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CD Reviews:
New Music: The Who, Camilla Cabello, Billie Eilish, Liam Payne and more...

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

Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

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

Album of the Week: The Who -- Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, at least -- sound charged and inspired, even feisty, on "WHO" (Polydor/Interscope), their first album of new material in 13 years.

Album Title of the Week: Trampled By Turtles, "Sigourney Fever" (Banjodad/Thirty Tigers);

Did'ya Know?: Singer-songwriter Ana Nalick's new "The Blackest Crow" (Chesky) was recorded in a single day in a decommissioned church in Brooklyn.

New & Noteworthy: Camila Cabello, "Romance" (Syco/Epic); Bob Dylan, "The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)" (Columbia/Legacy); Billie Eilish, "Live at Third Man Records" (Third Man); "Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" (Atlantic); French Montana, "Montana" (Bad Boy/Epic); Kylie Minogue, "Golden Live in Concert" (BMG); Liam Payne, "LP1" (Capitol); Lee "Scratch" Perry, "Heavy Rain" (On-U Sound);

Also Out: The Comet is Coming, "the Afterlife" (Impulse!); George Ducas, "Yellow Rose Motel" (Intercept); Edge of Forever, "Native Soul" (Frontiers); Fat Joe & Dre, "family Ties" (RNG/Empire); Lisa Hilton, "Chalkboard Destiny" (Ruby Slippers); Lucas Laufen, "I Know Where Silence Lives" (Embassy of Music); Leaves' Eyes, "Black Butterfly" (AFM); "Lovekillers featuring Tony Harnell" (Frontiers); Pluralone (aka Josh Klinghoffer), "To Be One With You" (self-released); Pumarosa, "Devastation" (Harvest); Lil Tecca, "We Love You Tecca" (Galactic/Republic); Kyan Palmer & nicepop., "it's called branding, sweetie" (Known/nicopop); Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres, "The Decalogue" (Asthmatic Kitty); Gareth Reynolds, "Riddled with Disease" (Comedy Dynamics); "Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg" (Rockabye Baby); YannTiersen, "Portrait" (Mute); Sam Weber, "Everything Comes True" (Sonic Unyon); XXXTentacion, "Bad Vibes Forever" (Bad Vibes Forever)

From The Vaults: Artists United Against Apartheid, "Sun City" (UMe); Chet Baker, "The Legendary Riverside Albums" (Craft Recordings/Concord); Be Bop Deluxe, "Modern Music (Deluxe Edition)" (Esoteric); Brendan Benson, "One Mississippi" (Third Man); Mary J. Blige, "HERStory, Vol. 1" (Geffen/UMe); Cabaret Voltaire, "Methodology 74-78. Attic Tapes" (Mute); Miles Davis Quintet, "The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions" (Craft Recordings/Concord); Gentle Giant, "Unburied Treasure" (Snapper); Jessie Mae Hemphill, "Run Get My Shotgun" (Big Legal Mess); John Hiatt, "Only the Song Survives" (New West); The J.B.'s, "More Mess on My Thing" (Now-Again); Reba McEntire, "Read My Mind (25th Anniversary Edition)" (MCA Nashville/UMe); Modern English, "Mesh & Lace" and "After the Snow" (Blixa Sounds); Muse, "Origin of Muse" (Warner); New Riders of the Purple Sage, "Thanksgiving in New York City" (Omnivore); Buddy Rich, "Just in Time: The Final Recording" (Gearbox); Various Artists, "Space Funk: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84" (Soul Jazz); Paul Winter Consort & Friends, "Everybody Under the Sun: Voices of Solstice -- Volume 1: the Singers" (self-released)

Soundtracks: "A Hidden Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Sony Classical); "Cole Porter's The New Yearokers 2017 Encores! Cast Recording" (Ghostlight); "The Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" (Craft Recordings/Concord); "Superhero (Original Cast Recording)" (Sony Masterworks)

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