Look out below as Twista unleashes his Kamikaze this week. In less reckless new-releases news, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams drops her second solo album, Do You Know, and the Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, P.O.D., Creed and Nickelback prove they're Committed 2 Rock on this "positive music" compilation.

Stereolab's 10th full-length album, Margerine Eclipse, sticks to the group's tried-and-true sound despite the absence of singer Mary Hansen, who was killed in 2002 (see "Stereolab Singer Killed After Being Struck By Car" ). The song "Feel and Triple" is a tribute to her.

For a change of mood, check out Voodoo Child, otherwise known as Moby, and his Baby Monkey, a straightforward dance album inspired by a party Moby attended in an abandoned railway tunnel in Glasgow, Scotland.

For the generally morose Elbow, it takes a Cast of Thousands to help them lighten up a bit. Meanwhile, another downer band, Starsailor, reveal that Silence Is Easy.

Finally, Air's two-disc set, Talkie Walkie, co-produced by Nigel Godrich, features the group's usual dreamy fare plus some instrumentals, including "Alone in Kyoto," which appeared in "Lost in Translation." 10-4. Over and out.

Out Tuesday, January 27:

  • 10,000 Maniacs - Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings (Elektra)
  • Against All Authority - Live at the Fireside Bowl (Liberation)
  • Air - Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
  • A. Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Tricka Technology (Finger Lickin')
  • Bayside - Sirens and Condolences (Victory)
  • Cheryl Bentyne - Talk of the Town (Telarc Jazz)
  • John Berry - I Give My Heart (Clear Sky)
  • Blueridge - Side by Side (Sugar Hill)
  • Greg Brown - Honey in the Lion's Head (Trailer)
  • Chemlab - Oxidizer (Invisible)
  • Bradley Cole -In Our Time (Nomadic)
  • The Cure - Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (Elektra)
  • Felix Cutillo - Visage II (Europa Pop)
  • Jon Delerious - No Warning (Nordic Trax)
  • Discordance Axis - Jou Hou (Hydra Head)
  • DJ Cam and Tassel & Naturel - Fillet of Soul (Inflamable)
  • Dave Douglas - Strange Liberation (Bluebird)
  • Down to the Bone - Cellar Funk (Narada)
  • Drugmoney - MTN CTY JNK (Hybrid)
  • Elbow - Cast of Thousands (V2)
  • Darren Emerson & Mutiny - Underwater Episode 2 (Underwater)
  • Emery - The Weak's End (Tooth & Nail)
  • Fantômas - Delirium Cordia (Ipecac)
  • The Flatlanders - Wheels of Fortune (New West)
  • Front Line Assembly - Total Terror (Cleopatra)
  • Marvin Gaye - Concert Anthology (Cleopatra)
  • Gentle Giant - Playing the Cleveland (United States Dist.)
  • Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld (Drag City)
  • Gorerotted - Only Tools and Corpses (Metal Blade)
  • Hammerfall - One Crimson Night (Nuclear Blast)
  • J Majik - Fabric Live 13 (Fabric)
  • Jay-J - Loveslapped Vol. 3 (Loveslap!)
  • The Kiss of Death - Kiss of Death (Tribunal)
  • Leahy - In All Things (Narada Jazz)
  • Lil' C-Style - Blacc Balled (Rumm)
  • Long Since Forgotten - Standing Room Only (Rocketstar)
  • The Love Project - The Love Project (Narada)
  • Meat Beat Manifesto - In Dub (: run)
  • James Moody - Homage (Savoy Jazz)
  • No Motiv - Daylight Breaking (Vagrant)
  • Nodesha - Nodesha (Arista)
  • The Notwist - Different Cars and Trains (Domino)
  • Organic Infest - Way to Temptation (Crash Music)
  • Pig Destroyer - Splits Collection (Robotic Empire)
  • Poster Children - No More Songs About Sleep and Fire (Hidden Agenda)
  • Premonitions of War - Life in Kowloon (Victory)
  • Pyrexia - Cruelty Beyond Submission (Crash Music)
  • RBX - Ripp Tha Game Bloody (Street Muzic)
  • Remembering Never - Women and Children Die First (Ferret)
  • Rosana - Marca Registrada (Universal Latino)
  • Katy Rose - Because I Can (V2)
  • Roy - Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (Fueled by Ramen)
  • Dani Siciliano - Dani Siciliano Likes (¡K7)
  • Mindy Smith - One Moment More (Vanguard)
  • Southern Culture on the Skids - Mojo Box (Yep Roc)
  • Stampin' Ground - A New Darkness Upon Us (Century Media)
  • Starsailor - Silence Is Easy (Capitol)
  • Stasis - Past Movements (Peacefrog)
  • Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
  • Symphorce - Twice Second (Metal Blade)
  • Tarbox Ramblers - A Fix Back East (Rounder)
  • Telefon Tel Aviv - Map of What Is Effortless (Hefty)
  • Tenki - View of an Orbiting Man (Future Appletree)
  • Throbbing Gristle - TG+ (Mute)
  • Tiamat - Prey (Century Media)
  • Ron Trent - Abstract Afro Journey (King Street Sounds)
  • Trio Eléctrico - Echo Porcours (Stereo Deluxe)
  • Twista - Kamikaze (Atlantic)
  • Vesania - Firefrost Arcanum (Crash Music)
  • Voodoo Child (a.k.a. Moby) - Baby Monkey (V2)
    Read: "Moby Goes Ape On Voodoo Child Techno Release"
  • Weird War - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Bite 'Em (Drag City)
  • Michael Whalen - From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds (Valley Entertainment)
  • Michelle Williams - Do You Know (Music World)
  • The Working Title - Everyone Here Is Wrong (R2)
  • Yes - Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection (Rhino)
  • Z-Man - Dope or Dogfood (Refill/Hiero Imperium)
  • Various artists - City of God Remixed, Volume II (: run)
  • Various artists - Committed 2 Rock (Time Life)
  • Various artists - Deep Sensations (Sunswept)
  • Various artists - Desert Grooves (Water Music)
  • Various artists - Disneymania 2 (Walt Disney)
  • Various artists - Favela Chic Postanove 3 (Milan)
  • Various artists - Pedro Almodovar: Talk to Her - Viva Tristeza (Milan)
  • Various artists - Smooth Sax Tribute to Stevie Wonder (Tribute Sounds)
  • Various artists - "The Triplets of Belleville" soundtrack (Higher Octave)
  • DVD: Celia Cruz Azúcar! (Image Entertainment)
  • DVD: Dr. Chesky's Magnificent, Fabulous, Absurd & Insane Musical 5.1 Surround Show (Chesky)
  • DVD: C-Murder - Straight From the Projects: Rappers That Live the Lyrics (Image Entertainment)
  • DVD: Paul Oakenfold - A Voyage Into Trance (Hypnotic)

February 3:



February 10:

  • Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (Blue Note) Read:"Norah Jones Returns Home With New Album"
  • Courtney Love - America's Sweetheart (Virgin)
  • Kylie Minogue - Body Language (Capitol)
  • Various artists - "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" soundtrack (Capitol)