New Tunage – Ahhhhhhh!!! The first wave of new Christmas CDs are upon us!!

Aerosmith Rockin’ the Joint – Live from the Hard Rock (Columbia)
Agents of the Sun Monarchs of a Fallen Society (mixed by 311’s Chad Sexton) (DCide)
Anthony B Confused Times (Penitentiary)
Antony & the Johnsons You Are My Sister EP (Secretly Canadian)
Arsis A Diamond for Disease (Willowtip)
The Bacon Brothers White Knuckles (Forosoco)
Rim Banna The Mirrors of My Soul (Valley)
Jeff Bates Good People (RCA)
Berlin 4Play (covers of David Bowie, Prince, Marilyn Manson and more; plus two new originals) (MRI/49 North)
Jay Bezel Diplomats Present: The Philadelphia Beast (w/Juelz Santana, Jae Millz, Freeway and more) (Sure Shot)
Bigg Milt Power 2 the People (Thump)
Black Furies Death Trip Saturday Night (Gearhead)
The Blazers 17 Jewels (Little Dog/Fontana)
Bliss Quiet Letters (guest Sophie Barker of Zero 7) (Quango)
Rick Braun Yours Truly (ARTizen)
Breakestra Hit the Floor (guest members of Jurassic 5 and People Under the Stairs) (Ubiquity)
Sarah Brightman Love Changes Everything: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection Vol. 2 (includes five previously unreleased recordings) (Decca)
Marc Broussard Bootleg to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Katrina (Island)
Buckethead Enter the Chicken (w/System of a Down’s Serj Tanakian, Saul Williams and members of Death by Stereo and Bad Acid Trip; on Tanakian’s label) (Serjical Strike)
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering (first album in 30 years; w/Devendra Banhart and members of Vetiver) (DiCristina Staircase)
Taylor Ho Bynum and SpiderMonkey Strings Other Stories (Three Suites) (482 Music)
C-BO West Side Ryders 2 (w/E40, Too Short and more) (West Coast Mafia)
Capleton The People Dem (Penitentiary/Rude Boy)
Cargo Cult Belize City Boil Up (Numero Group)
Caroline Where’s My Love (Secretly Canadian)
Alain Caron 5 (BHM)
Craig Chaquico Holiday (Higher Octave)
Charivari A Trip to the Holiday Lounge (Rounder)
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet? (Spinefarm)
Margaret Cho Assassin (Nettwerk)
Cisco 7740 Valmont St. (Little Dog/Fontana)
Stephen Clair Under the Bed (Valley)
Cobra Killer & Kapajkos Das Mandolinenorchester (Monika)
Crimson Spectre/Uwharria Crimson Spectre/Uwharria (split CD) (Magic Bullet)
The Cumberlands Civil War Songbook Album (A Bluegrass Tribute) – Songs of Battle, Honor, Pride, Loved Ones & Home Sick Blues (Rural Rhythm)
Moot Davis Moot Davis (Little Dog/Fontana)
A Day in Black and White Notes (Level-Plane)
The Dead Science Frost Giant (Absolutely Kosher)
Dirty Faces Super American (Secretly Canadian)
Dr. Israel Presents Dreadtone Int’l – Patterns of War (ROIR)
The Drift Noumena (Secretly Canadian)
The Earlies These Were (includes early singles and EPs; released in 2004 in the UK) (Secretly Canadian)
Enter the Haggis Casualties of Retail (United for Opportunity)
Ricki Erik Born to Rock (Fontana/Universal)
Faith Evans A Faithful Christmas (Capitol)
The Fiery Furnaces Rehearsing My Choir (Rough Trade)
The Five Boroughs Doo Wop Under the Palms (Collectables)
Paula Frazer Leave the Sad Things Behind (w/members of American Music Club, Kronos Quartet, Court and Spark and more) (Birdman)
David Garfield Giving Back (Creatchy)
Goblin Cock Bagged and Boarded (Absolutely Kosher)
Delta Goodrem Born to Try (DualDisc) (Columbia)
Great Big Sea The Hard and the Easy (CD/DVD combo) (Rounder)
Joel Harrison Harrison on Harrison (covers of George Harrison songs) (HighNote)
Marcos Hernandez C About Me (TVT)
Scott Holt Revelator (Rockview)
