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New Music: Coldplay, Beck, Leonard Cohen, Grateful Dead, Jason Aldean and more...

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

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019

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

Albums of the Week: A small matter like death hasn't silenced some significant names this week. Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilssonís final albums, put together by their estates, surface in "Thanks For the Dance" (Legacy) and "Losst and Found" (Omnivore), respectively. And "Ready or Not" (Grateful Dead) compiles what might have been the Grateful Dead's next studio album from live recordings before Jerry Garcia passed away during 1995.

Album Title of the Week: Danny Brown, "uknowhwatimsayin?" (Warp);

Did'ya Know?: Big Band of Brothers' "A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band" (New West) features guest appearances by onetime Brother Jack Person as well as Marc Broussard and Ruthie Foster.

New & Noteworthy: Jason Aldean, "9" (Broken Bow); Beck, "Hyperspace" (Fonograf/Capitol); David Byrne, "David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording)" (Nonesuch); Child Bite, "Blow Off the Omens" (Housecore); Coldplay, "Everyday Life" (Atlantic/Parlophone); William Patrick Corgan, "Cotillions" (Martha's Music); Rod Stewart, "You're In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" (Rhino); Various Artists, "Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits" (Dualtone); Jimi Hendrix, "Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts" (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)

Also Out: Mary Black, "Orchestrated" (Gifthorse); COMA, "Voyage Voyage" (City Slang); Luke Evans, "At Last" (BMG); Future Thieves, "Emotional Coast" (self-released); Girls Ray, "Girl" (Moshi Moshi); Juke Joss, "Drifting Apart" (Palm Tree/RCA); Mary Lambert, "Grief Creature" (Tender Heart); Laibach, "Party Songs" (Mute); Luke Lalonde, "The Perpetual Optimist" (Paper Bag); Ben Lee, "Quarter Century Classix" (New West); Lindemann, "F&M" (Vertigo Berlin/Universal); Live Dead '69, "Phantom Ships with Phantom Sails" (Sunset Blvd./Redeye); Parker Longbough, "Green and Gold/Drink the Hemlock" (Wilderhood); Kaash Paige, "...Parked Car" (Def Jam); Pernice Brothers, "Spread the Feeling" (Ashmont); Philip B. Price, "Bone Almanacs" (Signature Sounds); Various Artists, "Strictly the Best 60" (VP); Sefi Zisling, "Expanse" (Tru Thoughts)

From The Vaults: The Babys, "Silver Dreams: Complete Albums 1975-1980" (HNE/Cherry Red); The Beatles, "The Singles Collection" (Capitol/UMe); Scott H. Biram, "Sold Out to the Devil: A Collection of Gospel Cuts by the Rev. Scott H. Biram" (Bloodshot); The Bobbettes, "We Shot MR. Lee" (Jasmine); Bonnie Guitar, "Singles As & Bs, 1956-1962...and more" (Jasmine); Lewis Capaldi, "Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Deluxe Edition)" (Capitol/UMe); Change, "Everything and More: Complete Recordings 1980-2019" (Edsel); The Chemical Brothers, "Surrender (20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue)" (UMC); Depeche Mode, "The Definitive Depeche Mode Studio Collection" (Rhino/Warner); New England, "The New England Archives Box: Vol. 1" (HNE/Cherry Red); The Searchers, "The Complete Sire Years" (Warner Music/X5); Simple Minds, "40: The Best of -- 1979-2019" (Virgin/UMe); Various Artists, "Space Funk: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84" (Soul Jazz); Various Artists, "Street Born: The Ultimate & Essential Guide to Hip-Hop" (Music Brokers)

New Holiday Music: Bing Crosby, "Bing at Christmas" (Decca/UMe); McCrary Sisters, "A Very McCrary Christmas" (Rounder); Various Artists, "Hanukkah+" (Verve Forecast); Various Artists, "This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Volume 3" (Brushfire/Universal); Robbie Williams, "The Christmas Present" (Columbia)

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