New Releases: Lil’ Kim, Bloodhound Gang, Sheryl Crow, Sean Paul, Blackalicious & More

Also due Tuesday are new releases by Big Star, Neil Young, Wolf Parade, Ryan Adams.

The Truth Is Out: Lil’ Kim‘s prison sentence might be garnering the raunchy rapper the most headlines, but that’s not stopping her from cussing up a storm on The Naked Truth with tracks like “Shut Up Bitch” (intro), “Shut Up Bitch” (the proper song), “We Don’t Give a F—” and My N—as.” Other tracks include: “W.P.I.M.P.,” “Spell Check” and “All Good.”

Blood Work: The track list to Bloodhound Gang‘s Hefty Fine says it all, really: “Strictly for the Tardcore,” “Balls Out,” “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo,” “I’m the Least You Could Do,” “Farting With a Walkman On,” “Diarrhea Runs in the Family,” “Ralph Wiggum,” “Something Diabolical,” “Overheard in a Wawa Parking Lot,” “Pennsylvania,” “Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss” and “No Hard Feelings.”

Paulatics: Hip-hop, dancehall and reggae come together to form Sean Paul‘s Trinity, the third album by the Jamaican DJ. Shifting from high-profile producers like the Neptunes and Sly & Robbie to more obscure ones like Craig Parks and Michael Jarrett, Paul runs the risk of losing a few listeners this time around. Tracks include: “We Be Burnin’,” “Temperature” and “Eye Deh a Mi Knee.”

Crow Deluxe: Sheryl Crow fans, keep yer eyes peeled for a deluxe edition of the Lance Armstrong lover’s latest, Wildflower, which is hitched with a bonus DVD featuring seven acoustic cuts. Main-album songs include: “Chances Are,” “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Always on Your Side.”

Christmas In September: Start the holiday season a few months early with these toasty chestnuts: The Regis Philbin Christmas Album and reissues of Nat King Cole‘s The Christmas Song, Al Green‘s Feels Like Christmas and Frank Sinatra’s A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra.

Ante up with Joe McBride‘s Texas Hold’Em, Wolf Parade‘s Apologies to the Queen Mary, Ryan Adams & the CardinalsJacksonville City Nights, Junior Brown‘s The Austin Experience: Recorded Live at the Continental Club and Before the Devil, the new one from Black My Heart.

Song Titles Of The Week:

“Lighter Side of Global Terrorism” – Jello Biafra and the MelvinsSieg Howdy

“Poppin’ My Collar” – Three 6 Mafia‘s The Most Known Unknowns

“When Future History Became Current History” – Biology‘s Making Moves

New releases:

  • Abandoned Pools – Armed to the Teeth (Universal)
  • Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Highway)
    Buy Now: Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Highway)
  • Rusty Anderson – Undressing Underwater (Surfdog)
  • Barlow Girl – Another Journal Entry (Word Entertainment)
  • Drake Bell – Telegraph (Nine Yards)
  • The Benjy Davis Project – The Angie House (Bogalusa)
  • Tab Benoit – Voice of the Wetlands (Rykodisc)
  • Jello Biafra and the Melvins – Sieg Howdy (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Eric Bibb – A Ship Called Love (Telarc)
  • Big Star – In Space (Rykodisc)
    Buy Now: In Space (Rykodisc)
  • Biology – Making Moves (Vagrant)
  • Bizzy Bone – Speaking Tongues (SMC)
  • Blackalicious – The Craft (Anti)
    Read: “Blackalicious Fight ‘Nerd Rap’ Tag, Saying ‘Let’s Take It To The Stage’ “
    Buy Now: The Craft (Anti)
  • The Blackout Pact – Hello Sailor (Astro Magnetics)
  • B-Legit – Block Movement (SMC)
  • Black My Heart – Before the Devil (Eulogy)
  • Blind Melon – Tones of Home: The Best of Blind Melon (Capitol)
  • Bloodhound Gang – Hefty Fine (Geffen)
    Read: “Bloodhound Gang Pen New State Anthem For Pennsylvania”
    Buy Now: Hefty Fine (Geffen)
  • Bona Fide – Soul Lounge (Heads Up)
  • Toni Braxton – Libra (Blackground)
  • Junior Brown – The Austin Experience: Recorded Live at the Continental Club (Telarc)
  • Bruce Campbell – Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way (six-CD box set; Rykodisc)
  • Vivian Campbell – Two Sides of If (Sanctuary)
  • The Casanovas – The Casanovas (IROCK)
  • Ray Cash – C.O.D.: Cash on Delivery (Sony Urban)
  • Tom Chapin – Some Assembly Required (Razor & Tie)
  • Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart – Love Is Here to Stay (Blue Note)
  • Cherish the Ladies – Woman of the House (Rounder)
  • Cherryholmes – Cherryholmes (Skaggs Family)
  • Bruce Cockburn – Speechless (Rounder)
  • Sheryl Crow – Wildflower (Interscope)
    Buy Now: Wildflower (Interscope)
  • The Detroit Cobras – Baby (Bloodshot)
  • Grandaddy – Excerpts From the Diary of Todd Zilla (EP; V2)
    Read: “Grandaddy Can’t Wait To Leave Home — But They Have To Finish Telling It Off First”
  • Buddy Guy – Bring ‘Em In (Jive)
  • The High Strung – Moxie Bravo (Future Farmer)
  • Ill Niño – One Nation Underground (Roadrunner)
  • Wynona Judd – Her Story: Scenes From a Lifetime (live; with DVD; Curb)
  • King of France – King of France (Echo)
  • King’s X – Ogre Tones (Inside Out)
  • Lil’ Kim – The Naked Truth (Atlantic)
    Read: “Lil’ Kim’s Wrath For 50, Foxy Has No Bounds On Naked Truth
    Buy Now: The Naked Truth (Atlantic)
  • Curt Kirkwood – Snow (Little Dog)
  • Betty LaVette- I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise (Anti)
  • Ramsey Lewis – With One Voice (live; Narada)
  • Maceo – Straight Out Da Pot (Big Cat)
  • Mack 10 – Hustla’s Handbook (Capitol)
  • Kathy Mattea – Right Out of Nowhere (Narada)
  • Joe McBride – Texas Hold’Em (Heads Up)
  • Brad Mehldau – Day Is Done (Nonesuch)
  • Sergio Mendes – Timeless (Concord)
  • Miguel Migs – House of OM Presents: Get Salted, Vol. 1 (OM)
  • Ministry – Rantology (remix album; Sanctuary)
  • Mommy and Daddy – Duel at Dawn (Kanine)
  • Morcheeba – The Antidote (Echo)
  • Mr. Criminal – Sounds of Crime (Thump)
  • My Ruin – The Brutal Language (Rovena)
  • Jon Nicholson – A Lil Sump’m Sump’m (with DVD; Warner Bros.)
  • Ric Ocasek – Nexterday (Sanctuary)
  • P.J. Olsson – Beautifully Insane (Brash)
  • Orange Sky – Upstairs (with bonus DVD; Granite)
  • Sean Paul – The Trinity (DualDisc; Atlantic)
    Buy Now: The Trinity (Atlantic)
  • The Persuasions – The Persuasions Sing U2 (Chesky)
  • Regis Philbin – The Regis Philbin Christmas Album (Hollywood)
  • Plastic Noise Experience – Noised (Van Richter)
  • Project 86 – … And the Rest Will Follow (Tooth & Nail)
  • Reatards – Not F—ed Enough (Empty)
  • Dianne Reeves – “Good Night, and Good Luck” soundtrack (Concord)
  • Carmen Rizzo – The Lost Art of the Idle Moment (Fuel 2000)
  • Emma Roberts – “Unfabulous! And More” soundtrack (Columbia)
  • Boz Skaggs – Fade Into Light (DualDisc; Virgin)
  • Anoushka Shankar – Rise (Angel)
  • Smile Empty Soul – Anxiety (Lava)
  • Supergrass – Road to Rouen (Capitol)
    Read: “New Supergrass LP: Born In A Barn, Literally”
  • T-Bone – Bone-a-Fide (Flicker)
  • Three 6 Mafia – The Most Known Unknowns (Columbia)
  • Versus the World – Versus the World (Kung Fu)
  • Roger Waters – Ça Ira (with DVD; SACD hybrid; Sony International)
  • Gretchen Wilson – All Jacked Up (Epic)
  • Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
  • Neil Young – Prairie Wind (with DVD; Reprise)
    Buy Now: Prairie Wind (Reprise)
  • Various artists – Taste of Chaos (Image)
  • Various artists – “Grey’s Anatomy” soundtrack (Hollywood)
  • Various artists – “Las Vegas” soundtrack (Image)
  • Various artists – “Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” soundtrack (Sparrow)
  • Various artists – “Radio Disney: Move It!” (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists – “Rent” soundtrack (Warner Bros.)
  • Various artists – “Serenity” soundtrack (Varèse)
  • Various artists – “Veronica Mars” soundtrack (Nettwerk)

Notable reissues:

  • Anti-M – Positively Negative (with bonus tracks; Topographic)
  • The Band – A Musical History (six CDs; Capitol)
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (Interscope)
  • The Carpenters – Chronicles (box set; A&M)
  • The Carter Family – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (Mercury Nashville)
  • Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (Capitol)
  • Criteria – En Garde (Saddle Creek)
  • Miles Davis – The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (six-CD box set; Columbia/Legacy)
  • Al Green – Feels Like Christmas and Greatest Hits: Deluxe Edition (with DVD; Capitol)
  • Mean Season – The Memory and I Still Suffer in Love (Indecision)
  • Natalie Merchant – Greatest Hits (limited edition; Rhino)
  • Thelonius Monk Quartet With John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note)
  • Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
  • Train – Essentially (Columbia)
  • Wall of Voodoo – The Index Masters (Rykodisc)

DVDs:

  • Blind Melon – “Live at the Metro” (Capitol)
  • Elvis Costello – “The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello” (Warner Bros.)
  • The Sun – “Blame It on the Youth” (Warner Bros.)
  • Various artists – “Taste of Chaos” (Image)

Coming Attractions:

October 4:

October 11:

October 18: