In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Albums From LL Cool J, 'Jackass,' Faith Hill, Taproot, Ramones, Coolio & More

LL Cool J is hard as hell, and he's celebrating a feat that's hard as hell: the release of his 10th album, simply and appropriately entitled 10.

Uncle L's album features tracks produced by the Neptunes and longtime collaborators the Trackmasters plus guest spots by P. Diddy, Amerie and Dru Hill.

Country cutie Faith Hill issues Cry alongside some other ladies' releases, including Tracy Chapman's Let It Rain and Lisa Loeb's Hello Lisa.

The Ramones' Loud Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits includes the usual suspects "Blitzkreig Bop," "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Rock and Roll High School" plus a whopping 27 other knuckle-popping tracks, while underground MC Paul Barman releases a decidedly less threatening Paullelujah!

Also out this week is Red Hot + Riot!, an album dedicated to fighting AIDS in Africa and around the world, featuring D'Angelo, Sade, Femi Kuti, Dead Prez and many others.

Finally, Tuesday sees the return of Coolio with his first new album since 1997 called El Cool Magnifico which, of course, roughly translates to "silly title."

Out Tuesday, October 15:

  • Abscess - Through the Cracks of Death (Peaceville)

  • The All-American Rejects - The All-American Rejects (Doghouse)

  • The Aluminum Group - Happyness (Wishing Tree)

  • Bill Anderson - No Place Like Home on Christmas (Varèse Vintage)

  • Arkestra One - Arkestra One (ESL)

  • Bad Astronaut - Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem (Honest Don's)

  • Berzerker - Dissimulate (Earache)

  • The Blasters - Trouble Bound (HighTone)

  • Bond - Shine (Decca)

  • Botch - Anthology of Dead Ends (Hydra Head)

  • Brian Bromberg - Jaco (A440)

  • Campfire Girls - Delongpre (Tornado)

  • Terri Lynne Carrington - Jazz Is a Spirit (ACT)

  • Cave In - Tides of Tomorrow (EP, Hydra Head/RCA)

  • Tracy Chapman - Let It Rain (Elektra)


    Buy Now: Let It Rain (Elektra)

  • Tammy Cochran - Life Happened (Epic)

  • Joe Cocker - Sheffield Steel (Extra Tracks, Island)

  • Deborah Coleman - Soul Be It! (Blind Pig)

  • Coolio - El Cool Magnifico (D3)

  • Cordero - Lamb Lost in the City (Daemon)

  • COS - Siccmade Rituals (Siccmade Muzicc)

  • Deride - First Round Knockout (The Music Cartel)

  • DJ Touche - Journeys by DJ: Ultraviolet (Journeys by DJ)

  • Hilary Duff - Santa Claus Lane (Walt Disney)

  • El Da Sensei - Relax, Relate, Release (Seven Heads)

  • Edition Terranova - Hitchhicking Non-Stop With No Particular Destination (!K7 Records)

  • Fairline Parkway - Fairline Parkway (Lazyline)

  • Fatboy Slim - Big Beach Boutique II (Southern Fried)

  • Fleetwood Mac - Very Best of (Rhino)

  • Fleetwood Mac - Vintage Years Live (Red Ink)

  • Garageland - Scorpio Righting (Food Chain)

  • Dana Glover - Testimony (DreamWorks)

  • Gospel Gangstaz - Exodus (Native)

  • Faith Hill - Cry (Warner Bros.)

    Read: "Faith Hill Gets Ready For A Good Cry"

  • Dave Hollister - Things in the Game Done Changed (Motown)

    Hopesfall - The Satellite Years (Trustkill)

  • INXS - Best of (Rhino)

  • INXS - Kick (expanded, Rhino)

  • INXS - Welcome to Wherever You Are (expanded, Rhino)

  • INXS - X (expanded, Rhino)

  • Keith Jarrett Trio - Always Let Me Go (ECM)

  • Jets to Brazil - Perfecting Loneliness (Jade Tree)

  • Cledus T. Judd - Cledus Navidad (Monument)

  • Kane & Abel - The Last Ones Left (Entertainment Solutions/D3)

  • Kenoly Brothers - No Distance (Acts 26)

  • Natalia M. King - Milagro (Sunnyside)

  • Knockout - Searching for Solid Ground (Fearless)

  • Gerald Levert - The G Spot (Elektra)

  • LL Cool J - 10 (Def Jam)

