 10,000 Shots (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • Leon Redbone - Live - October 26, 1992: The Olympia Theater, Paris, France (Rounder)
  • Amy Rigby - Little Fugitive (Signature)
  • Robots in Disguise - Get Rid (Studio K7)
  • Rogue Wave - 10:1 EP (Sub Pop)
  • Rooftop Suicide Club - Always Like This (Stop Pop & Roll)
  • Rupee - 1 on 1 (Atlantic)
  • Sawyer Brown - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand (Curb)
  • The Setup - The Pretense of Normality (GSR)
  • Shark Soup - Fatlip Showbox (BYO)
  • The Jason Sinay Band - The Jason Sinay Band (Tomato)
  • Smash Mouth - All Star: The Smash Hits of Smash Mouth (Interscope)
    Buy Now: All Star: The Smash Hits of Smash Mouth (Interscope)
  • Sons of Champlin - Hip Li'l Dreams (DIG)
  • Spacehead - Live @ Hawkfest 2003 (United States Dist.)
  • Stellastarr* - Harmonies for the Haunted (RCA)
  • Tierney Sutton - I'm With the Band (Telarc)
  • Swing Out Sister - Live (Shanachie)
  • Syd Matters - Syd Matters (V2)
  • Otis Taylor - Below the Fold (Telarc)
  • Tenement Halls - Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells (Merge)
  • B.J. Thomas - Hooked on a Feeling - The Best Of (DualDisc release featuring new recordings of hits; Goldenlane)
  • Tom & Joy - Antigua (Tommy Boy)
  • Kevin Toney - 110 Degrees and Rising (Shanachie)
  • Trick Pony - R.I.D.E. (Curb)
    Buy Now: R.I.D.E. (Curb)
  • Turbonegro - Party Animals (Epitaph/ Burning Heart)
  • Armin van Buuren - Shivers (Ultra)
  • John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt (Barsuk)
  • Chad VanGaalen - Infiniheart (Sub Pop)
  • Laura Viers - Year of Meteors (Nonesuch)
  • Warlocks - Surgery (Mute)
  • Jim Wilson - A Place in My Heart (Artemis)
  • Ya' Boy - Rookie of the Year (SMC)
  • YOB - The Unreal Never Lived (Metal Blade)
  • Young Bleed - Rise Thru Da Ranks (West Coast Mafia)
  • Yuns - Storyteller (Eastside)
  • Joe Zawinul& The Zawinul Syndicate - Vienna Nights: Live at Joe Zawinul's Birdland (BirdJAM/BHM)
  • Zox - The Wait (Armo)
  • Various artists - "The Brothers Grimm" soundtrack (Milan)
  • Various artists - Dimension Mix (Eenie Meenie)
  • Various artists - "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" soundtrack (Shout! Factory)
  • Various artists - "Four Brothers" soundtrack (Motown)
  • Various artists - Live at Continental: Best of NYC, Vol. 2 (Continental NYC)
  • Various artists - Timeless Soul Ballads (Sumday)
  • Various artists - Tommy Boy Presents: Hip-Hop Roots (Tommy Boy)
  • Various artists - "Undiscovered" soundtrack (Ashlee Simpson's in the film but not on the soundtrack; Lakeshore)

Notable reissues:

  • Oren Ambarchi - Triste (original LP plus remixes and a poster; Southern Lord)
  • Pat Boone - Glory Train: The Lost Sessions (Oak)
  • John Entwistle - Rigor Mortis Sets In (remastered; Sanctuary)
  • John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against the Wall (remastered; Sanctuary)
  • Gentle Giant - Playing the Fool: 35th Anniversary Addition (DRT)
  • Charles Mingus - A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry (remastered; Shout! Factory)
  • Roy Orbison - I Can't Stop Loving You (Sumday Entertainment)
    Buy Now: I Can't Stop Loving You (Sumday Entertainment)
  • Jerry Garcia - The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol. 1: Legion of Mary (Rhino)
    Buy Now: The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol. 1: Legion of Mary (Rhino)
  • Rise Against - The Unraveling (remastered and remixed with bonus tracks; Fat Wreck Chords)
  • Rufio - Perhaps, I Suppose ... - Deluxe Edition (with five bonus original demos; The Militia Group)
  • Yes - The Word Is Live (three discs of live recordings from 1970-1988; Rhino)


  • Bad Manners - "Don't Knock the Bald Heads" (Music Video Distributors)
  • Dickey Betts & Great Southern - "Back Where It All Begins: Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" (Red Distribution)
  • Deep Purple - "Inside Deep Purple 1969-1976: An Independent Critical Review" (two DVDs and a book; Classic Rock Legends)
  • Dizzy Gillespie - "Live in London" (Kultur)
  • The English Beat - "In Concert at the Royal Festival Hall" (Music Video Distributors)
  • Flaming Lips - "VOID: Video Overview in Deceleration" (Warner Bros.)
  • Human League - "Live at the Dome" (Music Video Distributors)
  • Tom Jones - "Hits" and "Duets" (Tango Entertainment)
  • Willie Nelson & Friends - "Live and Kickin' " (Lost Highway)
  • Orgy - "Trans Global Spectacle: 1997 to 2004" (D1/DLC)
  • T. Rex - "Inside T. Rex 1974-1977" (Classic Rock Legends)
  • Shinedown - "Live From the Inside" (Atlantic)
  • Beanie Sigel - "The B. Coming of Beanie Sigel" (Universal)
  • Johnny Thunders - "Eve of Destruction" (Recall)
  • Various artists - "Burn to Shine: Chicago IL 09.13.2004" (Trixie)
  • Various artists - "Spend an Evening With Saddle Creek" (Recall)

Coming attractions:

August 30:

September 6:

September 13: