New Releases: Christina Aguilera, '8 Mile,' Bone Thugs, Nirvana, Nick Carter, Shaggy, Tori Amos & More

We've seen her get dirrty; now it's time for Christina Aguilera to get Stripped.

The former genie releases her second album proper, one she calls more personal and authentically X-tina, featuring collaborations with Lil' Kim and Redman and production by Alicia Keys, Linda Perry and Scott Storch.

In other pop-gone-mature news, Nick Carter steps out as the latest boy band member to release a solo album. Now or Never finds a more down-home Carter playing guitar as well as performing some of his own material.

Also out Tuesday is the "8 Mile" soundtrack -- featuring Eminem's get-pumped anthem "Lose Yourself" plus songs by Nas, Jay-Z and Xzibit -- in addition to Shaggy's Lucky Day and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Thug World Order.

Iceland's Sigur Rós release their first major-label album alongside Tori Amos' Scarlet's Walk, a sprawling record written on a road trip after September 11.

Finally, if you guessed that Nirvana's long-awaited (and much fought-over) greatest-hits album would get a special mention, you know you're right.

Out Tuesday, October 29:

  • 4ft Fingers - From Hero to Zero (Golf)
  • 999 - Biggest Tour in Sport (Captain Oi!)
  • Acumen Nation - Coming Down (Underground Inc)
  • Add N to (X) - Loud Like Nature (Mute)
  • Christina Aguilera - Stripped (RCA)
  • Read: "Christina Aguilera: Not Your Puppet"

    Buy Now: Stripped (RCA)

  • Alka - Deployed (Caroline)
  • Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk (Epic)
  • Read: "Tori Amos Writes Scarlet Letters, Draws Tour Map"

    Buy Now: Scarlet's Walk (Epic)

  • Avantasia - The Metal Opera Pt. 2 (Century Media)
  • Barn Shakers - 5 Minutes to Live (Goofin)
  • Bile - Demonic Electronic (Underground Inc.)
  • Black Bombay - Black Bombay (Amiata)
  • Blades of Grass - Blades of Grass Are Not for Smoking (Rev-Ola)
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Thug World Order (Ruthless/Epic)
  • Buy Now: Thug World Order (PA)

  • Cadillac Angels - Bucking the Odds (Envicta)
  • Nick Carter - Now or Never (Jive)
  • Read: "Nick Carter Album A Trip Back To The '80s"

    Buy Now: Now or Never (Jive)

  • Classics - Aiming for Girls and Missing (Skunk Ape)
  • Lacuna Coil - Comalies (Century Media)
  • Cowboy Nation - Cowgirl a-Go-Go (Paras)
  • Damage Done by Worms - Evil Eyes (Crazy Love)
  • Daycare Swindlers - Heathen Radio (Go Kart)
  • Dixie Chicks - Collector's Box (Chrome Dreams)
  • Dr. Dooom - First Come First Serve (Threshold)
  • Electric Frankenstein - Listen Up Baby (TKO)
  • Ellis and the Angry Teens - Can You Hear the Sound (Goofin)
  • Flunk - For Sleepyheads Only (Guidance)
  • Gabin - Gabin (Astralwerks)
  • The Gloryholes - Want a Divorce (Dirtnap)
  • Justincase - Justincase (Warner Bros.)
  • Knightowl - Best of 2 (Familia)
  • Koma - Criminal (Locomotive Music)
  • Rachel Lampa - Blur (Word)
  • Landmarq - Aftershock (Cyclops)
  • Bill Laswell - Dub Chamber 4 - Book of Exit (ROIR)
  • Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz - Kings of Crunk (TVT)
  • Patty Loveless - Bluegrass and White Snow - A Mountain Christmas (Epic Nashville)
  • Maharaja - 786 (Amiata)
  • Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed (Epic)
  • Adam Marsland - 232 Days on the Road: Live (Karma Frog)
  • MC Unique - The King of Linguistics (Rap Junkie)
  • Jimmy McGriff - McGriff Avenue (Milestone)
  • Jo Dee Messina - A Joyful Noise (Curb)
  • Meredith Monk - Mercy (ECM)
  • Mr. Scruff - Trouser Jazz (Ninja Tune/NTone/Big Dada)
  • Tracy Nelson - Deep Are the Roots (P-Vine)
  • Nirvana - Nirvana (Universal)
  • Read: "Courtney Love, Universal Reach Agreement; Nirvana Material Freed Up For Release"

