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CD Reviews:
New Music: Pearl Jam, nine inch nails, Dua Lipa, nine inch nails and more....
 

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

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Checking out this week's new music releases (Subject to change):



Album of the Week: Pearl Jam releases its 11th album, and first in seven years, "Gigaton" (Monkeywrench/Republic), featuring a dozen tracks and helmed by new (to the band) producer Josh Evans.



Album Title of the Week: Jessie Reyez, "Before Love Came to Kill Us" (FMLY/Island)



Did Ya Know?: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real's "Naked Garden" (Fantasy/Concord) features material the "A Star is Born" band recorded during sessions for its last album "Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)."



New & Noteworthy: Vanessa Carlton, "Love is an Art" (Dine Alone); Depeche Mode, "SPiRiTS in the Forest" (Columbia); 5 Seconds of Summer, "CALM" (Interscope); 42 Dugg, "Young and Turnt 2" (Collective Music Group/4 Pockets Full); Jim Lauderdale, "When Carolina Comes Home Again" (Yep Roc); Dua Lipa, "Future Nostalgia" (Warner); nine inch nails, "Ghosts V: Together" and "Ghosts VI: Locusts" (self-released); The Orb, "Abolition of the Royal Familia" (Cooking Vinyl); Kandace Springs, "The Woman Who Raised Me" (Blue Note); Suicide Machines, "Revolution Spring" (Fat Wreck Chords); Tesla, "Five Man London Band" (UMG/UMe).



Also Out: Jessi Alexander, "Decatur County Red" (Lost Creek); Jill Andrews, "Thirties" (Vulture Vulture/Tone Tree); Ardra, "Unto Leviathan" (Metal Injection); Rory Block, "Prove It On Me" (Stony Plain); Basia Bulat, "Are You in Love" (Secret City); Serge Bulat, "Wurmenal" (self-released); Clem Snide, "Forever Just Beyond" (Ramseur/Thirty Tigers); Alex Dixon, "The Real McCoy" (Dixon Landing); Brian Fallon, "Local Honey" (Lesser Known/Thirty Tigers); FERR by Ferry Corsten, "As Above So Below" (Flashover); El Buho, "Ramos" (Wonderwheel); Dana Gavanski, "Yesterday Is Gone" (Flemish Eye); The Grahams, "Kids Like Us" (3 Sirens/RED/The Orchard); Lilly Hiatt, "Walking Proof" (New West); Hundreds, "The Current" (Embassy of Music); Hiss Golden Messenger, "Forward, Children: A fundraiser for Durham Public Schools students"(self-released); Inquire Within, "Meditation for the Devil" (self-released); Kidz Bop Kids, "Kidz Bop Party Playlist!" (Kidz Bop); Linda Lavin, "Love Notes" (Club 44); Little Dragon, "New Me, Same Us" (Ninja Tune); Magic Sword, "Endless" (Joyful Noise); Matthews Southern Comfort, "The New Mine" (MIG); Me and That Man, "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 1" (Napalm); Mustangs of the West, "Time" (Blue Elan); Paddock, "Cotswold" (self-released); Parkway Drive, "Viva the Underdogs" (Epitaph); Partynextdoor, "Partymobile" (OVO Sound/Warner); Ben Reel, "The Nashville Calling" (self-released); Kim Richey, "A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer" (Yep Roc); Tom Sless, "California Dream" (self-released); Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, "Aporia" (Asthmatic Kitty); Watermelon Slim, "Traveling Man" (Northern Blues); Waxahatchee, "Saint Cloud" (Merge); James Robert Webb, "James Robert Webb" (self-released); whiterosemoxie, "white ceilings" (Seragodda/Assemble Sound).



From the Vaults: Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, "Duane & Gregg" (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company); Allman Joys, "Allman Joys" (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company); Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, "The Best of the Columbia & RCA/Vik Years (1956-1959)" (Real Gone); Bros, "Gold" (Crimson/Demon); Jim Capaldi, "Open Your Heart: The Island Recordings 1972-76" (Esoteric/Cherry Red); Everly Brothers, "Down in the Bottom: The Country Rock Sessions 1966-1968" (RPM); Bela Fleck, "Thrown Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions" (Craft/Concord); Grateful Dead, "Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 2: Austin 11-15-71" (Real Gone); Hour Glass, "Hour Glass" (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company); Mojo Nixon, "The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection" (Manifesto); Ratt, "The Atlantic Years 1984-1990" (HNE/Cherry Red); The Shoes, "Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982" (Cherry Red); Carly Simon, "No Secrets" (Speakers Corner). Sopwith Camel, "The Miraculous Hump Returns From the Moon" (Real Gone)



Soundtracks: "Motherland: Forest Salem" (Hollywood); "Sing Street (Original Broadway Cast Recording)" (Sony Masterworks Broadway)

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