    Read: "LL Cool J Has No Butterflies, Gives Ladies Extra Love In New Video"


    Buy Now: 10 (Def Jam)

  • Charles Lloyd - Lift Every Voice (2 CDs, ECM)

  • Lisa Loeb - Hello Lisa (Artemis)

  • Los Pacaminos - Los Pacaminos (Tornado)

  • Madrid de los Austrias - Amor (Provider/: run)

  • Martini Bros - Play (Turbo Recordings)

  • MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah! (Coup D'Etat)

  • Meat Beat Manifesto - RUOK? (Lakeshore)

  • David Meece - There I Go Again (Aluminum)

  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Madcap - Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Madcap (EP, Chunksaah)

  • Buddy Miller - Midnight and Lonesome (HighTone)

  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult - Elektrik Inferno Live (Underground Inc.)

  • Jason Mraz - Waiting for My Rocket to Come (Elektra)

  • Neurosis - Live in Lyon (Neurot)

  • One Man Army - Rumors and Headlines (BYO)

  • Pele - Enemies (Polyvinyl)

  • Pentagram - Turn to Stone (Peaceville)

  • Bill Perry - Crazy Kind of Life (Blind Pig)

  • Plus One - Christmas (Atlantic)

  • Ralph Dog - Afflictions (Bomb Hip Hop)

  • The Ramones - Loud Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (Rhino)

  • Ship of Fools - Let's Get This Mother Outta Here (Peaceville)

  • Slow Gherkin - Run Screaming (Asian Man)

  • The String Cheese Incident - On the Road (SCI Fidelity)

  • Sugarman 3 - Pure Cane Sugar (Daptone)

  • Swedish Egil - Presents Telica (Thump)

  • Taproot - Welcome (Atlantic)


    Buy Now: Welcome (Atlantic)

  • Asmus Tietchens - Gamma-Menge (EFA-CAR)

  • Titiyo - Come Along (Extra Tracks, Lava)

  • Amon Tobin - Out from Out Where (Ninja Tune)

  • Trance Allstars - Synergy Vol. 2 ? The Story Continues (Ultra)

  • The Ukrainians - Respublika (Omnium)

  • Various artists - 666: A Double Dose of Maiden (Big Eye)

  • Various artists - Chillout Tribute to Pink Floyd (Big Eye)

  • Various artists - Christmas on the Mountain: A Bluegrass Christmas (Universal South)

  • Various artists - The Ethereal Tribute to U2 (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - Extra Yard (Big Dada)

  • Various artists- For Those About to Rawk - A Punk Tribute to AC/DC (Cleopatra)

  • Various artists - "Jackass" soundtrack (American)

    Read: "Andrew W.K., Slayer, Ramones On 'Jackass' Soundtrack"

  • Various artists - "Jacked Up" soundtrack (Penalty)

  • Various artists - Pickin' on George Strait Vol. 2 (CMH)

  • Various artists - Pickin' on Kenny Chesney (CMH)

  • Various artists - Progressive UK Session Vol. 1 (Water Music)

  • Various artists - A Punk Tribute to the Clash (Cleopatra)

  • Various artists - Radio Disney Holiday Jams, Vol. 2 (Walt Disney)

  • Various artists - Red Hot + Riot!(MCA)

    Read: "Macy Gray, D'Angelo, More Tribute Fela Kuti"

  • Various artists Samedi: Mood Music for Saturdays After Dark (Water)

  • Various artists - State of E:motion Vol. 10 - The EFA Dance Department (EFA-CAR)

  • Various artists - The String Quartet Tribute to Madonna (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - The String Quartet Tribute to Nine Inch Nails (Vitamin)

  • Various artists - "Swept Away" soundtrack (Varèse Sarabande)

  • Various artists - A Tribute to Cher Vol. 2 (Big Eye)

  • Various artists - "The Truth About Charlie" soundtrack (Epic)

  • Various artists - Turbo Studio Sessions Vol. 3 (Turbo Recordings)

  • Walt "The Wizzard" Williams - Insight of a Wizzard (Big Waad)

  • Yakuza - Way of the Dead (Century Media)

  • Frank Zappa - Zappa Picks by Jon Fishman of Phish (Rykodisc)

  • Frank Zappa - Zappa Picks by Larry LaLonde of Primus (Rykodisc)

  • Warren Zevon - Genius: The Best of (Rhino)

    Read: "Singer Warren Zevon Terminally Ill"

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