Black Keys, Amy Winehouse, The Cure, T-Pain, Robin Thicke; New CDs Dec. 6, 2011

And somebody is in real trouble for this new Travis Tritt CD...
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There's been an alarming development and before we can continue with the important business at hand of skimming the bountiful new releases, we're going to have to address this issue. I thought we hurled Travis Tritt into The Abyss? I'm launching an investigation. 60 days in the stocks for whoever let him out!

The Black Keys - El CaminoThe big release this week is undoubtedly The Black Keys' El Camino. We've been talking about it for awhile now with much excitement. We also listed the first month of their planned N. American tour. "Lonely Boy" has been a hot single for them and now we see if they can deliver the goods when expectations are at the absolute highest for the band.

The other release with the highest profile has to be the first posthumous release from the late Amy Winehouse. Lioness: Hidden Treasures gathers stray tracks that date back as far as her first album Frank as well as songs being worked on for the follow-up to her landmark Back To Black album. Proceeds will benefit the charity established in her name by her family.

The release I'm perhaps most excited about is The Cure Bestival Live 2011. It's 2 CDs, 2 1/2 hrs, 32 songs. How fucking fantastic is that? Wait until you see the set list, boys and girls! It's their full set from Bestival on the Isle of Wight and the profits are benefitting The Isle Of Wight Youth Trust. I don't know about you but I'm gonna help some kids and be the emo-goth-'80s kid I never was as I relentlessly sway to an incredible set of some of the band's best songs. Stay tuned for the BlindedBySound review from real '80s girl HippyGirlHeather. Yes, she's hippy and she's '80s. She's just that good.

To my jazz friends, I point to the frighteningly prolific box set from Brad Mehldau, The Art Of The Trio, Recordings: 1996-2001. That's seven CDs, kids, and I imagine it ought to keep you out of trouble for some time.

There's more where that came from, boys and girls. So what are you hunting for this week?

