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CD Reviews:
New Music: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Juice WRLD, Mike Shinoda, Margo Price and more...
 

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

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Checking out this week's new music releases (all subject to change)...



Album of the Week: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, something of an under-the-radar legend since the mid-'70s, makes a big label move with the aptly titled "Co-Starring" (Big Machine), a 10-song set that features guest collaborations with Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, Larkin Poe, Ashley McBryde, Ronnie Dunn, Pam Tillis and others.



Album Title of the Week: Margo Price, "That's How Rumors Get Started" (Loma Vista)



Did Ya Know?: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda recorded his new solo album, Mike Shinoda, "Dropped Frames, Volume 1" (Kenji Kobayashi), using music from his recent live Twitch streams in his home studio, with contributions from fans — seven of whom sing on the only vocal track, "Open Door."



New & Noteworthy: DMA's, "The Glow" (Infectious/BMG); Brett Eldredge, "Sunday Drive" (Warner Music Nashville); Grateful Dead, "Workingman's Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" (Grateful Dead Productions); Jenny O., "New Truth" (Holy Trinity); The Jayhawks, "XOXO" (Sham/Thirty Tigers); My Morning Jacket, "Waterfall II" (ATO); Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade" "Round Again" (Nonesuch); Static-X, "Project: Regeneration Vol. 1" (Otsego); Rufus Wainwright, "Unfollow the Rules" (BMG); Juice WRLD, "Legends Never Die" (Grade A/Interscope)



Also Out: Avant, "Can We Fall in Love" (SRG-ILS/Mo-B); Julia Barwick, "Healing Is a Miracle" (Ninja Tune); Eric Binder Trio, "Hard Bop" (Ropeadope); Bloody Heels, "Ignite the Sky" (Frontiers); Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, "The Non Stop EP" (Missing Piece/Communion); Lou Canon, "Audomatic Body" (Paper Bag); Gerald Clayton, "Happeing: Live at the Village Vanguard" (Blue Note); Mike Dillon, "Rosenwood" (Royal Potato Family); Dinner Party, "Dinner Party" (Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire); Enuff Z'nuff, "Brainwashed Generation" (Frontiers); TJ George, "Fragmented Soul Vol. 2" (self-released); Glass Animals, "Dreamland" (Republic); Honeyock, "#13" (Park the Van); Hurricane Ruth, "Good Life" (American Showplace); Eric Hutchinson, "Class of 98" (Let's Break); Inter Arms, "Garbers Day Revisited" (Relapse); Katherine Jenkins, "Cinema Paradiso" (Decca); LADAMA, "Oye Mujer" (Six Degrees); Livingston, "Lighthouse" (Elektra); Love Frame Tragject, "Wherever I Go, I Want to Leave" (Good Soldier Songs/AWAL); The Midnight, "Monsters" (Counter); Lauren Monroe, "Big Love" (Mailboat/Cherry Bomb); 100 Gecs, "1000 gecs & the Tree of Clues" (Big Beat/Atlantic); Patin, "Spiritual Years" (Mexican Summer); Dougie Poole, "The Freelancer's Blues" (Wharf Cat); The Residents, "Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog" (Cryptic Corporation); SahBabii, "Barnacles" (Casting Bait); "Shining Black featuring Boals & Thorsen" (Frontiers); Michael Silverman with Jeff Lorber, "Human Spirit" (Autumn Hill); Statiqbloom, "Beneath the Whelm" (Metropolis); The Streets, "None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive" (Island); Summer Walker, "Life on Earth" (LoveRenaissance,/Interscope), Nikki Yanofsky, "Turn Down the Sound" (eOne)



From the Vaults: Mark Spiro, "2+2 = 5: Best of + Rarities" (Frontiers); America, "Half Century" (America Archives); Big Country, "Essential Big Country" (Spectrum/UMe); Rik Emmett, "Ten Invitations," "Swing Shift," "Raw Quartet," "Live at Berklee," "Handiwork," "Good Faith," "Strung-Out Troubadours," "Live at Hugh’s Room," "Liberty Manifesto," "Push & Pull" and "Marco’s Secret Songbook: (Round Hill); Flamin' Groovies, "Flamin' Groovies" (Liberation Hall); The Hu, "The Gereg" (Eleven Seven); Mark Lindsay, "The Complete Columbia Singles" (Real Gone); Donna Summer, "A Hot Summer Night" (Driven By the Music)

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