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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: The Weeknd, Garth Brooks, Sharon Jones and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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This week's new and noteworthy music releases include:

Garth Brooks, "Gunslinger" (Pearl): The country icon's 10th studio album, available for two weeks already as part of the Target exclusive "The Ultimate Collection," is a lively affair that includes a duet with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, "Miss Sharon Jones: Original Soundtrack" (Daptone): Jones' recent death makes this companion to the documentary about her cancer struggle even more poignant, but her legacy is served well by these

Twenty One Pilots, "Blurryface Live" (Fueled By Ramen/WEA): A limited-edition three-disc vinyl set from the duo's concert at Atlanta's Fox Theater.

The Weeknd, "Starboy" (XO/Republic): The Canadian singer's third studio album includes two collaborations with Daft Punk as well as guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey.

Gillian Welch, "Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg" (Acony): The singer-songwriter celebrates the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album with eight previously unreleased songs and 21 outtakes, alternative versions and demos.

Also Out: Beasto Blanco, "Beasto Blanco" (Rat Pak); Bohren & der Club of Gore, "Sunset Mission" (Pias America); Josh Garrells, "The Light Came Down" (Small Voice); The Oh Sees, "Odd Entrances" (Castleface); Pully, "No Change in the Weather" (Cyber Tracks); Witchery, "In His Infernal Majesty's Service" (Century Media)

From The Vaults: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2: 1994-2014" (vinyl)

Neil Young, "Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12" (Reprise)

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