Hoods The King Is Dead (Eulogy)
I Am Ghost We Are Always Searching EP (Epitaph)
Icarus Witch Capture the Magic (guest members of Dokken and Fates Warning) (Magick)
Idaho The Lone Gunman (Idaho Music)
Il Divo Ancora (Columbia)
Frankie J. The One (DualDisc) (Columbia)
Jan Jelinek Kosmischer Pitch (~scape)
Jin Emcee’s Propaganda (Draft/Crafty Plugz Entertainment)
Colin John Acousticland Lady (Rockview)
Calvin Johnson Before the Dream Faded… (K Records)
LAL Warm Belly High Power (Public Transit)
The Lappetites Before the Libretto (Quecksilber)
LaSalle Expedition Songs (Thick)
Rita Lee (ex-Os Mutantes) Bossa’n Beatles (bossa nova versions of Beatles tunes) (Delanuca Records/Ghordo Music)
The LeeVees Hanukkah Rocks (Reprise)
The Living Blue Fire Blood Water (Minty Fresh)
Jacques Loussier Mozart: Piano Concertos, No. 20 in D Minor and No. 23 in A Major (Telarc)
Luciano Call on Jah (Penitentiary/Rude Boy)
Mat Maneri Pentagon (Thirsty Ear)
Mary Mary Mary Mary (Columbia)
MDD Modern Day David (Promise Communication)
The Mean Reds Together at Last, and This Is Our Wedding (Record Collection)
Meat Beat Manifesto Off Centre (w/live tracks and previously unreleased material) (Thirsty Ear)
Mezklah SpiderMonkey (Escuchalo)
Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook (DualDisc) (Columbia)
Mikoto Mikoto EP (Level-Plane)
Milemarker Ominosity (produced by Steve Albini) (Eyeball)
The Mistletoe Orchestra Yuletide Follies (Empire)
Niacin Organik (w/cover of Frank Zappa’s “King Kong,” plus bonus track) (Magna Carta)
Joe Nichols III (Universal South)
Nicotine Session (Asian Man)
Tony Orlando & Dawn A Christmas Reunion (first new album in 28 years; holiday standards plus three new originals) (E2 Entertainment)
Paleo Misery, Missouri (Future Farmer)
Rebecca Pidgeon Tough on Crime (guests Billy Preston and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker) (The LAB)
Pinetop Seven The Night’s Bloom (Secretly Canadian)
Public Announcement When the Smoke Clears (Boss Fontana)
Pull My Finger Jingle Smells (Oglio)
Queenadreena The Butcher and the Butterfly (One Little Indian)
Quio Like Oooh (AGF Producktion)
Colin Raye Twenty Years and Change (Aspiron)
Reef the Lost Cause Feast or Famine (guests Sean Price, DJ Mighty Mi and members of JuJu Mob) (Good Hands/Eastern Conference)
Renee Heartfelt Death of the Ghost (Textbook Music)
Report Suspicious Activity (w/ex-Jawbox’s J. Robbins) Report Suspicious Activity (ICE #224) (Alternative Tentacles)
Rogue Wave Descended Like Vultures (Sub Pop)
Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) Experience & Education (w/Diamond D, DJ Spinna, Heltah Skeltah and more) (Female Fun)
The Satelliters The Satelliters EP (Dionysus)
Sharissa Every Beat of My Heart (guests R. Kelly, Wyclef Jean, the Game and more) (Virgin)
Lisa Shaw Lisa Shaw (Naked Music)
Silver Sunshine A Small Pocket of Pure Spirit EP (Secretly Canadian)
The Skygreen Leopards Jehovah Surrender EP (Secretly Canadian)
Slum Village Slum Village (w/bonus DVD) (Barak)
Solea (ex-Samiam members) Solea (Textbook Music)
Spanish Harlem Orchestra featuring RubÈn Blades Across 110th Street (Universal)
Spyritual Wall of Soul (Kitty Yo)
St. Christopher The Art of Dreaming (AERIA)
Stereocell Into Tomorrow (Rockview)
Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives Badlands (Superlatone/Universal South)
Taken Between Two Unseens (CD/DVD combo; includes live performance) (Goodfellow)
Tall Dwarfs Weeville (Cloud)
They Might Be Giants Here Come the ABCs (CD/DVD combo) (Walt Disney)
Toots Thielemans Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Verve)