  • After... - No Attachments
  • Alien Sex Fiend - The Singles 1983-1995
  • Allman Brothers Band - Hittin' The Note
  • Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out
  • Allman Brothers Band - SUNY At Stonybrook 9/19/71 (Live)
  • Amber Bullock - Thank You
  • Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
  • Anton Barbeau With Su Jordan - The Automatic Door
  • Ask - Flight 653
  • Ask, Ole - Ask
  • Ask, Ole - Turning Point
  • Awolnation - Megalithic Symphony
  • Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum
  • Bee Gees - Main Course
  • Bitch Magnet - Bitch Magnet
  • Bouchard, Joe - Jukebox In My Head
  • Brad Mehldau - The Art Of The Trio, Recordings: 1996-2001 (7cd)
  • Budam - Stories Of Devils, Angels, Lovers And Murderers
  • Budam - Man
  • Burnt Part Boys, The - Original Cast Album
  • Carey, Mariah - The Profile
  • Carl Thomas - Conquer
  • Carmine Appice - Classics
  • Case - Ain't Gonna Dance: Recordings 1980-1985
  • Chevelle - Hats Off To The Bull
  • Clarke, Stanley - Time Exposure/Find Out!/Hideaway
  • Cradle Rock - Lullaby Versions Of Songs Reco
  • Crowell, Rodney - But What Will The Neighbors Think?
  • David, Anthony - Location, Location, Location
  • Dead Milkmen - The King In Yellow
  • Di Meola, Al - Tour De Force Live /Scenario
  • Dia Frampton - Red
  • Diamond, Neil - The Very Best Of Neil Diamond
  • Dj Envy - Audio Uprising Vol.1
  • Dodds, Gini - Mellowdrama
  • Dr Hook - Makin’ Love And Music/Live In The Uk
  • Drummerboy - Youngest In Charge
  • Elvis Costello - The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook / [Cd/Dvd/Ep Super Deluxe]
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live At The Mar Y Sol Festival '72
  • Evergrey - A Decade And A Half (Best Of)
  • Fall - Ersatz G.B.
  • Fleetwood Mac - Preaching The Blues
  • Fogelberg, Dan - Twin Sons Of Different Mothers/Phoenix
  • Fred Wesley & The J.B.'S - The Lost Album (Feat. Watermelon Man)
  • Giant Sand - Backyard BBQ Broadcast (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Giant Sand - Cover Magazine (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Giant Sand - Is All Over The Map (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Volume 7
  • Goodhand-Tait, Phillip - Radio Songs
  • Grip Weeds, The - Under The Influence Of Christmas
  • Hadwynn - Monuments
  • Halperin, Tim - Rise And Fall
  • Hammill, Peter - Pno Gtr Vox (Live Performances By Peter Hammill)
  • Hard Stuff - Bulletproof
  • Hard Stuff - Bolex Dementia
  • Hayman, Darren - The Ship's Piano
  • Helix - Long Way To Heaven
  • Helix - Wild In The Streets
  • Heller, Andrew - Christmas Wonder
  • Hoje - Amalia Hoje
  • Jack Buzzards - Swung
  • Johnny Foreigner - Johnny Foreigner Vs Everything
  • Klan - Mrowisko (Remastered)
  • Korn - The Path Of Totality (Amended)
  • Korn - The Path Of Totality
  • Kravitz, Lenny - The Lowdown
  • Lambert, Adam & Steve Cooke - Paramount Sessions
  • Le'andria Johnson - Christmas Best
  • Lfo - Frequencies (Reissue)
  • Lionize - Superczar And The Vulture
  • Little Axe - If You Want Loyalty Buy A Dog
  • Little River Band - A Little River Band Christmas
  • Lofgren, Nils - Old School
  • Loka - Passing Place
  • Machine Head - The Lowdown
  • Magnum - Evolution (Best Of)
  • Maine, The - Pioneer
  • Martin Briley - Iceberg Shrinking
  • Mccoy, Charlie - Lonesome Whistle: A Tribute To Hank Williams
  • Mcfarlane, Wain - That Was Then This Is Now
  • Meat Puppets - Mirage
  • Meat Puppets - Monsters
  • Meat Puppets - Out My Way
  • Merzbow - Lop Lop
  • Merzbow - Lop Lop Limited Box
  • Merzbow - Lop Lop: Deluxe Ultra Limited Box (99 Copies)
  • Michel Legrand - Noel! Noel! Noel!
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The - The Magic Of Youth
  • More - Blood & Thunder
  • More - Warhead
  • Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love A Millennium Tribute To Motley
  • Muck And The Mires - A Cellarful Of Muck
  • Murphey, Michael - Blue Sky Night Thunder/Swans Against The Sun
  • Murphey, Michael Martin - America's Horses
  • Necrotic - Necrotic
  • Numan, Gary - Dead Son Rising
  • Opiates, The - Hollywood Under The Knife
  • Orion The Hunter - Orion The Hunter
  • Perry, Lee "Scratch" - On-U Sound Presents Lee Scratch Perry Nu Sound And Version
  • Phish - Hampton/Winston-Salem 97
  • Primal Scream & Mc5 - Black To Comm/Live At The Royal Festival Hall London (2CD+DVD)
  • P'taah - Perfumed Silence
  • Race - Be Your Alibi
  • Race - In My Head It Works
  • Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Pr - Seriously
  • Robin Thicke - Love After War
  • Rocket From The Tombs - The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs
  • Seagull Strange - Better Angels Of Our Nature
  • Shakira - En Vivo Desde Paris
  • Should - A Folding Sieve
  • Skin - Skin
  • Skyscreamers - Can You Hear Me Now?!!
  • Soundtrack - A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas (William Ross)
  • Soundtrack - Los Muppets
  • Soundtrack - The Ides Of March (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Steve Vai/Joe Satriani - Guitar Gods Vol. 2: Steve Vai/Joe Satriani
  • Subotnick: Electronic Works 3 - Morton Subotnick; Miguel Frasconi; Sue Costable (Sue-C)
  • Sweet Exorcist - Retroactivity
  • Tender Forever - Where Are We From
  • The Black Keys - El Camino
  • The Cure - Bestival Live 2011 / [2 Cd]
  • The Human Beinz - Garage Days
  • The Roots - Undun / [Explicit]
  • Thee American Revolution - Buddha Electrostorm (Reissue)
  • Thee Spivs - Black And White Memories
  • Tomandandy - Fastest
  • T-Pain - Revolver
  • Tritt, Travis - Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
  • Trovesi/Coscia - Frere Jacques - Round About Offenbach
  • Turner, Ike & Tina - Delilah’s Power/Airwaves
  • Various - Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Various - Jukebox
  • Various - Classical Breaks Cd
  • Various - Chronic 2011: A Millennium Tribute To The Songs Of Dr. Dre
  • Various Artists - The Chief & Age Blues Story / [2 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Certified #1 Country Hits / [3 Cd]
  • Various Artists - The Jewel Paula Soul Story / [2 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Home For The Holidays Volume T
  • Virgin Steele - Age Of Consent
  • Volbeat - Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven
  • Warren Haynes - Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol. 4
  • Wives - Roy Tapes
  • Wright, John - At Cross Purposes