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CD Reviews:
New Music: "Hittsville," Snoop Dogg, Sleater-Kinney, Third World and more...,

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

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019

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

Get ready for the Aug. 24 Showtime premiere of the documentary "Hitsville: The Making of Motown" with this soundtrack companion, loaded with big hits from all the usual suspects in 35- and 16-track editions from Motown/UMe. You'll be dancing in your seat, or your choice of other location, for sure.

Album Title of the Week: The Hold Steady, "Thrashing Thru the Passion" (Frenchkiss);

Did'ya Know?: Kami Thompson of the British folk duo the Rails, whose new album "Cancel the Sun" (Psychonaut/Thirty Tigers) is just out, is the daughter of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson.

New & Noteworthy: Sara Bareilles, "What's Not Inside: The Lost songs from Waitress" (DMI Soundtracks); Rodney Crowell, "TEXAS" (RC1); Eilen Jewell, "Gypsy" (Signature Sounds); Lilie Mae, "Other Girls" (Third Man); Bobby Rush, "Sitting on Top of the Blues" (Deep Rush/Thirty Tigers); Sleater-Kinney, "The Center That Won't Hold" (Sub Pop); Snoop Dogg, "I Wanna Thank Me" (Doggystyle/EMPIRE); Third World, "More Work to Be Done" (Ghetto Youths International);

Also Out: Bound in Fear, "The Hand of Violence" (Unique Leader); Boxing Gandhis, "Culture War..." (Blue Elan); Rick Braun, "Crossroads" (Shanachie); Michael Colton, "Qualified" (DPG); The Commonheart, "Pressure" (Julian); Madison Cunningham, "Who Are You Now" (Verve Forecast); Devourment, "Obscene Majesty" (Relapse); Friendly Fires, "Inforescent" (Polydor); Scott Gagner, "Hummingbird Heart" (self-released); Hammerfall, "Dominion" (Napalm); Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, "Dragons" (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers); Ikebe Shakedown, "Kings Left Behind" (Colemine); Bronry Jarman-Pinto, "Cage and Aviary" (Tru Thoughts); Jitensha, "Periscope" (self-released); Kayzo, "Unleashed" (Ultra); Killswitch Engage, "Atonement" (Metal Blade); King Corduroy, "Avalon Ave." (self-released); King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, "Infest the Rats' Next" (Flightless/ATO); Tracy Lawrence, "Made in America" (Lawrence Music Group); Mallory Knox, "Mallory Knox" (A Wolf At Your Door/SilvaScreen); Andy Michaels, "Incendiary Heart" (7Seas); Off With Their Heads, "Be Good" (Epitaph); Oh Sees, "Face Stabber" (Castleface); Old Salt Unioni, "Where the Dogs Don't Bite" (Compass); Fionn Regan, "Caia" (Abbey); Lionel Richie, "Hello From Las Vegas" (Capitol); Ride, "This is Not a Safe Place" (Wichita); Chris Rivers, "G.I.T.U." (Mello Music Group); Dylan Scott, "An Old Memory" (Curb); Surfer Blood, "Hourly Haunts" (Persona Non Grata); TC&I, "Naked Flames: Live at Swindon Arts Centre" (Burning Shed); Frank Turner, "No Man's Land" (Xtra Mile/Polydor/UMe); Twilight Force, "Dawn of the Dragonstar" (Nuclear Blast); Nao Yoshioka, "Undeniable" (self-released)

From The Vaults: Eric Church, "61 Days in Church Volume 2" (EMI Nashville); Exile, "Exile -- The Garage Tapes" (Big Horse); Explosions in the Sky, "The Rescue (Anniversary Edition)" (Temporary Residence); Florence + the Machine, "Lungs: 10th Anniversary Edition" (Republic/UMe); The Melodians, "Rivers of Babylon (Expanded Edition)" (Doctor Byrd); Peter, Paul and Mary, "...At Newport 1963-65" (Shout! Factory); Spoon, "Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon" (Matador); ZZ Top, "Goin' 50" (Rhino/Warner);

Soundtracks: "Tootsie (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" (Decca Broadway);

Music Videos: Jimmy Cliff, "The Harder They Come: Collector's Edition" (Shout Select)

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