The White Stripes' Elephant, their first release since becoming the darlings of the music world, finds Jack and Meg up to their same old — and good — tricks. The album continues their trend of lo-fi rock and blues with numbers like "Seven Nation Army" and sugary love songs like "I Want to Be the Boy."

Meanwhile, cheeky British singer Robbie Williams wants to be the boy who, after umpteen tries, finally hits it big in the U.S. market with his latest effort, Escapology.

The soundtrack to Rob Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1,000 Corpses," features the score by Zombie himself, plus tracks by the Ramones, Slim Whitman and Buck Owens.

The Faint remix their electro-pop Danse Macabre, while Placebo and their glamour/sleaze rock are busy Sleeping With Ghosts, and Ghostface Killah — ostensibly sleeping with ghosts, too — proves that he's Shaolin's Finest.

The X-ecutioners' Rob Swift mixed Under the Influence,an album less devoted to scratching (though there are some chances for Swift to show off)than to showcasing '60s soul, '80s hip-hop and present-day Latin grooves.

Out Tuesday, April 1:

  • 808 State - Outpost Transmission (Shadow)
  • Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley - Give Us Mystery (Sony)
  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Altered States of America (Relapse)
  • The Alarm - 68 Guns (Simply the Best)
  • Aphrohead - Thee Underground Made Me Do It (Clashbakk)
  • A.R.E Weapons - A.R.E Weapons (Sanctuary)
  • Asleep at the Wheel - Served Live (Acadia)
  • Bass Syndicate - Slow Low Techno (D.M)
  • Big Mountain - Cool Breeze (Rebel Ink)
  • Billy Blanks - Taebo Mix (Red Ball)
  • Blue Flames - Drivin' and Dyin' in Texas (Voodoo Valley)
  • Boo - Naughties (Sheer Sound)
  • Boo - Shooting Star (Sheer Sound)
  • Boy Sets Fire - Tomorrow Comes Today (Wind-Up)
  • Bridge - Blown Away (Hole)
  • Chris Cagle - Chris Cagle (Capitol)
  • Cenobites - Demons to Some Angels to Others (Drunkabilly)
  • Cheka Tu Mail - Cheka Tu Mail (Universal)
  • Chromatics - Chromatics (Gold Standard Labora)
  • County Sareno - 13 With a Bullet (Teen Angel)
  • Dangerous Garden - Dreams and Rain (The Orchard)
  • DJ Napey - Illfinger (P-Vine Japan)
  • DJ Zappi - Enjoy the Silence (KJU)
  • Ester Drang - Infinite Keys (Jade Tree)
  • Even in Blackouts - Myths & Imaginary Magicians (Lookout)
  • Exploding Heats - Guitar Romantic (Dirtnap)
  • The Faint - Danse Macabre Remixed (Astralwerks)
  • Flamers - 20 Super Flamazos (I.M)
  • The Fugees - Greatest Hits (Sony)
    Buy Now: Greatest Hits (Sony)
  • Ghostface Killah - Ghostface Killah: Shaolin's Finest (Sony)
    Buy Now: Ghostface Killah: Shaolin's Finest (Sony)
  • G-Man - Electro-Bop (Delvian)
  • G-Man - Grin Groove (Delvian)
  • Gob - Foot in Mouth Disease (Arista)
  • Godflesh - Messiah (Relapse)
  • Grand Drive - Grand Drive (RCA)
  • Isaac Hayes - At Wattstax (Stax)
  • Hellbats - Fast and Heavy (Pure and Proud)
  • I-Roy - Deejay Menace Babylon (Varese)
  • J Geils - Showtime (EMI)
  • Bob James - Hi-Fi (Morada)
  • James Boy - Raps and Ballads (The Orchard)
  • Jets - Bolt of Lightning (Krypton)
  • Angela Johnson - They Don't Know (Purpose)
  • Kendalls - Love Is a Long Hard Road (Varese)
  • Kills - Keep on Your Mean Side (Rough Trade)
  • Langhorns - Mission Exotica (Bad Taste)
  • Lil Flip - Lil Flip & Sucka Free: 713 and Undaground Legend (Sony)
  • M Path - Wanderer (Razor & Tie)
