This Week In Music: 12/17-12/23

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews:

Dream Theater: Awake – powerfully dark
The Black Keys: The Moan EP – decent tease
The Black Keys: Attack and Release – different sounds
The Black Keys: Chulahoma – fitting tribute
Cabaret Voltaire: Red Mecca – alien coldness
The Cure: Bloodflowers – undercooked tunes
The Cure: Disintegration – undeniable classic
Quiet Riot: QR III – terrible lyrics
The Kills: Midnight Boom – booming good
The Kills: Keep On Your Mean Side – stark blues
Mr. Big: Hey Man – mixed man
T.Rex: The Slider – classic riffs
Pete Townshend: Twenty (Scoop 4) – more oddballs
Skid Row: Subhuman Race – tougher sound
Skid Row: Skid Row – plentiful anthems
Skid Row: Forty Seasons-The Best of Skid Row – decent overview
Skid Row: B-Sides Ourselves EP – solid renditions
Pink Floyd: Atom Mother Heart – collectors only
Pink Floyd: A Collection of Great Dance Songs – pointless collection