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CD Reviews:
New Music: Mitch Ryder, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, X Ambassadors and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

Album of the Week: Mitch Ryder revisits his roots with "Detroit Breakout!" (Cleopatra), a collection of new recordings of 14 rock and R&B favorites (including his own "Devil With a Blue Dress") on which he's joined by all-star guests such as fellow Motor City rockers Wayne Kramer (MC5) and James Williamson (the Stooges), the New York Doll's Sylvain Sylvain, the Runaways' Cherie Currie, Joe Louis Walker, Brian Auger and more.

Album Title of the Week: Mattiel, "Satis Factory" (ATO);

Did'ya Know?: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real's new album, "Turn Off the News/Build a Garden" (Fantasy/Concord), features a guest list that includes his father Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Randy Houser, Kesha, Shooter Jennings, Lucious and others.

New & Noteworthy: Bastille, "Doom Days" (Virgin); Calexico/Iron & Wine, "Years To Burn" (Sub Pop); Chris Robinson Brotherhood, "Servants of the Sun" (Silver Arrow); Roger Daltrey, "The Who's Tommy Orchestral" (Polydor/UMe); Dave Matthews Band, "Rhino's Choice" (Bama Rags/RCA); Keb' Mo', "Oklahoma" (Concord); Madonna, "Madame X" (Boy Toy/Live Nation/Interscope); Chris Shiflett, "Hard Lessons" (East Beach/Thirty Tigers); Bruce Springsteen, "Western Stars" (Columbia); X Ambassadors, "ORION" (KiDinaKORNER/Interscope);

Also Out: A Beacon School, "Cola" (Grind Select); John Luther Adams, "Become Desert" (Cantaloupe Music); Baroness, "Gold & Grey" (Abraxan Hymns); Bill Callahan, "Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest" (Drag City); The Catenary Wires, "'Til the Morning" (Tapte); Cat Clyde, "Hunters Trance"; Chaos Magic, "Fullyborn" (Frontiers); Convey, "City of Skin and Bone" (Revival); Dressy Bessy, "Fast Faster Disaster" (Yep Roc); Daniel Puente Encina, "Sangre y Sai" (Polvorosa); Renee Fleming, "Lieder: Brahms-Schumann-Mahler" (Decca); Richard X. Heyman, "Pop Circles" (Turn-Up); "Lucy Isabel" (self-released); Jamestown Revival, "San Isabel" (JRR/Thirty Tigers); "Jeanines" (Slumberland); Caleb Johnson & the Ramblin' Saints, "Born From Southern Ground" (Big Johnson); Jorn, "Life On Death Road" (Frontiers); Noah Kahan, "Busyhead" (Republic); Scott Lavene, "Broke" (Funnel); Lettuce, "Elevate" (self-released); Marway Loud, "My Life" (Purple Money/Because Music); Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, "There is No Feeling Better" (Joyful Noise); Neal Morse, "Jesus Christ the Exorcist" (Frontiers); Petrol Girls, "Cut & Stitch" (Full Time Hobby); Jordan Rakei, "Origin" (Ninja Tune); Rosie, "Nostalgic" (self-released); Julia Shapiro, "Perfect Vision" (Hardly Art); Sound of Urchin, "Black Castle" (Steven); "Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate" (Frontiers); Kate Tempest, "The Book of Traps and Lessons" (American/Republic); Timo Tolkki's Avalon, "Return To Eden" (Frontiers); Tusks, "Avalanche" (One Little Indian); Two Door Cinema Club, "False Alarm" (Glassnote); Various Artists, "Putumayo Presents World Peace" (Putumayo); Will Young, "Lexicon" (Cooking Vinyl)

From The Vaults: Angelo Badalamenti, "Twin Peaks: Season Two Music and More" (Rhino); Buzzcocks, "Singles Going Steady" (Domino); Stan Getz, "Getz at the Gate...November 26, 1961" (Verve/UMe); Grateful Dead, "Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 3 -- Fillmore East 5-15-70" (Real Gone); Isaac Hayes, "Shaft (Music From the Soundtrack)" (Craft); Carole King, "Live at Montreux 1973" (Eagle Rock); Bob Marley and the Wailers, "Legend (35th anniversary vinyl edition)" (Tuff Gong); Sigur Ros, "Agaetis byrjun -- A Good Beginning (20th Anniversary Edition)" (Krunk); Tangerine Dream, "In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979" (Virgin/UMe); "The Best of Nino Tempo & April Stevens" (Not Now Music); Hank Williams Sr., "The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings" (BMG)

New Music Videos: The Avett Brothers, "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" (Oscilloscope Laboratories); Carole King, "Live at Montreux 1973" (Eagle Rock);

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