New Releases: Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Paulina Rubio, David Bowie, Elephant Man, Kinky, Alchemist & More

As the year winds down, so, too, do the new releases. It’ll be short and sweet this week so you can get back to the rest of the day’s music news. Yeah, yeah, holiday cheer and whatnot.

First up, David Bowie’s box set Sound + Vision. It showcases more outtakes and rarities than hits, but fret not — that’s what Best of Bowie, out this week as well, is for.

Paulina Rubio tells her Historia, while Elephant Man is Good 2 Go and Kinky release their second album, Atlas.

Finally, nearly three years since her debut, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys releases her follow-up, The Diary of Alicia Keys, featuring the single “You Don’t Know My Name” as well as “Streets of New York” with Nas and Rakim. You think you know, but you have no idea.

Out Tuesday, December 2:


  • Trace Adkins – Comin’ on Strong (Capitol Nashville)
  • Alchemist – Insomnia Mixtape (ALC)
  • David Bowie – Best of Bowie (Virgin)
  • David Bowie – Sound + Vision (box set, Virgin)
  • Danny Breaks – Another Dimension (Superrappin)
  • The Dells – Hott (A&E)
  • Dirty Rig – Blood, Sweat and Beer Make America Strong (Music Cartel)
  • Dubtribe Sound System – Baggage (P-Vine)
  • Elephant Man – Good 2 Go (Atlantic)
  • Fantastic 5 – Saves the Universe Part 1 (The Orchard)
  • Garageland – Last Stop to Garageland (Foodchain)
  • Glossary – How We Handle Our Midnights (Undertow)
  • Helen – Empty Ocean (The Orchard)
  • Homosexuals – Homosexuals Record (Morphius)
  • Hot Rod Lincoln – Tokyo Bop (P-Vine)
  • Adam Joseph – How I Seem to Be (Jah)
  • Alicia Keys – Diary of Alicia Keys (J)
    Read: “Alicia Keys Mulls Over First Single; Nas Predicts Saddam Misfortune On New Track”
    Buy Now: Diary of Alicia Keys (J)
  • Kinky – Atlas (Sonic360/Nettwerk)
  • Mama Mia – Hits of Abba (Kala)
  • Meeting Places – Find Yourself Along the Way (The Orchard)
  • Movietone – Sand and the Stars (Drag City)
  • New Model Army – Eight (Attack Attack)
  • New Model Army – Strange Brotherhood (Attack Attack)
  • Pillar – Broken Down: The EP (Flicker)
  • Mary Prankster – Tell Your Friends (The Orchard)
  • Elvis Presley – Elvis at the Movies (Kala)
  • John Reuben – Professional Rapper (Gotee)
  • Paulina Rubio – Historia (EMI)
  • Seasoned to Please – Addicted to Your Love (Seasoned Mindz)
  • Neil Sedaka – Brooklyn Demos 1958 — 61 (OCR)
  • Shabang – Jackin’ My Beats 1 (Muzik Source Entertainment)
  • Silicone Soul – Pouti (EFA)
  • Sol Uprising – Sol Power (Shaman Works)
  • Start – Death Via Satellite (Nitro)
  • Transcendence – Sleep With You (TMG)
  • Lee Shot Williams – Get Down Tonight (Ecko)
  • Paul Wright – Fly Away (Gotee)
  • Yardbirds – Five Live Yardbirds (Sunspots)
  • Various artists – 103.5 Summer Rush (SPG)
  • Various artists – Best of Slow Jams (SPG)
  • Various artists – Don’t Give Up Your Culture (EFA)
  • Various artists – Euro Invasion 3 (SPG)
  • Various artists – High Fidelity Dub Sessions 5 (Guidance)
  • Various artists – Ice Cold (Buffalo Bop)
  • Various artists – I Heard it on NPR (box set, NPR)
  • Various artists – Tooth & Nail 10th Anniversary (Tooth & Nail)
  • Various artists – Webster Hall: New York Dance CD 6 (Webster Hall)
  • DVD: Good Charlotte – Good Charlotte (Epic)
  • DVD: Walter Trout and the Radicals Relentless – The Concert (Music Video Distributors)
  • DVD: Tony Joe White – Tony Joe White in Concert (Music Video Distributors)

December 9:

January 6:


  • Justin Timberlake – Live From London (BMG)
  • DVD: Coldplay – Unauthorized (Music Video Distributors)