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CD Reviews:
New Music: Marilyn Manson, Flaming Lips, Stray Cats, Bilal 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: Still gleefully stirring things up after more than a quarter century, Marilyn Manson worked on its 11th album, "We Are Chaos" (Loma Vista/Concord) with Shooter Jennings producing and new drummer Brandon Pertzborn on board.



Album Title of the Week: Blitzen Trapper, "Holy Smokes Future Jokes" (Yep Rock)



Did Ya Know?: "The Universal Want" (Heavenly Recordings/Virgin) is the first new album by British rockers Doves in 11 years, following a reunion two years ago after a 2010 hiatus.



New & Noteworthy: Kelsea Ballerini, "ballerini" (Black River Entertainment); Bilal, "Voyage-19" (Bandcamp); Chick Corea, "Plays" (Concord Jazz); The Flaming Lips, "American Head" (Warner); Mickey Guyton, "Bridges" (Capitol Nashville); Roachford, "Twice in a Lifetime" (BMG); Stray Cats, "Rocked This Town: From Los Angeles" (Surfdog/BMG); Suzanne Vega, "An Evening of New York Songs and Stories" (Amaneunsis/Cooking Vinyl)



Also Out: Artemis, ""Artemis" (Blue Note); Assemblage 23, "Mourn" (Metropolis); Babymetal, "Legend -- Metal Galaxy [Day-1]" (Cooking Vinyl) and "Legend -- Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" (Cooking Vinyl); Bloody White, "You'd Walk Right Over Me" (self-released); Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal, "Double Dealin'" (Shanachie); Brotherfinger, "Paradise Lost" (Satanic Panic); BT, "The Lost Art of Longing" (Black Hole); Elizabeth Cook, "Aftermath" (Agent Love/Thirty Tigers); Matt Costa, "Yellow Coat" (Dangerbird); Brian Cullman, "Winter Clothes" (Sunnyside); Dead Quiet, "Truth & Ruin" (Artoffact); Delta Spirit, "What Is There" (New West); The Dillards, "Old Road New Again" (Pinecastle); Dub Pistols, "Addict" (Sunday Best); Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, "Rise Up" (Stony Plain); Fever Queen, "The World of Fever Queen" (First To Knock); Gasoline Lollipops, "All the Misery Money Can Buy" (Soundly Music); Bill Hammer, "Joshua Tree" (self-released); Neal Morse, "Sola Gratia" (InsideOut); Mozia, "The Sweetboy EP" (self-released); Night, "High Tides -- Distant Skiles" (The Sign); Peter Parcek, "Mississippi Suitcase" (self-released); Waylon Payne, "Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me" (Carnival/Empire); Polyphonic Spree, "We Hope It Finds You Well" (self-released); MoonchildSanelly, "Nudes" (Transgressive); Skeletal,"The Enteombment of Chaos" (Century Media); Sleep On It, "Somewhere Better" (Equal Vision); Various Artists, "Reggae Gold 2020" (VP); Various Artists, "The Rough Guide to Urban Mali" (Rough Guide); Andy Watts, "Upergroove" (VizzTone); Wax On, "Sorezzatura" (Dollhouse Lighting)



From the Vaults: Aether Realm, "Tarot" (Napalm); Allman Brothers Band, "Mycology: An Anthology" (Music on CD); Benny Carter, "His Eight Finest Albums" (Enlightenment); The Duprees, "The Coed Albums: You Belong to Me/Have You Heard" (Omnivore); Eddie Heywood, "The Eddie Heywood Collection 1940-59" (Acrobat); Vera Lynn, "The Vera Lynn Singles Collection 1936-42" (Acrobat); Mastodon, "Medium Rarities" (Reprise); Reba McEntire, "Rumor Has It: 30th Anniversary Edition" (MCA Nashville); Helen Shapiro, "Face the Music: The Complete Singles 1967-1984" (Ace); Shakatak, "All Around the World (40th Anniversary Edition)" (Secret); Skillet, "Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe Edition)" (Atlantic); Richard and Linda Thompson, "I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight," "Hokey Pokey," "Pour Down Like Silver" (UMe); Johnny Thunders, "Que Sera Sera: Resurrected" (Jungle); Various Artists, "Bob Stanley presents 76 in the Shade" (Ace); Various Artists, "Girls Go Power Pop!" (Big Beat/Ace)



New Home Video: "The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel" (A&E, out Sept. 15); "Creem: American's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" (Greenwich Entertainment, out Sept. 15)



New Singles: Aisles, "Smile of Tears"; Loren Allred, "This Summer"; Anne-Marie, "Watermelon Sugar"; Anti Mortem, "STFU"; Omar Apollo, "Kamikaze"; Awaken, "Behemoth"; Beabadoobee, "Worth It"; Matt Berninger, "One More Second"; Yugen Blakrock, "Ochre"; Blue Stones, "Let It Ride"; Cabra, "La Ventana"; Elvis Costello, "Hey Cockface/How Can You Face Me"; Thomas Csorba, "Crookend Kind of Free"; Davido, "Fem!"; Helena Deland, "Truth Nugget"; Disturbed, "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"; Stefflon Don, "Move"; Dragged Under, "Just Like Me"; Dreamer Boy, "Know You"; Eighteen Visions, "Sink"; Ezinma, "Beethoven Pleads the Fifth"; Florida Georgia Line, "Long Live"; Kirk Franklin and Wyclef Jean, "Love Theory (Remix)"; Gazpacho, "Clockwork"; Gorillaz, "Strange Timez" featuring Robert Smith; David Guetta, "Let's Love" featuring Sia; Mark Kelly's Marathon, "Amelia"; Killer Be Killed, "Deconstructing Self-Destruction"; The Loft Club, "Dreaming the Impossible"; Major Lazer & Mr. Eazi, "Oh My Gawd" featuring Nicki Minaj and K4mo; Marshmello, "Ok Not to Be OK" with Demi Lovato; M.I.A., "CTRL"; Chrissy Metz, "Feel Good"; Mishkko, "Changing"; Janelle Monae, "Turntables"; mxmtoom, "ok on you rown" featuring Carly Rae Jepsen; New Order, "Be a Rebel"; Painted Shield, "I Am Your Country"; Meghan Patrick, "My First Car"; Tom Petty, "Confusion Wheel"; Ricinn, "Doris"; Todd Rundgren, "Espionage" featuring Narcy; Timothy B. Schmit, "Cross That Line"; Scuttlers, "Sun's Gon In On Me"; Derek Sherinian, "Them Changes"; Mike Shinoda, "License to Waltz"; Society 1, "It's Life" featuring DMC; Stats, "Naturalise Me"; Susanna, "The Vampire"; Usher, "Bad Habits"; Wallows, "Nobody Gets Me (Like You)"; Yellow Days, "The Curse" featuring Mac DeMarco; YoungBoy, "Top" featuring Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg"; Zeal & Ardor, "Vigil," "I Can't Breathe"

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