New CDs released Dec. 15 include:
Alicia Keys, “The Element of Freedom”
Known as much for her stunning looks as her stellar piano playing, this R&B singer and multi-Grammy winner returns with her 4th studio CD.
George Lopez, “Tall, Dark and Chicano”
The comic, who has a new late-night talk show on TBS, recorded this HBO special in August in San Antonio.
Kylie Minogue, “Kylie: Live in New York”
Known for stand-out performances and live concert vocals, the pop singer recorded these tracks at the Hammerstein Ballroom earlier this year.
Robin Thicke, “Sex Therapy”
Not surprisingly, the singer takes soulful songs straight to the bedroom. In some cases it gets extra racy, so consider yourself warned.
Phil Vassar, “Traveling Circus”
Country music’s piano man gets more personal with tracks on this CD. Some critics say make sure to check out the ballads.