Snoop once accused fans of only loving his Doggy Style, and this week, that just might be true. Hopefully going over better than Doggy's Angels is Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style All Stars: Welcome to Tha House, Vol. 1, featuring tracks by the Doggfather himself plus Lady of Rage, RBX and Soopafly.
The Reindeer Section — brainchild of Glasgow musician Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol — showcase the talents of their 27-odd members including folks from Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, the Vaselines and Arab Strap on their new release, Son of Evil Reindeer.
Brit rock doyenne Marianne Faithfull releases Kissin' Time with guest spots from Beck, Blur, Pulp and Billy Corgan alongside new albums from Sparta (Wiretap Scars), Brad (Welcome to Discovery Park), and Slum Village (Trinity).
And just when we thought it was possible to go a week without writing some such about so-and-so's new remix album, along comes Dance for Me by Mary J. Blige. The album features re-workings of "No More Drama," "Rainy Dayz," and "Family Affair." No hateration, please.
Out Tuesday, August 13:
- Bernard Allison - Storms of Life (Tone-Cool)
- Karrin Allyson - In Blue (Concord Jazz)
- Yolanda Aranda & Enrique Coria - Intimo (Acoustic Disc)
- Beatsteaks - Living Targets (Epitaph)
- Howie Beck - Hollow (Future Farmer)
- Mary J. Blige - Dance for Me (MCA)
- Blue Mountain - Tonight It's Now or Never (2 CDs, DCN)
- Joe Bonamassa - So, It's Like That (Medalist)
- Brad - Welcome to Discovery Park (Redline)
- Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (Saddle Creek)
Read: "Dashboard Confessional, Custom, Abandoned Pools Don't Need No Stinkin' Band"
- Constant Flux - All Things Change (: un)
- The Cost - Chimera (Lookout!)
- Éamonn Coyne - Through the Round Window (Compass)
- Do or Die - Back 2 the Game (Virgin)
- Bill Douglas - Homeland (Hearts of Space)
- Cliff Eberhardt - School for Love (Red House)
- End on End - Why Evolve We Can Go Sideways? (Substandard)
- Marianne Faithfull - Kissin' Time (Virgin)
Read: "Marianne Faithfull Records With Billy Corgan"
- Jay Farrar - ThirdShiftGrottoSlack (EP, Artemis)
- Flipp - Volume (Popularity/ Artemis)
- Steve Forbert - More Young Guitar Days (Rolling Tide)
- Russ Freeman - Drive (Peak)
- Frou Frou - Details (MCA)
- The Future Sound of London - The Isness (Hypnotic)
- Vance Gilbert - One Thru Fourteen (Disismye/ Louisiana Red Hot)
- Thea Gilmore - Rules for Jokers (Compass)
- Guttermouth - Gusto! (Epitaph)
- Winsor Harmon - Stars of Texas (Neurodisc)
- Hellnation - Dynamite Up Your Ass (Sound Pollution)
- Alan and John Kelly - Fourmilehouse (Compass)
- Paul Krassner - Irony Lives (Artemis)
- Made Men - Black Friday (Surrender)
- Branford Marsalis - Footsteps of Our Fathers (Marsalis Music/ Rounder)
- Mary Lee's Corvette - Blood on the Tracks (Bar/None)
- Maserati - The Language of Cities (Kindercore)
- Brad Mehldau – Largo (Warner Bros.)