tok tok tok about… (BHM)
Towers of London Blood, Sweat and Towers (TVT)
Pat Travers and Carmine Appice Bazooka
True Love Wings (Not Lame)
Tom Vek We Have Sound (StarTime International)
Vida aka Electric Cowboys Prisoners of the Honky Tonk (South Central)
Vorpal An Incomplete Guide to (Cock Rock Disco)
Waldteufel Waltzes (holiday album) (Milan)
Watchmaker Erased from the Memory of Man (Willowtip)
Young Lyfe Real Lyfe (Empire)
VA A Christmas Carol – Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas (Deutsche Grammophon)
VA A Country West of Nashville (w/BJ Thomas, Mike Stinson and more) (Little Dog/Fontana)
VA Aloha Margaritaville: Hawaiian Tribute to Jimmy Buffet (CMH)
VA An All Star Tribute to Cher (w/Tiffany, Lisa Loeb, Sheila E. and more) (All Starz)
VA Broken Bones and Power Chords Vol. 1: New York’s Finest (new punk compilation) (Crosscheck)
VA Electronic Tribute to Depeche Mode (Vitamin)
VA Feng Shui Harmony (Sunswept)
VA Imaginational Anthem (compilation of solo acoustic guitar instrumentals from 1965-2005; ICE #224) (Near Mint)
VA Impulsive! – Revolutionary Jazz Reworked (Impulse)
VA Live 8 at Eden: Africa Calling (Rhino)
VA Michael R¸tten Presents: Soulsearching РThe Compost Radio Show (compilation of soul, jazz, funk, electronica and hiphop) (Compost)
VA Pickin’ on Brad Paisley Volume 2 (CMH)
VA Pickin’ on Def Leppard: A Bluegrass Tribute (CMH)
VA Sah Presents: Supporting Radical Habits (w/Kottonmouth Kings, Slightly Stoopid and more; w/bonus DVD) (Suburban Noize)
VA Smooth Sax Tribute to Norah Jones (Tribute Sounds)
VA Smooth Sax Tribute to the Temptations’ Greatest Hits (Tribute Sounds)
VA Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers (w/Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Amy Grant, Ricky Skaggs and more) (Memory Lane Syndication)
VA The String Quartet Tribute to System of a Down’s Mezmerize (Vitamin)
VA This Bird Has Flown – A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul (w/Ben Harper, the Donnas, Sufjan Stevens, Cowboy Junkies, Low and more) (Razor & Tie)
OST Prime (VarËse Sarabande)
OST Saw II (w/exclusive remixes of Marilyn Manson, Queens of the Stone Age and more) (Treadstone)
OST Stay (score by Asche and Spencer) (VarËse Sarabande)
OST The Bee Season (score by Peter Nashel; w/original song by Ivy) (Nettwerk)
OST The Fog (score by Graeme Revell) (VarËse Sarabande)
OST The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (Milan)
OST Where the Truth Lies (score by Mychael Danna) (VarËse Sarabande)
DVD The BellRays @ the Barfly (Music Video Distributors)
DVD Blues Company Keepin’ the Blues Alive (Music Video Distributors)
DVD Body Count Live (2004 Los Angeles show w/interviews and behind-the-scenes footage) (escapi/49 North)
DVD Cook, Dixon & Young Volume One (RCA)
DVD Keak da Sneak Copium (w/bonus CD) (Sumday)
DVD Mint Condition Live (Image)
DVD Mˆtley Cr¸e Carnival of Sins (two DVDs; live performance from current reunion tour w/bonus features) (Clear Channel/Ventura Entertainment)
DVD Mr. Capone-e A Soldier’s Story (two DVDs) (Thump)
DVD The Notorious B.I.G. Bigga Than Life (unauthorized documentary) (Fieldstone Entertainment)
DVD Tupac Shakur Words Never Die (unauthorized documentary w/interviews, live performance and more) (Fieldstone Entertainment)
DVD Trick Daddy Thug Holiday Uncut (performances and behind-the-scenes footage; guests Ludacris, Big Boi, Lil Jon and more) (Music Video Distributors)
DVD VA Slip N Slide Presents: The Dirty South Raw & Uncut (documentary w/2 Live Crew, Goodie Mob, 69 Boyz and more) (Music Video Distributors)