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New Music: King 810, Backstreet Boys, Anderson.Paak, Santana and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

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Album of the Week: Flint's provocative King 810, now a duo, leaves the label ranks and sets up its own imprint for its third full-length, "Suicide King" (King Nation)/

Album Title of the Week: Hecate Enthroned, "Embrace of the Godless Aeon" (M-Theory);

New & Noteworthy: Anderson.Paak, "Oxnard" (Aftermath/12 Tone); Backstreet Boys, "DNA" (RCA); Bring Me the Horizon, "amo" (Columbia); Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Boo Boo Wax); Keuning, "Prismism" (Pretty Faithful); Julia Michaels, "Inner Monologue Part 1" (Republic); Rival Sons, "Feral Roots" (Atlantic); Santana, "In Search of Mona Lisa" (Concord); Earl Sweatshirt, "Some Rap Songs" (Columbia); Various Artists, "Grammy Nominees 2019" (Republic)

Also Out: Altarage, "The Approaching Roar" (Season of Mist); Matt Berry, "Music For Insomniacs" (Pias America); Dandy Warhol, "Why So Cray" (Dine Alone); DBUK, "Songs Nine Through Sixteen" (Glitterhouse); Evergray, "The Atlantic" (afm); Ina Forsman, "Been Meaning to Tell You" (Ruf); Fidlar, "Almost Free" (Mom & Pop); Steve Hackett, "At the Edge of Light" (Inside Out); Toby Hitchcock, "Reckoning" (Frontiers); Hunt Sales Memoria, "Get Your S*** Together" (Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum); Incite, "Built To Destroy" (Minus Head); Inglorious, "Road to Nowhere" (Frontiers); Jazz Funk Soul, "Life and Times" (Shanachie); Jetboy, "Born To Fly" (Frontiers); Lovana/Crispell/Castaladi, "Trio Tapestry" (ECM); Lula Wiles, "What Will We Do" (Smithsonian Folkways); Mono, "Nowhere From Here" (Temporary Residence); The Neal Morse Band, "The Great Adventure" (Metal Blade); Parliament, "Medicaid Fraud Dogg" (The C Kunspyruhzy); Quiet Riot, "One Night in Milan" (Frontiers); Kane Roberts, "The New Normal" (Frontiers); Rudimental, "Toast to Our Differences" (Atlantic); Say Anything, "Oliver Appropriate" (Dine Alone); Starbreaker, "Dysphoria" (Frontiers); Swallow the Sun, "When A Shadow is Forced Into the Light" (Century Media); Swervedriver, "Future Ruins" (Rock Action); Walter Trout, "Survivor Blues" (Provogue); William Tyler, "Goes West" (Merge); Vangelis, "Nocturne" (Decca); Watermelon Slim, "The Church of the Blues" (Northern Blues); Amelia White, "rhythm of the Rain" (self-released)

From The Vaults: Blind Guardian, "Nightfall in Middle Earth" (Nuclear Blast); DBUK, "Songs One Through Eight" (Glitterhouse); Eric Dolphy, "Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions" (Resonance); Green River, "Rehab Doll (Deluxe Edition" (Sub Pop); Heart, "Live in Atlantic City" (Earmusic); Henry Paul Band, "Complete Atlantic Recordings" (Wounded Bird); KISS, "KISSWORLD -- The Best of KISS" (Mercury) Residents, "Commercial Album (pREServed Edition)," "Eskimo (pREServed Edition)" (Cryptic Corp); Sponge, "Demoed in Detroit" (Cleopatra)

Soundtracks: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Season 1 (Music from the Prime Original Series)" (Hip-O)

New Music Videos: King Diamond, "Songs for the Dead Live" (Metal Blade)

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