  • Millencolin - Battery Check (Burning Heart)
  • Millencolin - E20 Norr (Burning Heart)
  • Mirahj - Bounce All Night (The Orchard)
  • Mistahs - Mistahs (Aries)
  • Modeste - Modeste (Space Shop)
  • M.O.P. - 10 Years and Gunnin' (Sony)
  • Mötley Crüe - New Tattoo (reissue, BMG)
  • Numbers - Death (Tigerbeat6)
  • Numbers - Ee-Uh (EP, Troubleman)
  • Roy Orbison - Essential Sun Years (Metro)
  • Peepshows - Refuge for Degenerates (Burning Heart)
  • Phantom Rockers - Rise Up (Drunkabilly)
  • Pieces - Pieces (Benchmark)
  • Placebo -Sleeping with Ghosts (Astralwerks)
  • Puffball - Leave Them All Behind (Burning Heart)
  • Punkles - Beat the Punkles (Bitzcore)
  • Radio Dept -Lesser Matters (Shelflife)
  • Red Snapper - Red Snapper (Lo)
  • Sid Selvidge - Little Bit of Rain (Archer)
  • Smash King All Stars - Smash Rhythm (P-Vine Japan)
  • Starvations - One Long Night (Kapow)
  • Steamhammer - MK II (Akarma)
  • Stereomud - Every Given Moment (Sony)
    Buy Now: Every Given Moment (Sony)
  • Stitches - 5 More Songs from the Stitches (Kapow)
  • Rob Swift - Under the Influence (Six Degrees)
  • Swirlies - Cats of the Wild 2 (Bubble Core)
  • Devin Townsend - Accelerated Evolution (Inside Out)
  • Triggers - Shoot Your Mouth Off (Dirtnap)
  • Vaux - There Must Be Some Way to Stop Them (Volcom)
  • Ventures - Surfin' with the Ventures (EMI)
  • Venus Hum - Big Beautiful Sky (MCA)
  • White Stripes - Elephant (V2)
    Read: "White Stripes To Put Their Best Trunk Forward On April Fool's Day With Elephant"
    Buy Now: Elephant (V2)
  • Robbie Williams - Escapology (Virgin)
    Buy Now: Escapology (Virgin)
  • George Winston - Velveteen Rabbit Anniversary Edition (Windham Hill)
  • Lucy Woodward - While You Can (Atlantic)
    Buy Now: While You Can (Atlantic)
  • Various artists - Aromatherapy (Nukarma)
  • Various artists - "Assassination Tango" soundtrack (RCA)
  • Various artists - Booty Essentials from Da ATL (D.M.)
  • Various artists - Chicano Rap Oldies (Sideshow)
  • Various artists - Cosmic Sounds Remixed (Cosmic Sounds)
  • Various artists - "Crossing Jordan" soundtrack (Sony)
  • Various artists - Dinner at Eight (Varese)
  • Various artists - Dinner for Two (EMI)
  • Various artists - "Dreamcatcher" soundtrack (Varese)
  • Various artists - Drum and Bass Sessions (Sessions)
  • Various artists - Dutch Assault (Relapse)
  • Various artists - Euromix Greatest Hits: A Decade of Dance (SPG)
  • Various artists - Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Sony)
  • Various artists - "The Guys" soundtrack (Sony)
  • Various artists - House Breaks Sessions (Sessions)
  • Various artists -"House of 1,000 Corpses" soundtrack (Interscope)
  • Various artists - Inside Deep Note: Music of 1970s Adult Cinema (OST)
  • Various artists - More Hot N Hip Harmony (Sweet Beat)
  • Various artists -Music from Woody Allen's Films (Soundtrack Factory)
  • Various artists - Old School Lowrider (Thump)
  • Various artists - Skank Mania (P-Vine Japan)
  • Various artists - Then: Totally Oldies 80s (Varese)
  • Various artists - Troubleman Sampler (Troubleman Unlimited)
  • Various artists - "What a Girl Wants" soundtrack (Atlantic)

April 22:

April 29:

  • Kelly Price - Priceless (Universal)
    Buy Now: Priceless (Universal)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell (Touch & Go)
  • Various artists - American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs (RCA)

May 13:

June 10:

June 17: