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 Cardinals' Jacksonville 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 Melvins' Sieg 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)


  • 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: