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CD Reviews:
New Music: Selena Gomez, Ronnie Dunn, Apocalyptica, Poppy and more...

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

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020

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

Album of the Week: Pop singer/actress Selena Gomez's third solo album, "Rare" (Interscope), is her first in four and a half years, with a guest appearance by 6lack and an all-star roster of producers and co-writers.

Album Title of the Week: Beach Slang, "The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City" (Bridge Nine)

Did'ya Know?: On the digital-only "RE-DUNN" (LWR), Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn covers 24 country and rock favorites, including Bob Seger's "Against the Wind" and Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

Also Out: Apocalyptica, "Cell-O" (Silver Lining Music); Maya Beiser, "Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar" (Islandia); Echosmith, "Lonely Generation" (self-released); 11 Guys Quartet, "Small Blues and Grooves" (VizzTone); Field Music, "Making a New World" (Memphis Industries); Futurebirds, "Teamwork" (VL4L); Georgia, "Seeking Thrills" (Domino); Devon Gilfillian, "Black Hole Rainbow" (Capitol); Harlequins Enigma, "Water Fall Flowers Tall" (self-released); Mick Jenkins, "The Circus" (Free Nation/Cinematic Music Group); David Keenan, "A Beginner's Guide to Bravery" (Rubyworks); Moon Hooch, "Life on Other Planets" (self-released); Poppy, "I Disagree" (Sumerian); Rage, "Wings of Rage" (Steamhammer/SPV); Alexandra Savior, "The Archer" (30th Century);

From The Vaults: Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, "More Than Just Amadeux: Celebrating 60 Years" (Decca); Bad Company, "Desolation Angels: 40th Anniversary Edition" (Rhino/Atlantic); Glen Campbell, "Old Home Town: The Collection" (BMG); The Drifters, "Under the Boardwalk: The Collection" (BMG); Paul Kelly, "Greatest Hits: Songs From the South 1985-2019" (Gawd Aggie/Cooking Vinyl); Ben E. King, "Stand By Me" (BMG); Gary Moore, "Parisienne Walkways: The Collection" (BMG); Morcheeba, "Part of the Process: The Collection" (BMG); Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Alone Again (Naturally)" (BMG);

Various Artists, "Stax Number Ones" (Craft/Concord)

Soundtracks: "High School Musical: The Musical -- The Series (The Soundtrack)" (Walt Disney)

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