    Buy Now: Nirvana (Universal)

  • Phish - Live Phish Vol. 13 10/31/94 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY (Elektra)
  • Phish - Live Phish Vol. 14 10/31/95 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois (Elektra)
  • Phish - Live Phish Vol. 15 10/31/96 The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia (Elektra)
  • Phish - Live Phish Vol. 16 10/31/98 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada (Elektra)
  • Q & Not U - Different Damage (Dischord)
  • Queer for Girls - Android Sex & Cartoon Drugs (Feedback Boogie)
  • Race for Titles - Race for Titles (The Redemption Recording Co.)
  • Rascal Flatts - Melt (Hollywood)
  • Kenny Rogers - Gift (Curb)
  • Bic Runga - Beautiful Collision (Columbia)
  • Shaggy - Lucky Day (MCA)
  • Buy Now: Lucky Day (MCA)

  • Sigur Rós - Untitled (MCA)
  • Simian - We Are Your Friends (Source/Astralwerks)
  • Sixpence None the Richer - Divine Discontent (Reprise/Squint/Curb)
  • Stars of Lid - Avec Laudenum (Kranky)
  • Subincision - Berkeley's Newest Hitmakers (Substandard)
  • Suicide - American Supreme (Mute/Blast First)
  • Tandy - The Lowdown (Gammon)
  • Tank - One Man (Blackground)
  • This Is the Army - Call Me Mister (Jasmine)
  • Thrust - Parade of Idiots (Bomb)
  • Too $hort - What's My Favorite Word? (Jive)
  • Read: Too Short Gets Serious (About Pimpin') On New Album"

  • Mick Turner - Moth (Drag City)
  • Various artists "8 Mile" soundtrack (Interscope)
  • Read: "Eminem Writes From Rabbit's Perspective For '8 Mile' Album"

  • Various artists - The Excelsis Box Set (Projekt)
  • Various artists - "Grand Theft Auto" (Sony)
  • Various artists - Lenny Dee Presents Industrial F---ing Strength 4: Chillin' Is Killin' (The Music Cartel)
  • Various artists - Punks on Drugs (Antidote)
  • Various artists - Songs in the Key of Z Vol. 2: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music (Gammon)
  • Various artists - Totally Hits 2002 (Warner Music/BMG)
  • Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter 2 (Squint/Curb)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh - Music to Duel By (DreamWorks)
  • November 5:

  • Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed the Fish? (Artistdirect)
  • Björk - Björk's Greatest Hits (Elektra)
  • Björk - Family Tree (Elektra)
  • David Cross - Shut Up, You F---ing Baby! (Sub Pop)
  • Read: "David Cross Says Shut Up, You F---ing Baby! With Sub Pop's Help"

  • David Gray - A New Day at Midnight (ATO)
  • Read: "In Bed With Your Daughter? No Thanks, Says David Gray"

    Buy Now: A New Day at Midnight


  • Ms. Jade - Girl Interrupted (Beat Club/Interscope)
  • Read: "Ms. Jade, Nelly Furtado Battle Timbaland On Video Set"

  • Jaheim - Still Ghetto (Divine Mill/Warner Bros.)
  • Read: "Jaheim Shooting For 10 Million With Still Ghetto"

  • Jay-Z - The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
  • Read: "Jay-Z Album Preview: Hova Ups The Ante With Blueprint 2"

    Buy Now: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)

  • Third Eye Blind - Crystal Baller (Elektra)
  • Read: "Third Eye Blind Recruit Fred Durst, Andrew W.K. For Third Album"

  • Justin Timberlake - Justified (Jive)
  • Read: "Justin Timberlake: Justify My Love"

    Buy Now: Justified (Jive)

  • Twista - Kamikaze (Atlantic)
  • Read: "Twista Finishing His Kamikaze, Playing Mickey And Mallory With Lil' Kim"

  • U2 - U2 - The Best of 1990-2000 (Interscope)
  • Buy Now: U2 - The Best of 1990-2000 (Interscope)

