I haven't bought many CD's lately, but this past month three CD's were worthy for me to buy and add to my extensive collection. And, of course, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a new CD.
John Fogerty - Revival
Fogerty hits the spot with his meat-and-potatoes roots rock on this rousing disc. On songs that sometimes hark back to Creedence Clearwater Revival, the 62-year-old-Hall of Famer sure sounds like a rocker reborn.
Robert Plant and Allison Krause - Raising Sand
The rock god and the bluegrass queen would seem to make an odder couple than Felix and Oscar, but with ace producer T Bone Burnett, they find common ground in these rootsy covers.
Seal - System
Seal returns to his dance roots without missing a techno beat.
Yolanda Adams - What A Wonderful Time
An album of joyful Christmas songs is a perfect fit for this contemporary gospel start. Praiseworthy indeed.