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CD Reviews:
New Music: Psychedelic Furs, Alanis Morissette, Mike Shinoda, Paul McCartney, Rascal Flatts 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 Psychedelic Furs return to the albums racks with "Made of Rain" (Cooking Vinyl), the "Love My Way" troupe's first new album in 29 years. The set was produced by Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus, with founding members Richard Butler and Tim Butler still in the ranks.



Album Title of the Week: Kekal, "Quantum Resolution" (self-released);



Did Ya Know? Black Veil Brides' "Re-Stitch These Wounds" (Sumerian) is a re-recording of the group's debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds," to celebrate its 10th anniversary.



New & Noteworthy: Jon Anderson, "1000 Hands" (Blue Elan); Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian, "Blue Umbrella" (Big Yellow Dog Music); Brandy, "B7" (eOne); Peter Himmelman, "Press On" (Six Degrees); Steve Howe, "Love Is" (BMG); Paul McCartney, "Flaming Pie (Archive Edition)" (MPL/Capitol/UMe); Alanis Morissette, "Such Pretty Forks in the Road" (Epiphany Music/Thirty Tigers); Rascal Flatts, "How They Remember You" (Big Machine); Mike Shinoda, "Dropped Frames, Vol. 2" (Kenji Kobayashi/Warner)



Also Out: Ateez, "Zero: Fever, Pt. 1" (RCA); Black Thought, "Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel" (self-released); Treva Blomquist, "Snakes & Saints" (self-released); The Coronas, "True Love Waits" (SoFarSoGood/Blix Street); Charley Crockett, "Welcome to Hard Times" (Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers); Dizzy, "The Sun and Her Scorch" (Royal Mountain); Fontaines D.C., "A Hero's Death" (Partisan); Geis & the Sacred Ensemble, "Waning Hymns" (Scary); Jon Hassell, "Seeing Through Sound" (Ndeya); Eric Henderson, "Shuffle and Deal" (Smoke Sessions); High Spirits, "Hard to Stop" (High Roller); Alain Johannes, "Hum" (Ipecac); Heathcoate Hill, "The Stories We Are Told" (311 Music); Eric Hutchinson, "Class of 98" (Let's Break); Vic Kastel, "Time Traveler" (Island Avenue); Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky, "Please Leave Your Light On" (Cooking Vinyl); Kitchen Dwellers, "Reheated, Vol. 2" (self-released); Mekaya McCraven, "Universal Beings E&F Sides" (International Anthem); Mighty Joe Castro & the Gravament, "Come On Angels!" (self-released); Matt Nathanson, "Live in Boston: Paradise" (self-released); NOFX/Frank Turner, "West Coast vs. Wessex" (Fat Wreck Chords); OH! The Horror, "Halloween 365" (Welcome to the Underground); OHTWO, "A Time to Be So Small" (self-released); OST+Front, "Dein Helfer in der Not" (Out of Line); Paradise Rising, "Semiluscent" (Paradise Rising/88 Rising); Photay, "Waking Hours" (Mexican Summer); Psychosocial, "Torch the Faith" (self-released); Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam, "East Side Sessions" (Cakewalk); Sevana, "Be Somebody" (In-Digg-Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA); The Silent Years, "Spider Season" (Love Is EZ); Dee Snider, "For the Love of Metal Live!" (Napalm); Static & Ben El, "Milli" (Saban/Caroline); Tami, "Together Apart" (self-released); Chris Tomlin, "Chris Tomlin & Friends" (Sparrow); Upon a Burning Body, "Built From War" (Seek and Strike); Warkings, "Revenge" (Napalm)



From the Vaults: Bobbie Gentry, "Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits" (Capitol Nashville/UMe); July, "The Complete Recordings" (Grapefruit/Cherry Red); Little Steven, "RockNRoll Rebel -- The Early Work," "Men Without Women (Deluxe Edition)" (Wicked Cool/UMe); Thelonious Monk, "Palo Alto" (Impulse); Sanford/Townsend Band, "Smoke From a Distant Fire/Nail Me to the Wall" (Real Gone Music); Split Enz, "True Colours (40th Anniversary Edition)" (Warner); Various Artists, "Musik Music Musique -- 1980: The Dawn of Synth Pop" (Cherry Red); Various artists, "NWOBHM Thunder: The New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1978-86" (Cherry Red); White Lion, "All You Need is Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete Albums 1985-1991" (HNE/Cherry Red); The Zombies, "The Zombies," "I Love You," "R.I.P." (Craft/Concord)



New Singles: Gary Allan, "Waste of a Whiskey Drink"; Ingrid Andress, "Waste of Time"; The Badloves, "Tribal"; Bastille, "What You Gonna Do???" featuring Graham Coxon; Benedict, "Warzone"; Biffy Clyro, "Weird Leaisure"; Brothers Osbourne, "Hatin' Somebody"; Clean Bandit & Dagrio G, "Freal Love x Sunchyme," featuring Jess Glynne; Sheryl Crow, "Woman in the White House"; Dan + Shay, "I Should Probably Go to Bed"; Tonya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters, "You Will Be Loved Again"; Billie Eilish, "My Future"; Fern Ford, "Match": Bill Frisell, "Valentine"; From Ashes to New, "Scars That I'm Hiding;" Gashi, "Lies"; Glass Animals, "It's All So Incredibly Loud"; Grandson, "Riptide"; Arlo Guthrie and Jim Wilson, "Hard Times Come Again No More"; K-Ci Hailey, "Jesus Saves";' Halestorm, "Break In" featuring Amy Lee; Alan Hewitt and One Nation, "One Step Closer"; Islander, "Freedom"; Hillsong Young & Free, "Uncomplicated"; Alex Kapranos and Clara Luciani, "Summer Wine"; Kaolidescopes, "Torn"; Lemon Twigs, "No One Holds You (Cloers Than the One You Haven't Met)"; Lisel, and Jarvis Taveniere, "Night & Day"); Maili Music, "Cry"; Marilyn Manson, "We Are Chaos"; Mastodon, "Fallen Tourches"; Nicki Minaj and A$ap Ferg, "Move Ya Hips"; Mulatto, "Muwop," featuring Guccie Mane; Olague Vendor, "SPF"; Angel Olsen, "Whole New Mess"; Pain of Salvation, "Restless Boy"; Paul Institute, "Be Honest"; Peaches, "Solid Gold, Easy Action"; Polo G and Ty Dolla $ign, "Doors Unlocked:; Poppy, "Khaos x4"; Raffi and Yo-Yo Ma, "Baby Beluga"; Roisin Machine, "Something More"; Mike Skill, "'67 Riot" featuring Wayne Kramer; Sam Smith and Burna Boy, "My Oasis"; Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters, "Reaching Out To You"; Steam Down, "Etcetera"; Susanna, "Burial;" Corey Taylor with TechN9ne and Kid Bookie, "CMFT Must Be Stopped"; Claudia Valentinea, "Obsessed"; Laura Veirs, "Burn Too Bright"; VINCINT, "Hard 2 Forget"

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