  • Various artists - Irv Gotti Presents ... The Remixes (Murder Inc./Def Jam)
  • Read: "Irv Gotti Shooting Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Charli; Reveals Remixes List"

  • The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days (Interscope)
  • November 12:

  • 3 Doors Down - Away From the Sun (Universal)
  • Crazy Town - Darkhorse (Columbia)
  • Read: "Crazy Town Take On All Comers With Darkhorse"

  • Fat Joe - Loyalty (Atlantic)
  • Read: "Fat Joe Won't Dance With Ginuwine, But Records With R. Kelly"

  • Kool G Rap - The Giancana Story (Rawkus/Koch)
  • Read: "Kool G Rap LP Finally On The Way, Capone-N-Noreaga, Michael Stipe Included"

  • O-Town - O2 (J)
  • Read: "O2 Gives Members Of O-Town Room To Breathe, Write"

    Buy Now: O2 (J)

  • Pearl Jam - Riot Act (Epic)
  • Read: "Pearl Jam Finalize Riot Act, Plan More Live Albums"

    Buy Now: Riot Act (Epic)

  • Saliva - Back Into Your System (Island)
  • Read: "Saliva Shoot Down Domestic Abuse On New Single 'Always' "

  • TLC - 3D (Arista)
  • Read: "TLC Album Preview: 3D Tributes Left Eye With Sass, Spunk, Silence"

    Buy Now: 3D (Arista)

  • Various artists - "Die Another Day" soundtrack (Warner Bros.)
  • Read: Madonna Escapes Electric Chair, Engages In Deadly Duel"

  • WC - Ghetto Heisman (Def Jam)
  • Read: "WC Goes For The Ghetto Heisman With Help From Scarface, Cube, Snoop"

    November 19:

  • Audioslave - Audioslave (Epic)
  • Read: "Rage/Cornell Project To Release Album In November"

  • Toni Braxton - More Than a Woman (Arista)
  • Read: "Toni Braxton Working With Gotti, Neptunes, Husband On New LP"

    Buy Now: More Than a Woman (Arista)

  • Foxy Brown - Ill Na Na 2: The Fever (Def Jam)
  • Read: "P. Diddy In Director's Chair For Ill Na Na 2"

  • Craig David - Slicker Than Your Average (Atlantic)
  • Read: "Craig David Plays Willy Wonka In 'Flava' Video"

    Buy Now: Slicker Than Your Average (Atlantic)

  • George Harrison - Brainwashed (Dark Horse/Capitol)
  • Ja Rule - The Last Temptation (Murder Inc./Def Jam)
  • Read: Ja Rule, Bobby Brown Team Up For 'Thug Lovin' "

    Buy Now: The Last Temptation (Murder Inc./Def Jam)

  • Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are (Atlantic)
  • Buy Now: More Than You Think You Are (Atlantic)

  • Mudvayne - The End of All Things to Come (Epic)
  • Read: "Mudvayne Reach The End With New Album"

    November 26:

  • Baby - The Birdman (Cash Money)
  • Read: "Cash Money's Baby Makes Video Plans With P. Diddy, Toni Braxton"

  • DJ Envy - Block Party (Epic)
  • Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me ... Then (Epic)
  • Read: "J. Lo Sets Release Date For LP After Song Leaks Out"

  • Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected? (Island)
  • Read: "Sum 41 Ask, Does This Look Infected?"

  • Various artists - "Chicago" soundtrack (Epic)
  • Read: "Janet Jackson To Appear On LP With Mya ... And Richard Gere"

  • Various artists - "Paid in Full" soundtrack (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
  • December 3:

  • Charli Baltimore - The Diary (You Think You Know)
  • (Murder Inc./Def Jam)

    Read: "Charli Baltimore's Working All Night And Needs Pink"

  • Mariah Carey - Charmbracelet (MonarC/Island/Def Jam)
  • Read: "Mariah Carey Insists She Just Needed Sleep, Taps Family History For New Clip"

    December 17:

  • Dashboard Confessional - Unplugged 2.0 (Vagrant)
  • Nas - God's Son (Columbia)
  • Read: "Nas Sets Release For God's Son, Pooh-Poohs Jay-Z's Challenge"