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CD Reviews:
New Music: Ariana Grande, Kanye West's Sunday Service Collective, Bring Me the Horizon and more...

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

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020

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Checking out the most recent batch of notable new music releases...

Album of the Week: Even more than Kanye West's own "Jesus is King," his Sunday Service Collective's "Jesus is Born" captures the spirit of hisKanye West/Sunday Service Choir, "Jesus Is Born" (INC) captures the spirit of its joyful live performances with an 84-minute set of gospel favorites, including a pair ("Sunshine" and "Balmin Gilead") from Detroit's Clark Sisters.

Album Title of the Week: Bring Me the Horizon, "Music to listen to~-dance to~blaze to~-pray to~-feed to~-sleep to~-talk to~-grind to~-trip to~-breathe to~-help to~hurt to~-scroll to~-roll to~-love to~-hate to~-learn to-~plot to~-play to~-be to~-feel to~-breed to~-sweat to~-dream to~-hide to~-live to~-die to~-Go to" (RCA)

Did'ya Know?: Rapper Travis Scott's new creative crew includes members of Migos and more and premiers with "Jackboys" (Cactus Jack/Epic).

Also Out: The Acacia Stain, "It Comes in Waves" (Closed Casket Activities); The Coronas, "Live at the Olympia" (SoFarSoGood/Blix Street); Free Nationals, "Free Nationals" (OBE, LLC/Empire); Ariana Grande, "'k bye for now (swt live)" (Republic)

From the Vaults: Asking Alexandria, "LP5 DLX" (Sumerian); Badfinger, "Shine On: Badfinger 1974" (Warner Music Group/X5); The Beach Boys, "1969: I'm Giong Your Way" (Capitol/UMe); Cheap Trick, "Are You Ready? Live 12/31/1979" (Epic/Legacy); Deep Purple, "Live in Rome 2013" (earMUSIC); Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Too-Rye-Ay (Deluxe Edition)" (Mercury/UMe); Faster Pussycat, "The Elektra Years" (Warner Music Group/X5); Nicolette Larson" (Lotta Love -- Finest Moments" (Warner Music Group/X5); Musiq Soulchild, "SoBeautiful" (Warner Music Group/X5); Neville Staple, "Rude Boy Returns" (Cleopatra); Various Artists, "The #1 Album: New Wave" (Sony); Rick Wakeman, "Box Full of Boots" Gonzo Multimedia); Steven Wilson, "Grace For Drowning" (Kscope)

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