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CD releases Dec. 15 include Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke, Phil Vassar

robincdIt’s a bit of a light week for new music for Dec. 15. But there are new CDs by Alicia Keys (”The Element of Freedom”), Robin Thicke (”Sex Therapy”) and country music’s Phil Vassar (”Traveling Circus”).

Get info on the AJC’s Music Scene.

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CD releases: Dec. 8 includes Jimmy Buffett, Chris Brown, Glee

New CDs being released Dec. 8 include:

chrisbrowncdChris Brown, Graffiti

The first single, “I Can Transform Ya,” is probably what the R&B singer is hoping for himself (check out his Atlanta show).

“Glee: The Music – Season 1, Volume 2”

The TV show has created a cult-like following in just one season. Listen to some of the reasons why.

Jimmy Buffett, “Buffet Hotel”

Parrotheads have new music to worship. The singer/songwriter’s latest CD includes 12 new singles and a 24-page booklet.

The Clipse, “Til the Casket Drops”

Rap duo drops its much anticipated third CD.

buffetcdGucci Mane, “The State vs. Radric Davis”

The Atlanta rapper, who had his CD release party last night at Esso, has had his share of legal woes recently. Could that be marketing tie-ins with the album title?

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond

The “Dancing with the Stars” king and NutriSystem queen team up for their first CD together in more than 3 decades.

Puddle of Mudd, “Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & …

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CD releases: Nov. 23-24 include Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle

We usually get a mix of major releases and box sets or reissues just in time for holiday shopping. Here are some of the new CD releases for Nov. 23 and 24.

rihannaSusan Boyle, “I Dreamed a Dream”

This Brit singer took the world, and most notably Simon Cowell, by storm on “Britain’s Got Talent” competition this summer. She was runner-up

Beyonce, “I Am … Yours. An Intimate Performance a the Wynn Las Vegas”

This CD/DVD is related to the “Sasha Fierce” deluxe reissue with bonus tracks. Not sure how much “bonus” there is though.

James Brown, “The Godfather’s Smackdown: Live!”

This CD/DVD pulls from the late performer’s 1980 U.S. tour. But the title alone might be worth the buy.

Bill Cosby, “Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency”

It’s being touted as a socially conscious rap album. Knowing Cosby’s history, we’re sure it will ruffle at least a few feathers.

Bob Dylan, “Christmas in the Heart”

Holiday music with bonus CD

Lady …

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CD releases: Nov. 17 includes Norah Jones, John Mayer, 50 Cent

(AP)

Now that we’re wrapping up 2009, several heavy-hitters will drop new music. Thanksgiving week will be especially busy because a lot of artists are releasing albums so check back with the AJC next Monday to get the latest info on new CDs.

CD releases for today include:

Kris Allen, “Kris Allen”

The Season 8 winner of “American Idol” releases his first CD. “Idol” blogger Rodney Ho says it “remains true to what we think about Kris — dollops of Jason Mraz and John Mayer with more soul. The 13 tunes are a mix of mostly mid-tempo rock songs with ballads.”

Boyz II Men, “Love”

This is their second project produced by “Idol” judge Randy Jackson, and the second CD of covers. The R&B quartet-turned-trio rarely goes wrong with love song so this is probably their new formula. Check out CNN’s interview with the group (actually it was just Wanya and Nathan, because Shawn was sick with H1N1).

Casting Crowns, “Until the Whole World Hears”

This homegrown Christian-rock group has its fourth …

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