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New Music: The Weeknd, Donald Glover, Adam Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and more...

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

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

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Checking out this week's new music releases:

Album of the Week: The Weeknd's his fourth album, "After Hours" (XO/Republic), is his first in four years, with surprisingly no guest features on its 14 tracks.

Album Title of the Week: Eliza & the Delusionals, "A State of Living in an Objective Reality" (Cooking Vinyl)

Did'Ya Know: Roger Eno and Brian Eno's "Mixing Colours" (Opal Music/Deutsche Grammophon) marks the first time the British brothers and music pioneers have released a full album together.

New & Noteworthy: Kelsea Ballerini, "kelsea" (Black River); Def Leppard, "The Early Years 79-91" (Mercury/UMe); Donald Glover, "Donald Glover Presents" (DonaldGloverPresents.com); Adam Lambert, "Velvet" (More Is More LLC/Empire); Gordon Lightfoot, "Solo" (Rhino); Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio, "Dreaming" (Cleopatra); Morrissey, "I Am Not a Dog On a Chain" (BMG); Tower of Power, "Step Up" (Artistry Music)

Also Out: Andrew Alli, "Hard Workin' Man" (EllerSoul); David Clayton-Thomas, "Say Somethin'" (Linus Entertainment); Delta Rae, "The Light" (Never Die); Alex Dixon, "The Real McCoy" (Dixon Landing); Leroy Ellington's Sacred Hearts, "Live and Kickin' It" (Infinity Group); Fireside Collective, "Elements" (Mountain Home); Conana Gray, "Kid Krow" (Republic); Casey Hensley, "Good as Gone" (VizzTone); Jack Hues, "Primitif" (Dawn Chorus); Zebra Katz, "Less is Moor" (BMG); Gina Kronstadt, "October Comes Too Soon" (self-released); Mike Mattison, "Afterglow" (Landslide); Chris Moyse, "Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers" (self-released); My Ugly Clementine, "Vitamin C" (lnk Music); Carla Olson, "Have Harmony, Will Travel 2" (Sunset Blvd.); Jason Palmer, "The Concert: 12 Musings For Isabella" (Giant Step Arts); Sea Wolf, "Through a Dark Wood" (Dangerbird); Juan Maria Solare, "Numbered Places: Vol. 3" (Bliss); Sultans of String, "Refuge" (Sony/RED); Eric Von Ehlers, "Left With Only Memories" (self-released); Wiliam Wild, "Push Ups" (Sony Masterowrks)

From the Vaults: George Jones, "Gold" (Crimson/Demon); Elvis Presley, "Elvis' Golden Records" (RCA/Legacy); The Primitives, "Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992" (Cherry Red); Lou Reed, "When Your Heart is Made Out of Ice" (Easy Action); Carly Simon, "No Secrets" (Speakers Corner); Sister Sledge, "Thinking of You: The Atco/Cotillion/Atlantic Recordings (1973-1985)" (SoulMusic/Cherry Red); Various Artists, "Attack: Warner Girl Group Nuggets Vol. 8" (Warner Music); Various Artists, "Together: Warner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol. 13" (Warner Music); Village People, "The Album Collection 1977-1985" (Edsel/Demon)

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