- Milemarker - Satanic Versus (EP, Jade Tree)
- Peter Mulvey - Ten Thousand Mornings (Signature Sounds)
- Nerf Herder - American Cheese (Honest Don's)
- Nickel Creek - This Side (Sugar Hill)
- Noise Therapy - Tension (Redline)
- Norma Jean - Bless the Martyr, Kiss the Child (Solid State)
- Paul Oakenfold - A Voyage Into Trance (Hypnotic)
- Eliades Ochoa - Estoy Como Nunca (Higher Octave World)
- Plankton Man vs. Terrestre - Plankton Man vs. Terrestre (Provider/ : un)
- Pseudopod - Pseudopod (Interscope)
- The Reindeer Section - Son of Evil Reindeer (PIAS America)
- Rockapella - Smilin' (Amerigo)
- Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo - Roots of Our Nature (Blind Pig)
- Saeta - Resign to Ideal (Fish the Cat)
- Sick of It All - Live in a Dive (Fat Wreck Chords)
- Slum Village - Trinity (Priority/ Capitol)
- Soundisciples - Audio Manifesto (Peaceville)
- Sparta - Wiretap Scars (DreamWorks)
Read: "Sparta Rise From At The Drive-In's Ashes With EP, Tour" Buy Now: Wiretap Scars (DreamWorks)
- Peter Stuart - Propeller (Vanguard)
- Keith Sweat - Rebirth (Elektra) Buy Now: Rebirth (Elektra)
- James Taylor - October Road (Columbia)
- Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks (Back Porch)
- The Two Dollar Pistols - You Ruined Everything (Yep Roc)
- Various artists - AC/DC Tribute: Backed in Black (Reverberations)
- Various artists - Blue Light One (Nettwerk)
- Various artists - Old Skars & Upstarts 2002 (Disaster)
- Various artists - Raices Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection (Smithsonian Folkways)
- Various artists - Snoop Dogg Presents... Doggy Style All Stars:
- Welcome to Tha House, Vol. 1(MCA)
- Various artists - Hairspray (Sony Classical)
- Various artists - So Little Time (Trauma)
- Wonderlick - Wonderlick (Future Farmer)
- Zeromancer - Eurotrash (Cleopatra)
- Lady May - May Day (Arista)
Read: "Lady May: Savage Hip-Hop Straight From the Suburbs"
- Maná - Revolución De Amor (Warner Music Intl.)
- Murderdolls - Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls (Roadrunner)
Read: "Corey Taylor Insists His Other Band Is No Slipknot Jr."
Buy Now: Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls (Roadrunner)
- Orbital - Work 89-02 (FFRR/ WSM) Buy Now: Work 89-02 (FFRR/ WSM)
- Erykah Badu - TBD (EP, Motown)
- Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Distance Between (Ultimatum)
- BBMak - Into Your Head (Hollywood)
Buy Now: Into Your Head (Hollywood)
- Beenie Man - Tropical Storm (Virgin)
- The Black Crowes - The Black Crowes Live (V2)
- Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (Nettwerk/ Capitol)
Buy Now: A Rush of Blood to the Head (Nettwerk/ Capitol)
- The Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony Is a Dead Scene (EP, Epitaph)
- Dixie Chicks - Home (Open Wide/ Monument/ Columbia)
- Eve - Eve-olution (Ruff Ryders/ Interscope)
Read: "Eve, Alicia Keys Team Up For Some 'Gangsta Love'"
Buy Now: Eve-olution (Ruff Ryders/ Interscope)
- Gus Gus - Attention (Moonshine)
- Aimee Mann - Lost in Space (Superego) Buy Now: Lost in Space (Superego)
- Mudhoney - Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)
- Ms. Jade - Girl Interrupted (Beat Club/ Interscope)
Read: "Ms. Jade's 'Big Head' Is Meant To Move Your Big Butt"
- Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)
Read: "Queens Of The Stone Age Flex Their Star Power"
Buy Now: Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)
- Silverchair - Diorama (Atlantic)
Read: "Silverchair Craft U.S. Diorama, Plan New York Dates"
- Stone Sour - Stone Sour (Roadrunner)
Read: "Corey Taylor Insists His Other Band Is No Slipknot Jr."
- Trina - Diamond Princess (Slip-N-Slide/ Atlantic)
Read: "Diamond Princess Trina Recruits Tweet For 'No Panties' Single"
- Viva Death - Viva Death (Vagrant)
- Cassius - Au Rêve (Astralwerks)
- Ladytron - Light & Magic (Emperor Norton)
- Nine Days - So Happily Unsatisfied (Epic)
- OK Go - OK Go (Capitol)
- Shadows Fall - The Art of Balance (Century Media)
Read: "You Hear It First: Shadows Fall"