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CD Reviews:
New Music: Ed Sheeran, K. Flay, "The Lion King," Paul McCartney 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: Ed Sheeran loads up on his new "No. 6 Collaborations Project" (Atlantic), with a guest list that includes Eminem and 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton, Khalid, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Skrillex and more.



Album Title of the Week: Sunsleeper, "You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back" (Rude)



Did'ya Know?: The various artists reggae compilation, "Red Gold Green & Blue" is the first release from Trojan Jamaica Records, a new label co-founded by Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son and the current drummer for the Who.



New & Noteworthy: Banks, "III" (Harvest); Big K.R.I.T., "K.R.I.T. Iz here" (BMG); Clare Bowen, "Clare Bowen" (BMG); Howie D, "Which One Am I?" (HowieDoItMusic); Imperial Teen, "Now We Are Timeless" (Merge); K. Flay, "Solutions" (Night Street/Interscope); "The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Walt Disney); Paul McCartney, "Wings Over America," "Cnoba B CCCP," "Paul Is Live," "Amoeba Gig" (MPL/Capitol/UMe); New Order, "Sigman (No. 12k.Lg.17Mif)" (Mute); Skepta, "Ignorance is Bliss" (Boy Better Know); 311, "Voyager" (BMG);



Also Out: Africa Express, "EGOLI" (Africa Express); AURAS, "Binary Garden" (eOne); Batushka, "Hosoodi" (Metal Blade); Bones UK, "Bones UK" (Sumerian); The Bright Smoke, "Gross National Happiness" (The Bang Bang Theory); Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, "Tracing Back the Radiance" (Kemada/Mexican Summer); Kyle Craft, "Showboat Honey" (Sub Pop); The Dollyrots, "Daydream Explosion" (Wicked Cool); Gringo Star, "Controlled Burn: Live in Atlanta" (Baby Robot); Byze, "Asian Chaos" (Out of Line); Have Gun, Will Travel, "Strange Chemistry" (Mile Wide); Jessica Hoop, "Stonechild" (Memphis Industries); Kool Keith, "Keith" (Mello Music); Lighthouse Family, "Blue Sky In Your Head" (Polydor); Mark Mulcahy, "The Gus" (Mezzotint); Oh, Sleeper, "Bloodied/Unbowed" (Solid State); Palace, "Life After" (Fiction); Penelope Isles, "Until the Tide Creeps In" (Bella Union); Ranky Tanky, "Good Time" (Resilience); Disko Anksivete, "She Past Away" (Metropolis); Billy Sherwood, "Citizen: The Next Life" (Frontiers); Angie Stone, "Full Circle" (Conjunction/Cleopatra); Supersonic Blues Machine, "Road Chronicles: Live" (Provogue/Mascot); 3 TEETH, "Metalwar" (RED/Century) Media; Torche, "Admission" (Relapse); Tycho, "Weather" (Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune); Elle Varner, "Elevation" (eOne); Various Artists, "Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit's 'The Midnight Organ Fight'" (Canvasback/Atlantic); Carmen Villain, "Both Lines Will Be Blue" (Smalltown Supersound); Yuna, "Rouge" (Verve)



From The Vaults: America, "50th Anniversary: The Collection" (Rhino/Warner); Doris Day, "The Hits Collection 1945-62" (Acrobat); Jerry Garcia, "GarciaLive Volume 11" (Round); Gomez, "Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition)" (Virgin/Ume); Charley Jordan, "The Charley Jordan Collection 1930-37" (Acrobat); Henry Mancini, "Moon River: The Singles Collection 1956-1962" (Jasmine); Wayne Shorter, "Early Albums & Rare Grooves" (Enlightenment); Various Artists, "Punk Top 40" (Warner Music/X5)



Soundtracks: "Godspell (London Cast Recording)" (Greyscale); "The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2" (Lakeshore)



New Music Videos: "The Pretenders With Friends" (Cleopatra)

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