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CD Reviews:
New Music: Raconteurs, Hollywood Vampires, Mark Ronson, Prince and more...
 

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

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



Album of the Week: The Detroit-formed all-star group the Raconteurs, fronted by Jack White and Brendan Benson, delivers "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man), its third studio album and first since 2006.



Album Title of the Week: Hot Chip, "A Bath Full of Ecstasy" (Domino);



Did'ya Know?: Holy Ghost, "Work" (West End): The electronic duo's first new album in five years is also the West End label's first full-length release in more than 30 years.



New & Noteworthy: Philip Bailey, "Love Will Find a Way" (Verve); Black Pumas, "Black Pumas" (ATO); Collective Soul, "Blood" (Fuzze-Flex); Hollywood Vampires, "Rise" (earMUSIC); Jim Lauderdale, "From Another World" (Yep Roc); Los Straitjackets, "Channel Surfing" (Yep Roc); Buddy & Julie Miller, "Breakdown on 20th Ave. South" (New West); Willie Nelson, "Ride Me Back Home" (Legacy); Prince, "Originals" (Rhino/NPG/Warner); Mark Ronson, "Late Night Feelings" (RCA);



Also Out: Black Midi, "Schlagenheim" (Rough Trade); Pony Bradshaw, "Sudden Opera" (Rounder); Diplomats of Solid Sound, "A Higher Place" (Pravda); Drivin' N Cryin', "Live the Love Beautiful" (self-released); Erin Durant, "Islands" (Keeled Scales); Fruit Pats, "Gold Past Life" (Merge); Hatchie, "Keepsake" (Double Double Whammy); ILoveMakonnen, "M3" (Warner); Rick Mahan, "Hot Chicken Wisdom" (Snortin' Horses); Mannequin Pussy, "Patience" (Epitaph); Chuck Mead, "Close to Home" (Plowboy); The Ocean Blue, "Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves" (Korda); w, "Candy" (Armalyte Industries); Quantic, "Atlantic Oscillations" (Tru Thoughts); Reckless Kelly, "Bulletproof Live" (No Big Deal/Thirty Tigers); Sonoran Rebel, "True Western Doom" (New Density); Titus Andronicus, "An Obelisk" (Merge); Two Door Cinema Club, "False Alarm" (Glassnote); Upphead, "Upphead" (VHS); Aaron Watson, "Red Bandana" (Big Label); Will Young, "Lexicon" (Cooking Vinyl)



From The Vaults: Boom Crash Opera" (Warner/X5); Glen Campbell, "The Legacy (1971-2017)" (Capitol Nashville/UMe); Def Leppard, "Volume Two" (Mercury/UMe); Bill Evans, "Smile With a Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance" (Resonance); Sachiko Kanenobu, "Misora" (Light in the Attic); Rolling Stones, "Bridges to Bremen" (Eagle Rock); Sha Na Na, "50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" (The Gold Label); Travis, "The Man Who (20th Anniversary Edition)" (Craft/Concord)



Soundtracks: "A Star is Born: Deluxe Box Set" (Interscope/UMe); Himesh Patel, "Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" (Capitol)



New Music Videos: Rolling Stones, "Bridges to Bremen" (Eagle Rock)

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